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 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.
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.
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.
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 “Goldilocks” burglary involving icecream and vodka took a serious turn when a baby’s cystic fibrosis medication was poured down the sink.
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 Christchurch judge has sent an expensive signal to people who get involved with black market seafood.
Prison time and drug rehabilitation stretch ahead of an offender who ended a high speed dash across Christchurch with a struggle involving five police officers.
A man shot in the thigh in a mysterious incident in Christchurch last week has now had an arrest warrant signalled after he failed to turn up at court on his own firearm charges.
Major keys will be assuming a new meaning for the next couple of weeks for two men accused of burgling Addington Primary School’s music room early today.
Two more indecency charges have been laid against a Christchurch professional man who denied three similar charges at a court appearance last month.
Pub armed robber Anthony Reihana has been jailed for seven years six months.
A 46-year-old man must pay $500 to the woman he terrified in a road-rage incident that covered 17km of roads across North Canterbury.
A New Zealand sex offender sent back from Australia after serving jail time has been fined for threatening to burn down the Probation Service’s Christchurch offices.
After threatening his partner with a machete, a 28-year-old man clubbed himself with the handle of the weapon and then stabbed himself in the chest with a small kitchen knife.
The Fire Service will get nothing back from 18-year-old Jayvan James Simms for the $40,240 it spent putting out the sand dunes fire he caused at South Shore.