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Cyclone Gita: How it will affect you

Schools and roads closed, mass transport cancellations, heavy rain and wind warnings in place.

His death has been referred to the coroner.

Man killed in South Canterbury crash overnight

His death has been referred to the coroner.

Police Commissioner Mike Bush outside Te Omeka, the Justice and Emergency Precinct, at it's opening in September.

Christchurch police move headquarters

They'll now share a building with other emergency services.

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One dead after car crashes down bank

Another person is in Timaru Hospital with moderate injuries.


Tourists in deadly crash had only just arrived

The UK pair were T-boned by a steel truck.

Two dogs Tahi and Nala have been recruited to hunt down Chilean Needle Grass.

Invasive Chilean Needle Grass fought by new detector dogs

Tahi and Nala are joining the fight to stop its spread.

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Measles warning for Christchurch after 11yo contracts virus

Officials are working to contain any potential spread.

Another two properties have been confirmed to have the disease.

Two more properties confirmed with cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis

A farm in Southland and Waitaki are now confirmed to have the disease.


Giant penis mapped in sky a 'regular flying pattern'

It had internet users baffled, but it's actually completely normal.

It's been accused of "Jetstar geography", and urged to seek help.

Jetstar ridiculed after mixing up Wellington and Canterbury

It's been accused of "Jetstar geography", and urged to seek help.

Brendon Laughton was last seen in Clifton, Christchurch at 7:20am on Monday.

Police ask public for help in locating missing Christchurch man

Brendon Laughton was last seen in Clifton on Monday morning.


Fire breaks out in West Melton, Canterbury

Three people have been taken to hospital with smoke inhalation.


Cattle stolen, slaughtered on Banks Peninsula

The hides of seven beasts were left hanging on a property fence.

Chickens have it good these days, in a way.

Repeat of the poultry apocalypse unlikely

In 1973, thousands of chickens died in a heatwave. Today's chooks have technology on their side.

"This is my 'normal'," a boy says in a Canterbury police family violence video.

Police video exposes harm caused by family violence

This year has not got off to a good start, statistics show.

A large crack splits a road in the suburb of New Brighton on February 25, 2011 in Christchurch.

Aftershocks still shaking Christchurch seven years after quake

Just last week the city was rocked by four small earthquakes.

Luckily people aren't angry that their shoes have been stolen, Cooper's owner says.

Cat burglar terrorises Canterbury with brazen shoe thefts

"At first it was sports shoes, then he moved on to jandals."

Severe weather is about to bring "extremely hazardous" conditions.

'Take shelter': Tornado warning for South Canterbury

MetService warns they could "blow vehicles off the road".

Nismo, a keen fan of Rangiora public transport.

Adventurous Canterbury dog catches bus by himself

Nismo's appreciation for public transport has been applauded by the Mayor.

Peter Johns, 82, has collected 140,000 insects in his entomology career.

Christchurch bug expert has his 140,000 specimens immortalised

It will take Canterbury Museum four years to collate all the specimens collected by Peter Johns during his 57-year career.

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