Mid Canterbury Selwyn

Van crushed by tree

Three woman are being airlifted to Christchurch Hospital after they crashed into a tree.

Three women flown to hospital after a tree fell on their van near Arthur's Pass.

Garden that love built gallery video

Gardena Gardener of the Year finalist Helen Coker, right, with husband Brian in their West Melton garden.

A wife's gesture of love for her husband injured in Christchurch earthquake wins hearts... and a national title.

Police raid Ashburton house

Police raided an Ashburton property as part of a crackdown on methamphetamine.

Police have raided an Ashburton property as part of a crackdown on methamphetamine.

Car crashes into shop window

A woman's foot slipped from the brake onto the accelerator, smashing up Warehouse Stationery's window.

A slip of the foot caused a car to ram into s shop window.

Health warning for Coes Ford

People and animals - especially dogs - should avoid the Selwyn River at Coes Ford until further notice.

A health warning has been issued for a popular camping and swimming spot near Christchurch.

Fire restriction for Selwyn district

A fire restriction is now in place for Selwyn district.

Dry weather has prompted a fire restriction in the Selwyn District.

Ashburton fire flares up again

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Volunteer fire fighters train on fighting a blaze at the Woolston Training Centre. generic blaze

Ashburton fire flares up for second time in one day.

Date set for Winz murder trial

Russell John Tully will go on trial in the High Court at Christchurch on February 22, 2016.

New trial date set for man accused of Ashburton Work and Income shootings.

West Coast to get 'burst of heavy rain'

West Coast residents can expect some heavy rain over the next couple of days, with a front expected to move across the South Island on Friday.

A "burst of heavy rain" is on its way for the West Coast, with fine weather for the rest of the South Island.

Snapped: Lake Ellesmere in bloom

Gary Mills' photograph of Lake Ellesmere was well received.

Hobby photographer captures stunning shot of milky way over Canterbury lake.

Racing a family hobby

17112015; newsphoto; Monique Steele/Fairfax NZ; Central Canterbury News; Steve Duff Jr, Jamie Duff and Steve Duff Sr beside Jamie, also known as "Duff-Man's" sprintcar.

Rolleston man Jamie Duff is doing his family proud, holding the New Zealand sprintcar championship title, with his younger brother Steve Duff Junior not far behind him.

Serious crash near Ashburton

A police spokesman said emergency services were attending a crash on State Highway 1, near Longbeach Rd about 11.10am Wednesday.

A man has been taken to hospital with moderate injuries after a crash in Mid Canterbury.

Kids on track for success video

Leyton Aldridge, 11, and Chevvy Truman, 10, are Hampstead School's bike mechanics.

Two Ashburton kids have become their school's first "licensed" bike mechanics.

Crash victim thankful for help

Lynette Kelcher, pictured with her husband Len, said passing motorists stopped to check if she was ok after she was involved in a serious crash near Christchurch.

Woman involved in crash near Christchurch social media to thank concerned motorists who stopped to help.

Selwyn urged to conserve water

People in Selwyn are being urged to avoid watering their lawns or gardens during peak times.

Selwyn residents urged to conserve water ahead of expected dry summer.

Winz murder accused trial delay

Winz office Taihape, Work and Income

Trial for man accused of Ashburton Work and Income shooting deaths delayed until next year.

Selwyn to trial online voting

Could a paper-based voting system soon be a thing of the past?

Selwyn council to trial online voting trial after Christchurch council withdrew interest over fraud and security fears.

Teen biker injured in fall

The Canterbury Westpac rescue helicopter has been dispatched to help a fallen motorbike rider.

A 17-year-old has been flown to hospital after falling off his motorbike near Southbridge.

House-trailer death prompts warning call

The house which Fairlie woman Patricia Roberts fatally collided with in 2013

A Fairlie woman's death after hitting a house on a truck has led a coroner to recommend several changes to wide load rules.

Meet the 10-year-old dance teacher video

Manaia Davies, 10, shows how hip-hop is done.

Manaia Davies is a dancer, choreographer, dance teacher and dramatic performer - and she's only 10.

Murder trial gets start date

Russell John Tully will go on trial in the High Court at Christchurch on November 23.

High Court confirms alleged Ashburton Work and Income shooter will stand trial this month.

Crash near Rolleston cleared

People try to free a person in a car involved in a crash on Main South Rd, near Rolleston.

Emergency services are responding to a high-speed crash south of Christchurch.

Dog bite sparks fight

Two people are believed to be trapped in a Swannanoa crash.

An Ashburton man swung and missed when he tried to seek retribution for a dog bite.

Sun all round for South Island

Metservice forecasts a high of 18 degrees Celsius for Christchurch.

No need to worry about defrosting your windscreen this morning as Christchurch is set for a fine day to end the week.

Man found unconscious near Rakaia

Emergency services were called to a farm, just south of Rakaia on Thursday morning after a man was found unconscious next to his motorbike.

A 34-year-old man has been airlifted to hospital after being found unconscious next to his motorbike near Rakaia in Mid Canterbury.

Elderly man dead after car crash in Lincoln

A car has crashed down a bank and into some bushes near Lincoln.

An elderly man in his 80s has died after he crashed his car down a bank in central Canterbury.

Wet morning ahead for South Island

Rain is forecast for most of the South Island.

Rain is expected for most of the South Island.

Rolleston running out of land

Land for new homes is now in short supply in Rolleston.

Fast-growing Selwyn wants Government help to free-up more land for housing.

Snow on way for most of South Island

Canterbury is likely to have snow above 400 metres from mid-afternoon until late Wednesday morning.

Snow and heavy rain forecast throughout the South Island, MetService says.

Day out for husky dogs video

Huskies William, left, and Ayre take marathon runner Nick Bunting for a ride.

There may not have been any snow in sight but some tough, yet cuddly canines were still able to put on a sledding show. 

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