Climate change in Abel Tasman

A tramper crosses Awaroa Bay at low tide in the Abel Tasman National Park.

Rising sea levels will result in changes to one of New Zealand's most popular national parks.

Vacant hospital site a 'roadblock'

The former Christchurch Women's Hospital site is worth at about $8 million, but has sat empty for 10 years.

Hospital land worth $8m has been left vacant for 10 years. But the cash-strapped health board has no plans to use or sell it.

Mansion 'back to bare bones'

McLean's Mansion on Manchester St Christchurch was built between April 1899 and September 1900.

Key heritage features and 45,000 bricks have been rescued from the historic Christchurch mansion.

Cutlery creation to help save kea

Wanaka-based artist Luke Wilson, 31, will exhibit his giant scrap metal sculpture of a Haast eagle and moa at a St ...

A Kiwi artist has resurrected two extinct native birds using cutlery, hot water cylinders and horse shoes.

Chemical spill in Hokitika

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Paul Wilson (Tainui) worked at Westland Milk Products back in the 90s before ...

A West Coast milk factory's chemical cleaning hose burst, causing acid vapour to disperse.

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Young prospect stars in Bulls win

Young Canterbury Bulls forward Caius Fa'atili (L) made a big impression in the 28-18 win over the Akarana Falcons.

Young Bulls to the fore as Canterbury conquer rugby league's three-time titleholders.

Bowel cancer campaigner dies

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Anaru Gray – the face of the Never too Young campaign – has died, aged 40.

'I assumed you were brown'

Blue-eyed, blonde-haired young Kiri Te Rangi experienced racism from many angles growing up.

Kiri Te Rangi is Pākehā, but has missed out on at least one job because of her Māori name.

Mystery moth man drought

Kupe's grassmoth lives a strange, elusive, underground life on Kaitorete Spit, emerging for a few weeks or less in the ...

Kupe's grassmoths can't fly and rarely see the light of day, and are now blighted by a man drought.

NZ's best crime writers honoured

Dame Fiona Kidman's Kidman's This Mortal Boy won the best novel at the Ngaio Marsh Awards on Saturday.

A story about the execution of a young immigrant has been judged NZ's best crime novel.

Violence may cost pro rugby dream

Jesse Montagu playing for Temuka in the South Canterbury rugby competition in 2018.

Three violent outbursts have jeopardised a rugby player's dreams of playing professionally overseas.

Kiwi named in $768m fraud trial

Prosecutors in Cologne brought charges against British bankers  Martin Shields and Nicholas Diable but they are not the ...

Christchurch businessman Paul Robert Mora "in the very centre" of German cum-ex fraud trial, says researcher.

Calls for help

Mental health and addiction counsellors at NTS handle 15000 phone or text sessions a month.

Who's answering the mental health helplines?

'Put me in the cell'

Abdul Aziz says the day of the mosque shootings is still ''fresh in our minds'' six months on.

The man who fought off the mosque gunman argued demanded police give him 15 minutes, alone, with him.

Toil, tragedy, trauma and triumph

Some of Dr Tom's class who graduated in 1989 and  attended their reunion in Christchurch.

A group of fresh-faced med students who began their studies 30 years ago are clinically still in their prime.

local body elections

Council needs to free up $500m

The Hawke's Bay Regional Council's listing of the Port of Napier on the sharemarket to fund its expansion has netted it ...

OPINION: Following the sign-off of last year's Long Term Plan (LTP), Mayor Lianne Dalziel signalled fresh resolve to thrust partial asset sales back onto the agenda.

New ECan council must avoid conflicts

Sir Kerry Burke after his selection as ECan chairman.

OPINION: A recent ruling by the Auditor-General is a first step towards the restoration of accountable regional governance.

Rates a central election issue

Mayor Lianne Dalziel, seen here welcoming new citizens in July, is energised for another tilt at the mayoralty, but has ...

OPINION: Christchurch's mayor's perspective on rates rises seems unlikely to impress voters.

Christchurch council achievements

Christchurch city mayor Lianne Dalziel and councillors the day after they were elected in 2016.

OPINION: After watching the councillors for three years, senior journalist Tina Law gives her view.

Gender pay victory or financial madness?

Dunedin mayor Dave Cull and council chief executive Sue Bidrose at a press conference in 2018.

A big pay rise for the Dunedin City Council's chief executive has been called a victory for gender equality, but opponents say it is "financial madness".

News

Chemical spilled at Hokitika

The Westland Milk Products factory at Hokitika on the West Coast.

Burst pipe released steam containing dilute nitric acid, so anyone on nearby cycleway should seek medical help.

Bowel cancer campaigner dies

Anaru Gray – the face of the Never too Young campaign – has died, aged 40.

'I assumed you were brown'

Mystery moth man drought

The Rebuild

Mansion 'back to bare bones'

McLean's Mansion on Manchester St Christchurch was built between April 1899 and September 1900.

Key heritage features and 45,000 bricks have been rescued from the historic Christchurch mansion.

