Canterbury

Stay safe this summer season

The Environmental Protection Authority is reminding Kiwis to stay safe this summer when firing up the barbecue, taking a dip in the pool or hitting the beach. “The sun, pool and spa chemicals, and liquid petroleum gas all pose risks, especially...... Read More

Hunt on for rogue wallaby

Environment Canterbury is hunting down a rogue wallaby seen near Methven. The regional council received an anonymous tip-off about the Australian import after it was spotted by a resident driving along Mt Hutt Station Road on  January 1 2019. The...... Read More

Investigation involving crypto-currency company

Police were advised late yesterday of an issue involving potential un-authorised transaction activity at the Christchurch based crypto-currency trading company Cryptopia. A significant value of crypto-currency may be involved and Police are taking...... Read More

Police seek man involved in aggravated robbery

Christchurch Police are investigating the aggravated robbery of Skinny Dairy in Clyde Road yesterday morning. A man entered the dairy at around 11.15am, armed with a knife. A police spokesperson says fortunately the staff managed to secure themselves...... Read More

Farewell messages carved into site of fatal crash

Heartfelt messages have been left at a memorial paying tribute to three teenagers who died in a car crash in Christchurch on Sunday. A stolen car crashed into a tree and burst into flames after fleeing from the police and running over road spikes. A...... Read More

Long-standing pub owners fined $30,000

Two Canterbury tavern owners have been ordered to pay $30,000 by the Employment Relations Authority for 30 breaches of the Holidays Act. Malcolm and Claire Bennett, owners and operators of the Coalgate Tavern in Canterbury for more than 30 years, have...... Read More

Timaru Police seeking Tanera Otene

Timaru Police are seeking Tanera Otene, 21, who has a warrant for his arrest for unlawfully taking a motor vehicle.    Otene is also a person of interest in relation to an aggravated robbery that occurred in Timaru on January 7.   A...... Read More