The stoush that left high-profile cricketer Jesse Ryder in a critical condition started after a round of shots and an insult about “short arms and long pockets”. Two Canterbury men were fined and sentenced to community work when they appeared for sentencing in the Christchurch District Court today over the late-night attack near Christchurch’s Aikman’s…

Hello Sailor frontman Graham Brazier has been back in court, accused of assaulting a woman. The New Zealand musician denies the charge and appeared at the Auckland District Court yesterday. Wearing a Liverpool football shirt, Brazier remained quiet during his brief appearance and let his lawyer, Adam Couchman, do the talking. According to the police…