A Christchurch teacher in his 60s has been remanded on 17 sexual abuse charges, some dating back 14 years.
A teacher at a Canterbury school has been jailed for a fetishistic relationship with a 15-year-old schoolgirl.
A teenager has pleaded guilty to manslaughter for his role in the death of a man who was found injured in a Sumner carpark in March 2017 and later died in hospital.
A jury has found a 51-year-old man guilty of 28 sex offences involving five girls at the end of an 11-day Christchurch District Court trial.
Name suppression has lifted on a 17-year-old charged with the murder of Cyrus Alexis Alupis, who was stabbed to death in Greymouth last month.
Christchurch’s tough times after the quakes have been blamed for a company’s failure that led to $98,922 unpaid tax and a home detention term for its director.
A 31-year-old woman who got children involved in her organised shoplifting has been jailed for four years six months.
A woman who shoplifted a swimming pool has admitted 24 charges and is due for sentencing in November in the Christchurch District Court.
Both women charged with a series of burglaries in which holiday accommodation booked online was allegedly stripped bare have now denied all charges.
A member of the group scamming elderly victims two years ago has now begun a fresh jail term for organised shoplifting and bank card frauds.