Settlement expands liability 'hugely'

EQC have closed Mandy Fraser's claim, but have not repaired up to a 'when new' standard as they are legally required to do.

Homeowners seething at EQC reponse after settlement confirms it must repair to "as new" standard.

Sir Mark goes after CEO spat

Sir Mark Solomon's stand down followed a bruising clash with his chief executive.

Sir Mark Solomon's decision to stand down followed a clash with his chief executive.

No trailer needed

Otago students spotted relocating picnic bench without rope.

A case of kiwi ingenuity, or stupidity?

Home searched after body dumped

Forensic investigators were at the house.

Christchurch property thought to be linked to Marcus Luke Tucker's "brutal" killing.

Reward offered for 'Daisy'

GeoNet named the stolen device after Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley, because it "talks" to satellites.

Thieves make off with Port Hills earthquake monitor named after Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley.

Modelling at age 79

Mary Clarke, 79, gets her hair done ahead of a special catwalk session as part of Canterbury Fashion Week.

She is 79, survived two types of cancer and has 11 great-grandchildren. Tonight she will walk the catwalk - in heels.

'That didn't end too well'

The Pitt St flat believed to be where a Dunedin student jumped from a roof, receiving critical injuries.

A drunken Dunedin student's roof jump landed him critically injured in hospital, but the party continued.

Protest to 'stop the slops' video

A large group braved the wet weather in Dunedin to protest the quality of food being served to hospital patients.

Hundreds of people dissatisfied with hospital food in Otago and Southland make their voices heard.

Lakeside station sold for $16.5m

The Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail runs along Lake Pukaki through the bottom edge of Guide Hill Station .

Hong Kong-based investors plan $5.6m tourism development on Guide Hill Station in Mackenzie country.

Motorcyclist dies in crash

The female rider died in Christchurch Hospital.

A woman is dead after the motorbike she was riding collided with a car near Christchurch.

Hour-long drive of 'frustration'

Traffic heading towards Christchurch on the northern motorway.

The peak-hour commute from North Canterbury to Christchurch is wearing drivers down.

Doctors deal with dog bite a day

Christchurch Hospital is treating someone for a dog attack "almost every day".

Christchurch doctors are treating dog bite injuries almost daily, with more than 350 needing major surgery in last five years.

Jail term 'cool', says gang man's boy

Deceased South Island Black Power leader Ardie Beazley.

Son of deceased South Island Black Power president claimed he was a "vigilante" when he raided a tinny house.

Medical treatment charge dropped

Five-year-old Leon Jayet-Cole died in hospital after suffering serious head injuries.

Emma Le Fleming Roberts was accused of failing to get treatment for son, who later died.

Man received gear stolen

David John Hunter was sentenced to community detention after admitting he received stolen trailers and tools.

Man admits receiving tens of thousands of dollars worth of gear stolen from construction companies.

Climbers rescued

Mt Cook Station is up for sale, and some outdoor groups want the Government to buy it.

Three climbers have been rescued from Mount Cook National Park after becoming stranded on Thursday.

Crash driver 'three times' alcohol limit

Firefighters cut the roof off the ute to free the man, who crashed after drinking, police say.

A man who flipped his ute into a Canterbury paddock was driving at more than three times the legal drink-driving limit.

New top cop for West Coast

Inspector Mel Aitken says she is "very excited" to be considered for the job of West Coast area commander.

Acting West Coast area commander Inspector Mel Aitken set to be appointed to the role permanently.

Dying man calls for cannabis access

Bill's been given five months to live. He doesn't want to become a criminal, but he says he's got no choice.

Bill's been given five months to live. He doesn't want to become a criminal, but he says he's got no choice.

Ali Jones bows out

Ali Jones gives her Shirley Papanui ward mate Pauline Cotter a hug on their first day in council.

Ali Jones not seeking re-election to council, saying she needs time to look after herself and her family.

St John struggling with shortage

Parts of the West Coast have limited ambulance cover while St John struggles to recruit at least 40 more volunteers.

Severe lack of volunteers puts pressure on ambulance services in rural areas.

Injured boy 'critical'

Senior Sergeant Vaughn Lapslie said emergency services were called to Fernside Rd, North Canterbury about 1.42pm.

Boy, 10, in intensive care after he fell under a moving water tanker on Canterbury farm.

Cathedral plans out soon

The future of Christ Church Cathedral is yet to be revealed.

Long-awaited announcement expected soon on how the deadlock over Christ Church Cathedral will be broken.

Sunshine to follow fog

A fine weather run for Christchurch and surrounding areas is expected to continue on Friday following a foggy start.

Motorists are being urged to take care as fog blankets much of Christchurch.

Kaiapoi keeps on keeping on

Kaiapoi Florist owner Joan Whillans is excited about the progress on Williams St.

Kaiapoi's main street overhaul is closing in on its completion date.

Fare increase hits young users

Bus patronage has fallen in recent years, despite a route overhaul and a new bus interchange.

 Some bus users are wary about a proposal to increase fares in light of falling patronage, saying it will make the service less appealing.

Teens arrested in police chase


Three teens in a stolen car arrested after police pursued them through northern Christchurch.

Night of high fashion

This tiny model proves you're never too young for fashion.

Vibrant frocks, food and glasses of bubbles transform Christchurch mall into a fashionista's paradise.

Settlement 'sets the rules' video

Alistair Cree has been in dispute with EQC over repairing earthquake damage to 'when new' standard. His dispute is over ...

Homeowners hail "milestone" settlement that confirms EQC must pay for repairs to a "when new" standard.

Sir Mark Solomon to step down

Sir Mark Solomon, kaiwhakahaere of Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu.

Ngai Tahu leader says he is proud of the progress made since settlement with the Crown, after "total shock" announcement.

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