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Privacy breach a crime - council

City council blames 'criminal act' after personal documents found in city streets were let loose from locked room in car park.

Niwa: Sweet spring expected

daffodil Spring hasn't sprung yet, but when it does it will be warm. But will we have an El Nino?

Microchip bracelets plan on hold

Swannanoa School has put a hold on its controversial microchip bracelet scheme.

Hoping for Super result

Keen Crusaders fans cross ditch for rugby final

Bruce and Anne Clinton Enthusiastic fans braved a 5am start at Christchurch Airport this morning to cheer on the Crusaders at Saturday's Super Rugby final at Sydney's ANZ Stadium.

Teen girl grabbed, threatened

Police Police search for man who grabbed girl from behind and forced her to walk with him.

Microchip plan on hold

A North Canterbury primary school has put a hold on its controversial microchip bracelet programme.

Gold medallist hailed by video haka

It's not every day hundreds perform a haka in your honour but Anton Cooper's days are far from ordinary.

Cycle path to go ahead

School's microchip 'reward' plan

Girls' High loses bid to delay path

Christchurch Girls' High School has lost its bid to get construction of a cycle path along Matai St East delayed.

Temperatures soar for July end

Sun, sunny, hot day, heat wave Mid-winter temperatures have reached 22C in Christchurch, near the city record.

Wild wind behind rural fires

Firefighters kept busy as winds up to 130kmh level powerlines and fuel scrub fires over Canterbury.

Twisters possible

Severe weather for West Coast

Balmy streak to come to snowy end

Canterbury set for another fine day but skifields may get dumping when temperatures drop on Sunday.

West Coast road reopens after slip

Road closed State Highway 6 briefly closed after rain dislodges slip but reopens this morning.

Rail decision a failure

The decision to nix the prospect of commuter rail for Canterbury is short-sighted and disappointing.

E-bikes powering up riders

Central city traffic delays

Rail services long overdue

Rail's $10m price tag is too expensive but $300m-$400m for two motorway bypasses is judged acceptable?

Flooded may get cash to lift homes

Waimea Tce flooding Council considering giving flood-prone residents up to $20k towards cost of raising homes.

Red-zone plan meant to help

Court hears red-zone offers were designed to give people control, not force them off their land.

Truckloads of hazardous waste

Quake zoning 'reflected urgency'

More time to mull over buyouts

Port Hills red-zoners get six-month extension on Crown's offer to purchase their homes.

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The lower drink-driving limits from December are:

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