A judge had to “hit the books” to grapple with New Zealand’s three-strikes justice system to work out how to handle additional jail time for an offender already serving a second strike term.
A 32-year-old Oxford man who admitted receiving two trailers and tools worth thousands of dollars stolen from two construction companies was sentenced to community detention in the Christchurch District Court.
A charge of failing to get medical care for her son who later died in hospital has been discharged for Emma Le Fleming Roberts in the Christchurch District Court.
May 27 has been set for the sentencing of Russell John Tully for the murder of two Ashburton WINZ staff and the attempted murder of a third.
Name suppression has been lifted on a man charged with a double stabbing at New Brighton at the weekend.
A judge has reserved his decision on a Civil Aviation Authority prosecution of a Kaiapoi man charged with flying a drone at a fire-fighting scene at Pines Beach in January 2015.
A Burnham 21-year-old has denied more than 40 charges alleging burglaries and thefts around the Selwyn area and the case is heading for a jury trial.
A judge has opted to let an offender keep working, going to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, and paying back $13,471 he stole from an employer through his drinking and gambling.
The victim of a brutal broomstick bashing in prison has made a remarkable recovery, and the January assault at Christchurch Men’s Prison may have changed his life.
A 27-year-old woman has been given a community-based sentence for her part in an aggravated robbery incident between Cust and Pegasus township in December.