Kaine Van Hemert was due to be admitted to a mental health facility later that day.
Christchurch man was appearing in court charged with sending "offensive" message.
As new highway opens today, Herald investigates Christchurch's transport past and future.
Police were alerted to the three-vehicle crash about 3.55pm.
Artworks pass through descendants' wills before coming up for auction.
Man died of stab injuries on September 6 at his home in Edgeware.
Daniel Burrough's extreme views against Muslims continue, Crown says.
Christchurch sex worker Renee Duckmanton was brutally murdered in 2016.
Allegations lawyers made 'unlawful agreement' to stifle prosecution.
Thermal drone allegedly captures moment of big eastern Europe drug deal.
One tragedy. Two mates. Two stories. It was up to the jury to decide who to believe.
Joe McGirr has been found guilty of attempting to pervert the course of justice.
Joe McGirr denies supplying ecstasy to Lauren Biddle before her shock death.
"Freaking out" engineer says burying Lauren Biddle's clothes was an act of commemoration.
A High Court judge has just ruled on suppression.
A first responder says Lauren Biddle was "completely dry" when they arrived.