A man arrested in Christchurch at a time when people were getting sick and dying from taking synthetic drugs has admitted drug dealing charges at the Christchurch District Court.
A four-week-old boy had 40 broken bones when he was taken to Christchurch Hospital after what was said to be an accidental suffocation incident.
A 70-year-old man has begun his “inevitable” jail term straight way after admitting sex abuse charges involving a 14-year-old girl, in the Christchurch District Court.
A group of mainly teenagers will say they robbed a Dallington dairy because they were under significant pressure to pay a debt to “a number of unsavoury characters”, says a defence lawyer.
Suppression clamps have gone on the court appearance of a teenager charged over the alleged Facebook re-posting of the live stream of Friday’s mosque shootings and messages “inciting extreme violence”.
A 28-year-old man from Dunedin was remanded in custody without plea on a murder charge – one of 49 deaths from the shooting at two Christchurch mosques during Friday prayers.
The Justice Precinct was placed in lockdown about 2.20pm with a warning on the public address system that staff and visitors should stay away from external windows and close blinds if possible. Armed police were reported outside the entrances.
Police and prison authorities say safety issues can be managed for a 25-year-old man charged with the murder of a King Cobras gang member, and the alleged shooter’s name suppression was lifted today.
No bail was sought for a 24-year-old Addington man when he appeared in the Christchurch District Court on four charges a day after a crash in Edgeware.
Two Christchurch finance companies must pay $124,737 for listing prohibited household goods as security under their credit contracts.