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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.

Heavy rain is predicted to set in over Nelson towards midday.

South Island readies for downpour

Parts of the South Island have been told to prepare for more wet weather.

The sign posted on the boat shed showing correspondence between the burglar and owner.

Akaroa police probe curious case of the Jones Bay boat sheds

One was broken into and the owner's belongings replaced.

The rider will be flown to hospital.

Three motorcycle crashes in a day

There have been three motorcycle crashes in a day in Canterbury, one of which was fatal.

Michael Gardiner was struck by a car as he was climbing out of a ditch.

Man run over after surviving initial Canterbury car crash named

Michael Gardiner died trying to get out of the ditch his car crashed into.


Person escapes crash only to be hit by another car

The person died at the scene in Canterbury.

"Taken shortly before they went to shut down a party and ruin more young people's fun."

Police live-blog New Year's Eve antics

"Now get to bed and you kids get off our lawn!"

The helicopter crew picked up a solo woman tramper and took her to Christchurch Hospital.

Tramper rescued from Canterbury hills

A woman tramper has been rescued from Te Araroa Trail near Lake Coleridge in Canterbury.

Newshub spoke to a witness at the scene of the crash.

Two killed in fiery high-speed crash in Canterbury

Emergency crews are still at the scene of this morning's collision.


Richie McCaw battles Canterbury blaze from the skies

The former All Black took on the Christmas Day fire.


Homes evacuated after fire roars out of control in Canterbury

Five helicopters and around 20 ground vehicles have partially contained the blaze near Hororata.

Stop-go workers will be a familiar sight to motorists on SH1 this summer.

Stop-go workers keep motorists happy while waiting

Drivers on the quake-damaged SH1 will encounter many sets of roadworks over the holidays.

Acting Senior Sergeant Julie Fifield and Senior Constable Bruce Ward

Canterbury police, local business fill Santa's shoes

The community came together to save Christmas for one lucky family.

All that remains of one home in Rolleston.

Firefighters help save Christmas for one family

Two homes have been completely burned to the ground in Rolleston.

NZ police

Holiday road toll at four

One person died when they hit a tree, another after rolling down a bank.


DoC volunteer dies in fall at Mt Somers

A man has been found dead at Mt Somers near Pinnacles Hut after an apparent fall.

Emergency services were called to Kairaki Beach about 1:20pm.

Police ask for jet-skier death witnesses

Police have appealed for information from the public following the death of a jet-skier at the mouth of the Waimakariri River.

Emma Beattie.

Options 'exhausted' in search for Emma Beattie

The search for the missing Rangiora woman is being scaled back.

Diversions were put in place after the accident and police are still investigating the cause.

Police seeking witness in Canterbury crash

Police are appealing for a doctor who assisted at the scene of a Canterbury crash to come forward.

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