Canterbury

Emirates NZ pilot recruitment roadshow soon

Emirates will be holding roadshows to recruit experienced and technically proficient commercial pilots in New Zealand to fly its growing network of international routes. The roadshow offers a great opportunity for interested pilots to learn more about...... Read More

Kaikoura highway closed for three more weeks

The main highway south of Kaikoura is to remain closed for three more weeks. State Highway 1 has been shut since Easter following a slip near Rosy Morn, between Peketa and Goose Bay.  The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) had hoped...... Read More

Insurance advisory service for North Canterbury

The government will fund a free and independent advisory service to assist North Canterbury residents with insurance claims, says Civil Defence Minister and Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission Gerry Brownlee. This pilot programme will...... Read More

Police driving home the no drink-drive message

Drink-driving is continuing to be a major problem on New Zealand roads and one of New Zealand Police’s operational objectives is to reduce road trauma. Leading into the winter sport season, Canterbury Police will focus on sporting clubs and other...... Read More

Two arrested following petrol station burglary

Two 20-year-old men have been arrested in relation to a burglary at a service station on High Street in Leeston, Christchurch, early this morning. Police received a report that four males had smashed a window at the service station at about 2:04am. All...... Read More

Baseball bat armed thieves steal ice cream

Two men armed with baseball bats are believed to have robbed a Christchurch dairy of ice cream overnight. Police are investigating the aggravated robbery of a dairy on Division Street. "At about 9pm, police received a report that four men involved...... Read More

Spate of burglaries at sports clubs

Burglars are targeting sports clubs in south Christchurch, stealing alcohol as the clubs stock up for weekend sales. Christchurch police are investigating the burglaries of four separate sports club rooms over the past month.  Offenders have broken...... Read More

Round the clock police coverage

Police presence in Rolleston is to be boosted to 24/7 thanks to a funding announcement from the government. The funding is part of a $500 million Safer Communities package and will increase police staffing in Rolleston to guarantee a 24/7 patrolling...... Read More

Paragliding crash victim named

Police can now release the name of the man who died in a paragliding crash on Summit Road in Christchurch yesterday. He was James Peter Maaka, 25, from Christchurch. Police’s thoughts are with his family and friends at this time. ... Read More

Judges praise Hororata farm operation

During the 2014–15 season Paul Clement oversaw the transition of the original 145ha Delaborin Farm near Hororata to its current form of 355ha under irrigation, milking 1200 cows.  Paul’s management of the transition and the current operation...... Read More