A man has apologised for stealing musical instruments from an Army Band musician at the Anzac Day dawn service, and told the owner he did it because he was hungry.
The third young man who raided and smashed residential red zone properties in the east of Christchurch pleaded guilty to twelve charges today.
A 63-year-old man admitted to police that he occasionally masturbated in Hansen Park in Opawa but didn’t mean to offend anyone.
Two young men have admitted breaking into residential red zone properties and causing damage worth more than $426,000.
A Woodend man has been given a home detention sentence for his ninth drink-driving conviction, but he has lost his licence and his car.
Nineteen guilty pleas brought an early end to a child sex abuse trial which a Christchurch District Court judge described as: “As difficult as it gets.”
Suppression of name has been lifted on a 37-year-old childcare worker who has admitted importing the class A drug methamphetamine into New Zealand.
A judge has praised the last of the Operation Wigram burglars to be sentenced, for getting out of the organised crime ring before the police swooped.
Christchurch’s main High Court had to be cleared when yelling broke out as a Mongrel Mobster was jailed for six years nine months over a car chase crash death.
A 36-year-old with a bad criminal record, who sold blackmarket crayfish to Christchurch outlets, has received a community-based sentence in the Christchurch District Court today.