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.
Murray James Allan’s criminal career has involved being shot in the face by police and beaten by the Tribesmen gang, but he will now get another chance at rehabilitation.
A man described as possibly the longest serving meth addict to be dealt with in the New Zealand court system has been jailed for three years for offending fuelled by his habit.
A Christchurch man’s life spiralled out of control when he began using meth and associating with people a judge described as “dregs”.
A thief and burglar with a $600-a-day meth habit caused “maximum mess and destruction” as he raided homes, said the judge who jailed him for four years six months.
A man has apologised for his outburst that led to a jury being hurriedly ushered out of court after it had found him guilty of importing methamphetamine from Mexico.
A series of bail breaches has led to hip-hop and rap artist Scribe being remanded in custody for the next month.
A man who led police on a car chase a year ago has now pleaded guilty to a long list of drug, weapons, and driving charges in the Christchurch District Court.
A Redwood man has admitted a three-month crime spree across Christchurch and North Canterbury in which goods worth $132,160 were stolen.
Drugs drove the offending by three burglars who hit dozens of home and caused losses totalling $200,000.