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Fatal crash on SH1 south of Templeton

SH1 Main South Road is currently closed between Dawsons Road and Weedons Ross Road following a fatal crash between a car and a truck at approximately 12.30pm today (24 November 2014).

Blustery spring weather to continue

The windy spring weather is set to continue this week, with several fronts bringing bouts of rain to western areas, and warm temperatures with blustery northwest winds in the east.

Beef + Lamb NZ calls for annual meeting remits

Beef + Lamb New Zealand is calling for remits to next year’s annual meeting, being held on Tuesday 10 March in the Southern South Island electorate.

Livestock farmers who want to propose written remits are invited to submit them by 7 January 2015.

Builder fined $18k for breaching WorkSafe prohibition notice

Builder Grant Collings was fined $18,000 in the Christchurch District Court today for breaching a WorkSafe New Zealand prohibition notice which was issued to prevent worker’s from the continued risk of a likelihood of serious harm.

Strong visitor arrivals heading into summer

Tourism New Zealand is welcoming the ongoing growth in holiday visitor arrivals - up 6.4 for the year ending October - pushing total holiday arrivals to 1.3 million visitors.

Otago's theology and public issues post to Belfast researcher

Dr David Tombs, a leading public theology and reconciliation researcher working in Northern Ireland, will take up the University of Otago’s Howard Paterson Chair in Theology and Public Issues in January.

Dirty accomodation and smelly travellers among top gripes

Dirty accommodation, loud, arrogant tourists and smelly airline passengers are among the biggest irritations when travelling, according to the annual survey of New Zealand travellers carried out by Southern Cross Travel Insurance (SCTI).

New light shed on Christchurch’s Victoria Square

Unravelling the rich history of one of Christchurch’s iconic precincts is the focus of the latest book from Canterbury University Press (CUP).

Chch City Council on track for consents accreditation

Christchurch City Council is in the final stages of proving it is at a standard to achieve accreditation as a Building Consent Authority.

Countdown calling for cracker Christmas nominations

Countdown stores around the country are calling out for people to nominate a deserving individual or family to receive $500 of groceries to make Christmas a little easier this year.

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