The thefts have angered Surf Life Saving New Zealand, which says it won’t be able to replace them for the summer.
It's been a year of success for Christchurch Boys' High's Rico Syme capped off by winning the senior rugby player of the year award at the school's prize-giving.
Canterbury fans will get the opportunity to witness the biggest talking point of the Rugby League World Cup on Saturday – Tonga.
A number of Sumner Rugby Club players have been keeping in shape over the off-season by competing in the Spring Sevens Cup at Hoon Hay Park.
Canterbury United Pride captain Annalie Longo has been named women’s player of the year at the 2017 New Zealand Football Awards.
Cashmere High have won the inaugural South Island secondary school ultimate frisbee championships known as the 'Ultimate Champs".
St Andrew's College girls won their division at the junior volleyball championships during the weekend.
St Margaret's student Emily Wium cleaned up at the school's sports awards taking home both sportswoman of the year and outstanding sporting achievement.
Smalls Strokes Synchro team placed third at the nationals, quite a feat when you consider they traion in a pool that is not deep enough due to the lack of facilities in Canterbury for the sport.
Christchurch Boys’ High’s top cricketers have been forced to choose between their school or Canterbury due to a calendar log jam caused by next year’s under-19 Cricket World Cup. There is even more at stake for those competing at both the First XI Cup tournament and national under-19 tournament this year. Following the tournaments New Zealand Cricket will name their squad for the Under-19 Cricket World Cup being hosted in New Zealand over January and February.