Nuclear family a thing of the past

The nuclear family is a thing of the past, new research shows.

Only a quarter of teenagers live with both their biological parents, new research shows.

Cruise ships rerouted

An investigation into an incident involving the cruise liner Azamara Quest has resulted in cruise ships being banned ...

Cruise ships have been banned from taking the same route as ferries in the Marlborough Sounds.

ECan's whitebait 'mistake'

Whitebaiters on the Waimakariri River.

An Environment Canterbury plan to protect whitebait could instead leave them unprotected, Forest & Bird says.

Christchurch Dilemmas: Housing woes

Median house prices in Christchurch reached $450,000 in April 2016 – the highest on record.

Rising prices overall have been compounded by the legacy of the earthquakes, where many of entry-level homes were lost. How do we fix it?

All they took was gum video

Lake Terrace Stationery and Dairy was robbed by two masked men on Sunday afternoon.

Masked men burst into a dairy and sent the owner packing, then left with a paltry haul.

Fine start to the week

Sunrise looking out across the New Brighton cenotaph towards Banks Peninsula.

Don't trust the mild Monday morning because it's not going to last long.

Hope for Solid Energy sale video

Solid Energy is selling its Stockton mine fleet, for delivery to Christchurch from mid April to mid May.

The coal industry is on the up after a long decline, which may give a boost to the sale of the coal-miner's assets.

The future of transport? video

Associate professor Tom Qi, of Otago Polytechnic, with what could be the future of transport.

A transport prototype is attracting worldwide interest. Just don't call it a "car".

Christchurch building firms go bust

Approximately 160 building-related Christchurch companies have collapsed since January 2015, records indicate.

More than 60 construction-related companies have been liquidated this year, owing about $40m.

How a mum carries on after daughter's death

Ella and Abi grew up in Sumner. They had just started high school when they died.

When Lucy Hone lost her daughter and family friends in a car crash, she was determined to keep living.

Quakes rumble Christchurch

Hundreds reported feeling the earthquake, which hit at 3.02pm.

A second 'moderate' quake struck Christchurch on Sunday evening, putting residents on edge.

Czech tramper familiar with death video

Pavlina Pizova describes her month long ordeal.

Woman who survived month on a Fiordland track had lost friends to the mountains before.

13 jobs go at council

A trust is about to take over management of Christchurch City Council's more than 2300 social housing units, including ...

Christchurch council downsizes its housing unit as it prepares to offload management of its social housing to a new trust.

South Brighton trust gets $325,000

This church will become a community hub.

A new community hub will soon be created in South Brighton, using $325,000 from Christchurch City Council.

Mum's emotional journey video

Twins Laura and Emily Mercer are now back at home in Timaru with mum Aimee Bennett.

Aimee Bennett had a rough road to parenthood, spending three months of her pregnancy away from home.

Cheerleaders aim high

Maya Robinson, front, performs at the Winter Wonderland competition in Christchurch at the weekend.

It may have been cold and rainy outside but the competition was hot as NZ's best cheerleaders took to the stage.

IRD building comeback

The former IRD building, on the corner Madras and Cashel streets.

The earthquake-damaged central Christchurch building will likely be repaired and used for offices or education.

Student's mammoth effort

Felicity Thomas has completed 12 races, in 12 countries, in 12 months, raising money for Multiple Sclerosis NZ.

Felicity Thomas has just finished the last of 12 runs, in 12 countries, in 12 months.

Southern luck just the ticket

Saturday night's three Lotto winners are splitting $1 million.

Fancy winning big on Lotto? A move to Dunedin might just pay off.

Fairies lobby for festival

Lavdendula Louella, left, Maleficent and Lily Peas Blossom, right, ask the city council to host a faerie festival.

Usually they stick to the bottom of the garden but Christchurch's fairies want more magic.

Pedestrian hit by car

12082016 News Photo:David Walker/Fairfax NZ. Generic stock shot of St. John ambulance.

The car hit the man on a traffic island on Waimairi Rd in Ilam on Saturday afternoon.

Motorbike flips in Little River

12082016 News Photo:David Walker/Fairfax NZ. Generic stock shot of St. John ambulance.

A motorcyclist walked away after their bike flipped on Christchurch Akaroa Rd.

'She has no hope left'

In a message to her elderly Mum, Jenny apologised for her recent behaviour, which included breaching a trespass order.

At 74 years old, this mum never thought she'd be trying to find someone to look after her mentally unwell daughter.

Wild bees may save our honey video

Bee numbers are on the increase in New Zealand thanks to careful management by beekeepers.

Plant & Food Research is asking for public help to locate colonies of feral bees potentially resistant to varroa mite.

From Hoon Hay to NYC

Joshua Guillemot-Rodgerson graduates from the prestigious Juilliard School of dance in New York City in May.

Joshua Guillemot-Rodgerson dances for up to 10 hours a day and has calluses on the soles of his feet and toes.

Third win for Paul Cleave

Crime writer Paul Cleave has won the Ngaio Marsh Best Crime Novel Award for the third time for his book Trust No One.

Christchurch crime writer Paul Cleave wins top award for his "stunningly audacious" ninth novel.

Mid Canterbury beat North Otago in thriller

Timoci Nabekeke scores what ended up being Mid Canterbury's winning try against North Otago. Mid Canterbury won 40-32.

Mid Canterbury have beaten North Otago 40-32 in the opening round of rugby's Heartland Championship.

Life, death and the law

Mortician, author and blogger Caitlin Doughty and fan, New Plymouth mortuary technician Katy Gerrand.

A US mortician, in Christchurch to talk about death, says the funeral industry is an old boys' club.

Two skiers airlifted to Chch hospital

A man injured while skiing at Mt Olympus skifield on Saturday was flown to Christchurch Hospital for treatment.

Two skiers needed helicopter rescues on Saturday after falls on Canterbury skifields.

The obese 'are not lazy'

Is a tax on sugary soft drinks the best way to combat New Zealand's obesity crisis? The Government does not agree with ...

An obesity doctor is challenging the overweight to demand changes to NZ's unhealthy environment.

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