Red zone burglars were “picking over the carcass of what’s left of our city”, said a judge as he jailed an offender for 25 months.
A man’s joy at getting permanent work led to drinking and an incident at Riccarton where he lifted a 10-year-old girl off the ground.
Synthetic cannabis was seen as contributing to an episode of “mindless behaviour” that led to three people being bashed – two of them with a hammer – in a drive-through queue at a food outlet early one morning.
A stay of proceedings has been refused for the man accused of assaulting cricket international Jesse Ryder outside a Merivale bar.
Oxford farmer All Means All has been found guilty on six charges of threatening to kill Prime Minister John Key and the courts now have the prickly problem of deciding what to do with him.
A man with two broken ankles in plaster has been remanded on bail after his court appearances were delayed for three weeks by his stay in hospital.
A 20-year-old charged with manslaughter after an alleged bashing victim died in hospital has been remanded on bail to the High Court after a brief appearance in the Christchurch District Court today.
When someone found a lost cellphone containing downloaded child pornography images, they caused maximum damage by texting the pictures to people on the contacts list in the phone.
A Sockburn man is denying charges of using counterfeit $20 banknotes.
A 19-year-old has ended up spending four weeks in custody for some relatively minor offending because he failed – as the judge put it – to “take care of business”.