A judge has questioned the justice of Australia’s policy of deporting offenders when a 22-year-old rapidly got himself into more trouble after being returned to New Zealand.
A judge has sent a deterrent message to men to keep their hands to themselves in a case that may see a former Christchurch taxi driver deported to India.
A man has pleaded not guilty to poaching a stag allegedly shot on private property at Waiau, North Canterbury.
A 23-year-old was fortunate the outcome wasn’t more serious for his street assault that left one of his victims with bleeding on the brain, said a judge who granted him home detention.
A security company employee stole $179,300 from a cash machine he was meant to be guarding and buried most of it in his garden.
A woman who allegedly spat at a crew member, and abused staff and passengers on a flight from Auckland to Christchurch, has been charged with the assaulting a woman.
The Crown alleges two young men at a party raped a 15-year-old girl who was too drunk to consent to sex, but the defence says the girl agreed to the activity and regretted it later.
A man on life parole for the murder of an 11-year-old admitted taking off his electronic bracelet and leaving his parole address at Odyssey House.
A man who police allege shot and wounded a mother and daughter, and robbed hotels while armed, has had five new charges laid against him in the Christchurch District Court.
Community-based sentences have been imposed on two young men who smashed up and looted a stolen car they found abandoned on a remote track near Kainga, north of Christchurch.