Family's memories plucked from property

A shipping container full of a Canterbury family's possessions has been stolen from their Hororata property. Its registration number is CSLL2003053.

A shipping container full of more than 30 years of memories has vanished from a Canterbury property.

Christchurch house fire 'suspicious'

Firefighters were able to contain a suspicious house fire on Mackenzie Ave, in Woolston, within an hour.

8 min ago  A fire that damaged a Christchurch house is being treated as suspicious.

School hones in on CBD site

The Education Ministry has narrowed the search for Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery School's new CBD location down to three potential sites.

14 min ago  A Christchurch school has narrowed its hunt for a new central city location.

Jail term for years of abuse

Child Sex Abuse: We’ve looked away for too long

3:41 PM  A father’s years of sexual abuse of his pre-teen daughter has drawn a seven-year six-month jail term.

Sisters 'couldn’t see their parents or brother' video

The Kafle family (left to right): Tulsa, 23, unknown, Manisha, 16, Tej, Mamata, 12, Tika and Pram, 9.

3:23 PM  Three sisters "saw fire and smoke" before smashing window to escape Waimate blaze that killed parents and brother.

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Christchurch Earthquake 2011

Judge: Cera not to blame for arsons

Houses in the residential red zone.

Judge rejects suggestion that CERA’s slowness in carrying out red zone demolitions contributed to spate of arsons.

Red zoners back to court over compo terms

Owners of vacant, commercial and uninsured red zone properties will get more money under a new deal.

Helen and Alec Durie outside their uninsured red zone property.

Living in a wasteland video

Alec and Helen Durie live on a street with no name, and they are the last remaining residents.

North Canterbury

New bill would ease bar woes

ACT Party leader David Seymour will introduce a bill to allow bars to open outside of licencing hours.

A new bill would allow people to watch Rugby World Cup games in bars outside of district-set opening hours.

10,000 support rodeo ban

Rodeos are "abhorrent" and should be banned say animal rights groups but cowboys are defying attempts to turn them into outlaws.

Celebrity chef Jo Seagar's failed business owes creditors more than $1.6 million.

Celeb chef owes creditors $1.6m

Chef Jo Seagar's defunct cooking school and cafe owes creditors more than $1.6 million.

Mid Canterbury Selwyn

Community effort: Ka pai

Children from Leeston's Active Learners displaying their art work for Supervalue's Maori language week celebrations. From left, Alexis Aspen ,4, Lauchlan Christian, 5, Jake West, 4, Rosaline Brown, from the Te Taumutu Runanga, and Lucas Stredwick,4.

This week at Leeston Supervalue you can buy kapeti, tiakarete te waiu or tīhi.

Crushed worker's struggle

Hisham Almansi's plans to study medicine are in tatters as he recovers from being crushed by a door at work.

Ashburton woman Te Atatu Hemi, 42, was working at Talley's Frozen Foods in Ashburton when several bins, stacked on top of a forklift, fell on top of her leaving her a paraplegic. She is pictured at Burwood's Spinal Unit earlier this month after a visit from the All Blacks.

Forklift crush victim paralysed

A Canterbury woman may never walk again after a workplace incident involving bins toppling off a forklift.

West Coast

Coast town awaits Solid Energy decision

Dark clouds over Westport will continue with more uncertainty over the future of Solid Energy and its mines on the West Coast.

The Government has been warned not to sell the West Coast's Stockton Mine in a "fire sale".

Police want help to solve fire mystery

Stables at a Greymouth racecourse were destroyed in a suspicious early morning fire.

Footage from a time-lapse camera shows Franz Josef Glacier in November 2012.

Glacier melt speeding up

The world's glaciers are melting more quickly and those keeping track don't see a slowdown.

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