Fire destroys Christchurch building video

The building was at the rear of a Woolston property. Firefighters are working to protect nearby other flats.

0 min ago  Firefighters work to stop building fire spreading to nearby homes, while police close road.

'Smoke and mirrors' over surgery data

Canterbury Charity Hospital founder Phil Bagshaw believes the Government is skewing its unmet need figures.

6:06 AM  Government data showing only 4 per cent of Cantabrians missing out on surgery 'complete fudge', Canterbury Charity Hospital founder says.  

Swing reviewed after malfunction

A person was left suspended 160m above the Nevis River after an equipment malfunction.

Queenstown adventure-seeker was left hanging 160m in the air after an equipment malfunction.

Simon Barnett describes rescue video

Simon Barnett detailed his terrifying experience with More Fm listeners on Tuesday morning.

Radio host says his heart was in his mouth when he pulled over to help a screaming woman from a wrecked car.

Maia Health raises $2.2m

Michael Flatman, chief executive of the Maia Health Foundation.

Plans for an expanded hospital rooftop helipad closer after $2.2m pledged for new Christchurch health charity.

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Christchurch Earthquake 2011

15 years of taking earth's pulse video

GeoNet director Dr Ken Gledhill.

From cassette tapes and snail mail to capturing Canterbury at high resolution, GeoNet has come a long way.

Son's liver saves dad's life

Evan Smith from the Avon-Otakaro Network

Avon-Otakaro Network co-chair says his private cancer battle is "symbolic of change".

A wall to keep the boulders out

Henry Couch with the concrete blocks he hopes will make his family's homes safe to live in again.

Concrete blocks to stop the rocks? Henry Couch hopes this will make his home safe again.

Rebuilding stone by stone

The Church of the Holy Innocents at Peel Forest was damaged in the September 2010 earthquake.

 A third generation stonemason from Northern Ireland visits Mount Peel to strengthen the Church of the Holy Innocents.

Educator receives special honour

Jacqueline Duncan has spent 44 years teaching and has been a principal for 29 years.

Jacqueline Duncan knew exactly what to do when the earth started moving under her feet.

North Canterbury

Defending champion Saracens storm into North Canterbury playoffs

Saracens V Ashley July 23 at Southbrook

The Bus honored, Glenmark's big turnaround and Saracens storm into playoffs in a big weekend of North Canterbury rugby.

Pair arrested following raid

Witnesses reported seeing members of the armed offenders squad and other police officers at a property in Rangiora.

Two people have been arrested following a drug raid in North Canterbury.

Two injured in Kaiapoi crash

Two people have been injured in a crash north of Christchurch.

Jaws of life used to cut free one person from their car as crash injures two.

Frosty start for Canterbury

Christchurch is in store for a high of 11 degrees Celsius on Tuesday.

Despite a cold start, the South Island is in for a fine day with sun throughout.

Crash victims critical of prosecution

Leo and Teresa Sluys were knocked off their motorbike by a truck driver and are angry the Police didn't charge the ...

Couple disappointed with police handling of the prosecution of a truck driver who knocked them off their motorcycle

Mid Canterbury Selwyn

'Life-changing' operation ahead for girl with cerebral palsy

Meet the McLachlans: Alex, 12, dad Duncan, Charlee, 4, mum Anna, Jorja, 4, and Lane, 16.

Charlee McLachlan, 4, wants to be able to walk and play just like her twin sister.

Mummy's little hero

Angelique Protheroe credits her son, Jordan, 8, with keeping her alive and says he is her hero.

As Angelique Protheroe sat trapped with broken bones, her eight-year-old son Jordan urged her to stay calm.

Rakaia chase fourth straight Watters Cup crown

Rakaia's Nete Caucau takes the ball into contact  overpowered Celtic in Saturday's Watters Cup rugby semi-final.

 Rakaia advanced to a fourth straight Mid Canterbury final while Southbridge got the better of Waihora in Ellesmere's top-of-the-table clash.

Frosty start for Canterbury

Christchurch is in store for a high of 11 degrees Celsius on Tuesday.

Despite a cold start, the South Island is in for a fine day with sun throughout.

Woolies casualties include Countdown

Countdown has held its own in the New Zealand market but its Australian parent Woolworths is not enjoying such happy times..

Six Countdown stores to close as Australian parent company undergoes major restructure.

West Coast

'Every mother's worst nightmare'

Dylan Greer, 16, and mum Darlene Henham want people to speak out about suicide in the hope it can prevent more deaths. ...

Every time Darlene Henham's son said "goodnight" she was afraid she would never see him again.

Long wait for Arbon drug trial

West Coast beekeeper Roy Arbon lost $200,000 in an email scam, $5000 to a fake Russian girlfriend and more in an ...

No bail for West Coast beekeeper who waits trial on cocaine charges in Australian prison.

Strong quake rocks South Island

The tremor struck 12km deep and 20km north-west of Haast.

A magnitude 5.0 earthquake has struck near Haast on the South Island's West Coast.

Frosty start for Canterbury

Christchurch is in store for a high of 11 degrees Celsius on Tuesday.

Despite a cold start, the South Island is in for a fine day with sun throughout.

Trouble in Cowboy Paradise

Arahura Valley beef farmer Mike Milne started his tourist venture 'Cowboy Paradise' in 2000 and hopes to see a boom ...

A West Coast farmer would not sign an easement for a national cycle trail, then the council shut his business down.

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