A judge has ruled that drone pilot Simon Roy Reeve caused danger by flying his 2kg drone when there was a helicopter operating close by at Pines Beach, near Kaiapoi.
A Danish tourist will have to pay $10,000 for shooting a rare and endangered native blue duck, a whio, in South Westland.
Victims of a robbery were offered money and sent on holiday to get them to withdraw their statements to police, the Christchurch District Court was told.
Women aged 94, 93, and 80 years were the three victims of Denise Cherelle Greig’s part in a fraud ring that was scamming people out of their bank cards.
A cellphone containing naked photos of an ex-girlfriend appears to be the target of robbery where the victim was lured into a trap by bogus Facebook messages.
A judge has set aside a defence lawyer’s suggestion that victim impact statements need to be “taken with a grain of salt” and a robbery victim should have “got over” receiving two small stab wounds.
A Christchurch mother struggled with a burglar for five terrifying minutes before neighbours arrived after hearing her screams.
A 33-year-old Aranui man had been up all night taking methamphetamine before making threats and firing a shot outside the Linwood Work and Income offices.
A $10,000 payment has been ordered to the family of a young driver killed in a highway crash, but they will have to decide what to do with the money.
An Akaroa woman courageously disarmed an intellectually disabled woman who had just stabbed her in the back, said a judge during a mental impairment hearing in the Christchurch District Court.