Christchurch: Are you prepared for a tsunami?

With Sunday marking the start of daylight saving Christchurch residents living near the coast are being urged to think about how prepared they are for a tsunami. The tsunami warning sirens installed along the coastline between Brooklands and Taylors...... Read More

Aiming for the top

Despite only picking up a rugby ball seriously two years ago, Melanie Puckett is now lighting it up on the wings for the Canterbury Women’s side, or in sevens for New Zealand. The 18-year-old moved from Mid Canterbury to Christchurch on a hockey...... Read More

Woman hit by car at Christchurch intersection

Christchurch Police are urging motorists to exercise patience following a crash at the intersection of Moorhouse Avenue and Madras Street. Just before 9:50am a woman was hit by a car at the intersection. "She was taken to hospital in a serious...... Read More

Volunteers foil Christchurch car thief

Two local Christchurch Community Patrol New Zealand (CPNZ) volunteers have been prasied after spotting a man trying to break into a number of locked cars. The pair were out patrolling on Burke Street in Sydneham on Friday morning when...... Read More

Residents heckle minister over log burner

Angry Timaru residents heckled Environment Minister Nick Smith at a meeting about the city's looming log burner ban this morning. Canterbury Regional Council is banning all log burners more than 15 years old by the end of October, in an effort...... Read More

Concerns grow for missing men

Canterbury Police are seeking sightings of two men who have been missing since September 13. Dean Woolley aged 23 and 27-year-old Kane Hazelton are missing from an address in Woolston. "Police have concerns for the wellbeing of the two men who...... Read More

Man assaulted in home invasion

Canterbury Police continue to investigate a home invasion incident that occurred overnight at a house near the Hanmer Springs township. Several shots were fired at the house during the incident.    "While there were a number of people...... Read More

Baabaas create league history

Despite a last-minute change in venue, a large crowd gathered to watch the first ever rugby league played between two teams from Mid Canterbury. The more experienced Ashburton Barbarians were able to claim victory against the newly formed Chertsey...... Read More

Armed callout in Hanmer Springs

A scene guard is in place at a house in Hanmer Springs where shots were fired overnight. Police were called to a house in Hanmer Springs at around 9.30pm last night, following reports that a person had fired shots at the house. "Nobody was...... Read More

Disease outbreak a ‘wake-up call’

The recent mycoplasma bovis outbreak in South Canterbury/North Otago, while traumatic for everyone involved, may yet have a silver lining for some farmers, a dairy industry leader says. Federated Farmers Mid Canterbury Dairy spokesman Nathan Currie,...... Read More