Canterbury

Appeal for sightings of missing Christchurch man

Christchurch residents are being urged to look out for a missing elderly man. Malcolm Charles Davies, 70, who has short term memory loss, has been reported as missing from the Burwood area since last night. "He was last seen wearing a black beanie,...... Read More

Combined team on right track

They may have s tarted rugby’s 2018 UC Championship with a 65-28 loss, but the coach of this year’s Mid Canterbury Combined side wasn’t disappointed. In fact, he was pretty happy with how his young new side fared in an away game to...... Read More

Guilty plea in prosecution of forex broker

A Christchurch man has pleaded guilty to fraud in relation to a sophisticated Ponzi scheme masked as a foreign exchange brokerage. Jimmie Kevin McNicholl, the director of Arena Capital Limited which traded as BlackfortFX, pleaded guilty to obtaining...... Read More

Business shouts staff a trip to Fiji

A Christchurch business might be shouting its staff a trip to Las Vegas, but similar generosity is alive and well in the Bay of Plenty too. Signature Homes Bay of Plenty/Coromandel franchisees Debbie and Craig Williams are taking their staff to Fiji...... Read More

Christchurch man killed in crash

Police have released the name of a man killed in a crash in Christchurch. Mark Tyler died in a crash on Hakataramea Valley Road near Kurow on 8 May around 11am. The 57-year-old was from Christchurch. ​​​​​​​"Police extend...... Read More

Canterbury dairy herd rises as NZ total steadies

The number of dairy cattle in Canterbury is continuing to rise, bucking a national trend of stable figures, Stats NZ says. Final numbers from the 2017 Agricultural Production Census were released today. The total dairy cattle count dipped 1 percent...... Read More

Controlling disease outbreaks

A ‘game-changing’ piece of technology for quickly identifying harmful strains of bacteria in food has just become available in New Zealand, thanks to a partnership between a Lincoln University taxonomy expert and two senior food safety researchers...... Read More

Police name woman killed on Canterbury crash

Police can now release the name of the woman who died in a crash at the intersection of Volckman and Drain Road, Doyleston, at 9.44am on Saturday 5 May. She was 44-year-old local woman Angela Davidson. "Police’s thoughts are with her family...... Read More

Duathlon’s future assured

The opening Ashburton Duathlon race of 2018 attracted a smaller field than usual on Sunday and organisers are hoping for better when race two rolls around next month. Around 70 people lined up at the starting line at the Ashburton Showgrounds, which...... Read More

Woman dies following Canterbury crash

A woman has died following a crash involving two cars in Doyleston yesterday morning . The 44-year-old local woman died in Christchurch Hospital late last night. Emergency services were called to the crash at the intersection of Volckman and Drain...... Read More