A 25-year-old Rangiora woman is being assessed for home detention after admitting a charge of supplying the class A drug methamphetamine – an offence that carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.
Police have moved to join a serious assault charge with the murder prosecution over the death of Marcus Luke Tucker, whose body was found near Lake Ellesmere a month ago.
A Christchurch burglar was told he should be “thoroughly ashamed” not just of his house break-ins but of the mess he left behind.
Sex offences spanning 49 years are alleged against a Christchurch pensioner.
A Canterbury teacher facing child sex charges dating back up to 26 years has been granted name suppression at the request of the police.
A shipment of crystal meth about to land in Christchurch would look like a hail storm, a dealer commented as phone arrangements for the drug sale were made.
A third person has admitted a role in a ring that was scamming elderly people out of their bank cards and raiding their bank accounts.
A 66-year-old man described as “one of the good guys” has admitted that a moment of inattention killed his wife of 45 years in a crash on State Highway 1 near Cheviot.
A 38-year-old man denies shining a laser light at a passenger plane and the Christchurch International Airport control tower and has been remanded in custody for trial.
A woman forbidden to have contact with children has been arrested for allegedly “lingering” around a boy at a bus stop.