A family's prayers

Police have been searching near Flea Bay for a diver who failed to resurface on Saturday morning.

Seddon Jane's family accept he won't be found alive, but want to 'lay him to rest properly'.

A nonsense of a paper

Associate professor Christoph Bartneck has studied flags but is no expert in nuclear physics.

Using a fake ID, Canterbury academic wrote a nuclear physics paper using his phone's auto-complete.

Deadly algae turns lake blue

Deadly blue algae washing up on Lake Forsyth.

Canterbury's poisonous green lake now has streaks of neon blue, caused by toxic algae.

Kiwi musos hit worldwide

Dunedin based band Gromz are on top of global charts on Spotify. Band members from left to right Queenstown's Max Gunn, ...

It took the Dunedin band just over two days to record the album they are topping international charts with.

Greymouth crash victim's passion

Lowe died in a motorbike crash at the Greymouth Street Race on Sunday.

Guy Lowe's mates thought he was pretty tough when they first met him. Then they found out more about the man.

House fire terror

Flames erupt from the top floor of the Carroll St home.

A woman fled a burning Dunedin flat by leaping into the arms of a heroic passerby.

Three robberies hit store

A police spokeswoman said three masked offenders burst into the Night n' Day on Ferry Rd, about 4.20am Monday.

A Christchurch 24/7 store has been robbed for the third time in just over a month.

Adventure Park almost sell out

One of the first chairlift towers going in at the Christchurch Adventure Park last week.

Hundreds of mountain bikers have snapped up passes for the Christchurch Adventure Park, despite the $759 price tag.

One dead at street races video

The Greymouth street races are an annual event. (FILE IMAGE.)

The death of a rider after a crash at the Greymouth Street Races is the first fatality in the event's 27 years.

The Block winners perfect punt

The Block NZ's Niki Osbourne, left, and Tiff Mair at Oxbow Adventure Park on Sunday as part of Wanaka's Perfect Woman ...

Niki Osbourne and Tiff Mair found it a hard road competing in Wanaka's Perfect Woman competition.

Council buys four flood-prone homes

A Flockton Basin resident surveys the damage caused by flooding during April 2014.

Four Flockton Basin residents have sold their flood-prone properties to Christchurch City Council.

16,000 crowded to Festa

Performance artist Julie Harvie (no relation) made a suspended nest using hazel sticks.

Modest ambitions and a cold wind saw a less impressive Festa than in previous years.

Stuck, inside a Ruapehu crevasse video

Manfred Raikes down a crevasse on Mt Ruapehu.

As Manfred Raikes, 15, skidded off the ledge and into an 8m crevasse, he closed his eyes and waited to die.

Missing diver search

Police have been searching near Flea Bay for a diver who failed to resurface on Saturday morning.

A diver missing off Canterbury's Banks Peninsula has not been found after nearly two days of searching.

'Craft crisps' on the rise

Novel flavours and shapes of "craft crisps" are driving Kiwi's growing appetite for chips.

We Kiwis love our chippies - to the tune of $150m a year. Yes, million.

App to change way bowlers train

Carl Petersen has invented an app that will improve the way cricket bowlers practice.

A University of Canterbury sport scientist has created an app that could change how some of NZ's best cricketers practice bowling.

Festival of Lights in the city

A spectacle of colour, lights and costumes at Christchurch's Diwali festival.

Thousands of Cantabrians came together to celebrate Diwali, the Indian festival of lights.

Tramper 'badly' breaks leg

A female tramper is in hospital with a badly broken leg following an accident near the Dynamo hut near Queenstown on ...

A woman had to be rescued by chopper from the bush near Queenstown after an accident.

Festival of lights draws thousands

Festa has been a big post-quake success.

Light colour and sound lit up Christchurch on Saturday night.

Mentally unwell youth remain untreated

221016. KEVIN STENT/FAIRFAX NZ. News. Lynne Russell on Petone Beach with her 21 year old daughter who has attempted ...

Thousands of at-risk mentally unwell youth are waiting for psychological treatment as DHB services are swamped.

Mid Canterbury's season over

Mid Canterbury's Mike Lynch tries to break through during his side's 36-24 loss to North Otago in their Heartland ...

North Otago will play in the Heartland Championship's Lochore Cup final after beating Mid Canterbury 36-24.

First MTB passes on sale video

One of the first chairlift towers going in at the Christchurch Adventure Park in October.

How much will one of the first run of passes for Christchurch's new mountain bike park set you back?

Queues line up to be tattooed video

Giselle Lea, left, and daughter Jamila got matching semicolon tattoos from Josh Waretini, at the Barbers Ink fundraising ...

More than 1000 people lined up at a Christchurch tattoo studio - for a good cause.

Remembering car crash victims video

Road Accident Remembrance Day was held on Saturday in North Hagley Park, to acknowledge those that have passed away in ...

Todd Brendon Jackson was visiting his mum in West Melton when he went for a walk on a country road. He never made it home.

Biggest passenger plane comes to Chch video

Emirates' A380 service will begin on October 31 at Christchurch Airport.

Aviation enthusiasts will get to view the world's largest passenger aircraft as it begins daily service to Christchurch.

Why regional airfares suck

Smaller planes are more expensive to operate than jet aircraft.

It's cheaper than ever to fly to London - so why is it still so hard to get anywhere from Invercargill?

Killers' appeals dismissed

Justin Conrad McFarlane was murdered in 2013.

Three men convicted of murdering North Otago man Justin McFarlane have failed in their bid to have their convictions and sentences overturned.

Sun's out for long weekend video

This weekend's fine weather presents the perfect opportunity for those looking to get out in the garden. Just don't ...

Finally, mother nature plays ball. It's shaping up to be a cracker across the country.

Mission to resurrect Westport video

Mayor Garry Howard hopes efforts to reinvent Westport's economy will encourage more visitors to the town.

Meet the man behind ambitious plans to reinvent a struggling West Coast town's economy.

Ewen Macdonald's got a new girl

Ewen Macdonald no longer has strict parole conditions.

Feilding farmer acquitted of murdering Scott Guy has fallen in love.

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