A 26-year-old found guilty by a jury of rape and three charges violation by unlawful sexual connection, was sentenced to prison for seven years six months in the Christchurch District Court.
A young man’s claim that he had committed burglaries to support his family while his mother was in hospital was disputed in court – by his mother.
A dog owner is pleading not guilty to a charge of owning dogs which attacked and injured an eight-year-old boy.
A woman who stabbed her partner while he was abusing her was sentenced to seven months’ prison to keep her safe from her partner, her alcoholism, and from people who could supply her with drink.
A man struggling with stress after people he knew were killed in the CTV building collapse reacted with explosive rage months later when things went wrong at the airport.
A man charged with committing seven Bishopdale burglaries was denied bail in the Christchurch District Court today.
Bail was refused for a 21-year-old charged with an aggravated burglary where the victim of a home invasion was bound with duct tape, then put in a cupboard.
Residents with mental disabilities at a housing complex helped to put out one of the fires started by a woman with a long history of arson.
The partner of murdered Rangiora man Tony John Lochhead has been recalled to prison and given extra jail time after admitting charges of possessing morphine, and supplying the class B drug.
A 17-year-old youth was intoxicated with synthetic drugs when he helped a younger teenager attempt a dairy robbery.