A man facing 10 charges of causing loss by deception over an alleged petrol scam has been remanded without plea by a registrar at the Christchurch District Court.
A judge has taken a strong stand to protect vulnerable late night workers such as bus and taxi drivers.
A police constable who grabbed a soccer linesman by the throat has been discharged without conviction but was described by a judge as behaving like “the spectator from hell”.
“You are lucky I’m not Judge Erber.”
Repeat fraudster Stephen Gerard Mason cheated the elderly with frauds described by a judge as “despicable and mean-spirited”.
A Christchurch police officer has resigned after admitting indecencies with two women who were alone with him in a patrol car.
An 11-year-old girl jumped from a moving vehicle on a North Canterbury road to escape from the teenager who had just raped her.
The children of a strip-for-drugs cannabis dealer have left school after being taunted and bullied, the High Court at Christchurch was told as the dealer was jailed for four-and-a-half years.
A Chinese student will have to pay penalties totalling $1130 for failing to declare 57 food items she tried to bring into New Zealand through Christchurch International Airport.
A horse-owner has been told, “Shame on you,” by a judge for clearly feeding himself while his animals were starving.