Burglar caught swiping bike video

A brazen burglar swiped a bike from a Dunedin home.

6:46 PM  "There's someone getting in the house," husband says after spotting brazen burglar on CCTV.

Parking meters not adjusted for daylight savings

A just purchased ticket showing an already expired time, after some Dunedin parking meters were not adjusted for ...

6:13 PM  The Dunedin City Council is wishing it could wind back the clock after some parking machines weren't adjusted for daylight savings.

Stunt may cost uni club major sponsor

A 20-year-old engineering student lit his hair on fire and jumped off his flat into an inflatable paddling pool on ...

5:19 PM  Brewery may pull university club's sponsorship over stunt-gone-wrong.

'Widowed' bird looking for love video

Rob, a 33-year-old widower, is the first to arrive back to his old breeding ground.

5:11 PM  Rob, 33, has been widowed four times. His return to Dunedin has been heralded by the mass ringing of bells.

Rakaia river trout release

1200 brown trout have been released into the Rakaia River.

Brown trout numbers in the Rakaia River have been boosted thanks to Fish and Game.

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Christchurch Earthquake 2011

Class action costs big

Professor Simon Kingham says he shouldn't have to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to his litigation funder and lawyer.

Class actions are all very well but what happens when the bill arrives?

Unwieldy case 'bigger than Ben Hur'

Alan Reay pictured when he gave evidence at the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission.

Appeal judge calls for case against CTV engineer to be reined in.

Taking power back? video

A highly-engaged New Brighton community risks becoming disillusioned if they do not get greater control over their future.

 Do the people of Christchurch need a greater say in how their communities are rebuilt?

Non-compliant steel mesh

A Commerce Commission investigation discovered steel mesh supplied by some companies does not comply with building code ...

Thousands of Waikato houses might have been built on concrete slabs that used non-compliant steel mesh.

Shipping containers as emergency homes gallery

Rick Mills and Paul Creighton from Royal Wolf with containers they are converting for the Christchurch rebuild.

A shipping container company has a solution to Auckland's homeless crisis: modified containers with beds, bathrooms and heating.

North Canterbury

Lewis Pass Rd reopens after crash

State Highway 7 is closed after a crash left two people with moderate to serious injuries.

Lewis Pass has reopened after a car hit a power pole, leaving two people injured.

Teen caused forest fire

The Balmoral Forest fire in December 2015 cost $65,000 to extinguish, a bill that has yet to be paid.

A teenage boy inadvertently started a forest fire that cost authorities more than $65,000 to put out.

Road reopens after car crash

A car collided with a power pole in North Canterbury, forcing a road closure.

A road has reopened in North Canterbury after a car hit a power pole and snapped it in half.

Man-size ball missing: last seen rolling on

The metal ball stands in silent vigil over the Eastgate's yard

North Canterbury has a giant metal ball on the loose, last seen heading north on Browns road.

Pedestrian hit by car

A police spokesman said emergency services were called to a collision between a car and a pedestrian about 1.26pm on ...

A woman was seriously injured when she was hit by a car in North Canterbury.

Mid Canterbury Selwyn

Rakaia river trout release

1200 brown trout have been released into the Rakaia River.

Brown trout numbers in the Rakaia River have been boosted thanks to Fish and Game.

Honing skills at rural fire challenge gallery video

Staff from the Department of Conservation's Waimakariri office compete in a dam building exercise during the Canterbury ...

Rural firefighters from across Canterbury put their skills to the test in the annual regional Rural Fire Challenge at Castle Hill.

The wild card weka farmer

Beattie with a blue pearl grown inside a paua shell, an aquaculture product he has developed in Akaroa Harbour for jewellery.

Banks Peninsula would-be weka farmer Roger Beattie is a 10-ideas-before-breakfast kind of man.

Revitalisation battle continues

East Street, Ashburton.

East Street parking is now free, but work is continuing to revitalise Ashburton's CBD.

Llamas seek new homes video

Anne Thompson owns one of only a few llama rescues in the South Island and may have to soon move if demand for rescues ...

One of Canterbury's few llama rescues may have to shut its gates due to overwhelming demand and a lack of funding.

West Coast

Ross' cop shop to stay

Ross will be keeping its sole charge police station

A small community on the West Coast will keep its sole charge police station. 

Fees to access DOC land?

The tourism industry wants to grow its revenue to $41 billion a year.

National debate needed on charging for access to DOC-controlled areas, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

Hokitika Museum closed

The Carnegie building in Hokitika has been closed because it meets only 12 per cent of the national building standard.

The historic Carnegie building in Hokitika has been closed after it was deemed earthquake-prone.

Thieves make off with bus stop

A big green bus shelter like this one has mysteriously disappeared from a West Coast town.

Police are baffled by the theft of a very obvious bright green bus stop on the West Coast.

The man who took French tourist in

French hitchhiker Cedric Claude Rene Rault-Verpre leaves court.

After the controversial French tourist appeared in court, he finally got a lift by a sympathetic West Coaster.

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