Canterbury

Car located in relation to Christchurch fatal

Canterbury Police have located the vehicle involved in a fatal hit and run on Gayhurst Road, which occurred at around 2.30am on Thursday July 5. Christchurch man Steffan Pearce-Loe died as a result of injuries sustained in the hit and run. Detective...... Read More

Chch hit and run: Police ask driver to come forward

A post mortem has confirmed a 30-year-old Christchurch man who died overnight was a victim of a hit and run. Police say Steffan Pearce-Loe was walking his two dogs across Gayhurst Road, just north of the bridge over the Avon River, when he was struck...... Read More

Irrigation decision a “slap in the face”

Environment Canterbury’s decision to allow irrigators to take more water from the Rangitata River is being described as “surprising and extremely disappointing” by Central South Island Fish and Game. Environment Canterbury or ECan...... Read More

Christchurch alleged hit-and-run victim dies

The victim of an alleged hit-and-run in Christchurch early on Thursday 5 July passed away overnight. He was Steffan Pearce-Loe, 30, of Christchurch. Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Cottam says police continues to examine CCTV footage in the area, and...... Read More

Police investigate Christchurch hit and run

Police continue to make inquiries into an apparent hit-and-run in Christchurch early on Thursday. The victim - found with critical injuries on the road on the north side of the Gayhurst Road bridge - remains in ICU in a critical condition in Christchurch...... Read More

Avalanche response exercise a success

The Canterbury Avalanche Response Group is now better equipped to respond to a real life emergency after a successful training operation. On Saturday June 30th Canterbury Police, ski industry personnel and SAR groups took part in a large-scale avalanche...... Read More

Man wanted in connection to Invercargill shooting

A man with connections to the Bay of Plenty is wanted in relation to a shooting in Invercagill. A warrant to arrest has been issued in relation to Anthony Miles Tamaiti Watkins. The warrant is in relation to the shooting of a 52-year-old man on Kelvin...... Read More

Synthetic drug accused deny charges

Five people have denied their involvement in an alleged synthetic cannabis supply ring in the Bay of Plenty. Two women and three men including Hira Noble, Tommy Hira Noble, Luana Noble, Michelle Te Paki and Michael Charles Lawrence, appeared at Tauranga...... Read More

Critically ill man found on Christchurch road

A critically ill man found lying in the middle of a Christchurch road overnight is thought to have been hit by a car. The man was found on the road near Gayhurst Bridge in the Christchurch suburb of Avonside. Police said the man was taken to hospital...... Read More

Bottling company rejects safety claims

Christchurch City Council is investigating a controversial water bottling plant in Belfast over alleged worker safety issues. Cloud Ocean Water, partially owned by the Ling Hai Group, has permission to draw millions of litres of water from bores north...... Read More