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Vaguely addressed package finds its way

"On a farm, situated up a long drive with cows, opposite Cust pub or thereabouts. "


Hunters take part in South Canterbury wallaby hunt

They're hoping to do their bit for conservation and remove the pests from the Waimate hills.

Cold nights are ahead with South Islanders set to freeze.

Temperatures to plummet to near zero this weekend

Cold nights are ahead with South Islanders set to freeze.

A self-piloted air taxi is being tested in Canterbury.

World-first air taxi to be tested in Canterbury

There are hopes it could lead to a fully operational fleet in years to come.

A dog underwater.

Canterbury pool goes to the dogs

Oxford Community Aquatic Centre is hosting a one off dog event before closing for winter.


Lost dog Roger returns to owner who hired helicopter to find him

"I can't believe how happy, how relieved I am," his emotional owner told Newshub.

Roger has been missing since last Wednesday.

Canterbury man's incredible effort to find missing dog

He's put out hundreds of flyers and even chartered a helicopter in his search for Roger.


University of Canterbury's student army cleans up historic WWII site

More than 1000 students were out of bed early on Saturday.

'Rocky' was blown up while State Highway 1 north and south of Kaikoura was closed.

Kaikoura's dangling boulder 'Rocky' blown up

SH1 was reopened after its destruction.

The pile of more than 500 tyres is still smouldering.

North Canterbury tyre fire being treated as suspicious

A pile of more than 500 tyres is still smoldering.

Heavy rain and gale-force winds are expected to hit the South Island on Sunday.

Extreme winds and wet weather for South Island on Sunday

Parts of Westland, Canterbury, Otago and Fiordland are expecting up to 200mm of rain.


Family glued to the TV as Garcia Knight battled for Olympic medal

The 20-year-old Cantabrian was the centre of attention.

EQC chair Sir Maarten Wevers has resigned.

EQC chair resigns, independent advisor to help settle claims

"For the around 2600 people with unresolved claims, being stuck in limbo is unacceptable." - Minister.


Ardern to attend Christchurch quake anniversary

This year's memorial theme is 'keeping their dreams alive'.


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.

Getty car wheel

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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