Hundreds gathered in Christchurch to march as part of a global protest movement.

Hundreds march in Chch video

Hundreds gather in Victoria Square for Women's March.

Gales, rain for Canty

A "big low'' will bring wind and rain to Christchurch overnight and on Sunday.

3:39 PM  Christchurch is going to get wet and windy tonight and Sunday, MetService says.

Arthur's Pass closed until Monday morning

Poor weather hampers efforts to reopen vital road by Saturday afternoon as hoped.

Search continues at Dunedin beach

3:52 PM  Search continues for person seen walking into waves in Dunedin.

Kaikoura plane crash video

Four people flown to hospital after plane crash at remote farm north of Kaikoura.

A cold, rainy summer

If you have been wondering where summer's gone, you're not alone – it hasn't arrived yet.

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Scott Base celebrates 60 years

Antarctica New Zealand chief executive Peter Beggs says the 60th anniversary of the opening of Scott Base in Antarctica ...

It's been 60 years since Scott Base opened in Antarctica, with celebrations taking place in Christchurch and on the Ice.

Police still hunting armed cycle bandit

Police are still searching for an armed cycle bandit who stole cash from a Christchurch bank.

Fight for cannabis-based medicine continues

'We're special out here'

The Rebuild

Quake Outcasts wait for appeal date

Grant Cameron, lawyer for the Quake Outcasts, says there is a "good chance" the group will win on appeal.

The High Court has ordered the group to pay $55,000 in court costs to the Crown.

Post-quake steel class action call

Adina Thorn says not everyone receiving one of her firm's letters will own a house built with defective steel.

Thousands of Canterbury homeowners warned properties built since earthquake may contain shoddy steel mesh.

Crown tight-lipped on frame issues

A new gathering space in the innovation precinct, which comprises part of the wider south frame.

Acquisition problems plaguing Christchurch's $20 million south frame project will increase the development's cost.

Rebuild 'plateau' knocks confidence

The Christchurch rebuild has reached a "plateau", so low business confidence is unsurprising, the  Employers' Chamber of ...

Business confidence in Canterbury has "unsurprisingly" plummeted to its lowest level in four years, says the chamber of commerce.

QEII centre construction begins

An artist's impression of the completed QEII Recreation and Sport Centre.

A man who began working at the old QEII sports facility in 1974 has witnessed construction starting on its replacement.

Opinion

'Where's the big, red button?'

"Gee, this office really is oval!"

OPINION: "One push and it's boom! Goodbye fat boy Kim! Two pushes and it's boom! Goodbye Jina, goodbye debt!"

Getting Grandma to bed

Beck's Grandma: 97 years old and poor at going to bed.

I resent bedtime. Always have.

Bright future for Little River

The Little River plan envisages new restaurants and cafes, a supermarket and a medical centre.

Plans by the Little River community will benefit many from outside the valley and are worthy of support.

Was Obama's promise realised?

US President Barack Obama holds his final news conference at the White House on January 18.

OPINION: It may seem the promise embodied in the iconic 2008 poster, showing Obama's face above the word "hope", has not been realised.

Why is ACC so mean to motorcyclists?

Accident-prone children and their parents are the real threat to the pockets of taxpayers, Johnny Moore says.

Ease off motorcyclists ACC and focus on the real accident threat - parents. Johnny Moore writes.

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Search continues at Dunedin beach

A person seen walking into the water in Dunedin has not be found.

The search continues for a person seen walking into the water in Dunedin on Friday morning.

Quake Outcasts wait for appeal date

Grant Cameron, lawyer for the Quake Outcasts, says there is a "good chance" the group will win on appeal.

The High Court has ordered the group to pay $55,000 in court costs to the Crown.

Putting the QT in Queenstown

The Rydges Hotel Queenstown with development of the new QT Hotel at rear.

"It's an eclectic mix of design and art. It's style and luxury with a touch of quirk."

Controversial rental company's key ring

The "Try not to be a c..." key holder is given to every Wicked Campers customer.

"People love them. They say 'can I have more to take home overseas?'"

Wanaka lodge approved amid noise

Roys Peak is one of NZ's marquee spots but it has "at least a limited capacity to absorb change", planning commissioner ...

Hush-hush ordered as permission granted for contentious lodge at Roys Peak near Wanaka.

sport

Taylor, Latham depart

Tom Latham is floored by a Rubel Hossain bouncer during his innings of 68 on day two of the second test with Bangladesh ...

Bangladesh deny Ross Taylor a poignant century and snap promising stand

Southee leads Black Caps

Tim Southee completed a five-wicket bag with the final delivery of the day.

The Black Caps battle fielding woes to dismiss a gutsy Bangladesh on the last ball of the day.

Watling Southee combo a keeper

Tim Southee and BJ Watling are now New Zealand's leading wicketkeeper-bowler combination.

BJ Watling and Tim Southee surpass Ian Smith and Sir Richard Hadlee as a wicket taking duo.

Heart problem to sevens heaven

Trael Joass is one of three Tasman players selected in the All Blacks Sevens squad for the Wellington tournament.

Less than three years ago Trael Joass was having heart surgery. Now he's a member of the All Blacks Sevens squad.

NZ gets the dropsies

Ross Taylor was involved in a few mishaps in the field on day one of the second test against Bangladesh in Christchurch.

The Black Caps have already dropped 10 catches in the test series against Bangladesh.

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Waiting for the neighbours in new suburbia

New houses sit under a blue Canterbury sky in the Knights Stream Park subdivision in Halswell.

What is taking shape in Christchurch's new subdivisions?

New cinemas, restaurant for Arts Centre

Workers in the West Lecture building. Sloped windows on the far wall show the slope of lecture theatres that once ...

A $10m project to restore the Arts Centre West Wing will create two cinemas and apartments for writers, artists and scientists.

Cantabs raise 50K for charity

About 10,000 people tasted treats at December's South Island Wine & Food Festival Returns in Hagley Park.

Cantabrians have helped raise more than $50,000 for Kaikoura and KidsCan at Christchurch festivals.

What's on in Christchurch this weekend

British comedian Nina Conti is here in Christchurch for the World Buskers Festival.

From Buskers to Black Caps - it's an exciting weekend ahead in the Garden City

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