Southern Response appeals

Karl and Alison Dodds were misled by Southern Response over a quote for rebuilding their Christchurch home, the High ...

State-owned quake claims firm will appeal a court ruling that found it misled customers Karl and Alison Dodds .

Hotel won't top tall predecessor

The old hotel was demolished storey by storey.

A hotel replacing what was once Christchurch's tallest building won't reach those heights.

Lancaster Park's last hurrah video

The demolition of the main stands at Christchurch's Lancaster Park is expected to be finished in December.

The final days of Christchurch's stadium are here, after one of NZ's largest demolitions.

RSA fury at cenotaph delays

Christchurch RSA president Pete Dawson was angry councillors delayed plans to move the war memorial last year.

"Livid" RSA members said Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel wasn't welcome at the Anzac Day service.

Opinion

Caught in a perfect storm

Jane Bowron: "Christ could be depicted riding the bus, happily shooting the breeze with commuters and giving up his seat ...

OPINION: The word "perfect" has become ubiquitous. It's the new "awesome".

The past is a colourful country

I've been able to uncover a Netflix costume drama's worth of family history, writes Phil Quin. (File photo)

OPINION: With a few simple search terms, I've uncovered a Netflix costume drama's worth of family history.

The exploitation gig

Tracking down and charging Lime e-scooters is another gig anyone can pick up.

OPINION: The gig economy is often presented as the path to freedom from the 9 to 5 drudgery most of us call a work day. But that's a lie.

NZ's chance to name a planet video

This artist's concept by Nasa shows a hypothetical gas giant exoplanet. NZ gets to name something similar.

OPINION: We can do better than HD 137388 and HD 137388b.

End the million-dollar barbecues

'My planned changes as mayor will not come at your expense ...'

SATIRE: I refuse to play these media games, and I refuse to be drawn into my plans.

business

Mansion 'back to bare bones'

McLean's Mansion on Manchester St Christchurch was built between April 1899 and September 1900.

Key heritage features and 45,000 bricks have been rescued from the historic Christchurch mansion.

Kiwi named in $768m fraud trial

Prosecutors in Cologne brought charges against British bankers  Martin Shields and Nicholas Diable but they are not the ...

Christchurch businessman Paul Robert Mora "in the very centre" of German cum-ex fraud trial, says researcher.

Pay hike has 'inflamed situation'

Kevin Winders, chief executive of Port Otago, has received a $100,000 pay rise in the last year. (File photo)

A $100,000 pay rise for Port Otago's chief executive is a "kick in the guts" for port workers fighting for better pay and conditions, a union says.

Winners of "building twice"

Turanga, the Christchurch central library, has won an inaugural award from Master Builders for its use of BIM technology.

Using digital technology in construction is being celebrated and awarded

Surplus to requirements

Big steel producer Steel & Tube is selling another Christchurch property, this one in Braeburn Drive, Hornby, as part of ...

A big industrial property no longer needed has been put up for sale in Christchurch.

sport

Young prospect stars in Bulls win

Young Canterbury Bulls forward Caius Fa'atili (L) made a big impression in the 28-18 win over the Akarana Falcons.

Young Bulls to the fore as Canterbury conquer rugby league's three-time titleholders.

Franks returns in Canty win

Owen Franks carries the ball forward strongly during his return to rugby for Canterbury against Northland.

Not wanted for World Cup, veteran All Blacks enjoys win for provincial side.

Live: Northland v Canterbury

Northland's Kane Jacobson, left, takes a breather after scoring a try during last week's loss to Manawatū.

Northland host Canterbury in a Mitre10 Cup clash at Whangarei's Semenoff Stadium.

Tahuhu's freak injury

Lea Tahuhu has been an integral figure with the new ball for the White Ferns in one-day and T20 cricket.

White Fern knows she'll always be butt of jokes after dislocating shoulder while celebrating win.

Franks to boost Canterbury

Owen Franks will on Friday play for Canterbury for the first time since 2010.

Canterbury coach Joe Maddock has not had to pick up Owen Franks' lip after his World Cup omission.

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Cutlery creation to help save kea

Wanaka-based artist Luke Wilson, 31, will exhibit his giant scrap metal sculpture of a Haast eagle and moa at a St ...

A Kiwi artist has resurrected two extinct native birds using cutlery, hot water cylinders and horse shoes.

Christchurch - six months on

Signs of support from Caroline Syddall, Fraser Mackie, and Jocelyn Papprill at Christchurch's Linwood Islamic Centre on ...

In the wake of the Christchurch terror attack, there are signs of healing, support and, of course, ongoing struggle.

Urban food forest at risk

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Otakaro Orchard Working Bee on Cambridge Terrace.
International students plant ...

Ōtākaro Orchard dream may die off unless nearly a $1m is raised by the end of the month.

Chch duo wins Rockquest

The pair collect their prize at the Bruce Mason Centre in Auckland on Saturday.

Natalie Hutton and Minnie Robberds have won Smokefree Rockquest with "beautiful" songs.

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