Christchurch & Canterbury

Car of missing Twizel man found in canal

David Fountain was last seen on Sunday after a night out with workmates.

01:27
It's not for Air NZ this time – McCaw is fronting the safety video for Christchurch Helicopters

Richie McCaw stars in Christchurch Helicopters safety video inspired by Air New Zealand's psychedelic effort

There's no giant pavlova but Christchurch Helicopter's safety video is more practical.

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Death of child in Christchurch investigated by police

Detective Inspector Darryl Sweeney said it was an "unfortunate event" for all involved.

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Fire rips through Canterbury home causing building to collapse

A fire spokesperson told 1 NEWS no one was harmed in the blaze.

The Anglican Church commissioned the survey, which overwhelmingly showed people want action.

Canterbury quake claimants urged to contact insurer

Residents with an outstanding earthquake claim from 2010 and 2011 have been advised to get clarification.

Investigation launched after Christchurch bus driver snapped urinating in gutter

A witness said the driver "just hopped out" to answer a call of nature.

06:08
Christchurch's Christ's College has made Maori compulsory for year nine students.

Should Te Reo Maori be made compulsory in New Zealand schools?

Christchurch's Christ's College has made Maori compulsory for year nine students.

00:32
The Labour leader is at Addington Primary School for their policy announcement on children with earthquake trauma.

Watch: Jacinda Ardern serenaded in te reo by talented Christchurch school kids who pose for fun selfie

The Labour leader is at Addington Primary School for their policy announcement.

02:02
Breakfast's Matty has the latest weather forecast.

Stay dry! Heavy rain expected in South Island, strong winds set to hit Wellington

Thunderstorms are also expected for the lower North Island today.

Gone in 60 seconds? Toilet rustlers unbolt public loo in South Canterbury gorge

The thieves went to great lengths to remove the toilet in Te Moana Gorge.

00:26
Work and repairs are ongoing on State Highway 1 after numerous landslides and uplift.

Major slip cleared north of Kaikoura allowing access for SH1 repairs

Earlier this month, repairs on the railway line between Christchurch and Picton was completed.

01:58
Pair of Christchurch scientists have turned pie-in-the sky idea into ground-breaking research.

3D printing of cancer tumours by Kiwi scientists allow new drugs to be tested

A pair of Christchurch scientists have turned pie-in-the sky idea into ground-breaking research.

Raw: 'Wild scenes' as heavy snow blankets parts of Canterbury

The video shows hazardous conditions on Porters Pass, Lake Lyndon.

00:18
Residents in low lying areas are being advised to contact the council if they’re concerned about rising water levels.

Watch: Heavy rain turns Christchurch street into river as council deploys pumps

Residents in low lying areas are being advised to contact the council if they're concerned about rising water levels.

01:51
Breakfast weatherman Matty has the latest forecast.

Winter making its presence felt with dumpings of snow on alpine passes and heavy rain for parts of the country

Motorists are warned to take care after snow is expected to settle on the alpine passes in Canterbury.

00:26
The crews battled the blaze in the pouring rain in the early hours of this morning.

Video: Emergency service at the scene of fatal Christchurch house fire

Fire crews were called to the Linwood home at 4am after multiple calls from the public.

01:58
Fed up residents and health experts say party policy announcements don't stack up.

'It just doesn't seem like NZ' - Cantabrians demand urgent action on water quality

Fed up residents and health experts say party policy announcements don't stack up.

Watch: Woman aggressively jerks knife towards Christchurch dairy manager during cigarette robbery

Christchurch Police are trying to identify the woman who robbed the Linwood dairy yesterday.

00:53
The Prime Minister was glowing in his praise of a student choir performance at the opening of a new technical school in Christchurch.

Watch: Bill English the choir connoisseur: 'I've listened to a lot of choral music… and that’s great'

The Prime Minister was glowing in his praise of a student choir performance at the opening of a new technical school in Christchurch.

00:43
It is a "very significant milestone", says the PM, who said estimates put the economic benefit at over $300 million over eight years.

Contract for $240 million Christchurch convention centre announced

It is a "very significant milestone", says the PM.

Thick fog blankets Christchurch causing flight cancellations and delays

Check-ins have been suspended until midday due to the conditions.

01:37
The Christchurch electoral office of National MP Gerry Brownlee has been occupied by animal rights activists today.

Animal rights activists occupy National MP's electorate office to protest factory farming in NZ

National MP Gerry Brownlee's Christchurch office was occupied by activists today.

00:21
Alicia Nathan, 32, was found dead in Avonhead on Sunday morning.

Woman, 18, charged with murder of Christchurch woman appears in court

The woman charged with the murder of Alicia Nathan has had her name suppressed.

00:47
Police cordoned off the Avonside house early this morning after loud noises were heard.

Woman, 18, charged with murder of woman in Christchurch

Police have named the deceased as Alicia Nathan following a post mortem today.

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