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Goldmine shut down

Massive slip at Mcraes Mine

Macraes Goldmine 9:30am New Zealand's largest gold mine has been shut down after a massive slip. | Necks on line for workplace safety

Chch tickets win big

Lotto ticket Five Lotto tickets bought in Christchurch have won major prizes in last night's draw. 

Battered South Island cleans up

Fairfield Tce flooding Extreme weather leaves landslips, fallen trees and destroyed houses.

Dietitians hopping mad

Easter egg Dietitians warn that bigger is not better when it comes to Easter chocolate.

Lyttelton school has last day

Lyttelton Main School Lyttelton Main School yesterday shut its doors before it merges with Lyttelton West next term.

Waikuku celebrates school move

A large water fight yesterday involving pupils and teachers is one of the ways Waikuku School is marking its last days.

Japanese kindy inspires design

School merger may be delayed

High schools welcome newbies

Three Christchurch high schools are welcoming intermediate-aged pupils to their roll for the first time.

The wild, wild West Coast

Fairfield Tce flooding Dramatic rescue in Otago after a major storm which tears through the West Coast and causes flooding in Canterbury. l Storm closes roads

Storms closes roads, cancels youth camp

A Canterbury youth camp has been cancelled due to today's storm while several roads have been closed after flooding.

West Coast takes battering

Christchurch prepares for possible flooding

Cass Bay 'sunroom exploded'

Wind and rain is causing havoc in Cass Bay this morning with trees down, windows smashed and roofs lifting.

Grieving boy's tourist driver petition

Sean Roberts Govt to look at driving tests for tourists after a petition from Geraldine boy who lost his dad in a crash.

Coast councils back highway proposal

The West Coast's four councils have pledged support for the proposed $230m Haast to Hollyford Highway.

Quake-hit bridge back in action

ECan considers bus wi-fi

Two killed in Canterbury crashes

Two people, including an 80-year-old man, have died in fatal crashes in just 24 hours. l Bad start to Easter road toll

Hands grasped on holy ground

John Abraham and Josh Anderson Amid the dust and the rock and the grit, all John Abraham could see was a single, gloved hand.

Christchurch: A tale of two cities

The 2011 earthquake left a city divided, but who sits at either end of the spectrum? | Boom streets | Red zone hopes | Boost for outer areas

Public to have say on red zones

Quake stress plea to insurers

'Special symbols of hope'

It was pure luck that brought them into the world during the region's two big earthquakes. But their mothers believe it was a stroke of fate that brought them together.

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