Canterbury

Dairy, beef, lamb economy drivers in Canterbury

Economists are predicting the Ashburton District’s dairy payout will exceed $900 million for the 2016-2017 season. The Infometrics quarterly economic monitor report bases the payout figure on an assumption that production levels from the previous...... Read More

Marcoola roars into Jewels contention

Mark Purdon wasn’t too worried, but the punters who have backed Heaven Rocks into short favouritism for Saturday Four-Year-Old Emerald might have been a little concerned about what transpired at the Ashburton workouts on Saturday. The $1.50 favourite...... Read More

Search continues for missing man Michael McGrath

Police are continuing to make extensive enquiries to locate missing Christchurch man Michael McGrath who was last seen on 21 May. Police have conducted a scene examination at his home in Halswell today, where Mr McGrath lives alone. They have...... Read More

Peters wants govt action on cathedral

The government needs to command the Anglican Church in Christchurch to get on with rebuilding Christ Church Cathedral and put more money in, according to NZ First leader Winston Peters. He was in Cathedral Square on Sunday to highlight the issue, saying...... Read More

Man arrested for alleged groping

Police have arrested a man who allegedly groped a female passenger on a trans-Tasman Jetstar flight. Police were called to Christchurch Airport just after 2.30am on Saturday. "The man was arrested for assault. It was a complaint of a man sexually...... Read More

Fatal two-car crash in Christchurch

One person has died and another seriously injured as a result of a two-car crash in Christchurch overnight. A police spokesperson says the crash happened on Kelly’s Road in Mairehau shortly after 10pm. “One person died in the crash and...... Read More

UPDATE: Christchurch teen found safe and well

UPDATE 9:25pm: A 13-year-old boy who was previously reported missing in Christchurch this afternoon has now been found. A short police statement has confirmed Alexander Donaldson is safe and well. "Thanks to the public for their help in...... Read More

Lloyd makes NZ U21 side

Mid Canterbury netballer Kate Lloyd’s outstanding 2017 just keeps getting better. Fresh off the back of being called in to the Mainland Tactix squad as injury cover, the 1.92-metre defender was yesterday named in the Netball New Zealand Under...... Read More

Timaru Police looking for missing man

Timaru Police are looking for missing man 53-year-old Murray Wall. Mr Wall has been reported to be missing since 4:30am yesterday and was last seen at his home address in Highfield, Timaru. He is believed to be wearing jeans and a long sleeved...... Read More

Appeal launched for missing man

Christchurch Police have launched an appeal for sightings of missing 49-year-old Michael Craig McGrath. Michael was last seen on Sunday evening at his home address in Halswell. Police have admitted they have concerns for his welfare. Michael is described...... Read More