A 25-year-old man’s six-month crime spree left a trail of his fingerpints, DNA, and surveillance video images.
A Uber driver wept all through the Christchurch District Court sentencing where he was jailed for six years six months for the rape of an intoxicated girl he was driving home.
A 27-year-old Hornby man has been arrested overnight after allegedly cutting off his electronic bail bracelet and absconding ahead of his manslaughter trial.
A driver who led police on a low-speed cross-town chase last year has been disqualified for two years at his sentencing after spending 11 months in custody on remand.
A valuable health sector worker will get a shot at keeping her job after being convicted of benefit frauds totalling $208,945.
A Spreydon man charged with stabbing a dog to death has been refused bail in a hearing at the Christchurch District Court.
A 79-year-old Chinese man who tweaked the penis of a toddler in the changing rooms at Pioneer Recreation Centre has avoided conviction because the practice is seen as acceptable sign of affection in China.
The Crown is alleging 13 years of violence and sexual abuse by a man who has gone on trial, but the jury was told the victims did not complain during regular contacts with the authorities.
A boy aged 14 has been charged with the arson of the derelict historic building Antonio Hall in Riccarton Road.
A 31-year-old whose manslaughter conviction for the death of Ashburton man Arran Gairns was overturned on appeal has now been released on supervision.