D-Day for Stockton Mine job cuts

Solid Energy plans to cut 151 jobs from Stockton Mine, north of Westport.

9:05 AM  Stockton coal mine workers will today learn today the fate of their jobs.

130kmh winds to batter Banks Peninsula

The Orongorongo hills also received snow coverage as the cold snap blew through.

7:37 AM  Gales strong enough to bring down trees and damage powerlines are expected.

$800m not enough

New Brighton Mall in eastern Christchurch is considered by some to be neglected by the Christchurch City Council and left to rot.

Crumbling plaster on walls outside the library, a rust stain on the clocktower. Welcome to east Christchurch.

Sheep bring high spirits

Mike Bowler's sheep are saying what many North Canterbury farmers are thinking.

A North Canterbury farmer arranges his sheep into roadside billboards - for laughs.

Slavery on NZ seas

The Oyang 75: a Korean fishing boat whose crew walked off in Lyttelton in 2011 amid claims of assault, sexual assault and unpaid wages.

Accounts of forced labour, rape and abuse on fishing vessels in NZ waters have emerged.

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Christchurch Earthquake 2011

Memorial sculpture 'leading rebuild'

Extant sculpture pays tribute to those killed in the CTV building.

Christchurch developer places memorial to those killed in the CTV building at the centre of his rebuilt business.

Drinking, moods down

Health professionals are at a loss to explain the findings of a post-quake Canterbury health study.

Minister of Social Development Anne Tolley

Quake counselling faces closure

The funding crisis facing Relationships Aotearoa could be the start of a "challenging time".

North Canterbury

Sheep bring high spirits

Mike Bowler's sheep are saying what many North Canterbury farmers are thinking.

A North Canterbury farmer arranges his sheep into roadside billboards - for laughs.

She's 17, and running a farm video

Louisa McClintock is just 17 but is farming a dry north Canterbury farm with her 80-year-old grandfather.

Doug Avery's Resilient Farmer roadshow will be in Cheviot on Monday night and Rangiora on Tuesday night. Top of the agenda will be discussion of the drought.

Resilient farmer to talk drought

When Cheviot farmers gather to hear Doug Avery talk, drought will be on the top of the agenda.

Mid Canterbury Selwyn

Hunt for missing woman

Search and rescue are looking for a woman missing near Temuka after going for a walk.

Search and rescue hunting for missing woman near Ashburton as dark fell.

Drivers escape serious injury

Two vehicles have collided at an intersection in West Melton, west of Christchurch.

The Selwyn-Waihora watershed feeds into Te Waihora-Lake Ellesmere, which shamefully is New Zealand's most nutrient-polluted lake.

The deal to clean up Lake Ellesmere

Will dairy intensification pay for better water quality?

West Coast

'Chequebook justice' for ex Pike boss - lawyer

Former Pike River Coal Mine boss Peter Whittall.

Two women whose relatives were killed in the Pike River Mine disaster are arguing their case in the High Court at Wellington.

West Coast car crash victim named

Police have named the man who died after a head on collision on the West Coast.

The Greymouth-based New Zealand Coal and Carbon rescue helicopter was involved in two rescues last week.

Injured hunter rescued

An injured hunter had to wait overnight for rescue in a remote West Coast valley.

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