Canterbury

Arrest made in Riccarton Kiwibank robbery

Two men have been arrested in relation to the robbery of the Riccarton Road Kiwibank today at 11am near Westfield Mall in Christchurch. Two men, one aged in his 20s and the other in his 30s will be facing robbery charges and appearing in the Christchurch...... Read More

Safer MSD Service Centre roll out

Minister for Social Development, Carmel Sepuloni, today visited the Otara Work and Income service centre, the first Auckland office with the new and improved security features stemming from the Ashburton tragedy in 2014. “Today is an important...... Read More

Horse coach manufacturer fined

A manufacturer of horse coaches has been prosecuted for undertaking electrical work that he was not licenced to carry out, with the help of his cousin. Andrew Wright, Director and joint Shareholder of Classic Horse Coaches Limited, has been prosecuted...... Read More

Investigation into Christchurch death continues

Police are continuing their investigation into the death of Shayne Heappey, who was admitted to Christchurch Hospital about 11pm Saturday, and died of his injuries. Police and forensic specialists will today complete an examination of a property on...... Read More

Enquiries continue into fatal Cashmere crash

The cause of a fatal crash in Cashmere, Christchurch, earlier this week continues to be assessed by the Police Serious Crash Unit. The crash on Dyers Road was discovered about 10am Tuesday 11 November but occurred sometime overnight, says a police...... Read More

First lava flow in six million years

While Christchurch has had its share of natural disaster hazards it has been relatively lava free, until now. At the University of Canterbury’s School of Fine Arts, real lava has been pouring out of a new research facility – the Lava Laboratory...... Read More

Death highlights risk of old buildings in quakes - Coroner

The death of a man when his historic homestead collapsed in the Kaikōura earthquake highlights the dangers of old buildings in a quake, a coroner has ruled. Albert Louis Edgar, 74, was struck by falling debris and crushed to death in his Elms Homestead...... Read More

Sports coach cleared of sexual assault charges

A sports coach has been cleared of sexually abusing one of his athletes after jury found him not guilty on all five charges. The man, who has name suppression, had pleaded not guilty to the charges relating to two incidents in Auckland and Christchurch...... Read More