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Hundreds racing from peak to pub

The 2015 Peak to Pub was big, but 2016's is going to be even bigger.

Saturday's 2016 Peak to Pub multisport race from Mt Hutt to Methven has attracted huge entries.

Poor weather continues

A high of 14 degrees Celsius is expected for Christchurch on Thursday, along with cloud and drizzle.

There's no escaping the wet weather this week as bouts of rain continue to hit the South Island.

Cloudy day ahead for most

A high of 13 degrees Celsius is expected in Christchurch on Wednesday.

Cloudy periods and occasional drizzle forecast for Christchurch on Wednesday.

Teen steals alcohol from RSA

A police spokesman said police were alerted to an incident at the Ashburton RSA on Cox St, about 12.30am Tuesday.

A teenager was arrested after he broke into a local RSA overnight and stole alcohol.

Drizzly start to the day

A drizzly morning across much of the South Island should make way for fine spells Tuesday afternoon, MetService says.

Spring continues to evade the South Island, with rain and cloud forecast until the weekend.

Rakaia river trout release

1200 brown trout have been released into the Rakaia River.

Brown trout numbers in the Rakaia River have been boosted thanks to Fish and Game.

Honing skills at rural fire challenge gallery video

Staff from the Department of Conservation's Waimakariri office compete in a dam building exercise during the Canterbury ...

Rural firefighters from across Canterbury put their skills to the test in the annual regional Rural Fire Challenge at Castle Hill.

The wild card weka farmer

Beattie with a blue pearl grown inside a paua shell, an aquaculture product he has developed in Akaroa Harbour for jewellery.

Banks Peninsula would-be weka farmer Roger Beattie is a 10-ideas-before-breakfast kind of man.

Revitalisation battle continues

East Street, Ashburton.

East Street parking is now free, but work is continuing to revitalise Ashburton's CBD.

Llamas seek new homes video

Anne Thompson owns one of only a few llama rescues in the South Island and may have to soon move if demand for rescues ...

One of Canterbury's few llama rescues may have to shut its gates due to overwhelming demand and a lack of funding.

Cat owners outraged by council

Courtneay Whitt's cat, Bombay, went missing from Jones Rd in Rolleston on September 10.

Council comes under fire from upset pet owners after revelations dead cats collected by roading contractors are not checked for microchips.

Motorbike collides with car

A woman has been seriously injured in a crash in Lincoln, south of Christchurch.

Woman seriously injured in a collision between a motorbike and a car in central Canterbury.

Police storm Ashburton house

Armed police converged on a Johnstone St property in Ashburton.

Firearm, ammunition, Taser and drug paraphernalia found by armed police at an Ashburton home.

Farm manager cow theft suspect

An investigation into the disappearance of up to 500 cows from an Ashburton farm has stalled, but police will scale it ...

Farm manager Karl Maguire was sacked after 500 cows disappeared under his watch.

Stabbing victim farewelled

Ashburton murder victim Tainui Wano has been farewelled.

Family and friends pay tribute to promising footballer and peacemaker whose life was "cut too short".

Rolleston revamp passes hurdle

Plans to exchange the reserve status on part of Rolleston Reserve for land at Foster Park have been approved by the ...

A land swap to allow a new library, public square, retail shops and car parking in central Rolleston has been approved.

Lower North Island set for big wet video

The Otaihanga Domain, on the banks of the Waikanae River in Kapiti, north of Wellington.

A slow-moving active front has made its way to the North Island, bringing heavy falls.

Final flag vote for Ellesmere

The final three designs for the Ellesmere flag competition. The winning design will be flown on the flagpole atop the ...

Ellesmere is one step closer to having its own flag.

Tragedy strikes family twice video

Family at the scene of an Ashburton house where a man was allegedly murdered.

Ashburton family had gathered to mark anniversary of relative's death before man was allegedly murdered.

Ashburton still safe - mayor

The scene of a stabbing on McDonald St, Ashburton.

Ashburton has been rocked by fatal stabbing, but the town's mayor believes the town is still safe.

Baseball bat assault in Ashburton

Ashburton Senior Sergeant Scott Banfield said police were called to a serious assault on Elizabeth St, about 10.30pm Monday.

Three people were attacked by a group of up to eight armed with baseball bats.

Cloudy day ahead

MetService predicts a high of 15 degrees Celsius for Christchurch, light southerlies, tending northeast.

It's set to be a mostly fine day for Canterbury, with light winds and a few cloudy periods in store.

Attempted arson at Ashburton school

Tinwald School principal Peter Livingstone in front of the boarded up window offenders broke in through yesterday.

Those who tried to burgle and set fire to Tinwald School have been labelled gutless cowards by the school's principal.

Raid over cow thefts

A dairy farm is likely $2 million out of pocket after 500 of its cows were stolen.

Police have searched a property in relation to the disappearance of 500 cows in Canterbury.

Fundraising to save Maddie video

Maddie Collins, left, with Charli Francis at the recent Maddie Collins Ball in Darfield.

Efforts to help fund a life-saving operation for a West Melton girl are picking up pace.

Fog makes way for sun

Heavy fog caused delays for drivers going to Christchurch from the north.

Fine weather and a high of 18C expected for Christchurch after a foggy start.

Wairarapa Bush win dramatic encounter

Mid Canterbury's Timoci Nabekeke losses possession after being hit hard in a tackle by Wairarapa Bush's Zac Guildford in ...

Wairarapa Bush has beaten Mid Canterbury 26-16 in an ill-disciplined Heartland Championship rugby clash in Ashburton.

Winter's last gasp video

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A wintry blast, slamming into the lower North Island with snow, hail, and ...

Winds of up to 150kmh have lashed the country - but things may look up tomorrow.

Green light for new traffic signals

Traffic lights will be installed at Ashburton's intersection of SH1 and South Street.

The NZ Transport Agency has awarded an Ashburton intersection construction and traffic signals installation contract to Christchurch-based City Care Ltd.

Spring snow storm coming?

Snow might reach the Port Hills on Wednesday night as a cold front moves across the South Island.

A polar air blast might bring snow to Christchurch's Port Hills on Wednesday.

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