A father who rammed a car to protect his son who was being pursued by five vehicles has been disqualfied from driving and ordered to do 100 hours of community work.
A Christchurch man described by the police as “driving like an imbecile” when he was caught well over the alcohol limit last month has a long list of previous offences.
Car thieves might not commit their crimes if they did not have encouragement from joyriding friends, said a judge as a group appeared before the court for a southern escapade.
Sentencing of an EQC staffer who admitted misusing the commission’s cars, fuel cards and a cellphone for her own purposes has been delayed for a restorative justice meeting.
A central city resident has abandoned his attempts to avoid a burglary conviction over an alleged vandalism incident at a container restaurant in Bealey Avenue.
Police say an officer had to leap out of the way of a car driven by a fleeing driver he was trying to arrest after an incident that spanned Christchurch city early today.
Police have dropped a charge of assaulting a woman police officer by using a car as a weapon after she was injured when her patrol car was sideswiped by a 20-year-old driver.
A pregnant woman threw a knife which lodged in her partner’s forehead after she says she found upsetting messages on his cellphone and then “snapped”.
While speed tolerance lowers over Labour Day Weekend the visibility of Canterbury Police prevention work will increase across the district, say the police.
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 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
Two Riccarton flatmates face losing their driving licences for a series of carefully planned and executed petrol drive-offs.
A prisoner serving a life sentence for murder has appeared in court to deny charges of assaulting and resisting prison officers.
A Motunau Beach man has admitted causing a State Highway 1 pile-up that injured four people.
A judge has suggested an Amberley woman takes out a harassment order against the stalker who was caught the night he filled her car’s engine and petrol tank with readymix cement.
A long community work sentence has been imposed on a woman who illegally brought threatened plants into Christchurch on a flight from China.
An Ashburton arsonist has been granted home detention for setting fire to the porch at a house with six children inside, including his own twins.
A 26-year-old with a history of violence against women has been jailed for 10 years 4 months for assaults involving binding, choking, stabbing and sexual violation.
A judge has rejected a woman’s claim that a massive theft from her employer partly arose from post-quake trauma.
A man with gang connections tried to block the police making a bail check from entering his address by blocking the doorway, before he was found in possession of methamphetamine.
Supermarket staff confronted a 31-year-old Sockburn man who bought groceries with poor quality photocopies of $20 notes.