Politicians and bureaucrats who decided to close the Rangiora District Court had “got it wrong”, long-serving local lawyer Keith Hales told the court’s final sitting yesterday.
A party gatecrasher smashed up the Rangiora Police Station after his arrest, spat inside the station, threatened one constable and bashed another.
A North Canterbury man must pay $1485 for plunging Cheviot into darkness for three-and-a-half hours by swinging on a powerpole stay-wire after a late night visit to the local pub.
A court appearance for an alleged fugitive has been delayed for a week because he remains incapacitated in hospital.
Murder accused Mauha Huatahi Fawcett has chosen not to give evidence at his High Court trial and the court has now heard all the evidence that will be presented in the case.
A man and a woman have been jointly charged with sex offences involving a young girl.
Mongrel Mob members were called to a “hui” on the night of the killing of Christchurch sex worker Mellory Manning, the murder trial of Mauha Huatahi Fawcett has been told.
A man accused of being an on-line predator was mistakenly released on bail last week, but rearrested on Saturday afternoon.
A 26-year-old man has moved to Christchurch from Rotorua to keep his distance from the woman and new-born baby he admits assaulting, and a judge has issued a protection order to keep it that way.
A man had sex with a woman in full public view in a reserve in Riccarton Road and then fought with the police who tried to intervene.