A man’s “Jekyll and Hyde” violence towards women has brought a four-year seven-month jail term after a three-hour assault left his latest victim with 73 bruises and a broken rib.
A survivor of a triple-fatal car crash eight years ago is still struggling with post traumatic stress disorder as he begins a jail term for choking a woman unconscious and breaking her bones.
A youth who planned a terrorist-style attack last year is doing well on supervision a month after his sentencing and has made his first visit for counselling at a mosque.
Violence erupted during a break at a hearing over a gang home invasion at the main High Court courtroom in Christchurch.
A huge fight broke out inside a Christchurch District Court when a 20-year-old accused of murder appeared.
A man who broke into a woman’s home and placed items of torture on a coffee table while waiting for her to arrive, was sentenced to 10 years’ prison, with a non-parole period of five years.