NZ's first 'opt out' class action lawsuit

An "opt out" group lawsuit, the first of its kind in New Zealand, has been allowed against Southern Response. (file photo)

A landmark ruling making it easier to join a group lawsuit could cost the Government hundreds of millions of dollars.

Dunedin fire contained

Fire crews and helicopters battle a large scrub fire near the Pineapple - Flagstaff walking track in Dunedin.

Several properties were evacuated after a large scrub fire near a popular Dunedin walking track.

Guilty of 46 burglaries

Robert William Northe, 32, has been found guilty of 46 out of 57 charges of burglary.

A Christchurch man with a "signature" burglary style has been found guilty of a majority of charges after a two week trial.

Qtown's blackout fears

The Frankton substation that supplies Queenstown is operating near capacity and nearing the end of its design life.

Some fear a major power outage similar to one that lasted five weeks in Auckland in 1998.

Strokes misdiagnosed as ear infection

Doctors at Christchurch Hospital's emergency department sent a woman home three times over four days, despite her ...

A woman in pain, vomiting and barely able to walk after two strokes was sent home from ED three times in four days.

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Woodend still wants bypass

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70 km speed sign road sign ...

A North Canterbury town divided by a busy highway is not giving up the fight for safer roads.

Urban food forest at risk

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Otakaro Orchard Working Bee on Cambridge Terrace.
International students plant ...

A planned urban orchard will be axed unless it can urgently raise $1m while a controversial $3m bridge goes ahead nearby.

No harm from chemical spill

The Westland Milk Products factory at Hokitika on the West Coast.

A burst pipe that released acid vapour in Hokitika appears not to have affected passers-by.

Waste bales on the move

The 4000 bales of waste have been stored on the Spencerville Rd site since June.

Up to 4000 waste bales stockpiled in Christchurch must be moved within six months.

Climate change in Abel Tasman

A tramper crosses Awaroa Bay at low tide in the Abel Tasman National Park.

Rising sea levels will result in changes to one of New Zealand's most popular national parks.

Vacant hospital site a 'roadblock'

The former Christchurch Women's Hospital site is worth at about $8 million, but has sat empty for 10 years.

Hospital land worth $8m has been left vacant for 10 years. But the cash-strapped health board has no plans to use or sell it.

Mansion 'back to bare bones'

McLean's Mansion on Manchester St Christchurch was built between April 1899 and September 1900.

Key heritage features and 45,000 bricks have been rescued from the historic Christchurch mansion.

Cutlery creation to help save kea

Wanaka-based artist Luke Wilson, 31, will exhibit his giant scrap metal sculpture of a Haast eagle and moa at a St ...

A Kiwi artist has resurrected two extinct native birds using cutlery, hot water cylinders and horse shoes.

Chemical spill in Hokitika

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Paul Wilson (Tainui) worked at Westland Milk Products back in the 90s before ...

A West Coast milk factory's chemical cleaning hose burst, causing acid vapour to disperse.

Slain man 'lived for Mob'

Ngaoa Kokaua was killed after an altercation at a Christchurch home on Saturday night.

Gang member killed in Christchurch described as hard on the outside, with a "heart of gold".

local body elections

Council needs to free up $500m

The Hawke's Bay Regional Council's listing of the Port of Napier on the sharemarket to fund its expansion has netted it ...

OPINION: Following the sign-off of last year's Long Term Plan (LTP), Mayor Lianne Dalziel signalled fresh resolve to thrust partial asset sales back onto the agenda.

New ECan council must avoid conflicts

Sir Kerry Burke after his selection as ECan chairman.

OPINION: A recent ruling by the Auditor-General is a first step towards the restoration of accountable regional governance.

Rates a central election issue

Mayor Lianne Dalziel, seen here welcoming new citizens in July, is energised for another tilt at the mayoralty, but has ...

OPINION: Christchurch's mayor's perspective on rates rises seems unlikely to impress voters.

Christchurch council achievements

Christchurch city mayor Lianne Dalziel and councillors the day after they were elected in 2016.

OPINION: After watching the councillors for three years, senior journalist Tina Law gives her view.

Gender pay victory or financial madness?

Dunedin mayor Dave Cull and council chief executive Sue Bidrose at a press conference in 2018.

A big pay rise for the Dunedin City Council's chief executive has been called a victory for gender equality, but opponents say it is "financial madness".

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Abstract art on display for Scape

The Pool artwork by Natalie Guy, one of 14 temporary artworks from a range of local, national and international artists ...

A diving board with no pool and a glowing rectangular cube will be displayed in Christchurch next month. 

Deer velvet company used filler

Company endorsed by Sir Bob Charles used filler instead of stated amount of deer velvet in 11 million capsules.

Teen who plotted attack to be released

Stabbing victim 'yelling out in pain'

The Rebuild

NZ's first 'opt out' class action lawsuit

An "opt out" group lawsuit, the first of its kind in New Zealand, has been allowed against Southern Response. (file photo)

A landmark ruling making it easier to join a group lawsuit could cost the Government hundreds of millions of dollars.

Mansion 'back to bare bones'

McLean's Mansion on Manchester St Christchurch was built between April 1899 and September 1900.

