The scene of the crash which claimed two lives in February 2015.

Chopper crash mystery

Probe into Queenstown tragedy inconclusive, but victims' families want the helicopter banned.

'Help' in the snow video

The warden's hut at Lake Mackenzie on the Routeburn Track.

4:27 PM  Desperate Czech woman made signs in the snow during a month trapped alone in remote Routeburn Track hut.

Anti-fat campaign put on skids

Ministry cuts ties with Christchurch trust given $1.1m for anti-obesity programme.

DOC mum over whale touch video

Department quick to say whale encounter broke the rules, but won't say if it will charge.

Street harassment 'unacceptable'

Chch woman says being stalked and harassed on her way to the gym is the last straw.

Shot by business associate

4:36 PM  Dean Louis hid behind a forklift while his business associate, David Hunter, fired shots.

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16-hour bashing by Mongrel Mob alleged

The High Court at Christchurch.

4:00 PM  A man was allegedly bashed with hammers and knuckledusters, punched and stomped during a 16-hour kidnapping by gang members and associates.

Italy and Chch's similar quakes video

3:37 PM  Italy's deadly 6.2 earthquake mirrored the 2011 Christchurch quake in several ways.

Group threatens legal action

Man denies dairy robbery

The Rebuild

'The decline of small-town NZ'

Westpac reported a record $916 million profit - up 6 per cent on the previous year.

Small-town New Zealand suffering "death by a thousand cuts", economist says.

Fendalton owners cashed in

Gerry Brownlee: "The question simply was what is the fastest way forward for people on that particular stretch of river ...

A group of Fendalton landowners received hundreds of thousands of dollars for their damaged properties after the September 2010 Christchurch earthquake.

Uninsured Quake Outcasts' appeal denied

A High Court judgment has found Gerry Brownlee was entitled to consider red-zoners' insurance status when making ...

A group of uninsured Christchurch homeowners has lost an appeal for more compensation after claiming a Government offer was unlawful.

Rebuilding a city's heart video

Urban designer James Lunday Lunday says the large-scale new builds in the city don't allow for the independent shops and ...

"We're still building a 20th century city – built for the car, wide streets and no activity."

There's something strange about Pegasus

Pegasus housing is not all endless rows of "boxes", Shelley Frost says.

This town has attracted an odd level of disgust from outsiders. It really isn't fair, writes a resident.


Bring NZ Wars into view

A ceremony marking the handover of Rangiriri, site of one of the major battles in the New Zealand Wars.

OPINION: The New Zealand Wars are a foundational part of this country's history, and every person should have at least a passing knowledge of them.

Paying for a perfect smile

This little boy is unafraid to smile. But some people are, if it reveals teeth neglected because they could not afford a ...

OPINION: Rosemary McLeod is grateful, for limited reasons, that her mother was vain.

Get science right then put it on LIMs

Christchurch's coastline is at high risk of erosion, as shown in this 2001 picture of New Brighton beach.

Land reports need to be comprehensive but they also need to be accurate and not overstate risks.

Alpine-water scheme the key to Nth Canty future

A view across the dry Hurunui district from Masons Flat towards Mt Tekoa.

Are alpine water schemes the way to "futureproof" farming in the increasingly dry Hurunui district?

Rio is over, time to think about Tokyo

Pole vault bronze medal-winner Eliza McCartney's joy at coming third was infectious. Should more money be invested in ...

As the glow from Rio fades, decisions need to be made about funding priorities for the Tokyo Olympics.


No progress for CMT investors

SOL Square in Christchurch is one of the properties at the heart of legal disputes involving Canterbury Mortgage Trust.

Legal and management fees are eroding returns to Canterbury Mortgage Trust investors

Fancy a rickshaw tour around Queenstown?

Sam Clark, 22, imported rickshaws from Denmark for guided tours around Queenstown.

Young businessman starts up tours on "Rolls-Royce of rickshaws" around Queenstown.

Johnny Barr's to shut - 'heartbreaking'

Queenstown Johnny Barr's workers Christina Mclaughlin, 23, and Jack O'Hara, 25, have found new jobs. The popular ...

Milkshakes and soups will be replaced by donuts as Johnny Barr's closes.

New brooms turning SLI around

US-based SLI chief executive Chris Brennan who was appointed last year.

SLI remains confident after making sweeping management changes

Countdown opens more stores

Countdown Rangiora customer Beth Watts and her children Aiden and Kirsty at the supermarket's opening day in 2012.

Its Aussie parent is struggling, but the NZ supermarket operator is still expanding.


Satterthwaite hails cricket pay rise

White Ferns international Amy Satterthwaite has hailed New Zealand Cricket's pay rise for top women players.

The top White Ferns women's cricketers are welcoming a 100 per cent pay rise, but they still lag a long way behind their Australian and English counterparts, and the NZ men.

Irish prop graduates to provincial rugby

Irish prop Oliver Jager's investment in furthering his rugby education in Christchurch has paid off with promotion to ...

Irish prop debuts for Canterbury against Auckland last weekend, three years after starting his OE in Christchurch

Ryan in line up for Crusaders scrum job

Canterbury assistant coach Jason Ryan is in contention to continue his association with Scott Robertson at Super Rugby ...

Canterbury assistant coach Jason Ryan is in contention to join the Crusaders as forwards coach.

Six in a row for St Margaret's

Goal shoot Ella Wells helped St Margare'ts College win a sixth consecutive Canterbury schools netball title.

St Margaret's College have extended their remarkable record in Canterbury schools netball with their sixth title in a row.

Schoolboys up for special occasion video

Southland Boys' High School first XV hooker and captain Flynn Thomas before the South Island final against Christchurch ...

Southland Boys' High School first XV captain Flynn Thomas says ever since he joined the schools team he has had eye on Saturday's fixture.

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Mainland inspiration

Charles Blomfield  Head of the Waimakariri 7/2/91 Oil on card Purchased 2013.

The story of one painting is also one of what happened when two artists met

Landscapes that lure you in

Chris Corson-Scott, Last Light, Tokomaru Bay Wharf, 2016.

Auckland artist believes good photography is grounded in the principles of documentary and concerned with confronting realities

New survey show captures wide range of contemporary Chch art

Physics Room director Jamie Hanton checks out a piece by Pauline Rhodes in the Contemporary Christchurch exhibition at ...

What does Coca's new show Contemporary Christchurch say about the city's art scene?

Review: Saigon Star

Saigon Star does a decent beef pho - the national dish of Vietnam.

If you want a drink, you have to take your own.

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