Mid Canterbury Selwyn

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.

Mt Horrible wildfire burning overnight video

The bush fire near Cass off SH73, a route to the West Coast.

Five helicopters are working to control the large blaze which has sent rocks falling onto a nearby highway.

Rangiora or Rolleston? video

Rangiora and Rolleston

Each town has continually developed since the Christchurch earthquakes, but which will become Canterbury's premier satellite town?

From 220kg to personal trainer

Dean Rattray once weighed 220kg. Today he's a personal trainer.

Dean Rattray weighed 220kg four years ago. Today he's 95kg and a qualified personal trainer.

'A club you don't want to belong to' video

Chloe Cockerell, 15, left, and Melissa Norton 15, pictured before the fatal road accident in 2007.

In 2007, Odette Cockerell became a member when her daughter Chloe died. This year, several others have sadly joined.

Sefton claim country cricket hat-trick

Sefton celebrates winning the Canterbury Country premier one-day cricket competition.

Sefton beat Leeston-Southbridge for the Country one-day cricket title.

Arrest after road-rage incident

Rolleston police Sergeant Grant Stewart said the road-rage incident happened about 7.30am on Monday.

The 31-year old allegedly rammed car several times before punching driver in the face and breaking his glasses.

Live booby traps, a bunker and guns

An armed police officer poised on Maronan Rd, south of Ashburton, on Wednesday morning.

Police found live booby traps and an underground bunker when raiding a property near Timaru.

Celebrating 75 years of ATC

Pilot Graham Holley and cadet Corporal Susannah Rendall, of Alexandra, prepare to take off in a Tiger Moth during ...

Air Training Corps (ATC) cadets celebrated ATC's 75th anniversary in Canterbury at the weekend.

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.

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