North Canterbury

Eyre River surges to life

Sarah McCall and her family stand on the banks of the Eyre River, normally a dry riverbed, which surged to life on Good ...

"I don't know how it's doing that; I think someone's filling it up," 6-year-old Ruby McCall suggests.

Southbridge crack century in Combined Country rugby

Southbridge hero Shannon Donald in action during his side's 114-0 win over Rolleston.

Southbridge run in 18 tries to beat Rolleston 114-0 in the Luisetti Seeds Combined Country Cup.

Smooth transition from Southland

Acclaimed Southland singer Shannon Cooper-Garland is a recent addition to North Canterbury and is looking forward to ...

Singer Shannon Cooper-Garland is looking forward to entertaining North Canterbury.

Satisfied residents

Waimakariri District Council's latest satisfaction survey shows council is on the right track.

Good marks for Waimakariri District Council in residents' survey.

Reusable bags take off

Lesley Ottey, of Eco-Educate, centre, joins Amelia Ball and son Kaiden, 10, for a bag-making workshop at Rangiora's vege ...

Recycling in the bag.

Beagles walk towards world record

Willow the beagle chilling out after her walk.

Beagles and their humans 

Permanent Anzac tribute

Rangiora's Jason Williams will sport a new tattoo for Anzac Day.

 A former New Zealand soldier has had an Anzac tribute inked on his leg in time for Anzac Day.

Fog to linger for Anzac

Drivers in Christchurch will need to take care in foggy conditions on Monday morning.

A foggy morning will clear to reveal a fine day in the Mainland on Monday.

LSV to support Anzac Day services in Hanmer Springs

The New Zealand Defence Force's (NZDF) Youth Development Unit (YDU) South, along with the latest Limited Service ...

LSV participants lend support to Hanmer Springs services.

New bore gets go-ahead

The Waimakariri District Council has agreed to a new water bore at Oxford after amending the location to account for an ...

New water bore for Oxford.

Lucky hawk back home

This hawk was not happy about his pre-release check.

A lucky kahu (harrier hawk) injured in Eyrewell, North Canterbury, returned home on Friday, but Oxford Bird Rescue says many won't be so fortunate.

Donate but please don't dump

The Salvation Army store in Rangiora is appealing for people to donate during shop hours.

Soup, soap and salvation at the heart of charity.

In memory of the "ideal" soldier

The farewell muster in 1914 at the old Motueka wharf for volunteer troops including Private William Ham, circled.

22-year-old William Arthur Ham, the first New Zealand casualty of World War I.

Cone theft upsets young entrepreneur

Nine-year-old Ethan Griffin's faith in humanity took a knock after thieves took off with bags of pine cones and a money ...

Pine cone entrepreneur upset by theft.

Memories of a tank driver

Alan Burgess, nearly 97, is one of the last men standing from Charles Upham's 20th Battalion.

Former Canterbury cricket rep Alan Burgess remembers his wartime experiences.

New inter-centre netball competition kicks off

Kaiapoi v Methven in the first round of the Inter Centre Netball Competition.

The inaugural premier netball competition had its first round of matches this week.

NC riders go hard at BMX Nationals

North Canterbury BMX riders up against world champions.

The Hansen family of the North Canterbury BMX Club prove once again why their name and their club are up with the best. 

'Golden tourism cash cow'

A mountain biker rides the Queen Charlotte Track, which could be linked up as part of the Coastal Pacific Trail.

Entrepreneur opens his land to proposed Coastal Pacific Trail, calls for others to follow suit.

A ride of honour

Four North Canterbury riders of the New Zealand Mounted Rifles Charitable Trust are heading to Australia this weekend.

Four North Canterbury based Mounted Rifles will represent New Zealand as the first Kiwi mounted unit to parade in Australia on Anzac Day.

Woody the weka's looking better

Woody the weka has made a good recovery after arriving at Oxford Bird Rescue on April 5.

Woody's looking a whole lot better than when he came in to Oxford Bird Rescue (OBR) on April 5.

Slip keeps SH1 closed

The slip near Rosy Morn which is blocking State Highway 1 south of Kaikoura.

The large slip south of Kaikoura looks like "the whole hillside has slumped to the ground".

Top four taking shape after Easter round

Club rugby, Celtic v Hampstead.

 Darfield and Southbridge top their respective sections of the Luisetti Seeds Combined Country Cup.

Baby River smiles through her ordeal

River Reid, 6 months, pictured with parents Jessie and Shane, was born with a cataract in her right eye, a one in 10,000 ...

Baby River is one in 10,000. She's very special.

The hall at the crossroads

From left: Natalie and Bob Wetherall and Wim Bevers, three of the committed members of the Balcairn Hall Committee.

Small country communities are often starved for a good entertainment venue, but Balcairn, North Canterbury has a hall that does it all.

No need to stop for compliant trucks

Two cameras and two huge road side information screens targeting south bound trucks travelling between the Waipara River ...

Heavy vehicles will soon be able to enjoy a far more efficient weigh-in procedure thanks to flash new technology being trialled currently.

Gold bones shine after rainy day

Whale bones with a tinge of gold, probably from minerals in the sand, have been uncovered on a Kaikoura beach.

Wild seas and rainfall in Kaikoura expose golden haul of ancient whale skeletons.

Hurunui Rangers ease into English Cup second round

Matt Blair Motors Hurunui Rangers celebrate making the English Cup second round in 2016.

 Luck of the draw with Hurunui Rangers.

North Canterbury's first all-girls junior team

The Woodend Ferns enjoy oranges at halftime in their debut match.

Woodend has become the latest rugby club to field an all-girls junior team in Canterbury.

Canterbury's flooding woe video

Beckenham residents check the Heathcote River levels after it burst its banks.

The storm has moved on, but parts of Christchurch remain flooded after rivers in the city burst their banks.

Alleged deer poachers caught

Unlawful hunting carries a maximum fine of $100,000 and two years' imprisonment. (File photo)

The landowner was alerted when he heard gunshots on his North Canterbury station.

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