Firefighters have spent the night monitoring two large scrub fires in Canterbury which are now under control.
Fire crews are battling a large out-of-control fire near the Canterbury resort town of Hanmer Springs.
A heartbroken Canterbury mum has spoken out about her "kind, steady and loving" teenage son who died tragically after falling 30 metres down a hill.
A man who murdered a North Canterbury schoolgirl and buried her in a shallow grave - placing an old car bonnet and a dead cat on top of her crude resting place - has been refused parole.
A close-knit Canterbury community is in shock after a teenager died from injuries suffered at the weekend.
A petition opposing a planned quarry at the Rangiora Racecourse has drawn more than 4000 signatures.
A glitzy extravaganza will light up Rangiora for four nights this month as organisers forge ahead with the Rangiora Light and Sound Festival.
Three people are in hospital and staff and shoppers were evacuated from a North Canterbury mall and nearby shops after reports of a gas leak.
A group set up in North Canterbury to "rescue unwanted or dumped chickens" has launched a fundraising page.
North Canterbury drivers can expect significant delays during their morning commute to Christchurch over the next month for road resurfacing.
A beacon of light will shine in Rangiora next month with a four-night Light and Sound Festival planned at Victoria Park.
A Canterbury farmer says venison returns this season will suffer as a result of Covid-19 and its impact on the restaurant trade.
An Environment Canterbury councillor has voiced his "absolute anger" over the regional council felling 500 trees at a regional park near Rangiora without consultation.
Motorists are being warned to expect "significant delays" when crossing the Waimakariri Bridge due to resurfacing work.
Mary Holloway has been elected to the Hurunui District Council following a by-election for the West Ward.