Christchurch & Canterbury

02:06
Some are accusing Fulton Hogan of trying to get locals onside with gift hampers.

'Nobody wants to eat silica' - Locals fear deadly dust if Canterbury quarry goes ahead

Fulton Hogan wants to use the Templeton land to supply aggregate for infrastructure projects.

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Shallow 3.7 magnitude earthquake hits Christchurch

More than 700 people indicated they felt the shake on the GeoNet site.

One person dead in Banks Peninsula crash

The crash happened on Purau Port Levy Rd on Banks Peninsula at 5.30pm today.

Police are continuing to make enquiries into the aggravated robbery at Trevino’s Tavern, Christchurch.

Do you know this man? Gun-wielding man threatens staff in aggravated robbery of Christchurch tavern

Police are asking the public for help identifying the alleged robber.

A severe thunderstorm hit Dunedin bringing a torrent hail and rain – right in the middle of summer.

From fine spells to severe rain - Weekend weather a mixed bag for New Zealand

A severe weather warning has been issued for Nelson and central and southern parts of the North Island.

01:55
Some students have returned to their Christchurch flats to find them ransacked.

'They know we're all struggling' - Opportunistic thieves target vacant tertiary students' flats over holidays

Some students have returned to their Christchurch flats to find them ransacked.

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Two people critically injured in Canterbury crash

Police say one of the vehicles was towing a boat at the time.

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Mycoplasma bovis found in cattle on Ashburton farm

The Ministry for Primary Industries says the disease was confirmed after milk sampling was carried out.

01:44
The family tree is one of New Zealand's oldest artefacts.

Secrets of Britain's royal rulers hidden in 600 year old Canterbury Roll

University of Canterbury Dr Chris Jones said it is New Zealand's most important medieval artifacts.

00:43
Shirley Boys High School rowing coach Josh Dolan says it was lucky everyone got out of the water safely.

Watch: 'Wrong place, wrong time' - large tree falls on rowing crew on Christchurch's Avon River

Shirley Boys High School rowing coach Josh Dolan says it was lucky the five boys got out of the water safely.

00:29
The highway had only just re-opened after Kaikoura’s big earthquake.

Kaikoura highway re-opens after storm damages sea wall

Big seas pushed temporary sea wall blocks onto the coastal highway last night.

Large Kaikoura ocean swells push sea wall blocks onto road

It has delayed SH1's opening this morning.

01:48
The long running programme at Mount Hutt college in Methven gives adults the chance to learn some skills while on holiday.

Canterbury summer school offering courses with a twist

Organisers say the volunteer help and support from the Methven community has been the key to success.

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Motorcyclist in critical condition following collision with car in Canterbury

This incident is the third motorcycle crash in Canterbury today.

Motorcyclist dies following crash in Christchurch

The crash involved a car and a motorbike and occurred at 9.39am this morning.

02:03
The drilling ship and a team of international scientists are between expeditions to our biggest fault line.

High-tech research ship in New Zealand to learn more about country's most dangerous fault line

The vessel is currently docked in Christchurch between expeditions to discover more about The Hikurangi Subduction Zone.

Precautionary boil water notice issued for two towns in Canterbury

Residents in Mt Somers and Montalto should immediately start boiling their water.

00:29
Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the blaze at Gelita NZ.

Watch: Blaze rips through Christchurch factory as crews battle to contain it

Investigations into the cause of the Woolston fire are underway.

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Man dies after escaping from rolled car only to be struck by another vehicle

The accident happened in Canterbury, Wednesday night.

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One person dead after car and motorcycle crash in Christchurch

The crash occurred on Dyers Pass Rd just after 5pm today.

02:36
They should be left to the experts, authorities say, amid concerns about the fire risk.

Revellers urged not see in the new year with fireworks in dry South Island

Bonfires can easily get out of control, especially when it's windy and those responsible are drinking alcohol.

00:26
Two police cars are blocking off part of St Asaph after the incident overnight.

One person seriously injured in Christchurch assault

Two others received moderate injuries after a fight on Asaph St.

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Police Taser man after tourist's vehicle carjacked during dangerous Canterbury police pursuit

The man's driving included passing on blind corners and double-yellow lines, speeding and tailgating.

01:44
Fire burned through more than 2000 hectares of the hills above Christchurch last February.

US Coastguard helps out with tree restoration on charred Port Hills

Crew on a stopover on the way to Antarctica are helping restore the charred Christchurch landscape.

00:34
Rajpal Kalra was shaving in the bathroom of the Peterborough St flat he's only lived in for a month when he heard the fire alarm go off.

Man has close escape from severe fire in his Christchurch flat

Rajpal Kalra was shaving in the bathroom of the Peterborough St flat he’s only lived in for a month when he heard the fire alarm go off.

00:31
The body was found on Charlotte Jane Quay and the death is so far unexplained.

Man's body found in Lyttelton

Police are treating the death as unexplained.

01:56
It's hoped the festival will change people's perceptions of street art.

Christchurch youth inspired by world-class street artists during Street Prints Otautahi

It's hoped the festival will change people's perceptions of street art.

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