Albert Buitenhuis battled his weight and immigration for years, now it could all be over.
Spate of graffiti in Christchurch linked to release of Straight Outta Compton rap biopic.
A cold front sweeping up the country on Sunday might force any Father's Day celebrations indoors.
Winter is overstaying its welcome with warnings in place for snow and gales.
A couple who were tricked out of their life's savings by a conman want to stop others from being fooled.
The ''intensity'' of New Brighton pier-side fishing makes people feel unsafe, say residents.
Christchurch police are investigating the unexplained deaths of a woman's two babies.
Two "inquisitive" intruders have been arrested after exploring inside quake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral.
The Kaiapoi community has rededicated its letterbox totem pole to remember the September earthquake.
Three pianos played their last tune, as they were smashed by Greendale residents during their earthquake memorial activities.
Russel Kerr was a man whom anyone would follow - even if the destination was a blazing building or a stormy sea.
Advertisements based on flimsy evidence are being promoted to health care professionals, a study has found.
Mayor Lianne Dalziel is applauding the Government's move to break the impasse over the future of the Christ Church Cathedral.
A serial rapist with an "appalling history" of offending against women will stay in jail after he was declined parole.
The official opening of a the second weekend
Prized war medals belonging to decorated war pilot stolen in Christchurch burglary.
Cycling and kapa haka heralded the opening of stage two of Christchurch's coastal pathway.
Christchurch's troubled youth corrections centre had more than 600 security breaches in 10 months.
A restaurateur has been ordered to pay nearly $20,000 and do community work for dealing in blackmarket crayfish and paua.
Is the city council's proposal to restrict new development in areas prone to coastal erosion overkill or a prudent precaution?
A tear-away driver who led police on two car chases has been jailed for nine months and disqualified from driving indefinitely.
A former Mongrel Mob chapter president denies claims he wielded an axe in a fracas with other members of the gang who came to his home.
Amid the rush of irrigation schemes, will economic considerations trump environmental values?
About 200 gathered on New Brighton beach at dawn, to mark five years since the first quake struck.
See how some of our suburbs have changed in the last five years.
Our photographers have returned to the sites of some of the worst damage wreaked by the magnitude 7.1 earthquake five years ago.
The reopening of Kaiapoi's museum is a bright spot for residents of the town.
The Canterbury Provincial Chambers are among the most badly quake-damaged buildings in Christchurch being restored.
Hardy Kaiapoi residents have stayed on despite damage from the September quakes.
A fire has caused extensive damage to an Alexandra recycling company.