A Christchurch teenager has become the youngest winner ever of the Canterbury Open.
Ten-year-old Peter tells his mum he wants to die. His mum and his school principal were told by a district health board psychologist he would have to wait until he was 17 and in the court system before he can get the helps he needs.
After seeing the devastation of last year's Port Hills fires, land owners are now factoring in what precautions can be taken to reduce fire risk. With a large amount of vegetation and urban sprawl now on the hill Fire and Emergency NZ are urging land owners to do what they can to prevent another devastating incident.
Though he only learned how to row last year, this Christchurch surf life saver is attempting to be the first New Zealander to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
'The children were bouncing around like ping-pong balls in their turtle positions.' It is an image many of Canterbury's 10,000 teachers saw at 12.51pm, February 22, 2011.
Lyttelton's ghostly goat man, Airbnb's pushing people out of their homes, the flashest loos in the country plus a look a new series casting a spotlight on Canterbury's suicide rate.
Last year in Canterbury, 87 people died by suicide. It is the highest number in the region for the past 10 years. Canterbury, we need to talk.
The mysterious haunting of a Lyttelton cemetery by the "goat man" and the time school pupils secretly started digging under the floorboards as part of great 'escape' are some of the tales being told by a new app.
Former Canterbury left-arm spinner Andrew Nuttall will be the oldest player in the New Zealand squad to contest the inaugural Over-50s Cricket World Cup in Sydney this month. Cricket is in the genes - his son Ed is a current pace bowler for Canterbury. Ed gave dads bowling a test before he heads away for the tournament.
It is a first for local body politics in Christchurch. A community board getting ready to sack its deputy chairman on Monday. So what did he do?