The Crown wanted double child killer Jeremy George Edward McLaughlin jailed for his whole life, without parole, but the High Court has chosen to impose…
A murder-parolee is back in prison serving more of his life sentence after a domestic incident at Kaiapoi in which he threatened his former partner with a hunting knife.
The defence will claim a 19-year-old woman’s rape complaint arose from her view that she was being “disrespected” after having casual sex in the atmosphere of University of Canterbury end-of-term partying.
A Chinese man living in Christchurch has admitted selling his passport which was then used by an imposter to enter Australia from Hong Kong.
Family of a Burwood murder victim were ordered out of court shouting and swearing as the confessed killer was given a 10-year minimum non-parole term as part of his life sentence.
Name suppression has been continued for two men who have denied charges of murdering Rangiora man Tony John Lochhead last month.
Two men charged with the murder of a man allegedly burned in a petrol attack have been sent for trial in the High Court.
Waimate District Council did take the requirements for “urgent” building work into account before deciding to prosecute a building owner for work done without consent, the council maintained at a costs hearing in the Christchurch High Court.
A Cashmere man described a Christchurch City Council prosecution as a shambles and a farce before he was ordered to pay a fine and costs totalling $455 for walking his dog without a leash.
A 23-year-old Sydney man has admitted smuggling six live scorpions through Christchurch International Airport from Australia.