Canterbury

Three into Young Farmer regional final

Rakaia dairy farmer Jonny Brown’s bid to be FMG Young Farmer of the Year is back on track after suffering a setback last year when he failed to qualify for a hotly-contested regional final. The 27-year-old assistant farm manager, this month took...... Read More

Occupant of Birdling’s Flat property located

The occupant of a property that caught fire in Birdling’s Flat, Canterbury in the early hours of Tuesday morning has been located. A police spokesperson says police are making arrangements to speak with him. “The scene examination of...... Read More

Man arrested in relation to Charing Cross murder

Police arrested one man overnight in relation to the ongoing homicide investigation into the death of 28-year-old Luke Riddell in Charing Cross on Saturday. The 35-year-old man appeared in Christchurch District Court this morning charged with a number...... Read More

Blackcaps remain to help ND go two from two

Northern Districts will again have a handy contingent of Blackcaps internationals to help them go two from two, when they take on Canterbury in the second round of the Plunket Shield beginning today in Christchurch. They swept Otago aside at the Bay...... Read More

Fatal shooting: Police guard raided property

Armed police are guarding a Christchurch house they raided last night in connection to a fatal shooting in West Melton at the weekend. Officers searched the property on Gilberthorpes Road in Hornby, cordoning off a section of the street for several...... Read More

Man dies after being injured in October 4 crash

A Christchurch man has died from injuries sustained in a crash on Sparks Road, Halswell on 4 October 2018. Callum Richard Dugan, 25, passed away yesterday in Christchurch Hospital, says a police spokesperson. "Our thoughts are with Callum's...... Read More

Charing Cross victim named

Police continue to investigate the death of a 28-year-old man in Charing Cross, Canterbury on Saturday 13 October. The victim can now be named as Luke Riddell. "A number of forensic scene examinations remain under way in Grange Road and Telegraph...... Read More

Emergency crews looking for missing person after house fire

The search is continuing for a missing person after a house fire south of Christchurch today. Emergency services were called to the blaze on Coates Road, at Birdlings Flat, about 4am. Police and fire investigators are still trying to determine the...... Read More

Kiesanowski does best on the Rakaia

A blistering run helped Swannanoa’s Ryan Kiesanowski to one of the big titles up for grabs at Saturday’s Rakaia Salmon Run multisport event. Kiesanowski was one of around 300 people who turned out to tackle one of the seven events that...... Read More

Teenager dies after fall at old Ōpōtiki School grounds

A 16-year-old boy has died after a fall at the old Ōpōtiki School grounds in Bay of Plenty. Police said Te Hawiki Hona Kiri-Te Amo, from Christchurch, was one of two boys injured in a fall on Saturday night. The pair was taken to hospital, one in...... Read More