NZ scientists braved rough southern seas to study clouds video

University of Canterbury researcher Peter Kuma, left, joined other scientists in rough seas as part of his PhD studies.

Clouds are more than fluffy, white shapes, they could hold the key to climate change predictions.

Covid-19 community testing in Canterbury video

Part of Orchard Road in Christchurch was closed to allow people to wait in their car to be tested.

Some arrived over an hour early to undergo a Covid-19 test at a pop-up medical facility in Christchurch

Leading club CEO says some gymnasts' allegations 'vindictive' video

Christchurch School of Gymnastics chief executive Avril Enslow at the Rio Olympics.

The CEO of one of New Zealand’s largest gymnastics clubs claims some of the athletes alleging an abusive culture within the sport have done so vindictively.

No more than 1.3% of working age population use Covid app video

The NZ Covid tracer app has only scanned an average of 24,900 QR codes a day since it launched. (File photo)

New figures show the Ministry of Health's contact tracing app, on its busiest day, was used by no more than 1.3 per cent of New Zealand's working age population.

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Ruth Dyson gives her valedictory statement in the House this week.

OPINION/SATIRE: This place in which I now address you is uniquely unique.

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Tough time for skinflints

A new Youth Hub proposed for central Christchurch has won funding from the Government's shovel-ready project fund.

OPINION: Frugality used to be a virtue for governments and individuals. Not any more.

Christchurch the big winner from $220m cycleways package

A cyclist on the Rapanui – Shag Rock cycleway on Christchurch’s Linwood Ave.

The city has secured $87.3m to kickstart construction and fund the completion of six major cycle routes.

Coronavirus: Stylish face masks selling out across New Zealand video

Yonni Kepes, warehouse manager at Cactus Outdoor, dons one of the company’s stylish, black masks.

Face masks are not compulsory but retailers across New Zealand are struggling to meet demand.

Homes near Christchurch stadium site could be too noisy, council says video

Bedford Terraces resident Nev Youngman loves living in the central city and “can’t wait” for the nearby stadium to go up.

The city council wants to limit Christchurch stadium noise, and look again at neighbours' soundproofing.

'Man of colours': Bill Moore remembered

Bill Moore enjoyed exploring overseas and was often seen with a camera in hand, as pictured here in 2015.

OBITUARY: Bill Moore's career in arts and teaching touched many lives in Canterbury and around the world.

Homeowner used milk, toilet water and hot water tank to fight Port Hills fire video

A burned wheelbarrow on Ken McKenzie's property after the fires.

A Christchurch man has told the courts of his distress at being labelled a person of interest in an investigation into the 2017 Port Hills fires.

US military in managed isolation in New Zealand ahead of Antarctica trip video

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The United States Air Force Boeing C-17 Globemaster III at Christchurch Airport on Friday ...

Members of the American military have arrived in Christchurch ahead of their deployment to Antarctica.

MPI investigating whether watercress was harvested from Selwyn River for commercial sale

Watercress in abundance at Chamberlains Ford, Selwyn River.

The harvesting of watercress from a polluted Canterbury river has raised concerns about where it will end up.

Stabbed man suffered 'life threatening' blood loss after altercation

The stabbing occurred at a house in Peraki St in Kaiapoi, north of Christchurch.

Lewis van Boven had to have surgery after he was stabbed by his ex-girlfriend during a fight over property she had stored at his house.

New Reefton gold mine promises to provide 'many opportunities' for locals video

Reefton’s economy is likely to get a boost now funding has been secured for a new mine near the West Coast town.

Reefton goldmine reopening boost for West Coast economy

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Six-year-old terror attack victim wants to ask gunman 'why' video

Masjid Al Noor Mosque Deans Ave

A girl seriously wounded in the mosque shootings at age 4 now has memories of the shooting and wants to face the gunman in court.

Threatened gulls could be evicted from city centre breeding colony video

The black-billed gulls were expected to leave the watery ruins after breeding, then the site could be developed. Instead they've made it their home.

Learning how to read, five decades into life video

Christchurch the big winner from $220m cycleways package

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Homes near Christchurch stadium site could be too noisy, council says video

Bedford Terraces resident Nev Youngman loves living in the central city and “can’t wait” for the nearby stadium to go up.

The city council wants to limit Christchurch stadium noise, and look again at neighbours' soundproofing.

Christchurch landlord censured over 'ongoing disregard' for residential rules

Krishna Rani Saha failed to maintain a rental property and did not provide insulation reports to tenants. (File photo)

Rotten bathroom floors, broken windows, black mould and rodents weren't handled by landlord Krishna Rani Saha for four years.

Christchurch’s red zone – where to from here? video

Christchurch’s ‘green’ red-zone, pictured in December, 2019.

Progress is frustratingly slow in Christchurch’s red zone. Is anything going to happen?

