A judge has ordered that prisoner’s “cultural identification” be officially changed from pakeha to Samoan as he begins a four-year jail term.
The Crown is alleging 13 years of violence and sexual abuse by a man who has gone on trial, but the jury was told the victims did not complain during regular contacts with the authorities.
A 16-year-old awaiting sentencing for possession of the objectionable mosque terror attack video has been released on bail again after admitting possession of cannabis.
A 29-year-old was buying and selling stolen goods from home because he was unable to work while on electronically monitored bail.
A woman has told of a suicide attempt in the aftermath of a sex attack by 23-year-old Micah James Morgan Harris, who was jailed at the Christchurch District Court today.
A woman has told how her car’s windows were smashed with an axe while she was inside it and she was robbed of her cash after a late night drug deal went sour.
Heath Eric Morris has finally apologised to the family of the 20-year-old he bashed to death in his sleep, just before he began his life term at his sentencing in the High Court at Christchurch.
Three police-issue tasers went missing during transport and ended up under the bed of a small scale Christchurch drugs dealer.
A huge brawl erupted in Christchurch’s main court as men rushed the dock where a 35-year-old had admitted charges relating to the fatal shooting of a King Cobra gang member at Charing Cross. [Updated report.]
A judge says the son of the late philanthropist and Mainfreight founder Neil Graham must have been “wilfully blind” not to realise how much cannabis was being grown on his property at Ellesmere.