A day of rain has brought a much-needed respite to ‘‘knackered’’ Canterbury fire fighters.
Low Waimakariri River flows are exposing hazards, like fallen trees and branches, to river users.
North Canterbury farmer sells 1400 lambs early due to dry weather not seen for decades.
North Canterbury rivers are drying out up to two months earlier than normal, raising fears for fish.
Arson is suspected at two major fires at Pines Beach, north Canterbury yesterday.
Twenty homes have been evacuated as firefighters battle a large blaze in North Canterbury.
People often talk about having a good birth, but seldom a good death, Jo Seagar says.
An elderly woman has died following an accident involving a car and a truck in North Canterbury today.
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.
ALAN WOOD - The Press
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.