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Red-carded rep faces hockey ban

Canterbury Hockey chief executive Rod Templeton says red-carded players are "entitled to privacy".

Canterbury Hockey are refusing to reveal the identity of a representative player red-carded in a practice match.

War medal found in op-shop couch

A Victory Medal from World War I, similar to the one pictured, has been found in a Dunedin couch.

A Dunedin woman has discovered an unlikely treasure in her charity shop couch. 

How she's losing the excess skin video

Elora Harre lost 55 kilograms but was left with excess skin that "gets in the way" of her living a normal life.

When Elora Harre lost 55kg, she was left with an apron of excess skin. Strangers are helping her out.

Mum denies failing to get treatment for Leon

Christchurch schoolboy Leon Jayet-Cole died after he suffered serious head injuries.

The mother of five-year-old Leon Jayet-Cole, who died in hospital, will go on trial on a charge of failing to get him medical treatment.

Teen flies to school in a chopper

Jack Murdoch, the youngest-ever solo pilot of a French Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter, is about to touch down at St Andrew's College under the guidance of commercial pilot Rob Hunt.

Jack Murdoch, 16, arrived at St Andrew's College in style - at the controls of a helicopter.

Fire started on stove

A homeowner was taken to Christchurch Hospital for suspected smoke inhalation.

A person was taken to hospital for smoke inhalation after arriving home to find their house full of smoke.

Waterway find delays river steps

Work on the Avon River precinct on Oxford Tce is being delayed after contractors discovered an ancient waterway.

An ancient waterway under Oxford Tce will delay construction of steps as part of the Avon River precinct.

Smoke alarms save elderly couple

Smoke alarms saved an elderly couple asleep in their Christchurch home.

Blaring smoke alarms woke an elderly couple after a fire broke out in a storage room in their house.

Rest home rebuked over flu death

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Theo Baker has been critical of an Ashburton rest home, following the death of a 96-year-old resident

Mid Canterbury rest home criticised following 96-year-old resident's death.

Glacier melt speeding up

Footage from a time-lapse camera shows Franz Josef Glacier in November 2012.

The world's glaciers are melting more quickly and those keeping track don't see a slowdown.

Doubt over gallery reopening

As sections of Christchurch's Art Gallery are repaired, more extensive damage continues to be discovered.

The planned end-of-year reopening of the Christchurch Art Gallery may have to be delayed

Fine for contaminated container

A Christchurch company has been fined $16,750 for breaching the Biosecurity Act.

A Christchurch business has been fined more than $16,000 after dumping contaminated soil.

Henderson's business affairs under court probe

Christchurch bankrupt Dave Henderson wants out of bankruptcy but must face a court probe first.

Christchurch bankrupt Dave Henderson wants out of bankruptcy but must face a court probe first.

Attacked tourist told 'speak English'

Nicholas Aubertin, 24, was attacked by a gang in the driveway of the Vagabond Backpacker Hostel on Worcester St between 2.30am and 2.45am on Saturday.

Backpacker was asked if he could "speak English" in an attack that left him with a broken jaw.

Silent vigil for dead workers

Lyttelton Port workers Andrew Kelly and Ray Spain erect a cross for their colleague Brad Fletcher, who died at the port last year.

White crosses hammered into the ground to remember workers killed in the past five years.

Jetpacks to be made in China

Peter Coker, chief executive of Martin Aircraft

Jetpack flying machine company Martin Aircraft will have its flying machines produced in China.

Police want help to solve fire mystery

Firefighters examine a burnt building at the Omoto Racecourse, near Greymouth, no horse were in the stables at the time of the fire.

Stables at a Greymouth racecourse were destroyed in a suspicious early morning fire.

'Popping' tyres wake residents

A fire investigator will probe how a fire inside a Kaiapoi home started overnight.

Exploding car tyres are believed to have woken a resident who alerted their neighbours to a garage fire.

Baggage hitch for Jetstar passengers video

A faulty Jetstar baggage unloader at Wellington Airport has left an entire planeload of passengers without their bags.

A faulty baggage loader prevents two Jetstar planes unloading all cargo.

Death probe on second house

Investigators at a Twyford Street address where police are investigating a house possibly linked to the murder of an elderly man in Owens Terrace, Upper Riccarton.

Detectives focus on second Christchurch property as a 16-year-old appears in court accused of murder.

Dairy farmer broke cows' tails

Michael James Whitelock pleaded guilty in Greymouth District Court to 12 charges, including ill treatment of animals and firearms-related charges.

GRAPHIC CONTENT: Cows were beaten, had their tails broken and were shot in the kneecaps.

Man's house burgled before death video

Police have cordoned off Owens Tce in Christchurch as they investigate the death of an elderly man.

An elderly man was burgled in the week before he was allegedly murdered.

Weekend snow possible

A cold front on Friday is expected to bring snow and freezing conditions to Canterbury.

Snow could fall to low levels in Canterbury at the weekend, according to early weather forecasts.

AS Colour's Christchurch comeback

AS Colour will be opening a new Christchurch store, five years after the last one was destroyed. Pictured the Wellington store.

Lovers of the plain white tee will be celebrating the return of AS Colour to Christchurch.

City councillors: How do they rate?

Mayor Lianne Dalziel, flanked by Cr Raf Manji (left) and Cr Andrew Turner.

You elect them and you pay them but how are Christchurch's elected representatives performing?

Patient files caught up in dispute

17062015 Newsphoto. SIMON MAUDE/Fairfax NZ. Relationships Aotearoa former offices, Mary Thomas Centre, Takapuna, North Shore, Auckland. 17-NST-relationshipsA.

A dispute between a landlord and liquidators of Relationships Aotearoa prevented patient files being handed over.

Soldier doesn't want to forget comrades

Private Dion Taka  – critically injured during the Battle of Baghak – has organised a ride of remembrance to honour those who died.

Dion Taka does not want people to forget the Battle of Baghak - the day he lost two mates.

Govt has 'obligation' to help refugee

Khalid Alzahrani at Christchurch International Airport shortly before he flew to Auckland on July 30 last year.

MP says the Govt has an obligation to find out what happened to a refugee who left NZ in mysterious circumstances.

New Rolleston College has found its founding principal

The newly announced founding principal of Christchurch's yet-to-open Rolleston College, Steve Saville.

A known ''educational innovator'' has been handed the reins of the yet-to-be-opened Rolleston College.

Christchurch pupils keep te reo Maori alive

Te Whanau Tahi pupils Te Matau Flanagan, 16, Waimirirangi Cooper, 18, and Brigham Riwai-Couch, 14, will be vying to become the country's top te reo speaker at the Nga Manu Korero Maori speech competition in Wellington in September

Canterbury's top te reo Maori speakers are doing their bit in the fight to keep their language alive.

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