A man wanted by police for allegedly stealing from women he
met through internet dating sites will remain in custody
after appearing in the Christchurch District Court yesterday.
A fish salvage operation in the Tekapo hydro canal is under
way as part of the second phase of work to repair the canal's
Almost 20ha of land beside Lake Pukaki, earmarked more than
50 years ago as the place where the town of Twizel was to be
relocated to, is to go under the hammer.
Environment Canterbury (Ecan) has started conducting blood
tests on wild rabbits to relay information to farmers that
North Otago populations of the pests are becoming more
resistant to the deadly calicivirus.
A Christchurch man received burns to his arm and leg when the
lpg cylinder he was attending to caught fire at the Glendhu
Bay Lakeside Holiday Park late yesterday morning.
Firefighters are battling a large scrub fire in West Melton -
the latest in a spate of fires in Canterbury in the last 24
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