The popular sunflowers near Oamaru are in full bloom - and they're attracting more than just birds.
People in the public gallery of the Oamaru District Court were in tears yesterday as a Palmerston woman admitted causing the deaths of two people while she was drink-driving near Macraes last year.
A mother of two was left "shocked" after she was told by a lifeguard to move while breastfeeding her child on the side of a pool.
Police say they are paying extra attention to driver behaviour at Canterbury intersections after two crashes in which vehicles overturned.
Waimakariri District Council's new chief executive is set to trade managing the South Island’s roads for local government.
A business coalition to develop a market for NZ deer velvet as a health-food ingredient in China has been launched at an event in Christchurch.
Temperatures across Canterbury pushed into the mid-thirties and beyond today, with Ashburton and Temuka climbing toward a sweltering 40C.
Temperatures in South Canterbury have soared above 36 deg C as parts of the South Island swelter in "stupidly hot" weather.
Police have named the pedestrian who was hit by a truck and died near Cave, inland from Timaru, on Thursday.
Land in the Selwyn district is selling so quickly there are little-to-no sections left for new builds.
Canterbury man Gavin Hunt’s restored 1903 Darracq represented state-of-the-art technology in its day and is still an eye-catcher.
Forward planning is essential to meet the demands of rapid growth in Woodend, Ravenswood and Pegasus, says the local community board chairwoman.
Scientists using drones and satellite images have found gullies up to 30m in length developing in less than a week along a stretch of Canterbury coastline.
The Department of Conservation says it is making good progress investigating a report of vehicles driving through a black-billed gull nesting colony in North Canterbury.
Storm slab avalanches large enough to injure or kill a person have been sighted at Aoraki/Mt Cook after heavy summer snowfall.
Parts of the South could be in for some rough weather in the next 24 hours, including heavy rain for the West Coast and strong winds for Clutha, Southland and Canterbury.
A 4WD safari into the high country on Valentine’s Day aims to generate some love for the Mt Somers Walkway Society.