A 17-year-old faces a serious arson charge after a blaze that threatened homes in South Brighton yesterday.
A Sumner man has admitted causing carnage in a driving rampage across Christchurch’s eastern suburbs.
A judge has said she believes prison is the safest environment for a drug addict to do counselling and confront the demons of his past.
Tears and gasps from family and supporters in the public gallery greeted guilty verdicts against two men on trial for the rape of a 16-year-old girl in the sand dunes at Woodend Beach.
A Christchurch man’s attempt to import 500 stun-guns from China was a disaster – he was prosecuted, he lost the $2000 he paid, and the weapons were duds anyway.
A teenage girl declined a game of strip-spin-the-bottle before she says she was raped and violated by two men on the roof of the New Brighton Surf Club building, a Christchurch jury trial was told.
A 17-year-old girl alleges she was plied with vodka until she was drunk by a man she met online before she was repeatedly raped by the man and his friend at a Christchurch surf club building.
No bail was sought for a 31-year-old Woolston man charged with the arson of a Ferry Road business destroyed by fire on Thursday morning.
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.
Canterbury Police urge anyone driving to events during Cup and Show Week to remove valuables from their vehicles before they set off.
Canterbury Police have received reports from the people who have been approached by two young men in a van trying to sell them cheap home theatre systems.
Canterbury Police are urging the public to be vigilant for on-line and email scams in the wake of several recent complaints relating to fraudulent behaviour.
After yesterday’s case of the thief who did a runner with a life-sized cardboard cut-out of pop princess Taylor Swift, there were coincidental appearances in the main police court today by a 20-year-old woman named Swift (charged with wilful damage) followed straight afterwards by a man named Taylor (charged with a drug offence).
A man waiting in custody to appear at the Court House today caused a glitch when he damaged the door of the holding cell
“Good luck finding something you can report.”
Drive-off petrol thieves are risking their licences, Christchurch District Court Judge David Saunders has made clear.
Earlier court news
Robbers saw a raid on a Christchurch tinny house selling synthetic cannabis as a public service against people doing harm to the community.
A judge has ordered treatment and post-traumatic stress counselling for an offender who witnessed two murders in the space of two-and-a-half weeks in 2010 when he was a 15-year-old.
The jury in the trial of five men charged with rape over an incident at Woodend has signalled to the judge that it has reached an ‘impasse”. [Updated report]
A woman who wanted to work in Australia breached New Zealand’s passport security which is designed to deter terrorists.
Drunk and resentful at being banned from Christchurch Casino, a 52-year-old man caused $20,000 damage to the tyres and paintwork on vehicles belonging to the casino and its staff.
A man has admitted using a key-ring camera to video a teenage girl as she showered.
As Taylor Swift sang: “You should’ve said ‘No’, you should’ve gone home, You should’ve thought twice ‘fore you let it all go.”
The jury has resumed its deliberations in the Christchurch High Court trial of five men charged with the rape of a teenager at a bonfire gathering on the beach at Woodend. [Updated report]
The trial of the man accused of two murders and two attempted murders at the Ashburton WINZ offices last year has been set to begin on February 22.
No bail was sought when a 34-year-old man was remanded on a charge of armed robbery of the Waltham Pharmacy.