A Papanui father has spent a night in hospital after he suffered burns trying to fight a fire in his home on Monday.
A Christchurch couple have been the victims of a brutal attack after a music festival.
A St Margaret's student is off to the United States after receiving a prestigious scholarship to New Jersey's Ivy League Princeton University.
"There was some heroic work done in denying many houses to the fire by all sorts of people."
An official opening for Blossoms Educare Rolleston was held last week. Children attending will have access to 3500sqm of outdoor play area.
The Little Rakaia Boating Club are seeking funding to repair a ramp, breakwater and foreshore area damaged in a 2008 storm. They say the area is important or both search and rescue and recreational purposes.
Young siblings Samantha and Alexander Lascelles have come home with a huge medal haul after during the recent surf lifesaving regional championship.
Viola player Bryony Gibson-Cornish is returning to her old school to take up a residency in April.
The Boyle name is synonymous with cricket in Canterbury – now Matt Boyle looks set to be the latest cab off the rank after a blistering summer to date.
South Brighton finished second at the weekend’s Southern Regional Championships on New Brighton Beach.
Fifteen-year-old Alexandra Watson plays five instruments, is studying music courses at university in her spare time, and dreams of working for NASA. In July, she will be the only musician outside of the United Kingdom to perform at the National Schools Symphony Orchestra of Great Britain.
Ropable, by Ross Gumbley and Allison Horsley, directed by Ross Gumbley, The Court Theatre. Reviewed by Barry Southam