A pier beneath the Ashley River Bridge was washed away after Monday's sudden downpour raised the river's water levels.
Monday's rain brought strife to some homeowners who battled with leaking roofs, flooded yards and paddocks.
Hunters are encouraged to get out on Saturday in an effort to disperse game birds that have flocked up since the beginning of the season.
The commute from North Canterbury to Christchurch is taking longer as transport solutions lag behind housing demand.
After losing four games, Rangiora High's first IV has had their first taste of triumph, with a victory over St Andrews.
Naomi Vaux is battling to find a home for herself and her two children because they don't want to part with their pets.