Mid Canterbury Selwyn

Crushed worker's struggle

Hisham Almansi has a brain injury and suffered several broken bones after being crushed by a hydraulic door at ANZCO's Ashburton meat processing plant in Mid Canterbury.

Hisham Almansi's plans to study medicine are in tatters as he recovers from being crushed by a door at work.

Hut owners keen to stay put video

Kaituna hut.

Allegations of "illegal squatter huts" in a Canterbury settlement are wrong, hut owner says.

Ashburton man farewelled

Over 350 people attended the funeral for Ashburton man Anthony Newton was held on Tuesday afternoon. Photo: Supplied obituary

More than 350 people have gathered to remember Ashburton car crash victim Anthony Newton.

Centreline cross crash death

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Ashburton man Anthony Newton died after driving across the centreline and crashing into two vehicles south of Christchurch.

Fatal crash closes state highway

Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash in Porirua.

State Highway 1 has been closed after a serious crash south of Christchurch.

'It's heartbreaking' video

11072015 News Photo:Dean Kozanic/FairfaxNZ. The second funeral service for the Ashburton mother and three children who died from accidental asphyxiation was held in Ashburton today.Up to 500 people are expected to attend the service, two weeks after the last reported sighting of Cindy George, 31, daughter Pio Raukete, 5, and sons Teuruaa George, 3, and Teiyzshwaun George, 2.

Ashburton mum Cindy George, who died tragically with her three children, was "one of a kind", her family says.

Chairlift outage causes delays

Frustrated skiers took to Mt Hutt's Facebook page to complain of long queues after the ski area's high-speed six seater lift stopped working on Friday.

Skiers and snowboarders have expressed frustration at long delays at Mt Hutt ski area after one of its chairlifts stopped working. 

Two funerals for Ashburton family gallery

Pio Raukete, 5, Teuruaa George, 3, and Teiyzshwaun George, 2, died in an accidental gassing.

Cindy George and her three children will be farewelled a week after they were found dead in an Ashburton home.

'It's broken the family'

Cindy George and her children, Teuruaa, Teiyzshwaun and Pio.

Cindy George was a good mother and her three children were bubbly and beautiful, family say.

Fire destroys Ashburton house

Fire has ripped through a house on McDonald St, Netherby, Ashburton.

An Ashburton family have "lost everything" after fire ripped through their home overnight.

Kirsty Bentley's dad dies professing innocence

Sid Bentley died after a battle with cancer, was a suspect in his daughter's 1998 disappearance and murder, along with Kirsty's older brother, John.

Father of murdered Ashburton teen died still denying involvement in her death.

Vegetation fires strike rural Canterbury

Vegetation fires in the Waimakariri and Selwyn districts are being brought under control by firefighters.

A vegetation in the Selwyn district will take hours to dampen down.

Woman critical after falling off horse

A 28-year-old Canterbury woman is in a critical condition after falling off her horse.

A 28-year-old woman is in a critical condition after falling off her horse in Dunsandel, Canterbury.

Online prescription refills coming

Patients may soon be able to see their health records online.

Patients in Canterbury will soon be able to check their own test results and order repeat prescriptions online.

Power cuts continue to frustrate

With power out due to snow fall in Springfield, KiwiRail's Grant Beadle puts up warning signs on a road rail intersection near Kirwee on Friday.

Power woes enter fifth day for Orion's frustrated rural Canterbury consumers as more snow threatens.

'You just need some time'

Hisham Almansi has awoken from a coma after being crushed by a hydraulic door at a meat-processing factory.

Hisham Almansi, crushed by a hydraulic door, is worried he may never walk again.

Headphones on as worker crushed

Hisham Almansi is in a coma after being crushed by a hydraulic door at a meat-processing factory.

A man was crushed for five minutes as co-workers shouted and waved to get the attention of the man who freed him.

Crushed worker in coma

Hisham Almansi is in a coma after being crushed by a hydraulic door at a meat-processing factory.

A father is praying his son can survive being crushed by a door at a Canterbury meat processing factory.

Drunk driver flees cops, hits pole

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Man walks away unscathed after smashing into a power pole after trying to flee police.

Car ploughs through fence video

A car crashed through Rolleston woman Shirley Bryce's fence on Tuesday night.

Shirley Bryce says "it's only a matter of time before someone's going to get killed" outside her home.

Boy racers blight communities

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A meet on a Pound Road intersection

Banks Peninsula residents will meet with police as they grow tired of street racing.

Crash leaves livelihood in limbo

Kirwee Challenge has been forced to close after a car crashed into its petrol pumps on Saturday night.

A rural Canterbury petrol station is out of action after a car 'completely demolished' two of its pumps.

Blast flings Kiwis into the air

Anna Love and partner Paul Sinclair from Ashburton were left with burns and a broken back respectively after an explosion on a ferry in Indonesia.

A Kiwi tourist who suffered a broken back in a Bali ferry explosion forced himself to stand to escape as the boat sank, his girlfriend says.

Bad planners or mad haste?

Ngai Tahu's Tony Sewell. Consenting for Wigram Skies subdivision "was a disgrace. It took over 10 years."

The council planning department is under review in the face of mounting criticism - will heads roll?

Red zone houses for needy families

Two community offenders install insulation in one of the new houses for needy Christchurch families in the joint Corrections/Housing NZ project at Rolleston Prison's construction yard.

Twelve houses at Rolleston Prison's construction yard are heading to new Christchurch sites for families in need.

Child murder arrest

Police have arrested a 34-year-old man for the alleged murder of 5-year-old Leon Jayet-Cole.

Police have arrested a 34-year-old man over the alleged murder of Christchurch 5-year-old Leon Jayet-Cole.

Teen's stance against rugby racism

Kate McMillan says there's no place for racism on the rugby field.

While Kate McMillan's classmates made speeches about hobbies and celebrities, she went for a topic closer to home – racism.

Stand up to racism, Devoy urges

Southbridge manager Chris McMillan says the club would not have been able to survive without recruiting players like Peni Manumanuniliwa, pictured with ball, from overseas.

Claiming racial abuse in sport happens "in the heat of the moment" is not good enough, says Race Relations Commissioner.

Canterbury club rugby players 'racially abused'

Freelance sports reporter Lindsay Kerr says Hampstead's behaviour throughout a match where allegations of racial abuse were made was "disgusting".

Match-sealing penalty try sparks a confrontation between players, fans and referee.

Man tries to lure girl into car

An 11-year-old girl was walking home from the Selwyn Aquatic Centre in Rolleston about 5pm on Sunday when a man tried to lure her into his car.

"Scary" man tries to lure an 11-year-old girl into his car as she walks home from swimming pool.

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