New and improved town hall offering tours video

Volunteer guide Lance Johnston says he’s thrilled to be a part of the reopening of a “magic building.”

The revamped Christchurch town hall will open to the general public from Tuesday.

Border closure tricky for progress at new convention centre Te Pae video

Te Pae under construction as seen in July.

Oveseas specialists cannot get to the convention centre site to complete work.

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Calling it a parliamentary career

Ruth Dyson gives her valedictory statement in the House this week.

OPINION/SATIRE: This place in which I now address you is uniquely unique.

Election 2020: Leaders offer contrasts in uncertain times video

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern, National leader Judith Collins, NZ First leader Winston Peters and Green co-leader James ...

OPINION: After months of warm-ups, election campaigning is finally under way.

Tough time for skinflints

A new Youth Hub proposed for central Christchurch has won funding from the Government's shovel-ready project fund.

OPINION: Frugality used to be a virtue for governments and individuals. Not any more.

Can computers be racist?

Algorithms are used to try to make calculations without bias about important areas in criminal justice, but critics say ...

OPINION: Critics of actuarial decision-making say algorithms are only as good as what is fed into them

Walking with tears in my eyes

A sensitively told podcast about baby loss brought some familiar emotions to the surface.

OPINION: One colleague told me to “have a good cry and get it out of your system”, as if the tears could wash away my sense of loss.

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Homes near Christchurch stadium site could be too noisy, council says video

Bedford Terraces resident Nev Youngman loves living in the central city and “can’t wait” for the nearby stadium to go up.

The city council wants to limit Christchurch stadium noise, and look again at neighbours' soundproofing.

Commercial property values and rents tipped to fall

The economic recession brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic will cause commercial property values and rents to fall, a ...

Commercial property valuers think the property downturn is only in its early stages.

Christchurch landlord censured over 'ongoing disregard' for residential rules

Krishna Rani Saha failed to maintain a rental property and did not provide insulation reports to tenants. (File photo)

Rotten bathroom floors, broken windows, black mould and rodents weren't handled by landlord Krishna Rani Saha for four years.

'99.9 per cent of the customers don't want to change' video

The Bully Hayes restaurant is located on the beachfront of Akaroa, a small tourist town on Banks Peninsula in Canterbury.

Locals in Akaroa are “very anti-changing" the name of the Bully Hayes restaurant, owner Wayne Jones says. He is trying to find a "medium that keeps everybody happy".

Kaiapoi's first shared office space opens its doors

Having more people working locally is a boost for Kaiapoi, the Barclays say.

Kaiapoi's new coworking space may help keep local workers local, rather than having to commute into Christchurch or battle poor rural internet connections.

sport

'My motivation has wavered': Kiwi shot put champ Tom Walsh opens up on struggles

Kiwi shot put colossus Tom Walsh says it's been hard to maintain focus with so much uncertainty in the world.

New Zealand athlete says there has to be doubts about whether the Tokyo Olympics will go ahead next year.

Richie Mo'unga's incredible winning record with the Crusaders video

Richie Mo'unga pulls the strings for the Crusaders against the Chiefs in Hamilton last weekend.

Extend three fingers and you’re looking at the number of losses Crusaders pivot Richie Mo’unga has featured in since 2017.

Crusaders accustomed to them versus everyone else mentality video

Crusaders captain Codie Taylor and coach Scott Robertson.

Crusaders welcome back three big guns as they eye title-sealing win against Highlanders.

Crusaders gave Blues signing Sam Darry every chance to stick around video

Canterbury lock Sam Darry has signed a three-year deal with the Blues.

'We gave him every opportunity to stay, but he wasn't willing to stay here and compete and he's taken another path.'

Tasman sign speedsters Sevu Reece and Mark Telea video

Blues wing Mark Telea and Crusaders wing Sevu Reece will be teammates at Tasman this year.

The rich get richer. Defending champions Tasman bolster an already stacked outside backs department with two of Super Rugby's best wings.

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What's on: Event highlights in Christchurch

A Colourful Past is a vintage fashion event raising funds for the Christchurch Arts Centre.

There's plenty to do in Christchurch, including a mountain bike race, kapa haka, burlesque and a night of fashion and fundraising for the Arts Centre.

Meet the singing surfer siblings video

Walt Robberds, frontman of The Butlers, right, is now managing There's A Tuesday, fronted by sister Minnie Robberds, left.

The Butlers and There's A Tuesday have more in common than great tunes.

Christchurch teenager's little business brings huge joy to sick children video

Since the coronavirus lockdown, Christchurch teen Amelie Coggan’s home business Little Joys, a range of creative clay ...

Amelie Coggan, 15, has turned her hobby of designing and making clay creatures into a thriving business that also helps sick children.

Coco Solid joins Rhythm and Alps 2020

Coco Solid will play Rhythm and Alps 2020.

The Aroha Bridge creator joins the Kiwi-led line up for the New Year event in Wanaka.

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