Canterbury

Party register in Canterbury reaches milestone

The police turning up at your party is not something most university students would welcome, but for students in Canterbury it means their party is a “Good One”. Created in 2014, the Good One Party Register aims to ensure each party is...... Read More

Man who died at Rotorua pool named

Police have released the name of the man who died at the Polynesian Spa in Rotorua on June 19. He was 67-year-old Denis Miklus, a French National. The death has been referred to the Coroner, says a police spokesperson. In a statement released following...... Read More

Woman killed in two-car crash named

Police can now release the name of the woman who died in a two-car collision in Christchurch on Thursday 14 June. She was 31-year-old Awhina Aphen Bush-Te Hau of Christchurch. "Police extend their sympathies to her family at this difficult time,"...... Read More

High-end cannabis grow op uncovered in Chch

Christchurch Police have uncovered a high-end cannabis growing operation worth several hundred thousand dollars inside a 3 bedroom home in the Christchurch suburb of Avonhead. The 'cannabis warehouse' has believed to have been running for about...... Read More

Farm penalised $45k for exploiting ‘volunteers’

A farm near Christchurch has been penalised more than $45,000 by the Employment Relations Authority for exploiting ‘volunteer’ workers, following a Labour Inspectorate investigation. Robinwood Farms Limited, whose sole director and shareholder...... Read More

Canterbury’s long chemistry history

The University of Canterbury is celebrating the history of an award-winning building that captures both the past and present of UC, with a free public exhibition about the Old Chemistry building at the Christchurch Arts Centre. The Old Chemistry...... Read More

Crow bar and hammers used in gas station robbery

Christchurch Police are investigating the aggravated robbery of a petrol station on Blenheim Road. At around 4.40am four men entered the store armed with hammers and a crow bar. They threatened the store attendant and stole cigarettes and tobacco...... Read More

Hampstead machine keeps rolling on

Hampstead continue to be the team to beat in the Mid/South Canterbury senior women’s hockey competition after taking out a convincing win in a local derby on Saturday. Hampstead took on the other Mid Canterbury team in the competition, Hampstead/Collegians,...... Read More

Native birds tortured and killed in Kāikoura

The Department of Conservation is investigating the deliberate killing and maiming of a number of protected native red-billed gulls in Kāikoura. The birds are classified as threatened, and at least nine were killed this morning according to the private...... Read More

Second person dies following June 3 crash

    A second person has died following a crash on a one-way bridge on Turitea Road, Palmerston North on 3 June. A 72-year-old man died in Christchurch Hospital on 13 June, says a police spokesperson. "Police extend our condolences...... Read More