Hagley Park key to Electric Avenue success, organisers say

Keeping the fans happy, Electric Avenue in Hagley Park on Saturday.

15 min ago  Music festival increases crowds by 50 per cent in one year.

Sea Shepherd arrives in Dunedin video

A Sea Shepherd helicopter has tracked Japan's whaling fleet.

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.

'Rubberneckers not welcome' video

Although there have been no "issues to speak of", non-residents have been told to stay away.

10:51 AM  Port Hills cordons have been relaxed but council says that's just for residents – not the curious.

Diver missing, search resumed

The Marlborough Coastguard has been helping to search for a missing diver in the Marlborough Sounds.

Search called off overnight after person goes missing in the Marlborough Sounds.

Stoush over big, old Mt Pleasant tree

Eddie du Plessis, left, and Derry Lee, want to save this big tree.

A stoush has erupted over a tall, 87-year-old tree in Christchurch's Mt Pleasant.

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Christchurch Earthquake 2011

Manslaughter only option in CTV case

Search and recovery at the CTV building after the February 22, 2011, earthquake struck Christchurch.

Police will only consider manslaughter charges in their investigation of the CTV building collapse.

'A place to grieve and hope' video

A note for Matty Beaumont, who died in the CTV building, above his name on the memorial. It reads: "We think of you ...

Christchurch's earthquake memorial is "a place to grieve, but also a place to hope", says Prime Minister Bill English.

See how Christchurch has changed

Remember this? Christchurch's City Mall through to Bridge of Remembrance in 2008.

Watch how the city has - or in some cases, has not - changed since before the major earthquakes to now.

Memorial wall 'just perfect'

Oi Manawa, the official memorial for the 185 people who died in the 2011 earthquake.

The 185 people killed in the February 2011 quake are forever memorialised on a wall in Christchurch's centre.

Lessons from memorials around the world

Berlin's Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, visited by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last week, is a ...

Memorials are prone to attracting controversy, writes Steve Meacham as Christchurch's earthquake memorial is unveiled today.

North Canterbury

Ravenswood construction to start in March

An artists impression of the Ravenswood development, showing  SH1 on the far right.

Construction is set to get underway at Ravenswood next month.

Lifestylers hot under the collar

Grant Edge says it's not on that lifestylers should have a plastics factory land next door.

Waimakariri is lifestyle central since the Canterbury quakes, but how does a plastics factory fit in?

Ashley absent from Combined Country Cup rugby

Ashley's Pita Sekilagi looking to get the ball away against Prebbleton in the 2016 Liusetti Seeds Combined Country Cup.

Ashley is the notable absentee from the Combined Country Cup rugby competition.

After-hours service coming in 2017

The Rangiora Health Hub is expected to become home to after-hours services.

The CDHB is following through with plans to expand after-hours health services in North Canterbury.

Black Sticks double header in North Canterbury

The new $2m Waimakariri Hockey Turf in Rangiora.

International Hockey test between New Zealand and USA women to be played on new $2m turf.

Mid Canterbury Selwyn

College potential site for new library

The present Ashburton Public Library.

Where is the best place for Ashburton's new public library?

Heat closes swimming pool

Ashburton's EA Networks Centre pool has closed due to high temperatures on Tuesday afternoon.

High temperatures have forced Ashburton's only indoor swimming pool to shut its doors.

Dalziel: 'I am taking responsibility'

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel at a meeting for residents affected by the Port Hills fires on Saturday.

Christchurch mayor takes responsibility for communication problems during the Port Hills fire.

Manslaughter trial under way

A manslaughter trial over the death of Arran Gairns has begun in the High Court in Timaru.

A manslaughter trial has begun in Timaru over the death of Ashburton man Arran James Gairns.

Port Hills tracks closed for weeks video

Bush around the Cass Ridge and Ella's tracks near Governors Bay has been destroyed.

All tracks and open areas are off limits while firefighters dampen hot spots.

West Coast

Council manager investigated

Westland District Council assets manager Vivek Goel.

A member of the Westland District Council's executive team is being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office.

Council chief executive to go

Westland Council chief executive Tanya Winter's five-year contract expires in September.

The Westland District Council hasn't renewed its chief executive's contract, instead choosing to advertise the role.

Couple bankrupt on council debt

Doug and Christine Banks owe the Grey District Council almost $81,000.

A West Coast couple are now bankrupt over a $90,000 debt to their local council.

Denniston tourist mine closed

The Denniston Experience tourism attraction near Westport.

A key West Coast tourist attraction has closed down amid claims it hasn't met new mining regulations. 

Public reassured after sex assault

A 14-year-old girl is receiving support after reportedly being sexually attacked in Greymouth last month.

Police reassure the public they are not in danger after a 14-year-old girl was reportedly attacked on a West Coast walking track.

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