North Canterbury

Night prowler caught

Police have arrested a 21-year-old man who admitted committing "numerous" burglaries in the Selwyn and North Canterbury areas.

Man admits multiple burglaries around Canterbury after being caught red-handed.

Catholic bishop was 'humble' man

Bishop Barry Jones was a "proud Canterbury man".

Christchurch mayor among those paying tribute to "humble and stoic" Catholic bishop Barry Jones.

New schools signal learning shift

Plans for the new modern learning hub to be built at Rangiora Borough School.

Work to transform four Waimakariri schools into modern learning environments to go ahead.

26C high for Christchurch

MetService is forecasting a high of 26 degrees Celsius for Christchurch on Thursday.

It's set to be a sunny, slightly cloudy day throughout the South Island.

20C high for Christchurch

A warm evening is expected for Christchurch's first Night Noodle Market on Wednesday.

It will be a warm evening for the first Night Noodle Market in Christchurch on Wednesday.

Fatal house fire still being investigated

Police are still conducting inquiries in Kaikoura after a fatal house fire in Clarence.

An investigation into the cause of a fatal house fire at Clarence, north of Kaikoura, is ongoing.

Cloudy, but fine start to the week

Metservice forecasts a high of 25 degrees Celsius for Christchurch on Monday following a cloudy start.

Cloud is set to cover most of the South Island to start the week.

Six injured in crash

Police are reporting several car crashes in the Queenstown Lakes District and are urging drivers to take more care.

Six people were injured in a crash north of Christchurch on Sunday.

Rangiora High's 'privileged' background

Rangiora High School has been embroiled in conflict for years.

Rangiora High has been embroiled in conflict for years. What makes the rural Canterbury school unique?

The hottest day that was

Ann Jelfs has been president of the Rangiora Museum for almost 20 years and remembers the fierce heat of the country's hottest day in 1973.

New Zealand recorded its hottest ever temperature 43 years ago in Rangiora.

Waimak red zone vision released

Kairaki resident Tim Stephenson says he and his wife have no intention to move.

Some former red-zoned homeowners may be able to buy back or lease their old sections but not build on them.

'Extreme congestion' on highway

A truck lost some of its load of aggregate at Pineacres, near Lineside Rd.

Fist-sized rocks held up traffic north of Christchurch after a truck lost some of its load.

Kids go hopping mad video

Children at Clarkville School, north of Christchurch, attempt to set a world record for hopping.

North Canterbury primary school attempts world record one-foot hop.

Winery out of action

Fire damage at Marble Point Winery, near Hanmer Springs.

Canterbury winery Marble Point out of action for several weeks after fire sparked by oily rag.

Man killed in fire named

Two men were taken to hospital after an assault In New Plymouth on New Year's Eve.

Police have released the name of a man killed in a house fire north of Kaikoura.

Connected for learning

A Government programme to get schools connected to better broadband will benefit North Canterbury schools, including schools in Kaikoura from the start of the first term.

Kaikoura High School and Kaikoura Primary School are set to start the new year with faster and more reliable broadband.

Oily rags sparking fires

Firefighters battle a blaze caused by a self-combusting oily rag.

Rags coated in linseed oil spontaneously combust, causing fires in Canterbury.

Living clean and green

Luisa Coyle will be responsible for the Green Prescription programme in Kaikoura.

"This is not just a programme for people that are overweight."

Nadia's positive outlook

Nadia Mackle was paralysed from the waist down following a car accident six months ago but this has not stopped her living life to the full, including doing a skydive in Wanaka.

Nadia Mackle was left paralysed from the waist down after a car crash, but the "very argumentative patient" is getting on with life and proving people wrong.

Tea and toast diet lacks nutrients

Senior Chef cooking classes in action at Kaikoura High School where older people can learn how to cook.

Cooking classes for older people aims to get them off tea and toast, Weet-Bix and pies.

A night at historic No 3 Hut

No 3 Hut is one of five huts built in 1939 by the government to boost tourism.

An old hut makes a welcome diversion when the bad weather hits in Lake Sumner Forest Park.

Young designers duke it out gallery

Work from Sophie Ball, Sarah Parker, King Kang, and Shelby Tuinman-Bell all made the grade.

NZ designers joined by global competitors for Dunedin emerging talent awards.

Police investigate alleged rape

Police are investigating an alleged rape at the Rangiora Showgrounds the day before the Muscle Car Madness event began.

Police investigating alleged rape at Rangiora Showgrounds before last weekend's Muscle Car Madness.

Swim school aims to reduce drowning stats

WaiSwim Learn to Swim instructor Janet Pollock teaches water safety at the Dudley Park Aquatic Centre.

North Canterbury water safety course hoping to turn the tide on drowning statistics.

British artist's New Zealand inspiration

Christchurch artist Ruth Killoran will feature at the upcoming Waikuku Artists Incorporated exhibition in early February.

Christchurch-based artist to display what her adopted home has helped her accomplish in upcoming exhibit.

Top judge's cattle snapped in lake

Fish and Game posted this photograph on Twitter of cattle getting "free access" to Canterbury's Lake Taylor.

Cattle caught in Canterbury lake belong to Chief Justice Dame Sian Elias and businessman Hugh Fletcher.

Cycle track Picton to Blenheim?

Bike Walk Picton deputy chair Juliet Gibbons and chair John Reuhman.

If the proposed Coastal Pacific cycleway from Blenheim to Clarence goes ahead, the three routes would offer an almost uninterrupted 220km cycling and walking track.

Off-the-grid home opening to public

Dave Curtis built a greenhouse at one end of his home to trap in extra heat while allowing for a tomato garden to be planted.

A Greta Valley family will open their doors to the public and showcase their sustainable, off-the-grid lifestyle in February.

Crusaders hitting the regions

The Crusaders will disperse across Canterbury on Wednesday to help out on community projects and hold training sessions for young rugby players.

Crusaders players will visit what remains of the Glenmark Rugby Club when they head out on a community crusade.

Drivers 'risking everything'

Canterbury police caught 30 people crossing the centre line in the Hundalee area during a four-hour operation.

Thirty drivers caught crossing the centre line during a four-hour police operation in Canterbury.

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