Police are using army personnel to search the Kate Valley Landfill on Thursday for clues for the whereabouts of Christchurch missing man Michael McGrath.
The alternate highway has put pressure on infrastructure with the toilets in particular taking a hammering since November.
A road rage incident in Amberley has left a man with a broken tooth after he was punched by another motorist on Saturday.
The first of four temporary homes has arrived in Waiau from Rawhiti Domain.
The planned Hurunui Heartland Cycle Tour can move forward with well-known Mark Inglis named as its new coordinator.
Long distance running is in Nina Ericson's blood and she showed it winning the junior section of the Hanmer Four Square Half Marathon recently.
A man was airlifted to Christchurch Hospital after the tree he was cutting down fell on him near Kaikoura.
Two good samaritans couldn't save a diver who died near Kaikoura on Sunday.
Motorists looking to fuel-up their vehicles in a small rural township will have to find somewhere else - the only fuel station is closing.
The Australian expert headhunted to oversee the $2 billion rebuild of earthquake-battered road and rail around Kaikoura is leaving the role just months into the job.