Cripps gang member Sonny Clarke says he’s sorry for stealing electronic gear from the neo-natal unit at Christchurch Women’s Hospital but he still swore at the judge when he didn’t get the sentence he wanted.
A woman accused of burgling a neighbour’s cottage had the property taken from the cottage hidden around her house, Crown prosecutor Karyn South told a jury in the Christchurch District Court.
A man accused of being the “plum sauce burglar” has offered a judge some well-meaning medical advice.
On-line sex predator Cameron Stuart Hore has ended up back in prison for three months for what he claims was an “accidental” text message to an earlier victim.
A 54-year-old man who is seven years into a life term for a Nelson murder that involved a frenzied knife attack has admitted head-butting a prison officer while serving his time at Rolleston Prison.
Fourteen people have been prosecuted for failing to fill in or mutilating their 2013 Census forms.
A cancer diagnosis and a long jail term for a conviction that was overturned on appeal have led to a home detention sentence for a repeat burglar and thief.
A 20-year-old who said he had bought six firearms from someone on Facebook was sentenced to a year in prison for unlawfully possession of the guns and their ammunition.
A sex offender is back in prison serving more of a 12-year term after being convicted of secretly filming an 18-year-old woman in the shower and on the toilet.
LWR owner Kenneth James Anderson’s frauds at the time of the company’s $100 million collapse have left him shamed, devastated, bankrupt, without assets at the age of 66 – and now jailed for six years.