Drone reveals extent of damage video

The quake left just a few metres of land remaining between one house and the edge of the cliff.

16 min ago  Collapsed cliff faces and massive rockfalls captured by a drone flown over Sumner, Scarborough Hill and Taylors Mistake.

Cyclist seriously injured

The cyclist was receiving treatment in Dunedin Hospital overnight.

18 min ago  Man in critical condition in hospital after colliding with a ute in the suburb of Fairfield.

Fires around Wellington video

Helicopters were deployed to battle a scrub fire in Upper Hutt on Sunday.

7:00 AM  After a busy weekend of fires, crews are battling yet another Upper Hutt blaze on Monday.

Quake: The big clean up video

Godley Head, near Taylor's Mistake beach in east Christchurch, taken about 1 minute after the earthquake.

A number of Christchurch residents will be putting their homes and property back together once again.

Diver dies despite revival efforts

Akitio Beach, on the southeast coast of the North Island, pictured after flooding last October.

Malcolm Bruce Cameron was among a group of people free-diving off a remote North Island beach.

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The fear beneath the surface

Dust clouds rise in Sumner following Sunday's large earthquake

'It's Valentines Day and I'm hunched in a doorway. This, somehow, is still life in Christchurch five years on.'

Quake a severe blow to morale

Gary Bell  and his neighbours were working hard to clear liquefaction which spewed from the ground on Linkwater Way, Parklands.

OPINION: 'The smiles were wiped off our anxious faces.'

Drone reveals extent of quake damage video

The quake left just a few metres of land remaining between one house and the edge of the cliff.

Collapsed cliff faces and massive rockfalls captured by a drone flown over Sumner, Scarborough Hill and Taylors Mistake.

Drunk rider caused teen's death: coroner

Natalia Austin, shortly before her death in a motorbike crash in 2015, when she was 18.

Rider was medicated, nearly five times over limit, doing 140kmh.

Aftershocks roll into the night

What GNS can tell us about the severe earthquake that hit Christchurch on Valentines Day.

Christchurch continued to rattle overnight with Geonet recording 25 aftershocks above magnitude 2.0 during the past 12 hours.

Cyclist seriously injured in Dunedin crash

The cyclist was receiving treatment in Dunedin Hospital overnight.

Man in critical condition in hospital after colliding with a ute in the suburb of Fairfield.

Fires around Wellington video

Helicopters were deployed to battle a scrub fire in Upper Hutt on Sunday.

After a busy weekend of fires, crews are battling yet another Upper Hutt blaze on Monday.

Quake: The big clean up video

Godley Head, near Taylor's Mistake beach in east Christchurch, taken about 1 minute after the earthquake.

A number of Christchurch residents will be putting their homes and property back together once again.

Upper Hutt fires deliberately lit gallery video

Fighfighter battler a blaze in Upper Hutt

Two major bush fires flaring north of Wellington are being treated as suspicious.

Lone Pine Anzac ceremony axed

A photograph taken in 1919 showing the short distance between trenches at Lone Pine.

The axing of Anzac Day ceremonies at Lone Pine "sacrilege".

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crime

"Scruffy" man sought

Shekinah Relies-Skipper was pulled into a car in Burns Ave, Palmerston North, on Friday morning.

A slim man in his 50s with grey hair and possible missing teeth is being sought in relation to an alleged abduction of girl, 5.

Abduction case car appeal

Police appeal for sightings of late model Nissan Maxima after girl abducted in Palmerston North on Friday.

Night prowler caught

Financial nightmare of wrongful accusations

politics

NZ second most generous country

How often have you given to charity? Apparently Kiwis do it a lot.

How often have you given to charity? Apparently Kiwis do it a lot.

Shake was expected, says Minister gallery video

Gerry Brownlee, earthquake minister, was in Wellington but was awaiting reports of damage assessment from Christchurch.

Earthquake minister Gerry Brownlee says shake may be "frightening" but was a predicted aftershock.

Why Key could pull off a 4th term

The election looks likely to be held against the backdrop of a largely benign economy.

OPINION: Unless the economy takes a sour turn, the Key government may well remain an impenetrable fortress.

Bridges stalls electric car policy

Transport minister Simon Bridges poses for a photo at the opening of the Vector electric charging station in Auckland on Friday.

When will the transport minister make his announcement on electric vehicles?

education

Reading Recovery 'outdated'

Carol Goldsmith, a literacy teacher at Sir Edmund Hillary School, with some of the students in the Quick60 programme.

A new reading programme for kids where they work in groups is being hailed as a success as pass rates soar.

Up to five students in a room

One of the bedrooms being advertised for rent by Jasu Bhana on Trade Me.

International students are bunking up to save on sky-high city rents.

New schools signal learning shift

Plans for the new modern learning hub to be built at Rangiora Borough School.

Work to transform four Waimakariri schools into modern learning environments to go ahead.

Surfing Iran and Papua New Guinea

Easkey Britton was reportedly the first woman to surf in Iran.

An Irish surfer has shared her passion with women in Iran and Papua New Guinea.

health

Heart Foundation annual appeal on

Surf to City event manager Matt Sillars shares his struggles with heart disease.

Matt Sillars was shocked when his family history of heart disease finally caught up with him.

Decriminalise all drugs - Doctor

Dr Paul Quigley, an emergency medicine specialist, spoke to staff at Taranaki Base Hospital on Friday.

Alcohol and tobacco, which are "legal drugs", cause far more health issues than any of the illegal drugs, a clinical toxicologist says.

Video of teen's recovery goes viral gallery video

Olivia Odey,16, of Timaru, has finally recovered from a debilitating 14-month mystery illness.

A video compiled by a Timaru teenager, which tells her uplifting story of overcoming a mystery illness, has gone viral.

Mother and daughter battle together

Christchurch woman Natasha Woolfe, 34, was told she has terminal cancer in the same year she learned her daughter, Jorja Pender,14, had a rare auto-immune condition.

Christchurch mother told of terminal cancer while daughter diagnosed with rare disease.

women of influence

Being a woman in a man's world video

Joan Withers had little time to contemplate her award as Westpac Women of Influence supreme winner, going straight into a Mighty River Power shareholder's meeting the next day.

Girls in low-decile schools lack the role models to inspire them to success, says the award-winning business leader.

2015 winners

Winners of the Women of Influence awards 2015.

Businesswoman Joan Withers is named the supreme winner at this year's Women of Influence awards.

Why women start business

Sarah Lin not only helps businesses with their 3D printing needs but she also volunteers for an organisation that helps children in need of prosthetic hands through 3D printing.

Sarah Lin wanted freedom and flexibility when she started her 3D printing company.

Women of Influence finalists: Board and management

Barbara Kendall  volunteers on 13 different executive boards, commissions and working groups nationally and globally for sport representing athletes, woman, New Zealand and Oceania.

The finalists for the 2015 Women of Influence Awards in the Board and Management category.

farming

Herd the one about the sheep? video

A new perspective on sheep farming.

Drone footage of Hawke's Bay sheep being herded has attracted global attention.

Flashpoint over poachers

Blenheim police Sergeant Mike Porter says police will now target poachers "anytime, anywhere".

Fed-up farmers are losing patience with trespassing hunters.

Top shearers meet Welshmen 

Dion King, one of New Zealand's shearers facing Wales.  He is shearing as part of a during a competition.

Rangitikei will host the third test between New Zealand shearers and Wales.

Show hens some love

Animal welfare activists in 2014 protest against the farming of colony-caged eggs

Animal rights group SAFE wants Countdown supermarkets to sell only free-range or barn-raised eggs.

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