The quality of the methamphetamine sold by a man associated with the Tribesmen gang was so poor it was more of a fraud than a drug deal, said a Christchurch judge as he imposed a jail term.
Paul Pounamu Tainui can now be revealed as the man who has admitted raping and murdering Nicole Marie Tuxford in her Merivale home 10 months ago – the second woman he has murdered.
A man who fired two blank shots from a replica pistol during an argument is being held in custody until May for sentencing.
A juror’s Facebook session has brought a criminal trial to an instant end in the Christchurch District Court, just as the judge was about to deliver his summing up.
A woman has admitted a drug-addled burglary which led to a bystander’s pants being shredded by a police dog.
Three people will go on trial for murder in the High Court at Christchurch on September 2, over the death of Pierclaudio Raviola almost two years ago.
A 56-year-old Springston man faces five charges after more than 50 sheep were euthanised after being allegedly found emaciated on a property near Rolleston.
Nineteen months after he was stabbed, Jack Russell dog Skipper remains wary and his owner feels the attacker’s lack of empathy is “deeply disturbing”.
While a Rolleston householder cleaned up after a messy burglary the day before, the four burglars returned and bashed, robbed and kidnapped him.
A 24-year-old Christchurch man set up a Facebook account as a 14-year-old girl to get teenage boys to send him naked pictures and videos.