A man who says he has $4.50 in the bank has been fined $45,000 and ordered to pay $26,368 back to the customers he cheated with his Elton John concert travel arrangements.
A difficult woman with a long criminal history has been convicted and discharged without penalty for trespassing at a shopping centre where she says she went in out of the cold.
Two months after the death of her husband, Helen Elizabeth Milner was recorded as buying an engagement ring for $2299 at a Christchurch jewellery store, the fourth day of her murder trial has been told.
[Updated report] Alleged murder victim Phillip James Nisbet appeared anxious and “terrified that he was incredibly unwell” doctors noted when he was taken to Christchurch Hospital on the day his wife is accused of attempting to murder him by poison.
Kaiapoi business owner Dave Clemence has been fined $3000 for his citizen’s arrest that led to him going on trial for assault and kidnapping.
A 20-year-old denies two charges of stabbing men aged 20 and 21 in a group confrontation in Merivale last month, and is taking the case to a jury trial.
A June date has been set for the trial of two men charged with the murder of a Christchurch man who was allegedly burnt in a petrol attack in April.
A man admitted hitting pigs about the head, neck, and shoulders with a steel mallet, and driving over a pig’s head on his quad bike, at an appearance in the Christchurch District Court today.
The Hornby police are seeking the owners of two sums of money recently found in the area and handed in.
A 24-year-old man is expected to appear in the Christchurch District Court this afternoon charged with murder after an overnight incident at a Redwood house.
Police are asking for information to find 19-year-old Benjamin Thomas Tapper-Norris who has a warrant out for his arrest.
Christchurch police are asking for public help to find 23-year-old Allix Jean Beaurepaire, who has warrants out for her arrest.
“You are lucky I’m not Judge Erber.”
A man’s slapping of his problem teenage daughter has brought a $500 fine.
Judge Phillip Moran took an over-enthusiastic offender in his stride when the No 2 District Court crossed by video-link to Christchurch Men’s Prison.
This appears to be why the police are reluctant to accept that people just don’t notice when they make nocturnal bail checks to ensure that people are at home as required.
Earlier court news
A 35-year-old Chinese man who sold his passport and then reported it missing to the police was sentenced to home detention for 18 weeks.
A message from a psychic medium figured in the third afternoon’s evidence at the murder trial of Helen Elizabeth Milner in the High Court at Christchurch.
A 21-year-old has been granted home detention after admitting his role in the robbery of a cannabis dealer who was bound and shut in a cupboard at a suburban Christchurch tinny house.
Surviving the Pike River mine tragedy when so many friends died sent Joshua Murray Jackson into a spiral of drug abuse and dealing that has now led to a four-year six-month jail term.
Workmates nicknamed Helen Elizabeth Milner “The Black Widow” after she asked about access to rat poison, the third day of her murder trial was told in the High Court at Christchurch.
Duty solicitors have farewelled Judge David Holderness, on his last sitting day in the Christchurch District Court after 25 years as a judge.
A police officer said Helen Elizabeth Milner was hysterical after turning on her cellphone and received a suicide note text message from her husband who had been found dead in his bed.
A 27-year-old red-zone worker charged with thefts, burglaries and receiving stolen property, was granted bail today in the Christchurch District Court.
A Christchurch art dealer has admitted damaging a Peter McIntyre painting he owned and then trying to make a false insurance claim for it.
[Updated report of evidence from Day 2] Work colleagues treated rat poison comments by Helen Elizabeth Milner as a joke, the jury was told at her trial on charges of attempting to murder and murdering her 47-year-old husband.