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.
A murder trial has been delayed by one day so that it does not begin on the one-year anniversary of the alleged victim’s death.
An Avonside man says he was “coerced” into taking part in a Bishopdale home invasion in which the victim was bound with duct tape and put in a cupboard.
A 24-year-old child sex offender faces a rare second strike warning and a long prison term after admitting more charges in the Christchurch District Court today.
A man who imposed a “narking fee” on a witness who had given evidence against him at trial has been jailed for three years six months.
A woman who conned three Government agencies into providing support – including payments for fictitious carers – has been jailed for benefit fraud charges involving $270,000.