Christchurch’s courts rang to the sound of a waiata as a woman who stole brass plaques from a cemetery was told she had committed “an affront to all things sacred and decent”.
A heavily tattooed Killer Beez gang member who has admitted a prison yard assault has had eight months added to the jail term he is already serving for a dairy robbery.
A woman methamphetamine dealer has been jailed after a judge told her she had “blown” all the chances she had been given.
A 42-year-old homeless man charged with a central Christchurch robbery on Tuesday has been remanded in custody – which police said was what he wanted.
Police say a car was being driven at close to 100km an hour in Linwood when it crashed into another car that had gone through a stop sign, with one killed and three injured in the crash that followed.
A defence lawyer alleged a sex industry customer was not being robbed when he handed over money and property, but trying to buy silence.
A Bromley bartender caught a fake $50 note by trying to tear it when a customer handed it over to get change for the pokie machines.
A man who arranged to meet a sex worker through an online app found himself being kidnapped for four hours and robbed, the Crown alleged as a two-week trial began in the High Court at Christchurch.
Police have laid a murder charge against Liam Teau Ariki Strickland over the death of a pedestrian during a police pursuit incident in New Brighton on August 7.
A group at court threatened a truck driver who admitted running a red light in a crash that killed two and injured three family members in Yaldhurst Road in April.