Rising country star Jody Direen has just returned from the United States after playing the Global Artist Showcase in Nashville - and she did not come back empty-handed.
A team of North Canterbury Fish and Game staff and volunteers undertook a fish salvage on behalf of Trustpower.
Even as Afghani refugee Gul Agha Alizadah flew into Auckland at the tender age of 8, he "knew" he had a future and a hope.
Gladys Goodall's photographs are regarded as an important visual record of the province across 30 years from 1950.
Budding film-makers have a chance to learn from some of New Zealand's best.
A Christchurch school that understands loss brought some much-needed cheer to Greenpark School on Thursday.
A Rolleston music club is celebrating one year of fostering young and old music talent on Friday.
Thousands of performers have chased fame in Los Angeles but a teen from Whitecliffs might have a better shot than most.
Two Selwyn early childhood centres and a primary school have had their design talents recognised.
Questions about child restraints will be answered at a free information evening at Rolleston Community Centre.
An idea to promote the inland road from just north of the Rakaia River through to Springston as the Mad Cow highway is growing in momentum.
Lincoln University student Thomas Blackmore has picked up a major scholarship with New Zealand's leading rural insurer.
Three young Rolleston sisters will lose their flowing blond locks to raise money and help cancer sufferers.
Darfield's John Lovelady is widely regarded as the best speedway chassis designer and builder in New Zealand.
Predictions parents would remove their children from schools with uncertain futures appear to be off the mark in Selwyn.
The government's school merger plan is doing Yaldhurst Model School's roll no favours at all.
The time is right for Canterbury teens to step up and take action against child poverty with UNICEF's youth ambassador programme.
New Lincoln University student Rachel Cottam may need a breather after 2012
A Lincoln University scientist is using a special plant barbecue to help rural fire research.
Ninety contestants from around the country launched their model aircraft into the Selwyn skies for the national championship at Kirwee.
Hororata farmer Michael Oakley has found a different way to get things on the up again.
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Jan Mackenzie's jam was quite something at the Fruit and Berry Fest on Saturday where she took top honours.
Ron Hamilton wrote meticulously in his diary every day from 1943 enabling him to share tales of growing up and living in Tai Tapu.
Seven quad bike fatalities in 2012 have safety educators preparing to once again warn people of the dangers.
A small book of brain-teasers may have a big impact on the youth of the district.
Springfield's Vicki Peacock will be brushing up on her skills to take on some of the world's best in Croatia next year, but not on the sports field - in painting.
It was the youngsters' turn to take to the show ring last week at the Canterbury Agricultural Park.
West Melton boutique winery has been named the South Island Best Wine Tourism Restaurant for the second year in a row.
Seventy-four graduates of a programme designed to help unemployed youngsters were marching from the Burnham Military Camp parade ground recently.
The World Buskers Festival kicks off in Christchurch today, celebrating 20 years of laughter and streetside performance. Abbie Napier caught up with one of Christchurch’s newest assets, El Jaguar.
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Street racers from New Brighton and Kaiapoi were given a police escort out of the Selwyn district in the early hours over the weekend in two pre-emptive strikes.