Sunday, April 30, 2017


Police to target winter sport after-match functions

After-match functions during the winter sports season will be targeted in a bid to curb drink driving and road trauma.

Kaikoura earthquake shake greater than Christchurch

Readings taken at the North Canterbury town of Waiau during the November event proved a new record for vertical ground acceleration, reaching 3g, or 30 times the force an airliner passenger feels at take-off.

Inland route to Kaikoura open

The inland route to Kaikoura has reopened after rain forced its closure on Thursday.

Earthquake damaged war memorials fixed by Anzac Day

Earthquake damaged war memorials in Waiau and Spotswood are expected to be fixed by Anzac Day.

State Highway 1 reopens, 500 tonnes of rubble removed

After the removal of 500 tonnes of material and boulders, State Highway 1 south of Kaikoura reopened on Tuesday morning.

Serious crash thought to be double fatality

Two people are believed to have died after a car and truck collided in Culverden.

North Canterbury lower speed limits could be permanent

Reduced speed limits in North Canterbury and on the Christchurch to Picton alternate route to make it safer in the wake of the Kaikoura earthquake could be made permanent.

SH1 will close south of Kaikoura for emergency work

State Highway 1, south of Kaikoura, will be closed to all traffic from March 26 to April 4 to enable emergency slip face stabilisation work to be carried out.

Stolen custom buggy from tetraplegic ‘gut-wrenching’

"They could just drop it off somewhere without pulling anything off it or hurting it, and all is forgiven. I don't hold grudges, I just want my buggy back."

Total fire ban lifted in Hurunui

A total fire ban in the Hurunui District has been lifted.