A man arrested for allegedly taking a $34,000 motorcycle that was seen being pushed down a Christchurch street yesterday has now been charged over a triple stabbing incident six weeks ago.
A Phillipstown teenager has agreed to meet the victims of his New Brighton ram-raids in an effort to reduce the jail time he is facing.
A 2am raid by two men who used a cattle prod to try to collect a debt was described as “outright stupidity” by the judge who jailed each of them for more than five years.
The deadline for lifting of name suppression on the man accused of murdering Christchurch 14-month-old Ihaka Paora Braxton Stokes has been pushed out till November.
Drunken hijinks have led to an $18,000 damage bill from flooding at the Harvey Norman store in Moorhouse Avenue.
Prosecution of a Kaiapoi man for allegedly flying a drone in controlled airspace is turning into a test case.
No agreement has been reached at Family Group Conferences about how to handle the cases of two Christchurch teens charged with the violent robbery of a Woolston liquor outlet.
An Aranui man has been remanded in custody on three charges after he allegedly threatened staff at the Linwood Work and Income office shortly before 8.45am.
Canterbury Police are urging the public to be vigilant for on-line and email scams in the wake of several recent complaints relating to fraudulent behaviour.
Two tourists have been admitted to Christchurch Hospital after an attack by a group of up to eight people in the driveway of their backpackers’ accommodation in the central city.
Over the last few weeks there has been an increase in the number of vehicle thefts and thefts from vehicles in the Riccarton area of Christchurch. The vehicles being targeted by opportunistic thieves appear to be parked either on the roadside or up driveways.
A cordon was set up around part of the New Brighton Mall area where a 72-year-old man was assaulted overnight.
A Christchurch man has become a “victim” of the demise of Relationships Aotearoa.
“Bring back paper diaries.”
A teenager who ticks all the “problem child” boxes, has been given a chance for rehabilitation at two separate Christchurch court sentencings.
The latest report of an inept liquor store robbery in Aranui has brought to mind some other famously bungled local cases.
Earlier court news
After bashing a 72-year-old man unconscious in New Brighton mall, Resham Toa Blake-Faatafa taunted and danced around his victim.
A woman’s attempt to cut her partner’s throat with a small, blunt knife used for peeling potatoes was described as “a desperate cry for help” by the High Court judge who sentenced her today.
A Shirley woman has been given a community-based sentence even after concerns were raised that her property was connected to an alleged gang kidnapping and bashing incident in August.
A second person has pleaded guilty to two armed robberies of Christchurch dairies on August 31.
Two small boys have shown “remarkable resilience” after enduring years of serious violence at the hands of a caregiver who was today jailed for eight years nine months.
A 20-year-old was described in court as intelligent, able, talented and loved – and a terrifying prospect.
A 17-year-old youth facing two charges of extortion has been granted suppression at a registrar’s remand at the Christchurch District Court.
A prominent figure in maritime rescue has admitted fraud over pokie grant money.
A 35-year-old man with a reputation as a public sex pest has been sentenced to four months in prison for doing an indecent act in Mona Vale’s rose garden.
A woman has been prosecuted after a Department of Internal Affairs audit found that her photograph appeared in passports in two different names.