Christchurch & Canterbury

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Firefighters struggle to control large vegetation fire near Canterbury riverbank

The fire began by the Rakaia River, in Methven, around 1.20pm today.

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The Government has assigned funds to a tribunal and independent inquiry, as well to accelerate anchor projects like the stadium.

'They're just going through the motions' - Christchurch homeowners criticise Budget's quake recovery funding

An insurance tribunal and EQC inquiry are of no use to those already in court battles, says one embattled homeowner.

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Christchurch firewood retailers warn of 'cowboys' selling wet wood that doesn't burn

Firewood needs to be dried for some time - often months - if left in open air after it is cut.

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Customers of Cemented by H says they've had missed orders and undelivered refunds, now the company is suspending orders.

Most read: Ashburton company selling collectables shuts doors after dozens of complaints

After customers of Cemented H told of missed orders and undelivered refunds, company suspends orders.

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Timaru fire being treated as suspicious

Fire fighters found a building in the Canterbury town well ablaze this morning.

Man dies at Christchurch swimming pool

Emergency services were called to Graham Condon pool at about 11.30am, and failed to revive the man with CPR.

Video: 'There is a question in here?' Cheeky Crusaders coach Scott Roberston laughs after Mayor interrupts council members' long-winded question

The Crusaders coach couldn't contain his laughter after Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel asked her fellow council member to get to the point of his question.

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Deaf man in his 90s trespassed from bank: 'I have lost my personal dignity'

Cheng Kung lost his temper and hit a woman's desk with an umbrella in Christchurch.

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Rock fall closes State Highway 1 north of Kaikoura

Motorists are being asked to use the Lewis Pass to get to Christchurch from Picton and the reverse.

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Fush the Christchurch seafood eatery set to start free Te Reo Maori classes

Fush owner-operator Anton Matthews says the normalisation of Te Reo Maori is "very dear to my heart".

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Men brandishing machete, hammer rob Christchurch bakery

Police were called to Buns 24/7 Bakery on Ferry Road shortly after 4am today.

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Pedestrian dead after hit by car in Christchurch

Police were called to the accident in Hillsborough at around 10pm yesterday.

Police appeal for public's help to find missing Malcolm Charles Davies.

Missing Christchurch man found safe and well

Malcolm Charles Davies, 70, suffers short term memory loss and had gone missing from Burwood last night.

Simon Barnett's wife Jodi in recovery after having successful operation on two brain lesions

Jodi was rushed to hospital on Thursday April 29 after being afflicted by a "massive fit".

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The eight-month-old and her mother returned to Christchurch for a second crucial operation.

Christchurch charities rally around Fijian baby with rare eye disorder so she can get the medical care she needs

Eight-month-old Rosalia and her mother are back in Christchurch for a second crucial operation after being rushed to the city for her first operation aged only six-weeks.

Most read: Police warn against vigilante justice after angry club cricketers take law into their own hands after clubrooms burgled

Locals went to claim back their possessions, but police say they've done the wrong thing.

In exchange the council gets the old school site, to turn into a new park.

Earthquake displaced Redcliffs School may get new home by end of 2019

The government today announced it will speed up the land swap for the new school site.

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New invasive weed that could threaten native wetland plants found growing in New Zealand

Great willowherb has been positively identified in Canterbury.

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It all happens at Seabrook McKenzie Centre for Specific Learning Disabilities.

School for children with learning disabilities needs more funding say parents, teachers' salaries below mainstream

Christchurch's private Seabrook McKenzie Centre for Specific Learning Disabilities is surviving on a lot of dedication and goodwill, Seven Sharp reported.

Man dead after ute rolls in Canterbury

A single male occupant died in the accident near the Kurow.

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Woman dies following two-car crash south of Christchurch

The crash happened in Doyleston in the Selwyn District yesterday morning.

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Work is underway to provide much needed relief to flood-prone areas in the city.

Watch: Major dredging project to help reduce risk of homes flooding in Christchurch

Work is underway to provide much needed relief to flood-prone areas in the city.

Watch: Car being chased by police in Canterbury passes other motorists at high speed on road’s shoulder

A man appeared in the Christchurch District Court today over the incident.

Nikki Kaye asked Chris Hipkins about a meeting he had with one charter school in Northland.

Who's to blame for a $1b 'hole' to rebuild Christchurch's schools? Chris Hipkins, Nikki Kaye in bitter war of words

Labour is 'crying poverty', says Nikki Kaye, and National is 'short-sighted', says Chris Hipkins.

Christchurch, New Zealand - December 4, 2015: Tourist walk by the Chalice in Cathedral square Christchurch. It's a large modern sculpture of an inverted cone  made up of patterns featuring different native plants made by Neil Dawson.

Christchurch councillor under fire for 'sexist' remark about Merivale wives is labelled 'a prat'

Aaron Keown apologised for causing offence but doesn't regret saying it.

Manhunt, two aborted police pursuits in Canterbury ends in man's arrest

At one point the Armed Offenders squad was involved.

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