Canterbury

Runners from far and wide

The prospect of nearly 900 runners attending the first ever South Island Half Marathon has got organiser John Moore excited. Around 645 people have already entered the event, with plenty of enquiries still coming in, as well as eight to nine entries...... Read More

Southbridge Shield comes home

Ellesmere has recaptured the symbol of Canterbury country rugby, the Southbridge Shield, with a win over holders North Canterbury in Kaiapoi on Saturday. After losing the shield last year in Darfield, Ellesmere came to Kaiapoi determined to wrest the...... Read More

New information in search for missing C’church man

New information relating to the search for missing Christchurch man Michael McGrath has been released by the authorities on tonight’s episode of Police Ten 7. The 49-year-old builder (pictured below) was last seen at his home address in Halswell...... Read More

Lincoln experience leads to success

The 2017 New Zealand Young Farmer of the Year Nigel Woodhead is paying tribute to Lincoln University for his success in the iconic competition. Mr Woodhead, who claimed the title in the Manawatu earlier this month, says his time at Lincoln University...... Read More

Chasing their dreams

Despite nearly a week straight of basketball, there is no rest for Mid Canterbury’s Ashlee Strawbridge and Sophie Adams as they continue to chase their basketball dreams. The pair returned home on Monday after representing New Zealand as part...... Read More

Helping pregnant women with depression

A world-leading new University of Canterbury research trial aims to help pregnant women improve symptoms of anxiety and antenatal depression through better nutrition. Psychology PhD student Hayley Bradley is recruiting pregnant women for a new clinical...... Read More

Car break-ins plagued Canterbury

A rash of car break-ins in the Canterbury area have please warning people to make sure their valuables are kept safe. Overnight on July 17 and 18, seven vehicles were broken into in Bryndwr and Fendalton and five in Waltham. Many were parked on driveways. Most...... Read More

Artists in the making

The Lakeland Art Centre in Leeston played host to groups of budding young artists over the holidays. The youngsters, aged between nine and 12, tried their hands at a variety of tasks including making their own versions of art on display, creating mosaics,...... Read More

Snow falls in Selwyn

Excited children got a treat these school holidays as snow fell in Selwyn. The youngsters, and some not so young, revelled in the white stuff with snowmen (and women) popping up all over the district last week. The Record asked its readers to send in...... Read More

Quake-damaged ramp re-opens

Civil Defence Minister Nathan Guy has officially re-opened the Coastguard ramp at Kaikoura harbour today, eight months after it was badly damaged in the November 2016 earthquake. “It’s great for the local community to have the ramp now...... Read More