A microlight pilot who “buzzed” a couple on a beach at Barrytown, on the West Coast, has been banned from flying for six months and fined $4500.
A jury will have to decide whether conspiracy, revenge, and lies has led to a 45-year-old man being put on trial for child sex abuse offending.
A honeymooning tourist who caused electrical havoc with a car crash on the West Coast has avoided a conviction and has returned overseas while paying only a tiny fraction of the potential $257,500 damage bill.
A judge wished a sword-armed robber luck as he began a two-year ten-month jail term for a raid on a West Coast petrol station.
A man who robbed a West Coast petrol station with a samurai sword pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated robbery in the Christchurch District Court.
George Sean Warren has pleaded not guilty to the murder of a West Coast woman on October 22, at a video-link appearance in the High Court at Christchurch.
The Chinese director of a gold mining company cannot claim a lack of understanding as a factor that led to unauthorised excavation of a West Coast stream bed, an Environment Court judge has ruled.
A judge has allowed a tearful Michael Saunders to avoid convictions for the tragic West Coast river crossing that cost two lives in June last year.
A jury has been unable to reach agreement in the seven-day trial of a 31-year-old meth dealer charged with stupefying and raping a woman on the West Coast in 2014.
The Crown alleges the date rape drug GHB may have been used on a woman by her meth dealer before he raped her in her Greymouth home.