A Chinese student has got four months' home detention for punching and stomping a little black terrier dog to death.
A man who assaulted a woman and resisted police was jailed for two years when he appeared in Nelson District Court.
Police found cannabis worth almost $40,000 when they searched a Nelson man's home in June.
A couple wanted their son and his mates given a telling off by the police for a stolen credit card spree at the mother's expense, but the tough love all got a bit serious and ended in court.
A man facing charges of kidnapping a Carterton woman real estate agent stood impassively in Masterton District Court dock today during his latest appearance.
A Hong Kong man, Chi Wong, faces hefty bills for a smash he caused when he drove drunk through a red light and crashed into an ambulance.
Online media have been banned from printing the name and images of two men accused of murder, despite them not being suppressed for use by other media.
A teenager who was just one point above the legal blood alcohol limit has been convicted and disqualified from driving.
A international student who crashed into an oncoming vehicle, injuring five people, has been ordered to pay $5000 reparation.
A drug addict who raided two Christchurch businesses while armed with a machete was jailed for three years by Christchurch District Court Judge Graeme Noble today.
An Otaki postman man who allegedly burned hundreds of council rate invoices he was supposed to deliver is facing court action.
A High Court sentencing is being considered for a Christchurch man who has admitted sexual offending with children in New Zealand and the Philippines.
Fears a Gisborne man convicted of rape would fall back into the promiscuous, binge drinking party atmosphere of his surf life saving club have seen him denied parole.
A 23-year-old Cromwell man has appeared in court after two separate attacks this month, one on a newspaper deliveryman.
A domestic abuse trial at the Wellington District Court was cut short today after the prime witness did a runner.
Author Alan Duff has held off creditors owed more than $3 million for another two months while he tries to negotiate a book and film-rights deal in France.
A recidivist burglar has had his jail sentence quashed and case sent back to the District Court because of his role as a police informant.
A man has appeared in court charged over the theft of property belonging to a woman found dead in Christchurch.
A 25-year-old man has admitted video taping people in the toilets of Starbucks in Rotorua.
A Christchurch judge warned today that sending a text message threatening to kill someone could attract a seven year jail sentence.