Kiwi climbers die in Fiordland

The pair were roped together traversing a "climber's Mecca" when a fall cost them their lives.

5:28 AM  The pair were roped together traversing a "climber's Mecca" when a fall cost them their lives.

Nasa balloon seen from Chch

Ashley Marles managed to photography the balloon with his own observatory.

That "bright stationary object" is headed for outer space - with an Anzac poppy in tow.

Rentals smelly, musty and mouldy

Rental homes are more than twice as likely to have poorly maintained features than owner-occupied buildings, according ...

Rental homes are twice as likely to smell musty, and three times more likely to feel damp.

Motorcyclist seriously injured

A motorcyclist has been seriously injured after a collision with a car in Hei Hei, Christchurch, on Tuesday evening.

The rider suffered head injuries and broken bones after the crash.

'It's going to take a while'

A large piece of land on the corner of Selwyn St and Rosewarne St is yet to be redeveloped, however a resource consent ...

For lease signs and graffiti occupy the windows of new shopfronts along Selwyn St.

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Christchurch Earthquake 2011

Quake cracks study launched

Lateral spread at Porritt Park in Wainoni.

Researchers want to speak to anyone who saw cracks appear beside the Avon River or Courtenay Stream following the Canterbury quakes.

Insurance advice video pulled

The Insurance Council has taken exception to some comments made by accountant and activist Cameron Preston at a meeting ...

The Insurance Council says the video contained confusing information and a defamatory attack.

Tower chairman's anger at holdouts

Tower chairman Michael Stiassny has criticised some Canterbury earthquake victims.

Tower Insurance chief executive shows frustration at Canterbury earthquake claim holdouts.

'Quake brain' frustrating Cantabs

Cantabrians finding themselves getting lost, or forgetting their grocery list may be suffering from trauma from the ...

"Quake brain" is affecting Cantabrians' cognitive abilities, according to a new study.

$98m in quake cash grants

Delivering winter warmth to Christchurch: Red Cross Christchurch Recovery Team members Anna Brooke, left, and Simon Makker.

The Red Cross has distributed $98 million in cash grants for earthquake recovery in Canterbury since 2010.

North Canterbury

Eyre River surges to life

Sarah McCall and her family stand on the banks of the Eyre River, normally a dry riverbed, which surged to life on Good ...

"I don't know how it's doing that; I think someone's filling it up," 6-year-old Ruby McCall suggests.

Southbridge crack century in Combined Country rugby

Southbridge hero Shannon Donald in action during his side's 114-0 win over Rolleston.

Southbridge run in 18 tries to beat Rolleston 114-0 in the Luisetti Seeds Combined Country Cup.

Smooth transition from Southland

Acclaimed Southland singer Shannon Cooper-Garland is a recent addition to North Canterbury and is looking forward to ...

Singer Shannon Cooper-Garland is looking forward to entertaining North Canterbury.

Satisfied residents

Waimakariri District Council's latest satisfaction survey shows council is on the right track.

Good marks for Waimakariri District Council in residents' survey.

Reusable bags take off

Lesley Ottey, of Eco-Educate, centre, joins Amelia Ball and son Kaiden, 10, for a bag-making workshop at Rangiora's vege ...

Recycling in the bag.

Mid Canterbury Selwyn

Southbridge crack century in Combined Country rugby

Southbridge hero Shannon Donald in action during his side's 114-0 win over Rolleston.

Southbridge run in 18 tries to beat Rolleston 114-0 in the Luisetti Seeds Combined Country Cup.

Ploughmen defend NZ titles gallery

Scott McKenzie, of Clinton, checks his plough in between furrows at the New Zealand Ploughing Championships held at ...

Sunny skies and warm weather drew the crowds as the country's top ploughmen and women competed for national titles.

Fog to linger for Anzac

Drivers in Christchurch will need to take care in foggy conditions on Monday morning.

A foggy morning will clear to reveal a fine day in the Mainland on Monday.

New inter-centre netball competition kicks off

Kaiapoi v Methven in the first round of the Inter Centre Netball Competition.

The inaugural premier netball competition had its first round of matches this week.

Public meeting on youth crime

Associate justice minister Mark Mitchell fronted for a youth crime meeting in Ashburton.

Ashburton's youth crime problem went under the microscope in Ashburton on Thursday.

West Coast

$3.6m to save polytech

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith said he was committed to the future provision of ...

Government loan buys time for West Coast polytechnic under investigation.

Fog to linger for Anzac

Drivers in Christchurch will need to take care in foggy conditions on Monday morning.

A foggy morning will clear to reveal a fine day in the Mainland on Monday.

Two hospitalised after microlight crash video

Ambulance staff attended a plane crash at Hokitika Airport on Saturday morning.

Two men are in hospital after a microlight crashed at Hokitika on the West Coast on Saturday morning.

Under-fire council boss quits

Former Westland Council chief executive Tanya Winter was stood down from her role earlier this month for not alerting ...

Suspended Westland District Council CEO Tanya Winter has quit just months before her contract ends.

'Water, water everywhere nor any drop to drink'

Waimangaroa is on a permanent boil water notice.

West Coasters who live under permanent boil water notices are angry their councils would allow the export of fresh water from the region. 

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