A 70-year-old businessman sentenced to three years’ prison for sexually violating a 14-year-old will pay $10,000 emotional harm reparation into a trust for her.
A jury has been told it must set aside sympathy and prejudice and keep an open mind as it begins hearing evidence in a six-week synthetic cannabis dealing trial at the Christchurch District Court.
A teen who once planned an ISIS-style terrorist attack in Christchurch has assured people they are safe even after he absconded from the supervised accommodation where he is GPS monitored.
A group operating from a Sockburn dairy was dealing in “vast quantities” of synthetic cannabis, the Crown alleged as a six week trial began in the Christchurch District Court.
Police have dropped a passport charge that involved “unruly tourist” James Nolan escaping New Zealand on a false passport.
Allegations that a North Canterbury winery used different wines from the ones specified to fill orders it was sending out, have been made as the taking of evidence begins in a four-week fraud trial.
The youngest person arrested over allegations of distributing the Christchurch mosque terror attack video has been released on bail, but he is banned from using any electronic communications technology.
A Christchurch car dealer already on bail on tax and dishonesty charges has ended up in custody after police laid a further charge.
A registrar was slightly injured in court when a gin trap went off while it was being measured as part of a witness’ evidence in an SPCA animal welfare prosecution.
Strict control has been given to the parents of a 24-year-old man granted bail after he has spent five days in custody following his arrest for three alleged police chases.