28 August

'Heavenly creatures' found guilty of murder

1954 'Heavenly creatures' found guilty of murder

Pauline Parker, aged 16, and Juliet Hulme, 15, were convicted of the murder of Pauline's mother Honora at Christchurch on 22 June. Their story was later the subject of Peter Jackson's acclaimed film, Heavenly creatures. Read more...
Canterbury's 'Big Snow'

1992 Canterbury's 'Big Snow'

Cantabrians awoke to find the region blanketed in snow. The ‘Big Snow’, as the 1992 storm came to be known, was the region’s heaviest for 30 years. Read more...