A misdiagnosis and a change of medication led a woman to set fire to a rented flat while she was inside, after a mental health episode.
A woman who stabbed her partner in the chest told police she was frustrated that her attempt to kill him had failed.
A woman’s car was burnt out in Christchurch’s red zone because her boyfriend was angry with her.
Householders who were victims of a serial wheelie-bin arsonist will all get $400 payments for emotional harm reparations.
All of the victims of Michael Edward Brittenden’s spree of wheelie bin blazes in Burnside will be paid for the $68,326 damage he did before he was caught by two bobbies-on-bikes.
A man has denied the arson of a car which was found burning in the red zone at Burwood a week ago.
Two men have been remanded in custody on charges of arson after a car was allegedly set alight in the red zone in Burwood early on Monday.
A man who burgled the St Albans-Shirley Club in Christchurch, and then went back later and set fire to it, was sentenced to over four years’ jail.
Police are investigating two suspicious fires in the Christchurch area overnight.
A Burnside man faced 14 new charges of setting fire to wheelie bins, in the Christchurch District Court today.