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WINZ hero 'overwhelmed' video

Police Commissioner Mike Bush hands David Cooze an award for his bravery in the Ashburton Work and Income shooting.

David Cooze confronted Ashburton Work and Income shooter - now police have rewarded his bravery.

Woman 'ploughed' into tanker

Emergency services were called to the crash between a car and a Fonterra truck on Main South Rd, near Burnham south of ...

Woman pulled from burning car in critical condition had ploughed into the back of a milk tanker.

16C high for Christchurch

Fine weather and a high of 16 degrees Celsius has been forecast for Christchurch on Friday.

It's set to be a fine end to the week, with only light winds throughout the South Island.

Woman pulled from burning car

Senior Sergeant Paul Piper said emergency services were called to a crash between a car and a Fonterra truck on Main ...

Passersby pulled a critically injured woman from a burning car in Canterbury.

Powerful waves on West Coast

Four-metre high waves hit the West Coast overnight. This photo was taken on a much calmer day.

A series of powerful waves generated by storm winds from Australia hit the West Coast overnight.

SH1 reopens after crash

Traffic backs up on State Highway 1, between Rolleston and Christchurch, are two cars collide.

Traffic is flowing after a crash partially blocked a state highway near Christchurch.

Stranded trampers irk residents

Lake Coleridge residents will meet to discuss problems with trampers passing through the area on the Te Araroa Trail.

Trampers on a length-of-the-country trek are being blamed for a poo problem frustrating Lake Coleridge residents.

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.

Crash driver 'three times' alcohol limit

Firefighters cut the roof off the ute to free the man, who crashed after drinking, police say.

A man who flipped his ute into a Canterbury paddock was driving at more than three times the legal drink-driving limit.

Victim 'brutally assaulted'

Marcus Tucker with his daughter.

Marcus Tucker's body was found burnt and dumped. He was known to rack up drug debts.

Road safety sign wrecked in crash video

One of Sergeant Dan Harker's Advanced Warning Signs was damaged after a stolen car crash into it.

Sgt Dan Harker came up with his flashing stop sign after seeing 100 fatal crashes. It's ruined already.

Long list of charges denied

Luke Alexander Reich, 21, has denied a long string of burglary and theft charges.

Man, 21, denies more than 40 charges alleging burglaries and thefts around Selwyn.

Rolleston loves its fibre

Owen Franks, Jimmy Tupou, Sam Whitelock and Mitchell Hunt were four of eight Crusaders to visit Rolleston on Tuesday.

More than half of Rolleston is now connected to fibre broadband.

Canterbury death a whodunnit video

Specialist searchers wade through a ditch running alongside Drain Rd, where a body was discovered on Monday.

Mystery surrounds unidentified body found dumped near remote lake, which police are treating as suspicious.

Body by lake death 'suspicious'

Police are investigating after a body was found in rural Canterbury.

Police yet to identify person found dead near Doyleston, south of Christchurch.

One dead in crash

Emergency services were called to the scene on State Highway 1 near Ashburton.

Collision just north of Ashburton leaves car driver dead.

Rolleston prisoners fixing up red zoned homes

Rolleston yard building instructor Andrew Feltell says teaching prisoners carpentry skills makes him feel like he is ...

Rolleston Prison celebrated the 34th house to leave their construction yard, where prisoners refurbish earthquake-damaged red zone homes.

Tries to kill bugs, sets fire to house

Three fire crews responded to a blaze near Southbridge, about an hour south of Christchurch, around 6.40pm on Thursday.

Sick of a wasp nest, a man decided to take action with a spray can and lighter. It didn't go well.

Boy witnesses fatal crash

Emergency services were called to the scene on State Highway 1 near Ashburton.

A 9-year-old boy was in the passenger seat of his dad's truck when it collided with a car in Rakaia.

Rain set to batter West Coast

Heavy rain is forecast for the West Coast on Friday and Saturday.

It's going to be a foggy start to the day for Christchurch, while the West Coast is in for some heavy rain to end the week.

Ashburton corrections site opens

Corrections minister Judith Collins and Rangitata MP Jo Goodhew opened the new Ashburton community corrections site on ...

The new Ashburton community corrections site on Mona Square was opened on Tuesday by Corrections Minister Judith Collins.

Race for civic glory in South Island

Former chief executive of Christchurch International Airport and former Stonewood Homes director Jim Boult is ...

Jim Boult considers Queenstown mayoralty bid as candidates line up to lead towns and regions.

Chopper pilot 'lacked experience'

A Garden City Helicopters pilot was flying the BK117 on a hospital patient transfer flight between Ashburton and ...

A pre-flight checklist by an inexperienced rescue helicopter pilot could have prevented emergency landing.

21C high for Christchurch

MetService predicts a high of 21 degrees Celsius for Christchurch and Ashburton, both fine with light winds.

Blue skies and light winds greet most of the South Island, with a fine day ahead.

How Lotto couple will spend their $22m

The owners of Saturday's $22.2m Lotto ticket, sold in Ashburton, have been found.

Ashburton winners plan wedding, holiday in Dubai... and a Ford Focus as well as helping community.

Family want to meet caregiver video

Daryl Kitto, pictured in 1994, was a Special Olympian basketball player.

Daryl Kitto's sister-in-law wants to hug the carer who witnessed him fall 40 metres to his death.

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