A 27-year-old red-zone worker charged with thefts, burglaries and receiving stolen property, was granted bail today in the Christchurch District Court.
A Christchurch art dealer has admitted damaging a Peter McIntyre painting he owned and then trying to make a false insurance claim for it.
[Updated report of evidence from Day 2] Work colleagues treated rat poison comments by Helen Elizabeth Milner as a joke, the jury was told at her trial on charges of attempting to murder and murdering her 47-year-old husband.
[Updated report] The Crown alleges a 50-year-old woman was caught out by the web of lies she told when she drugged and probably suffocated her husband and claimed he had committed suicide.
Cripps gang member Sonny Clarke says he’s sorry for stealing electronic gear from the neo-natal unit at Christchurch Women’s Hospital but he still swore at the judge when he didn’t get the sentence he wanted.
A man accused of being the “plum sauce burglar” has offered a judge some well-meaning medical advice.
On-line sex predator Cameron Stuart Hore has ended up back in prison for three months for what he claims was an “accidental” text message to an earlier victim.
A 54-year-old man who is seven years into a life term for a Nelson murder that involved a frenzied knife attack has admitted head-butting a prison officer while serving his time at Rolleston Prison.
A cancer diagnosis and a long jail term for a conviction that was overturned on appeal have led to a home detention sentence for a repeat burglar and thief.
LWR owner Kenneth James Anderson’s frauds at the time of the company’s $100 million collapse have left him shamed, devastated, bankrupt, without assets at the age of 66 – and now jailed for six years.