A man shot by police in a rampage across Christchurch seven years ago will stay in custody as a special patient after another violent outburst that injured a nurse.
Even the possibility of a home detention sentence stretching ahead proved too much for determined thief Donna Reta Mareraki.
A woman thought she was going to be killed along with two children in the car, when her ex-partner threatened to drive into a power pole unless she ended her cellphone call to the police.
A man who broke a woman’s finger when he attacked her in the Cosmo Pharmacy in the central city has been jailed for 18-months.
A former partner described the “evil, smirking look” on Paul Dumelow’s face as he told her: “Your children will never see you alive again.”
A 19-year-old has been discharged without conviction after a “confused and drunken” episode at a Lincoln University hall that originally led to a sex attack charge.
James Graham Body made his partner cook him a meal, made her watch him eat it, and then smashed the plate in front of her when he was finished.
A 27-year-old Avonhead man has been remanded in custody charged with an attack on a woman in an early morning incident in Ilam.
A woman charged with a robbery in Hastings two weeks ago has now been charged with robbing an elderly couple in Papanui, Christchurch, on Monday.
A man who seriously assaulted both a work-mate and his partner in separate incidents, pleaded guilty to two charges of intentionally injuring his victims, at the Christchurch District Court.