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Cops assaulted in mall car park

Two Christchurch police officers have been injured in an assault.

A 29-year-old builder has been charged with injuring two policemen after a domestic violence incident.

Lyttelton Port security tested

Lyttelton Port of Christchurch

An annual exercise testing the "robustness" of Lyttelton Port's security systems is under way. 

Alcohol-fuelled attack under investigation

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An investigation is under way after a man was injured in an alcohol-fuelled assault in Christchurch.

East frame renaming 'waste of time'

An artist's impression of the East Frame to be built in central Christchurch.

A plan to rename Christchurch's east frame development is "a waste of resources".

Jamie Gough ousted as Vbase chairman

Christchurch city councillor Jamie Gough at the Cancer Society Ball at the Air Force Museum on June 20. Gough was later evicted for intoxication.

A drunken night out at a charity event has cost city councillor event management company chairmanship.

East stays dry, west gets drizzle

Christchurch can expect a high of only 11 degrees Celsius on Wednesday.

Canterbury is in store for another cold, but sunny winter's day, while rain on the West Coast is expected to ease.

Kirsty Bentley's dad dies professing innocence

Sid Bentley died after a battle with cancer, was a suspect in his daughter's 1998 disappearance and murder, along with Kirsty's older brother, John.

Father of murdered Ashburton teen died still denying involvement in her death.

Identical triplets chase world record video

Identical triplets Helen Dunn, June De Breuk and Jocelyn Nielsen celebrated their 84th birthday on June 30.

Helen, June and Jocelyn Bonifant would be an unlikely trio of record breakers.

The bathroom that moves with you

The Krappatowa mobile bathroom comes in handy for anyone building or renovating and living or working on site.

This innovative bathroom invented and made in Christchurch after the quakes is taking off nationwide.

Family plea to keep school open

Redcliffs School has been closed since the February 2011 earthquake due to rockfall risk.

Past and present pupils were part of an official plea to keep a Christchurch school open.

Bakery combines beer and pies video

The French Bakery is entering its Speight's Pie in the Bakels New Zealand Supreme Pie Awards.

A french bakery in Christchurch is transforming the humble meat pie using the pride of the south.

$1.8b for Canterbury roads

Almost $1.8 billion will be spent by NZTA improving Canterbury's transport network

Earthquake repairs and motorways are the focus of road upgrades for the next three years.

Vegetation fires strike rural Canterbury

Vegetation fires in the Waimakariri and Selwyn districts are being brought under control by firefighters.

A vegetation in the Selwyn district will take hours to dampen down.

Govt misses red zone clearance target

The view over the Christchurch suburb of Dallington after red zone house clearances.

Cera has pushed the deadline to demolish or remove residential red zone buildings to the end of July.

Digger joyrider pleads guilty video

A teenager stole a digger and led police on a low-speed chase through Christchurch.

Teen admits stealing loader and driving drunk through Christchurch, but denies assault and damage charges.

Canterbury home building continues to slow

Canterbury was the home building capital of New Zealand in 2014.

House building in Christchurch continues to slow, with the number of new home approvals down 30 per cent from late last year.

Northern road funding axed

Christchurch city councillor Phil Clearwater.

City Council delays crucial northern roading project, angering its transport partners.

Stray cow causes crash in Canterbury

Codey Pink died in March, aged 23, after crashing into a stray bull on a rural West Coast road.

A driver was "very lucky" to escape injury after crashing into a cow near Christchurch. 

Crash pilot's condition serious

Helicopter pilot Brad Maclachlan is in Christchurch Hospital after being injured in a crash on the West Coast.

Brad Maclachlan remains in intensive care after a helicopter crash on the West Coast.

South Island catches glimpse of Pluto

Telescope in Lauder, central Otago where National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research scientists viewed the Pluto occultation.

The South Island proved the place to be to catch a rare glimpse of Pluto.

Patient portal brings peace of mind

Andrew Wilson, left, has embraced a patient portal used by his GP, Colin Chin, right, that lets him see health records online.

Christchurch business man Andrew Wilson says a patient portal has made going to the doctor easier.

Cops called 8 times to dissolute pub

Revington's Hotel in Greymouth is one of two West Coast pubs to receive hefty penalties for breaching their liquor licences.

West Coast pub patrons were so drunk they couldn't walk, were vomiting and urinated on themselves.

Staff culture blamed in patient's death

The CDHB has been criticised over a mental health patient's death at Hillmorton Hospital in 2013.

Mental health patient was left unconscious on his floor for almost 12 hours before dying, report says.

New Regent Street's hospo boom video

New Regent St was humming when Prince Harry caught the tram during his visit to Christchurch earlier this year.

Carlton Bar & Eatery to open in New Regent St as hospitality continues to flourish and some retailers struggle.

Cathedral a 'symbol of negativity'

Christ Church Cathedral

Church leaders should decide what to do with cathedral and "get on with it", city councillor says.

Morning milk a necessity for mum

Christchurch mum Jordan Phillips with her children Azari, 6 and Nevaya, 3. She is horrified fizzy drinks are cheaper than milk.

Christchurch mum Jordan Phillips says it is unacceptable that Coca-Cola is cheaper than milk.

Axe murderer loses appeal

John Frederick Ericson was convicted of his wife's murder in April 2000 and sentenced to life in prison after admitting the charge.

Convicted murderer John Frederick Ericson has lost an appeal after claiming he was being held in prison under an invalid warrant.

Wind warning lifted for Canterbury

Canterbury's ski areas, including Porters, are open on Tuesday after strong winds kept them closed on Monday.

Ice and strong winds continue to hamper motorists, but Canterbury is in for a fine day.

'Hefty' choice for cow crash driver

Volunteer firefighter Allan Winter suffered neck injuries after the Ford F150 he was a passenger in collided with a cow in Ohoka, North Canterbury, on Friday night

"I had to choose (between) power poles, cows or trees and hedges. I chose cow and hoped for the best."

Principal set for legal battle

Rangiora High School principal Peggy Burrows, right, is gearing up for an employment battle with the school. Julia Malcolm, left, has been appointed acting principal.

Embattled Rangiora High head is officially "on leave," but has engaged an employment lawyer.

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