Farewell Spit beach is one of the top five secret beaches in the world, as judged by travellers in a survey by tourism ...

What's our best hidden beach?

This Kiwi beach has made the list of the best secret beaches in the world.

Council manager probe

Westland District Council assets manager Vivek Goel.

The Serious Fraud Office is investigating a member of Westland District Council's executive team.

Govt insurer needs more money?

Southern Response may need millions of dollars more in Government funding.

Tourist crash driver 'a victim too'

Woman who caused serious crash also a victim as she was left to look after herself, court hears.

Passenger fled car during pursuit

Christchurch police are searching for a man who fled on foot from a car during a pursuit.

Fires recovery managers named

Civil Defence has appointed respected civil servants to lead the Port Hills fires recovery.

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'Rubberneckers not welcome' video

Although there have been no "issues to speak of", non-residents have been told to stay away.

Port Hills cordons have been relaxed but council says that's just for residents – not the curious.

Punched in head

Man in court following altercation in Queenstown.

What happened to our schools?

Ravenswood construction to start in March

The Rebuild

More money needed?

Southern Response chief executive Peter Jensen.

Southern Response may need millions of dollars more in Government funding after the company updated its budget.

Is charity Christchurch's future? video

Money

One of the main rebuild problems is: Who's going to pay - ratepayers or taxpayers? But what if there was a way to get money without money from either?

Eyesores still blot central Christchurch

24022017 News Photo: Iain McGregor/FairfaxNZ
Neglected eyesore buildings in central Christchurch, 6 years on from the ...

Is six years long enough for owners of quake-damaged buildings to sort them out?

Church's $320m not for cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral has been sitting derelict in the city centre for more than six years.

The Anglican diocese has the money to restore Christ Church cathedral but can't use it.

Rates discount to end?

Rockfall risk, as on this Sumner street, is one of the reasons homeowners have qualified for rates remissions.

A likely end to a quake rates-discount scheme will see some homeowners' rates rises jump by more than 50 per cent.

Opinion

Silly news for when the world seems too serious

French artist Abraham Poincheval poses inside his artwork Pierre ("Stone") in Paris, France, February 2, 2017 as he ...

OPINION: Do you ever feel like you're drowning in serious news? Relief is at hand.

Enjoying the Boss, remembering loss

Bruce Springsteen looks at a sea of signs at AMI Stadium in Christchurch.

A week of memorials and rock and roll therapy.

The dark arts of setting public service salaries

SATIRE: We grill a spokesperson for the NZ Super Fund board about how they settled on more than $1million for its CEO.

Editorial: Cleaning up our waterways takes a village

The Selwyn River at Coes Ford in Canterbury is running dry, but may still be 'swimmable'.

Editorial: Cleaning up rivers and lakes is simply the right thing to do.

Cadbury needs a cad like Trump

The Cadbury factory is a Dunedin institution.

OPINION: What would Donald Trump say about Cadbury planning to shut its doors in Dunedin?

business

More money needed?

Southern Response chief executive Peter Jensen.

Southern Response may need millions of dollars more in Government funding after the company updated its budget.

Is charity Christchurch's future? video

Money

One of the main rebuild problems is: Who's going to pay - ratepayers or taxpayers? But what if there was a way to get money without money from either?

Eyesores still blot central Christchurch

24022017 News Photo: Iain McGregor/FairfaxNZ
Neglected eyesore buildings in central Christchurch, 6 years on from the ...

Is six years long enough for owners of quake-damaged buildings to sort them out?

Church's $320m not for cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral has been sitting derelict in the city centre for more than six years.

The Anglican diocese has the money to restore Christ Church cathedral but can't use it.

Rates discount to end?

Rockfall risk, as on this Sumner street, is one of the reasons homeowners have qualified for rates remissions.

A likely end to a quake rates-discount scheme will see some homeowners' rates rises jump by more than 50 per cent.

sport

Crusaders edge out Brumbies video

Crusaders left wing George Bridge challenges the Brumbies defence during the Super Rugby match in Christchurch on ...

All Blacks flanker Matt Todd had to have an operation after a nasty skin infection on his leg forced him to miss the Crusaders match against the Brumbies.

Rangiora to Randwick

La Diosa, racing as La Bella Diosa across the Tasman, has won her first start in Australia.

Guineas winning filly shocks Australian punters in her first start across the Tasman.

GODZone is go

Teams start the GODZone adventure race from Queenstown bay on Saturday.

Epic 420km adventure race starts in Queenstown.

Rennie not smiling despite win video

Chiefs fullback Damian McKenzie slips an Aaron Smith tackle attempt.

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie seeking improvement despite ending Highlanders' hoodoo.

Purdon's record no Miracle

Lazarus is the favourite to win Saturday night's Miracle Mile.

One Kiwi stable has three runners in one of Australia's most iconic races.

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Home's poke salad bowl

Poke salad bowl from Home eatery in Christchurch.

We help readers track down a dish from a restaurant or cafe.

Tested: A laser facial

KM Surgical's Laser Genesis facial is a great way to refresh before an event.

The non-ablative laser stimulates collagen growth and tightens skin without removing any skin layers.

Lost in Middle Earth

As part of the tour you can pose with a replica sword on Mt Sunday, also known as Edoras from the Lord of the Rings movies.

A tour makes it possible to go from central Christchurch to Middle Earth – and back – in a day.

Cloudy but warm

Car parking and cloudy conditions over the Christchurch CBD. Shot from Tuam St. (File photo)

Sun will peek through clouds in most centres on Friday, as we usher in the last weekend of February.

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