Mid Canterbury Selwyn

Free house win 'a total shock'

Karen Cuttance discovers she has the winning key in the $585,000 house giveaway.

Christchurch woman who won free $585,000 house already owns one.

Academic centre for Ashburton Hospital

St John Mid Canterbury territory manager Ian Rex demonstrates on one of the new simulation models which will form an ...

Ashburton Hospital is to become pioneer in rural health with opening of a new specialised centre.

Flicked stone hurts motorcyclist

Sergeant Steve Sharland said emergency services were called to a crash on Dromore Methven Rd, between Ashburton and ...

A motorcyclist has moderate injuries after a stone knocked him off his bike.

Kiwi biologist's small wonder

A PhD candidate at New York University on weekdays, Sally Warring spends her weekends revealing the surprising life ...

This Kiwi has amassed 41,400 Instagram followers with her images of microscopic life taken in and around New York.

Rain for much of South Island

Spring rain pesters all southern centres on Thursday, with a chance of thunderstorms and hail in the north of the South ...

Persistent rain with a chance of thunderstorms and hail prompts authorities to issue road warnings.

Ellesmere's new flag revealed

Ellesmere's new flag flying atop the former Farmers Co-Op building in Leeston.

New Zealand may not have voted for a new flag, but a Canterbury community has unveiled its own.

Councillor defends checkpoint warning

Selwyn District councillor Malcolm Lyall posted on Christchurch Police Check Points on Friday night advising the more ...

Canterbury district councillor defends posting the location of a police checkpoint on Facebook.

Stewart smashes second straight century in Country club cricket

Southbrook's Shannan Stewart has scored back-to-back centuries in the Canterbury Country Premier Cricket  competition.

 Shanan Stewart has scored 252 runs in his last two innings in Canterbury Country club cricket.

Muddy Good fun in Rakaia gallery video

Rakaia's Muddy Good Run participants got down and dirty on Sunday.

There was mud, sweat and plenty of dirty, happy faces as hundreds of people took part in the annual Muddy Good Run.

150th celebrations 'superb' gallery

Cyclists showcase a slice of history during the 150th anniversary parade in Rolleston on Sunday.

Canterbury's self-proclaimed town of the future has marked its 150th anniversary with a busy three days of celebrations.

Water bottling deal may be sunk

A site in the Ashburton Business Estate.

After outraged Ashburton locals tried to stop it, a plan to sell 1.4 billion litres of water a year may be gone for good.

Sun shines on Ellesmere Show gallery

Show president Paula McIlraith and Selwyn MP Amy Adams lead the grand parade.

Sunglasses, sunscreen, and soft serve ice cream were essential at the 146th annual Ellesmere A&P Show.

Buller mainstay marks half century

For Darfield's Blair McIlroy, six years and 50 games playing for Buller has been a huge commitment.

Darfield's Blair McIlroy has driven around 30,000km in order to play 50 games for Buller in rugby's Heartland Championship, over the past six years.

Coe calls time on 21-year council career

Outgoing Selwyn mayor Kelvin Coe at home with wife Gem at Coe's Ford near Leeston.

Selwyn's mayoral chains may not be heavy, but Kelvin Coe looks as though a weight has been lifted from his shoulders.

Young farmer's depression battle

Methven Young Farmer Sam Robinson has spoken out about his battle with depression, to bring the subject out into the open.

Methven farmer opens up about depression battle to address rural NZ's mental illness stigma.

Which is our worst intersection?

Which way? Some road layouts leave drivers with absolutely no idea.

A blizzard of traffic cones, temporary road signs and construction work have made driving confusing enough in Christchurch and its surrounding towns.

Teacher admits sex offending

Former Prebbleton School principal Mike Hogan has pleaded guilty to sexual offending against a boy aged between 13 and 18.

Mike Hogan was acting principal at a school when allegations of historic offending came to light.

Cowboys Methven bound

Methven Rodeo president Tom Plunkett with some of the horses brought down from the high country for the Labour Weekend event.

Tom Plunkett is the Methven Rodeo president, and a rodeo competitor, but this year he'll take to the ring with one arm in a cast.

Woman arrested after mail thefts

This week West Melton residents reported mail thefts and suspicious behaviour around rural letterboxes.

A Christchurch woman faces charges after allegedly stealing mail from letterboxes across Canterbury.

Fresh start to the day

A high of 20 degrees Celsius is in store for Christchurch on Tuesday.

High cloud and brief rain showers are expected for most of the South Island.

Firearms used in burglaries

Cigarettes and tobacco were stolen during burglaries at Methven's Mobil Service Station and Super Value Supermarket.

Burglaries at commercial premises in Methven, Rakaia and Tinwald turn sinister, with a gun pointed at a member of public.

Stewart scores run-a-ball century in Country club cricket

Shanan Stewart scored 101 off 102 balls to guide Southbrook to a big win over Weedons in the CRV Ambreed Canterbury ...

Shanan Stewart scored a century as Southbrook joined Sefton and Leeston-Southbridge with two wins from two rounds in Canterbury Country premier cricket.

Ashburton's new mayor humbled

Ashburton's new mayor Donna Favel.

 Ashburton's new mayor Donna Favel had just one word when she found out she'd won - wow.

Sam Broughton voted Selwyn mayor

Selwyn District Mayor Sam Broughton in his home town of Darfield.

Sam Broughton has became one of the country's youngest mayors and will oversee an $80 milion-plus budget.

Wife killer Kevin Harmer released

Kevin Harmer pictured during his jury trial in 2002.

He's freed from prison to live with his new wife, who continues to fight to clear his name.

Win keeps Mid Canty in hunt

Jon Dampney goes on the charge during Mid Canterbury's 38-22 win over Thames Valley in their Heartland Championship ...

Mid Canterbury has beaten Thames Valley 38-22 in rugby's Heartland Championship.

Airlifted after crash

170914  News.John Bisset/ Timaru Herald. Paramedic  Stephen Burgess out in the new 2014 Ambulance that has just arrived ...

Two women have been flown to Christchurch Hospital with moderate injuries.

Youth worker new Selwyn mayor

Newly elected Selwyn District Mayor Sam Broughton.

Youth worker Sam Broughton has beaten four other candidates to win the Selwyn mayoralty while David Ayers wins Waimak.

Favel Ashburton's new mayor

Ashburton's new mayor, Donna Favel.

Cinema owner Donna Favel is Ashburton's new mayor.

Ciggies stolen in Methven

Police have released CCTV images following burglaries at Methven's Mobil Service Station and the Super Value Supermarket.

Cigarettes and tobacco were stolen from a Methven garage and supermarket overnight.

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