Ten thousand lightning strikes were recorded in two hours on Monday morning.

Severe gales, lightning

7 min ago  Winds topple truck, storms bring over 26,000 lightning strikes, while heavy rain hits parts of NZ.

Tree falls on car

A woman has been seriously injured after a tree fell on a car in Canterbury. (File photo)

15 min ago  A woman is seriously injured after a tree fell on her car in Canterbury.

Whitebaiter's 'tragic accident'

Family of woman killed when her car ended up in the ocean say she died "doing what she loved".

Chch's Marshland Rd blocked

11:11 AM  A collision between two trucks has blocked southbound traffic on part of Christchurch's Marshland Rd.

Custody remand on kidnap charge

10:59 AM  A man has been remanded in custody after being charged with kidnapping, stealing a car and dangerous driving.

Labour's Christchurch renaissance

The result might not show it, but beneath the surface a red tide is rising in Christchurch.

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Truck rolls on Lewis Pass road

A truck and trailer has rolled on State Highway 7, north of Hanmer Springs, blocking one lane. (File photo)

10:35 AM  A truck and trailer has rolled on the main highway through the upper South Island's alternative highway, blocking one lane.

Andrew Falloon takes seat

Rangitata's new MP is excited about the task ahead and not disappointed by a reduced majority for the National Party.

O'Connor secures West Coast-Tasman seat

Paintings tell the stories of Antarctic explorers video

The Rebuild

How Chch's energy scheme works

Roger Sutton, left, recently unveiled the district energy scheme at the Pita Te Hori Centre with Christchurch Mayor ...

It was supposed to a "world-leading" response to the earthquakes and demolitions in Christchurch.

National in Chch: the same but different

The Anglican church voted to restore Christ Church Cathedral at a synod two weeks before election day. The Government ...

How will another National Government change things in Christchurch?

More residents needed in city

The Atlas Quarter apartments under construction in Welles St.

Christchurch has been warned it must speed up its central city population growth if new businesses are to survive.

Road works delayed by funding, winter video

Most work on Christchurch's Manchester St halted at the end of July.

Work to resume soon on the upgrades of Christchurch's Manchester and Durham streets after two months of little action.

Liability grows $395m in a year

Southern Response reports its insurance liability estimates have grown.

Insurer Southern Response originally thought it would have to deal with 7000 earthquake claims, but now expects 8562.

Opinion

Peters ready to reel in

Clarke Gayford, partner of Jacinda Ardern, offers sausages to Wendie Petrie, left, and TV3's Samantha Hayes outside Chez ...

OPINION: A state of siege outside the leaders' homes, while inside TV studios some felt besieged.

It's Winnie Time once more

A scene that's likely to be replayed often in the next week or so: NZ First leader Winston Peters in a media scrum on ...

OPINION: The election campaign was a rollercoaster ride. Are we now in for another one?

No love for minor parties

David Seymour's Act New Zealand, which once feted nine MPs, now commands less of the popular vote than the McGillicuddy ...

OPINION: After eight elections under MMP, minor parties are still struggling to gain a political foothold.

A better way to fix miscarriages of justice

Teina Pora's conviction was quashed in 2015, 21 years after he was jailed for murdering Susan Burdett in her Auckland home.

OPINION: Why NZ needs a new way to handle miscarriages of justice, and what that new way could be.

The retail of two cities

Fashion retailer H&M welcomed hundreds of shoppers on its first day in Christchurch.

OPINION: there are signs of new life in central Christchurch.

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Luxury hotel granted consent

Plans for the hotel on Lakeside Drive, in Tekapo.

A planned luxury hotel in Tekapo is a step closer to being built after being granted resource consent, its developer says.

How Chch's energy scheme works

Roger Sutton, left, recently unveiled the district energy scheme at the Pita Te Hori Centre with Christchurch Mayor ...

It was supposed to a "world-leading" response to the earthquakes and demolitions in Christchurch.

National in Chch: the same but different

The Anglican church voted to restore Christ Church Cathedral at a synod two weeks before election day. The Government ...

How will another National Government change things in Christchurch?

New shops and foodcourt planned

A new foodcourt and seating areas for diners will be added at the southern end of Northlands mall.

Christchurch's Northlands Mall is planning to embark on another extension.

Wagon derails, cause unknown

A KiwiRail wagon derailed near Picton earlier this month, with the cause yet to be determined. (File photo)

They do know it wasn't the track though, it was found "to be in good condition".

sport

More racetrack troubles

Windsor Park Plate winner Gingernuts is giving his ownership team plenty of spice.

Our racing reporters revisit the main talking points from the week's racing on both sides of the Tasman.

Titan Banner wins Hannon

Titan Banner, with Dexter Dunn in the sulky, beats stablemate New Years Jay in the Hannon Memorial at Oamaru.

Stable quinella for Graeme Anderson in group three race at Oamaru, with Titan Banner beating New Years Jay.

Canty too good for Counties

No 8 Rebecca Todd scored a try during Canterbury's 32-29 pulsating victory over Counties-Manukau in Pukekohe on Saturday.

The Canterbury women's rugby team beat defending national champions Counties-Manukau 32-29 in Pukekohe on Saturday.

Canterbury take down Waikato

Wakato halfback Te Puhi Rudolph opened the scoring, but in the end it was Canterbury who left the park smiling.

Bulls prove too strong in national league contest, nabbing crucial second-round victory in Hamilton.

Dragons topple Tasman

Aaron Spain got on the scoresheet in Canterbury United's 4-2 pre-season win over Tasman United.

 Japanese striker impresses as Canterbury beat Tasman in pre-season football action.

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City's social enterprise 'at forefront'

The Christchurch red zone could become home to an Eden Project like that in the UK, pictured. David Harland, chief ...

"What are the most valuable things in our lives and how do we actually want to spend our time, when push comes to shove?"

Surf lifesaver 'shocked' by award

Kate Suter, of Sumner Surf Life Saving Club was named Volunteer of the Year in an awards ceremony in Auckland on Saturday.

If you're swimming at Sumner Beach in Christchurch you are in some of the safest hands in the country.

20 years of Drive - a conversation with Bic Runga

To mark its 20th anniversary, Bic Runga will perform Drive in its entirety in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland.

Twenty years after she received her first Silver Scroll award for Drive, Bic Runga is a finalist again.

UberEats to launch in Chch

UberEats is preparing to launch in Christchurch.

Late-night supermarket trips could be over – UberEats is coming to Christchurch.

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