Striking hospital workers: What are they paid, what's on offer and what do they want? video

Christchurch dental assistant Dana Hobbes at the allied health workers strike on May 16. Workers are considering further ...

ANALYSIS: Here's what hospital workers get, what they've been offered, and what they want.

Dog park closed after pet dies video

Aimee Hiini said she was devastated over the sudden death of her labrador Chief after a visit to The Groynes Dog Park in ...

Aimee Hiini took her two-year old labrador to The Groynes Dog Park most days. On Wednesday, after a walk there, he died.

Dame Aroha Reriti-Crofts dies, aged 83 video

Dame Aroha Reriti-Crofts, who was recognised for her services to Māori in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours List, has ...

A former national president of the Māori Women's Welfare League and champion for Māori health has died in Christchurch Hospital surrounded by her whānau.

Crews extinguish large house fire in Milton, Otago

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Two fire crews are on the scene after a large house fire in Milton this morning.

'They all knew': Teacher nicknamed 'Bummer Bond' abused boys for 40 years

David Bond pictured in a St Paul's College yearbook, about the time of his first offence.

For 40 years, David Bond taught maths, coached rugby and indecently assaulted boys. His employer fielded complaints years before his offending was exposed.

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Instead of rebuilding their quake-damaged home, this Chch couple went tiny video

Vanessa Lukes and Ollie Clifton replaced their quake-damaged home with tiny houses. Now they’ve got enough space to grow ...

Ollie and Vanessa live in a tiny home, grow their own fruit and veges and share their car, striving to live simply and reconnect with nature.

Pair allegedly steal vehicle at gunpoint in Christchurch

The vehicle and its occupants were apprehended in Ashburton (file photo).

Two people are expected to face charges after police recovered the vehicle and a firearm in Ashburton - an hour's drive away.

The battle of the bridge: National MP blasts authorities for lack of action video

The old Waimakariri River Bridge north of Christchurch has been reduced to one lane for more than a week.

Authorities playing pass the buck with each other has caused a major passage from North Canterbury to Christchurch to be blocked for over a week, costing businesses in the area half their profits.

The media and the megachurch video

An Equippers Church service. The megachurches present religion as an uplifting spectacle.

Will widespread claims of mistreatment and bullying of interns within New Zealand megachurches spell the end of the age of the 'hypepriest'?

Wild weather: Warnings for strong winds and huge swells still to come video

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Blustering winds, pouring rain, impressive snowfall and even a tornado. That was today - and here is what's coming next.

Recap: Crusaders far too strong for Fijian Drua

Sevu Reece shapes to pass as he takes on the Fijian Drua for the Crusaders.

Crusaders move to second on the Super Rugby Pacific table with resounding win over Fijian Drua.

Health Minister says health workers were offered an extra $5700 in pay video

Andrew Little says vacancies in paediatrics at Wellington hospital have been filled by specialists at other hospitals.

Andrew Little says DHBs also offered health workers a roughly $2500 lump sum. His revelation is inflaming a stand-off between the Govt and frustrated workers.

Firearms incident sparks armed police response near busy Christchurch mall

A report of a firearms incident involving people known to each other, led to an armed police response on Friday morning. ...

The incident involved people known to each other, and there is not thought to be any risk to the wider public, police say.

Burglars 'smashed up' cigarette cabinet before ramraiding PostShop and dairy video

A ramraid at this dairy in Hornby, Christchurch, is believed to be linked to two other incidents earlier on Monday.

Police believe a ramraid at a Christchurch convenience store is liked to two other incidents in Canterbury the same day.

National Party MP Jacqui Dean to retire at 2023 election

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean has announced she will end a decades-long career in public service.

The Waitaki MP, who found herself embroiled in a high-profile political "power play" in November, has announced she won't seek re-election.


Coll loses world squash semifinal

Kiwi world squash No 1 Paul Coll, pictured in the quarterfinals, has lost his semifinal match at the world squash ...

8:13 AM  West Coaster beaten in five games as bid for first world title foiled.

Two kids, no car: Mum's determination to take the bus for the planet video

Ngahuia Freed has got her two boys on board with public transport in a mission to take charge of their own emissions.

Instead of rebuilding their quake-damaged home, this Chch couple went tiny video

Pair allegedly steal vehicle at gunpoint in Christchurch


'Is trippy-dippy Chloe Swarbrick actually the cool MP? I thought I was'

“The MP that the TV people have chosen to follow round for two years is weird Chloe Swarbrick.”

OPINION/SATIRE: "Of course, I kicked up a fuss about it all being a waste of taxpayers’ money. That’s what I do. It’s what I always do."

