Dairy owners fear robbery spike

7:00 PM  Christchurch liquor store and dairy owners fear a January hike in cigarette prices will fuel more robberies.

'Why do I live here?'

Motorcycle enthusiast Ron Hebberd says he is trying not to let the quakes in Seddon get him down.

6:49 PM  Residents still recovering from Kaikoura quake on edge after severe shake.

McLaren driver charged

A McLaren F1 car valued at several million dollars crashed into a ditch on Sunday.

6:09 PM  A man who crashed a McLaren F1 sports car valued at an estimated $20m faces careless driving charges.

Road 'caved in'

Traffic queues on road between Murchison and Blenheim as the bridge gets resealed on State Highway 63.

5:41 PM  Massive queues on the inland alternative to SH1 grinds to a halt as crews work feverishly to repair a bridge near St Arnaud.

Seclusion in five Canty schools

The Ministry of Education has released the names of five Canterbury schools who it says used seclusion in 2016, but some ...

5:30 PM  Schools say they've been unfairly fingered by the ministry for ensuring students' safety.

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Christchurch Earthquake 2011

Meet the unapologetic scientist

GeoNet boss Ken Gledhill at the offices in Avalon, Wellington.

Earthquakes are geophysics in action and an endless source of fascination to GeoNet boss Dr Ken Gledhill.

Quake zoning 'human rights breach'

Ralph Bungard had to wait years for certainty about his red-zoned home and his stress levels to fall.

Red-zoning of Christchurch quake land infringed human rights, report says.

Lessons not learnt, says CTV widower.

Maan Alkaisi lost his wife in the CTV Building collapse. He says he's angry that we're still making the same mistakes in ...

A Christchurch man, grieving his wife who died in the CTV building's collapse, questions whether New Zealand has learned anything from the earthquake.

A dog, a ute and a radio gallery video

Gideon Couper: "I just see a variety of repairs that would boggle your mind."

You too can make a mint as a builder in post-quake Canterbury. All you need is a dog, a ute and radio.

18 lights, one Chch junction video

The upgraded Tuam St and High St has 19 traffic light poles, which has been called "kinda overkill".

Could this be New Zealand's most over-engineered junction?

North Canterbury

Quake hit pub gets temporary bar for Christmas

Prime Minister John Key assesses the damage to the Waiau Lodge Hotel.

Waiau's quake-ravaged pub to open a pop-up bar for Christmas offering respite to the weary community.

NZ's best fruit mince pie revealed

Stephanie Muethel with her award-winning "snowflake" fruit mince pie.

Mother-in-law's recipe a key ingredient in NZ's winning fruit mince pie.

Parents seek evacuation plans

Bailey Rijkers, right, says she is not that anxious about her daughter Shelby, 5, returning to school because she knows ...

Kaikoura parents think time at school will be good for their kids, but want to know about evacuation plans if another quake hits.

First civilians make it through

The first public vehicles drove into Kaikoura in a convoy on the Inland Road on Wednesday.

About 50 vehicles drove through to Kaikoura, but south-bound convoy called off due to safety concerns.

Quake won't keep Santa away

Mia Ormby and Kohana Bourke outside the 20-foot shipping container at Casebrook Intermediate School, as a stash of ...

An emotional encounter after Japan's killer tsunami spurred two Christchurch students to show quake-hit Kaikoura kids they aren't alone.

Mid Canterbury Selwyn

Body of climber found

A view of the Waimakariri River from Mt Harper, where a climber fatally fell on Thursday.

Police working to formally identify climber who fatally fell on mountain in Arthur's Pass.

Shield challenges confirmed

Canterbury captain Luke Whitelock accepts the Ranfurly Shield from Waikato counterpart Whetu Douglas after Canterbury ...

Wanganui and Mid Canterbury to challenge for the Ranfurly Shield.

Ashburton to host Ranfurly Shield Challenge

Mid Canterbury will host Canterbury in a Ranfurly Shield challenge in Ashburton on August 4 next year.

Mid Canterbury will host a Ranfurly Shield challenge against Canterbury next year.

Sefton to take on Leeston-Southbridge in Country Premier final

Sefton celebrate the key wicket of Southbrook's Shana Stewart  in Canterbury Country Premier club semi-finals.

 Dominant first-up batting displays had Sefton and Leeston-Southbridge both upset their hosts in the semi-finals on Saturday.

Cooper wins Longbeach Challenge

The Longbeach Coastal Classic.

Anton Cooper adds another Longbeach Coastal Challenge title to his name.

West Coast

New health centre for Westport

West Coast Hospital Redevelopment Partnership Group chairwoman Cathy Cooney

Westport will get a new 10-bed health centre, much smaller and much later than planned.

South Island councils work on school traffic safety

The word STOP is scrawled in a 70kmh zone on Anzac Drive/SH74 near Wainoni School.

Safer speed zones, special crossings, and innovative solutions to a potentially deadly problem.

Father of dying teen 'isolated'

Ray Harrison and his son Michael have battled cancer and bureaucracy.

Ray Harrison is struggling to coordinate medical care his sick boy after being wrongly told he had to pay $500 for a phone.

Carnegie building to be strengthened

The Carnegie building in Hokitika has been closed because it meets only 12 per cent of the national building standard.

Hokitika's historic but quake prone Carnegie building will be strengthened.

Contractor defends Pike work

Pike River families protest at the mine gates.

West Coast contractor defends role in sealing Pike River mine. 

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