Authorities have closed down a north Canterbury pub after indoor motorbike burnouts, chainsaws and lock-ins.
A scrub fire along both sides of the main road to Amberley Beach is under control.
A scrub fire has spread and engulfed a building at a North Canterbury cafe and brewery this morning.
Controlled burn-off believed to have sparked fire which engulfed more than 30 hectares near Oxford.
Two cars have collided on a notorious stretch of Canterbury road with minor injuries reported.
Police called to investigate scrub fire that wiped out 14,000sqm of Canterbury pine plantation.
Man suffers life-threatening injuries after truck misses bridge, rolls into scrub.
A sleeping man was nearly engulfed in flames after cigarette was lost in a couch at a birthday party.
Teen learner driver charged after crashing into an ambulance and sending it into a power pole.
Flashback-suffering man rear-ended in North Canterbury pile-up says crash felt like "muscles getting ripped off bones".
Distinctive quake-damaged war memorial returned to North Canterbury village after expert repair.
Today's Culverden Fete has come a long way from long-drops and home-made muffins, now attracting 6000 people.
Jail likely for North Canterbury man who grew cannabis in a room accessible by his three young kids.
Three bailed with no-alcohol clause after five men were charged with raping woman on same day.
Ex-All Blacks' brother dies in scrub fire
The death of a 71-year-old in a Canterbury scrub-burn off comes two decades after his brother drowned in Bali.
Hole blown in the wall of Rangiora house after fly spray dispenser was left on open fire.
Psychiatric report completed on man accused of killing Ashburton Work and Income staff.
Leithfield man was the passenger in a car which was rear-ended into oncoming traffic.
A 3.9 magnitude earthquake has struck near Oxford about 55km north-west of Christchurch.
A 19-year-old man has been flown to hospital after two cars "sandwich" a third in crash which closes SH1 in Waikuku.
A man has serious injuries after being thrown from his motorbike when it collided with a car in Rangiora.
Wreckage from a plane crash that killed a Canterbury millionaire and his wife has been found.
A builder has been arrested after a car crashed injuring three people in north Canterbury.
Decision to fit extra seatbelts just days before smash probably saved lives of wife and baby.
A long-awaited weekday commuter bus from Oxford to Christchurch is on the way to relieve traffic congestion.
Police are searching for a missing man whose car has been found in a remote location in North Canterbury.
Home invader threatens pensioner with a large knife and demands car before fleeing with wallet.
Police rescuing nine people who spent the night by Ashley River after two 4WDs break down.
Man in critical condition with severe head injuries after smashing into ditch in North Canterbury.
Child thrown from school bus when it clipped milk tanker leaves hospital with only minor injuries.
Child seriously injured after being catapulted through door in "bizarre" four-vehicle smash.
Police hunt for teen who escaped on foot after road spikes put end to high-speed pursuit.
Powerboat helped by nearby fishermen after colliding with rocks and taking on water near Cheviot.
Cantabrians who felt quake near Amberley say it "shook like mad" and was "a good one".
Four-year-old left in tears after family's miniature pony is snatched from their North Canterbury paddock.
Security guard walked kilometre, bleeding from his head, after crashing his car into a fence.
Man taken to hospital with minor head injury after crash in North Canterbury.
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Christchurch-owned broadband company says the availability of its fibre-optic network services has spread to North Canterbury.
The reincarnation of the historic Deans family homestead Homebush is nearly complete.
Kaiapoi was one of the worst hit areas in the September 2010 quake, but residents say it has a bright future.
Conservative leader Colin Craig left three people hanging after dropping out of Amberley event.
Tourism supports a higher proportion of jobs in the Waimakariri District than anywhere else in NZ, figures show.
Ambulance volunteers finish late-night shifts to find tyres of their private cars had been knifed.
Driver flown to hospital after crash
A woman has been flown to hospital after her car hit ice and rolled in North Canterbury this morning.
It was the last and "most poignant moment" in the demolition of the Farmers department store.
Stolen ute and 100 cannabis plants found in armed police raid on North Canterbury home.
North Canterbury red-zoner keen to see areas's abandoned land turned into a food forest.
Bail refused for man alleged to be motorcycle gang member charged with possession of meth for supply.
Person suffered likely smoke inhalation after fire began in kitchen microwave in Rangiora.
A mum who contracted meningitis last year has recovered full health but still feels vulnerable.