I used to thing dragon boating was something Smaug did on his days off.
A $20m plan could bring retailers Briscoes and Animates to North Canterbury for the first time.
Not a good start in the week in the mainland. At least it won't be cold, though.
Jet boat, jet ski and huge fleet of 4WDs needed to haul stricken truck from river.
About $750,000 will be invested to build two new classrooms at Fernside School in Canterbury.
A man has admitted demanding $10,000 at gunpoint after a dispute over an "inappropriate" approach to a female friend.
Money spent filming adaptation of Margaret Mahy's The Changeover "quite lucrative" for Christchurch, producer says.
Persistent rain with a chance of thunderstorms and hail prompts authorities to issue road warnings.
Following more than a year, of propagating, planting pruning and potting the biennial Swannanoa Plant Sale is just two weeks away.
The Rangiora A&P Show celebrates 150 years with a special two-day event this weekend.
Ashley/Rakahuri Rivercare Group hopes islands in the stream will help restore the river's image and ecosystem.
After weeks of vandalism, a Rangiora BMX track has security patrols.
A truck has slammed through the railing of a North Canterbury bridge and crashed on to the riverbed below.
Former Kaiapoi turned Christchurch flanker Matt Etheredge answered a late call up to play for South Canterbury in this years Heartland Championship.
Shanan Stewart has scored 252 runs in his last two innings in Canterbury Country club cricket.
Missing for a week, it's unclear when Christopher Turnbull crashed his ute over a bank in Canterbury.
Rangiora Catholic Primary School among the first in the South Island to use brand new solar power technology.
Someone is ripping up the North Canterbury BMX Club's track, and not in a good way.
Tests revealed toxin levels nearly twice the safe limit, putting anyone who eats them at risk of getting sick.
Snow expected on high country roads as cold fronts move north.
A Waimakariri family have received country music accolades in Rotorua.
Firefighters have contained a house fire in North Canterbury.
Kingsbury Ave in Rangiora has more pedestrian crossings then originally planned, but that might not be a bad thing.
A blizzard of traffic cones, temporary road signs and construction work have made driving confusing enough in Christchurch and its surrounding towns.
Canterbury is in for a cloudy but fine Thursday, while the West Coast gets another burst of heavy rain.
Adrienne Smith became the millionth visitor of the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, she came back to commemorations at home.
Ross McCormack is back in Christchurch with his show Triumphs and Other Alternatives.
Five-year-old Lily Alker "feels free" after getting a special new wheel to help her explore the world.
High cloud and brief rain showers are expected for most of the South Island.
Family's home went up in flames in North Canterbury, while an elderly man on the West Coast lost his home to fire.