A West Coast man with a history of sex offending spanning 30 years has been jailed under an open-ended preventive detention sentence, in the High Court at Christchurch.
Name suppression has lifted on a West Coast man facing 14 historic sex charges.
West Coast building company Adam Campbell Building Ltd has abandoned its bid to keep its name suppressed after a staff member was killed at a worksite two years ago.
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.