A tearful teenager has been charged with manslaughter over the death of 18-year-old Alexia Chrissy-Marie Noble-Hazelwood in central Christchurch on Friday night.
A cushion was held over the face of an 83-year-old man to stop him screaming during a robbery in his Papanui home, and he was threatened with his own garden secateurs.
Three men charged with stupefying or sex charges against a woman in April last year have been granted name suppression and remanded on bail at the Christchurch District Court.
A huge brawl erupted in Christchurch’s main court as men rushed the dock where a 35-year-old had admitted charges relating to the fatal shooting of a King Cobra gang member at Charing Cross. [Updated report.]
Reality tv contestant Ottie Schwartz resisted any extra publicity when she was fined and disqualified for a drink-driving charge in the Christchurch District Court today.
A man with intellectual limitations has been given a suspended sentence after admitting voting 11 times in last year’s General Election.
A Tuahiwi mother-of-three will spend months doing her community work after her failed attempt to smuggle contraband into Christchurch Men’s Prison inside her underwear.
Home detention was allowed for a 21-year-old who admitted being in a group that used a knife to rob the dairy at Springston.
An 18-year-old is already helping victims with the damage he did by shooting fireworks out the window of a car which started a $46,000 fire.
Thirty years of sexual offending against women and children has led the court to impose an open-ended preventive detention sentence on a 52-year-old man.