Anna and Neil Youngman wear face mask when moving around their Old West Coast Rd property.

Quarry dust 'killing us'

"We knew it was toxic – we didn't know how bad, though."

Barriers questioned video

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Car crash into sea at mouth of Avon Heathcote estuary, Christchurch.

Woman's crash death comes a year after car smashes through coastal barrier. 

Murder charges laid

Man found with serious head injuries in a Christchurch car park has died in hospital.

Port Hills deal mystifies mayor

Multimillion-dollar Port Hills red zone buyout deal a mystery, Christchurch mayor says.

Cranford 'undermines' east frame

Cranford Basin development plan under fire from Otakaro and Ngai Tahu.

Tekapo views, parking a concern

Concerns about Lake Tekapo landscape views in submissions on five-star hotel proposal.

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'Silly decision' to trust scammer

Elizabeth Clarkson and her husband Stewart were scammed out of a significant amount of money by someone claiming to be ...

The elderly couple were sceptical about the cold call but when they saw the Spark logo, they thought it was legitimate.

Motorbike rider stable

A motorcyclist is in a stable condition after a crash in North Canterbury.

Tourists in Te Anau crash

Back on top: The return of Keagan video

The Rebuild

Port Hills deal mystifies mayor

Quake-damaged houses overhang Peacocks Gallop on the Port Hills.

Multimillion-dollar Port Hills red zone buyout deal a mystery, Christchurch mayor says.

Cranford plan 'undermines' east frame

The Christchurch City Council believes and on the edge of the Cranford Basin is suitable for residential development. It ...

Cranford Basin development plan under fire from Otakaro and Ngai Tahu.

Edible park fundraising passes halfway

An artist's impression of the "edible park" orchard proposed for Christchurch.

Christchurch's Otakaro Orchard project has raised nearly $32,000, with seven days to go.

Earthquake repair issues on the increase

The insurance ombudsman is dealing with increasing earthquake repair issues.

Insurance ombudsman dealing with higher numbers of earthquake repair-related claims.

Where pigeons roost

One long-standing difficulty is the Square's geography was designed to house a church and a school.

There have been no private property developments in Cathedral Square since the earthquakes. Can the deadlock be broken?

Opinion

Not your bog standard column

This Beck Eleven column has nothing to do with cats but that has never stopped her throwing in a gratuitous cat before.

OPINION: Let us openly discuss going to the bog. You will, after all, spend 92 days there over a lifetime.

War stories hit and John Key runs

It was goodbye from the other side when Labour leader Andrew Little farewelled John Key this week.

A week of war stories and political farewells.

Privacy concerns remain

The Ministry of Social Development needs to convince the public it can be trusted to hold their information securely.

Nearly half of us have become more concerned about privacy in the past few years.

The magical transformation of 'free' water into $3.50 a bottle

"I wouldn't call that a glass of one hundred per cent pure New Zealand water." "What would you call it?" "Swimmable."

SATIRE: Roll up to watch El Bill and his beautiful assistant Nick magically transform this glass of one hundred per cent pure New Zealand water.

Smoking gun proves cover-up

Nicky Hager, left, and Jon Stephenson have produced a fine piece of investigative journalism, says Duncan Garner.

OPINION: Author Nicky Hager and journalist Jon Stephenson had provided some inconvenient facts.

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Port Hills deal mystifies mayor

Quake-damaged houses overhang Peacocks Gallop on the Port Hills.

Multimillion-dollar Port Hills red zone buyout deal a mystery, Christchurch mayor says.

Cranford plan 'undermines' east frame

The Christchurch City Council believes and on the edge of the Cranford Basin is suitable for residential development. It ...

Cranford Basin development plan under fire from Otakaro and Ngai Tahu.

Investors' record share of Auckland housing

Wellington may be one of the few places where first-home buyers are toe-to toe with investors.

Investors responsible for almost half of Auckland house sales, as prices in the capital rise at record rates.

"Fingerprinting" eggs prevents fraud

Egg samples tested at Oritain's Mosgiel laboratory will confirm whether the eggs genuinely came from free range producers.

A Dunedin company's "fingerprinting" of free range eggs and other premium products is helping deter food fraud.

Meet and greet colleagues, clients

Hannah McKnight (left) of The Word Lab, and Dani Rius a life coach with DRR Consulting at BNZ's new co-working space ...

You don't have to be a customer to use BNZ's latest shared work space

sport

Pulse pip Mystics on Super Sunday

Catherine Tuivaiti of the Pulse played well against her old team, the Mystics.

The Central Pulse edged the Northern Mystics 56-55 to give the ANZ Premiership's opening day a thrilling finish.

Magic thumping 'reality check' for Tactix

Tactix wing defence Hayley Saunders, left, and Magic wing attack Grace Rasmussen compete for possession during their ANZ ...

 Mainland Tactix given ANZ Premiership wake-up call in opening match.

Bloodied Merry the Black Sticks star

Olivia Merry of the Black Sticks is hit in the face by the ball, amid a starring role in her team's win over USA.

Olivia Merry took a nasty knock but was a dominant figure in New Zealand's 3-2 win against the US.

Lawson leads Canterbury to national crown

Gary Lawson (second, L) has led the Canterbury men's bowls team to the 2017 national inter-centre championship title.

Gary Lawson chalks up yet another national title on the bowls green.

From last to first

By mid-race, Kevin Hughes had given up all hope of Son Of Zac winning on Saturday.

Race favourite gets up from seemingly hopeless position when 30 lengths last.

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Prison symphonies growing confidence video

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra musician Cathy Irons shows the inmates some of what she's capable of with a violin.

Orchestra musicians are helping young prisoners change their tunes.

Folk singer Phil Garland given farewell

Folk singer and musical historian Phil Garland in 2009.

Christchurch folk singer Phil Garland was remembered as a troubadour, a family man and a mentor at his funeral on Friday.

Marvellous staging hides musical's flaws

Showbiz's Priscilla: Queen of the Desert features a stunning array of costumes that just keep on coming like an unending ...

REVIEW: Showbiz's latest production is a great excuse to hear some rocking pop-tunes, performed with style and verve and enjoy some Broadway-standard production values.

Adele? Pffft, try Crowded House

Neil Finn surveys the crowd at the 1995 Summertimes concert in Hagley Park.

Think 43,000's big? Try 80,000 crowding into Hagley Park for these Kiwi legends.

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