A woman who stole more than $20,000 believes her offending was a deliberate attempt to sabotage her own life, her lawyer said today.
NZSki today entered a guilty plea to a health and safety charge after two walkers were badly injured in a fall from a chairlift.
A former waitress admitted stealing more than $3000 from her employer, who installed CCTV cameras when the till was left short, the Queenstown District Court was told.
Southland rugby player Scott Cowan has admitted assaulting a bouncer in Queenstown.
A man who illegally traded 15 cars without being registered has been fined $4500.
Police crack major drug operation, arresting 20 people and seizing $160k of drugs.
An Irish national who hit a man with a pool cue in a Queenstown bar and squeezed a police officer's genitals has been sent to jail.
An Invercargill SPCA volunteer stole more than $2000 from the charitable organisation to pay for her groceries, alcohol and gambling.
A tourist who crashed after driving through a give-way sign lost his wife and son in a crash 20 years ago.
The capsize of a Korean fishing vessel, claiming 22 lives, was caused by multiple errors, witnesses at the inquest say.
A Mongrel Mob member is seeking a shorter jail sentence because of the social disadvantage of being Maori.
A teenager who roamed the streets in his underwear before urinating on a car was told to take responsibility for his actions when he appeared in the Invercargill District Court.
The Korean fishing vessel Insung No1 capsized with "little warning" in the Ross Sea, an inquest was told.
© Fairfax NZ NewsTwo brothers were yesterday sentenced to community detention for serious biosecurity breaches after scorpions were smuggled into Queenstown from Australia through Christchurch Airport.
Two brothers have been sentenced to community detention for serious biosecurity breaches after scorpions were smuggled into NZ.
A man is expected to appear in the Queenstown District Court today charged with unlawful possession of a firearm after an incident in Arrowtown.
Two teenagers accused of a raft of burglaries and thefts would probably have been remanded in custody had they been adults, such was the seriousness of the charges, a judge told the pair in the Alexandra Youth Court.
A "therapeutic sentence" was far from the mind of a judge who remanded a young recidivist drink-driver in custody, saying he was a "risk to himself and the members of the community".
A 40-year-old Invercargill man caught selling K2 to a 16-year-old youth in a controlled purchase operation has been fined $1000.
Police made a "fundamental error" when prosecuting an Alexandra man for killing two wild pigs without a landowner's permission.
The man who abandoned an 11-month-old child next to a 100kmh highway has apologised in court.
A 19-year-old who stole an Apple iPhone and sold it told police she needed the money for food.
A Gore man climbed into bed with a woman and indecently assaulted her, the Gore District Court has been told.
A Ranfurly pilot tried to hide the fact he crashed his helicopter and then lied to investigators, the Civil Aviation Authority says.
A female murderer who stabbed a former friend dozens of times will be given another shot at freedom later this month and will live in Canterbury.
A man who stole money from his employer was told there was no excuse for offending.
Farm quad bike ban raised as a prospect by a coroner in his written findings into five deaths.
A Queenstown methamphetamine dealer has been sentenced to 10 months' home detention and 300 hours' community work and fined $5000.
A young Southland woman who mistakenly thought a man was assaulting her fiance grabbed a large kitchen knife and stabbed him in the shoulder, puncturing his lung.
A Hungarian national who planned to profit from his failing Queenstown business by burning it down and claiming insurance has been sentenced to two years and nine months' jail.
A woman who set fire to her partner's house while he was asleep in bed has been sent to jail.
A 54-year-old developer faces a raft of charges in an alleged international property swindle.
An Arrowtown man was remanded for sentence when he appeared in the Queenstown District Court charged with a serious and sustained assault.
Woman who threw stolen bread at truck driver given final warning when she appeared in court.
A man who threatened to kill a police officer because he was worried about his mother appeared in the Invercargill District Court last week.
A woman ordered to pay reparation of more than $138,000 when sentenced in the Invercargill District Court in March has had the order quashed and replaced.
A 30-year-old man acted as though he was having a "mental fit" and pretended to be unconscious after he was arrested, the Invercargill District Court has been told.
A man jailed for fatally shooting his lifelong friend during a hunting trip has been granted parole.
A 17-year-old refuse collector charged with attempted robbery of an Invercargill dairy at gunpoint was remanded in custody after he appeared in the Invercargill District Court this afternoon.
An Invercargill lawyer has accused the probation service of acting in an "underhanded" manner.
© Fairfax NZ NewsA 24-year-old woman threw several items, including a bicycle, at her former partner's car in a "jealous rage", the Invercargill District Court has been told.
A youth jointly charged with an abduction in Dunedin on Saturday was granted bail in the Dunedin District Court this morning.
Southland rugby player Scott Cowan has pleaded not guilty to an alleged assault in Queenstown.
A 19-year-old man pointed a BB gun at his friend's car as "a joke" and later kicked a man in the face, the Invercargill District Court was told yesterday.
A teenager who hassled strangers in central Queenstown was sentenced to 50 hours' community work yesterday.
A Saudi Arabian trainee air traffic controller got drunk, assaulted a woman on a dancefloor then bit a bouncer, the Queenstown District Court was told.
A Southland man who was sent to jail for sexual offending has had an appeal against his sentence and conviction dismissed.
The man accused of murdering Invercargill woman Nicola Jean Fleming will stand trial in May.
One of two men who stole items from a Cromwell property where free firewood had been offered told police he thought everything on the property was free, the Alexandra District Court was told last week.
Another Australian visitor has been fined after an assault in Queenstown.