New Zealand's high drowning figures have prompted Canterbury Rugby League to offer free swimming lessons for children.
The Greymouth Greyhounds will become the first team from the West Coast to play in the Canterbury league premiership next season.
A deal announced today will see the Warriors play an NRL home game in Christchurch every season for the next three years.
The Linwood Keas edged out the Hornby Panthers 16-14 to become Canterbury rugby league premiership champions on Sunday.
Hornby Panthers veteran Corey Lawrie will be in search of a fairytale ending to his career in Sunday’s grand final.
Momentum will be on the Halswell Hornets side as they look to win their sixth match in a row when they take on the Hornby Panthers in Saturday’s preliminary final.
The Hornby Panthers are “itching” to get back on the field for Saturday’s qualifying final against the Linwood Keas after a one week break.
With three games remaining, the minor premiership is still open for most of the eight premier netball sides, while in football Christchurch United look to progress to the Chatham Cup semi-finals.
Sydenham head into Saturday's clash against Linwood after recording the biggest win of the Metro Premier season so far - an impressive 82-0 victory over Christchurch.
Queensland have defeated New South Wales 26-18 in the State of Origin opener in front of 48,613 fans to take a 1-0 lead in the series.
Disgraced former NRL star Jarryd Hayne has been jailed for at least three years after sexually assaulting a woman in her home.
Jaime Cunnigham previews the next round of Christchurch club sport being played at a park near you this weekend.
The first rounds of the Southern League and Canterbury Rugby League premiership saw some close contests and comfortable wins. Jaime Cunningham looks at the key clashes this weekend.
The Kiwi Ferns’ World Cup dreams turned into a nightmare on Sunday, as they were smashed 54-4 by Australia in the final at Old Trafford.
The Kangaroos have delivered an emphatic 30-10 victory in the league World Cup final on Sunday, over a gallant but outclassed Samoa.
The Kiwis are through to the Rugby League World Cup semifinals – but not without an almighty scare from Fiji.