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.
The Commissioner of Police has been ordered to pay $300 costs to a young man because he was summoned to attend an incorrect session at the Christchurch District Court.
A woman has admitted endangering the health of her son and daughter by having them living with her in a house that was being used for methamphetamine manufacture.
A man facing a long jail term for injuring his five-year-old son with a heater has spoken from the dock to tell his teenage boy to stay away from gangs.
Christchurch’s alleged plum sauce burglar has agreed to a remand in custody while he recovers in Christchurch Hospital from the police dog bite wounds he received at the time of his arrest.
Ritchie Stuart Clutterbuck says he is struggling to find work and get his life back on track after serving a two-year jail sentence for a blackmail conviction that was quashed on appeal.