A Christchurch woman remains fearful for her safety when the man who effectively kidnapped, threatened and stabbed her is eventually released from jail.
A man who cracked a woman’s vertebrae during a vicious domestic assault has admitted a charge of intentionally causing grievous bodily harm and is in custody for sentencing next month.
A 20-year-old man accused of being the balaclava-clad robber of the Merivale TAB nearly four weeks ago is already in custody on firearm charges.
A man who took 269 photographs around Hagley Park, including many of women and children’s breast and buttock areas, has been convicted of offensive behaviour and fined $600.
The father of a young woman cyclist crushed and killed under a truck in June says he is angry at the trucking company Bidvest for employing a driver who was aged 75.
The man who slugged Christian morals campaigner Graham Capill after he admitted child sex abuse charges in 2005 now admits he is struggling with alcohol and needs a drink to get out of bed in the morning.
Landord Sally Mengtung Ye says she has been publicly vilified and received threats because of the publicity surrounding her high profile fraud trial over false quake damage claims.
“Uncle” will have to do 40 hours of community work for his repeated squatting in abandoned buildings, but there was a glimmer of hope at his Christchurch District Court appearance today.
Police lifted a cordon at 11am after army bomb disposal experts completed an investigation of a suspicious package left outside the Ministry of Education building in Princess Street, Addington.
Christchurch Police are appealing for public help in finding the driver of a car involved in a hit and run accident on Bealey Ave this morning.
Christchurch Police are warning motorists to be vigilant when parking vehicles on public roads surrounding Christchurch International Airport.
The Governor-General, Lt Gen Sir Jerry Mateparae, has presented four Christchurch Police officers and one former officer with bravery awards for their actions following the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake.
The Rangiora murder trial gave an eight-day view into the lifestyles of the idle and drugged.
James Tahere has given up on Christchurch and the city will have to get back on its feet without him.
Judge David Saunders, to an offender who had appeared unstable at court, and had been held in custody overnight to dry out: “I suggest you stay away from the synthetic cannabis. We know from what we have seen on a regular basis in the court, the unpredictable and angry behaviour that occurs when people are under the influence of that substance.”
A man who got drunk and played “chicken” in the traffic has ended up in custody for his own safety.
Earlier court news
Guilty verdicts on murder and wounding charges have been delivered against both men involved in a fatal drugs robbery or burglary that went wrong at Rangiora a year ago.
A father-of-two who videoed himself as he sexually violated and raped a sleeping woman has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years.
The jury is considering its verdicts for two men accused of killing and wounding two brothers, on the eighth day of a trial in the High Court at Christchurch.
Sentencing has been delayed for a 60-year-old man convicted of a series of indecencies during massages while he undergoes more medical testing including a brain scan.
A brazen and recidivist shoplifter will serve his nine months home detention sentence in drug and alcohol rehab at Odyssey House, after his sentencing in the Christchurch District Court today.
A father who rammed the car of boy racers who were in a confrontation with his son has admitted charges of dangerous driving causing injury, just before his Christchurch District Court trial was due to start.
Timings are crucial to Shaun Robert Murray Innes’ claim that he was not present when the fatal stabbing was delivered in what has been described as a Rangiora drugs robbery, his defence team says. [Updated report.]
Further charges of attempting to murder another WINZ staff member and of setting a man-trap with intent to injure have now been laid against accused Ashburton gunman Russell John Tully.
A Crown witness at a Christchurch murder trial began her court visit by stealing the cellphone of the officer-in-charge – and was caught when the phone went off while she was giving her evidence.
After stabbing a dog to death for killing his rabbit, Andrew Joseph Salisbury said: “You know I had to do it. Life for a life.”