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Cordons have now been lifted following the horror crash.

'It sounded like a bomb': Resident describes enormous bang in horror pursuit crash

An innocent member of the public was killed in the Christchurch collision.


Two car crashes in Canterbury district within 17 minutes

One involved a bus and car.

Watch: Karyn and Donald Cullingford confront a disgrunted customer.

New Zealand's 'rudest' cafe gets new owners

The Cullingfords may have insulted their last customer.

Watch: One Aucklander has been exposing the dangers cyclists face on the roads every day.

'I'm just gobsmacked': Christchurch woman fined for overtaking cyclists

"I've been pulled over for what I do every day."

Fergus Stephen

Missing man Fergus Stephen found 'safe and well'

He hadn't been seen since September.

Watch: 'Brazen' fuel thieves siphoning petrol from underneath cars

Petrol thief's cheeky 'IOU' promise

Caltex Kaiapoi says he "seems to have forgotten to pay".

Mason Pendrous' body was found late last month.

University hall where student was found dead won't be used for first years

Mason Pendrous' body was discovered in his room last month.

Pendrous' body was discovered last month.

Student's body only found after friend 'climbed up over the roof'

A fellow student in the hall "decided something wasn't quite right".

Wilma and Aad van Leewens.

We just want what's fair': Farmers demand MPI compensation after M bovis outbreak

Compensation so far has been slow and small.

Watch: Desperate times, desperate tenants in Tauranga housing shortfall.

Regional property prices jump, main centres slump

The national asking average has hit $685,000.


Young child dead after being struck by forklift in Canterbury

The four-year-old died at the scene.

Police launched a homicide investigation after Tony Waldron was found dead at his home in Rakaia.

Police seize a vehicle, search Christchurch house in hunt for farm worker's killer

Tony Waldron was found dead at his home in Rakaia.

The man's body was discovered on Monday night.

University of Canterbury vows to leave 'no questions left unanswered'

A student's body went unnoticed in the halls of residence for weeks.

The University of Canterbury.

'Tight-knit' Canterbury student community shocked by death

A man's body lay undiscovered in a hall of residence for two months.

The body was discovered at a University of Canterbury residence.

'Inconceivable': University of Canterbury speaks out after student's shock death

Their body had reportedly been there for nearly two months.

The body was discovered at a University of Canterbury residence.

Body found at University of Canterbury residence

The body had reportedly been there for nearly two months.

Police at the scene of the killing near Rakaia.

Police dive squad join investigation into killing of Canterbury farmworker

"We will not rest until we find the person or persons responsible for this horrific crime."

A customer is confronted by the café's owners.

New Zealand's 'rudest cafe' facing closure - report

The new owners of the building which houses the Springfield Store and Cafe want its operators gone.

Rakaia crime scene

Police confirm dead Rakaia man's name

Police have released more details about a man killed on a rural Canterbury property.

Hugh Wilson has been spending the last three decades transforming farmland into native bush.

Canterbury botanist tackling climate change

"I think we're in a major crisis."

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