Police recover the body of 21-year-old man suspected to have drowned in Lake Lyndon yesterday.
Murder accused drove erratically and abandoned car on the night of killing, trial hears.
More than half of Canterbury drivers stopped in police crackdown had not safely secured children.
The driver of a car that rolled 20 metres down a bank off Dyers Pass Rd is "very lucky".
Philippine authorities suspend two NZ firms from recruiting workers over claims of exploitation.
Council asking potential contractors to look for innovative ways to reduce cost of restoration.
Since the last election, mayors have, by virtue of changes to the Local Government Act, been given more power and responsibilities.
Despite a tough year at its Mt Hutt field, NZSki is going ahead with further investment at its southern skifields.
It's tricky to keep track of all the new bars and restaurants opening in Christchurch.
Boxing Day test won't become a Christchurch tradition, but city set for plenty of international cricket over next few years.
Every morning, Orana Wildlife Park's carnivore keeper is greeted with hugs and loud purring by Boo and Lion, the playful cheetah cubs.
Gerard Smyth, the award-winning director of When a City Falls, reveal Christchurch through the lives of everyday people living in extraordinary times.
Unique theme nights are breathing new life into the Arts Centre's Gymnasium.
Record label pays tribute to "great talent" of Peter Gutteridge, a pioneer of the Dunedin sound.
Orana Park's CEO says post-quake hospitality revival has turned around her "boring, stay-at-home" lifestyle.
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