Dreamliner puts others in the shade

If public spooning and toilet art work make your flight more comfortable, the Air NZ Dreamliner is the plane for you.

Girls' High loses bid to delay path

Christchurch Girls' High School 5:00am Christchurch Girls' High School has lost its bid to get construction of a cycle path along Matai St East delayed.

Night on town for fake French hens

Cecile Meier 5:00am OPINION: Herds of hysterical women dressed in pink roaming the streets made me cringe.

Victim wants name known

Court 5:00am The victim of an indecent act is at the centre of a legal battle to name a well-known Otago man.

Southland sign deaf player

Morgan Mitchell 5:00am Morgan Mitchell plays a quiet game on the rugby field, using his lip reading skills where possible.

Gold medallist hailed by video haka

Christchurch Boys' High mass haka It's not every day hundreds perform a haka in your honour but Anton Cooper's days are far from ordinary.

Cycle path to go ahead

Christchurch Girls' High has lost its bid to delay construction of new cycle path along Matai St East.

School's microchip 'reward' plan

Short list of $200m schools

Microchip plan on hold

A North Canterbury primary school has put a hold on its controversial microchip bracelet programme.

Wild wind behind rural fires

Fire Service firefighters generic Firefighters kept busy as winds up to 130kmh level powerlines and fuel scrub fires over Canterbury.

Twisters possible

Canterbury set for gusts of up to 150kmh while West Coast could expect small tornadoes.

Severe weather for West Coast

Christchurch weather today

Temperatures soar for July end

Mid-winter temperatures have reached 22C in Christchurch, near the city record.

West Coast road reopens after slip

Road closed State Highway 6 briefly closed after rain dislodges slip but reopens this morning.

Rail decision a failure

The decision to nix the prospect of commuter rail for Canterbury is short-sighted and disappointing.

E-bikes powering up riders

Central city traffic delays

Criminal privacy breach

Personal documents and addresses found in city streets were stored at the top of a car park building.

Flooded may get cash to lift homes

Waimea Tce flooding Council considering giving flood-prone residents up to $20k towards cost of raising homes.

Red-zone plan meant to help

Court hears red-zone offers were designed to give people control, not force them off their land.

Truckloads of hazardous waste

Quake zoning 'reflected urgency'

More time to mull over buyouts

Port Hills red-zoners get six-month extension on Crown's offer to purchase their homes.

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The lower drink-driving limits from December are:

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