Christchurch & Canterbury

Person seriously injured after crashing into cow on Canterbury road

Emergency services were called to Grange Road near Burnham just before 1am.

Delays remain on State Highway south of Kaikoura after overnight crash

Police say a truck went off the road, crashing into bushes.

Child poverty tackling initiative Fill Their Lunchbox to end as founder struggles to pay rent

Ben Atkinson says the Christchurch scheme has exacted a heavy emotional and financial toll.

A Comfort Inn motel sign in Christchurch

Christchurch moteliers: 'It's getting harder each winter'

Competition from AirBnB and a lack of events in the city are being blamed.

Watch: Take a virtual fly through of student's amazing concept for new Christchurch multi-purpose stadium

Concept Architects' Ben Russell produced the virtual reality model as part of his Master of Architecture course work at Unitec.

Christchurch zoo feels 'helpless' after barrage of 'unsubstantiated' animal welfare complaints

Park Chief Executive Lynn Anderson believes the allegations have come from a staff member.

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A witness reported hearing two explosions in the suburb of Mairehau this afternoon.

Two people taken to hospital after witness hears explosions at Christchurch property

The people suffered serious burns and Fire and Emergency are now investigating.

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Last week we were hailing Whanganui as the place to be, but Timaru reckons its worth considering

Watch: Take a trip to Timaru, the jewel of South Canterbury

Last week, we were hailing Whanganui as the place to be, but Timaru reckons it's worth considering.

Christchurch beggars label plan to address begging and homelessness 'crap'

The council estimates there are over 200 homeless people in Christchurch and that the number will rise.

Man dies after being crushed by bus as he's working on it in North Canterbury

The accident happened on a private property at Leithfield late this afternoon.

His lawyer told the Porirua District Court he couldn't make his Christchurch date as he didn't have enough money to get there.

Rapper Scribe's drugs charge sentencing delayed as court hears he faces other charge of 'domestic nature'

Other details from today's brief appearance in the Christchurch District Court have been suppressed.

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Person beaten with 'pole-like weapon' by man demanding money in Christchurch

The victim was taken to hospital with moderate injuries.

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Anthony and Phil Butler have been working on their revolutionary 3D molecular scanner since 2005, which produces extraordinary colour images.

Christchurch father and son developing 3D scanner that could save millions

The machine produces images with more data than MRI or CT scans.

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Steffan Pearce-Loe was walking his dogs in Dallington when he was struck.

Driver believed to be involved in fatal Christchurch hit and run interviewed by police

Detective spotted a damaged vehicle several kilometres from the scene.

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A thirty year old Christchurch man has died following a hit and run incident while he was walking his dogs with police having a small car part from the vehicle in question but in need of more help,

Vehicle involved in fatal Christchurch hit and run located

The owner of the vehicle has been spoken to by Canterbury Police and are now aiding them with enquiries.

A road closure sign in front of a Police vehicle

One left critical after Ashburton crash

The road is currently closed.

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Steffan Pearce-Loe was critically injured in a suspected hit and run early Thursday morning when he was walking his dogs.

Christchurch hit and run victim dies

Steffan Pearce-Loe was critically injured in a suspected hit and run early Thursday morning when he was walking his dogs.

Heightened risk of backcountry avalanches with 'big storm on the way'

The avalanche risk extends right up to the Nelson Lakes region.

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Yoogo Share launched in Christchurch as part of the scheme, which saw 12 businesses ditch 115 combustion cars.

1 NEWS Community: Would you ditch your car to share an electric one with others?

"I often joke, it will take a long time for Kiwis to give up driving their Ford Rangers and having their own car," said Yoogo Share's Kirsten Corson.

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During the 2016 disaster Lilly Tiffen made crucial deliveries to the Canterbury town.

Meet the Christchurch woman turning her Kaikōura earthquake experience into a cookbook

During the 2016 disaster Lilly Tiffen made crucial deliveries to the town.

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Man walking dogs in Christchurch critically injured in apparent hit and run

The 30-year-old man was found on a road in Dallington at 2.30am today.

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Man found seriously injured by Christchurch bridge, police investigating

Gloucester Rd remains closed while police try find out what happened to the man.

But officials believe testing which showed E-coli contamination in a water tanker may be a false alarm.

Boil water notice issued in Diamond Harbour, Christchurch

A water main has burst near a damaged waste water pipe.

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Helen Beaumont, the head of strategic policy at Christchurch City Council, says they are receiving fewer complaints about the taste of the city’s water than they were in April and May.

Fewer complaints about Christchurch's chlorinated water, council says

Introducing chlorine to supply had caused a particularly bad taste in April and May.

Ponzi scheme operator jailed after persuading hundreds of Cantabrians to invest over $8 million

Lance Jack Ryan will spend at least three years, nine months behind bars.

Police found to have used excessive force when handcuffed man was 'leg-swept' by officer, causing face to hit wall heater

The officer feared the arrested man was threatening and intending to 'smack' him or spit blood at him".

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A supposed avalanche had trapped dozens of people on the slopes in the Canterbury Avalanche Response Group drill.

Avalanche scenario triggers rescue exercise on Canterbury mountain

In the drill, a supposed avalanche had trapped dozens of people on the slopes.

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