A judge has ordered that prisoner’s “cultural identification” be officially changed from pakeha to Samoan as he begins a four-year jail term.
A 29-year-old was buying and selling stolen goods from home because he was unable to work while on electronically monitored bail.
Police want $58,000 reparations from two women involved in stripping household gear from Christchurch rental properties that had been booked online.
Even the possibility of a home detention sentence stretching ahead proved too much for determined thief Donna Reta Mareraki.
A man accused of being The Tannery’s rooftop burglar has been remanded in custody at the Christchurch District Court.
A laughing woman was ordered out of court as the sentencing of determined burglar and receiver Matthew John Woods began in the Christchurch District Court.
A Canterbury man faces a long jail term after admitting 44 charges from a crime spree that ended with a police pursuit in September.
Twenty-one new charges have been laid against a man who is in custody after an alleged pursuit during which road spikes were deployed on September 6.
A Christchurch woman’s “better effort” at doing her community work was an illusion – she had someone else doing it in her place.
An unemployed Christchurch man tried to sell stolen war medals worth $2000 at a pawn shop.