A Cobden man who drove George Sean Warren to the Greymouth house where he shot Hayley Jane Williams to death has admitted a manslaughter charge, six days ahead of his murder trial.
Thefts and frauds amounting to almost $300,000 are alleged against a man and a woman who faced a total of 82 charges at the Christchurch District Court.
A judge struggled with what to do about scammer and shoplifter Reiana Janine Hilton, and decided in the end that supervision, counselling, and a job were the answer.
A 37-year-old man has gone on trial on 17 sexual assault charges against three women, one of them aged 11 years when the alleged offending began.
Two Christchurch men have begun significant jail terms after admitting importing nearly 40kg of methamphetamine from Mexico in a shipment of safety lights in 2017.
Christchurch business-owner Philip Neville Arps said the Facebook live-stream of the mosque murders was “awesome” when police questioned him about distributing the video.
A 66-year-old man allegedly involved in repeated disturbances outside Christchurch mosques has admitted three trespass charges but denies six other charges and the case is heading for trial.
A second man, Daniel Gary French, has been charged with the murder of King Cobras gang member Luke Sears who was shot and killed at Charing Cross in October.
Christchurch’s mosque shootings have caused rapper and hip-hop artist Scribe – who is a Muslim – to leave the city and breach the supervision sentence he was already serving.
A judge has warned people about making threats or offering support online to the men facing charges over handling of the mosque shooting video.