A change of defence counsel has led to the murder trial of Franchesca Kororia Borell being delayed in the High Court at Christchurch.
A judge has criticised police for failing to provide burglary victims’ statements for a court hearing, more than three weeks after he asked for them.
A Christchurch judge has added four months to the 11-year six-month jail term that a 33-year-old Christchurch man is already serving for drug offences.
A 55-year-old man who threatened to “exterminate” a staff member at a call centre has been convicted and discharged at the Christchurch District Court.
A Canterbury man held a pitchfork under a woman’s jaw during a violent incident in which he threatened to kill her.
Thomas Liam Carruth has already paid $1644 for repairs after wrecking the sports fields at Burnside Park. Next Monday, he hands over his car as well.
A jury took less than an hour to reject Sainey Marong’s defence of self-diagnosed insanity, and convicted him of the murder of a Christchurch sex worker.
At 38 and facing a lengthy jail term, Cade Lee Manuel has decided he is “too old for this”.
Two women involved in a “redneck” revenge robbery plan have been granted home detention terms, at their Christchurch District Court sentencing.
The skipper of the trawler The Lady Sarah has admitted a charge of failing to ensure a proper look-out was kept before its grounding on Kaitorete Spit near Lake Ellesmere.