Craig Cormack and David Rarere get a rare opportunity to visit the closed off Christchurch Citizens' War Memorial.

Wreath behind locked gates video

The Christchurch Citizens' War Memorial has been off limits for six years. But this Anzac Day is different.

Climbers' bodies found

The bodies were found in the Darren Mountains.

The bodies two missing people have been recovered in Fiordland.

River surges to life

"I don't know how it's doing that; I think someone's filling it up," 6-year-old Ruby McCall suggests.

Rentals smelly, musty and mouldy

Rental homes are twice as likely to smell musty, and three times more likely to feel damp.

Nasa balloon seen from Chch

That "bright stationary object" is headed for outer space - with an Anzac poppy in tow.

'An earthquake hasn't stopped me'

Man travels over water, air and road to see partner cut off by November 14 quake.

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Motorcyclist seriously injured

A motorcyclist has been seriously injured after a collision with a car in Hei Hei, Christchurch, on Tuesday evening.

The rider suffered head injuries and broken bones after the crash.

'It's going to take a while'

For lease signs and graffiti occupy the windows of new shopfronts along Selwyn St.

Manji questions Brownlee move video

Protest mars service video

The Rebuild

'It's going to take a while'

A large piece of land on the corner of Selwyn St and Rosewarne St is yet to be redeveloped, however a resource consent ...

For lease signs and graffiti occupy the windows of new shopfronts along Selwyn St.

Central city fights budget cut

This year is seeing a boost big in central Christchurch's business population.

Central Christchurch business group desperate to keep $100,000 council grant.

Residents want Linwood action

Residents "don't particularly like the visible signs of homelessness and some of the substance abuse".

Residents eager to see the declining Linwood Village redeveloped are fed up with "visible signs" of homelessness and substance abuse in the area.

Another big hotel for CBD

Part of the old Press site will be used for a hotel.

A major Japanese hotel group has bought land in Cathedral Square for about $7m to build a big hotel.

Time to go White Elephant hunting in Christchurch

An artist's impression of the planned Christchurch Convention Centre. If An Accessible City is in question, what is the ...

OPINION: I think politics in Christchurch is about to get much more exciting than anything Netflix can offer.

Opinion

Why they went to war

Anzac Day services in Le Quesnoy, France. Street signs, dawn, service, Chief of Army of the NZDF Major General Peter ...

If we'd thought about it, would we have sent New Zealand troops to World War I?

Immigration suppressing pay rates

Telani Esene, left, Kristine Bartlett and Eneata Apineru celebrate their historic pay equity.

OPINION: New Zealand's immigration settings are keeping Kiwis out of jobs, suppressing pay rates and impacting house prices.

We must support all veterans

Kiwis should acknowledge the fallen and war veterans still living, both old and young. They and the organisations that ...

OPINION: Kiwis should acknowledge the fallen and war veterans still living, both old and young. They and the organisations that help them deserve our support.

Brownlee's paradoxical legacy

Then Prime Minister John Key, Gerry Brownlee and then Mayor Bob Parker before they entered the tent city in Latimer ...

Six and a half years after it started, one of the more remarkable tenures in New Zealand politics is over.

NZ is an impotent bystander

FILE PHOTO: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised a ballistic rocket launching drill of Hwasong artillery units in ...

The threat from North Korea that Australia falls within the range of its long-range missiles shouldn't be treated as a joke.

business

'It's going to take a while'

A large piece of land on the corner of Selwyn St and Rosewarne St is yet to be redeveloped, however a resource consent ...

For lease signs and graffiti occupy the windows of new shopfronts along Selwyn St.

Most popular hotels

The Rees Hotel, Queenstown was one of 22 New Zealand hotels in the Loved By Guests Awards 2017.

Hotel rankings can make the difference for guest bookings.

Immigration suppressing pay rates

Telani Esene, left, Kristine Bartlett and Eneata Apineru celebrate their historic pay equity.

OPINION: New Zealand's immigration settings are keeping Kiwis out of jobs, suppressing pay rates and impacting house prices.

House of the week: Queenstown

Simon and Marion Botherway wanted space, simplicity and practicality when they commissioned Polish-born architectural ...

A Queenstown home full of art and music is also a playground for a family with four boys.

Central city fights budget cut

This year is seeing a boost big in central Christchurch's business population.

Central Christchurch business group desperate to keep $100,000 council grant.

sport

Jones stars as Rams rebound

Marcel Jones scored 39 points for the Canterbury Rams in their 17-point win over the Bay Hawks.

Thirty-nine points from Marcel Jones led the Canterbury Rams back to the winner's circle.

Bays beaten in Nelson

Goal mouth action as Nelson Suburbs goalkeeper Corey Wilson stretches to clutch a cross with a Ferrymead Bays forward ...

No change at top of Mainland Premier Football League after Ferrymead Bays stumble in Nelson.

Cheetah hunting for Crusaders

Scott Robertson, right, arrives to provide assistance to All Blacks team-mate Simon Maling during the test against the ...

Scott Robertson was on the spot when a Springboks supporter attacked the ref in Durban in 2002.

Tactix in strife

Netball Mainland board chairwoman Anne Marett says the retention and recruitment of players at the top level is a ...

There's no shortage of issues for the Tactix. Solutions must be found says Netball Mainland chairwoman.

Hawkins wasn't pushed - Tactix boss

Sue Hawkins's tenure as Tactix coach is over.

After five losses, Mainland Tactix coach Sue Hawkins has stepped aside for the good of the team.

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Getting fit for charity

A group from two Cadence Cycle studios will attempt to break a Guinness World Record by cycling constantly for 25 hours ...

A spin class is "setting the wheels in motion" to raise money for a potentially life-saving charity.

House of the week: Queenstown

Simon and Marion Botherway wanted space, simplicity and practicality when they commissioned Polish-born architectural ...

A Queenstown home full of art and music is also a playground for a family with four boys.

Larrikin escapades of a WWI soldier

George McNicholl's enlistment form, dated May 11, 1916. McNicholl caused many headaches during his time with the NZ ...

George McNicholl was hardly an exemplary soldier: His story was one of prison escapes, fake names and going AWOL.

The poisoned pooch

Four-month-old border collie puppy Gecko was swaying, drooling and had low energy.

"[The vets] asked me first if there was any marijuana he could have gotten into," dog owner says.

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