Mid Canterbury Selwyn

'Not an old lady disease' video

Amber Arkell was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 26.

A 26-year-old Canterbury woman is using her popular blog to spread her message of breast awareness to young people.

Top four shaken up for finals

Southbridge's Jale Masi barges over for a try against Methven at Southbridge in the Combined Country Cup.

Key clashes in round nine of Combined Country Cup decided the final makeup of the quarterfinals.

More gales forecast

It's a cold, wet and windy day in Christchurch on Saturday.

More strong winds and rain are expected for Canterbury on Sunday.

Are we ready for Alpine Fault?

Brendon Bradley has been using 3D computer modelling to predict what a major earthquake on the alpine fault could feel like.

Landslides would close major highways for up to six months, isolating communities and limiting food supplies.

Thunderstorms on the way

Thunderstorms are expected for the West Coast on Friday, while Christchurch should reach 19 degrees Celsius.

Thunder and strong wind expected for West coast, while Christchurch reaches 19C high.

Sex workers 'shattered' by death

Renee Duckmanton pictured with her nephew.

Christchurch's sex working community is "shattered", following the death of Renee Larissa Duckmanton.

Students moving near sewage dump

The Edward St site chosen to house year 1 and 2 Lincoln Primary School students.

‚ÄčPlans to move Lincoln Primary students near a sewage dump is a serious health hazard, parents say.

Remands in murder case

Marcus Tucker was found dead near Lake Ellesmere on April 25.

Trio charged in relation to the murder of Marcus Tucker remanded in custody for a month.

Fine day for South Island

MetService is forecasting a high of 17 degrees Celsius for Christchurch and Ashburton on Thursday.

Sun is expected throughout the South Island, although Dunedin will start the day with severe gales.

Neighbours upset by farm plan

A map of the proposed 17.5 hectare site on the corner of Halkett and Calders Roads in West Melton from the resource ...

A free range chicken farm proposed for West Melton has ruffled a few feathers.

Head-on collision cleared

Drivers can expect delays on State Highway 1, south of Christchurch, after a head-on collision.

Three people have been injured in a head-on crash south of Christchurch.

Woman killed, body found burnt video

Homicide victim: Renee Duckmanton.

Christchurch woman Renee Duckmanton's killing may be linked to sex industry, police say.

Storm warning for West Coast

Christchurch is in store for some light rain on Wednesday morning.

Severe storm warning issued for West Coast, but Christchurch should get only light rain.

'So lucky he wasn't hurt'

A stuffed toy was left by an anonymous resident at the Veint's door for baby Lochlann on Saturday

A rock thrown through a window shattered glass over a mother and baby

The snow has landed gallery

The first snow (helped by a snow machine) lands on the slopes of Canterbury's Mt Hutt.

First dusting falls on Canterbury mountains, a month out from skifields opening.

Winds lash Christchurch video

Snow could fall down to 1000 metres in the South Island on Monday night.

Powerlines down and power outages as strong winds lash Canterbury.

Rain, thunder and hail

Wild weather may hit the West Coast on Monday.

The West Coast could be hammered by stormy weather on Monday.

Forest fire rages in Canterbury

Fire crews comprising of nine vehicles including water tankers have been battling the fire.

Crews have been battling the blaze since mid-afternoon.

Armed robber hits petrol station

Police are looking for this man in connection with the robbery of an Ashburton petrol station on Friday night.

Police are searching for a knife-wielding robber who held up an Ashburton petrol station.

Connecting rural communities with health providers

Rural Canterbury Primary Health Organisation Ashburton and Selwyn Districts community connector Brenna Russell.

The Selwyn and Ashburton communities have a new community advocate.

'Our streams aren't being protected'

Fish and Game says its new report shows ECan has failed to adequately protect Canterbury's streams, rivers and lakes.

114 people claimed cattle were getting into waterways and Canterbury authorities never followed it up, revelations show.

Bus network is 'broken'

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel has criticised Environment Canterbury's running of the city's transport system.

Mayor Lianne Dalziel has savagely attacked the way Christchurch's bus network is run, saying the city council must take control.

Campervan collides with car

A rental van and a car collided on State Highway 1, near Woodend.

One person has serious injuries after a campervan collided with a car in North Canterbury.

Dog poo irks sports clubs

Dog owners in Selwyn and Ashburton face fines for not picking up after their animals, but what are the real consequences?

Cantabrians fed up with dodging dog poo on sports fields, but councils admit catching offenders is tough.

Third hottest May day

The warm weather in Christchurch meant shorts, T-shirts, and cycling for many on Wednesday morning.

Wednesday was Christchurch's third hottest May day on record, reaching 26.2 degrees Celsius.

Farmers saved from 'massive drought'

Federated Farmers Mid-Canterbury provincial president Willy Leferink says a wet January has saved farmers from "massive ...

Three-quarters of Canterbury wells are drastically low after a dry April.

Skate park submission for Selwyn

Skater Brendan Broxup, 13, says West Melton needs a skate park for kids his age who need somewhere to go.

13-year-old Darfield High student Brendan Broxup has made a submission to the Selwyn District Council to consider a skate park for the West Melton township, as he believes there is a lack of facilities for young people.

Tourist nabbed at 140kmh

Constable Blair Croucher said police received two calls from truck drivers on Tuesday about a man in a rental van ...

Tourist loses rental van and issued with $600 fine after truck drivers spotted him driving 140kmh.

Ball after-parties scrapped

Police say those attending illegal after-ball parties could be committing an offence.

Students upset after high school ball after-parties cancelled over fears organisers will be prosecuted.

Playoff picture clearing up

Saracens on the attack against Methven in the Luisetti Seeds Combined Country Cup match in Rangiora.

Combined Country Cup contenders cut to 10 with two rounds to go.

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