Prepare for plant invasions video

Lupins at Lake Tekapo. They look pretty to tourists, but lupins are now a highly invasive weed that spreads easily along ...

Warming temperatures across New Zealand will help invasive plants flourish in what is already one of the world's weediest countries.

Scammers exploit uni hall death video

A fake memorial page fundraiser has been created for Mason Pendrous, whose stepfather is warning people not to donate.

The fake "memorial fund" page claims to be set up by Mason Pendrous' stepfather. But he has nothing to do with it.

Car and truck collide on SH1

A car and a milk tanker collided at the intersection of Yankee Crossing Rd, Boundary Creek Rd and SH1 near Dunsandel on ...

A person has been taken to hospital following a crash between a car and a milk tanker on SH1 near Dunsandel, south of Christchurch.

Superbug contributes to death

A person has died in Christchurch Hospital after contracting a superbug while travelling overseas.

A person has died after getting a multi-drug resistant organism - or superbug - in an overseas hospital.

Woman accused of horrifying child abuse

A woman appeared before the Christchurch District Court on Thursday, facing charges of horrifying child abuse. (File photo)

She allegedly pushed a girl's face into dog faeces, deprived her of food and blankets and beat her with a belt.

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Man denies stabbing woman

A man has been arrested after a woman was stabbed in Christchurch. (File photo)

A woman remains in hospital in a serious, but stable condition after she was stabbed in suburban Christchurch.

Brownlee to stand again

MP Gerry Brownlee has held Christchurch's Ilam seat since he was first elected in 1996.

Christchurch MP Gerry Brownlee has announced his intention to stand again at the 2020 election.

NZ seas in trouble - report video

Ghost Fishing NZ and Sustainable Coastlines found the Wellington Harbour is full of bottles and rubbish during a dive.

"How did we get into this mess?" says top scientist on the state of NZ's marine environment.

Search for new head under way

Haeata Community Campus principal Andy Kai Fong will start a new role in Dubai next year.

From the east side to the Middle East. Andy Kai Fong, principal of Haeata Community Campus, is heading off to Dubai.

Burkes Pass speed reduction tabled

Burkes Pass residents want the 80kmh speed limit through their township reduced to 60kmh.

Current speed limits through Burkes Pass are "not safe" the NZ Transport Agency has admitted and are set to be reduced.

Funding scramble pays off for aquapark

WHoW trustee Ian Fox negotiates a whitewater course.

A world-class aquasports facility for Kaiapoi is one step closer to becoming a reality after the project achieved its first fundraising goal.

NZ's top 50 landowners revealed

The four largest private landowners are foreign-owned forestry companies.

Rich-listers, established farming families and a former All Black are among NZ's top 50 landowners.

Fuel card fraudster 'naive'

About $90,000 of fuel was put on Concrete Brothers' NPD fuel card. (file photo)

Ethan Sunnex used his ex-employer's fuel card nearly 100 times after being fired.

Developer's illegal conversion

The Queenstown Lakes District Council is taking a hard line against developers who put people unnecessarily at risk.

Some smoke alarms were missing while stairs, windows and a deck were installed without consent.

Ladyhawke to headline Nostalgia

Pip Brown, better known as Ladyhawke, will headline the annual Nostalgia Festival in 2020.

The biggest lineup yet has been announced at the annual music event in Christchurch.

local body elections

Mayor wants help with hair salon

It is a "great privilege" to be the Grey District's first female mayor, Tania Gibson says.

Grey District mayor Tania Gibson will soon be parting ways with life as a hairdresser in Greymouth.

Chch mayor sets out priorities video

Lianne Dalziel discusses her priorities for the next three years.

Buoyed by a renewed mandate to lead Christchurch, mayor Lianne Dalziel is pushing ahead with plans to fix the east and get a stadium built.

New Chch council must juggle demands

Christchurch's new council faces a tricky task in juggling conflicting demands from different sectors in the city.

Tackling climate change, revamping the central city, cutting rates - new councillors face a tricky path in Chch.

ECan stalwarts happy

Megan Hands, one of the two new Environment Canterbury councillors for the Christchurch West/Opuna constituency.

The old hands say they are looking forward to working with the new crop of ECan councillors.

Younger faces on council

Six new councillors have been elected to the Christchurch City Council this term. From left: Phil Mauger, Catherine Chu, ...

Christchurch's council is now a lot younger and little more diverse.

News

Kaikōura mayor 'overjoyed'

Craig Mackle says he is "humbled and overjoyed" to be named Kaikōura District Council Mayor.

His high school teacher said he'd amount to nothing, now Craig Mackle is mayor. Meanwhile, Westland's Bruce Smith keeps the mayoralty with 93-vote lead.

Psych report delay for teen arsonist

A report on a 15-year-old arsonist's mental state is still not done despite being requested 10 weeks ago.

West Melton speed drop likely video

Man denies stabbing woman

The Rebuild

Funding scramble pays off for aquapark

WHoW trustee Ian Fox negotiates a whitewater course.

A world-class aquasports facility for Kaiapoi is one step closer to becoming a reality after the project achieved its first fundraising goal.

