A Somerfield man has avoided another jail term for his second firearm threat to Work and Income staff but he has effectively served a seven-month prison term on remand.
When police raided a cubicle in the men’s toilet at Riccarton’s Westfield Mall, they found a foreigner with a cellphone containing a folder titled “Spy Toilet”.
A man who shotgunned a member of a rival gang that turned up at his Hornby home has been jailed for two years eight months.
A driver who ran a give way sign and killed a 44-year-old mother, has told her family at his sentencing: “I’m forever sorry.”
A man shot by police in a rampage across Christchurch seven years ago will stay in custody as a special patient after another violent outburst that injured a nurse.
Suppression has lifted for a second man charged with the murder of 25-year-old father Shane George Heappey who was dropped off fatally stabbed at Christchurch Hospital on a night in December.
Name suppression continues for a 25-year-old man who today denied murdering Luke Sears, a King Cobras gang member who was allegedly shotgunned to death in an incident at Charing Cross, rural Canterbury, in October.
A Jetstar New Zealand flight attendant resigned his job after failing to declare four packaged lentil and tabbouleh salad airline meals he brought into Christchurch International Airport off his flight from Melbourne.
Boyracer Travis Kirk Barron has distanced himself from his anti-social associates as he begins a 10-month home detention term and begins to pay $1541 for the damage and losses he caused.
Even the possibility of a home detention sentence stretching ahead proved too much for determined thief Donna Reta Mareraki.