The final offender in the Operation Granite drugs conspiracy has lost his last appeal bid and his sentencing has been set for this month, 14 months after his trial in the High Court at Christchurch.
A man shot in an armed incident many years ago has now been convicted on seven charges involving assaults and threats.
A woman who did sex work while on home detention has now admitted forging her own reference letter that was put before a Christchurch District Court sentencing.
An 18-year-old youth charged with two rapes has been further remanded in custody without plea until Thursday, at a brief appearance by video-link in the Christchurch District Court.
A woman assessed as a high risk of reoffending has been urged by a judge to attend a drug rehabilitation programme in the North Island during a jail term imposed for meth dealing.
A Swede described as “a highly gifted horsewoman” has been ordered to do 140 hours of community work and pay $2000 to the partner of a motorcyclist she killed through a momentary driving error.
Sentencing of convicted on-line predator Cameron Stuart Hore for a breach of parole has been put off for three weeks while the Parole Board considers his recall to prison.
A Spreydon man who killed his partner by wounding her 26 times in a frenzied knife attack has been found not guilty on the grounds of insanity and ordered held in hospital as a special patient.
Dallas Edwards has admitted that he was one of the masked and armed men who robbed the Sideline Bar in Richmond of $4545.
Child sex victims of Shane Baylis – jailed for 18 years – have told of their drug use, suicide attempts, and manic depression.