A Taiwanese woman was on a New Zealand holiday to recover from the death of her partner in a motorcycle crash, when she caused a crash in Templeton that killed her father and injured her mother.
A psychiatric report has been ordered for a 25-year-old man charged with kicking a dog to death.
A Christchurch murder trial scheduled for April has been delayed to early June with the appointment of Jonathan Eaton QC as defence counsel.
A prison escaper who spent 33 months on the run has been jailed for nearly two years for what the judge described as “despicable” offending.
A 47-year-old man from Christchurch and Takaka has been remanded in custody for sentencing after admitting a series of child sex charges involving a victim aged seven and eight years.
A Swiss national injured four people in a head-on crash on Christmas Day when he drove on the wrong side of the road at Goose Bay, near Kaikoura.
The High Court has ordered reports to consider an open-ended preventive detention sentence for a 55-year-old man found guilty of 23 child sex offences today.
A Waikuku man is denying rape and blackmail charges and his case has been sent to a case review hearing in the Christchurch District Court in May.
Canterbury Police are investigating two armed robberies in Aranui that they believe may be linked.
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.
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 German tourist has admitted his careless driving caused the death of a Leeston woman in a crash near Springston on February 23.
A 41-year-old man charged with the murder of James Poto Whatuira at Woodville, near Palmerston North, has made an appearance in the Christchurch District Court.
A Christchurch father-of-two has been refused bail after allegedly being found with drugs and a pistol in a police speeding stop early on Tuesday morning.
An Ilam student accused of streaking across the pitch at the England-Scotland World Cup cricket match on Monday has been granted a registrar’s remand at the Christchurch District Court.
A 71-year-old Christchurch woman is denying sex offending charges and the case is heading for a jury trial.
A Queenstown teenager has been jailed for 10 months – at his request – on cannabis dealing charges.
A Christchurch building industry figure has begun a 21-month jail term after methamphetamine sent his life spiralling.
A Christchurch woman had been “seriously drunk” when she drove in Rolleston last year, according to the judge who yesterday imposed community detention and an indefinite driving ban.
Several members of an Asian family joined in assaulting a 14-year-old girl who had slept overnight at a friend’s house without telling the family.
Police have praised a teenager who called emergency services about a suspected prowler, which led to a man being arrested on charges of burglary and peeping and peering.