The elderly are set to be hit hard by a Canterbury District Health Board cost-cutting drive designed to save $56.9 million.
A drug-runner claims she was pressured into smuggling nearly $1 million of cocaine into Christchurch Airport by a syndicate who sent her a graphic video showing the savage murder of a family member.
The armed offenders squad was called out after a man threatened people in Christchurch this morning.
Michael Franks recently signed the dotted line on a house in Christchurch with his partner - and says a short term drop in prices wasn't likely to stir up any buyers regret.
A legal challenge to the way the University of Otago selects students for its medical programme has made it to the High Court at Christchurch.
The Christchurch skier who survived a 400m fall down Mt Aspiring thought he was going to die from hypothermia.
Data leaked by a Chinese company on prominent New Zealanders could be linked to attempts to influence New Zealand politics and business, says Canterbury University professor Anne-Marie Brady.
There seems no guarantee a memorial entrance will be installed at a cemetery and a settlers’ headstones will be restored before anniversary celebrations in Akaroa.
Sports Minister Grant Robertson says the Wallabies are likely to stay in an existing isolation facility in Christchurch when they arrive for two Bledisloe Cup matches next month.
One lucky person from Canterbury won $5.5 million after winning Powerball and Lotto First Division last night.
It cost nearly $40,000 to fly the man responsible for the Christchurch mosque attacks to and from Christchurch in an Air Force Hercules for his sentencing.
Hellers Ltd has been sentenced at the Christchurch District Court and ordered to pay more than $250,000 after a worker lost four fingers in a machine used to process meat.
More than 1000 car parks are being planned for near Christchurch Hospital, putting an end to "parking woes", the Government says.
Up to 14 police vehicles were parked outside a Christchurch property on Wednesday morning as officers carried out a search warrant.