Red zone houses - Dalziel

Canterbury flooding

Mayor to discuss the possibility of expanding the mandate for red zoning flood-prone homes.

Flockton Basin again fights floods

Alison Naylor

More drama for evacuated Flockton Basin residents after today's storm again submerges homes in water.

Three hurt after car hits pole


Three people were taken to hospital after the car they were in crashed into a power pole.

'Blue corridor' plan for Halswell

Flooding in Hendersons Basin

A new subdivision will manage known flooding risks using open drainage systems.

Burwood birthing unit to close

Melissa Taurima

Despite a 1000-signature petition, CDHB will close Burwood Hospital's birthing unit "when other services are in place".

320 new Halswell homes

meadowlands subdivison

Innovative subdivision offers shared ownership scheme for first-home buyers.

New social housing set for 2015

Glenn Livingstone

The council is moving forward with plans to replace quake-hit units in Mairehau and Waltham.

Pharmacist fights new Telecom tower

Karen Crisp

A one-woman protest has temporarily stopped Telecom from erecting a cell phone tower in Bryndwr.

$50m to stop Flockton flooding

Chch flooding aerial

City council considers two $50m options for protecting Flockton basin homes from flooding.

Police search for missing Richmond man


Canterbury police are searching for a man missing for two weeks.

Shirley man faces manslaughter charge

Utupo Alfred Waterhouse

A 20-year-old charged with manslaughter after an incident outside a New Brighton party has been remanded on bail.

Riccarton mall-council land swap?

Riccarton Rd and Clarence St intersection

Council to consider a combined library, bus interchange and community centre for Riccarton.

Bus interchange 'compromised'

 Christchurch’s new Bus Interchange from the outside.

Changes to Riccarton Rd are needed for $57m bus interchange to be effective, says ECan.

'Serious' crash traps driver in car

Girl trapped in car

A 17-year-old girl has been flown to hospital after crashing her vehicle near Christchurch this morning.

Masked gunman fails to get cash

Robbery Robbie Burns bar Cranford St

A Robbies barman was left shaken after a masked intruder confronted him with a shotgun.

Black Widow appeals murder count

Helen Milner

The woman dubbed the ''Black Widow'' has filed an appeal against her murder conviction.

Tensions rise on busy river

Armin Svoboda

Heavy traffic on the lower Waimakariri River has prompted a warning that a bad accident is inevitable.

Boy's disappearance 'out of character'

Klayton Tipene Waikato

Police have concerns for the wellbeing of a 14-year-old boy missing in Christchurch.

Hornby, Hei Hei property booming

Sale sign

Property values in Hornby are soaring, but a fall in Akaroa makes it a good time to invest, say agents.

Missing elderly man found

police car

An 81-year-old man missing from his Christchurch care home has been found safe and well.

Halswell dairy battles Foodstuffs

Willy Dairy owner Keun Mook Yook

Thousands sign petition to save a popular dairy from being forced out by a supermarket giant.

Man attacked with shovel

matipo st

Police are seeking witnesses after a man suffered serious injuries when he was attacked with a shovel. 

Overpass jumper talked down


A woman who was threatening to jump of a Christchurch overpass is now safe.

Tears turn to anger

Smell of damp and dirty water overwhelms

The Thompson family

There were tears of frustration in Carrick St this morning as evacuated residents returned to homes ruined by dirty flood water.

Mairehau home 'just full of water'

Kelly Rush

Carrick St homeowner Kelly Rush woke up at 2am to find water going through his sleep-out.

Did you help this woman?

Tessa Rait

A Christchurch woman is searching for the mystery nurse who came to her aid.

Aranui pupil wins Rika scholarship

Aranui High School student Joni Palmer

Quake victim Rika Hyuga's father welcomed Aranui High School student Joni Palmer, 17, into his home and heart while presenting her with a new scholarship to visit Japan.

'Despicable' assault on woman


A bag-snatcher has knocked an elderly woman to the ground and ran off with her purse.

Business park lures major tenants

Waterloo Business Park

Waterloo Business Park on the western outskirts of Christchurch has signed up four major occupants.

Pool grapples with poo in the water

swimming pool

A Chch swimming pool is having an unusually high number of closures due to undesirable floaties.

Two school students hit by car

St John's Ambulance

Taxi swerved to avoid another car and hit two Burnside High School girls on their way to school.

Cyclist hit by reversing car


A female cyclist has been hit by a car reversing out of a driveway in Prestons Rd.

Speedy approach rolls truck


Motorists are warned to expect delays after a truck overturned near Christchurch airport.

Man dies after firearm injury


A man injured after a firearm was discharged in Merivale Lane, Christchurch, has died.

Police hunt for bus-stop attackers


A man suffered a broken arm and facial injuries after an assault in Riccarton yesterday.

Man critical with gunshot wounds

St John's Ambulance

A man is in critical condition after a firearm was discharged in Merivale Lane.

Huge paddock blaze breaks out

West Coast Rd fire

Nine fire trucks are fighting a 1200sqm blaze on Old West Coast Rd in Christchurch this afternoon.

Car-crushing tanks for sale

Jonathan Lahy-Neary

If you had your own tank you would never be stuck in traffic. And now you can buy your own.

Bye bye Browsers

Riccarton cafe to be demolished after 20 years

Browsers cafe

Browsers Cafe will be demolished in three months after two decades in Riccarton.

Landlords find home 'wrecked'

Graffiti on Hands Rd

Tenants who have turned a home in Middleton into a rioting 'party central' are set to be kicked out.

Killed motorcyclist has been named

St John's Ambulance

The man killed in a motorcycle crash near West Melton was 27-year-old Kenneth William Millar.

Off-duty paramedic saves life

Shane Palmer

Shane Palmer resuscitated a man in cardiac arrest outside his Riccarton home in the early hours.

Death in sleepout blaze 'a shock'


A father-of-three who died in a North Canterbury fire was an "all-round good guy".

Baby 'lucky' to survive crash

St John's Ambulance

A six-month-old baby is lucky to be alive after a car apparently pulled out into the Northern motorway.

Teen bashed and robbed

BP garage Edgeware

An unlucky Christchurch man lost his cellphone, wallet and his butter chicken pie after he was robbed in Edgeware.

House fire in Harewood

Fire Service firefighters generic

A electrical fault in an oven is believed to be have caused a house fire in suburban Christchurch.

Jellie Park indoor pool reopened

Jellie Park

Jellie Park's indoor pool has reopened, but the spa will be closed for two days due to a mechanical fault.

Birch trees now asthma villains

Professor Ian Spellerberg

The knives are out for the ornamental silver birch tree. Is it a health hazard, as many claim, or simply much maligned?

Students banned from drinking on street

Alcohol 200x150

Students returning to Canterbury University for the academic year will be banned from drinking alcohol on streets and in public places around the Upper Riccarton/Ilam area.

Gran's vege pool

Janet Alderton

Janet Alderton may be in her late seventies, but that doesn't stop her helping to deliver fresh fruit and veges to more than 2000 Christchurch families each week.

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