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Eminent geologist and polar scientist Malcolm Laird has suddenly died while climbing Machu Picchu in Peru

Explorer dies at Machu Picchu

80-year-old Antarctic explorer from Christchurch dies unexpectedly in Peru.

'Attracted to boys'

Margaret Dodds leaving court in February 2014.

Serial offender Margaret Dodds is attracted to pre-pubescent boys, court hears.

Photos: Red zone walk-through gallery

Take a stroll through the residential red zones with Press photographer Iain McGregor.

Post deliveries three days a week

Postal services have reduced as New Zealand Post adjusts to the digital age. 

Rocket launchpad for NZ? video

A remote Canterbury paddock could launch New Zealand into the space race.

Car park attack on cop

A 29-year-old builder has been charged with injuring two policemen at a mall.

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Kirsty Bentley ashes stoush

Murdered Ashburton teenager Kirsty Bentley.

Murdered teenager Kirsty Bentley's mother wants to be reunited with her ashes now Kirsty's father is dead.

Crane crash at Port Otago

Maritime Union calls for inquiry, after port worker sustained critical injuries in a crane crash at Port Otago.

Rocket launchpad for NZ? video

Christchurch dairies selling Lewis Road Chocolate Milk

The Rebuild

East frame renaming 'waste of time'

An artist's impression of the East Frame to be built in central Christchurch.

A plan to rename Christchurch's east frame development is "a waste of resources".

Who will take over from Cera?

The new leaders of Christchurch's earthquake rebuild will be announced this week.

The view over the Christchurch suburb of Dallington after red zone house clearances.

Govt misses red zone clearance target

Cera has pushed the deadline to demolish or remove residential red zone buildings to the end of July.


Bill will safeguard free speech, not curtail it

Amy Adams

OPINION: Justice Minister Amy Adams says there are checks and balances in the Harmful Digital Communications Bill to protect freedom of expression.

Editorial: Free GP visits worth it

OPINION: Extending free doctors to cover all children 13 and under will not be cheap but the pay-off is worth it.

Many buildings in pre-quake Christchurch were highly ornamented, including the old Press Building.

Facades and ornament give character

OPINION: OPINION: We need more expressive architecture like the Stranges and the Deloittes buildings.


Sheep industry celebrates its best

Clinton farmer Hamish Bielski won the Ballance Agri-Nutrients Sheep Industry Emerging Talent award in the 2015 Beef + Lamb New Zealand Sheep Industry Awards.

The sheep industry's standout performers have been named at the Beef + Lamb NZ Sheep Industry Awards in Invercargill.

East frame renaming 'waste of time'

A plan to rename Christchurch's east frame development is "a waste of resources".

Computer generated image of proposed rocket launch site, owned by Rocket Lab, for Bayleys Rd, Kaitorete Spit, near Birdlings Flat in Canterbury.

Rocket launchpad for NZ? video

A remote Canterbury paddock could launch New Zealand into the space race.


Berryman laid to rest in Perth

Norm Berryman in one of his finest performances for the Crusaders - a two-try effort against the Sharks in their Super 12 semifinal in 1998.

Hundreds flock to mourn rugby cult figure Norm Berryman in Perth, Western Australia.

Norm tribute for Berryman

From neighbourly schoolboy rugby to professional ranks, Norm Maxwell reflects on warrior and teacher friend.

Ron Bisman's legacy in harness racing will not be forgotten.

Bisman's contribution remembered

An icon of harness racing media will be laid to rest on the Sunshine Coast on Wednesday.

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Want to start your own fashion label?

Adorn Clothing founders Rishi Patel, left, and Eugene Heemi.

Fashion is a business that can break entrepreneurs like no other.

Bamboozle is leaving Sumner

Green Roots Organics is open at the Christchurch Farmers Market.

Sumner restaurant Bamboozle to head to the city.

Dragons Den a moody hideaway

Dragons Den Social Lounge has anime-style art work.

Dragon's Den offers top cocktails and cosy couches.

Bone Thugs arrive in NZ

Bone Thugs 'N Harmony play two shows in New Zealand this week – but where is Flesh'n'bone?

American hip hop group Bone Thugs ’N Harmony turn up – but where is Flesh'n'Bone?

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