A murder trial has been delayed by one day so that it does not begin on the one-year anniversary of the alleged victim’s death.
An Avonside man says he was “coerced” into taking part in a Bishopdale home invasion in which the victim was bound with duct tape and put in a cupboard.
A 24-year-old child sex offender faces a rare second strike warning and a long prison term after admitting more charges in the Christchurch District Court today.
A man who imposed a “narking fee” on a witness who had given evidence against him at trial has been jailed for three years six months.
A woman who conned three Government agencies into providing support – including payments for fictitious carers – has been jailed for benefit fraud charges involving $270,000.
A 50-year-old methamphetamine courier caught returning from Wellington admitted possession of the drug for supply and was sentenced to home detention in the Christchurch District Court today.
The Crown wanted double child killer Jeremy George Edward McLaughlin jailed for his whole life, without parole, but the High Court has chosen to impose…
A murder-parolee is back in prison serving more of his life sentence after a domestic incident at Kaiapoi in which he threatened his former partner with a hunting knife.
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.