One New Zealander has died and two were injured in a Contiki van that crashed.

Kiwi killed in Indonesian tour crash

Van heading to Indonesian surf beach went off a cliff, rolling several times.

Swimmer dies in Central Otago lake

Emergency services including the Coastguard have been dispatched to a lake in Central Otago following reports of two ...

Body pulled from Lake Dunstan after two swimmers got in trouble.

'They ruin our life'

Wilding pines grow five times faster in NZ than the US and are ruining farms.

Man hurt in brawl

A man has been seriously injured during a pub brawl in Christchurch.

Quays to the city

What will it take to get cruise ships back in Lyttelton port?

Dealer sprung by police bugs

A joke about prison on a police phone tap proved prophetic for a now-reformed drug dealer.

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The memory of a publican

Frederick O'Malley; publican, surveyor, farmer. A man one could call a character.

Big spike in school donations

Schools raised more than $124.9m last year, up $11.8m on year before.

William Rolleston: gentleman farmer

Quake gets tattoo treatment video

The Rebuild

Big step forward for mansion gallery plan

An artist's impression of the mansion restored as an art gallery.

Public support and a Christchurch City Council grant have saved McLean's Mansion, says the man behind plans to open it as an art gallery.

Gloucester St bridge to reopen

The historically significant Gloucester St Bridge is due to reopen to vehicles before Christmas.

It will be the last Christchurch bridge repaired from the 2011 quakes.

Carlton Courts to reopen with new businesses

The corner of Bealey Ave and Papanui Rd in Christchurch will again be a hospitality hub with the reopening of Carlton Courts.

The Carlton Courts building on one of Christchurch's busiest corners has been repaired and will become a food and drink hub again.

The politics of the glass box rebuild

"To rebuild a broken city in glass might seem like giving the rolling ground a middle finger, but glass is a practical ...

OPINION: To rebuild a broken city in glass might seem like giving the rolling ground a middle finger, but glass is hard, durable and lets in light.

Road blocks hamper trade video

Laneway Espresso on Durham St is one of the affected businesses.

Road cones, fences and closed exits greet those brave enough to drive central Christchurch.


Meet the new Bill, same as the old Bill

Is National Party terms, there is no safer pair of hands than Bill English. But is safe what you want right now?

Has a week ever been a longer time in politics?

Undone by a stray 's'

SATIRE: Red-faced sub-editors at the New Zealand Herald may have been responsible for the nation's biggest political story of the year.

Keep state houses NZ-run

Australian landlords should not be allowed to take control of public housing in New Zealand.

Why should we let landlords in Australia run housing for the most vulnerable Kiwis?

Last minute Christmas panic

Have you got your Christmas gifts sorted? Because otherwise you'll end up at the chemist up the road late on December 24 ...

OPINION: What's on the Christmas menu? For Beck Eleven, it is embarrassing family secrets, last-minute panic shopping and stashes of inappropriate gifts.

Satire loses its best subject

Sometimes satirists have had to work hard to find the humour in John Key's reign. Other times the jokes just write ...

OPINION: Ben Uffindell, the writer behind satire site The Civilian, mourns the loss of his best source of fake news stories.


Buffer against stray balls

Buyers will have a free hand when it comes to building designs on a block of land next to Millbrook Resort near Arrowtown.

A block of residential land next to Millbrook has the benefits of the resort without its building design restrictions.

Upham family celebration

World War 11 war hero Charles Upham was the only soldier to receive two Victoria Cross medals for bravery, "utter ...

Ryman's latest retirement village openings bring the number of residents under its care to more than 10,000.

Tank farm less risk than car crash

A risk analysis of the tank farm at Lyttelton may pave the way for a cruise ship berth.

A study into Lyttelton's chemical storage tanks is relaxed about risk - opening up possibilities for a cruse ship berth.

Airport future proofing

Shaun Gilbertson is concerned Wanaka Airport recreational airport users could be pushed out.

Reservations expressed about Wanaka Airport's future development costs and who gets to foot the bill.

Tourist swarms worry Kiwis

Kiwis see the economic benefits of tourism, but have concerns about overcrowding, road accidents and traffic congestion.

Almost one in five Kiwis feel we are attracting too many overseas visitors.


First gold for Blackjacks

Winners are grinners. NZ skip Ali Forsyth with his gold medal after a comprehensive final win over Australia.

A 'totally dominant' New Zealand Blackjacks four have won their nation's first gold medal at World Bowls in Christchurch.

Smolda wins Inter Dominion

Smolda has taken his earnings past the $2 million mark with his Inter Dominion Final victory.

Mark Purdon's night was going from bad to worse but then he won a A$1.1m race.

All Star act in Auckland Cup?

Mark Purdon and
Natalie Rasmussen trained three winners at Alexandra Park on Friday.

Standout wins for power stable put pacing duo at top of Auckland Cup market.

Christchurch Boys' do it again

Christchurch Boys' are national champions yet again.

Four titles in five years - Christchurch Boys' High School are national secondary schools cricket champions again.

Blackjacks make three finals

Shannon McIlroy will bid for a World Bowls gold medal on Sunday.

The Blackjacks will get a shot at three gold medals at World Bowls.

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Public health Hay's legacy

Sir David Hay, cardiologist and ardent anti-smoking advocate, died on December 3, 2016. He is pictured here in 2005.

Ardent anti-smoking advocate who battled big tobacco companies leaves public health legacy.

'Dead' sculpture finds new life video

Artist Graham Bennett inspects his damaged sculpture in Quake City.

A sculpture that fell off a cliff and was buried for five years now has a new life.

Kiwi adaptation of Oliver borne from row

Director Mike Friend rehearses with actors Tom Trevella and Clive Kneller.

A new adaptation of Oliver Twist opening in Christchurch was created after a fight with a Hollywood movie star.

Wild flowers inspires Rare Collection

Julie Blyfield, Red Pea Brooches, 2016,  Oxidised sterling silver, paint, wax.

Rare Collection reflects jeweller's interest in history

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