The South Island was shunted over 5m closer to the North in a rupture so complex it may forever change quake science.
It was a learning experience for everyone when Rangiora cattle breeder Philip Worthington opened his gates to college students.
Waiau farmers affected by November's earthquake are grateful to ANZ following a day of volunteer work last week on four farms.
A truck driver's carelessness caused a serious three-vehicle pile-up on one of the main routes to Rangiora, judge rules.
"He was like this little boy who was trapped in this body of pain," says nan who donated her liver.
Tiredness, headaches, trouble reading? Get your eyes tested.
Hurunui is a community at crisis point, and "all they ever hear about is Kaikoura".
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.
Towering All Blacks lock is used to hearing his name announced, this was his turn behind the mic.
Sefton are triple crown winners after beating Weedons in the Canterbury Country Cricket premier two-day final.
Hurunui is sending a team for the North Canterbury premier netball competition.
An amalgamation of Plunket is transferring millions of dollars of property away from community ownership.
Rocking new craze takes off in Rangiora.
Christchurch residents can crank up the barbecue for dinner as a warm end to the working week brings a high of 28 degrees Celsius.
A forward thinking mother and a collective of midwives have opened a breast milk donor bank in Rangiora, North Canterbury.
SH1 reopens south of Kaikoura five days after fresh slips from heavy downpours blocked the main route in and out of the centre.
Crews have worked under clear skies on Wednesday to ensure State Highway 1 will reopen 7am Thursday.
Last call for Saturday mail delivery.
The Good St Deli Rangiora will close its doors on March 28.
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.
Over 20 faults ruptured during November's huge quake - possibly a world record.
North Canterbury man Neil Brookes failed to resurface during a diving trip.
Mud, sweat and gears for the entrants in the Rakahuri Rage mountain bike race.
Lingering rain and strong winds trigger fresh slips south of Kaikoura, keeping State Highway 1 shut for another morning.
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.
Slips are being cleared, highway designers are at work, but the Government has yet to commit.
Wet weather is welcomed by North Canterbury farmers, but the 3-year drought isn't over yet.
A tourist must pay $1400 in reparation to the driver he injured in a head-on crash near Hanmer Springs.
Rain and southerly winds around Kaikoura could force Saturday's State Highway 1 closure to continue.
Topp Twins sign on as community stalwarts pitch in for Waiau recovery effort.