Firefighters say they could have been pulling a body from a smoke-logged Timaru house.
A two-car collision in an 100kmh zone in South Canterbury could have been much worse, police say.
Alan 'Redbeard' Pritchard is looking for a new nickname.
As a 500-horsepower Ford Mustang engine rumbled the seat Chris Wiberg was sitting in, he could not hide his delight.
The stars are about to arrive in Twizel and the town is buzzing, the organiser says.
A 66-year-old woman has been blown off the Hooker Valley track near Mt Cook by a wind gust.
South Canterbury's record breaking sixth win of the season sees them sit on top of the Heartland Championships.
OPINION: It didn’t take too long to reacquaint myself with one of the sounds of my youth.