A jury has rejected a 20-year-old’s explanation for how he embedded a knife in the skull of his friend.
An unpopular Marlborough Sounds fisheries regulation – known as “The Slot” – has gone on trial as a test case in the Christchurch District Court.
An on-line sex predator has lasted just one week after his release from prison on parole before ending up straight back in custody for contacting one of his victims by text message.
A 26-year-old found guilty by a jury of rape and three charges violation by unlawful sexual connection, was sentenced to prison for seven years six months in the Christchurch District Court.
A young man’s claim that he had committed burglaries to support his family while his mother was in hospital was disputed in court – by his mother.
A woman will have to serve all of a three-year eleven-month jail term imposed as a second-strike sentence for throwing a bucket of scalding water over a fellow inmate at Christchurch Women’s Prison.
Police are asking for information to find 19-year-old Benjamin Thomas Tapper-Norris who has a warrant out for his arrest.
A 20-year-old man says his action in stabbing a knife into the skull of a friend at a party was “more like a flinch”.
A surgeon has assessed that “considerable force” would have been needed to embed a knife into the side of the skull of a man injured at a Christchurch party.
A dog owner is pleading not guilty to a charge of owning dogs which attacked and injured an eight-year-old boy.