Canterbury

Kate makes a Magic move

Excited Ashburton netballer Kate Lloyd is packing her bags for Hamilton this week for a season with the Western Bay of Plenty Magic. Lloyd, 20, was named in the squad last August after returning from the Netball Youth World Cup in Botswana with the...... Read More

Stabbing accused charged with attempted murder

A 58-year-old woman has been charged with attempted murder in relation to a stabbing in Christchurch. The woman was arrested following an incident at a house in Picton Avenue in Riccarton yesterday. "The woman is scheduled...... Read More

Man critically injured in Christchurch stabbing

A man has been critically injured following an assault in the Christhurch area. Detective Senior Sergeant Leairne Dow says police are investigating the assault at an address on Picton Ave, Riccarton, around 1pm. "The man is believed to have...... Read More

Arson suspected in Winchmore Church fire

A fire that extensively damaged the former Winchmore Church on Saturday night is being treated as suspicious. The Ashburton fire brigade was called to the fire at about 11.30pm to find the rear to the building well involved, says chief fire officer...... Read More

Spate of suspicious fires in Canterbury

A former church is destroyed and firefighters are continuing to battle a hedge blaze after a spate of suspicious fires in Canterbury overnight. The small former church building on the Methven Highway, near Ashburton, was fully engulfed by the time...... Read More

Crash at Fitzgerald Ave/Hereford St, Christchurch

Motorists are asked to avoid a central Christchurch intersection which is blocked due to a crash. A vehicle has reportedly flipped at the intersection of Fitzgerald Ave and Hereford Street around 8:30pm. There are no apparent injuries, however, the...... Read More

Rowers strike gold

Ashburton rowers were right in the thick of the action at last weekend’s Canterbury Championships on Lake Ruataniwha in Twizel. In a combined effort between school squads and club rowers, the entire contingent walked away with five gold medals...... Read More

Tournament ‘huge experience’

They might not have won a game, but Mid Canterbury sevens coach Sean Carter had plenty of praise for his young band of troops and their performances at the national sevens tournament over the weekend. “It was a good experience for the boys. “There...... Read More

GP found guilty of sexually offending against patients

A Christchurch doctor has been found guilty of 12 charges of sexual offences against patients. In the Christchurch District Court, Judge Jane Farish found Rakesh Kumar Chawdhry guilty of 11 charges of indecent assault and one of sexual violation. He...... Read More

One killed in Timaru crash

UPDATED 3.41PM: One person has died following a crash involving a car and a truck on the Timaru-Pareora Highway. Emergency Services were called to the crash between Half Chain Road and King Street at 2.25pm. The road is closed and is expected...... Read More