Fire crews have spent several hours battling a blaze at a hotel in the Selwyn district.
Migrant families are said to be facing further drawbacks which is contributing to Mid Canterbury's labour and employment troubles.
A relative of the man who arrived home to find his three children dead last week - allegedly at the hands of their mother - will arrive in New Zealand today to support him.
Some unsettled weather looks to be on the way for the South Island, bringing heavy rain, strong winds and the chance of thunderstorms in some places.
Lockdown and the end of the transtasman bubble has had a devastating impact on South Island ski fields, leading to more than $3 million in wage subsidy claims.
A Christchurch photographer seriously injured in a wedding day helicopter crash says she hopes to reunite with the couple and document their second wedding day.
Family and friends of the Dickason family are at a loss to comprehend what went wrong in the lead-up to the death of the couple's three children in Timaru this week.
The wider family of three young South African girls who died weeks after arriving in New Zealand with their parents will be considered for emergency MIQ spaces, a Government official says.
The mother of three little girls found dead in a Timaru house has appeared in court charged with their murders.
Police have arrested and charged a 40-year-old woman with murder in relation to the death of three children in Timaru last night.
Police have confirmed three children, all aged under 10, have died at a property in Timaru - and the family involved had only recently arrived in NZ from South Africa.
Jade and Rob Whaley were watching TV at home in Timaru last night when they heard moaning and then a "loud bang" coming from a property where three people were found dead.
Some Ashburton councillors have had a crack at "entitled young people" in response to the district's labour shortage headaches.
Residents are on high alert after another spate of vehicle thefts and break-ins in the Selwyn district.
Police have launched a homicide investigation after finding three people dead at a residential address in Timaru overnight.
A consortium of local and international businesses aims to build a waste-to-energy plant in South Canterbury, capable of preventing 350,000 tonnes of rubbish from going to landfill each year.
A collective of South Canterbury catchment-based groups of farmers and rural communities has marked its first year.