North Canterbury

The South Island moved

Damage on a farm caused by the Kekerengu fault.

The South Island was shunted over 5m closer to the North in a rupture so complex it may forever change quake science.

Town kids on the farm video

Philip Worthington's lowline cattle.

It was a learning experience for everyone when Rangiora cattle breeder Philip Worthington opened his gates to college students.

ANZ puts staff to work on damaged farms

Waiau farmer Rebekah Kelly, centre, says volunteers from the ANZ helped boost morale when they got stuck into her garden ...

Waiau farmers affected by November's earthquake are grateful to ANZ following a day of volunteer work last week on four farms.

Carelessness led to serious crash

Fire Service staff work to remove a woman from a car involved in a three-vehicle crash at the Lineside and Fernside ...

A truck driver's carelessness caused a serious three-vehicle pile-up on one of the main routes to Rangiora, judge rules.

Nan gives liver for baby

Suzie and Amarni in the operating room before their liver transplant.

"He was like this little boy who was trapped in this body of pain," says nan who donated her liver.

Small price to pay for peace of mind

Allison Smith says a $60 eye exam was the best appointment she ever made after it revealed she was suffering from glaucoma.

Tiredness, headaches, trouble reading? Get your eyes tested.

The forgotten quake district

The Inland Rd between Waiau and Kaikoura was significantly damaged in the November 14 quake.

Hurunui is a community at crisis point, and "all they ever hear about is Kaikoura".

End of an era in the old hut

Professional cowboy John Kimber leans at the entrance of the heritage hut.

North Canterbury cowboy John Kimber is sad to be leaving his heritage hut behind when he moves to Oxford, for five years it's been much more than just a man-cave.

'Selector' Retallick makes the calls video

All Blacks' lock Brodie Retallick announces a North Canterbury club rugby squad, coached by his cousin Matt Newton.

Towering All Blacks lock is used to hearing his name announced, this was his turn behind the mic.

Sefton secure Country premier cricket treble

Lance Taylor batting for Sefton in the Canterbury Country Premier cricket final against Weedons Mainpower Oval.

Sefton are triple crown winners after beating Weedons in the Canterbury Country Cricket premier two-day final.

Hurunui enters North Canterbury Premier netball

Action from the 2016 Hurunui Senior A netball final,won by Hanmer A 40-33 against Culverden A in Hanmer.

Hurunui is sending a team for the North Canterbury premier netball competition.

Buildings to lose local ownership

Plunket's Culverden building may be taken away from local ownership.

An amalgamation of Plunket is transferring millions of dollars of property away from community ownership.

Rock around the block

Hide and seek community fun, Rangiora Rocks is taking town by storm.

Rocking new craze takes off in Rangiora.

Mainland basks in warmth

The sun will shine over much of the South Island on Friday as summery conditions return.

Christchurch residents can crank up the barbecue for dinner as a warm end to the working week brings a high of 28 degrees Celsius.

Pumping 'liquid gold' to share

Natalie Gillespie and her son Billy proudly show off the first donations to North Canterbury Milk.

A forward thinking mother and a collective of midwives have opened a breast milk donor bank in Rangiora, North Canterbury.

SH1 reopens, sunny skies

Clear skies over Canterbury on Wednesday helped crews clear massive slips blocking State Highway 1 south of Kaikoura.

SH1 reopens south of Kaikoura five days after fresh slips from heavy downpours blocked the main route in and out of the centre.

SH1 to reopen Thursday morning

The road between Peketa and Goose Bay reopened on Friday morning after being closed for more than three days, but closed ...

Crews have worked under clear skies on Wednesday to ensure State Highway 1 will reopen 7am Thursday.

Changes afoot for rural mail

More than 7,000 customers will be affected by changes to rural delivery from next month.

Last call for Saturday mail delivery.

Bitter sweet resolution for the Good St Deli

Good St Deli owner Sophie Wang is sad the Rangiora institution will leave the town, but is glad to have a resolution.

The Good St Deli Rangiora will close its doors on March 28.

One hoop short at 'Tin Shed Stadium'

Amberley Pavilion, known as the "Tin Shed", can now be home to indoor sports.

A protective net has been bought so that the Amberley Pavilion, known as the "Tin Shed", can be utilised for basketball and other court sports.

Kaikoura quake surprise video

There had been about 180km of surface fault rupture in the quake, with the largest displacement across a fault being ...

Over 20 faults ruptured during November's huge quake - possibly a world record.

North Canterbury diver named

Neil Brookes, right, died after failing to resurface during a diving trip near Motunau Island, North Canterbury. From ...

North Canterbury man Neil Brookes failed to resurface during a diving trip.

Rakahuri still rages in the rain

Rakahuri Rage riders wound their way through muddy singletrack as part of shorthened four-hour  team mountainbiking ...

Mud, sweat and gears for the entrants in the Rakahuri Rage mountain bike race.

SH1 remains closed

This slip at Kahutara Bridge, photographed on March 9, is one of several causing issues on State Highway 1 south of Kaikoura.

Lingering rain and strong winds trigger fresh slips south of Kaikoura, keeping State Highway 1 shut for another morning.

Books inbound for quake hit north

Julie Burgess-Manning (left) and Sarina Dickson at the launch of their first book; Maia and the Worry Bug.

 Help is on the way for schools and early childhood centres in the quake rattled Hurunui and Kaikoura districts to beat back the worry bug.

Time running out for coastal trail?

A proposed 'Coastal Pacific Trail' down the east coast would allow cyclists to soak up stunning views along State Highway 1.

Slips are being cleared, highway designers are at work, but the Government has yet to commit.

Rain a morale booster video

Waipara farmer Keith Berry says the recent wet weather was "probably the most rain in one go" since January two years ago.

Wet weather is welcomed by North Canterbury farmers, but the 3-year drought isn't over yet.

Tourist caused head-on crash

Tourist Uwe Thomas Hohbein has admitted in the Christchurch District Court that he caused a crash near Hanmer Springs on ...

A tourist must pay $1400 in reparation to the driver he injured in a head-on crash near Hanmer Springs.

Wet weather for mainland

An excavator works to clear slips south of Kaikoura following the November earthquake.

Rain and southerly winds around Kaikoura could force Saturday's State Highway 1 closure to continue.

Waiau recovery effort gets Topp up

The Topp Twins, Lynda and Jools, will perform at Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa in April.

Topp Twins sign on as community stalwarts pitch in for Waiau recovery effort.

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