Canterbury

Police target vehicle crime

A recent focus from Police and our partners on theft from cars in the Hagley Park area has seen a significant reduction in offending. Between 1 June 2016 and 1 June 2017, 130 vehicles were reported to Police as being interfered with or broken into...... Read More

Police on the hunt for rural burglars

Police are investigating three burglaries in rural South Canterbury during the early hours of Sunday morning 18 February. “At around 3am the Cave store was broken into. Then at 3.40am the Fairlie BP2GO service station was the next target,"...... Read More

Health advice ahead of severe weather

Cyclone Gita is currently moving southeast across the upper and central South Island and the lower North Island, as predicted. Severe gale force winds and heavy rain are expected to hit Canterbury this afternoon and continue into Wednesday. "People...... Read More

Season ends on tough note

The Mid Canterbury senior cricket side has ended its Hawke Cup campaign in a disappointing fashion with a loss to Otago Country at Molyneux Park in Alexandra on the weekend. It was again a case of the baggy green and golds putting themselves in a position...... Read More

Fatal crash in Canterbury

One person had died following a car crash near Winchester, South Canterbury overnight. Police were called to the incident at around 12.05am. Only one vehicle was involved and a 34-year-old passenger in that car died. A Serious Crash Unit investigation...... Read More

Prebbleton crash victims named

Police can now release the names of the two people who died following the crash involving a car and a truck in Prebbleton, Christchurch on Thursday (15 February). They are Malcolm Lawrence Brierley and Margaret Anne Brierley, both 65 years old from the...... Read More

Christchurch Muslims to monitor radicalised teenager

The Muslim community is applauding a judge's decision not to send a radicalised teenage boy to prison for a violent attack in Christchurch last July. Police said he terrified a large number of people, but all details of the attack have been suppressed. The...... Read More

UPDATE: Two dead in Christchurch crash

UPDATE: 8:07pm: Two people have died following a crash in Christchurch this evening. The crash, involving a car and a truck, happened at the intersection of Shands Road and Blakes Road in Prebbleton. The two people who died as a...... Read More

Dead man found in car

Police have cordoned off a Christchurch road after a man's body has been found in a vehicle. Superintendent Land Todd says police were called to Guys Road in Yaldhurst about 7am, following a report from a highly-distressed man in a vehicle. "Police...... Read More

Woman dragged in Christchurch robbery

A woman was dragged a 'significant distance' after one of three men attempted to steal her bag. The incident unfolded in the Wainoni area, in Christchurch, on Monday. At about 6.50pm, a 26-year-old woman was walking on Niven Road...... Read More