The High Court has taken over a case involving alleged importation of $50 million of methamphetamine from Mexico.
A judge told a woman she was lucky not to be put on the next flight back to India after she was caught smuggling food and plant material through Christchurch International Airport wrapped in carbon paper.
A 29-year-old man serving a life term for a 2009 Christchurch murder has now admitted two more violent incidents in prison.
A 24-year-old man has been jailed and banned from schools, parks, and swimming pools after admitting indecently touching a 10-year-old boy who was playing football at a school playground.
A 21-year-old who says he streaked at last week’s rugby league match in Christchurch to win a trip, will have to pay $1130 in fines and costs.
Sadism and sexual abuse of toddlers was among the internet pornography found in the possession of a Canterbury sportsman and churchgoer.
A 26-year-old Christchurch man has been charged with manslaughter over a fatal crash in Russley on January 2.
A 57-year-old man who says he felt “stonewalled and powerless” in his dealings with the Earthquake Commission has written out cheques totalling $14,394 for paintstripper damage to EQC cars.
An arrest warrant has been issued for a 17-year-old the police are seeking for a dairy robbery in North New Brighton last week.
Police are investigating whether two women arrested in Sumner are linked to a spate of burglaries in which rental properties were stripped bare.