Man crushed by tractor in workplace accident

A man is taken to hospital after an industrial accident at TL MacLean Ltd, Dunedin.

An elderly man has been taken to hospital after an accident at a Dunedin transport company.

France's highest honour to Christchurch vets

Two Christchurch World War II veterans received a medal of Knight of the national Order of the Legion of Honour from the Ambassador of France, Florence Jeanblanc-Risler on Friday.
Pictured from left Frank Hill recieves his medal from the ambassador.

World War II veterans get France's highest honour for the contribution to the French liberation.

Man critical after taking N-bomb

Police seized this sheet of "N-Bomb," or NBOMe, psychedelic drug tabs imported by a Wellington university student off a Silk Road like website.

A man is in a critical condition in Christchurch Hospital after taking the synthetic drug "N-bomb".

Animal rescuer injured in fire released from hospital

Brent Baguley surveys the damage to his Saddle Hill home, south of Dunedin, after fires hit the area.

A woman who saved pets from a home threatened by fire has been released from Dunedin Hospital.

Is this art?

The quake-damaged version of Newbery's 'A Happy Encounter' Lladro, missing the horse rider, sat on the counsel's bench during the court hearing. It is valued at $18,375.

A Christchurch businessman has failed to prove his quake-damaged artworks . . . were not art.

Husband 'stolen' by CBD crash

Michael Burnby, right, who died  in a car accident in the Christchurch CBD, with husband Tony Tucker.

Friends are remembering a "beautiful man" and praying for his "most adored" husband after the couple were hit by a wrong-way driver.

More than 300 EQC staff leave in a year

EQC has lost more than 300 staff in the last 11 months.

More than 300 Earthquake Commission staff have left the organisation in a year.

Kiwi waving when shocked

Christchurch man Fergus Chetwin-Kelly, 20, is fighting for his life in Romania after touching a live wire.

A simple wave led to an electric shock that left a Kiwi tourist in a coma in a Romanian hospital.

Cholmondeley returns to Governor's Bay

Aiyana Manson-King, left, and Javanah Roberts, 11, at the newly opened Cholmondeley Children's Centre.

The new Cholmondeley Children's Centre aims to be a place where children cannot get lost "either physically or remotionally".

Burst water main 'nightmare'

A burst water main on Pages Rd, Christchurch

A water main which burst on Pages Rd flooded nearby properties, almost destroying one neighbour's expensive machinery.

Students drift back after online threat

The University of Otago was quiet on Wednesday after an online threat warning students to stay away.

Students are returning to campuses after anonymous threats directed at three universities.

Two drug raids

Police make two raids in Canterbury in two days, seizing cannabis, firearms and a $34,000 motorcycle.

Corrections' failure 'beggars belief'

A Rolleston Prison inmate raped a woman while on release to work.

An inmate who raped a woman while on release to work made more than 20 phone calls a day to her from behind bars.

No word on new Bain report

David Bain in the dock to hear his not guilty verdicts on June 5, 2009.

Mystery over Callinan report on David Bain.

Cyclists 'saddened' by death

The scene of a crash where a cyclist has died, on Evans Pass Rd, about 200 metres from Summit Rd.

Cycling advocacy group saddened after cyclist's death on Evans Pass Rd in Christchurch.

Road rage attack near Nelson

A Nelson man has head injuries after he was attacked and had his keys stolen in road rage incident.

Man left with head injuries and without keys to his car after road rage attack.

Kayaking victims' bodies to be returned

A photo of Daniel Hollnsteiner, fourth from left, and James Murphy, second from right, posted to Facebook two days after they died.

The bodies of two men who died while kayaking Lake Tekapo will soon be home.

Fish and Game race heats up

Fishing guide and Flyshop NZ owner Steve Gerard is accusing the current central South Island Fish and Game council chairman, Gary Rooney, of having a conflict of interest.

The Fish and Game elections are heating up in Central South Island.

Fine day ahead for South Island

Sunrise light from Lyttelton

A week of severe gales and fires is set to end with a fine day ahead for most of the South Island.

$680,000 insurance bill after windstorm

A huge dust cloud forms on the Mackenzie Basin as a result of gales on Sunday.

More than $680,000 in insurance claims lodged after destructive winds swept the South Island on Sunday.

Government failed Canterbury DHB - Labour

Labour's spokeswoman for Health Annette King says Canterbury DHB is being punished by the government.

Labour says health bureaucrats are punishing the region's DHB

Anatomy of a failure: is CYFs failing our most vulnerable?

This is not the real Salena, but her story is only all too real.

One girl's journey through the CYF system and the damage done along the way.

Otago Uni threat investigation continues

Officers patrol the Otago University Campus in response to an online gun threat.

University of Otago threat.

Police are following several "lines of inquiry" as they investigate a threat directed at the University of Otago.

EQC finalising liquefaction risk policy

Dried and cracked liquefaction on Avonside Drive after the February 2011 earthquake.

Thousands of homeowners will soon find out how EQC will settle increased liquefaction risk claims.

Release to work rape horrific - MP

Labour MP Kelvin Davis.

Labour calls for Corrections overhaul after an inmate raped a woman while on release to work.

Inmate raped woman while on release

A Rolleston Prison inmate raped a woman while on release to work.

An unsupervised prison inmate raped a woman while he was on release to work.

Demerit point suspensions invalid

Lawyer Douglas Ewen said people should get legal advice if they wanted to challenge a demerit points suspension.

A judge throws out two demerit points driving suspensions, potentially affecting thousands of others.

Shands closer to getting grant

The old Shands Emporium building needs $344,000 worth of conservation work.

One of Christchurch's most prized heritage buildings is a step closer to receiving a $172,000 grant from the city council.

Pin hole leak sparked Cadbury evacuation video

Workers at Dunedin Cadbury factory evacuated on Monday afternoon after a chemical spill.

A pin-hole sized leak at Cadbury's Dunedin factory was the cause of a mass evacuation.

Abandoned wrecks of Christchurch's Port Hills

Rust and pine needles suggest this car off Dyers Pass Rd has been here a while.

Sunken ships are somehow beautiful. Wrecked cars? Not so much.

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