An "adventurous" woman likely drowned in a Canterbury river while high on hallucinogenic drugs, a coroner has ruled.
A South Island pilot who died when the plane he was flying to Rangiora crashed has been remembered as "the best father anyone could wish for".
Waimakariri District Council's chief executive hopes an investigation into local government meetings will help boost public confidence.
The rescue helicopter crew who flew to the scene of a light plane crash in the Southern Alps believe the crash was "unsurvivable".
Bad weather is delaying attempts to reach a light plane that came down in the Southern Alps yesterday.
A father who deliberately drove off the road at 130km/h, killing his 6-year-old son in a fiery crash near the Rangiora Racecourse has today been jailed for five years.
The Coastguard says the family of four whose boat became stuck on the Kaikōura coast over the weekend rescued themselves.
An innovative lifestyle option will soon become available at Kairaki Beach, east of Kaiapoi, with 40 sections for non-permanent buildings to be offered for lease.
The Waimakariri and Hurunui district councils are continuing to process high numbers of consents for new houses, as the housing boom shows no signs on letting up.
State Highway 1 near Clarence has reopened after a collision between a bus and car left one person with critical injuries.
Police issued 21 fines in five hours to motorists caught crossing the centre line on the same bend in North Canterbury last week.
Kaikoura has the potential to become an international hub for marine research and education - if it can get the funding.
A man who claims he "found" a 250kg century-old Maori carving on a dirt road - which took six police officers to lift - was considering selling the Kaiapoi artefact before police raided his home.
Direct bus services connecting Rangiora and Kaiapoi to Christchurch have continued to be well-supported, despite the challenges of Covid-19.
Hurunui Mayor Marie Black is hopeful the doors of the Waikari Hospital will open again in the not too distant future.
Thirty humpback whales cruising along the Kaikoura coastline gave spotters an exciting shift during the Great Kaikoura Whale Count.
Canterbury residents are being urged to watch for rapidly rising streams and rivers, surface flooding and slips after a heavy rain warning was issued.