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Tramper lay dead for almost eight weeks before private helicopter spotted his body.
Fulton Hogan unjustifiably sacked worker who claimed he inadvertently ate two hash cupcakes.
Disabled man left seriously injured after his ute rolled down a bank near Seddon has died.
Duo allegedly lured brothers outside before knifing one to death in robbery gone wrong, court told.
Rebuilt church set to reopen before Christmas
The 110-year-old church on the corner of Bealey Ave and Victoria St was badly damaged in the September 2010 quake.
Residents near Ruapuna Raceway want council to reduce noise pollution by planting forest.
Orana Park's CEO says post-quake hospitality revival has turned around her "boring, stay-at-home" lifestyle.
A man killed in a quad bike crash on a farm near Timaru was Simon Robert Halsey, 38.
Lodge owner ordered to pay worker more than $8000 in lost wages and compensation.
OPINION: The Supreme Court's first decision arising from the Canterbury quakes will have wide-ranging impact.
The owner of building company Williams and Co insists customers need not worry.
A man run over and killed in Wanaka was one of two pedestrians hit on our roads this weekend.
Festa returns to popular LuxCity format
A dozen elevated, glowing frames will be installed on High St for Labour Day weekend.
The Aranui community campus, Christchurch's first public-private partnership school, is set to open in 2017.
Blankets, clothing, food and kitchenware were donated by more than 30 people across Christchurch.
Two of Canterbury's sickest waterways are prime candidates for Crown cash to retire farms and restore their wetland "lungs".
Two Christchurch women with a fatal neurological disorder hope to help science.
OPINION: Lianne Dalziel has defied convention in appointing herself chair of the powerful new strategy and finance committee
Christchurch has been losing its sense of fun for years, says the man who came to give the city a shake-up decades ago.
Bryndwr house clad with fibreboard planks hasn't changed much since John Key lived there.
Communication key in case of contractor who ripped up supermarket carpark after not being paid, law firm says.
High school student facing "serious consequences" after drinking rum with mates at lunch.
A woman was assaulted in her home near Invercargill after disturbing an intruder.
Police name the 24-year-old Dutchman hit and killed by a taxi in Wanaka.
Population shifts and boundary changes has made Christchurch Central the most marginal seat in the country.
Maori tours in Kaikoura share rich history
Whales at sea, Maoridom on land, Kaikoura has become a two-pronged tourism magnet.
A Christchurch man remains in hospital with facial injuries after an alleged early morning assault.
One Feilding Lotto player will bank a cool $7.2 million after winning Powerball First Division.
A 24-year-old man may have been lying on the road when he was fatally hit by a car in Wanaka.
A drunk and disorientated hunter who left a DOC hut in bare feet was found by rescue teams.
A teenage boy has been hailed a hero after rescuing seven friends from a house blaze but tragically losing his own life.
Gerry Brownlee appears to be in a one horse race yet again for Ilam, one of Nz's safest seats.
March hopes to reach voters
Protesters marched in Christchurch today to encourage people to think about climate change when they vote in next week’s election.
Jol Mulholland is a producer, engineer and instrumentalist, and occasional member of The Mots and Gasoline Cowboy.
Partners in food and life buoyed by public reaction to relationship on My Kitchen Rules.
High petrol costs are forcing New Zealanders to cut back on their health spending.
Sixteen-year-old Corey McLean saved seven people but died pushing pregnant friend to safety.
The young man who died in a Christchurch house fire this morning was Corey James McLean.
The South Island could get a spectacular light show across the skies tonight - but it could also be rained out.
Single reporters Sarah, Audrey and Natasha hit Timaru on a Saturday night in the name of "research".
Farming in the west and urban planning in the east make Waimakariri a politically charged seat.
Doping sports stars fall from lofty pedestals - taking their medals and their reputations with thems. But experts say ordinary Kiwi gym goers are paying a different kind of price for dabbling in the world of performance and image enhancing drugs.
The Ashburton Work and Income office in Cass St will not reopen.
Drugs are "everywhere" in gyms says a former bodybuilder. "It used to be for elite athletes - not any more."
A driver wrote "good guys shouldn't die doing their job" in a magazine before his own death.
Dine-and-dash customers at a Victoria St restaurant mean every group must now supply a credit card.
Sporting philanthropist plans to build a $40 million sport and education centre in Christchurch.
Hundreds of children and their families donned skates and rolled their way on to New Brighton's pier.
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