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Time to move cows indoors video

Dairy cows enjoy their feed in Aberystwyth Dairies' free stall barn.

It's not just about barns. New Zealand's whole system of dairy production may need a re-think.

Invercargill's deadly love triangle

Those on the outside described the McLeans as a "role model family".

The city's been rocked to its core after a broken marriage ended in death. So where did it all go wrong?

Stonyhurst open day

Stonyhurst runs 10,000 halfbred sheep and nearly 40 per cent of the farm's sheep income comes from wool.

Farm management good for business and environment.

Desperately seeking seeds

Keen gardener Claire Elliott is hoping for donations of seeds so she can raise money for the Child Cancer Foundation.

Raising seeds to help children with cancer.

Fairness, respect, safety

IDEA services carers protest on Rangiora High St over terms and conditions.

IDEA services staff take to the streets.

Toy library reopens

Rangiora Toy Library committee member Natarsha Crawford is excited about the reopening of the library.

Rangiora toy library reopens

Late-night quad bike death

The man crashed a quad bike just before midnight on Friday night.

A man was killed in a crash on a south Canterbury highway just before midnight.

The year of the door-knock

Merivale lawyer or blokey socialist? Dr Duncan Webb admits he is going to have to battle the preconceptions.

For two elections in a row, the Christchurch Central seat has slipped from Labour's grasp. Is Duncan Webb the right guy to win it back?

Meth 'not going away'

Detective Inspector Greg Murton said amphetamines have been around since the 1960s, in different forms. (FILE PHOTO)

Police are finding fewer labs, but more of the drug. And it's reaching a wider range of people than ever before.

Main South Rd reopens after crash

Two people were injured in a crash on Main South Rd and Curletts Rd.

Two people suffered moderate injuries after a crash at a busy Christchurch intersection.

Prison threat for young robbers

Liam Burrowes, 16, has been jailed for three years for two armed robberies of the Woolston Night n' Day store on Ferry ...

A teen will serve an adult jail sentence for two armed raids on a Christchurch dairy.

Future of youth survey unclear

Youth advocates are concerned the Government will not pledge its support to a national youth health and wellbeing survey.

Social services fear they'll have to "work in the dark" if Government doesn't support a national youth survey used to shape policy, practice and science.

Military man, Chch Boys' master

Alan Barley, affectionately known as Charlie Barley, taught up to 4000 students over 34 years at Christchurch Boys' High ...

As a young Alan Vernon Barley looked to serve his country, he found himself enrolled in three armed services at the same time.

Shot woman daughter of former All Black

A forensic tent at the Otepuni Ave address where Tuesday night's shooting took place.

Woman allegedly shot and killed by her policeman husband was daughter of former All Black.

The $500m quake bill

Road damage and closures was one of the big costs from the Kaikoura earthquakes.

The November earthquakes are expected to cost New Zealand around half a billion dollars.

A real Kaikoura 'cliffhanger' video

A digger working to clear SH1 near Kaikoura was buried by a slip.

Dramatic video shows a digger high up on a cliff face on the Kaikoura Coast, half-buried by a slip.

Survival kits a 'recipe for disaster' video

Emergency survival kit contents.

Consumer NZ finds many pre-made survival kits, designed to save lives, lack key items or have poor-quality gear.

Stranded salmon saved video

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Fish & Game staff and volunteers moved a cluster of Salmon that had ...

About 50 fish faced certain death before wetsuit-wearing rescuers turned up.

Cleverley says investigation 'exonerated' him

Former South Canterbury District Health Board chair Murray Cleverley has spoken out for the first time about his ...

Former South Canterbury District Health Board chair Murray Cleverley says decision to resign as chair was tough.

Neglect upsets quake victim's family

The memorial sign and site today. Tagging shows a lack of respect for the earthquake victims, family say.

Family of earthquake victim say neglect of a shopping area where she was killed shows no respect.

Canty misses out on health money

Canterbury DHB chief executive David Meates has disputed population information the DHB's funding is based on.

​False beliefs about Canterbury's population are jeopardising the region's health system, the health board boss says.

Excuse note raises eyebrows

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Judge criticised the note for a man on deception charges for its appalling spelling and suspicious health board logo.

Trio deny importing ecstasy

Vladimir Turovsky, 32, Vadim Shkolnitski, 35, both from Russia, and Ganna Manchenko, 31, deny importing ecstasy into ...

Two Russians and a Ukranian have denied importing 5kg of ecstasy, which was intercepted at Christchurch Airport earlier this month.

Crash upsets the apple cart video

A stretch of the Coastal Highway near the intersection of Pukeko Lane was strewn with apples and boxes after a truck's ...

Traffic delays continue after cruck carrying thousands of apples spills load near Nelson.

'They thought it was a dolphin' video

The French tourist arrives at Dunedin Hospital by helicopter after she was attacked by a shark while bodyboarding in ...

A French tourist who survived a shark attack wrenched its jaws from her legs, a local surfer says.

Small town scandal over mysterious Chinese garden

The West Coast town of Kumara has a population of about 300.

The beleaguered Westland council allowed a tiny town's "nest egg" to be used for a garden many don't want.

Parents remember 'talented' son

Rowan Yeager died following a crash near Lake Ohau on Anzac Day. This photo, supplied by friend Andrew Weatherall, shows ...

A man killed in crash near Lake Ohau was just a week away from moving into a house he built by hand.

Chch gets pieces of Berlin Wall

Two segments of the Berlin Wall will soon make up the already diverse selection of art in Christchurch.

The two segments will go on public display, but where is yet to be decided.

What happened to SoMo? video

Thompson believes Sydenham will be "the place to be" in about five years.

Sydenham is bouncing back, but will it take five more years to become "the place to be"?

Review: Sound of Music hits the right notes

The Strudels group of von Trapp children.

North Canterbury Musical Society's Sound of Music hits all the right notes on the Rangiora stage.

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