A valuable health sector worker will get a shot at keeping her job after being convicted of benefit frauds totalling $208,945.
A Spreydon man charged with stabbing a dog to death has been refused bail in a hearing at the Christchurch District Court.
A 79-year-old Chinese man who tweaked the penis of a toddler in the changing rooms at Pioneer Recreation Centre has avoided conviction because the practice is seen as acceptable sign of affection in China.
The Crown is alleging 13 years of violence and sexual abuse by a man who has gone on trial, but the jury was told the victims did not complain during regular contacts with the authorities.
A boy aged 14 has been charged with the arson of the derelict historic building Antonio Hall in Riccarton Road.
A 31-year-old whose manslaughter conviction for the death of Ashburton man Arran Gairns was overturned on appeal has now been released on supervision.
A 16-year-old awaiting sentencing for possession of the objectionable mosque terror attack video has been released on bail again after admitting possession of cannabis.
A 30-year-old man has been charged with murder after the death of a 10-month-old baby boy allegedly injured in Hokitika on Tuesday.
The bulldozer-driving hero of the Port Hills fires has been jailed for 12 years for child sex offending including rape.
A second director of Southern Boundary Wines at Waipara has admitted fraud charges relating to tens of thousands of litres of the wine it sold and exported.