North Canterbury

Crash victims critical of prosecution

Leo and Teresa Sluys were knocked off their motorbike by a truck driver and are angry the Police didn't charge the ...

Couple disappointed with police handling of the prosecution of a truck driver who knocked them off their motorcycle

Woolies casualties include Countdown

Countdown has held its own in the New Zealand market but its Australian parent Woolworths is not enjoying such happy times..

Six Countdown stores to close as Australian parent company undergoes major restructure.

Less traffic with new bus route

When the new 960 bus route launches next week, it will join the Blue Line and 95 routes as the only bus services to ...

ECan hopes new bus route between Waimakariri and the city will encourage commuters to opt for public transport.

Burnt teen flown to hospital

Oxford chief fire officer, Trevor Ealam, said emergency services were alerted to the incident on Main St, Oxford, about ...

The 14-year-old burnt his hand and leg trying to start a fire with petrol and matches.

Breathing life into Otukaikino

Arapata Reuben and Arthur Adcock have been heavily involved in the restoration of the Otukaikino wetlands.

Thousands of native trees have been planted in an effort to make one of Canterbury's last remaining wetlands a self-sustaining ecosystem again.

Investors sought for $180m dam

Farmers in North Canterbury hope to drought-proof their properties with a new irrigation scheme

The Hurunui irrigation scheme is looking for investors for a planned dam in North Canterbury.

Windy start to the week

A windy night for much of Canterbury will make way for a mainly fine day on Monday, with mixed conditions for the rest ...

Strong winds that kept Christchurch residents awake overnight will ease on Monday.

'We couldn't smell it'

A Pegasus family had a lucky escape after carbon monoxide from a generator seeped into their home.

A family were close to death after being struck down by accidental carbon monoxide poisoning in their home.

North Canty claim rare Southbridge Shield win

Ellesmere's Wille McGoon attempts to shut down North Canterbury's Monty Maule.

North Canterbury gain rare victory in Southbridge Shield.

The bridge you can't cross

The bridge has been closed since Monday because of safety concerns about ice.

Locals are banned from the Pegasus bridge, because if they slip and fall it'll be the developer's fault.

Historic pub to be reduced to rubble

Red Lion ready to be demolished.

The once proud Red Lion pub in Rangiora that had become an eyesore will be demolished.

Ohoka snatch win at the death

Ohoka v Hurunui

A try a the death, a one point win and the defending champions tipped up in an exciting round of North Canterbury rugby.

Pimped out car a wish come true gallery video

Enya Beynon with her pimped out Daihatsu Charade.

Teenage cancer survivor Enya Beynon will drive into a new future with a brilliantly blue ride.

Cause of fatal fire 'undetermined'

Police forensic staff work at the scene of a fatal house fire on Wednesday afternoon.

The cause of a house fire that killed 86-year-old Raymond Burnett is still unknown.

Smoke alarms save family

A family escaped a house fire on Sidey Quay in Kaiapoi, north of Christchurch, late Wednesday.

A family have their smoke alarms to thank for saving them from a fire that extensively damaged their Canterbury home.

Historic homestead for sale

After having only four owners in 99 years the homestead has been placed on the market

A historic Canterbury homestead that last sold for almost $1.7 million in 2011 is back on the market.

Ashley fight off Saracens

Saracens second-five Brett Hancox lines up a gap in the Ashley defence in the North Canterbury senior rugby match at ...

Ashley successfully defended two shields and got  revenge on Saracens with a 20-13 win in North Canterbury senior rugby.

Injury risk averted thanks to PD crew

Su Jeffcott says sights like this are a common occurrence around the Ashley River, north of Christchurch.

Potentially serious injuries averted on Ashley River track thanks to actions of a periodic detention crew.

'Response crews' latest traffic solution

Christchurch Northern Motorway congestion has been a continual problem, especially between Belfast and Tram Rd.

NZTA sets up 'response crews' to try reduce congestion on the Christchurch Northern Motorway.

Meningitis scare ends camp

Kaiapoi High School principal Bruce Kearney said the health of a 15-year-old student is improving after he suddenly ...

Student sent home from a school field trip with suspected viral meningitis has been discharged from hospital.

North Canty almost run down by Queensland

North Canterbury halfback Freeman Eder makes a break.

North Canterbury were lucky to hold on for a 30-29 win over Queensland Country in Oxford.

'Worst beating' paramedic saw

Benton Parata died after an attack at Christchurch Men's Prison on March 25.

Paramedic tells murder trial of a nightmare visit to Christchurch Men's Prison after an inmate was bashed.

On the road to recovery - in style

Enya Beynon is getting her car pimped thanks to Rockabilly Show and Shine and Make a Wish NZ.

Community rallies to "pimp" Enya's ride - a beloved 1985 Daihatsu Charade.

Historic win for Hurunui

Hurunui's Luke Shanks scored one of three tries in the historic win over Oxford.

The Hurunui Rugby Club celebrating their first home division one game in Culverden with a win.

Celebrating young achievements

The Kaikoura Youth Council won four awards at the Canterbury Youth Awards. Pictured is co-chairman Olly Hughes, left, ...

Kaikoura youth take away four awards at inaugural Canterbury Youth Awards.

Drizzly day ahead for the South Island

A few morning showers are expected in Christchurch on Monday.

It's going to be a wet start to the week throughout the South Island.

Unique road sign slows drivers

The new 'Teenagers' crossing sign outside Kaiapoi High School on Ohoka Rd.

Traffic lights? Zebra crossing? No. But this bespoke road sign might just slow traffic outside Kaiapoi High.

Pilot mixes pudding and parenting

Expectant parents listen and learn from educator Phillipa Murphy at the Pudding Club.

Philippa Murphy likes to mix her love of pudding into her parenting classes 

Crusaders wig out in Kaiapoi video

Crusaders Richie Mo'unga, David Havili and Jimmy Tupou flank Kaiapoi Borough School principal Murray Overton and Luke ...

A trio of Crusaders get wigged at a colourful Child Cancer Foundation event in North Canterbury.

Ashley hand Hurunui welcoming loss

Hurunui's Duncan Rutherford takes on the Ashley defence.

 Hurunui's debut in North Canterbury senior ranks resulted in a 29-point loss to Ashley.

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