Open Justice multimedia journalist, Christchurch
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Businessman who stole from elderly widow, church has jail time reduced
Nigel Thompson had seven months shaved off his prison sentence.
New charge laid against university student for allegedly having taser at halls
Police also allegedly found a hunting style flick knife in his possession.
Horrific child abuse: Malnourished boy who slept in bath had fractured back, hips
He was traumatised to the point he was psychologically shut off and unable to talk.
Sighs of relief as dad found not guilty of encouraging crash that led to son's death
After the verdict, a minute's silence was held in court to honour the two men who died.
Crown alleges Christchurch father encouraged street race that killed son
Jury will have to decide fate of Mark Nicholl snr who watched crash unfold.
'It’s not good, don’t come over': Dad saw fatal crash, drove home instead of checking on sons
Mark Nicholl said he was shocked and too scared to check on sons so he left the scene.
Father on trial for allegedly encouraging reckless driving that caused death of son
It's alleged four cars travelling in convoy began racing and overtaking each other.
Man allegedly held at gunpoint, forced into dog kennel over missing cannabis
The man said he was out for a walk when the accused jumped out at him with a gun.
Teen who killed another teen with punch appeals three-year sentence
The teen argued the starting point of five years imprisonment was "too high".
'Grave danger': Man who beat friend with skateboard claims self-defence
The teen also told his pregnant partner he would give her a "homemade abortion".
Mass murderer who killed children claims Parole Board 'bias'
The man has been denied parole 14 times since he was jailed in 1993.
Man sexually assaults unconscious ex wife recovering from surgery
The woman drifted in and out of consciousness and tried to push him away.
Canterbury University student in court after allegedly possessing weapons in halls of residence
The man's lawyer asked the judge to suppress the student's name.
Christchurch man holds knife to elderly woman’s throat in her retirement village home
She was pinned against a wall while the stranger held a knife to her throat.
Woman unable to visit dying father overseas after passport taken in $100k burglary
The thief smoked cigarettes during the burglary - and put them out on the bedroom walls.
'Beaten up and strangled': Dad confronts man who attacked teen daughter in family home
The judge told Quinton Ohlson he was 'literally the thing that goes bump in the night'.
'How dare you?' Family recall pain as martial arts killer jailed
'A part of me will be broken for the rest of my life,' the victim's son says.
Heavily pregnant woman stabbed as she fought off teen robbers
The woman lunged for the gun that was pointed at her head.
'Work of the devil': Man's religious upbringing linked to hidden cameras, 40,000 objectional images
The man was taught all things sexual were 'the work of the devil'.
Woman who faked pregnancy claims she was at work during lengthy offending
Judge says Nicola Watts was trying to deflect the blame for her behaviour.
'Their intent was malicious': Landlords harassed tenants on shared property
The landlords removed the tenants' belongings from a shared shed and locked it.
'Traumatic': Pregnant woman in excruciating pain, baby needed resuscitation at birth
Midwives were criticised for their care of the woman whose baby had to be resuscitated.
'And then my leg just breaks': Man who resisted arrest suffers injury
But the IPCA has found the force used by the officers during the arrest was justified.
'Body for money': Man organised sex work for underage girl
The man organised sex work for the teenage girl and took $100 of her earnings.
'Out of control': Yoga studio owner hit by homeless man who called staff 143 times
The man left bizarre voice messages and tried to follow female staff members inside.
'He's pulled it off': What really happened to John Beckenridge and his stepson Mike?
Friends say Beckenridge talked about taking Mike to Asia before they disappeared.
Pacing, filming, verbal threats: How one man harassed his neighbours for months
The neighbours feared for their safety and struggled to live a normal life in their home.
'Street violence and thuggery': Man attacks family after Midnight Oil concert
They were on their way home when they were assaulted, resulting in two needing surgery.
'I was attacked': Psychiatric assistant fired for punching patient
The mental health patient was left with a cut to his face and two black eyes.
'Your theatrics get you nowhere': Ex-Insta model back in court
Hannah Pierson said she tried to get help but was 'unheard and misunderstood'.