A pastor must pay $500 as emotional harm reparations to the victim of his road rage.
A 21-year-old Aranui man has denied robbing a Breezes Road dairy of cigarettes and cash and has elected trial by jury.
A judge has rejected a two-time armed robber and convicted rapist’s claim that he is “not a violent man”.
An amnesty bin where people left excess cigarettes they could not bring into New Zealand was repeatedly raided by a French citizen employed as a cleaner at Queenstown International Airport.
A Christchurch recruitment consultant has admitted ripping off mostly foreign workers for more than $20,000 and gambling away the money.
Consideration of preventive detention for a repeat sex attacker who was once a New Zealand representative wrestler has been delayed while the defence checks on assessments of the continuing risk he may pose.
A year after being involved in the aftermath of a violent liquor shop robbery, teenager Tamatea Lorenzo Briggs is seen as having the potential to be “a great leader”.
A man said to be a senior Head Hunters gang figure has been charged with receiving stolen travel vouchers after a police raid on the gang’s Christchurch headquarters last week.
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.
Canterbury Police have received 11 separate reports in relation to an alleged Meridian scam that has so far targeted elderly residents in Prebbleton, Mt Pleasant, Murray Hill, Rangiora, Riccarton and Somerfield.
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.”
Pooh Bear has somehow ended up on the front line of Christchurch’s domestic violence scene.
Earlier court news
A judge has suggested prison could be considered for repeat drink-driver Sarah Jane Arrow who crashed into people walking on the roadside at Redcliffs.
A man who has already done jail time for taking upskirt photographs in Northlands has now admitted committing the same offence four more times.
A couple are disappointed with police handling of the prosecution of a septic tank truck driver who veered across the road and knocked them off their motorcycle causing serious injuries.
A man shot in the thigh in an unexplained incident in Christchurch last week has now made a voluntary appearance at court, heading off an arrest warrant that was issued for him on Tuesday.
North Canterbury drone pilot Simon Roy Reeve has avoided convictions for flying his aircraft at Pines Beach without authorisation when he was taking airborne footage of fire-fighting operations.
A 51-year-old truckie has been found guilty of causing the death of a cycle tourist he never saw as he carelessly turned his truck across a cycle lane in Hornby.
The verdict in the trial of a truckie charged with careless driving causing the death of a cyclist has been released but publication of it has been suppressed until 1.30pm.
A mechanic facing a serious charge over a New Year tourist bus crash on the Otira Gorge has pleaded not guilty and elected trial by jury.
New Zealand may need to re-think its sentencing regime for the class A drug methamphetamine in the light of recent huge drug busts, says a Christchurch lawyer.
A woman will stay in supervised care under the intellectual disability legislation for two years after she was found unfit to stand trial for an Akaroa knife attack.