A 4.5% rise in Environment Canterbury's rates take is
proposed for the next financial year, with most of the extra
going into improving the region's water and air quality.
Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group (Yili) confirmed
plans to invest a further $400 million in its Oceania Dairy
factory in Glenavy, at the official opening of its $236
million factory yesterday.
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.
Water will again feature in the Twizel Hard Labour weekend
treble of multisport events as kayaking returns for the first
time since 2009.
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
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