The murder trial of 19-year-old Katrina Roma Epiha will not go ahead on Monday in the High Court at Christchurch as planned.
Well known restaurateur Jonny Schwass borrowed $130,000 from relatives so that he could make a significant reparation offer at his sentencing on tax charges involving more than $300,000.
A family had carefully educated their five-year-old girl not to have secrets, and her “trusted grandfather” is now in jail for her sexual abuse.
A 62-year-old woman has been charged over the death of a motorcyclist in a crash on Queen Elizabeth II Drive in February.
After holding a pitchfork under a woman’s jaw, Trevor Bradley Mackie held her by the throat and said: “I could kill you if I want.”
A South Island businessman has been accused of arrogance in his dealings with the Financial Markets Authority and sentenced to community detention and community work for two breaches.
A man’s “Jekyll and Hyde” violence towards women has brought a four-year seven-month jail term after a three-hour assault left his latest victim with 73 bruises and a broken rib.
A $8.3 million Ponzi schemer’s offer to pay reparation to his hundreds of victims – when he gets a chance – has been rejected with scepticism from the Crown and the judge.
Name suppression was granted to an 18-year-old man charged with the murder of a man whose body was found on a Woodend property at the weekend.
Disclosure of details of a sentencing indication given to a man who would become a key Crown witness is at the centre of a civil action against the prosecution in the 2006 and 2007 Operation Rhino trials in Christchurch.