Residents are being canvassed on the future of the district's residential red zones.
Canterbury set for gusts of up to 150kmh while West Coast could expect small tornadoes.
Driver injured as car hits ditch and rolls
A woman has been injured after her car hit a ditch and rolled between Akaroa and Christchurch.
Despite being kicked out of the country, journalist Luke Harding remains fascinated with Russia.
Police seek thieves who slaughtered pregnant ewes for meat at a remote Canterbury farm.
Canterbury now consents capital of NZ, with more than 16,000 new homes approved since 2010.
The creation of zones classifying quake-damaged land was not a government policy decision, court hears.
A man involved in importing up to $3.5m worth of cocaine has been jailed for four years and seven months.
Jurors have been offered counselling after an 'unpleasant and distressing" child sex trial.
Close friends have paid tribute to unique character killed in a bicycle accident this week.
Man says he can't remember punching stranger in the face through an open window.
Northern Irish community in ''shock'' after young expat was killed in crash just kilometres from his Mid-Canterbury home.
OPINION: Our illogical obsession with aircraft safety is an insult to autonomous adult society.
Sex abuser argues that revisiting a court order made in 1995 is unfair. | 'He's just a mongrel'
Christchurch business employing disabled workers nets substantial contract with Gough Group.
Architects, designers and builders will be flocking to a "first of its kind" trade-only event in Christchurch.
OPINION: We could learn a thing or two from other cities' award-winning urban design projects.
Construction begins on The Landing, which will to cater for Wigram's growing population.
Former Christchurch Boys' High student Anton Cooper takes Commonwealth mountainbike title.
A 55-year-old Oamaru man is facing 48 historic sexual abuse and assault charges.
Christchurch para-swimmer wins her second gold medal at Commonwealth Games for 200m.
Man suffered "moderate injuries" after car lands on its roof in dramatic Little River crash.
NZ fans encouraged to snap up tickets and $600 flights to Super Rugby final between Waratahs and Crusaders.
Firefighters took 30 minutes to extinguish a stolen car torched near Waimairi Beach this morning.
Effectiveness of recovery plan lauded by some, while others say it doesn't deliver value for money.
People want to drink wine, but be skinny and a little less drunk - at least that's the theory behind $17m research project.
The rights of vacant and uninsured red-zoned land owners are "well past infringed", a court has heard.
Australian company is set to snap up two more of Christchurch's funeral businesses.
Cantabrians accused of crimes are more likely to be convicted in court than elsewhere in the country, statistics show.
OPINION: In a parallel universe, Road Safety NZ says normal drivers out at night "are pretty much asking for it". Sound familiar?
Christchurch's Quinn and Ben to compete
A Christchurch couple who "don't know nada about renovating" will compete in this year's season of The Block NZ.
Victims of a serial paedophile fighting to keep his name secret want people to know who he is.
Rebuild worker said he just did "what any good samaritan" would after wrestling knife from suspected bag-snatcher.
Human Rights Commission calls on Govt to sort out Christchurch's 'inadequate' housing.
At least 115,000 people have put their criminal past behind them under "clean slate" law.
Top engineer who trains EQC staff faces disciplinary hearing after claims he based conclusions on biased thinking.
Education Ministry down to two private contenders in the race to build four schools for $200m before 2018.
A 55-year-old Oamaru man has been charged after an investigation into historic sexual offending involving a number of girls aged between 11 and 17.
School likely to remain in Sumner for another year as it waits to hear if Main Road site is safe.
Northern Irishman dies after his ute collides with a truck on State Highway 1 in Mid Canterbury.
Judge denounces post-quake trend of waste dumping in the demolition industry and fines contractor $33,000.
Quake Outcasts tell court the Government did not explain why the CER Act wasn't followed.
The $12.5m central city Ramada will boost post-quake accommodation with 44 extra apartments.
Hundreds of mourners have gathered at the Transitional Cathedral to farewell the Very Reverend Lynda Patterson.
Some nurses will be trained to perform bowel-cancer tests as a crisis due to a shortage of medical specialists grows.
Margaret Dodds, who was publicly branded a "menace" and banned from just about everywhere, has been jailed for six months.
Stalker who targeted Christchurch women allegedly breached release conditions 6 times.
Police are investigating an "unexplained" death at a house in Papanui.
Ski accidents trigger Canterbury air rescue teams into action every three days on average.
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