Keri Martin Wakefield has now admitted he was the main offender in arson attacks that caused damage totalling $374,000.
A 59-year-old man has been jailed for life with a non-parole term of 10 years for stabbing his neighbour to death with a boning knife at a Christchurch City Council housing complex in Spreydon.
A woman who said she regretted ever getting involved in an incident with Christchurch’s smiling bank robber, Timothy Daniel Whelan, has been given a 12-month home detention sentence.
Mosgiel man Andrew John Earl has been fined $2500 and disqualified from driving for a year for causing the crash which killed Timaru financier Allan Hubbard and injured his wife Jean.
A Loburn teenager has been charged with the rape and abduction of an 11-year-old girl and the rape of a 17-year-old woman.
A 66-year-old Christchurch businessman has admitted four representative fraud charges involving about $118 million related to the collapse of textile manufacturer LWR, which was placed in receivership in April 2009.
Police investigating an alleged sexual assault in Sockburn yesterday say there has been an encouraging response to requests for information, but they need more.
Christchurch police are asking for public help to find Luana Margaret Wooton, pictured, who has warrants out for her arrest.
Christchurch police are investigating an alleged sexual assault by an intruder in a woman’s home in Sockburn about 10.50am on Tuesday, September 24.
Christchurch police are asking if anyone has information about a Burnside couple’s cat, Turbo, being shaved and then having a swastika drawn on it with a Vivid marker.