Christchurch & Canterbury

00:39
Despite being the youngest contestant, Lou, 19, says her outdoor skills will help her take out the competition.

Youngest Survivor NZ contestant says she's got the 'perfect skills' to win

The teenager left rural Canterbury farm life for Nicaragua - without telling her family.

00:34
Darren Jolly removed his electronic bracelet and absconded from the Nelson area on Boxing Day 2016.

Video: High risk sex offender tries to hide his face as he appears in court

Darren Jolly removed his electronic bracelet and absconded from the Nelson area on Boxing Day 2016.

04:16
St Andrew's College in Christchurch lost its chapel in the 2011 Earthquake and now its replacement has been completed.

Their prayers have been answered: Much-loved Christchurch chapel opens its doors once more

St Andrew's College in Christchurch lost its chapel in the 2011 Earthquake and now its replacement has been completed.

Astronaut shares breathtaking photos of South Island from space

Thomas Pesquet's latest batch of remarkable photos feature pristine views of Mount Cook, Christchurch and Banks Peninsula.

One dead in Canterbury crash

Emergency services are at the scene of a fatal crash at Lake Ohau in the Waitaki District, Canterbury.

Seven people injured, one critically, after 4WD flips in Christchurch

All seven passengers were taken to hospital, one with critical injuries and others with broken bones.

00:49
Bell, Lamb and Trotter's plan to open a funeral home in a Fendalton house has met with angry opposition from neighbours.

'Boutique' funeral home plan prompts protest in up-market Christchurch street

The plan to open a funeral home in a Fendalton house has met with angry opposition from neighbours.

03:15
Andy Ellis was invited into the Dagg's Christchurch home just days before the birth of their son.

All Blacks star Israel Dagg and wife Daisy show us their backyard

The happy couple show off their garden for Andy Ellis.

01:53
Ninety-year-old Tiny Hill played 11 Tests for New Zealand, and will be a guest at AMI Stadium this weekend.

Crusaders to honour All Blacks World War II veteran ahead of Anzac round Stormers clash

Ninety-year-old Tiny Hill played 11 Tests for New Zealand, and will be a guest at AMI Stadium this weekend.

01:43
It’s a morale booster for the local Hurunui community facing a long road to recovery.

Repairs to earthquake damaged war memorials a 'morale boost' for Kaikoura

Two cenotaphs which were significantly damaged after the quake will be repaired in time for ANZAC Day.

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Police dog sniffs out Christchurch service station burglars

Two 20-year-old men have been arrested and police continue to hunt two others.

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Police searching for youths who robbed Christchurch dairy

Police were called to the Riccarton address around 9pm last night.

00:37
A man has been taken into custody after two women suffered gunshot wounds in the town of Rolleston.

Man charged after two women shot during incident in Canterbury

One woman is in a serious condition and another in a moderate condition following the shooting in Rolleston.

Man fires shot before robbing Ashburton hotel

A man remains at large after taking money from an Ashburton hotel late last night.

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Man rescued after car goes down bank in Canterbury

Part of Lewis Pass Road is shut whilst emergency services clear the scene.

00:53
In a post on Facebook, the airline said Auckland’s Mt Eden stands "tall above Christchurch".

Auckland tourist attraction is in Christchurch, according to Malaysia Airlines' gaffe

In a Facebook post the airline said the Mt Eden volcanic cone is located in Christchurch.

Police are searching for missing 12-year-old Khanye Harimate fro Kaiapoi, Canterbury.

Twelve-year-old boy missing overnight found 15km from home on push bike

Khanye Harimate, 12, was found in Shirley, Christchurch.

Child seriously injured in Christchurch three-vehicle crash

The accident happened in Sydenham just before 11pm yesterday.

00:17
The slip is being blamed on Cyclone Cook, which made its way down the country this week.

Work to clear up Kaikoura slip caused by Cyclone Cook to ramp up today

Helicopters were used to sluice higher up the slip yesterday.

Person in serious condition after van rolled in South Canterbury

The occupant was extricated from the vehicle.

Defence Force fly Polish speaker to talk stranded solo yachtsman off yacht

A Polish yachtsman in a damaged boat in middle of the South Pacific Ocean was reluctant to leave.

01:58
After moving around for the last few years, Anzac Day poppy production is now firmly back in Christchurch.

Poppy production helped along by prison's oldest inmates

After moving around for the last few years, Anzac Day poppy production is now firmly back in Christchurch.

01:56
While farmers in the Bay of Plenty are battling after recent rain, it's a different story for their Canterbury counterparts.

Drought-plagued Canterbury farmers relish the downpours

Farmers in the Bay of Plenty struggle after recent rain but it's a different story for their Canterbury counterparts.

Motorcyclist dies in crash at Methven's Mountain Thunder street racing event

The motorcyclist died at the scene during the Mountain Thunder motorcyle event.

The Liquorland on Riccarton Rd was ram-raided overnight.

Christchurch liquor store ram-raided overnight

A stolen car was used in the incident and abandoned afterwards.

Teenager charged over aggravated robbery of Christchurch dairy

The 15-year-old and his accomplice were armed with a tomahawk and a knife.

00:45
Ex-tropical Cyclone Cook is causing some streets to flood and rivers to breach in Christchurch as it winds its way south.

Video: Foolhardy motorists and cyclist travel on flooded Christchurch roads

Persistent rain overnight and into this morning has seen Avon River levels rise in the city centre, breaching its banks in some places.

04:09
From the skies, the extent of the damage becomes clear.

Port Hills fires leave $17.7 million insurance bill

The blazes in February prompted the evacuations of hundreds of homes.

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