Car flips onto roof

A driver flipped their car after hitting a traffic island on Christchurch's Harewood Rd.

9 min ago  Driver escapes serious injury after crashing into traffic island and flipping their car in Christchurch.

Truck motorway crash

18082015  News; John Bisset/FairfaxNZ. Generic ambulance speeding up Wai-iti Road  accident St John emergency paramedic ...

15 min ago  A truckie has serious injuries after crashing his truck on Christchurch's Southern Motorway.

The pets that go paddleboarding

Michael Ellison on a paddleboard with Ellie the cat and Tama the dog at Macandrew Bay, Dunedin.

19 min ago  A ginger cat and a golden retriever have taken to riding the waves. No, really.

Inmate assaulted in prison

A man was taken to hospital with moderate injuries after being assaulted at Christchurch Men's Prison on Wednesday.

10:49 AM  Prisoner injured in assault by another inmate at Christchurch Men's Prison.

One dead in train incident

Police are staying tight-lipped about a "serious" Ashburton incident.

10:14 AM  A person is dead after they were hit by a freight train south of Ashburton.

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Christchurch Earthquake 2011

Quake house 'rotting away'

Bevan Craig believes the house is now a "write-off".

 Paul Gilbertson's home is in "serious trouble" after sitting untouched since the 2011 earthquakes.

'I'll believe it when I see it'

EQC have closed Mandy Fraser's claim, but have not repaired up to a 'when new' standard as they are legally required to do.

Homeowners expect a fight to have earthquake repairs reviewed and fixed to "when new" standard. Mandy Fraser is one of them.

Battle over LWR site

Lane Walker Rudkin Industries went bust in 2009.

Receivers for one of fraudster Ken Anderson's companies sue insurers of the LWR owner's former premises.

Crown waits for land payout

The Crown is yet to receive a settlement offer for its red-zoned land.

The Crown is still waiting for an estimated $330 million offer from EQC for thousands of red-zoned properties.

'An absolute nightmare'

EQC has apologised to Helen MacDonald and her family.

Helen and Josh MacDonald purchased their home in 2012. They thought it was repaired. It wasn't.

North Canterbury

Heavy rain and wind for West Coast

Heavy rain is possible for parts of the West Coast on Wednesday.

It will be a wet day throughout the South Island, with the West Coast set to get the most rain.

Clamp the campers

Freedom campers without on-board facilities at popular camping spot Meatworks north of Kaikoura.

Clamping just a handful of campers would create a strong deterrent for others.

RMA reforms 'threaten' local democracy

The Environment Select Committee hears submissions on the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill. From left: Waimakariri MP ...

Proposed changes to the Resource Management Act could threaten local democracy, Christchurch City Council warns.

Southbridge set the pace

Southbridge's Michael Sheat played his 150th game for the club against Glenmark.

Southbridge remain the only unbeaten team in the Combined Country Cup after six rounds.

Man received gear stolen

David John Hunter was sentenced to community detention after admitting he received stolen trailers and tools.

Man admits receiving tens of thousands of dollars worth of gear stolen from construction companies.

Mid Canterbury Selwyn

Heavy rain and wind for West Coast

Heavy rain is possible for parts of the West Coast on Wednesday.

It will be a wet day throughout the South Island, with the West Coast set to get the most rain.

Southbridge set the pace

Southbridge's Michael Sheat played his 150th game for the club against Glenmark.

Southbridge remain the only unbeaten team in the Combined Country Cup after six rounds.

Mayor cleared over leak

Ashburton District Mayor Angus McKay.

Ashburton Mayor Angus McKay has been cleared of wrongdoing after furore about water-bottling deal.

Gusty day ahead

Over on the West Coast, Greymouth and Hokitika have highs of 18C, few showers to rain with a chance of thunder in the ...

The week is set to get off to a wet and windy start for most of the South Island with thunder possible throughout.

Motorcyclist dies in crash

The female rider died in Christchurch Hospital.

A woman is dead after the motorbike she was riding collided with a car near Christchurch.

West Coast

Heavy rain and wind for West Coast

Heavy rain is possible for parts of the West Coast on Wednesday.

It will be a wet day throughout the South Island, with the West Coast set to get the most rain.

Council employee retires after 55 years

Joycelyn and her husband Warren Pulley.

West Coast woman Joycelyn Pulley is retiring after more than 55 years in the same job at the Grey District Council. 

Roofing contractors started high school fire

The fire at Westland High School on February 8.

An investigation has revealed the cause of a high school fire was accidental. 

Council appoints new chief executive

Buller chief executive Andy Gowland-Douglas

Buller District Council has appointed Andy Gowland-Douglas as its new chief executive. 

20C high for Christchurch

Sunny skies and a high of 20 degrees Celsius are expected for Christchurch and Ashburton on Tuesday.

It's set to be a sunny day for Canterbury, while heavy rain eases over the West Coast.

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