Canterbury

Climbing dangers outlined

The deaths of two climbers in accidents on consecutive days last year in the Aoraki-Mt Cook region have shown the dangers of either underestimating conditions or overestimating capabilities, Canterbury coroner Richard McElrea said.

Kayak race returns

Water will again feature in the Twizel Hard Labour weekend treble of multisport events as kayaking returns for the first time since 2009.

Man remanded in custody

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.

Canal work progresses

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 lining starts.

Intended Twizel site for auction

Intended Twizel site for auction

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.

Calicivirus losing its effectiveness

Calicivirus losing its effectiveness

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.

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