The defence will claim a 19-year-old woman’s rape complaint arose from her view that she was being “disrespected” after having casual sex in the atmosphere of University of Canterbury end-of-term partying.
A woman who stabbed her partner while he was abusing her was sentenced to seven months’ prison to keep her safe from her partner, her alcoholism, and from people who could supply her with drink.
A Chinese man living in Christchurch has admitted selling his passport which was then used by an imposter to enter Australia from Hong Kong.
A man struggling with stress after people he knew were killed in the CTV building collapse reacted with explosive rage months later when things went wrong at the airport.
A man charged with committing seven Bishopdale burglaries was denied bail in the Christchurch District Court today.
Family of a Burwood murder victim were ordered out of court shouting and swearing as the confessed killer was given a 10-year minimum non-parole term as part of his life sentence.
Bail was refused for a 21-year-old charged with an aggravated burglary where the victim of a home invasion was bound with duct tape, then put in a cupboard.
Residents with mental disabilities at a housing complex helped to put out one of the fires started by a woman with a long history of arson.
The partner of murdered Rangiora man Tony John Lochhead has been recalled to prison and given extra jail time after admitting charges of possessing morphine, and supplying the class B drug.
Name suppression has been continued for two men who have denied charges of murdering Rangiora man Tony John Lochhead last month.