Mid Canterbury Selwyn
A worker has been flown to hospital after a log smashed through his cab into his leg.
Chris Pine will return from Sydney to face a drink-driving charge, says a Christchurch acquaintance.
A man cut from his car after it collided with a train near Rakaia is in hospital with moderate injuries.
Hollywood actor Chris Pine is facing a charge for allegedly drink-driving after a wrap party in Methven.
Two Christchurch-based companies are being taken to court charged with illegal dumping.
Barry Whitcombe 'died how he was meant to' when his vehicle plunged off the Mt Hutt access road, wife says.
A contractor who died on the way to Mt Hutt skifield this morning was 'very familiar' with the access road.
The cause of a fire that torched farm machinery and thousands of hay bales near Ashburton will never be known.
Seven fire crews remain at the scene of a large blaze near Ashburton that destroyed farm machinery overnight.
The Selwyn District Council will record a healthy surplus thanks to hefty investment in the area.
An Ashburton man alleged to have assaulted three children has been arrested after 10 days on the run.
Mid-Canterbury farmers told to secure hay bales after four arsons near Ashburton this weekend.
Firefighters are using a helicopter and monsoon buckets to battle a big scrub fire near Rolleston.
Authorities are warning swimmers and animals to steer clear after toxic algae is found in Canterbury.
Three people have suffered minor injuries after a head-on car crash in Dunsandel.
Fernyhough found farming, whisky and love
Christine Fernyhough is bidding farewell to Castle Hill Station after nearly a decade.
A man who pretended to need a wheelchair while claiming ACC has been spotted walking unaided.
Police are seeking an Ashburton man with a history of domestic violence, who is evading arrest.
A "very fortunate" man received only minor injuries in an explosion on a jet boat in Rakaia Gorge.
Brackenridge chief executive Peter Campbell has quit the beleaguered facility after investigations.
An EQC hold-up on replacing Rebecca Hamilton Barclay's carpet is a threat to her life.
Ashburton has experienced a significant increase in the number of Tagalog, Tongan and Samoan speakers in the past seven years.
A dying driver fought to get off the road to protect others after suffering a massive heart attack at the wheel.
A man is dead after his car flipped and rolled, then burst into flames in a crash near Dunsandel.
Ashburton ratepayers face another significant rates increase this year, while other Canterbury councils have yet to confirm their plans.
More than 40 companies call the Izone Southern Business Hub home. GLENN CONWAY visited the industrial park that has quietly become a Selwyn success story.
Selwyn's biggest public swimming pool was forced to close for the last week of the school holidays.
When David Haywood first shifted out to Dunsandel, he'd walk outside and expect to hear the Avon River.
Plans to build a second urban bridge in Ashburton, set to cost up to $35m, are causing fury.
Vandals jump-start and take digger for joyride, but kindly park it where they found it.
Three people are in hospital after a head-on smash between two rental cars near Burnham about 1.30pm.
Well-known demolition man Alan Edge is allegedly pressuring a West Melton tavern out of business.
A Tai Tapu woman has teamed up with a long-time friend to release a book they believe will help the earthquake-affected children of the region.
About 2000 Canada geese have been killed to prevent birdstrike to planes and damage to farm land.
Rolleston prisoners have finished refurbishing an earthquake-damaged red zone house, which will now be returned to Housing New Zealand.
Hundreds felt 4.2 magnitude quake, described as feeling like 'riding over a judder bar on a bike with a loose tyre.'
Two people have minor injuries after a crash between a milk tanker and two cars near Hinds.
A Rolleston seed factory had to be evacuated after a hopper bin caught on fire.
An estimated 6-7cm of snow falls on skifield, with close to 10cm at the top of the mountain.
A 16-year-old girl, who died of suspected meningococcal disease, has been mourned this afternoon.
A 16-year-old Rangi Ruru Girls' pupil who died from suspected meningococcal disease was a "spirited angel", her family say.
Part of State Highway 1 between Christchurch and Ashburton has reopened after a fire closed it.
LATEST: A group of travellers have been lucky to escape injury after being involved in a crash.
The boil water notice that has been a "bloody nuisance" in Darfield has been lifted.
'The car was pretty well munted'
A young woman who plunged 30 metres down a bank in her car owes her life to another motorist.
A pregnant woman and toddler have been flown to hospital after a crash near Arthur's Pass.
An "earthquake refugee's" home in Mayfield was "annihilated" by Monday's hail storm.
Hail stones up to 3cm in diameter ripped across Mid-Canterbury last night, smashing windows and damaging crops.
Survey reveals many people are flouting the law against using a mobile phone while driving.
A new walkway opening in March aims at enticing more visitors to stay in Arthurs's Pass.