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Sinkhole closes Moorehouse

A lane affected by a sinkole on Moorhouse Ave is expected to be repaired before peak hour traffic on Friday morning.

A small sinkhole will keep part of a busy Christchurch road closed for a day.

Custody remand for dairy robbery accused

Police cordoned off a dairy on Breezes Rd, Aranui, Tuesday morning, following a robbery.

A 21-year-old Aranui man alleged to have robbed a dairy in Breezes Road was remanded in custody after a brief appearance in the Christchurch District Court today.

Woman stole from dementia patient

Cheree Margaret Freitas, 25, has admitted stealing money from her elderly employer.

Woman admits taking $23,500 from 88-year-old employer after he was diagnosed with dementia.

High-end cars targeted by chop shop

Paul Charles Anderson, 39, has been jailed for five years for running a "chop shop" in Christchurch.

A man who targeted high-end vehicles at a car "chop shop" has been jailed for five years.

‘Occupational hazard’ for drug dealer

Casey Marie Chamberlain, 22, has been jailed for her role in the robbery of a drug dealer who sold rock salt as crystal meth.

Being set up for a robbery might be a work hazard for dealers who sell rock salt as crystal meth, court hears.

Couple escape house fire

Emergency services were called to a bedroom on fire in a home on Peel St about 4.50am Thursday.

A smoke alarm saved the lives of a West Coast couple after their house caught on fire.

Christchurch teen found

Police said Katelyn has been found "safe and well" after disappearing from her home on Wednesday night.

Thirteen-year-old Christchurch girl Katelyn Moreland has been found.

Antarctic relics being conserved video

Carsten Borchgrevink's 1899 Southern Cross expedition built two huts at Cape Adare, One is whole, the other lost its ...

Some of the oldest human relics from Antarctica are being conserved, including objects from the first party to spend winter on the ice. 

Dairy owner punched by teens

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Hammer wielding teens punched a dairy owner in the face during a Timaru armed robbery.

Soldiers' story of loss

Corporal Aaron Horrell, from near Gore, documented a six month deployment in Afghanistan in 2012 for the 'Afghanistan: ...

Kiwi soldier Dion Taka feels the physical pain of sniper fire every day.

'We can't police boy racers'

Back in 2005, hundreds of car enthusiasts took to Colombo Street at the beginning of a weekend where the city hosted a ...

Christchurch's anti-cruising bylaw slammed as ''toothless'' as police say they don't have the resources to take on boy racers.

'Goldies Oldies' to bring thousands

A Golden Oldies rugby team in action in Paraparaumu.

Christchurch has been chosen to host an international sporting event likely to be the largest ever held in the city.

Holocaust survivor educates teens video

Emily Crowther, 16, left, Joshua Murrel, 17, and Felicia Dalton, 16, listened intently and were moved by what they heard.

Emily Crowther, 16, didn't know much about the Holocaust until she was told about it, first-hand, from one of the few remaining survivors.

High-risk sex offender jailed

Darren Albert Jolly has been sent back to prison for breaching his extended supervision order.

High-risk sex offender with ''absolutely appalling'' history of breaching release conditions has been jailed.

Big indoor sports boost

Celebration Lions Sports Trust manager Corey Watkinson amid stacks of timber flooring for the two basketball courts in ...

A $5 million multi-purpose sports centre with NZ's first 200-metre full circumference running track is about to roll off the blocks.

No parole for child killer Holdem

Christchurch schoolgirl Louisa Damodran was murdered by Peter Holdem in 1986. Holdem was today denied parole after 21 ...

The man who killed Louisa Damodran, 6, in 1986 accepts he is not ready for release.

MP's comments 'disappointing'

Nuk Korako has not supported Redcliffs School's bid to stay open, saying he "trusts the process" .

Wannabe Port Hills MP Nuk Korako on the fence over Redcliffs School closure.

I've had enough, judge tells cops

Trish Beets, 45, died after bus driver Lindsay Taylor ran a red light.

Judge slams "incompetence" of police ahead of bus driver's sentencing for fatal crash.

'The stakes are very big'

Christchurch investor and property developer Shaun Stockman.

Neighbour goes into bat for $50m McKenzie and Willis development, calling "knee-jerk" court action bad for city.

Crown goes it alone on convention centre

The new Christchurch Convention Centre design.

Work will start on Christchurch's new convention centre in October after the collapse of a Government-private sector deal.

'Amazing' historic documents preserved

The leather bound books, which contain beautiful handdrawn diagrams and illustrations, with a photograph of Percy ...

They are 127 years old and were hidden in a Christchurch man's wardrobe for nearly 50 years.

Arrest for dairy robbery

Ruchik Patel's Christchurch dairy was the first of two to be robbed by armed offenders in the city on Tuesday.

21-year-old man allegedly held up a Christchurch dairy while armed with a hammer.

First major step to revitalise New Brighton

New Brighton's commercial core will be condensed from 11 hectares to 5ha in plans to help revitalise the area.

Seaside suburb's business centre will halve in size to make it more "bustling".

A nine-year-old reports on life video

My little sister Hollie flicks orange pips at me, she tickles my feet and worst of all, she loves listening to Adele ...

How come the grown-ups don't have to spend hours sitting on the mat?

Drag race picks a queen video

From left Jonathan Brown as a Japanese drag queen, Clayton Dixon and overall winner Hamish Small as 'Queenie Galore'.

Eight Queenstown men transformed into drag queens to compete at the Queenstown Winter Festival drag race.

Indecency-accused wants to travel

A 61-year-old Christchurch man has pleaded not guilty to indecently assaulting three clients.

Professional man accused of indecently assaulted three male clients wants to travel overseas. Police fear he will disappear.

Dental company probed

Dentist Meena Chawdhry is at the centre of a complaint to the Dental Council.

Several former employees have raised concerns, with some reaching confidential settlements.

Fatal car crash victim named

Moffat Rd near Balclutha remains closed on Wednesday following a crash that killed a 51-year-old South Otago man on Tuesday.

Police have released the name of a man killed in a crash near Balclutha.

Detention for rape of sleeping girl

A 20-year-old who raped a sleeping 15-year-old girl has been given a sentence of community detention.

A family's mercy

Christopher Prince, 30, has been sentenced for causing the death of 81-year-old Catlins resident Heather Burgess.

Family of woman killed by Canadian tourist tells him to ''remember the good times in NZ'' and ''enjoy'' rest of his life.

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