Canterbury

Fatal crash on Purau Port Levy Road, Canterbury

One person is dead following a crash involving a car and a motorcycle on Purau Port Levy Road, near Christchurch. The crash occurred around 5:30pm. Serious Crash Unit have been notified and the road will be closed while they investigate.   ... Read More

Appeal to identify offender in aggravated robbery

Police are continuing to make enquiries into the aggravated robbery at Trevino’s Tavern, Christchurch, early on Sunday morning. Shortly after midnight a man walked into the bar with a firearm, threatened an employee and stole cash. "Police...... Read More

Allenton bats fail again

Allenton’s grasp on the Pritchard is slipping away by the week after they lost to Coldstream by three wickets on Saturday. With wet weather hitting the Ashburton Domain throughout the week, the match was played on an artificial wicket, and it...... Read More

Extremely rare sighting of solo common dolphin

A skipper cruising the waters near Akaroa has been treated to a rare sight. "The lone common dolphin was cruising along with a pod of around 20 Hector’s dolphins in Akaroa Harbour," says Black Cat Cruises Skipper Hamish Crosbie. "We...... Read More

Asbestos in water supply caused by old pipe

The replacement of Temuka's asbestos cement water pipes should be closely studied by other councils, Timaru district's mayor says. Yesterday the council voted to spend $3 million replacing nine kilometres of cement pipes in Temuka's main...... Read More

Heavy rain for South Island with more to come

Low pressure sitting off of the western coast of the South Island continues to bring wet weather across the area. MetService meteorologist John Law says not only is the western side of the island being hammered with rain but this is also spreading...... Read More

Organic farm exploits ’volunteers’

An organic farm near Christchurch is ruled to have breached the rights of workers it claims were volunteers, after an Inspectorate investigation. The sole director and shareholder Julia Osselton says while no records were kept on site at Robinwood...... Read More

Four lanes proposed in Canterbury to help growth

Rangitata MP Andrew Falloon has launched a petition aimed at saving plans to extend State Highway 1 between Christchurch and Ashburton to four lanes. “Transport minister Phil Twyford has said that a number of important regional highway projects...... Read More

Road blocked after truck rolls near Ashburton

A driver of a truck that rolled over an intersection near Ashburton has escaped injuries. A police media spokesperson says the crash happened on State Highway 1 Tinwald, at the intersection of Hendersons Road. "The crash happened just before...... Read More

Firefighters battle Christchurch industrial blaze

Firefighters are currently battling a fire at an industrial site on Blenheim Road in Christchurch. Fire and Emergency received multiple calls about the blaze near the intersection of Cable Street. Four fire appliances are now at the scene. A fire...... Read More