CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 22: Pete Samu of the Crusaders runs through to score a try during the round nine Super ...

Crusaders: Five talking points

OPINION: who would have thought it, eh? The Crusaders, with eight consecutive wins, remain one of Super Rugby's hottest tickets.

Living wage on table

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says the council will consider offering staff a living wage.

The Christchurch City Council is considering offering a living wage to staff.

ED braces for winter overload

Surgeons will be operating into the night and on weekends to meet expected surge in patient numbers this winter.

FBI director lands in Queenstown video

FBI director James Comey has arrived ahead of a top-secret meeting.

Aurora lights up NZ skies video

The Southern Lights shone bright across NZ last night. But tonight, it will get even better.

Seven injured in Port Hills crash

One person critically injured and six others have broken bones after a crash.

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Concern over drinking water safety

The Christchurch City Council is working to replace shallow bores supplying water to the city's northwest.

Health authorities still not satisfied 80,000 Christchurch residents have access to safe drinking water, despite shallow wells no longer being used.

Midges continue to bug

The Christchurch City Council is seeking alternative methods to control tiny insects continuing to plague Aranui residents.

Fridge beeping prompts 111 call

Sunshine and giant pumpkins gallery

The Rebuild

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.

Cathedral survey 'misleading'

Some have complained that delays in deciding what to do with Christ Church Cathedral are holding up development ...

Anglican survey on restoration options for Christ Church Cathedral is "misleading" and a "delaying tactic", says heritage campaigner.

Little guys priced out of rebuild

The Crossing, due to open in spring, will house major international tenants including Topshop and H&M.

Christchurch business leaders are calling for the central city to find room for the little businesses priced out by the rebuild.

Concerns over Regenerate

The residential red zone has been a main area of focus for Regenerate Christchurch, but it can also come up with plans ...

Lianne Dalziel and Gerry Brownlee express lack of confidence in work programme by agency fixing Christchurch's red zone.

Opinion

Salvaging an upset tummy overseas

Nothing can spoil a foreign holiday quite like an upset tummy.

A tale of aid across the oceans involving a small army of volunteers who joined forces to save Beck some embarrassment.

A pay rise for the ages

Telani Esene, left, Kristine Bartlett and Eneata Apineru celebrate the historic pay equity settlement in Wellington.

Workers win a pay increase and Britain prepares for chaos.

Our shameful bullying record

New Zealand children are more aware of bullying than ever but the prevalence of it remains unacceptably high.

OPINION: New Zealand is bullying above its weight on the world stage.

Shock and awe while avoiding nuclear fallout in Queenstown

SATIRE: Just a regular American tourist in Queenstown, definitely not a former president...

Immigration policy a disgrace

A immigrant worker is happy to do work New Zealanders scorn.

OPINION: Vast sectors of our economy would collapse without immigrants but do we really need them?

business

Honey centre for Qtown

Honey bees.

A Queenstown bee centre will enable families to come together and get stuck in.

Blue mussel throwaways to become food, fertiliser

Marlborough mussel farmer Jonathan Large pictured with two-year-old son Archie, is part of a group looking at ways to ...

Blue lipped mussels are considered a pest by Marlborough aquaculture companies.

Fast-food workers walk video

KFC staff calling for fairness outside of KFC in Evans St, TImaru.

Burgers and flat whites off the menu as KFC, Pizza Hutt, Carl's Jr and Starbucks hit by strikes.

NZ's changing landscape

House of the Year awards increasingly feature multi-unit dwellings as the building landscape changes in New Zealand.

This year's House of the Year awards include new categories to reflect the soaring numbers of apartments.

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.

sport

Rams chasing NBL MVP Moore

Standout guard McKenzie Moore could be on his way back to the Canterbury Rams.

Standout American guard a possibility to link up with Canterbury Rams for second half of NBL season.

Coastal still lead despite draw

Cashmere Technical striker Michael White netted a hat-trick on Saturday to move within one goal of the Mainland Premier ...

 Ferrymead Bays get chance to close the MPL gap after Coastal Spirit's stalemate with Nelson.

Linwood Keas tame Tigers

Linwood Keas captain Agaese Fiso, pictured with the 2016 premiership trophy, scored two tries in a win over Papanui.

Premiers Linwood got their rugby league title defence back on track after taming Tigers.

Off to Africa for Crusaders

Crusaders wing Manasa Mataele takes to the air as he scores a try during the 57-24 win over the Stormers at AMI Stadium ...

Bloemfontein - brandy, braais and beer. Keeping focused will be key for the Crusaders.

Carlton Redcliffs keeps shield

Tom Mouldey (R), on the attack for the Canterbury Cavaliers, scored to help Carlton Redcliffs retain the Challenge ...

Honours were even in the Canterbury men's hockey feature match.

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Sunshine and giant pumpkins gallery

Pumpkin enthusiasts were treated to a stunning autumn day at the Little River Country Bumpkin Giant Pumpkin Festival on ...

The sun was shining as participants had their pumpkins weighed-in and measured for the heaviest pumpkin contest.

'Let the songs shine'

Free Theatre manager George Parker, left, singer-songwriter Delaney Davidson and director Peter Falkenberg.

The songs at the heart of this warped and twisted musical are as barnacled, magnificent and romantic as a shipwreck.

Marines lifts poppy sales

Lieutenant Colonel John Black, Paul O'Connor and Staff Sergeant Geoffrey Halterman were posted to the Bridge of ...

US servicemen boost Christchurch Poppy Day drive: "The public love a man in uniform."

Anzac project helps hills video

RSA national president BJ Clark says the RSA has a lot of difficulty finding collectors for Poppy Day.

Anzac volunteering spirit to help Christchurch's Port Hills recover from fire.

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