Police are keeping an eye on a planned Crate Day event at a Canterbury river.
A young teen with a passion for horses died when she fell from her "project horse" - an animal she was forbidden to ride until it was fully trained.
More people are using public transport in Canterbury - but there are not enough buses to keep up with the growing demand, ECan says.
After spotting a Clydesdale at the 1995 Oxford A&P Show, Margo Vliet Vlieland turned to her husband Alan and told him: “I want one of those horses with the fluffy feet.”
Dux Angelina Trail has been at Ashburton Christian School since she was five - and is sad to leave it behind as she moves on to a new challenge.
Applications have been made to develop a $200m equine stud and equestrian centre next to Lake Hood in Ashburton.
A vehicle has crashed into the side of the Rakaia River Bridge in South Canterbury, causing major traffic issues for those travelling on State Highway 1.
A street in the Canterbury town of Fairlie has been partly closed because council officials say there is a severe risk of asbestos contamination from a burnt-out building.
A person has been airlifted to Christchurch Hospital in a serious condition after being hit by a vehicle on State Highway 1.
A Christmas Grotto, a pool party, movies, stories, crafts, carols and a gift-giving tree are all helping to bring some Christmas cheer to Kaikoura.
A Rangiora restaurant owner who underpaid a former employee and took money from his wages has been ordered to repay almost $30,000 dollars in arrears.
Rangiora artist Mel Eaton has completed her award-winning mural, Floating with Whio, at Dudley Park.
Most seniors are free to enjoy the company of friends, travel and retirement - but sadly for a growing number of North Canterbury pensioners life inadvertently throws them a curve ball.
A record number of food parcels has been handed out at the Kaiapoi food bank as it braces for the Christmas rush.