A huge brawl erupted in Christchurch’s main court as men rushed the dock where a 35-year-old had admitted charges relating to the fatal shooting of a King Cobra gang member at Charing Cross. [Updated report.]
Reality tv contestant Ottie Schwartz resisted any extra publicity when she was fined and disqualified for a drink-driving charge in the Christchurch District Court today.
A man with intellectual limitations has been given a suspended sentence after admitting voting 11 times in last year’s General Election.
A Tuahiwi mother-of-three will spend months doing her community work after her failed attempt to smuggle contraband into Christchurch Men’s Prison inside her underwear.
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.