Canterbury

Man arrested for alleged groping

Police have arrested a man who allegedly groped a female passenger on a trans-Tasman Jetstar flight. Police were called to Christchurch Airport just after 2.30am on Saturday. "The man was arrested for assault. It was a complaint of a man sexually...... Read More

Fatal two-car crash in Christchurch

One person has died and another seriously injured as a result of a two-car crash in Christchurch overnight. A police spokesperson says the crash happened on Kelly’s Road in Mairehau shortly after 10pm. “One person died in the crash and...... Read More

UPDATE: Christchurch teen found safe and well

UPDATE 9:25pm: A 13-year-old boy who was previously reported missing in Christchurch this afternoon has now been found. A short police statement has confirmed Alexander Donaldson is safe and well. "Thanks to the public for their help in...... Read More

Lloyd makes NZ U21 side

Mid Canterbury netballer Kate Lloyd’s outstanding 2017 just keeps getting better. Fresh off the back of being called in to the Mainland Tactix squad as injury cover, the 1.92-metre defender was yesterday named in the Netball New Zealand Under...... Read More

Timaru Police looking for missing man

Timaru Police are looking for missing man 53-year-old Murray Wall. Mr Wall has been reported to be missing since 4:30am yesterday and was last seen at his home address in Highfield, Timaru. He is believed to be wearing jeans and a long sleeved...... Read More

Appeal launched for missing man

Christchurch Police have launched an appeal for sightings of missing 49-year-old Michael Craig McGrath. Michael was last seen on Sunday evening at his home address in Halswell. Police have admitted they have concerns for his welfare. Michael is described...... Read More

Silver Fern Farms’ restructure was unlawful

Silver Fern Farms has been found to have acted unlawfully during a staff restructure at its Fairton Meatworks plant. The Meatworkers Union complained to the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) following concerns that the restructure in 2015 was not...... Read More

Alarm could have prevented Jubilee sinking

An alarm system may have prevented the sinking of a ship off the Banks Peninsula that claimed the lives of three crewman, an official inquiry has found. The 90-tonne fishing boat the Jubilee, sank near the South Island peninsula on October 18, 2015. A...... Read More

Schools rule out early starts for under fives

Despite education reforms being rolled out across the country, Mid Canterbury schools will not be changing their stance on allowing children under the age of five to enrol in primary school. A change in the Education (Update) Amendment Bill now gives...... Read More

Striving to keep Cantabrians well

Canterbury DHB's performance in Quarter 3 of the 2016/2017 National Health Targets show the DHB continues to strive toward keeping Cantabrians well. Mary Gordon, Canterbury DHB acting chief executive, says the DHB has done exceptionally well considering...... Read More