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End of an era: Last Christchurch red-zone house demolished video

Shame about the turret. The three-storey, six-metre diameter, structure was the centrepiece of this Zephyr Tce home.

The five-bedroom home boasted harbour views, native bush, resident llamas and even a turret. But, ten years after the earthquakes, it had to go.

80-year-old retail veteran yet to face a dull day after 64 years in the industry video

Barry Soute, 80, is the owner of My Menswear in Christchurch.

People often ask Barry Souter when he's going to retire. “Retirement is all about doing what you damn well like, and that’s what I am doing,” he says.

Beachfront plan will revamp seaside suburb, turning New Brighton into a destination video

An artist’s impression of part of developer Hayden Clavis’ planned new complex The Beach House.

With hospitality outlets, shops and an event space, the complex has been called a "game changer" for the beach suburb.

Suspend the Three Waters reforms. The numbers look ropey

Waimakariri Mayor Dan Gordon: “We’re not convinced there are benefits for the Waimakariri community.”

OPINION: An overwhelming refrain from many councils is that the reform programme is based on faulty assumptions and flawed analysis ...

Bowls club on a roll after old site sells for $11.5m video

The half-hectare site of the former St Albans Bowling Club has been sold.

Zoned for apartments and townhouses, the half-hectare site in a prime spot in Christchurch proved to be in hot demand.

Police search for man with multiple warrants for arrest

Police are appealing to the public for information about the whereabouts of Adrian Colbert, 28.

Police are seeking information as to the whereabouts of Adrian Colbert, who has previously been linked to a racket involving expensive cars.

Covid-19: New gathering limit mixed bag for businesses video

The Court Theatre is assessing if a production of Frankenstein will be able to go ahead under the new level 2 rules.

The increase in social gatherings to 100 indoors is little benefit to businesses who want the South Island to move to alert level 1.

The council, the killer worm, and the legal stoush

A peripatus, or velvet worm, which triggered a stoush between developers and Dunedin City Council.

A council wanted a developer to instal fences, stop clearing vegetation, and create special sanctuaries for killer worms. It did not end well.

Water reforms could 'cost ratepayers millions' video

The Government wants to transfer control of drinking water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure from 67 councils to ...

The Government’s three waters reform has hit a snag that could cost Christchurch ratepayers millions of dollars, a city councillor says.

Young bookworms have new home in which to bury themselves in tall tales

Telling Tales is a new children’s bookshop which has opened in the BNZ Centre in Christchurch.

Owners of Scorpio Books have opened Telling Tales, a new children's bookshop located in central Christchurch.

News

North Canterbury tree vandals yet to be charged

Vandals chopped down a giant pine near Makerikeri River that fell onto the road and could have endangered lives.

When the tree was felled, it crashed onto a road, narrowly missing a car driven by a school principal.

Campaign for discounted student bus fares in Christchurch gathers pace

Local councillors, an MP and the residents' association are all backing cheaper student fares and hope the public will follow suit.

End of an era: Last Christchurch red-zone house demolished video

Teenager killed in weekend crash described as 'a precious life taken way too soon'

Opinion

Why Aukus is unlikely to halt China's assertive foreign policy

One of the Royal Australian Navy’s Collins-class submarines, HMAS Sheean, arrives for a logistics port visit in Hobart ...

OPINION: The fundamental problem of Aukus is that it is based on a binary view of the Indo-Pacific ...

We all need to help save hospo video

“And, while the Government gets its act together, we need to fight for them [cafes and restaurants] too,’’ says Verity ...

OPINION: While the Government dithers the hospitality industry faces a grim future

A measure of relief for Auckland - but Waikato was let down

Auckland under level 4 lockdown: They lasted well and earned the step-down status to level 3.

OPINION: Auckland had served its time in level 4 lockdown.

Suspend the Three Waters reforms. The numbers look ropey

Waimakariri Mayor Dan Gordon: “We’re not convinced there are benefits for the Waimakariri community.”

OPINION: An overwhelming refrain from many councils is that the reform programme is based on faulty assumptions and flawed analysis ...

Two weeks in managed isolation had its positive aspects video

“After landing in Auckland, it took about six hours to be health checked, paper processed and bus-transferred to our ...

OPINION: Managed isolation is not as bad as you think

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End of an era: Last Christchurch red-zone house demolished video

Shame about the turret. The three-storey, six-metre diameter, structure was the centrepiece of this Zephyr Tce home.

The five-bedroom home boasted harbour views, native bush, resident llamas and even a turret. But, ten years after the earthquakes, it had to go.

80-year-old retail veteran yet to face a dull day after 64 years in the industry video

Barry Soute, 80, is the owner of My Menswear in Christchurch.

People often ask Barry Souter when he's going to retire. “Retirement is all about doing what you damn well like, and that’s what I am doing,” he says.

The Crown will not fund Christchurch stadium's extra $50 million cost video

Labour MP and Government minister Megan Woods says the council is responsible for any extra costs.

The decision shuts off one option the Christchurch City Council was pursuing in a bid to plug the project’s $50m hole.

Tourism New Zealand's website still features a blooming pest video

Mackenzie Region is full of lupins through summer.

Despite efforts to halt the promotional use of Russell Lupin, the pest plants are still popping up in marketing campaigns.

Lessons for Auckland from Christchurch video

Artist impression of the proposed upgrade to Auckland's Queen Street between Shortland and Customs Streets.

Could Auckland's struggling city centre learn from Christchurch's quake recovery? There are more similarities than you might think.

sport

Wise head on young shoulders: Silver Ferns coach full of praise for Tiana Metuarau video

Tiana Metuarau was named player of the match after her Silver Ferns’ debut against England.

The daughter of a Silver Ferns legend, Dame Noeline Taurua says it's no surprise where young shooter gets her calmness and maturity from.

Tiana Metuarau shines as Silver Ferns win opener against England video

Tiana Metuarau had a memorable debut for the Silver Ferns against England.

Talented young goal attack impresses in debut outing as Silver Fern make a winning start to the Taini Jamison Trophy series against England.

The Crown will not fund Christchurch stadium's extra $50 million cost video

Labour MP and Government minister Megan Woods says the council is responsible for any extra costs.

The decision shuts off one option the Christchurch City Council was pursuing in a bid to plug the project’s $50m hole.

Sam Winders rises from Silver Ferns' scrap heap to key starter video

Silver Ferns Sam Winders and Sulu Fitzpatrick celebrate after beating Australia in the third Constellation Cup test in March.

Unwanted by the Silver Ferns for 20 months, 41-test midcourter is now one of the first names on Dame Noeline Taurua's team sheet.

Lockdown life to possible Silver Ferns debut for Grace Nweke

Grace Nweke is poised for a Silver Ferns’ debut against England next week.

Silver Ferns debutante could go from not shooting a goal since the ANZ Premiership grand final to the red-hot atmosphere of international netball next week.

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