Chef Jo Seagar's defunct cooking school and cafe owes creditors more than $1.6 million.
Rodeos are "abhorrent" and should be banned say animal rights groups but cowboys are defying attempts to turn them into outlaws.
Residents of Leithfield Beach had a rude awakening last week when bright-eyed loggers made an early start - at 4.45am.
Hanmer Springs business leaders are concerned about Hurunui growth targets being set at half the national average.
People on a family outing in North Canterbury collected more than 10,000 cockles when their maximum take was 600.
Even if it started raining now, it will be at least two to three years before North Canterbury farmers recover from the drought that grips the area.
Drought-weary farmers from the Hurunui area enjoyed a night of laughter and fun at a community event on Saturday.
Development on a North Canterbury irrigation scheme has been halted until a final Environment Court ruling.
Conical Hill has a lopsided look to it after a cluster of pine trees were removed from one side for safety reasons.
A policy setting restrictions on where and when alcohol can be sold in Hurunui may be reconsidered.
Recreational driving may be banned with dog-walking and horse riding restricted on some Canterbury beaches.
A post-quake business slump and a crushing tax bill has cost celebrity chef Jo Seagar her popular cafe and cook school.
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A man has been rescued after he was spotted clinging to a bridge pylon in the Waimakariri River near Christchurch.
The announcement of new legislation and a new entity managing the central city rebuild is unlikely to have a big effect on Waimakariri, the mayor says.
A vegetation in the Selwyn district will take hours to dampen down.
"I had to choose (between) power poles, cows or trees and hedges. I chose cow and hoped for the best."
A fire that destroyed a farm house near Conway Flat in North Canterbury is not believed to be suspicious.
Three people have been taken to hospital after hitting a cow in North Canterbury.
Youth rugby match abandoned as coach clutches his heart and collapses in the dirt.
Kevin Jefcoate fought for every one of his 25 years, before an accident snatched his life from him.
New Zealand's first ever truffle festival will be held in Canterbury over July 11-18.
Strong winds fan wildfire in the hills between Cheviot and Rotherham in drought-stricken north Canterbury.
Night burglars are targeting North Canterbury schools, stealing laptops, cash and pain killers.
The council planning department is under review in the face of mounting criticism - will heads roll?
Brent Cairns says he'll "fight to the end of the earth" before re-considering life in the red-zone.
It began as a bit of a laugh - but Mike Bowler's sheep shenanigans are helping the community.
Match-sealing penalty try sparks a confrontation between players, fans and referee.
A wilful act of damage has left a North Canterbury couple unsettled and concerned for their home and business.
A North Canterbury farmer arranges his sheep into roadside billboards - for laughs.