The man charged with injuring cricketer Jesse Ryder in an alleged assault at a Merivale bar ten months ago is seeking to have the case dropped because of pre-trial publicity. [Updated report]
A second Chinese man has admitted improperly dealing with passports, but three others arrested in the police swoop in July 2012 continue to deny the charges and are heading for trial in September.
A 27-year-old man has been banned from going to Hagley Park and the Botanic Gardens while he awaits sentencing for a series of indecency offences.
A 21-year-old has been jailed for eight years three months for a party stabbing that left a knife embedded in his victim’s skull and may have life-long effects.
The 17 victims of a tyre slasher outside Christchurch Hospital – who were mostly nurses finishing night shifts – will be paid for the damage and will each get a $50 payment for the bother he caused.
Police executing a search warrant in Christchurch during the investigation into two armed robberies of bars on Sunday night have now found a firearm. [Updated report]
A passenger in a car allegedly involved in a boy racer incident which ended in a police car being rammed in Deans Avenue pleaded guilty to five charges in the Christchurch District Court today.
Bail has been granted to a Linwood teenager accused of ill-treating a dog by cutting its throat.
A 23-year-old was using the synthetic cannabis Kronic when he snatched a Child Cancer Foundation donation box from a dairy counter.
Bail has been refused for a 26-year-old man charged with a central Christchurch street robbery in which two youths were allegedly threatened with a softball bat.