Firefighters have spent the night monitoring two large scrub fires in Canterbury which are now under control.
Skiers at Mt Hutt will be able to get to the top of the mountain nearly three times faster when a new chair lift is installed next year.
Fire crews are battling a large out-of-control fire near the Canterbury resort town of Hanmer Springs.
A heartbroken Canterbury mum has spoken out about her "kind, steady and loving" teenage son who died tragically after falling 30 metres down a hill.
Fire and Emergency NZ is urging Cantabrians to think about the weather before lighting any fires this spring.
Canterbury writer Pauline Roberts has penned her first published book - a tribute to her late son and a guide to help others find joy in their life after a loss.
Porters Pass and the Lindis Pass are expected to get snow showers from Thursday afternoon, the MetService says.
A man who murdered a North Canterbury schoolgirl and buried her in a shallow grave - placing an old car bonnet and a dead cat on top of her crude resting place - has been refused parole.
The government is committing $11.6 million from its infrastructure fund towards an upgrade of Timaru's Theatre Royal.
A "fountain of sewage" erupted in Selwyn today, after a valve on a pipe near Christchurch malfunctioned.
A close-knit Canterbury community is in shock after a teenager died from injuries suffered at the weekend.