West Coast homes flooded, slips block Buller Gorge

West Coast is bracing for more heavy rain only a day after a deluge flooded streets and triggered landslides.

Jellie Park pool closed after swimmer dies

An elderly woman has died of a suspected heart attack at Jellie Park's sport pool.

Christchurch construction company worker charged with theft

Man accused of defrauding a construction company of more than $100,000 has been released on bail.

Truck crashes off Port Levy Rd, Banks Peninsula

A truck driver has been seriously injured after crashing down a gully on Canterbury's Banks Peninsula.

Repeat streaker Ephraim McIntyre reaching 'legend status'

Repeat streaker cops a $1500 fine, adding to his $5000 in unpaid fines from previous streaking.

Double-amputee Stacey Herbert's latest surgery successful

Double-amputee Stacey Herbert's latest surgery has so far proved successful.

Victoria Square submissions open

Public submissions regarding the future of Victoria Square are open, and will be for six months.

Exiled Redcliffs School wants to go home

Redcliffs School has stepped up its pleas to be allowed back to its pre-earthquake home.

Mother, toddler escape moments before car bursts into flames

Car bursts into flames in Gore street

Mother and toddler escaped their car just moments before it burst into flames in a Gore street.

Richard Sinke's Dux empire expands into Innovation Precinct

Two-storey bars, courtyard in Poplar Lane

Dux Central is weeks away from opening as Christchurch's innovation precinct takes shape.

Surface flooding possible in Christchurch

Some Christchurch streets may be affected by surface flooding as a short period of heavy rainfall hits the city.

Bail bid delayed on tools theft charges

An Oxford man charged with thefts of trade tools and a trailer will stay in custody until next week before his bail application is considered.

Driver clocked at 171kmh caught again

Driver clocked at 171kmh on Wednesday was caught behind the wheel by police the following day.

Police seize cash, guns, P in Canterbury raids

A crackdown on methamphetamine saw armed police seize shotguns in raids in Christchurch and Kaiapoi.

Fire rules escalate cost of crisis units

A plan to provide emergency accommodation for Christchurch families has hit a snag after development costs trebled.

Person pulled from burning Mt Pleasant home

A homeowner avoided serious injury after being rescued from a burning Christchurch home.

Southern Alps mountainbike race gets $1.2m boost

The Government has poured $1.2 million into a new mountainbike event from Christchurch to Queenstown.

Heavy lunchtime rain to lash Christchurch

Heavy rain is expected to hit Christchurch today as an active front sweeps across the South Island.

Red-zone lake for water sports 'game-changer'

Support sought for rowing, canoeing, kayaking facility on red-zone land in Dallington.

Road safety measures not enough say grieving families

A Christchurch woman who lost family in a tourist driver crash says research is needed on how to make roads safer.

Dogs role in kids' reading confidence

Kids doing 'a good job' if dog goes to sleep

A new library project aims to develop confidence among young readers with a non-judgemental audience.

Ratepayers owe $4m for clean heating

Residents owe Environment Canterbury millions in interest-free loans for clean heating.

Couple's group foster home welcomes all

A warm-hearted couple have fostered 28 children in the last year, on top of caring for their own two kids.

Over 1000 expected to join anti-TPPA march

Anti TPPA lobby group It's Our Future expects a big turnout for its rally tomorrow.

Public's chance to see restored theatre

Christchurch's historic Isaac Theatre Royal is opening to the public for the first time since Canterbury's earthquakes.

Arrest after 'firearms incident'

One person has been arrested following a possible firearms incident in Christchurch. 

New rumble strips, yellow lines for South Island roads

More rumble strips, yellow lines, and keep left arrows will be installed to help foreign drivers.

'Perfect, pink angel' Ruby Marris, 5, farewelled

Ruby Marris farewelled in Oamaru

Ruby Marris, 5, killed in a crash involving a foreign driver loved sunflowers and the movie Frozen, mourners heard today.

Alleged tool thief David Hunter in custody

Oxford man remanded in custody on charges of stealing trade tools and a trailer worth $60,000.

Principal of 11-pupil school will get $50,000 extra

The principal of a school with just 11 pupils will be given an extra $50,000.

Te Matatini festival 'a major economic' benefit to Christchurch

Te Matatini a 'major economic' benefit

An estimated 5000 people a day are expected in north Hagley Park for the national kapa haka festival.

Clocked at 171kmh before police chase

Terrified tourist gets out of car before a driver is clocked at 171kmh and tries to outrun police.

Baden Ewart to head Christchurch central city rebuild

An interim director for the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) has been announced ahead of the departure of current leader Warwick Isaacs.

'Avid tramper' David Moen found 40 years after death

Former teacher of a climber who died on Tasman Glacier 40 years ago remembers him as an avid tramper.

Tourist crash couple tells John Key 'talk to us'

Couple injured by tourist driver say John Key should visit family of 5-year-old girl killed in crash.| 'Pink angel' farewelled

Nikki Roper appeals murder conviction

Nikki Roper, jailed for life over the 2010 murder of Alexsis Tovizi, appeals conviction.

Crash victim has life-threatening injuries

Woman remains critically injured after being cut free from a car that smashed into a power pole.

$17m pool in plan for the east

A third new pool complex is being proposed for Christchurch's eastern suburbs.

Cycleways to deliver $1.2 billion in benefits

Every dollar invested in Christchurch’s major cycleway network should give a $5 to $8 return, report says.

Cricket World Cup streaker wants to dodge conviction

The student, who streaked at England-Scotland Cricket World Cup match, wants a discharge without conviction.

Red-zone house shoved beyond property boundary

House moves over boundary

Tony Bennett's Sumner home is full of cracks, has moved over his boundary, and is red-zoned - but his insurer insists it can be repaired.

Weather: Rain on the way this weekend

Make the most of this afternoon's fine weather, as rain and showers are on the way this weekend.

$1 coin found in Vegemite packet

Christchurch woman finds the yeasty spread is rich in more than just Vitamin B with mystery addition.

Kapa Haka week hits Hagley

Organisers served up a haakari (feast) for thousands of Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival-goers.

For the love of unwanted dogs

Abbey van der Plas cannot recall the number of family shoes she has lost to her foster dogs.

Workers hurt in Timaru port accident

Port of Timaru accident reinforces calls for a national inquiry into port and maritime safety.

RSA wins over neighbours in drinks bid

Inner-city residents have given Christchurch war veterans the all clear to serve drinks at their new RSA.

When will Christchurch police station implode?

Cop station demo team: Reported date wrong

Demolition team says the former police station's implosion will not happen on April 18 as reported on social media.

Club Physical alienates with flying saucer ad

Ad campaign for gym chain, whose slogan is 'you belong', shows fat people abducted by aliens.

Pot-bellied man sought after boy attacked

An 11-year-old boy managed to break free from a man who pulled him off his bike and attacked him, police say.
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