When people see Graeme Simpson pedalling his penny-farthing towards them, the first thing they usually ask him is "why?"
The little boy who was badly burned on a school trip to a North Canterbury adventure camp has started to talk again - but still has a long recovery ahead including a seven-hour surgery.
A Canterbury high school is spending more than $1 million to convert one of its newest open-plan classrooms back to single rooms.
Two walkers who became lost in the hills above South Canterbury owe their rescue - and maybe even their lives - to a furry four-legged volunteer named Goose.
Former career jockey Jason Laking has hung up his saddle and thrown away the scales to mentor the next generation of top Canterbury riders.
A Kaiapoi motorcyclist who died on a Pike River mine disaster memorial ride at the weekend has been remembered as an exceptional man with a heart of gold.
A Fire and Emergency NZ support vehicle has crashed on its way to fight a blaze in a block of shops in the Mackenzie district this morning.
A motorcyclist has died and another person was injured in a crash that closed the main inland route between Canterbury and Otago for much of Sunday.
A doctor issued medical certificates to some patients, stating the Covid vaccine would not be suitable for them, despite having no sufficient evidence to back up the claim.
A large agriculture business' plan to expand its operation on the outskirts of Rolleston has nearby residents worried it will end up being an “eyesore”.
A review into the stand-off on the roof of a Rolleston youth justice facility in February has revealed more information about the attempted breakout.
The future of Ashburton's Glow in the Park light festival may rely on more sponsorship as the cost of running the event potentially rises from $60,000 to as much as $100,000.
A woman caught driving while allegedly almost seven times the legal alcohol limit told police she had been drinking wine at a funeral.
Two Ashburton district councillors have missed a quarter of council meetings over the past year - one of whom has only been a councillor since May.