A Southland mother called police after her daughter threatened to stab her pet cat, the Gore District Court was told.
A Southland man's collection of child porn images was discovered when he took his laptop to be serviced, the Invercargill District Court was told.
A 17-year-old student who produced a plastic gun and held it at an Asian man's head as a "joke" has been sentenced to 40 hours' community work.
A Te Anau teenager grabbed and pushed a visitor to the town who had told him to be quiet, the Invercargill District Court was told.
A 38-year-old former farm manager has been sent to jail for stealing more than $300,000 worth of stock and farm equipment and products.
Tukiterangi Jahna Raimona, a 2013 Southland Stags squad member, has admitted a charge of dishonestly obtaining a prescription form.
A 22-year-old builder who has admitted more than 20 drugs charges told police he was in a bad place and had a serious drug problem, the Invercargill District Court has been told.
Three Christchurch people charged in relation to a nationwide drug ring investigation have pleaded not guilty.
A teenager who punched a police officer about five times in the head has been released early.
A Southland man accused of sexual offending against a girl has been found not guilty in the High Court in Invercargill.
The former bouncer at the centre of the "Tindallgate" incident during the 2011 Rugby World Cup is appealing his conviction and sentence.
A 21-year-old Alexandra man is facing charges of child pornography that have been described as on the ''very high end'' of offensiveness.
A Southland man who denies a sex charge in the High Court at Invercargill has spent time in prison for similar offending in the past, a jury has been told.
A 25-year-old Indian national crashed into a parked campervan resulting in serious injuries to his passenger, the Invercargill District Court has been told.
A plasterer "heavily involved" in drug dealing in Wanaka was remanded in custody for sentence in April.
A Queenstown woman who falsely accused a man of rape after he slept with her sister was yesterday sentenced to nine months' home detention for blackmail.
A man is on trial in Invercargill for an alleged sexual offence.
An 18-year-old man accused of wounding a man in Gore has been refused bail.
A 29-year-old Invercargill woman stole more than $2000 from her employer because she was in financial difficulty, the Invercargill District Court was told.
Southland man cleared on two of three charges he faced in the Invercargill District Court.