Suppression has lapsed on the name of Christchurch businessman Hayden George Jones who has admitted tax offences totalling $402,441.
Security in court was tight for the sentencing of five Neighbourhood Crips gang members for an exercise yard bashing in Christchurch Men’s Prison.
Offenders seeking compassion can expect a tougher time from one Christchurch judge after his kindness to Huikoma Mitchell went wildly wrong.
A Woolston teenager is in custody charged with the robbery of a North New Brighton dairy and an attempted raid on a supermarket.
The Crown wants gang members convicted of organised criminal group charges to forfeit $22,352 cash and their Rebels MC patched vests.
The pressures that swirled around a witness in the Operation Rhino trials – including Canterbury Corrections staff apparently accessing his records – were detailed at a civil hearing where five people claim damages against the Crown.
The Crown accepts it “blundered” with a 2009 trial, but a group suing for damages allege it acted with malice as part of a “win-at-all-costs” mindset.
An Avonhead man has been remanded on cannabis charges after police raided a Staveley Street property this week and allegedly found a $200,000 growing operation.
A woman who imported unauthorised Marimo moss balls into New Zealand has been the victim of “an Internet lynch mob”, her Christchurch District Court sentencing was told.
Police estimate a car crashed near Burnham at about 200km an hour, killing passenger Jamey Leigh Fellows when she was thrown out as it did a barrel-roll.