Police have launched a homicide investigation after a five-year-old boy who had been admitted to Christchurch Hospital with critical injuries died this morning.
Police have charged three men with murder following a homicide investigation into the death of 44-year-old Benton Marni Parata after an alleged attack in Christchurch Prison last week.
Canterbury Police can confirm that the investigation into a serious assault of a sentenced prisoner at Christchurch Men’s Prison on March 25 has been elevated into a homicide investigation.
Canterbury Police are investigating two armed robberies in Aranui that they believe may be linked.
While speed tolerance lowers over Labour Day Weekend the visibility of Canterbury Police prevention work will increase across the district, say the police.
Police lifted a cordon at 11am after army bomb disposal experts completed an investigation of a suspicious package left outside the Ministry of Education building in Princess Street, Addington.
Christchurch Police are appealing for public help in finding the driver of a car involved in a hit and run accident on Bealey Ave this morning.
Christchurch Police are warning motorists to be vigilant when parking vehicles on public roads surrounding Christchurch International Airport.
The Governor-General, Lt Gen Sir Jerry Mateparae, has presented four Christchurch Police officers and one former officer with bravery awards for their actions following the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake.
Christchurch police are investigating a cluster of fires that occurred in the Avonside area in the early hours of this morning.