An innocent householder was left bound, broken, and bloodied when a methamphetamine robber got the address wrong.
Name suppression has lapsed for a teenager charged over a serious assault at a Northcote property in February.
A honeymooning tourist who caused electrical havoc with a car crash on the West Coast has avoided a conviction and has returned overseas while paying only a tiny fraction of the potential $257,500 damage bill.
A supporter in the public seating barked like a dog and another shouted Nazi Mongrel Mob salutes as an alleged police pursuit driver was remanded in custody overnight.
Repeat drink-driving mum Melanie Susan Trebilco will be allowed to keep her car, but she must undergo treatment and counselling for alcohol, grief, and trauma during a supervision sentence.
A judge wished a sword-armed robber luck as he began a two-year ten-month jail term for a raid on a West Coast petrol station.
Mongrel Mob members will spend years behind bars for a prison bashing that lasted 38 seconds.
A man charged with the murder of a woman in Merivale last month is also facing charges of sexually violating her and taking her car.
A woman was left with 73 bruises after a three-hour assault by Justin Matthew McAllister that included strangling her unconscious with a rope.
Memo Christchurch offenders: Failing to take your court dates seriously is likely to buy you time in the cells.