Lawyers have signalled a gentle verbal revolt so that Christchurch will continue to have a “Court House” rather than a “Justice and Emergency Services Precinct”.
A Chinese tourist driver who admitted causing a passenger’s death in a fiery crash near Cromwell on Sunday has been disqualified from driving before he heads home.
A third man who held up three youths in a park in Queenspark in January 2016 has been jailed for more than three years.
A laughing woman was ordered out of court as the sentencing of determined burglar and receiver Matthew John Woods began in the Christchurch District Court.
Judge David Saunders will deliver his verdicts on February 9 in the case of a tour bus driver without a passenger licence who was stopped on the Te Anau-Milford highway, and the general manager of the tourist company that employed him.
The Crown plans to apply to bring all cases together for three men facing charges relating to the alleged murder of a Greymouth mother.
The hip-hop artist Scribe – real name Malo Ioane Luafutu – has ended up in custody for three days after being charged with breaching his bail while he awaits trial in Christchurch.
Police allege a tour bus driver stopped on Te Anau’s challenging State Highway 94 was not licensed to transport passengers and was using another driver’s licence and logbook.
A teenager was sentenced to community detention for a drive-by robbery of four people in the early hours of the morning on January 23, 2017.
A couple arrested after a meth-lab raid by police on their Linwood property two years ago, kissed and hugged in the dock before they began their separate sentences.