10 min ago Snow, sleet and hail are about to blast their way north up the South Island, with more winter chaos expected.
7:23 AM Four people, including a six-week-old baby, escape an early morning house fire thanks to smoke alarms.
7:18 AM Creditors worry Auckland-based rebuild company appears to have abandoned Christchurch.
7:16 AM A tsunami would put the Christchurch seaside village under more than 2.5m of water.
7:00 AM A coin-operated dance floor and a bar made out of scaffolding inspire documentary about the Christchurch rebuild.
The Christchurch City Council clawed back some power from the Government days before a new quake rebuild plan was released.
A plan to rename Christchurch's east frame development is "a waste of resources".
A man has been rescued after he was spotted clinging to a bridge pylon in the Waimakariri River near Christchurch.
A vegetation in the Selwyn district will take hours to dampen down.
Cindy George was a good mother and her three children were bubbly and beautiful, family say.
Father of murdered Ashburton teen died still denying involvement in her death.
6:48 AM Top West Coast police officer and two senior sergeants launch a $1.5 million defamation case against their boss.
Elderly residents displaced after their rest home flooded two weeks ago are being kept locally where possible.