A Christchurch customs broking firm has been convicted and fined $3000 for submitting a false customs declaration with the potential to create a serious biosecurity breach.
Police will not lay any charges in relation to the earthquake death at St Christopher's Book Market on Riccarton Rd.
Seven people are in hospital after the four-wheel-drive SUV they were in flipped going round a bend in Christchurch early this morning.
A sex predator who broke into the Christchurch home of a teenage girl and raped her twice in three months has today been jailed for at least 12 years.
Firefighters are continuing to make progress in the Port Hills, almost a week since two devastating fires began in the hills above Christchurch.
Chopper pilot Steve Askin was a hero to his family and two young children.
Cannabis, methamphetamine, firearms and cash have been found on the rural property of a family member of a high-profile dead businessman.
Police have arrested a 47-year-old man accused of robbing a Christchurch bank and fleeing on a mountain bike.
A stage two financial review into the Canterbury district health board points to future financial challenges if no changes are made.
The psychological shock for Christchurch people of yesterday's ‘‘severe'' earthquake should not be underestimated, a University of Otago academic says.
Job numbers and wages rose during the December quarter, with the rebuilding of Canterbury underpinning the figures, while around the country overall job numbers rose but remained below pre-recession levels, as at December 2007.
The rebuilding of Christchurch is bringing migrants and students back to the city, but the slow pace of new-home construction in Canterbury is holding back numbers.
Backpackers are still flocking to Christchurch as a must-stop destination, despite the earthquake-ravaged city's ongoing shaking.
The first multilevel property planned for Christchurch's central-city red zone since the earthquakes is in doubt because of insurance problems.
Labour MP Brendon Burns is gobsmacked at scoring an unprecedented dead heat in a battle for the Christchurch Central electorate seat.
Counselling would be an important tool to help people affected by the Christchurch earthquake, trauma specialists said yesterday.
Police are investigating after a woman cyclist was killed in an accident in Christchurch this morning.
Economics and a clash of personalities point to the New Zealand Open being moved from The Hills to the Clearwater Golf Club next year.
A Christchurch teenager who lost control of his vehicle causing the death of a four-year-old boy has been charged with dangerous driving causing death following police investigations into a May 21 crash.
Staff at two Silver Fern meatworks plants in Christchurch have this morning been called into snap meetings.