Police clock lockdown speeders

Despite there being less cars on the road, drivers still need to obey the road rules, police say.

With roads almost completely bare, one driver was caught doing 116kmh in a 50kmh zone.

Lockdown flouters offer 'abysmal excuses'

Police are asking people going for a walk or bike to stay local.

A 30km drive to buy groceries and a man going to see his girlfriend did not impress police.

Stranded Kiwis in Oz heading home

Virgin Australia is swapping Australians for Kiwis on a special flight out of Queenstown on Saturday afternoon.

Virgin is putting out the call for Australians stuck in NZ - here is your chance to leave.

Poet Ben Brown throws book at young offenders

Christchurch poet and award-winning author,  Ben Brown, has worked with a group of youth offenders to create a book ...

A poet and 29 young offenders. It's a recipe for a poignant book about broken lives.

The behavioural science of a pandemic

Kiwis have largely embraced new personal hygiene guidelines since the outbreak of Covid-19.

Kiwis have taken the epic shutdown of society in their stride. Why is that?

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Cattle conference infects 17

Delegates who attended the World Hereford Conference in Queenstown are at the centre of a coronavirus cluster.

About 400 delegates went sightseeing, despite an attendee testing postive for Covid-19.

Lincoln Uni student has coronavirus

A Lincoln University student has tested positive for coronavirus and another is a probable case. (File photo)

Canterbury uni student infected at conference where 17 attendees now have the virus.

Bracing for campervan lockdown

Melanie Schneider and Luca Juriatti travelled from Austria to New Zealand about four weeks before the country went into ...

European tourists stuck in campervans insist they are following isolation rules.

Tears, confusion over quarantine

Bill Stevenson and Kirsten Stevenson were stuck in Sri Lanka with two of their children, Josiah Barnes and Rebekah ...

Kiwis arriving from overseas say they're having to break hotel quarantine to buy food amid confusion over isolation rules.

'Everybody does their bit'

The Ministry of Health is calling for expressions of interest from healthcare workers for the coronavirus response.

Another 600 nurses, 580 doctors and 50 midwives may soon join the Covid-19 fight.

Serial conman revealed

Andrew Charlton Tonks Thomson, when he was sentenced in the Invercargill District Court on numerous dishonesty charges.

Andrew Tonks Thomson switched identities after being released from jail and continued his crime spree.

Avoiding our destructive 'habit energies'

Stalemate. No moves are happening on Cathedral Square's chess board  on day one of New Zealand's lockdown.

OPINION: War images may be unpopular, but in some ways, they're helpful now.

No freedom for gunman - ever

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FILE PIC: Generic. Christchurch  Al Noor Mosque.

The Christchurch mosque terrorist faces solitary confinement for life.

PM: Don't do a Bondi

Beachgoers at Sydney's Bondi Beach last Friday despite the threat of Covid-19.

Don't go on a road trip and don't congregate says PM - again - pointing to Aussie chaos.

Quarter of Chch hospitality could close

CBD streets in Christchurch were empty on Monday as people began prepping for the nationwide lockdown.

An experienced Christchurch hospitality operator thinks 25 per cent of the city's bars and restaurants could close permanently.

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Orana Park: painting pictures for apes

During the lockdown for Covid-19, animals at Orana Wildlife Park will be offered ''enrichment'' activities in the ...

With no visitors to amuse them, zoo staff will paint pictures for apes, give kea puzzles and make paper mache balls for lions.

The week in review

OPINION: News from a week of lockdown.

First Friday night lockdown gallery

Cattle conference infects 17

The Rebuild

Workers clear Chch rebuild sites

Christchurch's convention centre Te Pae, picture under construction earlier this year.

Work has ground to a sudden halt on Christchurch's big rebuild projects.

Building 'near-on impossible' to lease

The Hegarty building has distinct concrete panels around the windows. Also visible are the large concrete blocks in ...

A central city property developer is halting work on an earthquake-damaged building because he's surrounded by other eyesores.

Stadium land owned by dead woman

The Government is trying to buy the narrow strip running along the fence (right side of this photo) which is half-owned ...

Matilda Gunnell died in 1929, but she still owns half of a tiny strip of land needed for the Christchurch stadium.

Lawyer dies in motorcycle crash

"Preeminent" civil and insurance litigator Andrew Hooker died in a motorcycle crash in Australia on Wednesday.

