A Hornby man has admitted stabbing a police dog in the throat in an incident in Kaiapoi on May 31.
Sainey Marong says his murder trial conviction was an injustice as he had untreated diabetes and was insane at the time of sex worker Renee Duckmanton’s murder.
A murder life parolee has been recalled to prison until at least next March for using drugs.
A drink-driver who hit a man walking on the footpath in Cambridge Terrace, then left the scene, was sentenced to seven months’ home detention and ordered to pay $7500 to the victim, in the Christchurch District Court.
A brother and sister admitted intentionally damaging a barrier arm and ticket dispenser owned by Wilson’s Car Parking Ltd because they were frustrated that they could not leave the building.
A man being held in the Hillmorton Forensic Unit after sentencing on charges relating to a violent rampage in Christchurch in 2012, has admitted pouring a hot cup of coffee onto a nurse’s head.
The father of a 32-year-old woman passenger killed in a high-speed crash near Burnham, told the Christchurch District Court that she was “killed by the actions of an idiot”.
A man who led police on a car chase a year ago has now pleaded guilty to a long list of drug, weapons, and driving charges in the Christchurch District Court.
A 34-year-old repeat offender has been jailed for 25 months for having nearly 30,000 child sex abuse videos and images on his computer system.
A judge has rejected an assessment that a convicted child sex abuse offender was a low risk of offending, and jailed him for 17 years 2 months in the Christchurch District Court.