Key heritage features and 45,000 bricks have been rescued from the historic Christchurch mansion.

Southern Response appeals

Karl and Alison Dodds were misled by Southern Response over a quote for rebuilding their Christchurch home, the High ...

State-owned quake claims firm will appeal a court ruling that found it misled customers Karl and Alison Dodds .

Hotel won't top tall predecessor

The old hotel was demolished storey by storey.

A hotel replacing what was once Christchurch's tallest building won't reach those heights.

Lancaster Park's last hurrah video

The demolition of the main stands at Christchurch's Lancaster Park is expected to be finished in December.

The final days of Christchurch's stadium are here, after one of NZ's largest demolitions.

Opinion

Caught in a perfect storm

Jane Bowron: "Christ could be depicted riding the bus, happily shooting the breeze with commuters and giving up his seat ...

OPINION: The word "perfect" has become ubiquitous. It's the new "awesome".

The past is a colourful country

I've been able to uncover a Netflix costume drama's worth of family history, writes Phil Quin. (File photo)

OPINION: With a few simple search terms, I've uncovered a Netflix costume drama's worth of family history.

The exploitation gig

Tracking down and charging Lime e-scooters is another gig anyone can pick up.

OPINION: The gig economy is often presented as the path to freedom from the 9 to 5 drudgery most of us call a work day. But that's a lie.

NZ's chance to name a planet video

This artist's concept by Nasa shows a hypothetical gas giant exoplanet. NZ gets to name something similar.

OPINION: We can do better than HD 137388 and HD 137388b.

End the million-dollar barbecues

'My planned changes as mayor will not come at your expense ...'

SATIRE: I refuse to play these media games, and I refuse to be drawn into my plans.

business

NZ's first 'opt out' class action lawsuit

An "opt out" group lawsuit, the first of its kind in New Zealand, has been allowed against Southern Response. (file photo)

A landmark ruling making it easier to join a group lawsuit could cost the Government hundreds of millions of dollars.

Worker's PTSD payment cancelled

Pegasus Engineering is one of New Zealand's leading steel fabricators. (file photo)

A court has cancelled a $45,000 emotional harm award for a worker who rushed to help a workmate crushed by a steel beam.

Mansion 'back to bare bones'

McLean's Mansion on Manchester St Christchurch was built between April 1899 and September 1900.

Key heritage features and 45,000 bricks have been rescued from the historic Christchurch mansion.

Kiwi named in $768m fraud trial

Prosecutors in Cologne brought charges against British bankers  Martin Shields and Nicholas Diable but they are not the ...

Christchurch businessman Paul Robert Mora "in the very centre" of German cum-ex fraud trial, says researcher.

Pay hike has 'inflamed situation'

Kevin Winders, chief executive of Port Otago, has received a $100,000 pay rise in the last year. (File photo)

A $100,000 pay rise for Port Otago's chief executive is a "kick in the guts" for port workers fighting for better pay and conditions, a union says.

sport

Young prospect stars in Bulls win

Young Canterbury Bulls forward Caius Fa'atili (L) made a big impression in the 28-18 win over the Akarana Falcons.

Young Bulls to the fore as Canterbury conquer rugby league's three-time titleholders.

Franks returns in Canty win

Owen Franks carries the ball forward strongly during his return to rugby for Canterbury against Northland.

Not wanted for World Cup, veteran All Blacks enjoys win for provincial side.

Live: Northland v Canterbury

Northland's Kane Jacobson, left, takes a breather after scoring a try during last week's loss to Manawatū.

Northland host Canterbury in a Mitre10 Cup clash at Whangarei's Semenoff Stadium.

Tahuhu's freak injury

Lea Tahuhu has been an integral figure with the new ball for the White Ferns in one-day and T20 cricket.

White Fern knows she'll always be butt of jokes after dislocating shoulder while celebrating win.

Franks to boost Canterbury

Owen Franks will on Friday play for Canterbury for the first time since 2010.

Canterbury coach Joe Maddock has not had to pick up Owen Franks' lip after his World Cup omission.

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Abstract art on display for Scape

The Pool artwork by Natalie Guy, one of 14 temporary artworks from a range of local, national and international artists ...

A diving board with no pool and a glowing rectangular cube will be displayed in Christchurch next month. 

Urban food forest at risk

14102017 News Photo: Iain McGregor/Stuff
Otakaro Orchard Working Bee on Cambridge Terrace.
International students plant ...

A planned urban orchard will be axed unless it can urgently raise $1m while a controversial $3m bridge goes ahead nearby.

Cutlery creation to help save kea

Wanaka-based artist Luke Wilson, 31, will exhibit his giant scrap metal sculpture of a Haast eagle and moa at a St ...

A Kiwi artist has resurrected two extinct native birds using cutlery, hot water cylinders and horse shoes.

Christchurch - six months on

Signs of support from Caroline Syddall, Fraser Mackie, and Jocelyn Papprill at Christchurch's Linwood Islamic Centre on ...

In the wake of the Christchurch terror attack, there are signs of healing, support and, of course, ongoing struggle.

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