A 25-year-old Rangiora woman is being assessed for home detention after admitting a charge of supplying the class A drug methamphetamine – an offence that carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.
A Christchurch burglar was told he should be “thoroughly ashamed” not just of his house break-ins but of the mess he left behind.
A Canterbury teacher facing child sex charges dating back up to 26 years has been granted name suppression at the request of the police.
A third person has admitted a role in a ring that was scamming elderly people out of their bank cards and raiding their bank accounts.
Police say Paul William Abbott, who has caused concern with his online dating activities in Marlborough, is back in Canterbury.
Police have moved to join a serious assault charge with the murder prosecution over the death of Marcus Luke Tucker, whose body was found near Lake Ellesmere a month ago.
Sex offences spanning 49 years are alleged against a Christchurch pensioner.
A shipment of crystal meth about to land in Christchurch would look like a hail storm, a dealer commented as phone arrangements for the drug sale were made.
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.
Canterbury Police urge anyone driving to events during Cup and Show Week to remove valuables from their vehicles before they set off.
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.
“Can I tell the rest of my colleagues at morning tea that you apologised to me today? They will enjoy that.”
Earlier court news
A 66-year-old man described as “one of the good guys” has admitted that a moment of inattention killed his wife of 45 years in a crash on State Highway 1 near Cheviot.
A 38-year-old man denies shining a laser light at a passenger plane and the Christchurch International Airport control tower and has been remanded in custody for trial.
A woman forbidden to have contact with children has been arrested for allegedly “lingering” around a boy at a bus stop.
A 25-year-old child sex offender was told to “follow closely” while a judge set out details of an extended supervision order that means 17 years of monitoring will follow his release from prison.
Three people charged in relation to the murder of Marcus Luke Tucker have been remanded in custody for a month without pleas at a call-over in the High Court at Christchurch.
Seventeen children were rescued from sex abuse overseas and 11 adults were arrested when the authorities busted the on-line activities of Drew Webb, who was jailed at the Christchurch District Court today.
“Things got a bit crazy,” Chad Adam Carrington explained to the police after his arrest for a drug-deal robbery that has brought a two-year jail term.
While police investigate the murder of a Christchurch sex worker, a man has been jailed for five years seven months for a sex attack that went far beyond the industry’s “rules of engagement”.
A second arrest warrant has been issued after a repeat no-show by a man charged with unlawful possession of firearms in a police raid on a Yaldhurst property last month.
Robert John Commons, who is awaiting surgery for a debilitating illness, raided Christchurch Public Hospital where he stole bicycles from two hard-working nurses.