Man dies when taxi hits house

A man died after crashing his taxi into an Avonhead property. It is believed the crash was caused by a medical event.

6:27 AM  A man has died after crashing his taxi into a house due to a medical event in Christchurch.

Solomon lacks confidence in boss

Sir Mark Solomon, former kaiwhakahaere (chairman) of Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu says his tribal organisation is not ...

6:12 AM  Former Ngai Tahu leader has a last crack at his former chief executive.

New barrier for 'terrifying' road

Flowers at the site of the fatal crash on Main Rd between Sumner and Redcliffs.

6:04 AM  Flimsy fence to be replaced with barrier on busy seaside route that was the scene of a fatal crash.

Crash victims just moved to NZ

Kamalpreet Singh, 23, left, and Lovepreet Singh, 19, died in a crash between the car they were travelling in and a truck ...

The two men killed in a head-on, two-vehicle North Canterbury crash were new to the country.

'Quake brain' frustrating Cantabs

Cantabrians finding themselves getting lost, or forgetting their grocery list may be suffering from trauma from the ...

"Quake brain" is affected Cantabrians' cognitive abilities, according to a new study.

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Christchurch Earthquake 2011

'Quake brain' frustrating Cantabs

Cantabrians finding themselves getting lost, or forgetting their grocery list may be suffering from trauma from the ...

"Quake brain" is affected Cantabrians' cognitive abilities, according to a new study.

$98m in quake cash grants

Delivering winter warmth to Christchurch: Red Cross Christchurch Recovery Team members Anna Brooke, left, and Simon Makker.

The Red Cross has distributed $98 million in cash grants for earthquake recovery in Canterbury since 2010.

Legacy for quake victims

Lisa Patricia Willems was killed in the February 22, 2011, Christchurch earthquake.

Six years after Lisa Willems died, her husband has helped gift a major public artwork to Christchurch as part of an $85m development.

Clip art: a visual quake story

Bronwyn Walker used 1952 newspaper clippings to make her artwork, 12:51.

After the earthquake, one Christchurch woman grabbed her scissors.

New East Lake plans

The East Lake Trust have released an indicative design for a proposed flat water facility in Christchurch's red zone.

The group behind the proposal for a lake in Christchurch's red zone have released new plans.

North Canterbury

Crash victims just moved to NZ

Kamalpreet Singh, 23, left, and Lovepreet Singh, 19, died in a crash between the car they were travelling in and a truck ...

The two men killed in a head-on, two-vehicle North Canterbury crash were new to the country.

Hutton's shearwater colonies hit hard

A Hutton's Shearwater chick. Only a few birds have been handed in on March's Fly Safe month, and Hutton's Shearwater ...

Colonies of Kaikoura's most famous bird - the Hutton's shearwater - hit hard by last year's quake.

Casino, red-light district unlikely in Hanmer

The Hurunui Tourism Board is looking to support events and business which complement the region's brand as an outdoors ...

Potential new focus for Hurunui tourism.

Fine day in the Mainland

Pre-dawn fog makes for a misty mid-week commute to work for those in Christchurch.

Scattered showers will dampen some southern centres on an otherwise fine day across the regions.

Two killed as car mangled in crash video

Two occupants of the car died at the scene.

Two people have been confirmed dead in a crash near Culverden which left the car in a crumpled wreck.

Mid Canterbury Selwyn

Toxic algae warning lifted

Potentially toxic blue-green algae has cleared from the Selwyn River at Whitecliffs, but health warnings remain in place ...

A health warning for part of the Selwyn (Waikirikiri) River has been lifted after potentially toxic algae cleared.

Fine day in the Mainland

Pre-dawn fog makes for a misty mid-week commute to work for those in Christchurch.

Scattered showers will dampen some southern centres on an otherwise fine day across the regions.

$1.5 million donation to Ashburton Hospital

CDHB chief executive David Meates (left) accepts a $.15 million donation for Ashburton Hospital, from Advance ...

Ashburton Hospital has received a $1.5 million donation towards its upgrade.

Seven bonus-point wins in Country rugby

Combined Country Cup rugby action between Methven and Oxford.

Bonus point wins were the order of the day in round one of the Combined Country Cup rugby competition.

Goodbye rain, hello sun

A warm day is ahead for southerners as the sun breaks through the fog on Tuesday morning.

Mild weather follows a drizzly start to the week in the mainland on Tuesday,

West Coast

Fatal crash investigation begins

Noel Edward Wilson died on Monday after crashing his helicopter near Reefton.

Investigation under way into helicopter crash near Reefton that killed Noel 'Grumbles' Wilson.

Fine day in the Mainland

Pre-dawn fog makes for a misty mid-week commute to work for those in Christchurch.

Scattered showers will dampen some southern centres on an otherwise fine day across the regions.

The battle for our water

A company is seeking consent to export water overseas from a tributary of the Arawhata River near Haast

A company wants to take 800 million litres of pristine West Coast water every month. But some Kiwis are fighting back.

The questions around Gloriavale

The Government investigation is the first of its kind into life at Gloriavale.

What happens if there are more sexual assault allegations at Gloriavale? Well, the charity won't call the police but investigate themselves.

Chopper crash kills 'true Coaster'

Noel Edward Wilson was "a true West Coaster", his friend said.

He took no nonsense and gave no quarter. Noel "Grumbles" Wilson was a man among men.

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