Storm rainfall a record video

Flooding in Allenton, Ashburton.

2 min ago  A state of emergency has been declared in Timaru, Oamaru and surrounds and the entire Otago region as river levels continue to rise "significantly".

Fletcher makes frame assurances

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says gets "frsutrated" by claims the east frame is on track.

10:05 PM  Fletcher Building has given assurances Christchurch's East Frame anchor project won't be affected by another profit downgrade.

Unborn baby dies after crash

A woman's baby was stillborn after she was in a two-car crash at this intersection of Ashley Gorge Rd and German Rd, ...

9:33 PM  A heavily pregnant Canterbury woman's unborn child has died after a head-on car crash.

Floodwaters trigger states of emergency video

Heavy rain wasn't enough to deter Cameron King from jumping on his scooter and visiting his uncle in Timaru.

Canterbury and Otago have been pounded by one of the heaviest downpours on record.

'Shocking facilities need urgent attention'

An adult rehabilitation ward in Princess Margaret Hospital.

Opposition MPs call for urgent action to fix the "disgusting" mental health facilities stranded at Princess Margaret Hospital.

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Christchurch Earthquake 2011

'We're still standing here'

Amy Vivian-Neal, second from right, teaches at schools in Namie, Japan, which had 600 students before the 2011 Tohoku ...

Amy Vivian-Neal teaches in the disaster-stricken Japanese town of Namie, where she has noticed some similarities with her Christchurch home.

A special thank you

Kaikoura Mayor Winston Gray gets a hug at a community meeting at Hapuku School.

Kaikoura recovery team looks to community to tell them who the special people are who helped out after November quake.

No charges over quake deaths

The facade of the second-hand bookshop in Riccarton Rd crumbled onto the street, killing bricklayer Ross Bush.

Police will not lay charges over one Christchurch earthquake death and appear unlikely to in another.

Man to build replica of quake-ruined home

"Every detail is meant to be reproduced as accurately as possible, says Martin Holland.

It will take eight painstaking years, but Martin Holland thinks it's worth it to recreate the 1913 home.

Hansen honours Sir Ron

Steve Hansen, Sir Ron Scott's daughter Lise Kljakovic and Marco Kljakovic.

Sir Ron Scott remembered fondly by Steve Hansen.

North Canterbury

Mandeville bike track changes up a gear

Checking out the site of the new Mandeville Bike track which is has just started construction. Gene Gooch, Leo Jelley, ...

The ever growing Mandeville area will soon have another development to benefit the community.

After hours decisions delayed

The Rangiora Health Hub is viewed as a possible location for after hours services.

Proposed expansion of after hours services health services in the Waimakariri District delayed.

Lost and waiting in frustration

The Waiau Lodge Hotel, damaged in the earthquakes, now hosting signage advertising its immediate neighbour, the Waiau Tavern.

Owners of the Waiau Lodge Hotel are stuck in a rut, waiting for an engineers report on the hotel while bills mount around them.

Dibb off to the World Games

Bronwyn Dibb will compete in the women's Double Mini Trampoline at the 2017 World Games in Poland.

Bronwyn Dibb is New Zealand's first female trampoline representative to attend the World Games.

Temporary quake houses open

Waiau was one of the most badly affected towns in November's magnitude-7.8 earthquake.

Eight months on from the quakes, affected Waiau residents have access to warm dry homes.

Mid Canterbury Selwyn

Revamp for Ashburton Club and MSA

What the Burnett Street entrance of the Ashburton Club and MSA will look like.

Part of the Ashburton Club and MSA is set to be demolished and rebuilt in a multi-million dollar redevelopment.

Red vs Red: Battle of the photographic amateurs

Emma Dangerfield and Matthew Salmons are Red v Red

This week marks our first Red vs Red challenge between the regions – North Canterbury, and Selwyn and Ashburton. This time, we've sharpened the tools of the trade for our reporters.

Ready your engines Selwyn

John Winchester's passion for cars and community come together in his brainchild; the Selwyn Motor Fest.

Rolleston man John Winchester's passion for cars and a swell of community support have combined to bring about the inaugural Selwyn Motor Fest this November.

Memorial hall receives funding boost

An artist impression of the new Lakeside Soldiers Memorial Hall.

Despite concerns of setting precedent and budget constraints, the Selwyn District Council voted in favour of increased funding for the Lakeside Soldiers Memorial Hall rebuild.

Judge rules search unlawful

All firearms charges against Richard Lincoln, who took a gun into an Ashburton public toilet, have been dismissed.

A man who was seen taking a gun into the Ashburton public toilets has had all charges against him dismissed.

West Coast

Elderly man rescued in deluge

Emergency services and volunteers managed to get an injured man from a difficult location near Mokihinui, West Coast.

85-year-old man spent night injured at foot of tree before being choppered out of remote spot on West Coast in face of atrocious conditions.

Quake shakes West Coast

The earthquake struck 50km south of Hokitika at a depth of 12km on Friday morning.

South Island's West Coast shaken by a magnitude-4.3 earthquake early on Friday morning.

'Cake-maker' manager resigns

Westland District Council assets and engineering manager Vivek Goel has resigned, four months after stepping down from ...

Vivek Goel, who commissioned a cake decorator's firm to build a $7m sewage plant, was on paid leave for four months before resigning.

Mine contaminants cleared

The Prohibition and Alexander mines, near Waiuta (pictured) on the West Coast, have been cleaned up.

A $3.6 million clean-up of two of the most contaminated mine site in New Zealand is complete.

Great Walk work to begin

Environment Minister Nick Smith announces construction is to begin on the new Great Walk in the Paparoa National Park.

Construction of New Zealand's newest Great Walk, in memory of the men killed in the Pike River mine disaster, will begin soon.

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