Stephen Phillip Long after leaving the Invercargill District Court on Friday morning.

Father admits accidentally killing son

Stephen Phillip Long, 61, wiped away tears in the dock as a police prosecutor described how the Stewart Island hunting trip went horribly wrong.

A town on the edge

Mapping has shown the Alpine Fault runs directly under some Franz Josef businesses, including the Mobil petrol station, the Helicopter Line offices and part of the supermarket.

Franz Josef locals are asking themselves "what next?"

Red Devils probe possibly illegal

1:17 PM  Flawed police undercover operation ends with judge throwing out nearly all charges.

South Island cold snap

A frosty start to the day is a sign of things to come for South Islanders.

Red zone turns urban war zone video

Red-zoned Christchurch land has become an urban war zone for soldiers.

Nelson student Pi in the sky

After "hours upon hours upon hours" of practice 17-year-old Blake Winstanley has beaten the New Zealand record for reciting Pi.

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Sunday-Star Times wins weekly newspaper of the year

Sunday-Star editor Jonathan Milne, whose newspaper won weekly newspaper of the year at the Canon Media Awards 2015.

Victory for the Sunday Star-Times in weekly newspaper of the year highlighted a strong showing at the Canon Media Awards by Fairfax New Zealand journalists on Friday night.

Canterbury's top cop cleared of wrongdoing

Constable accused Superintendent Gary Knowles of maliciously prosecuting him, but officials disagreed.

Turn red zone to native park

Offer to cover cathedral rejected

The Rebuild

Government's Christchurch rebuild bill leaps by $1.1b

Finance Minister Bill English at a post-Budget 2015 lunch in Christchurch on Friday.

The Government's estimated contribution to the $40 billion Christchurch rebuild has jumped $1.1 billion in a year.

Extra money for Christchurch rebuild

The Government has announced it will spend an additional $108m on operational aspects of Christchurch's rebuild.

Southern Response may get more money

Government promises to back Southern Response's quake claims even if company needs more than the pledged $1b.

Opinion

The thing about weight

Yuck, the seven-day cabbage soup diet. As awful as it sounds.

OPINION: Here I am again, exactly the same weight as I started last year, feeling like I'm standing at the bottom of Mount Everest looking doubtfully at the peak.

A Budget for the battler family

OPINION: Struggle Street has emerged as the biggest winner in Bill English's chop-and-change fiscal affair.

Bill English

Editorial: Changes ahead for beneficiaries

On its surface, the Budget delivered by Finance Minister Bill English yesterday was unflashy and low-key.

business

The deal to clean up Lake Ellesmere

Ta Mark Solomon of Ngai Tahu, left, Donald Couch, ECan commissioner, and Dame Margaret Bazley, ECan chair, at Couch's retirement party earlier this year. It was understood that a water deal in Couch's district, Selwyn-Waihora, would be hard, but lead to deals elsewhere.

Will dairy intensification pay for better water quality?

Blis Technologies forecasts extra sales

Dunedin's Blis Technologies says sales will be backed by extra capacity at its production plant.

Government's Christchurch rebuild bill leaps by $1.1b

The Government's estimated contribution to the $40 billion Christchurch rebuild has jumped $1.1 billion in a year.

sport

Hagley Oval costs three times original estimate

New Zealand hosted the Cricket World Cup opener against Sri Lanka before a full house at Hagley Oval.

The cost for the entire redevelopment of Hagley Oval ended up being $4.5m – three times the initial funding allocation.

Matt Cameron increases lead in riding premiership

Matt Cameron's trek down to Oamaru from the north has proven to be a profitable one.

Brendon Hill is gutted that Dalton Bromac and Ricky May will not take their place in the Jewels.

Star pacer Dalton Bromac out of Harness Jewels

Glenn Scott could be set for an achievement any hobby trainer would dream of but he is in no mood for celebration.

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christchurch life

The thing about weight

Yuck, the seven-day cabbage soup diet. As awful as it sounds.

OPINION: Here I am again, exactly the same weight as I started last year, feeling like I'm standing at the bottom of Mount Everest looking doubtfully at the peak.

Christchurch homes look good to architecture judges

This home and studio overlooking Lyttelton Harbour, designed by First Light Studio and Makers of Architecture, won a small project architecture award.

Winning homes in Canterbury's Architecture Awards have in common the sort of style many homeowners would covet.

Recharge by the river

The view of the stunning Southern Alps is the real attraction.

This retreat is set among the scenic valley of the Hurunui River. Pack for stargazing, roaming and a soak in the outdoor tub.

One for the birds

Akaroa Harbour views extend from the nearby Woodills Track.

At dusk, the silvery notes of the native birds steal all the attention from the sweeping views.

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