Duck shooter flown to hospital after being shot in the hand

Senior Sergeant Vaughn Lapslie said the man, in his 30s, was being flown to Christchurch Hospital from Lismore, near ...

0 min ago  Man shot in hand on first day of duck season.

Plastic polluting beach

Some samples of plastic found on the beach.

8:07 AM  Tiny particles of plastic are washing onto Canterbury shores, polluting beaches and threatening fish.

House fire under investgiation

A fire investigator has been called in to investigate the cause of the blaze.

7:29 AM  The blaze in Milton, Otago is now under control but a fire investigator has been called in.

Babies the size of water bottles

Elise Hartley gave birth to twins Amber and Daniel when she was just 23 weeks pregnant.

Twins Amber and Daniel had a 27 per cent chance of survival. Now they are going home.

Sumner locals dance for a good cause

Pharmacist Dane Bell with dance partner and head of Sumner School PTA Amanda Price, one of 10 couples taking part in ...

Ever wondered if your local pharmacist could dance? Christchurch's Sumner community is about to find out.

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Christchurch Earthquake 2011

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.

Quake house 'rotting away'

Bevan Craig believes the house is now a "write-off".

 Paul Gilbertson's home is in "serious trouble" after sitting untouched since the 2011 earthquakes.

'I'll believe it when I see it'

EQC have closed Mandy Fraser's claim, but have not repaired up to a 'when new' standard as they are legally required to do.

Homeowners expect a fight to have earthquake repairs reviewed and fixed to "when new" standard. Mandy Fraser is one of them.

North Canterbury

Could organics save Kaikoura?

Fonterra has closed its Kaikoura cheese factory.

Dairy farmer explains "enormous potential" to make organic cheese at closed Fonterra factory.

16C high for Christchurch

Fine weather and a high of 16 degrees Celsius has been forecast for Christchurch on Friday.

It's set to be a fine end to the week, with only light winds throughout the South Island.

Lagoon growth 'phenomenal'

Te Kohaka o Tuhaitara Trust general manager Greg Byrne says the growth at Tutaepatu Lagoon in the past five years is ...

30,000 native plants and 800 pests trapped at Tutaepatu Lagoon in five years.

Powerful waves on West Coast

Four-metre high waves hit the West Coast overnight. This photo was taken on a much calmer day.

A series of powerful waves generated by storm winds from Australia hit the West Coast overnight.

Retail fuelling growth in Rangiora

Conway Lane and the new Farmers building are among the things attributed for Rangiora's past and future retail growth.

Rangiora's retail sector now fifth highest earner in greater Christchurch, surpassing The Palms.

Mid Canterbury Selwyn

WINZ hero 'overwhelmed' video

Police Commissioner Mike Bush hands David Cooze an award for his bravery in the Ashburton Work and Income shooting.

David Cooze confronted Ashburton Work and Income shooter - now police have rewarded his bravery.

Woman 'ploughed' into tanker

Emergency services were called to the crash between a car and a Fonterra truck on Main South Rd, near Burnham south of ...

Woman pulled from burning car in critical condition had ploughed into the back of a milk tanker.

16C high for Christchurch

Fine weather and a high of 16 degrees Celsius has been forecast for Christchurch on Friday.

It's set to be a fine end to the week, with only light winds throughout the South Island.

Woman pulled from burning car

Senior Sergeant Paul Piper said emergency services were called to a crash between a car and a Fonterra truck on Main ...

Passersby pulled a critically injured woman from a burning car in Canterbury.

Powerful waves on West Coast

Four-metre high waves hit the West Coast overnight. This photo was taken on a much calmer day.

A series of powerful waves generated by storm winds from Australia hit the West Coast overnight.

West Coast

Storm washes sandbags away video

About 20 sandbags put along Punakaiki's coastline to protect it from erosion have been washed away from large swells.

The sandbags put in place to stop Punakaiki's erosion are being washed away by stormy seas.

'Threatening to bankrupt us' video

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

Fight over rent and $1m legal fees keeps West Coast couple in bitter conflict with council.

16C high for Christchurch

Fine weather and a high of 16 degrees Celsius has been forecast for Christchurch on Friday.

It's set to be a fine end to the week, with only light winds throughout the South Island.

Powerful waves on West Coast

Four-metre high waves hit the West Coast overnight. This photo was taken on a much calmer day.

A series of powerful waves generated by storm winds from Australia hit the West Coast overnight.

Kiwi caught in wildfire chaos

Flames were visible when Lucretia Britt went to collect her son from school

"I haven't slept, I'm still trying to calm down," says a Kiwi among 80,000 forced to flee massive blaze.

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