Burglar Michael Taui Wetere sprang into action in the hour after the Kaikoura earthquake while police were busy doing tsunami evacuations in Christchurch’s eastern suburbs.
A woman charged with two house burglaries has been granted bail at the Christchurch District Court three days after a warrant was issued for her arrest.
Two charges of using a gas torch to assault a woman have been laid against a 44-year-old man who was allegedly on the run from police for seven months.
The disorganisation and chaos of Richard Graham’s life has reached the limits of a judge’s patience, and the 28-year-old has now farewelled his children for a few months.
The victim of a terrible pile-up involving a street-sweeping truck near Rangiora will not get all the reparation she was asking for after her vehicle was written off, a court has decided.
A man shot in the face by police in a Woolston firearms incident in February has admitted six charges and is in custody for sentencing.
An additional carjacking charge has been laid against Dunedin man Michael John Hughes after police arrested him in Canterbury on Wednesday at the end of a manhunt.
A woman says she will be “haunted forever” after learning that there was a second victim of Sidney John Hurst’s child sexual abuse.
A drug dealer who already has a murder conviction in Australia admitted to police that he had used a pistol to threaten people, after his arrest in Christchurch for meth dealing.
A man alleged to have been caught on video leaving the scene after a burglary has been remanded in custody at the Christchurch District Court. [Updated report]