North Canterbury

Online lothario appears in Christchurch

Paul William Abbott, 33, has resurfaced in Canterbury, police say.

Paul Abbott, who has caused concern with online dating activities in Marlborough, is in Canterbury, police say.

Woman admits meth dealing

Kelsi Anne Sherriff, 25, has admitted charges of supplying cannabis and methamphetamine.

Police say Canterbury woman sold methamphetamine to fund her own addiction.

Bypass for Blenheim?

A bypass to divert heavy vehicles from Grove Rd, in Blenheim, will be considered as part of New Zealand Transport Agency ...

A diversion taking trucks and heavy vehicles away from Blenheim may still be on the cards.

Screech for the Skye video

Skye's vocabulary continues to grow and he can now congratulate himself by saying "good boy, Skye".

Skye the Indian Ringneck parakeet might be the most famous bird in New Zealand.

A hearty thanks

Kaikoura Youth Council members, from left, Mahana Gillies, Petra Jellyman, Josh Beardmore, Olly Hughes, Te Aomihia Te ...

Young people were up before sunrise cooking breakfast for volunteers.

Top four shaken up for finals

Southbridge's Jale Masi barges over for a try against Methven at Southbridge in the Combined Country Cup.

Key clashes in round nine of Combined Country Cup decided the final makeup of the quarterfinals.

More gales forecast

It's a cold, wet and windy day in Christchurch on Saturday.

More strong winds and rain are expected for Canterbury on Sunday.

Are we ready for Alpine Fault?

Brendon Bradley has been using 3D computer modelling to predict what a major earthquake on the alpine fault could feel like.

Landslides would close major highways for up to six months, isolating communities and limiting food supplies.

'A pretty weird looking fish'

Tim Wilding found the unusual-looking oarfish washed up on a beach south of Kaikoura.

A rarely seen but 'quite beautiful' fish has washed up near Kaikoura.

Rangiora's main street restored

Special projects manager Daniel Thompson, pictured with Harriette Davies, helped to revamp Rangiora's High St.

Rangiora's main street has opened to two-way traffic for the first time since Canterbury's earthquakes.

Red Lion's last roar?

Rangiora's Red Lion Pub remains in limbo but could pose a safety risk.

The century-old Rangiora pub lies dormant as its owners wait for a quake insurance claim to be settled.

'We thought we were doomed'

Debbie Craig wants to thank the person that could have saved her life at the intersection of Fernside and Lineside ...

"Major train collision" in North Canterbury avoided thanks to the help of an unidentified passing motorist.

'Vibrant' team wins Stage Challenge

Part of the Stage Challenge winning Rangiora High School team, from left: Holly Machill (student producer), Tayleur ...

Rangiora High takes first place on opening night of Stage Challenge with an ode to milk.

Wife died from 'moment of inattention'

A man has admitted a charge of careless driving causing the death of his wife.

A man described as "one of the good guys" has admitted that a moment of inattention killed his wife of 45 years in a crash

Scheme ends cycle of abuse

Shane Hawkins has lived violence free since becoming involved with ReachOut, improving his life with fiancée Debbie-Lee ...

Shane Hawkins used to walk down the street "ready to fight" but has turned his life around for his son.

Thunderstorms on the way

Thunderstorms are expected for the West Coast on Friday, while Christchurch should reach 19 degrees Celsius.

Thunder and strong wind expected for West coast, while Christchurch reaches 19C high.

Twice the cheese

Kaikoura Cheese co-owners Daniel and Sarah Jenkins discuss the business with Catalyst Capital principal David Taylor, centre.

Big investment could put Kaikoura Cheese on supermarket shelves next year.

Fine day for South Island

MetService is forecasting a high of 17 degrees Celsius for Christchurch and Ashburton on Thursday.

Sun is expected throughout the South Island, although Dunedin will start the day with severe gales.

Feeding bread to ducks? Then stop

Feeding white bread to your local birdlife could cause 'angel wing' like that suffered by this goose.

The classic Kiwi pastime causes more harm than many realise, so councils are taking steps to put a stop to it.

Young mums inspired

Chrissy Irvine at her solo exhibition Herstory which opened last week at the In Situ Photo Project art gallery on ...

A new exhibition sheds light on the career path of young working mothers.

Storm warning for West Coast

Christchurch is in store for some light rain on Wednesday morning.

Severe storm warning issued for West Coast, but Christchurch should get only light rain.

Rangiora High asset for sale

107 Kippenberger Avenue, owned by Rangiora High School is up for sale by the school commissioner.

Rangiora High commissioner to sell school-owned property to fund a student common room. 

Loving life in Cheviot

Glenys Hanley is the deputy principal at Cheviot Area School having moved there from her previous teaching position at ...

Kaikoura teacher moves down the road to move up the career ladder.

The snow has landed gallery

The first snow (helped by a snow machine) lands on the slopes of Canterbury's Mt Hutt.

First dusting falls on Canterbury mountains, a month out from skifields opening.

Winds lash Christchurch video

Snow could fall down to 1000 metres in the South Island on Monday night.

Powerlines down and power outages as strong winds lash Canterbury.

Knockout rugby comes a week early

Waihora v Ashley at Loburn.

Combined Country Cup rugby set for knock out matches to end the round robin.

Rain, thunder and hail

Wild weather may hit the West Coast on Monday.

The West Coast could be hammered by stormy weather on Monday.

Asbestos find at council offices

Asbestos was found soon after renovations began on the Hurunui District Council offices last week.

A surprise asbestos discovery has forced the Hurunui District Council to seal off part of its building, including the mayor's office and council chambers.

Rural carpooling possible?

It's John Whittaker's day to drive as he and Ken Fortune carpool from their Riccarton workplace to their Waimakariri homes.

A Mandeville man wants to encourage fellow North Cantabrians to try carpooling before ruling it out as a viable commuting option.

Rain, where are you? stuff nation

Drought conditions on CLAIRE INKSON's farm.

Claire Inkson explains the reality of life in the drought for farmers in North Canterbury.

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