Canterbury

Greta Valley truck rollover

Two trucks have collided on Greta Road, Greta Valley, in Hurunui around 9:10am. One truck has rolled and the driver is believed to be in a critical condition. "Fire and Emergency NZ and ambulance are also at the scene," says a police spokesperson. "Diversions...... Read More

Three die in Christchurch after fleeing police

Three people died in Christchurch City after fleeing from police overnight. At about 11.13pm, a vehicle was seen speeding in the CBD. A pursuit commenced but was abandoned very quickly due to the manner of driving by the offending vehicle. It's...... Read More

Turpie rewrites the record books

What looked like almost certain defeat was turned into one of the most remarkable wins in Mid Canterbury Cricket’s history on Saturday and a youngster playing in just his second Hawke Cup game was the man to thank. Richard Turpie, 18, produced...... Read More

Teenager charged with armed robbery of dairy

Police are charging a 14-year-old in relation to the armed robbery of a dairy in Timaru. Police said four people took cash and cigarettes from the Morgans Road store at about 8.30am on Friday morning, while equipped with weapons. The 14-year-old has...... Read More

Couple rescued off Ball Pass Aoraki

UPDATED: As of 1.04pm, the couple and all members of the DOC Search and Rescue Alpine Rescue team had safely returned by helicopter to Bull Hutt Road and were then transferred by road to the Aoraki Mt Cook Alpine Rescue base. The couple were assessed...... Read More

One person dead in Dunsandel crash

A person is dead after a collision between a car and a truck overnight near Dunsandel in Canterbury. The crash occurred on Main South Road shortly after 3am. The deceased was the sole occupant of the car. Police are investigating the cause of the...... Read More

Helicopter to monitor blaze that closed State Highway 7

A helicopter has been sent to Lewis Pass to monitor a fire that broke out yesterday. The fire, which closed State Highway 7 from Hanmer to Springs Junction, stretched 150 metres along the road and across 80m of bush. It flared up at Engineers Camp...... Read More

Toddler drowns in Ashburton

Police can now release the name of the girl who died in a water incident in Ashburton, Sunday 6 January. She was 13-month-old Grace Marie Griffin of Ashburton. An investigation into the circumstances of the death is ongoing, says a police spokesperson. "Police...... Read More

Junior doctors’ strike to affect operations

Members of the New Zealand Resident Doctors’ Association are planning to strike for 48 hours from 7am on Tuesday January 15 until 7am on Thursday January 17. Like all District Health Boards affected by this strike, Canterbury DHB wants to...... Read More

Animal carcasses found in South Canterbury river

Rotting animal carcasses have been found dumped at a popular swimming spot in South Canterbury. Warning: the video below contains graphic footage -     Temuka resident Ely Peeti said he found seven deer heads, a boar and a sheepskin in...... Read More