Quake-damaged hotel owner refusing to pay $22,000 rates bill is among thousands who owe Christchurch council $11.5 million.
Breakable objects in adjoining labs is making the demolition of Christchurch Hospital's car park building complex.
A discharged Christchurch bankrupt is in a bitter standoff with his insurer, which says it cannot pay him out for his home.
What role does New Zealand play in the sexualisation and global exploitation of children?
Rain is possible throughout the South Island, with thunderstorms likely to hit the West Coast.
Child, Youth and Family will be replaced by a new Ministry for Vulnerable Children within months.
Prime Minister John Key said developers should be commended for two architectural projects he opened in Christchurch on Wednesday.
Christ Church Cathedral working party is "farcical" and "pointless" if its recommendations are not binding, a heritage campaign group says.
The Alpine Fault ruptures roughly every 300 years - the last time was in 1717.
Firefighters have rushed to the scene of a house fire on the outskirts of Christchurch.
Dad-of-four, police officer and community man Richard Ryan has died from a terminal illness.
Environment Canterbury (ECan) has vowed to be stricter on water users breaking the rules, aiming for total compliance in the coming months.
A Shell Chapel, a Mini Marae and a Turret are among the five winning tiny hut designs that will be built in New Brighton.
Several city councillors could face a tough fight to keep their seats as new candidates step into the ring.
A judge has rejected a two-time armed robber and convicted rapist's claim that he is "not a violent man".
One person is in hospital with moderate injuries after being hit by a car that rolled after being parked without its handbrake on.
A Marlborough church sold because of a dwindling parish may become a tearoom for travellers.
The Tranz Alpine Scooter Rally will return again in September.
Eyreton farmer Darryl Brown is discovering positive environmental and economic benefits for his farm.
Teen involved in violent liquor shop robbery gets discharged without conviction and praised for turning his life around.
James Roberts was charged with killing his stepson Leon Jayet-Cole. But his name was on the boy's headstone.
Asleep and oblivious of a fire raging at the back of their property, two women were saved by a group of passers-by.
Top tourism spot hit by severe erosion will be saved by a seawall, but who will pay for it?
Icy roads have caused several motor vehicle crashes this morning.
French citizen repeatedly raided an amnesty bin at Queenstown Airport where people left excess cigarettes.
A Christchurch academic will help develop new ideas to fight climate change.
A senior Head Hunters figure has charged with receiving stolen travel vouchers after a police raid in Christchurch.
Plans for an expanded hospital rooftop helipad closer after $2.2m pledged for new Christchurch health charity.
A small boost to the length of Jellie Park pool have seen swimmers compete in Christchurch for the first time since the quakes.
Deadly toxins, genetic intervention and poison from the sky – purging our predators may involve tools befitting James Bond.