Elite capture perpetuates inequality

The success of the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States shows how grassroots protest can work, writes Janet ...

OPINION: It's deeply rooted in the US, but it's happening here too and we need to stop it.

The socks for Christmas Budget video

Like getting socks for Christmas, you'll take the hand-outs in this year's Budget but they weren’t on your list, Josie ...

OPINION: It's not quite what was on our list, but at times like these every little bit helps.

Is that all there is, Grant? video

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Labour Ministers on their way to Caucus this morning.

OPINION: It's pretty clear Grant Robertson is keeping a lot in the tank for 2023. But it could be too late.

Budget 2022: Backwards or better than nothing? video

The king of repetition, National leader Christopher Luxon calls it the “backwards” Budget.

OPINION: The Budget relieves some immediate pain but maybe not enough.


Kiwi-born Jessica McCormack is redefining luxury jewellery with 'day diamonds'

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With Victoria Beckam and Meghan Markle among her loyal A-list customers, Jessica McCormack is one of our most successful fashion expats.

Mates who got $300k in PledgeMe funding bought cars, holidays and booze video

Woolies have merino lining and a protective denim exterior.

No sooner had investors ploughed $337,000 into his merino-lined jeans startup, than Felix Watkins was spending the money on a $49,000 1966 Ford Mustang.

Walk and talk mentoring scheme helps more women 'carve a path' to leadership

From left: Helen Stobba walks and talks with Mentor Jo Pennycuick and fellow mentees Narmadhaa Palanisamy and Annaleise ...

On a warm autumn morning while the rest of the city was waking up, 30 women met at Christchurch's Hagley Park to learn from leading businesswomen.

Budget 2022: House price caps taken off First Home Loan

House price caps will be removed for First Home Loans, and will be lifted on First Home Grants.

There will be no price cap for First Home Loans, and First Home Grant caps are increased, against a backdrop of a cooling but still expensive housing market.

Budget 2022: What's Government doing about the high cost of living?

Two more months of fuel excise and RUC cuts, and a $350 payment for 2.1 million people are part of $1 billion package to ...

Two more months of fuel excise and RUC cuts, and a $350 payment for 2.1 million people are part of $1 billion package to ease the rising cost of living.


Coll loses world squash semifinal

Kiwi world squash No 1 Paul Coll, pictured in the quarterfinals, has lost his semifinal match at the world squash ...

West Coaster beaten in five games as bid for first world title foiled.

Paul Coll into world squash semifinals after marathon battle video

Kiwi world squash No 1 Paul Coll prevailed over Egypt's Tarek Momen in a marathon battle.

Kiwi world No 1 prevails against Egyptian hometown hero in epic two-hour marathon to advance to world squash championship semifinals.

Veteran judoka Jason Koster aims to bow out in style

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 13: Jason Koster poses during a New Zealand Olympic Committee Judo selection ...

Jason Koster will bring the curtain down on his 19-year international judo career at the Commonwealth Games and he wants another medal.

Barrett benefits from expert advice after high tackle ban video

Captain Scott Barrett leads out the Crusaders in Canberra after completing a three-week ban for a high tackle red card.

All Blacks lock has worked on ways to lower his tackle height and develop processes to avoid any future 'foul play trap'.

Reece 'never to going to miss' date with Fijian Drua mates video

Sevu Reece on his way to scoring his 40th Super Rugby try for the Crusaders against the Brumbies in Canberra.

Super Rugby try-scoring ace told Razor Robertson this was 'the game I want to play' against his fellow Fijians.

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Isaac Theatre Royal added to film festival

The Isaac Theatre Royal had installed extra pumps to deal with flooding in its basement.

The New Zealand International Film Festival will hold its opening weekend screenings at the theatre in August, after initially snubbing the flagship venue amid funding issues.

Look at moi! Fun events to check out this weekend

Do you know your foxy morons? No, you are. From left the Kath and Kim case, Kim (Gina Riley), Brett (Peter Rowsthorn), ...

What's on: Event highlights in Ōtautahi Christchurch

Teen's life turned around by sustainable sandwich bag business video

SammyBags owners David Durrant and Sammy Barker struck up a friendship which led to the creation of the business.

As a young person struggling with self harm, substance abuse and suicidal thoughts, Sammy Barker thought there was nothing else left for her in the world.

Arrowtown restaurant down but not out video

Terra Mia owners Lucia Macedo and Alberto Calabrese have downsized their popular Italian restaurant in Arrowtown.

The Covid-19 pandemic has reminded Alberto Calabrese and Lucia Macedo of what's important in life: family, coffee, Italian treats and their local community.

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