North Canterbury

Boy run over by water tanker

The boy spent a month in Christchurch Hospital after the accident.

A 10-year-old boy spent a month in hospital after being struck by a water truck driven by a Canterbury horse trainer. 

Sam the man a history-maker

Canterbury's Sam Bosworth is the coxwain for the world cup gold winners. Sam was training on Lake Karapiro.

It's a future sporting trivia stumper: How did a NZ man win a women's World Cup rowing gold medal?

Unfair dismissal costs $10k

A former roofing company employee was dismissed unfairly and awarded more than $10,000. (FILE PHOTO)

A man claimed he was pushed and called names before being unfairly dismissed from his job.

Highlighting syndrome to help others

Jack Davis has Lynch syndrome and is raising awareness of it

Dad given life sentence by genetic disorder believes more people need to know about the condition affecting him and his family.

Fun, friendship and food career highlights.

Greg Ward, Wilma Rhodes and Joan and David Ward. Wilma Rhodes is retiring after 40 years with Continental Catering.

Wilma Rhodes spent some time on Monday reminiscing with her bosses and friends Joan and David Ward and their son Greg.

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.

Big week of basketball

Waitaha-Canterbury Girl's A against Taranaki at the U17 National Basketball Championships.

Ten North Canterbury players were in action for the Waitaha-Canterbury sides at the U17 Basketball Nationals in Wellington last week.

Fraser and Rennie in U17 Football Ferns

Gabi Rennie in action for the Canterbury United Pride against Capital.

Waimak United footballers Gabi Rennie and Macey Fraser will represent New Zealand at the Oceania World Cup Qualifiers in Samoa in August.

Paying for dirty water

Drinkable water compared to the murky mix coming out of the taps for some Kaikoura residents.

Welcome to Kaikoura. When it rains, for some residents, the water comes out of the taps brown.

Ellesmere reclaims Southbridge Shield

Ellesmere lift the Southbridge Shield after a 35-20 win over North Canterbury in Kaiapoi.

Ellesmere come from behind to claim the shield for the tenth time in 12 years.

Mahinga kai: a beginners guide

ECan ranger and Tangata Tiaki/Kaitiaki Makarini Rupene at the mouth of the Waimakariri.

Mahinga kai is a term often associated with waterways and intertwined with the celebration of Matariki, but what does it mean?

Serious injuries after North Canterbury crash

A 26-year-old man was seriously injured after a single-vehicle crash near Leithfield, Canterbury, on Sunday morning. ...

State Highway 1 has reopened after a man was seriously injured in a crash north of Christchurch.

Drugs, stolen property found

A man is speaking to police after they found stolen property and drugs at a house north of Christchurch.

Drugs and stolen property were found when police raided a house in North Canterbury.

Coverage a must for new 'highway'

Roading contractors work to clear snow and ice on Inland Rd, Kaikoura.

The lack of cellphone coverage on Kaikoura's inland road is a disaster waiting to happen, residents say.

Hurunui making progress on drinking water standards

Gary Harris and Dan Harris inspect the Hanmer Water Treatment plant.

Despite some earthquake related setbacks the Hurunui District remains on track to achieve drinking water standard targets.

North Canterbury shield defence

North Canterbury stand with the Southbridge Shield after beating Ellesmere 39-14 in Darfield last weekend.

North Canterbury seek rare back to back wins over Ellesmere in the Southbridge Shield.

Pipe project improves use

Workers lay new pipes for the Amuri Irrigation Scheme.

 The Amuri Irrigation Company is constructing a new pipe network to improve irrigation practices in the region.

Businesses hit as storms strike

Bella Coleman, 9, and Zoe Watson, 9, travelled to the snow from Christchurch with family for some school holiday fun.

Businesses across the South Island facing extended disruptions as more waves of snow close already fragile transport links.

Premier playoff race heats up

Cheviot's Julia Maxwell prepares to shoot.

 Plenty to play for over the final two rounds in North Canterbury Premier netball.

Car wash and cafe coming to Southbrook

The new Rangiora BP will resemble the recently Edgeware BP.

 Rangiora BP on Lineside Rd is scheduled to open in late September.

Poplars on the chopping block

Six poplar trees in Dudley Park are up for public submissions to stay or go.

Stay or go? The popularity of six poplar trees at Dudley Park has come into question.

Tourist found 'safe and well'

Claudia Corbo De Castro was last seen in Mt Maunganui on June 18. She made contact with police on Monday night and was ...

The 22-year-old Uruguayan woman was reported missing after failing to turn up at a new job.

Penalty try gets Oxford past Glenmark

Saracens prop Morgan Pugh carries the ball up against Ohoka.

 Oxford, Kaiapoi and Saracens claim wins in round four of North Canterbury club rugby.

Black celebrates 100th cap

Kaiapoi's Becky Black takes on the Sydenham-Marist defence in her 100th game for the club.

Kaiapoi front-rower turned first-five marks 100th game in style.

Around the clock charity

Shooting hoops in the wee hours.

Students from around Canterbury pushed on through the wee hours to raise money for Good Night, Sleep Tight with a 24 hour multi-sport event over the weekend.

Kaiapoi HS suffers first defeat

The Kaiapoi High School A netball team.

Kaiapoi HS A netball teams unbeaten run ends at the hands of Marian College in the SuperNet promotion-relegation.

Home sweet Hurunui

Omihi photographer Claire Inkson.

North Canterbury photographer Claire Inkson is set to bring new life to her photos with the upcoming publication of her first book of work, Hurunui in Pictures.

Bones break in showroom fall

A carpet company staffer fell 2.5 metres from a mezzaneine, through a false ceiling and onto the floor.

A carpet company staffer fell 2.5 metres from a mezzanine, through a false ceiling and onto the floor.

Hurunui claim upset win

Hurunui, pictured playing  Rangiora HS, caused the big upset in North Canterbury Premier netball.

 Hurunui shook up the competition after they toppled the previously unbeaten Greenpark.

Trail ride boosts pool fund

Christchurch Boys' School Year 12 students Sam Taylor, Jed Le Pine, Ben Jensen, Mason Thacker and Lewys Francis. The ...

Business students smash their goal.

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