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Military fort becomes campground video

Another view of the gun shelter and surrounding military structures.

A military fort by a steep, wind-swept cliff is New Zealand's newest campground.

Canty house prices 'flat'

Home values in Christchurch peaked in May.

A quiet market is flattening off Canterbury house prices.

New sculpture ready for reveal video

A matching sculpture by Sir Antony Gormley will be unveiled at the Christchurch Arts Centre on Saturday.

An identical twin for the man in the Avon, plus 12 new artworks around central Christchurch.

Storm strikes Otago

Metservice rain radar for Friday September 30 at 8:51pm.

Parts of State Highway 8 are underwater as a thunderstorm batters Otago.

'Old buggers' keen to get working on new park

29092016 News: GEORGE HEARD/FAIRFAX NZ

The public will soon be able to traverse Tussock Hill Farm in the Port Hills ...

Volunteers keen to get working on new Port Hills park for public.

Chase ended by road spikes

A Kaiapoi builder has admitted he led police on a high-speed 50 kilometre chase through North Canterbury.

A Kaiapoi builder has admitted being the driver in a 50-kilometre police chase through North Canterbury.

Fines for illegal fishing

Two men have been prosecuted by the Ministry for Primary Industries as part of its Operation Dragon investigation for ...

Black market fishing sting nets fisheries officers $20,000 win.

'Million Dollar Mike' bankrupted

Mike McDonald has been associated with several mining companies on the West Coast..

Liquidator to file a claim for $1.6 million on behalf of creditors.

Final meeting: Booze, building, birds

Queenstown, New Zealand.

Decisions on regulating pub crawls, community feedback on the Stanley St car park and Skyline's right-of-way application were all decided.

Anger over councillor's disability comments

Lee Vandervis

DCC councillor told council candidate he wouldn't be elected, due to his cerebral palsy.

Methodists send pastor packing

Rob Ferguson walks the streets of Christchurch simply to chat and be friendly to people.

A churchless parish has sent one of its pastors packing.

‘Compassionate’ kidnapper jailed

Police remove items from a house in Bowenvale Ave after a man was kidnapped and bashed by Mongrel Mob members and ...

Jail for only Mongrel Mob associate to show compassion to kidnap and bashing victim during 16-hour ordeal.

Youth not interested in voting gallery video

Breeana Todd, 21, says not enough is done to encourage young people to vote.

"I don't really follow politics so I don't want to make a decision that I don't really understand."

Warm temperatures to reign video

Omihi valley in North Canterbury showing a false green tinge at the start of spring following a dry winter in the ...

The country is in for a warm and dry three months - and that includes drought-stricken Canterbury.

Three-year-old wins $1 million

What would you do with a million dollars?

What does a three year-old do with a million dollars? A toddler from Christchurch is about to find out.

Abuse dating back 53 years

Ronald Edward Growcott, 90, has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a girl aged under 16 between 1963 and 1971.

A 90-year-old man has admitted child sex offending dating back as far as 1963.

Man stole money from nightclub

Zane Hoffman, 30, was sentenced to three months' home detention by the Dunedin District Court for stealing $20,000 from ...

Bar manager sentenced after pocketing $20,000 from popular Dunedin student nightclub.

Anchor project that never was

An impression of Christchurch's cultural centre. Ngai Tahu is "not pursuing funding for such a project at this time".

Another of Christchurch's anchor projects – a cultural centre – looks unlikely to ever be built. What happened?

On the trail: Go west

Peddling on a beautifully groomed gravel path.

The stunning West Coast Wilderness Trail, stretching from Greymouth to Ross, is recommended as a four-day ride.

Beer and dumplings sell out

Ten minutes into the first Night Noodle Market in Queenstown and the first queue had formed at the Hoy Pinoy stall.

 Noodles, beer and ponchos in demand.

Car submerged in sea

Emergency services are investigating how a car became submerged in the sea below a 25-metre bank in Port Levy.

A car has been crashed off a 25-metre bank and into the sea near Christchurch.

New public park for Port Hills

The public will soon be able to traverse Tussock Hill Farm in the Port Hills when it is turned into a public park.

Canterbury man donates $600,000 to help turn a large chunk of land into a public park that will be named after his late wife.

Helicopter sent to rescue pair

290916: Photo: Dasha Kuprienko. Queenstown News: Two people are injured after crashing their tandem paraglider near the ...

Two people injured when they crashed their tandem paraglideing near Coronet Peak's base, Queenstown. 

Cigarettes stolen from dairy

A burglar took cigarettes from a Christchurch dairy overnight.

Cigarettes were stolen from a dairy in Christchurch overnight. 

Drizzly skies over South Island

Drizzle, cloud and the occasional fine spell is expected for much of the South Island on Friday and over the weekend.

A drizzly day is ahead for most South Island centres ahead of a cloudy weekend.

The 'boy racer' boat video

The Lyttelton Port Company will put a 'noise attenuation silencer' on their newest pilot launch, the Awaroa, after ...

A new boat in Christchurch is so loud and annoying it sounds like "40 Harleys bouncing" off the hills.

Celebrating 'white gold'

Whitebait fritters will be on the menu at four festivals across the West Coast this spring.

Whitebait is on the menu at festivals up and down the West Coast in a bid to boost the region's economy.

Eftpos down in Chch

Eftpos outlets using a dial-up connection have been affected by the outage.

Connection issues are plaguing eftpos terminals in northwest Christchurch.

Mysterious bus shelter theft solved

The bus shelter, similar to this one, was reported stolen from Granity last week. In fact, the landowner had sold it.

Selling stolen property is a serious crime. Unless of course, the property was never actually stolen.

Daughter turns parents' carer video

Kathleen Pearce, who has dementia, is able to live at home with her daughter and Hettie the cat.

Carolyn Delaney "had to fight for" support to help her care for her elderly parents at home.

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