A jury has found teenager Taniela Kotoitoga Daven Tiako Waitokia guilty of murdering 87-year-old Harold Richardson in his Upper Riccarton home.
The man who beat and stabbed 21-year-old Lisa Hurrell to death in her Hornby home in 1998 is now in custody awaiting sentencing for a “frenzied” prison stabbing using a homemade knife.
A Hornby man who endangered passenger aircraft approaching Christchurch Airport by shining a laser pointer has been jailed for 10 weeks.
A woman told of a teenager coming home with alcohol and electronic items from a “home invasion” and behaving as though she should be proud of him. [Updated report]
The murder trial of Taniela Kotoitoga Daven Tiako Waitokia showed us the Neverland lives of the Lost Boys of Riccarton.
The mother of a sex abuse victim has talked about the family being “emotionally slaughtered” by the offending of a man who is now beginning a five-year seven-month jail term.
The jury retired before 11am to consider its verdict in the trial of teenager Taniela Kotoitoga Daven Tiako Waitokia, charged with the murder of 87-year-old Harold Richardson in his Upper Riccarton home.
A jury has been told it must focus on the intent of a 16-year-old at the moment he bashed an 87-year-old man over the head with a bottle in his Upper Riccarton home.
Police are seeking witnesses to a shooting incident overnight on October 31-November 1, 2016.
Canterbury Police are appealing for information after two men forced their way into a man’s home in Christchurch and threatened him with a gun.
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.
“Next time, if you pay for your meat, you can eat it.” Judge John Brandts-Giesen provides some basic advice to a shoplifter prosecuted in the Christchurch District Court.
Quote of the Week: “It’s ironic for her to claim she doesn’t like needles.”
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.”
Earlier court news
A jury has accepted a Christchurch man’s claim that someone else must have ordered drugs on the “darkweb” using his computer.
A man who shot his victim in the thigh told the probation report writer that he was acting in self defence, the Christchurch District Court heard today.
A teenage murder accused appeared “polite but drugged” when he turned up at the Odyssey House rehabilitation centre after killing an elderly Upper Riccarton man in his home. [Updated report]
A man who ran off without paying his taxi fare and then confronted the driver while holding a sword, was sentenced to community work and supervision in the Christchurch District Court.
A road-rager has gone to jail for three years after assuring the five victims he rammed upside down into the Avon River that they have no ongoing reason to be scared of him.
Discussion of a hidden safe took place before a night time raid that left an 87-year-old hoarder bashed to death on the floor of his Upper Riccarton home.
Mothballing of a wing at Christchurch’s youth justice facility has led a judge to accuse the Government of breaching the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
An 87-year-old man – living in a house crammed with hoarded goods – was bashed to death in his Upper Riccarton home by a teenager whose life revolved around getting money to buy synthetic drugs.
An earthmoving company must pay $152,500 for the death of a Filipino employee in a workshop accident at a northern Southland goldmine.
A woman who dishonestly received benefits totalling over $355,000 was jailed for more than three years in the Christchurch District Court today.