A man listed as having “no fixed abode” has been charged with burglaries at six backpacker hostels in Christchurch and Nelson.
A 30-year-old man has admitted importation of a substance which could produce half a million dollars worth of synthetic cannabis.
A teenager has been jailed for a street assault that caused his victim a fractured skull and a brain haemorrhage.
A man’s continuing denials of sex offending by touching two girls has led to a 20-month jail term.
A Crown prosecutor was abused and threatened by supporters of a 21-year-old who had just been jailed for three years for the sexual violation of a drunk woman.
A community work sentence has been imposed on a Waikari man who has admitted his second poaching offence, after a deer was shot on Waiau’s Windford Hills Station.
A woman fled a Linwood Park after stabbing a man in the neck in an argument over tobacco, and told some people she met that she thought she had killed someone.
A man has admitted leading police on a car chase that involved speeding across empty red zone sections and crashing through fences.
Unruly passenger Kiri Marsh has been put on intensive supervision for her drunken antics on an Air New Zealand flight from Auckland which included spitting on a flight attendant.
The system tries hard, but it struggles to deal with the problem of Christopher James Taylor.