Canterbury

Police praise crowd at Tonga-Lebanon match

Police have praised the crowd at last night’s Rugby League World Cup quarter-final between Tonga and Lebanon at Christchurch Stadium. Canterbury District Metro Area Commander Superintendent Lane Todd said there were no incidents of concern...... Read More

Coroner: Man’s death was preventable

A coroner has found that the death of an intellectually disabled man who slipped and fell 40-metres down a bank was preventable. Darryl Richard Kitto, 47, fell from a cliff overlooking the Rakaia Gorge on April 17 last year. He had stopped with his...... Read More

Magnitude 4.2 quake rattles Canterbury

A 4.2 magnitude earthquake has been felt near Christchurch. GeoNet say it had a depth of 8km and struck 15km west of the city in Rolleston at 2.52pm. The quake has been felt by 3943 people, according to the GeoNet site.   ... Read More

Closure of Kaikoura fisheries extended

The current emergency closure of some fisheries along the coast of Kaikōura is being extended to help the marine environment affected by the 2016 earthquakes to recover. An emergency closure, in consultation with the local Kaikōura community, was...... Read More

Lyttleton Mobil to restore fuel storage capacity

Mobil Oil New Zealand Limited today announced plans to improve fuel supply capacity for the South Island with the construction of two tanks at its fuel terminal in Lyttelton. The tanks, which will replace those damaged by a 2014 landslide at Mobil’s...... Read More

Quake commemoration a time for reflection

The 12 months since a 7.8 earthquake struck near Kaikoura devastating the Main North Line railway have been enormously challenging, but a year on it is pleasing to see progress made, delivering some respite for residents and truck drivers, KiwiRail chief...... Read More

Industries to clean up their act

WorkSafe has issued a warning telling industries they need to be supplying their workers with the correct equipment to do the job safely. The message comes after Broadspectrum New Zealand Limited was sentenced last week in the Christchurch...... Read More

PM acknowledges quake anniversary from Manila

As the people of Kaikōura, Hurunui and Marlborough gather to mark the anniversary of the November 2016 earthquakes today, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern sends her thoughts and support. She says these communities have shown true strength over the...... Read More

Christchurch babysitter found guilty of manslaughter

A Christchurch babysitter has been found not guilty of murdering a 1-year-old baby in January 2015, but guilty of her manslaughter. Shayal Upashna Sami was on trial in the High Court in Christchurch, where she has denied murdering 1-year-old Aaliyah...... Read More

Arrest following Belfast Burger King riot

Police have made seven arrests after an incident in Belfast. A police media spokesperson says the incident took place outside a Burger King restaurant in Belfast. "Following enquiries into an incident that took place outside of Burger King...... Read More