The Crown claims that a Darfield man drank a significant amount of alcohol at a party and appeared drunk before he left a party and caused a crash in which his passenger was killed.
A Christchurch woman is denying three charges alleging assaults using an air rifle.
Drug importing convictions will stand against a high profile Christchurch bodybuilder and personal trainer who now faces a doubtful future in his chosen career.
Two Invercargill women who kidnapped and bashed an intellectually impaired woman face sentencing together in November after admitting the charges.
A Christchurch bodybuilder will have to wait one more day to find out whether his international career will be blighted by convictions for importing illegal drugs worth up to $90,000.
Reparations of $72,000 may be sought from a roof-top burglar who targeted shopping malls over New Zealand, including five in Christchurch.
A Nelson man who slapped, smothered, choked, and pulled the hair of a Christchurch sex worker – going beyond an agreement they had for rough sex – has been jailed for 10 months on a charge of assault.
A 21-year-old student has been sentenced to community detention and community work for illtreatment of two cows on a Landcorp farm near Westport.
Home detention was imposed on a tearful South Korean student who admitted a sudden knife attack which a judge saw as arising from intoxication and a sense of honour.
James Kevin Hogan believes that his latest jail term for inflicting a drug-debt beating could be a life sentence.