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.
Girls aged 16 and 17 cried and wailed as they were jailed for kidnapping, robbing, and assaulting Christchurch men they met on dating websites.
A woman feared she would be killed during an hour-long assault by 32-year-old Tama Wiremu Mahanga.
Police have dropped a methamphetamine-possession-for-supply charge against a man who was arrested by armed police after a car chase in Christchurch two weeks ago.
Name suppression has lapsed on members or associates of the Head Hunters gang who were charged with being members of an organised criminal group after police raids on gang premises in December.
A judge delivered an anti-meth warning as he jailed four offenders for a disastrous night time home invasion and robbery at Springston, southwest of Christchurch.
A man police allege used a taser to try to rob a dairy in Opawa in July has pleaded not guilty to 10 charges in the Christchurch District Court.
Four people charged over an alleged armed home invasion and robbery at Springston are staying in custody for the next few weeks after remands at the Christchurch District Court today.