North Canterbury

Five injured in crash

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Five people have been injured in a crash on Rangiora Woodend Rd, in North Canterbury.

When four boys go to war video

Dick Brittan remembers his uncles lost in World War 1 through their diaries and pictures. Two in Gallipoli and one later in France. His father was returned from war after the death of his three brothers.

Richard "Dick" Brittan has an enviable collection of war memorabilia that tells a tale of family sadness and loss.

'Tiny houses' are the future

Christchurch entrepreneur Tim Cox and his pet project, the tiny house.

Being mortgage free is important for 27-year-old Christchurch designer Tim Cox.

Hit and run in Hanmer Springs

Police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who struck a woman walking in Hanmer Springs, in North Canterbury.

Police looking for ute driver who "clipped" an Australian woman walking in North Canterbury.

What you need to know about Canterbury transport plan

Retired farmer, Ian Tooley takes one of his clydesdales for some exercise along South Eyre Road. Rural roads will get a major overhaul under the Regional Land Transport Plan.

12 Interesting things you need to know about the Regional Transport Plan

Students key to spotted kiwi release

Department of Conservation kiwi biodiversity ranger Sandy Yong releases a great spotted kiwi in the Nina Valley.

Hurunui College students' "inspiring work" leads to release of six spotted kiwi in Nina Valley. 

Paedophile deported to South Island

030114 File Photo: Emma Allen/Marlborough Express/Fairfax NZ. Police cars on patrol, responding to accidents. Highway control.

A paedophile deported from Australia to the South Island will not be live in Oxford.

The sky is falling

A falling streak of light near Rangiora.

Falling light in North Canterbury sky has watchers intrigued.

Simulating for success

Sarah Elcomb from North Canterbury  instructs Emma Daisley (in the saddle) on her dressage simulator .

His name is Nolegro and he is the only one of his kind in New Zealand.

'I still can't believe I'm alive'

Jayden Moore, 21, is recovering in Christchurch Hospital from serious injuries after falling 30m down a cliff during a hunting accident in North Canterbury.

Hunter Jayden Moore didn't think he'd make it through the night after plunging 30m off a cliff.

Waimak councillor cleared of conflict of interest

Waimakariri District councillor Peter Farrant

A Waimakariri District councillor's involvement with a North Canterbury drilling firm has been cleared of a conflict of interest.

Jail over North Canterbury ‘chop shop’


A conviction for drugs, receiving stolen vehicles and driving charges leads to jail for a North Canterbury man.

Equine tribute captures Anzac spirit

Riders will leave the World War I memorial at The Peaks on April 25.

A riderless horse will lead 100 mounted soldiers in a unique Anzac Day parade in North Canterbury.

Proud new granddad killed

KEEN HUNTER: Rodney Bennett, 61, died in a tractor accident on Woodstock Station, near Oxford.

A Canterbury man who died in a tractor accident was found 12 hours later, his faithful dog still beside him.

Arrest over alleged road rage

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A man is charged after an alleged road rage incident in Canterbury.

Canterbury tractor death

25022015 News. Robyn Edie/Fairfax NZ.  New Massey Ferguson tractors lined up out the back of JJ Ltd in Invercargill, for story on Southland having the second highest number of tractor sales in the country.

One person has been killed in a tractor incident in North Canterbury.

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Canterbury club skifields fear they will be "phased out" if a "derogatory" new DOC plan is approved.

Jailing brings 'great shame'

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A 'naive, greedy' dairy farmer who financed a commercial drug syndicate has been granted parole.

Couple's group foster home welcomes all

READY TO HELP: Rangiora foster carer Wendy Giles with Harry, who has been known to follow upset children to their bedrooms when they need cheering up.

A warm-hearted couple have fostered 28 children in the last year, on top of caring for their own two kids.

RIP Danny O'Donnell

Danny O'Donnell, 19, died in a crash near Westport.

Friends struggling to comprehend the death of a teenager killed in a crash on the West Coast say "there was never a dull moment" in his presence.

Cyclist flung from bike

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A cyclist in her 50s was thrown off her bike after being hit by a car in Woodend.

Transpower thwarts pylon plan

Down they come: Power pylons at the Silverstream subdivision in Kaiapoi being dismantled.

Everything was ready to pick up the old 30-metre-high power pylon Oscar Waghorn wanted to use as a garden feature for his property in Fernside, near Rangiora.

More lots as West Melton booms

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Preston Downs subdivison, West Melton.

Canterbury's West Melton township is to get another 158 homes.

Farms switch to survival mode

Men at work: Contract Shearer John Philp, of Philp Shearing, Karetu Downs farmer Bruce Forrester and Hayden Cottrell are shearing earlier than normal to allow sheep to put on more weight in the very dry conditions.

Canterbury farmers must act early to avoid "ugly" animal welfare issues if dry conditions continue, Federated Farmers is warning.

Battling Crohn's tough for youngster

HEALTH WOES: Ranger Leary, 10,
has had Crohn’s
disease since he
was a baby

North Canterbury boy finally meets other children who share condition he has had since six weeks old.

Rain helps firefighters

UNDER CONTROL: This week's scrub fire at Pines Beach, one of a series of fires in the area.

A day of rain has brought a much-needed respite to ‘‘knackered’’ Canterbury fire fighters.

Low river flows exposing hazards

The Davey River Gorge is an idyllic spot for kayakers.

Low Waimakariri River flows are exposing hazards, like fallen trees and branches, to river users.

Farmer sells lambs as drought looms

GETTING READY: David Meares, a Greta Valley sheep and beef farmer, is selling off lambs as drought looms.

North Canterbury farmer sells 1400 lambs early due to dry weather not seen for decades.

Trout, eels at risk of dying video

STEVE TERRY: ''No one likes to see fish dying."

North Canterbury rivers are drying out up to two months earlier than normal, raising fears for fish.

Arson suspected at Pines Beach

FIRE CONCERNS: Several streets in Pine Beach had been cordoned off and about 40 homes had been evacuated as the fire neared the properties.

Arson is suspected at two major fires at Pines Beach, north Canterbury yesterday.

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