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12:12 PM Footage of a dead minke whale on board a Japanese whaling vessel was a key moment in the battle against Japanese whalers, a Sea Shepherd captain says.
10:51 AM Port Hills cordons have been relaxed but council says that's just for residents – not the curious.
Search called off overnight after person goes missing in the Marlborough Sounds.
A stoush has erupted over a tall, 87-year-old tree in Christchurch's Mt Pleasant.
Police will only consider manslaughter charges in their investigation of the CTV building collapse.
Christchurch's earthquake memorial is "a place to grieve, but also a place to hope", says Prime Minister Bill English.
Watch how the city has - or in some cases, has not - changed since before the major earthquakes to now.
The 185 people killed in the February 2011 quake are forever memorialised on a wall in Christchurch's centre.
Memorials are prone to attracting controversy, writes Steve Meacham as Christchurch's earthquake memorial is unveiled today.
Construction is set to get underway at Ravenswood next month.
Waimakariri is lifestyle central since the Canterbury quakes, but how does a plastics factory fit in?
Ashley is the notable absentee from the Combined Country Cup rugby competition.
The CDHB is following through with plans to expand after-hours health services in North Canterbury.
International Hockey test between New Zealand and USA women to be played on new $2m turf.
Where is the best place for Ashburton's new public library?
High temperatures have forced Ashburton's only indoor swimming pool to shut its doors.
Christchurch mayor takes responsibility for communication problems during the Port Hills fire.
A manslaughter trial has begun in Timaru over the death of Ashburton man Arran James Gairns.
All tracks and open areas are off limits while firefighters dampen hot spots.
A member of the Westland District Council's executive team is being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office.
The Westland District Council hasn't renewed its chief executive's contract, instead choosing to advertise the role.
A West Coast couple are now bankrupt over a $90,000 debt to their local council.
A key West Coast tourist attraction has closed down amid claims it hasn't met new mining regulations.
Police reassure the public they are not in danger after a 14-year-old girl was reportedly attacked on a West Coast walking track.