A Christchurch murder trial scheduled for April has been delayed to early June with the appointment of Jonathan Eaton QC as defence counsel.
A prison escaper who spent 33 months on the run has been jailed for nearly two years for what the judge described as “despicable” offending.
A German tourist has admitted his careless driving caused the death of a Leeston woman in a crash near Springston on February 23.
The High Court has ordered reports to consider an open-ended preventive detention sentence for a 55-year-old man found guilty of 23 child sex offences today.
A 41-year-old man charged with the murder of James Poto Whatuira at Woodville, near Palmerston North, has made an appearance in the Christchurch District Court.
A Waikuku man is denying rape and blackmail charges and his case has been sent to a case review hearing in the Christchurch District Court in May.
A Christchurch father-of-two has been refused bail after allegedly being found with drugs and a pistol in a police speeding stop early on Tuesday morning.
An Ilam student accused of streaking across the pitch at the England-Scotland World Cup cricket match on Monday has been granted a registrar’s remand at the Christchurch District Court.
A 71-year-old Christchurch woman is denying sex offending charges and the case is heading for a jury trial.
A Queenstown teenager has been jailed for 10 months – at his request – on cannabis dealing charges.