Cold cases: holding on to hope

Maria Strydom succumbed to altitude sickness while climbing Mt Everest last week with her husband Robert Gropel.

3 min ago  What happens when families wait years for their loved ones to return?

Car smashes into house

The crash caused significant damage.

10:47 AM  A car crashed into a house in Christchurch, wiping out a conservatory.

Person killed by train in Rakaia

Police say one person was killed after they were hit by a train in Rakaia, Canterbury.

Train driver relieved of duties after fatal collision.

Grieving husband's anger

Ross Neal, of the Racing Integrity Unit, at a hearing into charges against jockey David Walker.

Woman's motel room death prompts call for senior racing industry investigator's resignation.

Rain to ease in Canterbury

Rain will ease, but don't expect a break from the cold temperatures.

Some of the South Island's wet weather is expected to retreat, but don't expect a break from the cold temperatures.

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Christchurch Earthquake 2011

The liquefaction under the floor video

Paul Gilbertson has had 34 tonnes of liquefaction removed from under his house.

34 tonnes of liquefaction and water was removed from a Christchurch man's rotting, quake-damaged home.

$8.5m quake claim gallery

This luxury Redcliffs home is at the centre of a pricey High Court wrangle in Christchurch.

Owners of luxury Christchurch property claim it will cost nearly the same as fixing the New Brighton Pier to rebuild.

Insurer mum on asbestos

The Bond family have been left wondering after asbestos was found in the soil and building debris on the section they ...

Questions have been raised about whether a Government-owned insurer both tested and removed asbestos before a demolition.

$800k property with asbestos surprise

The Bond family have been left wondering after asbestos was found in the soil and building debris on the section they ...

The site of a Christchurch family's dream home is now just a pile of contaminated dirt.

EQC: 'Turn off the tap'

EQC chief executive Ian Simpson.

EQC is making an effort to "turn off the tap" on homeowners seeking second time repairs, a presentation shows.

North Canterbury

Online lothario appears in Christchurch

Paul William Abbott, 33, has resurfaced in Canterbury, police say.

Paul Abbott, who has caused concern with online dating activities in Marlborough, is in Canterbury, police say.

Woman admits meth dealing

Kelsi Anne Sherriff, 25, has admitted charges of supplying cannabis and methamphetamine.

Police say Canterbury woman sold methamphetamine to fund her own addiction.

Bypass for Blenheim?

A bypass to divert heavy vehicles from Grove Rd, in Blenheim, will be considered as part of New Zealand Transport Agency ...

A diversion taking trucks and heavy vehicles away from Blenheim may still be on the cards.

Screech for the Skye video

Skye's vocabulary continues to grow and he can now congratulate himself by saying "good boy, Skye".

Skye the Indian Ringneck parakeet might be the most famous bird in New Zealand.

A hearty thanks

Kaikoura Youth Council members, from left, Mahana Gillies, Petra Jellyman, Josh Beardmore, Olly Hughes, Te Aomihia Te ...

Young people were up before sunrise cooking breakfast for volunteers.

Mid Canterbury Selwyn

Person killed by train in Rakaia

Police say one person was killed after they were hit by a train in Rakaia, Canterbury.

Train driver relieved of duties after fatal collision.

Teacher 'role model' despite jail

Bruce Blackburn's lawyer defended him, describing him as "a committed Buddhist . . . who would not knowingly hurt any ...

Man who called himself a "bloody good role model for children", despite serving jail time, allowed to continue teaching.

Online lothario appears in Christchurch

Paul William Abbott, 33, has resurfaced in Canterbury, police say.

Paul Abbott, who has caused concern with online dating activities in Marlborough, is in Canterbury, police say.

Assault charge joined to murder prosecution

Marcus Luke Tucker, 36, was found dead near Lake Ellesmere on April 25.

Police move to join serious assault charge with murder prosecution over death of Marcus Tucker.

Rich lister gets quarry consent

Philip Carter has gained a resource consent to establish and operate a quarry on West Coast Rd, but says he has no plans ...

South Island's richest man, developer Philip Carter, has been given the go-ahead for a quarry in Christchurch's west.

West Coast

Pioneer statue stoush

An artist impression of Hokitika's pioneer statue on its original Fizherbert St site.

No-one can agree on moving West Coast town's pioneer statue.

Cold cases: holding on to hope

Maria Strydom succumbed to altitude sickness while climbing Mt Everest last week with her husband Robert Gropel.

What happens when families wait years for their loved ones to return?

Missing Greymouth woman found

Belynda Hammond, 42, was last seen at 10am on May 24 in Greymouth.

A West Coast woman missing for three days has been found.

Dead toddler's mum leads march video

Events for the March for Moko campaign have been held around the country, with the latest held in Greymouth on Friday.

Mother of killed Greymouth toddler Leith Hutchison thanks marchers against child abuse through tears.

Arthur's Pass closed overnight

Work to repair the Bealey Bridge near Arthur's Pass is almost finished.

Arthur's Pass will be closed overnight Saturday as work to repair a one-way bridge is finished.

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