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Dad's horror 5.30am doorknock

Leeston crash victims Sam Drost, Lily Moore and Cole Christensen-Hull, all aged 15.

About 5.30am, a father opened his door to the police. He was told his son had been driving and three friends were dead.

Southern scoring spree

Southern's Eric Duff charges towards the Hampstead defence during his side's resounding win.

 Southern tops the Mid Canterbury Watters Cup standings while Prebbleton had a long awaited win over Lincoln In Ellesmere's Coleman Shield.

Kennedy-Clark back where it began

Country singer Liam Kennedy-Clark will perform a show, Hometown, in Ashburton this weekend.

Country music in New Zealand is more than just cowboy hats and rhinestone suits, and an Ashburton singer is aiming to show his home town fans just that.

Traffic lights for Rakaia?

Neil Pluck on the side of State Highway 1 in Rakaia, a stretch of road that carries up to 14,000 vehicles every day.

Pedestrian controlled traffic lights are being investigated as a potential option for Rakaia, to make it safer for people to get from one side of town to the other.

$4.5m bill for DOC after fire

DOC spent $4.5m on fighting the Port Hills fire in February. More than 11000 staff hours were recorded. Pictured, the ...

More than 11000 staff hours helped extinguish the massive Port Hills blaze.

Waihora stun Southbridge

Waihora survived a Southbridge fight back to win 29-24 at Tai Tapu in the first round of the Coleman Shield.

Waihora serve Southbridge a wake up call in Ellesmere's Coleman Shield while Mid Canterbury's Watters Cup had Celtic and Southern score wins.

Lincoln Uni's path to prosperity

The vacant site of Lincoln University's demolished Hilgendorf complex will be filled by a $206m research facility in ...

Uni leadership looks to research, our future economy and a Dutch university for solutions.

Teen followed in Rolleston

The incident started on Brookside Rd, in Rolleston southwest of Christchurch, about 2.30pm on Monday.

Police inquiries continuing after 15-year-old girl reportedly followed by suspicious man near Christchurch.

Skydiver off to world games

Lee Baraclough skydiver

Ashburton sport skydiver Lee Barraclough is hoping to recover from a shoulder operation in time to compete at the World Games in Poland.

The day the Lions came to Ashburton

Mid Canterbury's Murray McLeod makes a break for against the Lions in Ashburton in 1983.

 On May 31, 1983, the British and Irish Lions visited Ashburton and played Mid Canterbury.

Southbridge claims Combined Country Cup crown

Southbridge celebrate winning the Luisetti Seeds Combined Country Cup.

 Southbridge finished on top in the Luisetti Seeds Combined Country Cup.

Bomb threat at school

Police responded to a bomb threat at Lincoln High School, made by a student. (FILE PHOTO)

Canterbury high school "all safe" after being evacuated because of bomb threat.

Two injured after crash

Two people are injured after a crash near Ashburton.

The crash involved a car, truck and power pole near Ashburton, with crane called in to clear road.

Lincoln Uni merger proposed

Lincoln University Vice-Chancellor Robin Pollard says the institution is doubling down on its primary industries focus ...

A report kept secret for a year said Lincoln University should merge or face possible closure.

Kids improv on show

Medbury School's 2016 Theatresports team 'The Madbears of Medbury' came second in the junior competition.

Court Theatre's annual interschools theatresports competition kicks off next month and Christchurch schools are getting ready.

Manslaughter verdicts made public

Verdun Perry and Olivia Lucas, who were each sentenced to three years and seven months in prison for the manslaughter of ...

The High Court has revealed the jail sentences of a man and a woman found guilty of the manslaughter of Ashburton man Arran Gairns.

Sunday rugby final conflicts

Savenaca Cavalevu of Southbridge rugby club is torn on whether to play his final, as it is played on a Sunday - the day ...

Several Canterbury club rugby players may miss rescheduled Sunday final for religious reasons.

Rakaia v Southbridge in Combined Country Cup

Rakaia's Jackson Donlan is sandwiched by the Darfield defence in the Luisetti Seeds Combined Country Cup semi-final.

Rakaia will host Southbridge in the Luisetti Seeds Combined Country cup final on Sunday.

'Glum' weather ends long weekend

Poor weather will bring an end to the weekend for many in the top of the South Island. (FILE PHOTO)

Snow to 600m in parts of the South Island, while the deep south escapes with fine weather.

Ashburton teenager found

Toko Peter James Parata, 19, has been found thanks to a member of public contacting police.

Toko Parata, 19, has been found thanks to a member of public contacting police.

370 jobs axed

Silver Fern Farms Finegand meat processing plant, near Balclutha in South Otago.

Silver Fern Farms has confirmed it will close its plant near Ashburton, making 370 people redundant.

Darfield and Southbridge roll on to semi-finals

Darfield celebrates Blair McIlroy's crucial try against Oxford in the Combined Country Cup quarter-final at Darfield.

 Eight has been cut to four in the Luisetti Seeds Combined Country Cup.

Factory fire near Ashburton

The cause of a fire at a food dehydration processing factory near Ashburton is not yet known (file photo).

Fire crews have battled a factory fire near Ashburton on Tuesday night.

Ashburton teenager missing

Toko Peter James Parata, 19, has been reported missing from Ashburton.

Police want to speak with anyone who may know where missing Ashburton teen Toko Parata is.

Security guard buries $130k

Security guard Tony John Williams, 37, stole $179,300 from an ATM machine and buried most in his garden.

Tony Williams raided the ATM he was supposed to guard, burying most of the cash in his garden.

Shooting 'just damn cruel'

Three of Mark Watson's sheep were shot and killed on Friday night (file photo).

Three ewes were shot and left to bleed out and die on a Canterbury farm.

Southern tales in limelight video

Performers Kim Garrett, Jane Leonard and Albany Peseta exploring "Aoraki".

A brand new legend of Te Wai Pounamu (the South Island) will wing its way to kids all over Canterbury from next week.

Teen's death haunts drink-driver

Danny Mathew Hendriks, 18, of Rakaia, died at the scene after the car hit him in Acton Rd on April 5, 2014.

They didn't know each other, but on a dark country road their fates intersected in a tragic way.

OIO watches meat company video

Silver Fern Farms Finegand meat processing plant, near Balclutha in South Otago.

Silver Fern Farms said its deal with a Chinese firm would benefit NZ. So far, the opposite has happened.

Waihora secures final playoff spot

Methven's Faaitu Tuamoheloa charges at the Southbridge defence.

The defending champions snuck into the Luisetti Seeds Combined Country Cup playoffs for a rematch with Southbridge.

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