A King Cobras gang member told police he rushed the dock when Daniel Gary French admitted firearms charges because “he killed my bro”.
A woman spoke of her feelings of “toxic shame” after being sexually abused as a 16-year-old, before seeing her abuser jailed for six years.
Max the 14-year-old poodle had no teeth and was mostly blind and deaf when two pig dogs tore into him in the street at Leithfield, North Canterbury.
A misdiagnosis and a change of medication led a woman to set fire to a rented flat while she was inside, after a mental health episode.
A judge has ruled out a reduction for “cultural factors” in sentencing gang members for a four-on-one stabbing attack in Christchurch Men’s Prison.
Twelve new charges alleging race fixing – including the drugging of a horse – and drug transactions have been laid against people involved in the police’s Operation Inca investigation into the harness racing scene.
A High Court judge has appealed for calm at a weeping, highly emotional court appearance for Darrin Ray Stewart who is charged with the manslaughter of an 18-year-old in a central Christchurch crash.
A motorcyclist who admits posting a YouTube video of his 220km-an-hour ride on Banks Peninsula will try to avoid a term of disqualification from driving.
More than three years of careful work have gone into a difficult sentence for a night-time intruder with a deteriorating mental state.
Police allege a Hillmorton Hospital patient was trying to harm himself when he stabbed a woman nurse on Sunday afternoon.