White supremacist Philip Arps back in court facing fresh charges

White supremacist Philip Arps is back in court again facing fresh charges.

Arps appeared in the Christchurch District Court on Tuesday morning on charges relating to using offensive language.

He was sentenced to 21 months in prison in June 2019 for sending video footage of the Christchurch mosque shootings to 30 associates, asking for it to be modified with crosshairs and a kill count. He was released in January under strict conditions.

Outside court on Tuesday, Arps launched an angry rant against what he called the "Department of Corruptions".

Arps' case has been stood down until Monday. His last court appearance was in October after being accused of breaching his release conditions and going near a Christchurch mosque, during the March 15 gunman's sentencing in August.

The charges were subsequently dropped.