A man who threatened terrified pharmacy staff with an imitation sawn-off shotgun before taking money and drugs has been jailed for four years three months.
A heavily facially tattooed man with gang links has spent so many years in prison he does not know how to live on the outside, the Christchurch District Court was told as he was jailed again.
A 65-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to 12 sex abuse charges spanning 49 years.
A Christchurch man who bashed a fellow prisoner with a shower head in a sock while in custody over two police car chases has pleaded guilty and been jailed for three years.
A man whose bizarre behaviour in court meant he was remanded in custody, was much better behaved at his sentencing today with only a few outbursts.
A knife-wielding man demanded $80 from the lone attendant at an Ashburton service station, and told her it was to pay a bill after an automatic teller transaction failed.
A judge has ruled that a 34-year-old man unlawfully installed a programme to take videos on a woman’s laptop computer but he has found that the man did not realise the laptop would operate in her bedroom.
Cheyenne Destiny Jade Reed said he set fire to a Bishopdale church as revenge against God for killing his friends in the Christchurch earthquake.
A teenager who has lost 10 friends to suicide in recent years – and made three attempts herself – has been granted permanent name suppression at her Christchurch District Court sentencing on dishonesty charges.
A man regarded by the police as a high-risk offender has admitted cutting off his electronic monitoring bracelet while serving a 10-year extended supervision order.