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Rain forced the closure of the main highway passing through the small South Island town.

Cheviot paying the price for heavy rainfall

Rain forced the closure of the main highway passing through the small South Island town.

Police, Canterbury

Hostage jumps from car to escape

the car then crashed, and the offender fled.

The region has faced flooding this year after intense rainfall.

Record-breaking rain for Canterbury

The region has already exceeded its average annual rainfall - and there are more than three months to go.

Labour cancels photo op over 'flooded river' despite no flooding

The river wasn't flooded, but Ardern's photo op was still cancelled.

Members of the public are warned not to approach him.

Canterbury police hunt man with gang connections

Members of the public are warned not to approach him.


4.3 magnitude earthquake in Canterbury

The Culverden quake is categorised as "moderate".


Snow leaves truck drivers stranded overnight

Drivers were left to sleep in their vehicles on Canterbury's Lewis Pass.

Police have cordoned off the scene.

Homicide investigation into Canterbury death

A man's body was discovered at the Waimakariri River bed on Monday night.

Sam Mahon's controversial statue of Nick Smith was delivered to the Environment Canterbury offices today.

Nick Smith not bothered by squatting Nick Smith statue

The controversial sculpture depicts Environment Minister Nick Smith squatting over a glass of water.

A collapsed building after the 7.1 magnitude quake struck on September 4th, 2010.

Issues remain seven years after Christchurch earthquake

Numerous unresolved quake insurance claims are still outstanding.

Sam Mahon's latest artwork.

Statue depicts Nick Smith with pants down

The artist plans to put it outside the offices of Environment Canterbury.

Police are investigating the killing of five of the last 35 remaining members of a breed of sheep.

Police investigate bizarre sheep killing

The killed sheep were five of the last 35 remaining members of the Campbell Island breed.

Canterbury social workers have walked 100km to have their voices heard.

Social workers march to Chch rally

The workers are gathering to protest poverty, inequality, homelessness and underfunding.

Canterbury players celebrate a try during the round three Mitre 10 Cup match against Hawke's Bay.

Cantabs roll through Magpies

Rookie first-five Brett Cameron scored 23 points on the 53-10 win.


Augmented reality game changes the scape of kids' playgrounds

The country's first 'smart playground' is causing some controversy.

puppy on Canterbury Police Facebook

Canterbury police win Facebook with legendary GoT posts

The finale is a big deal for many, including the police.


Labour pledges $300m Christchurch recovery fund

The fund will "get things moving on Canterbury's terms, not Wellington's terms."

Environment Canterbury councillor released a music video to highlight freshwater pollution.

Freshwater pollution leads to 'Bad Blood'

A Canterbury councillor has released a Taylor Swift inspired music video.


Second-hand shop attracts bus-loads

The tiny Canterbury attraction is stopping traffic.

Canterbury residents affected by the 2010 and 2011 earthquake have been urged to contact their insurers.

Quake claimants urged to contact insurer

The different interpretations of the Limitations Act has led to the advise.

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