Strike forces Lyttelton Port closure

Striking workers have forced Lyttelton Port to close and will cause serious supply shortages, the port company says. The Rail and Maritime Union's 201 members at the port are striking for 13 days after negotiations with Lyttelton Port Company broke...... Read More

Boy filmed up teacher’s skirt

A Christchurch secondary school has confirmed two boys inappropriately shared images of teachers. A Christchurch Boys' High School spokesperson said a boy filmed a teacher while she was teaching, and then posted the image on a pornography website. Another...... Read More

Christchurch’s ’no mow’ policy challenged

A controversial no-mow policy for some of Christchurch's riverbanks is being revised because of complaints from residents. The city council stopped mowing sections of the Avon and Heathcote banks at the end of 2016 in an effort to encourage whitebait...... Read More

Tramper rescued thanks to distress beacon

Distress beacons save lives was the lesson after an injured solo tramper was rescued in Mount Aspiring National Park last night. The man was saved from having to crawl with a suspected broken leg back to a track – in the hope of finding...... Read More

Medals galore on the water

Lake Hood waterskiers have returned from the trans-Tasman Oz-Kiwi test with medals and a heap of personal bests. Emily Milner had the best result, with silver medals in the slalom, tricks and jump and earning the overall gold for her under 14 girls’...... Read More

Serious crash on Timaru-Temuka Highway

Diversions are in place south of Temuka following a serious crash on the Timaru-Temuka Highway. Two vehicles were involved and two people are reportedly in a critical condition. The Serious Crash Unit has been advised. Police says emergency services...... Read More

Police name man killed in Canterbury crash

Police can now release the name of the man who died following a two-vehicle crash on the Temuka-Orari Highway in South Canterbury on Sunday. He was 19-year-old Tyler Breen from Temuka. His death will be referred to the Coroner. ... Read More

EQC cannot sue Fletcher - Former Fletcher boss

The former Fletcher Construction boss who signed the 2011 contract with the Earthquake Commission (EQC) to manage the Canterbury Home Repair programme, says there is no way it can sue the company over sub-standards repairs. Speaking to Checkpoint with...... Read More

Train crash causing delays in Canterbury

Drivers are being warned to expect delays in the Canterbury area following a train and car crash this morning. Emergency services were called to the scene at Reilly Rd just after 6am. "Drivers should expect delays on Temuka-Orari Highway (SH1)...... Read More

One killed in Canterbury crash

UPDATED 8.06PM: One person is dead following a two car crash in the Canterbury area. Police and emergency services are now free from the crash which occurred at 2.30pm on SH1 Temuka-Orari Highway in South Canterbury. "It can now be confirmed...... Read More