A Danish tourist will have to pay $10,000 for shooting a rare and endangered native blue duck, a whio, in South Westland.
Women aged 94, 93, and 80 years were the three victims of Denise Cherelle Greig’s part in a fraud ring that was scamming people out of their bank cards.
A judge has set aside a defence lawyer’s suggestion that victim impact statements need to be “taken with a grain of salt” and a robbery victim should have “got over” receiving two small stab wounds.
A 33-year-old Aranui man had been up all night taking methamphetamine before making threats and firing a shot outside the Linwood Work and Income offices.
Victims of a robbery were offered money and sent on holiday to get them to withdraw their statements to police, the Christchurch District Court was told.
A cellphone containing naked photos of an ex-girlfriend appears to be the target of robbery where the victim was lured into a trap by bogus Facebook messages.
A Christchurch mother struggled with a burglar for five terrifying minutes before neighbours arrived after hearing her screams.
A $10,000 payment has been ordered to the family of a young driver killed in a highway crash, but they will have to decide what to do with the money.
The police are appealing for witnesses to a series of fires in Parklands.
Canterbury Police are investigating the knife-point robbery of a bus driver was robbed at Broadhaven Park in Parklands about 7.15pm on Saturday January 9.
Canterbury Police have received 11 separate reports in relation to an alleged Meridian scam that has so far targeted elderly residents in Prebbleton, Mt Pleasant, Murray Hill, Rangiora, Riccarton and Somerfield.
Canterbury Police urge anyone driving to events during Cup and Show Week to remove valuables from their vehicles before they set off.
A 22-year-old Templeton woman didn’t believe in half measures when she apparently needed a ride.
“It’s about time your brain started driving your behaviour rather than other parts of your anatomy.”
Pooh Bear has somehow ended up on the front line of Christchurch’s domestic violence scene.
“Can I tell the rest of my colleagues at morning tea that you apologised to me today? They will enjoy that.”
Earlier court news
An Akaroa woman courageously disarmed an intellectually disabled woman who had just stabbed her in the back, said a judge during a mental impairment hearing in the Christchurch District Court.
It took four police constables and a sergeant to subdue Ricky Shane Stampa after the crash that ended his high speed cross-town run.
A woman has been jailed for two years for an armed incident that left her victim terrified and fearing for her life.
Name suppression lifted late morning on Peter John Carroll, the man accused of the murder of Marcus Luke Tucker, who body was found near Lake Ellesmere on Anzac Day.
A former New Zealand representative wrestler, 49-year-old Devon Charles Bond, admitted the kidnap and rape of a woman in Burwood in 1994, after a cold case DNA match.
A 51-year-old man has been remanded in custody on a charge of murdering Marcus Luke Tucker whose burnt and beaten body was found dumped near Lake Ellesmere last week.
A 48-year-old man who tried to take drugs and a SIM card into the Christchurch Men’s Prison was sentenced to home detention and told any loyalties he may have had were misplaced.
A new trial date in November has been set for the two-week trial of a teenager charged with the murder of an elderly man at his Upper Riccarton home last August.
A judge had to “hit the books” to grapple with New Zealand’s three-strikes justice system to work out how to handle additional jail time for an offender already serving a second strike term.
A 32-year-old Oxford man who admitted receiving two trailers and tools worth thousands of dollars stolen from two construction companies was sentenced to community detention in the Christchurch District Court.