Eight hospitalised over synthetic cannabis

Eight people have been treated at Christchurch Hospital after taking synthetic cannabis.

At least three people have been admitted to intensive care and others treated within 24 hours in Christchurch due to synthetic cannabis.

'Thinker should have thought'

Hila Oren has been brought to Christchurch by the Christchurch Foundation.

Telling Christchurch its quakes were "not important at all" and the city should "let it go" is "hurtful", say bereaved and injured.

Delays caused by rush hour crash

Police attended a four-car crash in Upper Riccarton on Thursday night. (File photo)

Traffic was held up along one of Christchurch's busiest roads after four vehicles collided.

Owner asks public to buy yacht

Yacht owner Sean Grant is appealing to the public to buy his stranded yacht.

Man whose boat lies on a Christchurch beach claims to have heart condition and is selling "as is, where is".

The bunker for 'WWIII' video

The 44-square-metre concrete bunker has thick metal and concrete blast doors. These 2005 photos are from the ...

Japanese man is so worried about nuclear war, he bought a Christchurch home and built a concrete bunker under the yard.

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North Canterbury

Nape Nape Beach a hidden gem

Nape Nape Beach, North Canterbury, is a special spot for a picnic.

This empty North Canterbury beach is calling out for a spring picnic.

Plant professor adds science to wine

A bud burst on one of the vines at the Marlborough Research Centre, in Blenheim.

A new wine research centre in Blenheim has appointed a Lincoln University professor to help shape the centre's science programme.

Give life a little squeeze

Sahera Laing, therapist.

Life is full of potential juice and yet so few people allow themselves to give it a little squeeze.

Waikuku dairy ditches tobacco video

Store owner Cathy Farrell and manager Peter De La Mare next to the old cigarette cupboard.

A North Canterbury dairy has become the first in the South Island to go smokefree.

Trouble with floating houses in NZ video

Engineer Colin Ashby helped design a floating house in Kaiapoi, which he says is flood proof.

An ordinary looking Canterbury house has a surprise underneath - it can float.

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