Disabled residents at the Alpha Support Trust struggled with lack of staff and unsanitary conditions because of the thefts by the couple running the centre in Waltham, says the Serious Fraud Office.
Christchurch Mongrel Mob boss Joseph “Junior” Wiringi was banned from doing his community work sentence after he said he would use it for gang recruitment, says Community Probation.
Still staunchly defiant, a 51-year-old man has been jailed for 18 years for the sexual abuse of five girls when they were aged between four and fourteen years.
When Peter Lindsay Armitage was sentenced for indecencies against a boy last year, the police appealed for any other victims to come forward – and now one of them has.
A man described as a “rough sleeper” when he assaulted a woman staff member at an inner city pharmacy in June has admitted 15 charges and is in custody pending sentencing.
A teenager charged with the murder of 41-year-old Cyrus Alexis Alupis will face trial in the High Court at Greymouth on September 2, 2019.
Two men have admitted poaching a wild stag and a goat from a Canterbury safari park.
A Turkish emigrant’s hopes of leaving a legacy for his children were dashed by Craig Murray Shaw’s rooftop raid on The Tannery.
Knifepoint Facebook trader Nicali Joseph Stepancic has been jailed for five-and-a-half years.
After exchanging 1300 instant Facebook messages and 18,000 texts with a 13-year-old girl – including naked photos – a 35-year-old man has admitted meeting and sexually assaulting her.