Name suppression continues for a 24-year-old man charged with the murder of Luke Spears in an alleged shooting at Charing Cross, in rural Canterbury, last month.
Twelve more charges, including allegations of causing a church to act on forged documents, have been laid against a Christchurch businessman who has been facing a mounting list of charges over the last month.
Judges were worried by the level of violence in prisons, said a Christchurch judge as she imposed a 15-year term on a sex offender who has already had one serious beating, and is expecting another.
Two brothers facing assault charges involving three alleged victims, arising from an incident in Greymouth on Sunday, have appeared in the Christchurch District Court.
A Christchurch teacher has been charged with possession of 1.5g of methamphetamine for supply – an offence that carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.
A Christchurch businessman already facing dishonesty and tax charges worth more than quarter of a million dollars, has now been arrested on 26 more charges.
After two months in custody for breaches, hip-hop artist Scribe has been granted electronically monitored bail at a hearing in the Christchurch District Court.
A woman’s head was almost severed in the knife attack that followed her strangulation by a man who lay in wait for her at her Merivale home.
Disabled residents at the Alpha Support Trust struggled with lack of staff and unsanitary conditions because of the thefts by the couple running the centre in Waltham, says the Serious Fraud Office.
Christchurch Mongrel Mob boss Joseph “Junior” Wiringi was banned from doing his community work sentence after he said he would use it for gang recruitment, says Community Probation.