A supervisor who took money from the Papanui Club was sentenced to community work, supervision, and ordered to pay reparation, at her sentencing in the Christchurch District Court.
A Burnham man has been charged with assaulting a woman by using a pitchfork as a weapon.
A second man has denied a charge of importing methamphetamine from Mexico in an airfreight consignment of safety lights.
A judge issued a warning about “vigilante justice” after two brothers from a small migrant community admitted kidnapping and assault charges over a schoolyard bullying incident.
A 54-year-old man still assessed as a high risk of violent and sexual offending after doing the Kia Marama programme twice, has been sent back to jail for another long term.
Babysitter Shayal Upashna Sami has been jailed for five years for the manslaughter of a toddler in her care.
For a little while, Christmas carols replaced the sound of the public address system summoning people into the Justice Precinct’s various courts.
New Zealand’s newest District Court Judge has paid tribute to her late husband Professor Gerald Orchard at her swearing-in – the first at Christchurch’s new Justice Precinct.
A 26-year-old facing a lot of burglary and theft charges picked the wrong day to get bored and creative in his holding cell at Christchurch’s sparkly new Justice Precinct.
Christchurch needs a centre where women can stay with their young children while they battle their addiction issues, said a judge as she released a compulsive shoplifter onto home detention.