A South Otago man involved with several people, including his brother, in selling and supplying cannabis in the Milton area in 2012 has been jailed for 27 months.
A Dunedin man who falsified his Facebook profile to contact a teenage boy for sex offending has been jailed for three years and warned preventive detention was a possibility for any future offending.
A woman attributed a recent four-hour, $1200 shoplifting spree at several Dunedin shops to a debt she owed a Christchurch gang, the Dunedin District Court heard yesterday.
The case of a young Auckland man who had sex with a 14-year-old Dunedin girl he met through an online dating site highlighted the dangers of teenagers communicating through the internet, a Dunedin District Court judge said yesterday.
The owner of a dog which chased a sea lion from the sand dunes on an Otago Peninsula beach to the sea has been granted diversion.
An Irishman who did not disclose convictions in his homeland and managed to obtain a working visa in New Zealand will be immediately deported when he finishes a nine-month jail sentence imposed in...
Two ''sick-minded'' Dunedin teenagers have been jailed for stealing a pet lamb and beating it to death while high on a hallucinogenic drug.
The actions of a woman who bit the top off her sister's little finger during a drunken fight were ''excessive and quite cruel'' because the sister would be disfigured for the rest of her life, a Dunedin judge said yesterday.
Helen Milner's son caught her crushing up pills the night she's first accused of murdering her husband, a court heard today.
A key Crown witness against two men charged with the kidnap and murder of a Hamilton woman has denied killing her himself.
A convicted child molester who committed a "continuum of serious sexual offending" before skipping the country on bail has been sentenced to seven years and four months in jail.
A Dunedin teenager is likely to go to jail for his part in a brutal attack on another young man, and has been remanded in custody to await sentencing next month.
An assault between prisoners at the Otago Corrections Facility has brought more jail time for two of the perpetrators.
A drunk and high motorist driving a stolen car that crashed into another vehicle, killing a mother-of-four instantly, has been jailed for nearly five years.
A Bay pensioner who had a heart attack the day she was arrested for running a large-scale cannabis operation in her garage has been sentenced to nine months' home detention.
A Katikati sharemilker who chased and mowed down a black swan with a jet boat on Tauranga Harbour and caused distress to six others has been sentenced.
A 65-year-old man was last night acquitted on all six charges alleging sexual offending against two young girls.
Friends helping an Alexandra teenager celebrate his birthday took cover behind a wheelie bin when he became angry and fired his new airgun at them, shooting one in the knee, Alexandra District Court has heard.
The defendant fully accepted ''it wasn't the tooth fairy'' who put $5000 in his bank account, counsel for Mosgiel labourer Gavin Manu Howie (23) told the Dunedin District Court yesterday. The...
A man charged with the murder of Christchurch woman Michelle Mary Lawrence will stand trial next March.