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.
Several harness racing industry figures are denying fraud conspiracy charges alleging race fixing and electing trial by jury.
A man charged with stupefying and sexual violation has denied all charges and been remanded for a Crown case review hearing in November.
An unemployed Christchurch man pleaded guilty to four charges of importing methamphetamine and ecstasy by mail during May and June 2016.
Russian and Ukrainian men who imported ecstasy worth $2 million through Christchurch Airport have been jailed for five years nine months, with speculation remaining about the drug’s final destination.
A couple say they were unwitting drug couriers when they flew into Christchurch with 5kg of Ecstasy worth $2 million in a suitcase on April 6 last year.
A Russian national arrested at Christchurch Airport 10 months ago has admitted importing 5kg of the class B drug Ecstasy into New Zealand.
Three foreign visitors have denied involvement in a 5kg drug importation intercepted at Christchurch International Airport three weeks ago.
Two men from Russia and a Ukrainian woman have been charged after authorities allegedly found 5kg of MDMA – commonly known as ecstasy – in a suitcase at Christchurch International Airport.