Christchurch & Canterbury

Court strikes putting people in danger, says lawyer whose client was attacked

Three men jumped over the lawyers' bench and tried to attack a man in the dock.

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A 28-year-old man’s body was found near Charing Cross, and a heavy police presence remains at the scene.

Brawl breaks out in Christchurch court after firearms admission over King Cobra gang member death

Luke Riddell was shot on a country road near West Melton, outside Christchurch, last month.

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The 7.8 magnitude quake caused widespread destruction when it struck shortly after midnight on November 14 2016.

Scars remain in upper South Island farmland two years on from Kaikōura quake

Today marks the second anniversary of the quakes, which left a major mark on the upper South Island.

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An organisation representing drone users admits a drone crashing into an aircraft could be catastrophic.

Christchurch primary teachers next in line today as rolling nationwide strike continues

Primary and secondary teachers are floating the idea of combined strike action.

Chemical incident at Canterbury University lab sees two taken to hospital

The building has been evacuated while a Hazmat unit deals with the chemical.

Dame Silvia Cartwright to lead first public inquiry into EQC

The inquiry will look to learn from the experience of the Canterbury earthquakes.

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Linwood was rocked by a large bang coming from the laundromat, with two people suffering moderate injuries in the explosion.

Two injured in explosion at Christchurch laundromat - 'I was just woken to a huge bang'

A fire spokesperson says the fire is now contained and the two injured people are being treated by St John.

Pedestrian killed while walking on SHI south of Christchurch

The 40-year-old woman was killed in a crash south of Dunsandel late last night.

Motorcyclist dies after collision with car on Christchurch hill road

The crash occurred on Dyers Pass Road shortly before 2pm and the rider died in hospital.

Police speaking to person over suspicious Kaiapoi school fire

The blaze caused significant damage to Kaiapoi North School near Christchurch.

Raw video: Large fire destroys classrooms at school near Christchurch

Kaiapoi North School's principal is devastated by the blaze.

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Kain Parsons was stunned twice before being knocked out on Saturday evening.

Christchurch man dies after being knocked out in charity boxing match

Kain Parsons was taken to intensive care after being knocked out during his bout in the Fight for Christchurch charity boxing event on Saturday.

Investigation begins into incident at charity boxing event that left man fighting for his life

The event was sanctioned, and headgear was optional, organisers say.

One person dies after electrocution in Christchurch workplace incident

The incident occurred on Victoria Street, Christchurch, at 11.15am today.

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Taking out the bins is a job many of us loathe, but what if we had a robot to do it for us?

Meet the 15-year-old Kiwi inventor of the 'bin-bot' - a robot which wheels out bins

Taking out the bins is a job many of us loathe, but what if we had a robot to do it for us?

Three teenagers arrested following Dunedin fire

Police were called following reports a vacant building had been set alight on Montpellier Street at around 10.15pm.

Man admits waiting in Christchurch woman's house before cutting her throat, killing her

The Aranui man pleaded guilty today to Nicole Tuxford's murder.

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It was announced today the city will have a completed stadium in four years.

Christchurch's multi-use arena is one step closer with the Government setting aside $220 million for the project

Christchurch's mayor has welcomed the announcement, saying it gives the city confidence to push ahead with the project.

Scheduling of cruise ships angers Akaroa residents - 'It's just chaos'

Akaroa's population of 600 increases to 4000 during cruise season.

Southerly front drenches West Coast, Christchurch next in line

Haast in the West Coast has had 42mm of rain in the last 12 hours.

Two injuries a day reported after e-scooters sent out on streets

Within seven days of Lime starting an e-scooter sharing service in Auckland and Christchurch, ACC said it received 14 injury claims.

Firefighters battle scrub fire near Canterbury's Hanmer Springs

Emergency services were notified of the fire just after 3pm.

Two people injured after three men armed with machete, firearm rob Christchurch bar

The incident occurred in Coaster's Tavern, Redwood, shortly before 9pm yesterday.

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New evidence questioning how the Christchurch woman was thought to have died has been handed to the Chief Coroner.

Police re-open investigation into 2013 death of Christchurch woman Libby McKay

The 27-year-old died from a serious head injury, with police and the coroner initially accepting her boyfriend's explanation she had fallen from his car.

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A 30-year-old man has been arrested and charged with failure to stop and ascertain injury.

Man charged after 14-year-old girl killed in hit and run in Oamaru

The driver failed to stop after the incident in Severn Street last night, police allege.

Warm spring weather coming to an end as rain, cold heads towards central North Island

The front is forecast to reach the far south tonight before making its way up to the North Island tomorrow.

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