A Wainoni man has been discharged without conviction for a dog’s attack that meant a fur seal savaged on New Brighton beach had to be euthanised.
Name suppression has lapsed on a 52-year-old Upper Riccarton man accused of the stabbing murder of his ex-partner, who was killed in an incident in Ilam Road on September 15.
Murray James Allan’s criminal career has involved being shot in the face by police and beaten by the Tribesmen gang, but he will now get another chance at rehabilitation.
Electronically monitored bail has been refused for the teenager charged with the murder of Oliver Johnston, whose body was found on a Woodend property in early July.
A man described as possibly the longest serving meth addict to be dealt with in the New Zealand court system has been jailed for three years for offending fuelled by his habit.
James Graham Body made his partner cook him a meal, made her watch him eat it, and then smashed the plate in front of her when he was finished.
Several harness racing industry figures are denying fraud conspiracy charges alleging race fixing and electing trial by jury.
A Christchurch businessman who preyed sexually on teenage girls – including Child, Youth, and Family runaways – has admitted 12 charges just as his jury trial was due to begin.
Court sittings in Christchurch came to a sudden stop mid-morning on Friday when PSA members and Court Security Officers walked out in support of their pay claim.
The former present of the Mongrel Mob’s Aotearoa chapter, Joseph “Junior” Wiringi, is in custody awaiting sentencing for cruel ill-treatment of a six-month-old puppy and threatening police with a garden spade.