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Chemical spill on state highway

SH1 has fully reopened following a chemical spill on the outskirts of Rolleston.

Traffic is flowing freely once more after a chemical spill south of Christchurch.

Ashburton mayor to run again

Angus McKay will seek re-election as Ashburton's mayor.

Angus McKay has confirmed he will seek a third term as Ashburton's mayor.

Eight injured in crash

Eight people have been injured in a crash just north of Hinds.

Eight people, including three children, are injured after a three-car crash in Mid Canterbury.

Windy start to the week

A windy night for much of Canterbury will make way for a mainly fine day on Monday, with mixed conditions for the rest ...

Strong winds that kept Christchurch residents awake overnight will ease on Monday.

North Canty claim rare Southbridge Shield win

Ellesmere's Wille McGoon attempts to shut down North Canterbury's Monty Maule.

North Canterbury gain rare victory in Southbridge Shield.

Coroner probes Kirsty Bentley's murder

Kirsty Bentley was murdered on New Year's Eve 1998. Her killer has never been found.

Short inquest looks into the unsolved killing of the Ashburton teenager, 17 years after her death.

Price to stand for Ashburton council

Selwyn Price has declared his intention to stand for the Ashburton District Council.

Ashburton's newest potential district councillor has announced his intention to stand.

Four crashes in Mid-Canty

Four vehicle crashes in Mid-Canterbury have kept emergency services busy on Wednesday.

Man seriously injured after crashing his motorbike southwest of Christchurch.

Arrests after Ashburton pursuit

A group of youths are facing a raft of charges after they were caught in a stolen vehicle in Ashburton.

A stolen car full of youths led police on a short pursuit before crashing into a pole in Ashburton.

Methven avoids wooden spoon

Mark Maitland comes in to tackle BDI's Robert Brocklehurst in Ellesmere senior rugby on Saturday.

The playoff picture got clearer in Mid Canterbury and Ellesmere senior rugby on Saturday.

45-week ban for referee abuse

A Canterbury club rugby player has been banned from rugby for 45 weeks for abusing a referee.

Abuse claims after rugby match

Concerns about spectator and side-line behaviour took attention away from the Southern and Hampstead game on Saturday.

Allegations of referee abuse and a spectator entering an on-field fray have emerged following a Canterbury club rugby game.

Win for new look Mid Canterbury side

Ellesmere's Shannon Donald tries to break through the defence of Mid Canterbury's Iromi Dawai and Nick McKain during Mid ...

Mid Canterbury beat Ellesmere for a fourth year in a row in the annual rugby clash.

A wall to keep the boulders out

Henry Couch with the concrete blocks he hopes will make his family's homes safe to live in again.

Concrete blocks to stop the rocks? Henry Couch hopes this will make his home safe again.

Snowboarding out, skiing in video

Industry experts say snowboarding is falling out of favour as more and more snow-lovers return to traditional skiing.

The winter pastime once seen as world's fasting growing sport is declining in popularity.

Threats close Work and Income offices

The Timaru WINZ office is now on restricted access following the threats earlier today.

Three Work and Income offices were closed for a short time following threats against a Government department.

Soft-shoe burglar admits raids

Luke Alexander Reich, 21, has pleaded guilty to a string of burglaries in Canterbury.

A soft-shoed burglar who spent months raiding properties across part of Canterbury has admitted 42 charges.

Lincoln extends impressive home record to 11 seasons

Darfield's Scott McIlroy breaks a tackle against Burnham-Dunsandel-Irwell in Ellesmere's Coleman Shield rugby.

Lincoln stretched their unbeaten home record to an impressive 11-straight seasons with a 43-12 win over Prebbleton in Ellesmere's Coleman Shield rugby.

Lovett hopes sixth time's the charm in Ireland

Clay target shooter  Matt Lovett in action.

Ashburton clay-target shooter heading to his sixth world championships in Ireland.

Four injured in collision

Two cars have collided in Canterbury on Saturday afternoon.

Two people flown to hospital following serious two-car collision west of Christchurch.

One dead in Selwyn crash

One person was killed and another seriously injured after a two-car crash near Darfield on Friday night.

A man has died is dead and another seriously injured after two cars crashed in Canterbury.

Plea to abandon water-bottling deal

Bung the Bore founder Jen Branje delivers the group's submission against the proposed water-bottling plant in Ashburton ...

Petition signed by 40,000 opposing water bottling plant in Ashburton presented to council.

Soldiers' story of loss

Private Dion Taka, who was wounded while deployed in Afghanistan, during the Battle of Baghak in 2012.

Kiwi soldier Dion Taka feels the physical pain of sniper fire every day.

Woman stole from dementia patient

Cheree Freitas admitted stealing from her employer, an elderly man with dementia.

Woman admits taking $23,500 from 88-year-old employer after he was diagnosed with dementia.

New centre for closed school

The closed Le Bons Bay School could soon become an environmental education and cultural centre.

Children could soon be educated again at Le Bons Bay School, almost four years after it closed.

Winz shooter lodges appeal

Russell John Tully enters the dock of the High Court in Christchurch for sentencing in May 2016.

Man convicted of murdering two women at Ashburton Work and Income office is appealing his conviction and sentence.

Celtic and Rakaia run riot

Rakaia's Andrew Letham lines up a shot at goal.

 Big wins for Celtic and Rakaia in Mid Canterbury rugby competition with upsets in the Ellesmere competition.

Drizzly day ahead for the South Island

A few morning showers are expected in Christchurch on Monday.

It's going to be a wet start to the week throughout the South Island.

Remands for gang brawl accused

Two of the nine people arrested after a gang brawl in Ashburton will make their next court appearance at the Ashburton ...

Nine people arrested for a gang brawl in Ashburton live at the same address, and police allege they are all affiliated to the same gang.

Stand up for Moko

Taupo boy Moko Rangitoheriri died after abuse at the hands of caregiver Tania Shailer and her boyfriend David Haerewa.

Nationwide rally to be held on June 27 for child abuse victim.

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