Canterbury

CTV investigation: Police stand by non-prosecution

Police and Crown Law have now reviewed the statement issued by Professor Maan Alkaisi on 11 April about the decision to not bring a prosecution regarding the collapse of the CTV building. The decision not to prosecute was made by Police after considering...... Read More

Luxton dismisses oil and gas claims

Hinds-based Labour list MP Jo Luxton has dismissed Rangitata MP Andrew Falloon’s claim that the Government’s decision not to grant any new oil and gas exploration permits will hurt regional New Zealand, labelling his comments as scaremongering. Falloon...... Read More

New speed cameras to launch next week

Auckland City, Waikato, Canterbury and Counties Manukau are the latest to receive new speed cameras which begin operating next week. The new cameras are part of an effort by police to ensure safe speeds and reduce deaths and...... Read More

Yarns over yarns for a cause

The Crafting Ladies of the McKenzie Lifestyle Village in Geraldine South Canterbury, are residents with a cause. The 15-20 or so women, who partake in the group voluntarily give their time to knitting blankets, hats and buying toys for young children...... Read More

Timaru Port blaze still being extinguished

Firefighters are working to extinguish the remaining flames on board a ship in Timaru’s Harbour, five days after the initial blaze broke out. The fire broke out about 9pm on Monday night, and crews have been working around the clock since to fully...... Read More

Measles outbreak now South Island wide

Two further cases of measles have now been confirmed, one in Nelson and the other in Christchurch. These are linked to the three cases notified late last week which were reported in Queenstown, Wanaka and Christchurch. Given the geographical spread...... Read More

Police investigating double-fatal Boxing Day crash

Police in South Canterbury investigating a double-fatal crash on Boxing Day are seeking help from the public to locate a possible witness. The two-car crash happened around 8:35am on the Waimate Highway at Glenavy on Tuesday December 26, 2017. Police...... Read More

Menacing dogs need to be muzzled, even at home - council

Serious dog attacks in Christchurch have prompted the city's council to ask for menacing dogs to be muzzled at all times, even inside the owner's house. The council said it had recently sought legal advice about the interpretation of the Dog...... Read More