A "bit of community friction" came to a head when a nunchuck-wielding man made violent threats in Waipori Falls, a court has heard.
One man was on his ninth day awake. The other was simply caught up in the moment. Their meth-fuelled attack on a man in a vehicle had prompted both to want to change their ways, a court has heard.
A woman charged for the second time with criminal harassment caused a man to fear for the health and safety of his family.
A recidivist driving offender caused a loss of more than $12,000 to his passenger after he fell asleep at the wheel.
A "family man" was told to consider how his latest round of offending affected the victim, who perhaps had a family of his own.
A man who refused a blood test after admitting driving while high said he did so because his blood was ‘‘sacred’’, a court heard.
A man who beat his partner with a hammer — witnessed by her parents during a video call — has been found guilty.
A recidivist drink-driver has turned his life around despite an eighth drink-driving conviction, a court has heard.
A man who allegedly assaulted a woman with a hammer was reported to police by her parents, who say they saw it happen over a video-call, a jury has heard.
A prospective teacher learned a valuable lesson after she crashed into a traffic light on St Patrick’s Day while more than four times the breath alcohol limit.
A woman who was allegedly raped by a "scary mobster" says she was too scared not to comply after he pulled out a hammer.
A Mosgiel woman took advantage of her mother’s dementia, taking her bank card on a spending spree and burgling her home, a court has heard.
A young motorcyclist who drove at more than 150kmh through suburban Dunedin acted like a "lunatic", a judge says.
Throwing projectiles at pursuing officers during a high-speed police chase has landed a woman in prison.
Throwing projectiles at pursuing officers during a high-speed police chase in Oamaru has landed a woman in prison.
A man has narrowly avoided a sentence of imprisonment for a double beating he dealt out behind bars.