Home detention was allowed for a 21-year-old who admitted being in a group that used a knife to rob the dairy at Springston.
An 18-year-old is already helping victims with the damage he did by shooting fireworks out the window of a car which started a $46,000 fire.
Thirty years of sexual offending against women and children has led the court to impose an open-ended preventive detention sentence on a 52-year-old man.
A frenzied knife attack in Ilam Road by 52-year-old Shiu Prasad killed his wife and injured the man she had left him for, a week after the marriage separation.
A patient who lit a fire in a room at Princess Margaret Hospital’s Seager Clinic has admitted a charge of arson.
Court staff have cranked up their industrial action – expensively – with a ban on video-link court appearances.
Courts all over New Zealand were shut for the afternoon after another walk-out by staff in support of a pay claim.
A drink-driver has accepted he killed his 21-year-old passenger when he crashed into a concrete fence post and tree stump on a rural Canterbury road.
Three men have been urged to stay clear of the Mongrel Mob or face a difficult future and likely jail time, at their sentencing for what began as a gang stand-over incident.
Married At First Sight contestant Ottie Schwartz, 32, Sagittarian, has been charged with drink-driving at the Christchurch District Court.