North Canterbury

Truck and motorhome crash

Emergency services have been called to a crash near Waipara, North Canterbury.

A Christchurch man is in hospital after a truck and a motorhome crashed in North Canterbury.

Motorbike rider stable

A motorcyclist has crashed on Hodgsons Rd in Loburn, northwest of Rangiora. (file photo)

A motorcyclist is in a stable condition after a crash in North Canterbury.

Rainy relay raises cancer funds video

Ruby, left, and Lynley Marks from Loburn, part of the Warehouse Warriors team. Relay for Life 2017, North Canterbury.

It was a gathering of grown-ups in onesies, but all for a good cause.

Bloomers, bibs and boot cuffs at Victorian Girl

Walking into Victoria Rothschild's shop, Victorian Girl, on Rangiora's King St is truly a magical step back in time.

Rangiora's new shop Victorian Girl is an oasis of lace, linen and happy vibes.

North Canterbury education building boom

Inside the completed modern learning environment building at Ashgrove School.

Buildings totalling around $80 million dollars are being constructed at schools across North Canterbury.

Bulldogs back to show more bite

Northern Bulldogs  Michael Butson breaks through the Halswell Hornets defence at Murphy Park.

 Northern Bulldogs hope to continue their rise up the Canterbury Rugby League ladder in 2017.

Motorbike rider critical after crash

A motorcyclist has crashed on Hodgsons Rd in Loburn, northwest of Rangiora. (File photo).

North Canterbury crash leaves motorcycle rider in critical condition.

Friends rally to relay for friend

Team Shez are competing in Relay for Life. Back row: Sam Fowler, Vaughan McGiffert, Addison and Jesse McAnulty. Front ...

Friends rally to support friend with cancer.

If it's long and strong, be gone

Beach communities along the coast are being told of tsunami risks and plans in a series of meetings intended to dispel ...

Do you know your local tsunami plan?

Warning lifted for Cust River

Dogs can start romping in the Cust River again after a toxic algae scare last month. (File photo).

People are allowed back into Canterbury's Cust River after an outbreak of potentially toxic algae.

Tell police, not Facebook

Facebook is not the place to report crime, say police.

It's no good reporting crime to Facebook.

Waimakariri says ni hao to Enshi delegation

Mayor David Ayers (left) with Enshi mayor Liu Fangzhen during the welcoming ceremony.

Visitors from Waimakariri's sister district of Enshi, China, were welcomed on Friday, in preparation for a whirlwind tour of the district.

The South Island moved video

Damage on a farm caused by the Kekerengu fault.

The South Island was shunted over 5m closer to the North in a rupture so complex it may forever change quake science.

Town kids on the farm video

Philip Worthington's lowline cattle.

It was a learning experience for everyone when Rangiora cattle breeder Philip Worthington opened his gates to college students.

ANZ puts staff to work on damaged farms

Waiau farmer Rebekah Kelly, centre, says volunteers from the ANZ helped boost morale when they got stuck into her garden ...

Waiau farmers affected by November's earthquake are grateful to ANZ following a day of volunteer work last week on four farms.

Carelessness led to serious crash

Fire Service staff work to remove a woman from a car involved in a three-vehicle crash at the Lineside and Fernside ...

A truck driver's carelessness caused a serious three-vehicle pile-up on one of the main routes to Rangiora, judge rules.

Nan gives liver for baby

Suzie and Amarni in the operating room before their liver transplant.

"He was like this little boy who was trapped in this body of pain," says nan who donated her liver.

Small price to pay for peace of mind

Allison Smith says a $60 eye exam was the best appointment she ever made after it revealed she was suffering from glaucoma.

Tiredness, headaches, trouble reading? Get your eyes tested.

The forgotten quake district

The Inland Rd between Waiau and Kaikoura was significantly damaged in the November 14 quake.

Hurunui is a community at crisis point, and "all they ever hear about is Kaikoura".

End of an era in the old hut

Professional cowboy John Kimber leans at the entrance of the heritage hut.

North Canterbury cowboy John Kimber is sad to be leaving his heritage hut behind when he moves to Oxford, for five years it's been much more than just a man-cave.

'Selector' Retallick makes the calls video

All Blacks' lock Brodie Retallick announces a North Canterbury club rugby squad, coached by his cousin Matt Newton.

Towering All Blacks lock is used to hearing his name announced, this was his turn behind the mic.

Sefton secure Country premier cricket treble

Lance Taylor batting for Sefton in the Canterbury Country Premier cricket final against Weedons Mainpower Oval.

Sefton are triple crown winners after beating Weedons in the Canterbury Country Cricket premier two-day final.

Hurunui enters North Canterbury Premier netball

Action from the 2016 Hurunui Senior A netball final,won by Hanmer A 40-33 against Culverden A in Hanmer.

Hurunui is sending a team for the North Canterbury premier netball competition.

Buildings to lose local ownership

Plunket's Culverden building may be taken away from local ownership.

An amalgamation of Plunket is transferring millions of dollars of property away from community ownership.

Rock around the block

Hide and seek community fun, Rangiora Rocks is taking town by storm.

Rocking new craze takes off in Rangiora.

Mainland basks in warmth

The sun will shine over much of the South Island on Friday as summery conditions return.

Christchurch residents can crank up the barbecue for dinner as a warm end to the working week brings a high of 28 degrees Celsius.

Pumping 'liquid gold' to share

Natalie Gillespie and her son Billy proudly show off the first donations to North Canterbury Milk.

A forward thinking mother and a collective of midwives have opened a breast milk donor bank in Rangiora, North Canterbury.

SH1 reopens, sunny skies

Clear skies over Canterbury on Wednesday helped crews clear massive slips blocking State Highway 1 south of Kaikoura.

SH1 reopens south of Kaikoura five days after fresh slips from heavy downpours blocked the main route in and out of the centre.

SH1 to reopen Thursday morning

The road between Peketa and Goose Bay reopened on Friday morning after being closed for more than three days, but closed ...

Crews have worked under clear skies on Wednesday to ensure State Highway 1 will reopen 7am Thursday.

Changes afoot for rural mail

More than 7,000 customers will be affected by changes to rural delivery from next month.

Last call for Saturday mail delivery.

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