Earthquake hits Christchurch

Hundreds reported feeling the earthquake, which hit at 3.02pm.

3:05 PM  The 3.8 magnitude earthquake struck at 3.02pm between Hornby and Prebbleton.

IRD building comeback

The former IRD building, on the corner Madras and Cashel streets.

3:00 PM  The earthquake-damaged central Christchurch building will likely be repaired and used for offices or education.

Student's mammoth effort

Felicity Thomas has completed 12 races, in 12 countries, in 12 months, raising money for Multiple Sclerosis NZ.

2:52 PM  Felicity Thomas has just finished the last of 12 runs, in 12 countries, in 12 months.

Southern luck just the ticket

Saturday night's three Lotto winners are splitting $1 million.

2:34 PM  Fancy winning big on Lotto? A move to Dunedin might just pay off.

Fairies lobby for festival

Lavdendula Louella, left, Maleficent and Lily Peas Blossom, right, ask the city council to host a faerie festival.

2:03 PM  Usually they stick to the bottom of the garden but Christchurch's fairies want more magic.

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Christchurch Earthquake 2011

Christchurch's mental health crisis video

Medical officer of health, Dr Alistair Humphrey, says before the quakes Canterbury had mental health problems well below ...

Five years on from the quakes, many expected the population's mental health to have recovered. Instead, problems are mounting.

The next leaky homes saga video

Fin and Katie with their children, Lola and Hugo, have been forced to move five times in 12 months while they wait for ...

OPINION: The nationwide building boom is plastering over the cracks of NZ's next crisis.

Last home standing video

This 1930s family home in Avonside Drive will be one of the last to be demolished.

One of the last remnants of a Christchurch riverside neighbourhood is about to come down.

Investigation into CTV site begins

Maan Alkaisi, whose wife Maysoon Abbas died in the CTV Building collapse, at the site where work has begun to dig up the ...

Man whose wife died in the CTV building collapse hopes a police investigation will finally bring justice.

Kaikoura GP's heroic efforts in quake

Search and recovery at the CTV building after the February 22, 2011, earthquake struck Christchurch.

"It's the most harrowing day of your life and then you all just get on with it."

North Canterbury

Easter Sunday trading law 'archaic'

Oderings director Darryn Odering said the Government had "abdicated its responsibilities".

Long-time Easter trading law flouter says the Government is "passing the buck" by making local councils decide.

Cold winds and heavy rain ahead

Cold winds and heavy rain are expected to arrive in Canterbury on Friday.

South Island misses brunt of North Island's bad weather, but cold winds and heavy rain expected on Friday.

Rain on the way

Rainfall is expected over Canterbury on Wednesday evening, and could become heavy by Friday.

Cloudy morning a sign wet weather is on the way for Cantabrians.

Country make winning start

Canterbury Country made a winning start to the South Island rugby premiership in Culverden on Saturday.

Canterbury Country held off Nelson Bays 32-28 in the South Island rugby premiership.

Kaiapoi roll growth spurs funding increase

Kaiapoi High School principal Bruce Kearney, outside one of the blocks to be demolished for new classrooms, said the ...

Kaiapoi High School will get an extra $6.6 million in Government funding as part of its redevelopment.

Mid Canterbury Selwyn

Mid Canterbury beat North Otago in thriller

Timoci Nabekeke scores what ended up being Mid Canterbury's winning try against North Otago. Mid Canterbury won 40-32.

Mid Canterbury have beaten North Otago 40-32 in the opening round of rugby's Heartland Championship.

Easter Sunday trading law 'archaic'

Oderings director Darryn Odering said the Government had "abdicated its responsibilities".

Long-time Easter trading law flouter says the Government is "passing the buck" by making local councils decide.

Rolleston youngster scores 116 tries

Canterbury 6-year-old Carter Bedford in action for Rolleston Silver.

Carter Bedford may only be six years old, but he's got mad rugby skills.

Cold winds and heavy rain ahead

Cold winds and heavy rain are expected to arrive in Canterbury on Friday.

South Island misses brunt of North Island's bad weather, but cold winds and heavy rain expected on Friday.

Rain on the way

Rainfall is expected over Canterbury on Wednesday evening, and could become heavy by Friday.

Cloudy morning a sign wet weather is on the way for Cantabrians.

West Coast

Teen killed in Hokitika crash 'an absolute trouper' video

Motorists are being diverted from State Highway 6 along Blue Spur after a cyclist died in a crash with a truck just ...

A teenage cyclist killed on the road on the West Coast has been described as a hard worker and great kid.

Farmer flees after threats on kids

Threats painted on Russell Copland's Milltown property.

West Coast farmer faces threatening to kill charge amid claims of late night gun shots, greenstone pilfering, stolen cattle and police inaction.

Cafe worker unpaid for three months

A Springs Junction cafe has been ordered to pay almost $12,000 to a former worker who it did not pay for three months.

Springs Junction cafe claimed staffer volunteered to work to help out a friend.

Canine rescued from crevice

Middy and owner Charis Sweeney are reunited after Middy was rescued from a a 10-metre crevice in West Coast bush.

Firefighters rescue trapped dog after two days stuck down a 10-metre crevice on the West Coast.

140-year-old footbridge closed

A 140-year-old footbridge has been closed due to safety concerns at Grey Base Hospital in Greymouth.

 Safety concerns has closed a 140-year-old footbridge at Grey Base Hospital.

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