A Woolston man will have facial scarring for life after he was bitten by a prowler he found outside his home.
Graeme Richard Brand’s “pretty dumb burglary” has brought him a 13-month jail sentence.
Two inmates have pleaded not guilty to a charge of rioting in the Christchurch Men’s Prison in November.
A 68-year-old man has admitted stabbing a former girlfriend in the throat, and leaving her alone to call an ambulance.
Community work has been imposed on a teenager who stole a Cure Kids charity box from a central Christchurch hotel and spent the money on food at McDonalds.
A 30-year-old Cashmere man has admitted 129 charges involving body building drugs and now faces a likely jail term.
A new charge was laid in court today against Dr Rakesh Chawdhry, who then pleaded not guilty to two charges of indecent assaults on male clients.
A judge has ruled that a Christchurch man imported 6kg of the class A drug cocaine into New Zealand.
A St Albans man has admitted the remarkable $42 armed robbery of a second-hand bookshop, but disputes the facts about the knife-point hold-up.
An unemployed 34-year-old Christchurch woman has been granted name suppression after admitting stealing mail from 104 letterboxes across Canterbury.