Van heading to Indonesian surf beach went off a cliff, rolling several times.
Body pulled from Lake Dunstan after two swimmers got in trouble.
Wilding pines grow five times faster in NZ than the US and are ruining farms.
A man has been seriously injured during a pub brawl in Christchurch.
What will it take to get cruise ships back in Lyttelton port?
A joke about prison on a police phone tap proved prophetic for a now-reformed drug dealer.
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.
It will be the last Christchurch bridge repaired from the 2011 quakes.
The Carlton Courts building on one of Christchurch's busiest corners has been repaired and will become a food and drink hub again.
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 cones, fences and closed exits greet those brave enough to drive central Christchurch.
Has a week ever been a longer time in politics?
SATIRE: Red-faced sub-editors at the New Zealand Herald may have been responsible for the nation's biggest political story of the year.
Why should we let landlords in Australia run housing for the most vulnerable Kiwis?
OPINION: What's on the Christmas menu? For Beck Eleven, it is embarrassing family secrets, last-minute panic shopping and stashes of inappropriate gifts.
OPINION: Ben Uffindell, the writer behind satire site The Civilian, mourns the loss of his best source of fake news stories.
A block of residential land next to Millbrook has the benefits of the resort without its building design restrictions.
Ryman's latest retirement village openings bring the number of residents under its care to more than 10,000.
A study into Lyttelton's chemical storage tanks is relaxed about risk - opening up possibilities for a cruse ship berth.
Reservations expressed about Wanaka Airport's future development costs and who gets to foot the bill.
Almost one in five Kiwis feel we are attracting too many overseas visitors.
A 'totally dominant' New Zealand Blackjacks four have won their nation's first gold medal at World Bowls in Christchurch.
Mark Purdon's night was going from bad to worse but then he won a A$1.1m race.
Standout wins for power stable put pacing duo at top of Auckland Cup market.
Four titles in five years - Christchurch Boys' High School are national secondary schools cricket champions again.
The Blackjacks will get a shot at three gold medals at World Bowls.
Ardent anti-smoking advocate who battled big tobacco companies leaves public health legacy.
A sculpture that fell off a cliff and was buried for five years now has a new life.
A new adaptation of Oliver Twist opening in Christchurch was created after a fight with a Hollywood movie star.
Rare Collection reflects jeweller's interest in history