Pleas have been delayed for a visiting driver charged with causing a death and injuries, while a defence expert considers the police evidence.
A woman whose rape allegations against Edward Thomas Booth were not accepted by a jury in 1998 will give evidence again now that he faces charges of attacking two other women.
A 35-year-old man who appeared on the Sunday morning children’s television programme What Now without permission while on home detention has found himself in custody.
A 29-year-old has admitted stabbing a man eight times with a tiny “credit card knife” during a central Christchurch fracas.
A man on bail awaiting sentencing for importing the class A drug methamphetamine then got involved in an incident where he presented a loaded sawn-off shotgun.
A Japanese tourist who “smoothed the curves” as he drove the Crown Range road in Otago because his wife was prone to carsickness has admitted a charge of dangerous driving.
Police say they will investigate whether there are more potential complainants of a Christchurch man who is facing charges of stupefying and sexually violating a male couch surfer.
A 20-year-old man abandoned his claim of self defence on the first day of his jury trial and has admitted a stabbing in an incident in the city’s red light district last year.
Three of the five men charged with a rape of a woman in North Canterbury on the same day in May have pleaded not guilty and been remanded on bail to case review sessions.
Property developer David Ian Henderson will be allowed another go to present his case, after his main defence on tax charges was shot down today. [Updated report]