Mid Canterbury Selwyn
Denise Petrie can't believe council's hiked her rates $1000, when her granny flat doesn't even have a kitchen.
Confronted by police, he said "My mother used to hit me harder than that."
Scientists will know "very soon" whether an extinct species of California salmon is the same as NZ's own.
International driver remains in hospital after colliding car with power pole.
Freedom camping could soon be banned in Akaroa, except for in one area.
A man has been flown to hospital in a critical condition after colliding with a power pole in Ashburton.
A pup that ran away after a car crash in the Southern Alps is found safe in the freezing backcountry days later.
People are being advised not to consume or collect shellfish in Akaroa Harbour as they are believed to contain a harmful toxin.
Police are investigating the cause of a serious two-car crash that injured four people, including one critically.
Three people have been injured in an accident near Geraldine in South Canterbury.
Selwyn rates bills will rise an average 6 per cent two years running after the district council agreed a raft of improvements prompted by a fast-rising population
The Cancer Society hopes to meet the needs of an ever growing Selwyn district with it's new centre slated to officially open in August.
The more than 66 year old Malvern Farmers' Veterinary Club has wound up and reformed, now it's looking towards the future as a charitable trust.
Although Rakaia commanded a continuous onslaught in Waihora territory in the second half, the resolute home team stayed ahead for the full 80 to win glory in the Combined Country Cup in Tai Tapu.
Rolleston Rugby Club has approached the Selwyn District Council for a loan to begin work on new clubrooms in Foster Park.
A violent video has surfaced of a fight between a student and a group of Ashburton College students.
One of the last unchlorinated districts in NZ has rejected a proposal to start chlorinating all of its drinking water.
A Canterbury horse breeder has been taken to court after years of complaints about dead, wounded and emaciated animals on his farm.
A driver was allegedly over twice the legal alcohol limit, crossing double yellow lines near oncoming traffic and forcing motorists to swerve to avoid a head-on collision.
In a rural Canterbury stream, mixing electricity and water will soon provide a safe haven for a hardy population of Canterbury mudfish.
Man who drove more than 120km to steal 14 rolls of toilet paper said he did so as he was suffering from diarrhoea and a cold.
These stylishly renovated silos are on the market in Canterbury.
A Selwyn community group want to operate the proposed Rolleston cinema complex.
Minister expresses frustration Lincoln University and AgResearch have once again delayed construction of a $206m research facility.
A man remains in intensive care after falling off a quad bike on a rural Canterbury road south of Ashburton.
A person has been taken to Christchurch Hospital with serious injuries after a two-car crash near the Canterbury town of West Melton.
Police have interviewed Winz killer Russell John Tully over teen Kirsty Bentley's murder.
The Selwyn district could have its own covered sports ground before Christchurch if a proposed plan proceeds.
Canterbury skifield teams are adding the finishing touches as they prepare for the upcoming ski season.
The Canterbury mudfish is a true red-and-black battler, but these little guys are up against it.