Two men charged with the murder of a man allegedly burned in a petrol attack have been sent for trial in the High Court.
Waimate District Council did take the requirements for “urgent” building work into account before deciding to prosecute a building owner for work done without consent, the council maintained at a costs hearing in the Christchurch High Court.
A Cashmere man described a Christchurch City Council prosecution as a shambles and a farce before he was ordered to pay a fine and costs totalling $455 for walking his dog without a leash.
A 33-year-old man who assaulted a woman twice, bound her hands with duct tape, wrapped her face in cling-wrap, and punched her on both sides…
A 23-year-old Sydney man has admitted smuggling six live scorpions through Christchurch International Airport from Australia.
Waimate businessman Keith Williams has begun his bid in the High Court at Christchurch to get more costs from the Waimate District Council over a building prosecution that went wrong.
Police say a man is “doing okay” but has little recollection of a vicious Hagley Park mugging early on Sunday morning.
The trial of a man accused of a woman’s murder at a Linwood house in June 2012 has been set for March next year.
Bail has been granted to a Rangiora man three days after his arrest on drugs charges.
A 22-year-old teacher was “regrettably subject to extreme humiliation and embarrassment” when she became partially stripped during her arrest in a fracas outside a Woolston nightclub, a judge has commented as he discharged her without conviction.