North Canterbury

Deer poaching denied

George Stuart Aitken, 27, has denied killing a wild animal on private land without the landowner's permission (file photo).

A man has pleaded not guilty to poaching a stag allegedly shot on private property in North Canterbury.

Helping women worldwide

Kathryn Lynskey, of North Canterbury, and Reetah Mitchell of Christchurch Days for Girls.

Days for Girls establishes in North Canterbury.

Lilybrook's 'ticking time bomb'

Residents observe driver behaviour at the busy Lilybrook intersection in Rangiora.

Rangiora residents believe it is only a matter of time before there is a fatal crash at a busy corner intersection.

Kaiapoi Irish dancer aiming higher

Now placed ninth in the world, Kaiapoi's Mitchell O'Hara has his sights set on taking his passion further.

Kaiapoi 17–year–old Mitchell O'Hara has barely touched down from Ireland, ranked in the world's top ten Irish dancers, but he's off to Australia next week to compete again.

Cust village recycling facility proposed

Kirstyn Barnett shows a typical load of recycling she transports to Southbrook nearly every week.

Of the 29 responses to a Neighbourly poll, 93 per cent said they would use a recycling facility in the town.

Driven designer wins national comp

Nine-year-old Zoey Marshall from Ohoka has won a nationwide competition to design racing silks for Dexter Dunn.

Ohoka pony fan meets her idol, Dexter Dunn.

Mac is the man

Richard McNamara will be responsible for Tasman, Marlborough-Kaikoura, the West Coast, North Canterbury, Christchurch ...

Marlborough's rural fire boss Richard McNamara has landed one of the top jobs in the new amalgamated fire service.

Christchurch educator bound for Hong Kong

Neill O'Reilly leaves at the end of this term for a Hong Kong international school.

Christchurch educator lured to top position in Hong Kong.

Honey factory blaze 'an accident' video

The New Zealand Natural Honey factory in North Canterbury went up in flames on Tuesday afternoon.

Fire that burned hives full of bees at a North Canterbury honey factory was not suspicious.

Two draws in Premier netball

Northern and Kaiapoi High School compete for a high pass during North Canterbury Netball Centre grading on Saturday.

 Two draws in North Canterbury Netball while Cheviot leads the way in Hurunui netball.

Hunting for a good cause

Some of the entries ready for the weigh-in.

Bitterly cold weather didn't deter about 130 hunters from competing in the second Great Greta Valley Hunt.

Alex off to Asia

Kaiapoi High School deputy head girl Alex McCracken is off to Malaysia in August after having been selected by Royal ...

Students to meet Nobel Laureates in Malaysia.

Southern RPC men blitz Bridge to Bridge

The Cure Boating Club women's eight on the Waimakariri River in the Bridge to Bridge race on Sunday.

Twenty-two boats contested the annual Bridge to Bridge regatta in North Canterbury.

Mustangs ride into Cheviot

Mustang cars line the main street in Cheviot.

Mustangs cruise in to support the quiet North Canterbury town.

Waihora secures final playoff spot

Methven's Faaitu Tuamoheloa charges at the Southbridge defence.

The defending champions snuck into the Luisetti Seeds Combined Country Cup playoffs for a rematch with Southbridge.

The battle for bragging rights

Grown get cheered on by their sister team Grown Up.

Over a day of fast paced and muddy action, three teams emerged victorious in their fields, a full year of bragging rights ahead.

Truckie admits guilt in fatal crash

Three vehicles were involved in a crash on State Highway 1 at Greta Valley, killing one and injuring four.

Courier Post driver to meet Noel Campilan's family after causing fatal crash.

Acquitted of sexual abuse

Businessman Stephen John Preest in 2003.

Hovercraft businessman Stephen Preest said his actions "crossed a line", but has been cleared of violating an intellectually disabled man.

Bishop bound for Junior Worlds

North Canterbury surfer Tegen Bishop  will compete at the World Junior Surfing Championships in Japan.

North Canterbury surfer Tegen Bishop will compete at the World Junior Surfing Championships in Japan.

'Gentle soul taken so early'

William Tinna Viliamu, 41, died in a diving accident near Kaikoura on Sunday.

William Viliamu, who died while diving in Kaikoura, remembered as a legend in the Maori community.

New principal for Rangiora High

Marlborough Girls' College principal Karen Stewart will take the reigns at Rangiora High School in July.

Marlborough educator to lead North Canterbury high school.

Consents lodged for Mandeville Village

An artists impression of the Mandeville Village development on Tram Rd.

Mandeville Retail development lodges building and Ecan consents.

After hours plans still in review phase.

The Rangiora Health Hub is a likely destination for any North Canterbury after hours service.

North Canterbury remains in the dark as to what proposed improvements on after hours medical care will be provided by the CDHB.

Temporary housing for Waiau

Minister for Building and Construction Minister Nick Smith and Hurunui District Council building team leader Kerry Walsh ...

Waiau residents forced to live in tents or caravans since the November earthquakes could soon find respite in temporary housing.

Oasis in a craft beer desert video

The Good Drop's artistic banner by North Canterbury artist Leo Buckett.

Beer enthusiast Dave Wilmott is bringing an oasis to the craft beer and cider desert of Rangiora.

Gasoline Alley to become BP

Gasoline Alley Rangiora is closed and will become a BP.

Gasoline Alley (GAS) on Lineside Rd, Rangiora shut its doors on Tuesday and will soon become a BP station.

100? My goodness, that is old.

Evelyn (Eve) Archer celebrates her 100th birthday with her children, from left, Anne Thompson, Karen Barnett, Don Archer ...

Rangiora resident reaches 100 with a smile.

Concerns as rebuild workers arrive

This slip at Kahutara Bridge, photographed on March 9, is one of several causing issues on State Highway 1 south of Kaikoura.

Officials fear alcohol-fuelled violence and sexual disease consultations will surge in Kaikoura.

Slips, flooding as rain hits

Police monitor the ford on Old Renwick Rd near Blenheim.

From a man's rescue from his waterlogged house bus to cars stuck in rising waters, flooding sparks morning chaos.

What to do about dumping?

Rick Gordon says he's angry police won't investigate rubbish dumped on his building site, but who does?

A Rangiora builder is angry police won't investigate rubbish dumped on his Springbrook work site, but who should?

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