Latest Canterbury, New Zealand Stories

New Zealand's Aoraki Mackenzie Named World's Largest International Dark Sky Reserve
2012-06-10 03:00:04

Over 1,600 square miles of New Zealandʼs South Island have just been proclaimed as an International Dark Sky Reserve, making it the largest in the world.

2010-12-22 00:01:39

Christchurch Airport’s new multimedia design experience provides travellers with a virtual South Island journey.

2008-10-07 15:00:20

The plan covering 8000 hectares of land in south-west Christchurch was released on September 3, 2008. So far it has attracted little publicity. The plan itself came complete with a generous collection of publicity material.

2008-10-06 15:00:25

By YARDLEY, Mike It's nearly as certain as death and taxes - law and order, being a top-tier election issue. With Christchurch experiencing a mini crimewave this week, and violent crime continuing to surge, law and order is a perennial concern.

2008-10-01 15:00:27

By COMER, Rachael SOUTH CANTERBURY will serve as the backdrop for a romantic movie being produced by a Geraldine man. Peter Frahm will begin production on Monday of The China Cup, a screenplay he has written and will also star in.

2008-09-29 14:41:05

By WYLIE, Katie An estimated 2000 people gave love, and fashion, a bad name in central Christchurch last night.

2008-09-26 15:00:24

By GORMAN, Paul Polluting farmers should be jailed, says Environment Minister Trevor Mallard. He told the Water and Wastes Association conference in Christchurch this week that he supported tougher sentences and even jail for serious water polluters.

2008-09-21 15:00:27

By CREAN, Mike Many health professionals remember Ross Fairgray with affection. As Medical Superintendent of Christchurch Hospital, Fairgray "went the extra mile" to make staff feel valued.

2008-09-18 18:00:29

At this time a few years ago, the late Roland Clark (Nor-wester) and neighbours planned to host farm foresters from across the South Island. Then, the Canterbury Plains presented a model of innovative shelter- belt and tree-plot planting.

2008-09-16 15:00:21

By BRISTOW, Robyn A small hydro scheme on the Rakaia River would boost Canterbury's ability to meet growing power demand in the farming industry, says an Auckland-based economist.

Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]