When is 'compelling' evidence unclear?

Minister of Health Jonathan Coleman came under fire from the Greens over evidence for a sugary drinks tax.

12 min ago  Health Minister accused of ignoring "compelling" evidence for a sugar tax.

Big step forward for mansion gallery plan

An artist's impression of the mansion restored as an art gallery.

14 min ago  Public support and a Christchurch City Council grant have saved McLean's Mansion, says the man behind plans to open it as an art gallery.

After quake could come floods

The Hapuku landslide dam.

19 min ago  Heavy rainfall is as dangerous to Kaikoura as an aftershock, due to shattered stopbanks and dams threatening to breach.

Horse injured by dog attack

Amy Jones and her horse Nelson along with her sister's dog Lottie were attacked by a dog while on a ride last week.

6:37 PM   Amy Jones will never return to a popular Christchurch riverside after a dog attack left her traumatised and her horse injured.

Sound archives at risk

Nga Taonga Sound and Vision archives in Chistchurch. The entirety of the collection, more than 90,000 items each ...

6:23 PM  "To think they could be lost on our watch is really a worry."

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Christchurch Earthquake 2011

Meet the unapologetic scientist

GeoNet boss Ken Gledhill at the offices in Avalon, Wellington.

Earthquakes are geophysics in action and an endless source of fascination to GeoNet boss Dr Ken Gledhill.

Quake zoning 'human rights breach'

Ralph Bungard had to wait years for certainty about his red-zoned home and his stress levels to fall.

Red-zoning of Christchurch quake land infringed human rights, report says.

Lessons not learnt, says CTV widower.

Maan Alkaisi lost his wife in the CTV Building collapse. He says he's angry that we're still making the same mistakes in ...

A Christchurch man, grieving his wife who died in the CTV building's collapse, questions whether New Zealand has learned anything from the earthquake.

A dog, a ute and a radio gallery video

Gideon Couper: "I just see a variety of repairs that would boggle your mind."

You too can make a mint as a builder in post-quake Canterbury. All you need is a dog, a ute and radio.

18 lights, one Chch junction video

The upgraded Tuam St and High St has 19 traffic light poles, which has been called "kinda overkill".

Could this be New Zealand's most over-engineered junction?

North Canterbury

Whole playground on Trade Me

This playground is on Trade Me, yes, all of it.

Kids sometimes get a swing set or a tramp for Christmas, but this year you could give them a whole playground, all of it.

Rallying for Cheviot

Kirsten Vaughan and her husband have organised a motorcycle rally to help bring people to Cheviot.

A motorcycle rally into Cheviot on Sunday will boost businesses struggling after the Kaikoura quake.

Polo returns to Scargill

Hurunui's Matt O'Sullivan looks to send the ball back to down the field against Port Hills.

After two years of drought, spring rain has had polo return to North Canterbury.

Theft from fire brigade

Waiau Fire Brigade chief fire officer Hugh Wells is concerned the the area may be endangered by the theft of the ...

"It's pretty low. We can't even fill our trucks." Fire brigade pump theft puts quake-hit town at risk.

Quake hit pub gets temporary bar for Christmas

Prime Minister John Key assesses the damage to the Waiau Lodge Hotel.

Waiau's quake-ravaged pub to open a pop-up bar for Christmas offering respite to the weary community.

Mid Canterbury Selwyn

Truck crashes near Rakaia

Police were called to a crash on the rail overbridge north of the Rakaia River, just before 2.30pm.

Traffic delays now cleared after truck rolls near Rakaia.

Body of climber found

A view of the Waimakariri River from Mt Harper, where a climber fatally fell on Thursday.

Police working to formally identify climber who fatally fell on mountain in Arthur's Pass.

Shield challenges confirmed

Canterbury captain Luke Whitelock accepts the Ranfurly Shield from Waikato counterpart Whetu Douglas after Canterbury ...

Wanganui and Mid Canterbury to challenge for the Ranfurly Shield.

Ashburton to host Ranfurly Shield Challenge

Mid Canterbury will host Canterbury in a Ranfurly Shield challenge in Ashburton on August 4 next year.

Mid Canterbury will host a Ranfurly Shield challenge against Canterbury next year.

Sefton to take on Leeston-Southbridge in Country Premier final

Sefton celebrate the key wicket of Southbrook's Shana Stewart  in Canterbury Country Premier club semi-finals.

 Dominant first-up batting displays had Sefton and Leeston-Southbridge both upset their hosts in the semi-finals on Saturday.

West Coast

Hydro scheme hearing runs dry

The Morgan Gorge on the Waitara River in Westland.

The four-day hearing concluded on Thursday, with a decision on the $100 million scheme due by mid-2017.

Hydro scheme for West Coast river?

The Waitaha River on the West Coast.

An environmental battle is raging over a hydroelectric scheme that would tame a ferocious stretch of water known as the "Mt Cook of rivers".

Pike River families to head to Parliament

The tags of the 29 men killed in the Pike River mine disaster still sit on the tag board at the mine office.

Pike River family members will be going to Parliament on Tuesday to take a new plan for reentering the mine to the new Prime Minister.

Farmer fined for snapping cows' tails

West Coast dairy farmer Warren McNabb has been disqualified from having any involvement with milking cows for six months.

Vet said he had never seen such "systematic and prolonged" abuse.

Couple's council bankruptcy fight

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

They had an $81K debt after losing court action taken by Grey District Council. Now they're fighting the council over bankruptcy.

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