Kiwi Andrew Hooker was testing out his new Harley Davidson motorcycle when he crashed on a bridge in Australia.

Academy moves into historic building

Vee returned to Christchurch about three years ago after international success.

Aspiring singers are finding their groove in the recently restored Woods Mill heritage building in Christchurch.

Opinion

The politics of sacrifice

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Deputy PM Grant Robertson arrive at a press conference to announce the countrywide ...

OPINION: All Kiwis are being asked to sacrifice to keep others safe. But how long will people put up with that?

The week in review

Wellington is empty on day one of the lockdown.

OPINION: News from a week of lockdown.

Postponing Olympics the right call

The International Olympic Committee have postponed the Toyko Olympics to 2021 (file photo)

OPINION: After weeks of uncertainty, Olympic bosses finally gave in to common sense.

Our 30-years-from-now moment

Boris Johnson, on the telephone to the Queen this week, went "full Churchill" in an emergency address to the nation this ...

OPINION: All we need is to stay in our bubbles, wash our hands, and be kind

Avoiding our destructive 'habit energies'

Stalemate. No moves are happening on Cathedral Square's chess board  on day one of New Zealand's lockdown.

OPINION: War images may be unpopular, but in some ways, they're helpful now.

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Quarter of Chch hospitality could close

CBD streets in Christchurch were empty on Monday as people began prepping for the nationwide lockdown.

An experienced Christchurch hospitality operator thinks 25 per cent of the city's bars and restaurants could close permanently.

Chch shops provide lockdown laughs

A witty sign in the window of The Institution in New Regent St, Christchurch to entertain passersby during the national ...

"This is not the liquor you are looking for," Obi-Wan Kenobi warns would-be pub looters.

Need money? No worries

The Government is doling out dollars. Where is it all coming from?

OPINION: The Government seems to have found a money printing machine.

Workers clear Chch rebuild sites

Christchurch's convention centre Te Pae, picture under construction earlier this year.

Work has ground to a sudden halt on Christchurch's big rebuild projects.

Grassroots to gin boutique

Peter Hall says despite not being much of a spirit-drinker, he wanted to see how hard it would be to make his own.

Making alcohol from scratch in his pint-sized distillery is giving Peter Hall the edge among boutique gin makers.

sport

Super Rugby teams no longer match-fit

It's almost been two weeks since most of New Zealand's Super Rugby teams played.

Kiwi Super Rugby teams are no longer match-fit and will need weeks of team trainings before they're ready to play again.

ANZ Premiership's big plans halted

ANZ Premiership captains, Te Huinga Reo Selby-Rickit (Steel), Phoenix Karaka (Mystics), Katrina Rore (Pulse), Grace Kara ...

Netball NZ had lofty ambitions for 2020 ANZ Premiership. Now it could be over after one round.

Crusaders turn to board games

NELSON, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 01: Tom Christie of the Crusaders looks on prior to the Round 1 Super Rugby match between ...

Forget video games, Tom Christie and his Crusaders flatmates are playing Cluedo and Monopoly to keep their competitive edge while self-isolating.

Mo'unga turns delivery driver

Richie Mo'unga is not in self-isolation because he missed the trip to Brisbane as an All Blacks rest week.

All Blacks star keen to help his mates out and make sure they aren't shirking training in self-isolation.

ANZ Premiership season up in air

Magic wing defence Sam Winders looks to make a pass against the Steel in Dunedin on Monday night. The game was played ...

ANZ Premiership faces uncertain future with coronavirus cases on rise in New Zealand.

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Poet Ben Brown throws book at young offenders

Christchurch poet and award-winning author,  Ben Brown, has worked with a group of youth offenders to create a book ...

A poet and 29 young offenders. It's a recipe for a poignant book about broken lives.

Orana Park: painting pictures for apes

During the lockdown for Covid-19, animals at Orana Wildlife Park will be offered ''enrichment'' activities in the ...

With no visitors to amuse them, zoo staff will paint pictures for apes, give kea puzzles and make paper mache balls for lions.

'Panic pets' sold out

Kittens have been flying out the door at SPCA centres around the country (File photo)

Anyone hoping to pick up a furry friend for lockdown company is out of luck.

Mad dash to marry before lockdown video

Lily and James Balderston celebrate their wedding day with a side of hand sanitiser.

It might not be the big day they had planned, but the pandemic has ensured it's one they will never forget.

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