Christchurch Crown prosecutor Deidre Orchard has been appointed a District Court judge.
Jail terms totalling 31 years 9 months have been imposed on three Bandidos gang associates and the woman who instigated the planned stabbing of man she had been due to marry next day.
One man and his mother have been remanded in custody after property searches and arrests at the end of a three-month investigation into the Tribesmen MC gang.
Christchurch judges are in talks with the Ministry of Justice about in-court video cameras recording all the proceedings at the new Justice and Emergency Services Precinct.
A woman feared she would be killed during an hour-long assault by 32-year-old Tama Wiremu Mahanga.
A former Papanui Club supervisor has admitted stealing cash and is negotiating a settlement with the club to repay the money.
A drink-driver faces a $1644 damage bill after admitting ripping up the playing fields at Burnside Park.
A judge told two meth dealers they were part of an “insidious industry” that was wreaking havoc on parts of the community.
Bail was granted to a Canterbury man charged with an assault which left the alleged victim injured in Hororata Domain on Tuesday.
A 43-year-old man has admitted sending an under-age girl 18 sex videos on the Google Hangouts website.