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.
OPINION: The decision to nix the prospect of commuter rail for Canterbury is short-sighted and disappointing.
Ngai Tahu's plan to convert a large chunk of land to irrigated dairy farming has been thwarted.
The $10m price tag deemed too expensive to justify trains between Waimakariri and Christchurch.
Cannabis, a shotgun and thousands of dollars worth of stolen items seized during armed raids in North Canterbury.
Rugby player's mother says issue of leaving Canterbury club has been blown out of all proportion.
Truck wreckage finally removed from steep bank, but driver still missing, police say.
Fire safety officers called in over empty campervan fire in North Canterbury.
A business has had to stop taking cattle heads and ears for composting.
Waimakariri residents are outnumbered by dairy cows - but they haven't won yet, say experts.
'A hero would have saved him'
Deane Palmer ditched his jet ski and leapt into heavy surf to try to save his unconscious brother.
Truck driver in a critical condition after his vehicle hit a train at level crossing in Ashburton.
Two youths fuelled by ''random stupidity'' allegedly stabbed car tyres and ransacked scout den.
Teen thrown from her horse during race was given 50/50 chance of survival.
Negotiations under way to turn part of the western end of the Blake St frontage into single-storey retail.
Police say even motorists "in the right" need to be more cautious after another crash on problematic rural road.
A man killed when his van plunged down a North Canterbury bluff was a 'devoted' father.
One person has been seriously injuried after a car and a 4WD collided in Ohoka this morning.
Rangiora and Akaroa will get $12.5m of direct health funding under a Labour government.
Marble Point rescue operation in vain
Rescuers battled to stabilise a van over a north Canterbury bluff only to discover the driver was dead.
Woman in intensive care after other car apparently crossed centre line in crash last week.
The new Waimakariri district flooding response team already has headaches to deal with.
Neighbours who'd never met before joined forces to help distressed young woman on overbridge.
Deluge 'brings it all back' for ex-red-zoners
Some residents in North Canterbury are still grappling with the effects of last week's flooding, as groundwater channels brought to the surface continue to flow.
Kaiapoi man who punched colleague described as a racist bully given community detention.
The market for vineyards is being boosted by growing demand for grapes and lower international production.
Fire at landmark Waipara hotel could have happened at anytime, investigators say.
A 62-year-old woman left in life-threatening condition after high-speed crash in North Canterbury yesterday.
A landmark North Canterbury country pub, which was uninsured, is badly damaged by fire.
A team of engineers is being assembled by the Waimakariri District Council to find solutions for the district's flooding problems.
The backlog of traffic entering the city after the Northern Motorway crash has been cleared will cause major delays.
Missing chunk leaves Amberley homes stranded
The floodwater may be receding in North Canterbury, but the damage left in its wake is only now becoming clear.
Waimakariri faces day of damage assessment
The Waimakariri district is preparing for a clean-up as water begins to recede following yesterday's heavy rain.
State Highway 1 has reopened in North Canterbury, but motorists face a difficult commute with surface flooding still present. l 'There's a lake in my bedroom'
Shi Robb watched helplessly as her new bedroom filled with floodwaters, covering her bed and drawers.
Sections of SH1 shut in both directions
Motorists heading to North Canterbury cut off as flooding closes SH1 to all cars, while crash closes southern stretch.
Heavy rain has left sewage bubbling up in streets and some homes sodden with floodwater.
A teenage pedestrian has been hit by a car north of Christchurch this morning.
Plans for a country-club style development in Hanmer Springs could add 140 new homes.
Police are investigating the suspected arson of a builder's shed and road cones in the red zone.
Foreign rebuild worker fighting for his life after black ice causes van to smash into power pole.