Fire at recycling plant

A fire has engulfed an Alexandra Recycling Plant

A fire has caused extensive damage to an Alexandra recycling company.

New cathedral deal

The future of the iconic Christ Church Cathedral is yet to be confirmed.

An independent consultant will be brought in to negotiate plans for Christ Church Cathedral.

Bull hit by train

A KiwiRail train hit a bull near Oamaru on Wednesday

A stray bull hit by a train near Oamaru was "a bit gruesome", police say.

Mob attack followed resignation

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A senior Mongrel Mob member was bashed at his Christchurch home after resigning from the gang, a court has heard.

Vice chancellor payout offends

Lincoln University's former vice chancellor Andy West was given a resignation payout despite concerns about overspending on consultants.

Lincoln University staff are "incensed" management misread their mood about the departure of its vice chancellor.

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Christchurch Earthquake 2011

Red-zone walking trail opens

Chisnallwood Intermediate pupils walking around the Avon River in the red zone.

A new walking trail through Christchurch's red zone aims to inspire.

Canterbury construction firms 'frustrated'

New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development (NZCID) social infrastructure portfolio manager Sarah Lang

Firms doing $10m-plus projects have rated Canterbury's biggest government agencies poorly on their ability to run bidding processes.

Deep Water: Surveying the wreckage gallery

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Christchurch photographer Sabin Holloway unveils a new exhibition of previously unseen photos from inside the red zone.

Fix the parapets first

An aerial view of Colombo St taken the day after the February 22, 2011 earthquake shows how parapets and facades fell from the buildings, crushing buses and cars and killing people.

OPINION: Non-structural unreinforced masonry should be given priority in moves to make old buildings safer.

Chemical company lend hand to housing scheme

An Australian team from Dow are volunteering for 'Habitat for Humanity' at a site in Wainoni.

 Dow International have offered monetary and practical help to a Christchurch housing scheme.

North Canterbury

Teens stranded after joyride crash

Four teens were arrested after a 13-year-old crashed a vehicle while joyriding in North Canterbury.

Joyriding teenagers arrested after crashing car more than 100km away from home.

Recovery plan announced for Waimakariri red zone

A red zoned house in Kaiapoi in 2013.

A plan for red-zoned land in Waimakariri will likely favour wide, green spaces for community use.

Rugby club to rebuild after fire gallery video

The Glenmark Rugby Club plans to rebuild its clubrooms after a devastating fire, president Andrew Evans says.

A historic rugby club that lost decades of All Blacks memorabilia in a fire will be rebuilt.

Migrants to boost southern towns

Canterbury towns may look to bring in more migrant workers for an economic boost.

A new plan aims to rejuvenate South Island towns facing aging populations and economic decline.

"I just had to stand back and watch it burn" gallery video

Fire rips through the Glenmark Rugby Football Club in North Canterbury.

A policeman tried to kick in a door to save decades of All Blacks history from the flames.

Mid Canterbury Selwyn

Countdown doubles up in Ashburton

General Distributors Ltd has confirmed a second store is to be built in mid Canterbury.

Countdown is to open second supermarket in mid Canterbury.

Ashburton marks tragic anniversary video

Ministry of Social Development chief executive Brendan Boyle, Rangitata MP Jo Goodhew and Ashburton mayor Angus McKay at the wreath laying to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the fatal shootings at Work and Income.

Ashburton marks a year to the day since two women were killed in the Work and Income shootings.

Teen avoids $50K bill for crash

Two petrol pumps were wiped out by boy racers in Kirwee on June 6.

Teenage drink-driver crashes into petrol station pumps, drives off, abandons car, hides in bushes - and avoids the $50K bill.

'Foolish' dad let 10-year-old son drive - twice

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A boy, 10, asked his father if he could drive. His "extremely foolish" dad said yes.

Migrants to boost southern towns

Canterbury towns may look to bring in more migrant workers for an economic boost.

A new plan aims to rejuvenate South Island towns facing aging populations and economic decline.

West Coast

Police investigate Westport fuel thefts

Police and the New Zealand Army Bomb Disposal Unit have been called to an Inglewood address where a bomb was found.

Police are after a fuel thief in Westport who has been cutting vehicles' fuel lines 

Alpine Fault spreads across South

Victoria University researchers studying the Alpine Fault have said it is not the vertical crack it was presumed to be, but becomes flatter at depth instead.

A different picture has emerged of the areas at risk when the fault ruptures.

Mainly fine for Canterbury

It will be a mainly fine day in for much of Canterbury on Wednesday, but wet on the west.

Wednesday is the day to get the outside jobs done this week in Canterbury as a grey few days await.

Coast school opens after fire

Four classrooms at South Westland Area School were damaged in a fire on Thursday night, thought to have started at a clothes dryer.

A remote West Coast school damaged by a fire last week has reopened.

Gale winds hit Coast, little damage

West Coast beach north of Greymouth.

Gales hit the West Coast but the region escaped with little damage.

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