Mid Canterbury Selwyn

Night prowler caught

Police have arrested a 21-year-old man who admitted committing "numerous" burglaries in the Selwyn and North Canterbury areas.

Man admits multiple burglaries around Canterbury after being caught red-handed.

Horses in the blood for sisters gallery video

Laughs all around at the Thompson Horses camp.

The Thompson sisters just wanted to earn a little cash. Now, their horsing around is making a real splash.

Farmer speed dating love lasts

Carl McNaught and Megan Mitchell met when fate intervened at a speed dating event.

He wore cowboy boots, drove a Nissan Navara and said "bloody Nora". She knew he was the one for her.

26C high for Christchurch

MetService is forecasting a high of 26 degrees Celsius for Christchurch on Thursday.

It's set to be a sunny, slightly cloudy day throughout the South Island.

More rural burglaries in Selwyn

A night burglar is targeting rural properties in Selwyn.

Police on hunt for night prowler as rural burglaries and thefts continue in district.

20C high for Christchurch

A warm evening is expected for Christchurch's first Night Noodle Market on Wednesday.

It will be a warm evening for the first Night Noodle Market in Christchurch on Wednesday.

Cloudy, but fine start to the week

Metservice forecasts a high of 25 degrees Celsius for Christchurch on Monday following a cloudy start.

Cloud is set to cover most of the South Island to start the week.

Man crushes hand in header

A Canterbury man will undergo surgery after crushing his hand in havesting machinery on Wednesday afternoon.

Canterbury man will be lucky to regain full use of his hand after it was crushed in harvesting machinery.

Elderly preyed on video

An elderly woman who was ripped off by scammers reviews the list of withdrawals against her bank card.

One woman lost $20,000 in a scam hitting the elderly in Canterbury, but will banks reimburse victims?

Duped staff call for 'urgent' meeting

Professor Robin Pollard has been appointed Lincoln University's new vice-chancellor.

University staff feeling deceived by "undercover boss" experience want meeting their employer.

Car stolen during test drive

Paul Burbidge of Rolleston Cars hopes his 1999 silver Audi A4 will be tracked down.

Police hunting offender who used a former friend's licence to test drive a car, which he never returned.

Caring Caller brings joy

Sally is a Caring Caller who talks to an elderly woman every day for about an hour.

Caring Caller volunteer who talks to a woman every day, says its one of the best things she has done.

Sudden baby death investigated

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Police are investigating the sudden death of a baby in Canterbury.

Boil water notice lifted for West Melton

A precautionary boil water notice was issued on Thursday night after elevated levels of E. coli were found at one of the West Melton Water Supply's treatment plants.

West Melton residents no longer have to boil their water after E. coli levels went above recommended limits.

'We could not budge her' video

Ashleigh Kumar, who was 18 at the time, drowned after her legs became trapped under a gate at a popular swimming spot.

The drowning of Ashleigh Kumar four years ago still haunts the man who tried to save her.

Boil water notice issued for West Melton

Matamata-Piako District Council water operator Jason Hancock tests water.

West Melton residents have been cautioned to boil their water after E. coli levels went above recommended limits.

Young designers duke it out gallery

Work from Sophie Ball, Sarah Parker, King Kang, and Shelby Tuinman-Bell all made the grade.

NZ designers joined by global competitors for Dunedin emerging talent awards.

Crusaders let their creative juices run rampant in Ashburton

Crusaders flanker Matt Todd draws a hot wheels car for Allenton Kindergarten pupil Braxton, 3. Todd said Braxton gave him positive feedback on the picture.

There is nothing like a visit to an Ashburton kindergarten to keep the Crusaders egos in check.

Shopping complex for West Melton

Artist's impression of the West Melton shopping complex on Weedons Ross Rd, planned to open in August.

Multimillion-dollar West Melton shopping complex, with supermarket, expected to open in August.

Farmers too shy for speed dating

Hinds Young Farmers chairwoman Heather Clucas is wondering where all the single men are.

Canterbury farming group struggles to attract men to Valentine's speed dating event.

Arrest after council staff shooting threat

The Ashburton District Council office is closed due an unknown security issue.

Man arrested after threatening to shoot his boss and a council worker, causing Ashburton council to go into lock down.

Crusaders hitting the regions

The Crusaders will disperse across Canterbury on Wednesday to help out on community projects and hold training sessions for young rugby players.

Crusaders players will visit what remains of the Glenmark Rugby Club when they head out on a community crusade.

Car burst into flames

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A medical student was first on the scene to car crash that saw both tree and car burst into flames.

Protest sign at lower Selwyn River

Springston South man Mike Glover with his protest sign at the Selwyn River at the Upper Selwyn Huts.

Canterbury artist's protest sign mocks the poor condition of the Selwyn River.

Can roses predict the weather?

Watering cans get moisture to where the plants need it most.

My roses were particularly good this year – simply covered in flowers – and lots of people told me theirs were great too

Rolleston family store opens

Op shop fans rejoice: A new Salvation Army family store has opened in Rolleston.

Op shop fans rejoice: A new Salvation Army family store has opened in Rolleston.

Bubbles leave council foaming

Connor Breakwell, 4, played in the bubble spectacular on Ashburton's East St on Wednesday morning.

An impromptu bubble party in Ashburton has delighted locals, but failed to amuse the district council.

Singing, dancing and jumping for their supper

Sharon Mahoney dressed in character for her street show, Sharon from Canada presents Tallulah.

Female buskers are an endangered species, so get out your money and support them, Canadian Sharon Mahoney calls from the stage.

Two injured in crash


Two people injured in a three car crash near Rakaia on Friday evening.

Fire and wind cause havoc

The wind was too much for this trampoline in Sockburn, Christchurch.

Wild winds down power lines, trees and help fan fires across Canterbury and Marlborough.

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