Canterbury

Two arrested following fleeing driver incidents

Two Canterbury men have been arrested in Riverton following a series of car thefts and petrol drive offs between Christchurch and Invercargill. The two offenders are alleged to have stolen a vehicle in Wigram Christchurch on 14 February. They have...... Read More

Bakers fined $115k for worker exploitation

A Canterbury bakery, its director and his wife have been ordered to pay over $115,000 plus interest, including $75,000 in wage arrears, for seriously exploiting and underpaying two migrant employees, including one who wasn’t paid at all. La Wheat...... Read More

Investigation involving Christchurch academic

Police have conducted an investigation into a burglary and other matters involving Christchurch based academic Professor Anne-Marie Brady. Professor Brady has reported a number of incidents which have occurred since late 2017 including a burglary at...... Read More

It’s boot camp for the netballers

Mid Canterbury Netball has been helping the district’s players work on their pre-season fitness, by putting on a series of boot camps. Mid Canterbury Netball’s netball development officer Natalie Shaw said the boot camps were a precursor...... Read More

Meningococcal clinics set up in Northland high schools

The Northland district health board is setting up vaccination clinics in all of the region's high schools to ensure everyone eligible for meningococcal W jabs gets them. A mass vaccination campaign was launched in December, after three deaths in...... Read More

Black Sticks come up against former coach

The women's Black Sticks side come face to face with their old coach Mark Hager for the first time tonight when they face Great Britain in their Pro League match-up in Christchurch. Hager resigned last month to take up his new position with Great...... Read More

Black Power member arrested for aggravated robbery

Canterbury Police have arrested a male gang member following an investigation into an aggravated robbery and kidnapping in Rolleston on 28 January.  The 23-year-old Black Power member will face charges of Aggravated Robbery, Kidnapping, Burglary...... Read More

SPCA investigates cat thrown off cliff

The SPCA is investigating a shocking case of cruelty against a cat that was stolen from his family and thrown off a cliff in Christchurch. Thomas was found tied in a wool sack by a group of trampers in the Port Hills yesterday morning. The SPCA say...... Read More

Five injured in Canterbury crash involving horse float

Five people have been injured in a serious crash in Canterbury. Emergency services were called to the intersection of Newtons Road and Dawsons Road in Templeton just after 10 this morning. The police said the crash involved a car and a truck towing...... Read More