December 1 has been set for the hearing of a judicial review into the decision to extradite former Catholic brother Bernard Kevin McGrath to Australia to face hundreds of child sex abuse charges.
A registrar’s remand has been granted to a Christchurch man charged with burglary over an alleged vandalism incident at a container restaurant in Bealey Avenue.
A Christchurch man has been acquitted on all charges at the end of a four-day blackmail-for-sex trial in the High Court.
A month in custody has brought an attitude rethink for violent offender Norton Lindsay Adams but he has still been given a 17-month jail term for his surprise assault on a police officer.
Four days after his jury trial began, Douglas James Archer has pleaded guilty to serious assaults on his mother and stepfather at their St Martins home.
Almost all details have been suppressed about the victims of Aaron Rhys McDonald and their families, at the sentencing where the 39-year-old was jailed for life for murder with a non-parole term of 21 years.
A mother has pleaded in court for her son to be allowed to return to his whanau as “Rangatira” now that his father, South Island Black Power gang president Ardie Beazley, has died.
Christchurch Police are appealing for public help in finding the driver of a car involved in a hit and run accident on Bealey Ave this morning.
Assault accused Douglas James Archer cut his own neck with a craft knife when he was approached by police in Linwood Park four days after his mother and stepfather were allegedly attacked.
A lawyer has dissected the on-line exchanges that led up to two sexual incidents that are now the subject of a blackmail-for-sex trial in the Christchurch High Court.