Faith in building industry undermined

A new imaging technology has revealed that hundreds of buildings around the country have concrete and/or steel ...

OPINION: Canary in the coal mine is tweeting: many buildings are broken, and so is the system that supports them.

Restoration plan for Dirty 30 building

The former Ace Video building on the corner of High St and St Asaph St, with the Duncan's building pictured at left.

New owners take on last broken building on Christchurch street never fully reopened after earthquakes.

First Te Pae conference in one year

An artist's impression of the finished Christchurch convention centre.

Midwives, ecologists and classic car enthusiasts will be the first to use Christchurch's new convention centre.

The hidden horror below

Next steps: West Melton's Tracey Glass expects her broken slab will have to be dug up.

Tracey Glass just wanted a new bathroom. What was found when the carpet was lifted may condemn her entire house.

Opinion

The planet's heart is faltering

New Zealand's coastal waters are warming, a new report released on Thursday says, making them less able to swallow ...

OPINION: New Zealand's coastal waters are warming, a new report says, making them less able to swallow carbon dioxide.

The perfect antidote to hate

It was Farid Ahmed's deep religious love that enabled him to so easily forgive his wife's killer, in the terror attack ...

OPINION: True love overspills, it takes over everything, ... and, more importantly, it leaves no room for hate.

Smug about another Beatles record

The Beatles' iconic Abbey Road album has returned to the top of the UK album charts after a record-breaking 49 years and ...

OPINION: They only made music together for a short time, but they're still relevant 50 years later, because they're the best.

Trump has a Turkey problem

People celebrate Turkey's invasion of northern Syria.

OPINION: Will it be Turkey that undoes Trump, not Ukraine?

250 years before Cook even arrived

Dunedin's Olveston House, originally owned by a prosperous merchant, and surrounded by an acre of gardens, is evidence ...

OPINION: The arrival of Captain James Cook here 250 years ago, as part of a global circumnavigation, came 250 years after the first one.

business

Funding scramble pays off for aquapark

WHoW trustee Ian Fox negotiates a whitewater course.

A world-class aquasports facility for Kaiapoi is one step closer to becoming a reality after the project achieved its first fundraising goal.

Young gun offers free mortgage video

Marty Murchison bought his first house at 20. Now, at 29, he has bought and sold lots more and runs his own home ...

Marty Murchison, 29, bought his first house at 20, and now wants to pay someone's first-home mortgage for a year.

Faith in building industry undermined

A new imaging technology has revealed that hundreds of buildings around the country have concrete and/or steel ...

OPINION: Canary in the coal mine is tweeting: many buildings are broken, and so is the system that supports them.

Restoration plan for Dirty 30 building

The former Ace Video building on the corner of High St and St Asaph St, with the Duncan's building pictured at left.

New owners take on last broken building on Christchurch street never fully reopened after earthquakes.

More Aussies in Qtown

Additional Qantas flights between Queenstown and Melbourne were behind a large jump in international visitor arrivals at ...

Extra flights between Melbourne and Queenstown are thought to be behind the increase in Australians visiting Queenstown this winter.

sport

New Crusaders logo revealed

A horseman minus a sword sweeps around Orangetheory Stadium before the Crusaders' Super Rugby final in Christchurch in July.

Having stripped the knights and swords from their logo, the Crusaders are updating their apparel for the 2020 season.

Crunch time for Hagley Oval lights

Members of the public can now have their say on whether more lights should be added to Christchurch's Hagley Oval.

Members of the public can make their views heard before a final decision will be made on the controversial proposal.

Sporting treasure's final days video

The last of the concrete stands at Lancaster Park have finally been pulled down, all that was left of the AMI Stadium.

Christchurch's quake-damaged stadium has finally been demolished – 138 years since the day it opened.

Canterbury secure Shield for summer

Canterbury centre Braydon Ennor, centre, is congratulated after scoring his team's opening try against North Harbour on ...

Replacement Canterbury prop scores try two minutes after fulltime hooter to break North Harbour hearts.

Recap: Canterbury v North Harbour

Canterbury's Mitchell Drummond looks for a pass during their Mitre 10 Cup clash against North Harbour.

Red-and-blacks fight back to snatch a dramatic 31-25 victory and retain the Ranfurly Shield in Christchurch.

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Christchurch history in a postcard

Information about historical sites in Christchurch, such as The Clock Tower, in Victoria St, in 1929, has popped up on ...

A river running through the centre of Christchurch used to be so clean people would pay to bathe in it.

GoodFor arrives in Christchurch

GoodFor has gained a cult following among Auckland foodies and has now opened a store in Christchurch.

The Auckland-based, package-free lifestyle grocery store can be found at Welles St's The Welder.

'Rudest' cafe owners move on video

Local investors Karl Hardaker​ and Bronwyn Squires have bought the Springfield Cafe and Store which had a reputation for ...

Bosses who gave a Springfield Store & Cafe an infamous reputation to go as local investors buy building.

BYO mural animation video

The app includes animations for 17 murals and counting.

Sometimes all you need is a lick of paint, but some of Christchurch's best-known street art is getting a revamp without the artists even touching their brushes.

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