Hand almost severed video

The scene at Taieri Beach Rd south of Dunedin where a man has been arrested following an alleged attack on another man ...

3 min ago  A man's hand was left "just" hanging on after a machete attack near Dunedin.

Countdown on for Springsteen fans

Superfan Gill Cross has seen Bruce Springsteen perform about 150 times and has waited 36 years for a dance with her idol.

4 min ago  Super fans of The Boss are gathering outside the arena with posters in hand just hours out from the start of his Christchurch show.

Heat may close swimming pool

Ashburton's EA Networks Centre pool is likely to close due to high temperatures.

10 min ago  High temperatures could force Ashburton's only indoor swimming pool to shut its doors.

New start for gallery restaurant

Tony Astle outside his new premises at the Christchurch Art Gallery.

15 min ago  Christchurch Art Gallery's restaurant - closed since the earthquakes - will be reopened by well-known restaurateur Tony¬†Astle.

Woeful driving video takes off

A driver crossing the centreline on the Crown Range road near Queenstown on January 26.

1:51 PM  Camera footage shows driver repeatedly weaving over centreline on one of NZ's most tricky roads.

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Christchurch Earthquake 2011

Quake hero on The Boss' side

Michael Harford rescued seven people from the PGC Building after the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. This week, he is ...

On the eve of the 6th anniversary of the Christchurch earthquake, hero Michael Harford is back - but now he's working for The Boss.

A knack for memorial designs

Grega Vezjak doesn't know if his winning earthquake memorial design in Christchurch influenced the judges of a Vietnam ...

The designer of Christchurch's earthquake memorial has a gift for designing memorials half a world away.

How the quake memorial works

This is an artist's impression of the Christchurch earthquake memorial. The names of the dead are inscribed on the ...

 After much debate, the Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial opens this week.

When art crosses a line video

Earthquake Families Trust chairman Bruce McEachen says that the chairs will not be moved to the CTV site.

Some families who lost relatives in the 2011 quake say the white chair memorial is inappropriate and they want it gone.

Agency appeals class action

Grant Cameron, the solicitor for members of the class action, says the appeal is unsurprising.

Another obstacle faces the group hoping to take Southern Response to court in a class action.

North Canterbury

Quake aid up in the air

A Kaikoura business owner says the town will need on-going financial assistance until access is restored on State ...

Kaikoura business owners say they need it, but Government's tight-lipped about the future of its payment for quake-hit firms.

'A funny little milestone'

Harper, of Tuahiwi, is also a Justice of the Peace, funeral celebrant and president of the McAlpines North Canterbury ...

In 50 years at Customs, Ray Harper has seen changes in technology, drug busts, and human behaviour "a bit different".

Port Hills tracks closed for weeks video

Bush around the Cass Ridge and Ella's tracks near Governors Bay has been destroyed.

All tracks and open areas are off limits while firefighters dampen hot spots.

Country Fete moves to Glenmark

Warm temperatures and clear blue skies greeted the thousands who turned up to the fete's 25th anniversary in 2016.

North Canterbury's famous Christmas Country Fete is on the move after finding a new owner.

27,000 claims from quake

Thousands of houses were damaged in the November 14 earthquake, including Tony Guthrie's home in Kaikoura.

Over 18,000 claims for building damage and nearly 3000 for building and contents.

Mid Canterbury Selwyn

Heat may close swimming pool

Ashburton's EA Networks Centre pool is likely to close due to high temperatures.

High temperatures could force Ashburton's only indoor swimming pool to shut its doors.

Dalziel: 'I am taking responsibility'

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel at a meeting for residents affected by the Port Hills fires on Saturday.

Christchurch mayor takes responsibility for communication problems during the Port Hills fire.

Manslaughter trial under way

A manslaughter trial over the death of Arran Gairns has begun in the High Court in Timaru.

A manslaughter trial has begun in Timaru over the death of Ashburton man Arran James Gairns.

Questions rise from the ashes video

The Port Hills fire burns at Governors Bay.

Were firefighters pulled out too soon in Christchurch? What's up at Civil Defence? And when can residents go home?

1400 allowed home after fires video

'It's all gone' – heartbroken Port Hills residents return to destroyed homes

The painful wait is over - more than 1400 fire evacuees able to return to check their homes as cordons lift.

West Coast

Public reassured after sex assault

A 14-year-old girl is receiving support after reportedly being sexually attacked in Greymouth last month.

Police reassure the public they are not in danger after a 14-year-old girl was reportedly attacked on a West Coast walking track.

West Coast's power restored

Power was cut to 12,000 customers on the West Coast.

Substation fault wipes out electricity for 12,000 Transpower customers.

Westport wasteland transformed

The Kawatiri River Trail and Kawatiri Beach Reserve was built by volunteers over six years transforming a wasteland into ...

For six years a group of Westport volunteers have worked to transform a muddy sea of gorse by hand into stunning cycle trails.

Peter Whittall appeal rejected

The Court of Appeal has upheld a ruling rejecting a judicial review of the decision to drop charges against former Pike ...

Families left "absolutely gutted" as efforts to get charges against Pike River's former boss reinstated fail.

Bush survivor's ordeal nearly over

Shelley Crooks survived six weeks in the West Coast bush by eking out her rations, and eating bugs and plants.

Shelley Crooks, who survived for six weeks lost in West Coast bush, is one step closer to home.

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