More than three years of careful work have gone into a difficult sentence for a night-time intruder with a deteriorating mental state.
The elderly victims of a pair of violent home invaders want to leave their heritage house in Papanui because they do not feel safe, but have found they will have to stay.
An innocent householder was left bound, broken, and bloodied when a methamphetamine robber got the address wrong.
A 24-year-old first offender wiped away tears as he was jailed for a meth-fuelled home invasion and drugs robbery in which the victim was bashed and tied.
Shaun Francis Whittaker claims he has been “incarcerated in some form” for 27 of his 41 years.
A man has admitted the home invasion of an address in Templeton where he pointed what appeared to be a firearm at his victims and demanded money.
A Linwood man smacked the side of the dock and shouted a gang salute when he was remanded in custody on a charge of armed robbery over an alleged Templeton home invasion on Sunday night.
Former Rebels gang president Albert Enoka has been jailed for 10 years for a violent stand-over and kidnapping incident, but the judge ruled out an open-ended term of preventive detention.
A 25-year-old man admitted punching and kicking his victim, and then taking items from a rural farm in Oxford in June 2015.
Seven years’ jail were imposed on a 22-year-old Christchurch man who had admitted three robberies involving six people.