An unpopular Marlborough Sounds fisheries regulation – known as “The Slot” – has gone on trial as a test case in the Christchurch District Court.
An on-line sex predator has lasted just one week after his release from prison on parole before ending up straight back in custody for contacting one of his victims by text message.
A woman will have to serve all of a three-year eleven-month jail term imposed as a second-strike sentence for throwing a bucket of scalding water over a fellow inmate at Christchurch Women’s Prison.
A 20-year-old man says his action in stabbing a knife into the skull of a friend at a party was “more like a flinch”.
A surgeon has assessed that “considerable force” would have been needed to embed a knife into the side of the skull of a man injured at a Christchurch party.
Christchurch police are asking for public help to find 23-year-old Allix Jean Beaurepaire, who has warrants out for her arrest.
A murder trial has been delayed by one day so that it does not begin on the one-year anniversary of the alleged victim’s death.
An Avonside man says he was “coerced” into taking part in a Bishopdale home invasion in which the victim was bound with duct tape and put in a cupboard.
A 24-year-old child sex offender faces a rare second strike warning and a long prison term after admitting more charges in the Christchurch District Court today.
A man who imposed a “narking fee” on a witness who had given evidence against him at trial has been jailed for three years six months.