The trial of 10 men charged with the kidnapping and wounding of a rival gang member has been set for August 22, six months ahead of the date originally proposed.
Activist and union organiser Joseph Robert Davies has admitted child abuse pornography charges in the Christchurch District Court.
The defence says it was a “bungled” attempt to help a friend with some software she needed. The police say it was a plan to secretly install a programme that would take intimate videos of her.
A judge told Jessie Charles Ormandy he was lucky not to face child neglect charges after offloading four young children on the roadside from the car he was stealing.
A Redwood man faces three charges of using forged $100 notes.
A food bank official says he feels responsible for sex offender Allen Malsen’s latest jail term because he made the request for help that got the 31-year-old in trouble again.
High risk sex offender Lloyd Alexander McIntosh will continue to be closely monitored until an application to impose one of the new Public Protection Orders can be heard by the High Court.
An Aranui man denies charges relating to an alleged armed confrontation over a loud stereo unit in Aranui on Monday night.
A psychiatric report has been ordered for a 28-year-old man charged with an arson that destroyed a Lyttelton house on Monday afternoon.
The man accused of setting fire to St Margaret’s Presbyterian Church in Farrington Avenue, Bishopdale, on May 15, is a near neighbour.