Paua ban extended

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18 min ago  Emergency closure of Kaikoura's paua fishery pushed out by nine months to help quake-battered stocks.

Affair details revealed

Margaret Kronfeld, photographed in Dunedin in 2016.

7:03 PM  A Dunedin woman was subjected to abusive emails, texts and calls, allegedly from her husband's former lover.

Quake hero on The Boss' side

Michael Harford rescued seven people from the PGC Building after the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. This week, he is ...

6:38 PM  On the eve of the 6th anniversary of the Christchurch earthquake, hero Michael Harford is back - but now he's working for The Boss.

Council's electricity renewable

Christchurch City Council staff are recommending the council sign agreements with four electricity suppliers – Meridian, ...

6:36 PM  Christchurch City Council staff are "almost certain" 100 per cent of it's electricity will come from renewable sources, irrespective of the retailer.

Traffic delays expected

Traffic contingency planning for this week's major events may make access to Christchurch Hospital difficult. Canterbury ...

6:22 PM  Major events being held in Christchurch this week may make access to the city's main hospital challenging.

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Christchurch Earthquake 2011

Quake hero on The Boss' side

Michael Harford rescued seven people from the PGC Building after the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. This week, he is ...

On the eve of the 6th anniversary of the Christchurch earthquake, hero Michael Harford is back - but now he's working for The Boss.

A knack for memorial designs

Grega Vezjak doesn't know if his winning earthquake memorial design in Christchurch influenced the judges of a Vietnam ...

The designer of Christchurch's earthquake memorial has a gift for designing memorials half a world away.

How the quake memorial works

This is an artist's impression of the Christchurch earthquake memorial. The names of the dead are inscribed on the ...

 After much debate, the Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial opens this week.

When art crosses a line video

Earthquake Families Trust chairman Bruce McEachen says that the chairs will not be moved to the CTV site.

Some families who lost relatives in the 2011 quake say the white chair memorial is inappropriate and they want it gone.

Agency appeals class action

Grant Cameron, the solicitor for members of the class action, says the appeal is unsurprising.

Another obstacle faces the group hoping to take Southern Response to court in a class action.

North Canterbury

'A funny little milestone'

Harper, of Tuahiwi, is also a Justice of the Peace, funeral celebrant and president of the McAlpines North Canterbury ...

In 50 years at Customs, Ray Harper has seen changes in technology, drug busts, and human behaviour "a bit different".

Port Hills tracks closed for weeks video

Bush around the Cass Ridge and Ella's tracks near Governors Bay has been destroyed.

All tracks and open areas are off limits while firefighters dampen hot spots.

Country Fete moves to Glenmark

Warm temperatures and clear blue skies greeted the thousands who turned up to the fete's 25th anniversary in 2016.

North Canterbury's famous Christmas Country Fete is on the move after finding a new owner.

27,000 claims from quake

Thousands of houses were damaged in the November 14 earthquake, including Tony Guthrie's home in Kaikoura.

Over 18,000 claims for building damage and nearly 3000 for building and contents.

Small town homeowners under-insured

Damage to the historic Cobb Cottage in Waiau in November.

Concern damaged buildings near the Kaikoura earthquake epicentre are under-insured or uninsured.

Mid Canterbury Selwyn

Manslaughter trial under way

A manslaughter trial over the death of Arran Gairns has begun in the High Court in Timaru.

A manslaughter trial has begun in Timaru over the death of Ashburton man Arran James Gairns.

Questions rise from the ashes video

The Port Hills fire burns at Governors Bay.

Were firefighters pulled out too soon in Christchurch? What's up at Civil Defence? And when can residents go home?

1400 allowed home after fires video

'It's all gone' – heartbroken Port Hills residents return to destroyed homes

The painful wait is over - more than 1400 fire evacuees able to return to check their homes as cordons lift.

Lost homes 'gutting' for firefighters

St Albans firefighter Keys Kerdemelidis-Kiesnowski rinses his smoke-filled eyes.

Four fire crews fought the blaze for hours. But then it looped around viciously on them and they had to flee.

Mark's raw milk revolution

Canterbury dairy farmer Mark Williams and his separate herd of friesian/jersey heifers which solely produce raw milk for ...

 Four months since launching Aylesbury Creamery, Canterbury farmer Mark Williams is happy decision to sell raw milk.

West Coast

Public reassured after sex assault

A 14-year-old girl is receiving support after reportedly being sexually attacked in Greymouth last month.

Police reassure the public they are not in danger after a 14-year-old girl was reportedly attacked on a West Coast walking track.

West Coast's power restored

Power was cut to 12,000 customers on the West Coast.

Substation fault wipes out electricity for 12,000 Transpower customers.

Westport wasteland transformed

The Kawatiri River Trail and Kawatiri Beach Reserve was built by volunteers over six years transforming a wasteland into ...

For six years a group of Westport volunteers have worked to transform a muddy sea of gorse by hand into stunning cycle trails.

Peter Whittall appeal rejected

The Court of Appeal has upheld a ruling rejecting a judicial review of the decision to drop charges against former Pike ...

Families left "absolutely gutted" as efforts to get charges against Pike River's former boss reinstated fail.

Bush survivor's ordeal nearly over

Shelley Crooks survived six weeks in the West Coast bush by eking out her rations, and eating bugs and plants.

Shelley Crooks, who survived for six weeks lost in West Coast bush, is one step closer to home.

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