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Truck crashes near Rakaia

Police were called to a crash on the rail overbridge north of the Rakaia River, just before 2.30pm.

Traffic delays now cleared after truck rolls near Rakaia.

Body of climber found

A view of the Waimakariri River from Mt Harper, where a climber fatally fell on Thursday.

Police working to formally identify climber who fatally fell on mountain in Arthur's Pass.

Shield challenges confirmed

Canterbury captain Luke Whitelock accepts the Ranfurly Shield from Waikato counterpart Whetu Douglas after Canterbury ...

Wanganui and Mid Canterbury to challenge for the Ranfurly Shield.

Ashburton to host Ranfurly Shield Challenge

Mid Canterbury will host Canterbury in a Ranfurly Shield challenge in Ashburton on August 4 next year.

Mid Canterbury will host a Ranfurly Shield challenge against Canterbury next year.

Sefton to take on Leeston-Southbridge in Country Premier final

Sefton celebrate the key wicket of Southbrook's Shana Stewart  in Canterbury Country Premier club semi-finals.

 Dominant first-up batting displays had Sefton and Leeston-Southbridge both upset their hosts in the semi-finals on Saturday.

Cooper wins Longbeach Challenge

The Longbeach Coastal Classic.

Anton Cooper adds another Longbeach Coastal Challenge title to his name.

Fun to fly in to Kaikoura

First Ashburton people including Trevor Hurley and Ian Begbie flew food in to quake-hit Kaikoura, now they're planning ...

They've flown plane loads of food and supplies in to quake-hit Kaikoura, now the team at Trev's BBQ Kaikoura Earthquake Relief are planning on flying in some fun.

New $3.5m restaurant for Rolleston

Silver Dollar Bar & Restaurant co-owner Murray Davie.

A $3.5 million restaurant and bar will open soon in Rolleston.

Cat causes power outage

A cat stuck up a power pole resulted in power being switched off in Tinwald on Monday night. (File photo)

A cat was behind a power outage in the Ashburton suburb of Tinwald on Wednesday night.

Cooler conditions for Canterbury

Cloud and lower temperatures are forecast for Christchurch on Thursday following several days of warm weather.

After a hot start to the week, cloud is covering much of the South Island as the weekend draws closer.

Hail storm hits Ashburton

The first hail storm hit just after 3pm.

Mid-Canterbury was blasted by massive hailstones on Wednesday afternoon.

New hospital building blessed

Staff and visitors watch on as Ashburton Hospital's new AAU and theatre building is officially blessed.

Ashburton Hospital's new hospital Acute Admitting Unit has been blessed, and is due to open soon.

Ashburton Trust's $1.3m loss

The Hotel Ashburton was recently sold by the Ashburton Trust.

A $1.3 million loss isn't as bad it sounds, the Ashburton Trust board says.

ATS records increased revenue

ATS has increased revenue and the benefits for the co-operate and its members, its board chair says.

The first full year's trading of Ruralco as a wholly owned subsidiary of ATS has produced significant benefits for the co-operative and for members.

Food flights for Kaikoura

Trevor Hurley and Ian Begbie prepare to load food into a plane ready to take it to Kaikoura, from Ashburton.

Donations of food and necessities are being flown to quake-hit Kaikoura from Ashburton.

Seven injured in Canty crash

The scene of crash south of Rolleston in which seven people have been injured.

Three-vehicle crash near Christchurch injures seven.

'Pretty messy' day at the races video

Canterbury police were kept busy by a "disappointing" level of intoxication at the New Zealand Cup Day at Riccarton Park ...

Cops upset as tighter alcohol regulations do little to tame the Riccarton Park revelers.

Caravan ‘squatter’ pleads guilty

Raniera Smyth, 20, has admitted he was unlawfully on a property after he was caught sleeping in a Rolleston family's ...

A burglar has pleaded guilty to several charges after he was caught sleeping in a caravan.

International success for Burnham soldiers

The 2/1 RNZIR team from Burnham Military Camp photographed while competing in the Cambrian Patrol in Wales.

A team of Burnham soldiers have come home from an international military exercise with top honours.

Born to show southdowns

The southdown farming trio of Leo Christey, left, Mark Christey, 16, and Andrew Christey.

A 16-year-old Southbridge schoolboy is at home in the show ring.

Supermarket milestone for West Melton

Selwyn Mayor Sam Broughton with West Melton Four Square owners Brent and Leah Little with son Ben at the store's opening.

Selwyn's newest supermarket is now open for business.

Firefighting champs in Ashburton video

Cust firefighter Sean Jackman takes aim during the Canterbury Combat Challenge.

Firefighters from around Canterbury converged on Ashburton to show they do more than just fight fires.

Mayfield residents to drink treated stock water

Mayfield residents will be receiving treated stock water due to the bore being too low.

 Mayfield residents will receive treated stock-water after their bore runs dry.

Piping hot Hororata Highland Games video

Fiona Bond in winning form in the final of the Hororata Pie Eating Competition at the Hororata Highland Games.

Thousands took to the small Canterbury town of Hororata to enjoy the Hororata Highland Games.

Four lucky to escape crash off bridge

Four people escaped uninjured after their car hit a bridge and went into a river in Motukara.

Four people were in a car which hit a bridge and landed in a river near Motukarara.

Shellfish warning for Canterbury

Mussels, oysters, tuatua, pipi, toheroa, cockles, scallops, catseyes, kina (sea urchin) and all other bivalve shellfish ...

Another warning issued advising people not to eat shellfish from a large stretch of the Canterbury coastline.

Motorcycle crash victim named

Forty-three-year-old Ashburton man Dayle Julian Barker died after a crash on Wednesday.

Motorcyclist who died after crashing into a milk tanker was Dayle Julian Barker, 43.

No demerits for cyclists

Paul Taylor received a $150 fine for not stopping at a stop sign near Rolleston School in Canterbury.

No demerits for rule-breaking cyclists but they can expect a fine.

Motorcyclist dies after truck crash

A fatal crash at the intersection of State Highway 1 and Laings Rd, near Ashburton, closed the highway for several hours ...

Passersby dragged the man away from his burning motorbike after crash which closed the SH1.

Council drops accused from campaign

Mid Canterbury player Kolinio Yabia Tamanitoakula, 25, is expected back in court in February after he was charged with ...

A Canterbury council has distanced itself from a rugby player facing a serious charge in court.

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