Canterbury

Fears over future of popular Port Hills walking track

A popular walking and mountain biking track in Christchurch is still closed a year after the Port Hills fires, and users fear the fires are being used as an excuse to permanently block access. The Kennedy's Bush Track leads up from the suburb of...... Read More

Serious crash in Burwood, Christchurch

Emergency services are in attendance at a serious crash in Burwood, Christchurch. The crash happened shortly after 9.15pm on Queen Elizabeth II Drive. The road is currently closed between Burwood Road and Marshlands Road. Details on injuries are not...... Read More

Missing teen swimmer named

Police have released the name of the 14-year-old boy who went missing whilst swimming off Scarborough Beach in Sumner on Monday. He was Jack Sutton of Linwood. Jack disappeared while swimming with a friend at Scarborough Beach at around 3.20pm...... Read More

Police concern for missing woman

Police in Canterbury have reiterated their concern for a woman who has been missing for five days. Anna James-Revell, from the North Canterbury village of Cust, was last seen on Oxford Road, shortly before 8pm on Monday...... Read More

Missing Christchurch man found dead

The 46-year-old Christchurch man reported missing earlier this week was found last night. The man was found dead by police staff and search and rescue volunteers. "There are no suspicious circumstances and the death has been referred to...... Read More

Cattle theft on Banks Peninsula

Police making enquiries into the theft of seven cattle from a Banks Peninsula property have accounted for two of the missing animals. This resulted from a ‘tip-off’ from a member of the public who heard about the allegation of stock thefts...... Read More

Dramatic increase in student rolls

With over 1500 more pupils than this time last year, Selwyn schools are in for a boom year say local principals. Many of the district’s 29 schools are recording increased rolls, with some adding new staff as well. The total number of students...... Read More

Police search for missing Christchurch man

Police are appealing for more information on missing Christchurch man, Brendon Laughton. Brendon is a 46-year old man who was last seen in Clifton Christchurch around February 5 at 7.20am. A police statement released today says Brendon could possibly...... Read More

Natives struggle to regenerate on Port Hills

Nearly one year on from Christchurch's Port Hills Fires, an ecologist says some native species may struggle to regrow on the fire damaged land, but there are positive signs of regeneration. The two blazes started on 13 February last year and burned...... Read More

Mid Canterbury dominates on the greens

North Otago proved no match for Mid Canterbury on the greens of Ashburton on Saturday when the two sides met in their annual representative fixture. Played across three greens around Ashburton and in four separate divisions, Mid Canterbury won three...... Read More