A former EQC staffer convicted last year of misusing the commission’s cars, phone, and fuel cards has now been put on community detention for more dishonesty offending.
Special thanks for his work on the Pike River mine disaster inquiry were passed on as Christchurch’s newest High Court judge took up his post with a special ceremony in the city’s most ornate courtroom.
A man has denied charges of burgling Darfield High and Darfield Primary School on June 5, at an appearance in the Christchurch District Court.
Friends having nights out must “stick together” says a teenager who was sexually assaulted by a taxi driver after she fell asleep in his cab.
A 20-year-old Rolleston man has been found not guilty on a charge of doing an indecent act in front of two women in the street after a 100-minute trial.
A taxi driver denies Crown allegations that he abducted and had a sexual encounter with a young drunk woman who fell asleep in his cab.
Full payment of reparation totalling almost $10,000 has headed off a jail term for a 35-year-old solo mother-of-two who stole from two employers.
A man accused of a road-rage assault has been assessed as fit to stand trial by two health assessors and has denied all the charges he faces.
A Rolleston house was trashed and burgled of goods worth $74,291 after the burglar read on Facebook that the householder was going to be out of town.
Fergus Alexander Watts’ cricket World Cup streak was described as “something dumb” by a judge, but the 21-year-old got his discharge without conviction.