A Christchurch man has admitted burning the face of his five-year-old son with a fan heater after losing his temper because of a scorch mark on the carpet.
A woman with a threatening and often violent reputation has admitted another charge of trespassing at Pioneer Recreation and Sports Centre where she has been banned since July 2012.
A woman says she was repeatedly raped by a man after police took away her car keys and left her stranded in a pub car park in the early hours of the morning.
Police have withdrawn a theft charge against a Christchurch art dealer, saying there was not enough evidence to continue with the prosecution.
A victim stabbed four times during a Spreydon street brawl has admitted sending violent threatening text messages before the confrontation.
A 36-year-old with a bad criminal record, who sold blackmarket crayfish to Christchurch outlets, has received a community-based sentence in the Christchurch District Court today.
A Shirley man has been remanded on theft and assault charges over an alleged incident in which a man says he was assaulted at the New Brighton Pier and his camera thrown into the sea.
Sending sexually explicit text messages led to bad blood between two Pacific Island families in Christchurch, an armed confrontation in the street, and four men injured in hospital.
Two licensed premises sold alcohol to under-age customers during a police controlled purchase operation on 11 liquor outlets in Mid Canterbury on Saturday August 31.
The firearm allegedly used in a shooting in Hagley Park has been found, and three people charged over the incident were today remanded for a case review before trial on November 4.