Flames on the farm

Crews were called to the farm on McDougalls Rd, west of Ashburton, just after 5am. A farm shed was well ablaze.

7:05 AM  More than 30 firefighters are battling a huge blaze on a farm near Ashburton.

Battle on to dethrone best street

How happy are you with the overall appearance of your street?

Cruise ships for housing

A graphic designer's interpretation of businessman Jeremy Penrice's suggestion to use small ships and yachts on Lake ...

An Auckland businessman is proposing to bring cruise ships to Lake Wakatipu in a bid to solve Queenstown's housing and hotel crises.

Convicted driver fights back

A Christchurch man has successfully appealed a careless driving charge after a crash with a bike travelling the wrong ...

The cyclist was going the wrong way down the road but the car driver was convicted. He fought it and won.

Cathedral Square a pernickety puzzle video

140611 News. Don Scott/The Press
Christchurch Earthquake, Aerial.
The Cathedral.

COMMENT: Christchurch is crying out for clarity but everyone's terrified to make a decision.

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Christchurch Earthquake 2011

Disasters challenge people with disabilities video

Lynne Smith says those with disabilities can feel very isolated and urges them to get to know their neighbours.

Disasters pose challenges for everybody, but what happens when your hearing, independence, sight, language or mobility is compromised?

Look at the state of Sumner Rd video

Up to 130,000 cubic metres of rock will be removed in the project, equivalent to 52 olympic-sized swimming pools.

A flyover shows just how far this road, closed since February 2011, still has to go.

CTV collapse report complete

The CTV building following the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake.

Police are yet to decide whether to prosecute over the CTV building collapse in 2011.

Welcome to A-town video

Ripena Ma Reserve, White Ribbon Reserve, now sits where the house that was nicknamed the ''house of horrors" used to ...

In Aranui, where the median income per year is $18,000, there was much early promise of earthquake recovery. Has it been delivered?

Meet the unapologetic scientist

GeoNet boss Ken Gledhill at the offices in Avalon, Wellington.

Earthquakes are geophysics in action and an endless source of fascination to GeoNet boss Dr Ken Gledhill.

North Canterbury

Hurunui clinch Savile Cup

Members of the winning Hurunui Polo Club team, Lachie Hunter, Sam Martin, Peter Dormer and Olly Tutill with the Savile Cup.

Hurunui become first South Islanders to clinch prestigious polo silverware in 80 years.

Kaiapoi to welcome back golf legend

Mike Cross (left) and Bob Bradley are looking forward to welcoming back kiwi golf legend Sir Bob Charles to the Kaiapoi ...

The Kaiapoi Golf Club is excited to welcome back one of New Zealand's biggest names in the sport, 60 years after the first time.

Canterbury Country claim convincing win over Marlborough

Canterbury Country's Shanan Stewart led his side to a convincing win over Marlborough with four wickets and a century at ...

Canterbury Country claim a first innings win in rain-affected Hawke Cup match in Rangiora.

A taste of Paris in Kaiapoi

Owners of Kaiapoi cafe,  Paris for the Weekend, Sheryl Johnson and her daughter, Charlotte.

The old Railway Station building has been repurposed into a new cafe in Kaiapoi, 'Paris for the weekend'.

Smooth southern style BMX

Jono Varty, plate number 284, leads  Connor Mahan and Daniel Bowers-Wilson in the Suck It Up Male Superclass.

Despite fierce competition from the North Island and Australia, South Island's best BMX riders had a good weekend at the South Island BMX Champs.

Mid Canterbury Selwyn

Flames on the farm

Firefighters from across Canterbury are battling an early morning blaze at a farm shed near Ashburton.

More than 30 firefighters are battling a huge blaze on a farm near Ashburton.

Two new schools ready

Rolleston College will be the Canterbury town's first secondary school.

Final preparations are wrapping up ahead of the opening of two schools in Rolleston next week.

Stonewood franchise owes thousands

Stonewood Ashburton is the latest in a string of the building company's franchises to go into receivership.

Ashburton franchise, which went bust following a spat with the Christchurch master franchise, owes creditors more than $700,000.

Crash victim's mother wants driver held to account

Todd Jackson, 48, died after he was hit by a car on Newtons Rd, West Melton, about 6.50am August 25.

The mother of a pedestrian who was struck and killed by a 18-year-old motorist doesn't understand why no charges were laid.

'I have no absolutely no anger'

Leeston crash victims Sam Drost, Lily Moore and Cole Christensen-Hull

Tracey Drost's son died in a triple fatal crash months after she lost her husband to cancer. But she has no ill-will.

West Coast

Mum missing more than a month

Shelley Crooks, a mother of four, was last seen on the West Coast on December 22.

Hitch-hiking mother-of-four was last seen in a small West Coast tourist town.

Driftwood sculptures take shape

Hokitika's Driftwood and Sand festival founder Donald Buglass with one of his driftwood creations.

Driftwood and Sand is a summer celebration of art on the Hokitika beach.

Our State Highways are vulnerable video

NZTA contractors have removed about 37,000 cubic metres of debris from a large slip on State Highway 73 near Otira, 15 ...

Highways north of Christchurch are "fragile" in stormy weather, but what can we do?

Work continues on massive slip video

NZTA contractors have removed about 37,000 cubic metres of debris from a large slip on State Highway 73 near Otira, 15 ...

Road through South Island's Arthur's Pass to re-open soon as work to clear large slip continues.

Remembering Strongman

The scene at the entrance to the Strongman State Coal Mine, Greymouth, after the disastrous explosion in which nineteen ...

Terry Crowley, was 26 when the coal mine exploded 50 years ago killing 19 men.

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