North Canterbury

Resilient farmer to talk drought

Cheviot farmer Ian Stevenson will  attend the Doug Avery Resilient Farmer roadshow in Cheviot on Monday where the hot topic will be drought.

When Cheviot farmers gather to hear Doug Avery talk, drought will be on the top of the agenda.

She's capable of doing everything

Louisa McClintock wins a line of two tooth romney ewes at the Hawarden crossbred sheep sale in January 2015.

Louisa McClintock is just 17 but is farming a dry north Canterbury farm with her 80-year-old grandfather.

Kindness floods in for family

Offers of help have poured in for Dan Moylan and his family after a fire forced them out of their rental property in Swannanoa.

A couple struggling with illness, injury and the aftermath of a house fire are overwhelmed by kindness. 

Family hit twice by tragedy video

Dan Moylan survived falling 15 metres from a knuckleboom crane on a farm in Oxford in December, but now has to rely on a wheelchair and undergo multiple surgeries as doctors try to save his leg. His young family were hit again when their rental house near Swannanoa caught fire on Friday.

A Canterbury family are hoping for some good luck after a serious accident and a house fire that left them homeless.

Bondage book found in pre-school

Gus and Waldo's Book of Love raised eyebrows when it was discovered at a Kaiapoi Preschool.

The "bright and funny" book depicts two penguins in bondage gear with whips.

Missing hunter named

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A hunter whose body was recovered in Lake Sumner in North Canterbury has been named.

Bylaw upsets horse riders

Horse riders who regularly ride on a North Canterbury beach say a proposed new bylaw is an 'insult on the human race'.

Horse riders say a bylaw requiring them to be careful around small animals is "an insult on the human race".

'Nightmare' booze policy slated

The new hours have already had an impact on JR's Bar & Grill, which is known as the go-to "late night" bar in Rangiora.

Locals fear Waimakariri will become a "sleepy hollow" as it adopts the strictest alcohol regulations in the country.

Hunter's remains found

Police are seeking witnesses to a possible assault on a woman in Invercargill.

The body of a missing hunter has been found in North Canterbury.

Canterbury a duck shooter's delight

Duck shooting season begins: Ruby (left) and Truck (right) poke their heads out of Gun City owner David Tipple's maimai.

A depressingly sunny start to duck shooting season on Saturday has not deterred hunters.

Five injured in crash

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Five people have been injured in a crash on Rangiora Woodend Rd, in North Canterbury.

When four boys go to war video

Dick Brittan remembers his uncles lost in World War 1 through their diaries and pictures. Two in Gallipoli and one later in France. His father was returned from war after the death of his three brothers.

Richard "Dick" Brittan has an enviable collection of war memorabilia that tells a tale of family sadness and loss.

'Tiny houses' are the future

Christchurch entrepreneur Tim Cox and his pet project, the tiny house.

Being mortgage free is important for 27-year-old Christchurch designer Tim Cox.

Hit and run in Hanmer Springs

Police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who struck a woman walking in Hanmer Springs, in North Canterbury.

Police looking for ute driver who "clipped" an Australian woman walking in North Canterbury.

What you need to know about Canterbury transport plan

Retired farmer, Ian Tooley takes one of his clydesdales for some exercise along South Eyre Road. Rural roads will get a major overhaul under the Regional Land Transport Plan.

12 Interesting things you need to know about the Regional Transport Plan

Students key to spotted kiwi release

Department of Conservation kiwi biodiversity ranger Sandy Yong releases a great spotted kiwi in the Nina Valley.

Hurunui College students' "inspiring work" leads to release of six spotted kiwi in Nina Valley. 

Paedophile deported to South Island

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A paedophile deported from Australia to the South Island will not be live in Oxford.

The sky is falling

A falling streak of light near Rangiora.

Falling light in North Canterbury sky has watchers intrigued.

Simulating for success

Sarah Elcomb from North Canterbury  instructs Emma Daisley (in the saddle) on her dressage simulator .

His name is Nolegro and he is the only one of his kind in New Zealand.

'I still can't believe I'm alive'

Jayden Moore, 21, is recovering in Christchurch Hospital from serious injuries after falling 30m down a cliff during a hunting accident in North Canterbury.

Hunter Jayden Moore didn't think he'd make it through the night after plunging 30m off a cliff.

Waimak councillor cleared of conflict of interest

Waimakariri District councillor Peter Farrant

A Waimakariri District councillor's involvement with a North Canterbury drilling firm has been cleared of a conflict of interest.

Jail over North Canterbury ‘chop shop’

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A conviction for drugs, receiving stolen vehicles and driving charges leads to jail for a North Canterbury man.

Equine tribute captures Anzac spirit

Riders will leave the World War I memorial at The Peaks on April 25.

A riderless horse will lead 100 mounted soldiers in a unique Anzac Day parade in North Canterbury.

Proud new granddad killed

KEEN HUNTER: Rodney Bennett, 61, died in a tractor accident on Woodstock Station, near Oxford.

A Canterbury man who died in a tractor accident was found 12 hours later, his faithful dog still beside him.

Arrest over alleged road rage

Police, speeding, generic. Inspector Dave White out on the highway next to the billboared promoting the new anti-speeding campaign which features the face of police officer Seleca Winiata.

A man is charged after an alleged road rage incident in Canterbury.

Canterbury tractor death

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One person has been killed in a tractor incident in North Canterbury.

Skifields dread DOC plan

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Canterbury club skifields fear they will be "phased out" if a "derogatory" new DOC plan is approved.

Jailing brings 'great shame'

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A 'naive, greedy' dairy farmer who financed a commercial drug syndicate has been granted parole.

Couple's group foster home welcomes all

READY TO HELP: Rangiora foster carer Wendy Giles with Harry, who has been known to follow upset children to their bedrooms when they need cheering up.

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

RIP Danny O'Donnell

Danny O'Donnell, 19, died in a crash near Westport.

Friends struggling to comprehend the death of a teenager killed in a crash on the West Coast say "there was never a dull moment" in his presence.

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