A last minute flourish of his mother’s credit card has allowed a home detention sentence for a 33-year-old Leeston man whose successful cannabis growing could have earned $98,000 a year.
A man charged with assaulting a Christchurch sex worker with intent to commit sexual violation has been struggling to find a suitable address for his release on bail.
A man’s breach of trust in raping and violating an 18-year-old woman who was sleeping off her heavy drinking at his Linwood house has drawn an eight-and-a-half year jail term.
Police opposed bail for two men charged with the robbing an R18 store in Linwood of synthetic drugs only 40 minutes before the products became illegal.
A North Canterbury man says he spiked the drink of his drug dealer after the dealer’s batch of “speed” made people ill.
A 60-year-old man has been found guilty of 14 charges of indecent assaults on women customers who say they were touched inappropriately while they were being given Chinese massages.
A man accused of an attack on a sex worker in central Christchurch early on Friday was likely to be granted bail after his appearance in the Christchurch District Court today.
After deliberating all afternoon, the jury in the trial of a Chinese massager charged with 17 indecent assaults was sent home overnight at 5pm.
A Hoon Hay man has admitted stealing and receiving stolen tools worth $120,000.
A 26-year-old woman stood impassive in the dock as the details of her part in the brutal axe-murder of her mother-in-law in Picton last year were described in the High Court in Christchurch.