A 21-year-old Papanui man has admitted recklessly firing an air pistol after his target practice caused Friday afternoon traffic chaos in the streets near Northlands shopping centre.
A Christchurch man who bashed up a persistent drug dealer has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years.
A stalker who filled his victim’s petrol tank and oil tank with concrete was sentenced to an intensive supervision, and a community detention term, in the Christchurch District Court today.
A 53-year-old man is denying a charge of robbing a Christchurch man of a car while armed with a knife.
A teenager faces a $12,933 bill for his one-third share of the damage in a smashing spree at the New Brighton Pier and the library next to it.
A victim of Joseph Theodorus Martinus Van Roij’s careless driving has had 30 hours of reconstructive surgery and more rehabilitation and surgery lies ahead.
An attack on a sex worker in the early hours of May 2 led to a home detention sentence in the Christchurch District Court today.
A scooter rider who “flashed” two women walking home in Rolleston has been remanded for sentence next month.
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
A 20-year-old who held up the Merivale TAB with a sawn-off shotgun was jailed for five years six months at his Christchurch District Court sentencing.
A 20-year-old man denies three charges arising from a violent incident with police outside a children’s birthday party in Carnarvon Street, Linwood, three weeks ago.
Feelings were running high and threats were made in court as two teenagers avoided imprisonment for a bizarre incident involving assault and kidnapping.
A youth who laughed at three street gang members who were blocking his way triggered a brawl with weapons and potplants in an Avonside street.
A High Court judge has rejected the bid by former Catholic brother Bernard Kevin McGrath to overturn the Minister of Justice’s decision to grant his extradition to Australia to face sex charges.
Bail has been granted to a woman convicted of being an accessory to the murder of Oamaru dairy farm worker Justin Conrad McFarlane, for doing the driving on the night he was killed.
More reports are being prepared ahead of the delayed sentencing for a property developer who admits making fraudulent quake claims, and evidence may have to be heard at her sentencing next year.
Sentencing has been delayed for a Chinese masseur convicted of indecencies, so that a psychiatric report can be obtained to decide how the case should be dealt with.
A police request for a petrol drive-off offender to lose his driving licence has not been granted.
A home detention inmate who was spotted breaching his sentence on national television has gone to jail for a total of eight months.