Canterbury

One killed in Canterbury crash

One person has died following a serious crash on Depot Rd, Oxford, Canterbury. Emergency services were called at 5.52 this morning to a report of a crash involving a truck and a pedestrian, says a police spokesperson. "The route between Woodstock...... Read More

Serious crash in Canterbury

Police are at the scene of a serious crash on Depot Rd, Oxford, Canterbury. Initial reports phoned through to emergency services at 5.52 suggest the crash involved a truck and a pedestrian, says a police spokesperson. "The main road to Oxford...... Read More

Man caught after dairy robbery in Christchurch

  A 27-year-old man was arrested yesterday in relation to an aggravated robbery of the Avenue Dairy on Fitzgerald Avenue, on Saturday, May 19.   The man appeared in Christchurch District Court this morning, 22 May, and has pleaded guilty...... Read More

Escaping the ward with virtual reality

Teri Jackson was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia (a cancer of the blood and bone marrow) just before her year 12 exams. “I was pretty much hospitalised from October until half way through February and I only got a few days outside,”...... Read More

Lawson, Nowell a top pair

In contrasting circumstances, Michael Lawson and Jeff Nowell both achieved something quite special at the Ashburton Indoor Bowls Stadium on Sunday. Playing in the Championship Pairs, the duo emerged on top of a strong field of 21 entries after an enthralling...... Read More

One year on: Police still searching for Chch man

Michael McGrath, 49, was last seen at his home in Halswell on Sunday 21 May, 2017. Last year, police spent two months searching the Kate Valley landfill, north of Christchurch, and recovered some items of interest. Detective Inspector Darryl Sweeney...... Read More

Wild weather on the way for South Island

A wet, windy and snowy week is forecast for much of the South Island this week. Between eight to 12 centimetres of snow is expected to fall around the Southland region tonight and tomorrow, and heavy rain and winds up, to 120 kilometres per hour around...... Read More

Chch red zone to house 600k bees

The residential red zone in Christchurch will now be home to some 600,000 bees as part of a trial to protect native bees. Land Information New Zealand is behind the trial and chose the Red Zone after an extended search for a safe area to place and...... Read More

Stamp of approval for royal wedding

NZ Post is celebrating the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle with a beautiful stamp and coin issue.   The stamps feature official photos of the royal couple’s engagement and the big day.    NZ Post Head...... Read More

The man with the whistle

Mid Canterbury rugby referee Kevin Opele quietly celebrated a 150 senior match milestone recently. Opele, 40, has actually refereed double that number if you take into account games at tournaments and other levels. He also has 3000-plus touch rugby...... Read More