Canterbury police launch investigation after a five-year-old boy was taken to hospital with serious head injuries.
Fourteen people have attended a second Christchurch meeting on whether to change the New Zealand flag.
Dunedin police hope to stop a planned street party named after a student drinking critic.
Massive storm churns up sea to cause disruption and delays on east coast.
Brent Ingram is retiring after 25 years in charge of Hagley Community College.
A man who climbed a tree to look at girls could not be trusted on home detention, a judge says.
A driver has minor injuries after crashing into the TranzAlpine tourist train west of Christchurch.
Germany's under-20 football team have touched down in Christchurch seeking to emulate the World Cup winning efforts of their senior squad.
A Canterbury businessman is warning others to be wary of fraud after his office manager stole nearly $200,000 from the firm.
A Tauranga building company with 26 Christchurch clients has gone into receivership.
Defence lawyer puts it to boy that he is making up accusations his caregiver abused him.
A neighbour who tried to stop a burglar's getaway got wedged between a car and a fence.
Site of massacre could join the Waitangi Treaty Grounds as New Zealand's only historic sites with national reserve status.
Sweeping changes are being promised as annual residents' survey reveals city council is performing below expectations.
"What I think now is his death sentence was sealed the moment she injected him."
Match-sealing penalty try sparks a confrontation between players, fans and referee.
Four men are in hospital after truck hits power pole and rolls in Christchurch.
A wilful act of damage has left a North Canterbury couple unsettled and concerned for their home and business.
Brisk southwest winds chilling Canterbury to the bone this week should die out after a cool start.
Canterbury University is offering incentives including free flights for students to boost its numbers.
"Stick the money" is what I would have said, says Pike River widow
Christchurch property investor Lilly Cooper been ordered to pay over $500,000 to her sister and brother in-law.
Crossing a swollen river was the biggest contributing factor into the death of Sydney student in Milford Sound last year, an inquest has heard.
Alcohol-fuelled disorder and red zone crime contribute to third of Christchurch residents feeling unsafe at night.
A perception Christchurch is the racist capital of New Zealand may be unfounded.
Relationships Aotearoa says it has been 'betrayed' by the Government.
Christchurch red zone dwellers and low income families have received care packages to help them through the cold snap.
Solid Energy has confirmed it will cut 151 jobs from the West Coast's Stockton coal mine.
Eastgate mall in Christchurch is trying to boost its appeal to males in its shopping line up.
Boy tells jury he couldn't eat or drink for days after caregiver sizzled his tongue with a "fire rod".