Canterbury

More diesel found in Christchurch suburb

More diesel has been discovered in the Christchurch suburb of Addington. In July, the city council revealed a damaged fuel line at its Horncastle Arena may have been leaking for years. Residual diesel from the damaged line has also been found in a...... Read More

More diesel found in Christchurch suburb

More diesel has been discovered in the Christchurch suburb of Addington. In July, the city council revealed a damaged fuel line at its Horncastle Arena may have been leaking for years. Residual diesel from the damaged line has also been found in a...... Read More

Architecture festival hits Christchurch

The headlining event for this year's Festival of Transitional Architecture (FESTA) happens on Saturday night in the centre of Christchurch. Starting in 2012, FESTA involves architecture students from throughout Australasia creating a reimagined...... Read More

Health Ministry audits Christchurch hospital water piping

The Ministry of Health is investigating stainless steel piping put into a Christchurch hospital building. Contractor CPB has been issued a notice to fix the issue which might include replacing the hot water pipes in the $500m acute services building. The...... Read More

Pair killed in Ashburton crash named

Police can now release the names of the two people who died in a crash on State Highway 1, Ashburton, on Monday 15 October. They are Helen Strang Chapman, 65, and Riki John Perrin, 49, both of Timaru. "Police extend our sympathies to their family...... Read More

No report by Catholic college into abuse claims

A Catholic secondary school says no investigation report exists into a sex abuse complaint now being looked into by the police. St Bede's College's rector and board of trustees had previously claimed a full investigation was carried out when...... Read More

Kate Sheppard’s historic home fails to sell at auction

The former home of New Zealand women's suffrage movement leader, Kate Sheppard, has failed to sell at auction in Christchurch. The Ilam home was where Ms Sheppard collected thousands of signatures for a petition for women's right to vote in...... Read More

New Agritech device could save millions

A new device developed by Lincoln Agritech Ltd could save the dairy industry millions of dollars a year and help prevent pollutants from entering waterways. The device, known as Milk-Guard, measures the percentage of dairy products in dairy plant waste...... Read More

Search for a soldier’s family

A wartime memorial plaque found during a house renovation has led to the Oxford RSA searching for any living family or relatives of Private Robert Joseph Crossen, who died in France 101 years ago. Private Crossen’s serial number was 46559, and...... Read More

Second arrest in Charing Cross death

Police have arrested a second man in relation to the death of 28-year-old Luke Riddell in Charing Cross on Saturday. The 24-year-old man has been charged with murder. He is expected to appear in Christchurch District Court later today. The scene...... Read More