TVNZ delivers a bracing, honest, extremely watchable series on Scribe video

Scribe: Return of the Crusader is an eight-part, mini-doco series on Malo Luafutu and the world that made him.

REVIEW: His story – and the one the Luafutu family have to tell – strikes me as about the most deserving material for a Kiwi doco as I've seen in years.

Weather warnings remain in place, but West Coast escapes serious flooding video

Surface flooding at Pukekura, south of Ross, after a day of solid rain on the West Coast.

Communications restored to several thousand homes after internet, phones down for six hours.

Children frightened by masked stranger carrying knife

A group of children were playing by the estuary in South New Brighton when they were approached by a man carrying a ...

A group of young children were left terrifed after a masked man carrying a knife in a bag repeatedly asked them were they lived.

Master Builders Supreme House of the Year wows in copper and concrete video

Craig Barrington Construction won the Master Builder Supreme House of the Year Award for this new home designed by ...

This Christchurch house built by Clive Barrington Construction has taken top honours in the annual Master Builders House of the Year awards.

Neville Marquet: A gentleman lawyer with a weakness for chocolate and big cars

Dunedin lawyer after a successful appeal to the Privy Council in the 1990s.

OBITUARY: "He loved working for people, and helping people get great results," his daughter says.

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The forgotten: 'Nobody cared about her' video

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Central ward community board representative Michelle Lomax wants the council to create a memorial for ...

Ann Rattray spent half her life locked up at Christchurch’s Sunnyside Hospital after six of her eight children died. One hundred years after her death, she is remembered.

Only one logical choice to set a new party course video

Simon Bridges holds a press conference in Parliament on Thursday. Janet Wilson says some mud from this week’s leadership ...

OPINION: If National is to start making sorely needed changes, it needs a ballot that results in a clear leader who will signal a new direction for the party.

Clouds thickening around waste baler video

ERP Group managing director Mike Corcoran is banking on an unbuilt waste-to-energy plant to take his bales of waste.

Mike Corcoran needs to find a home for thousands of bales of refuse. He can't afford to wait too long.

Countdown mistakenly sells recalled sugar, prompting a re-recall

Countdowns in Wellington and the South Island are recalling sugar sold by mistake after being recalled earlier in the month.

Chelsea and Countdown branded raw and brown sugar, bought on either November 25 or 26 from certain supermarkets, should not be eaten.

Fish & Game fears council 'turned a blind eye' to worrying levels on protected river video

The Rakaia River at sundown (file photo).

A leaked report has found a power company and an irrigator breached the Rakaia River's protection order - and ECan was not watching closely enough to act.

'I thought this was the end': Woman dodges death as driver of stolen SUV flees police

Police speak to residents on Weedons Ross Rd near Rolleston as they search for a wanted man.

Police arrested a man who crashed after allegedly stealing two cars and dodging officers for 130km through Canterbury.

Christchurch's new convention centre Te Pae opening next month video

Te Pae is Christchurch’s new convention and exhibition centre

Finishing touches are at last being made to the $475 million project, which has been delayed by Covid-19.

Suspicious hedge fire at Canterbury showgrounds extinguished

Firefighters have put out a suspicious fire that burned a large hedge at a Canterbury showground. (File photo)

Five fire crews doused a 100-metre hedge fire at the A&P showgrounds in Oxford.

Upzoning will reshape our cities video

Townhouse resident Ashley Campbell and her dog Hettie in their garden, which would lose sun if tall buildings went up ...

A new law will encourage us to build up, not out. Will it spoil the quality life for city residents?

The message from hairdressers is, you cut that out!

“Now look Deirdre, you’re holding up a lot of law-abiding citizens who just want a quick trim, a blow wave or a whole ...

OPINION/SATIRE: "We have a Code Auburn – that’s an unmasked anti-vax activist demanding some form of hair treatment."

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Team of five million no more - what life will look like for the unvaccinated video

Hundreds of people gathered in New Plymouth to march from Puke Ariki Landing to East End Reserve.

Life under the incoming traffic light system will look a lot different for the 342,000 Kiwis who choose not to get vaccinated against Covid-19.

Man's four-year wait for trial one of nearly 6000 cases to be heard video

A massive backlog of trials throughout the country is creating a “huge amount of pressure and burden” on the justice system.

The forgotten: 'Nobody cared about her' video

Heritage systems 'not functioning effectively' - report video

Opinion

What the new National leader will have to deal with video

Who will replace Judith Collins. (L-R) Simon Bridges, Mark Mitchell, Christopher Luxon, Chris Bishop

OPINION: The first and most important task will be to work out how to win back middle New Zealand.

'Three Strikes' created a gap between law and justice video

Khylee Quince: “Of course the danger of leaving justice to juries is that sometimes jurors project their own prejudices ...

OPINION: When judges and juries feel compelled to accept an unjust outcome, they find ways around it.

Library fines are a barrier to free information video

Young borrowers in Christchurch may grow up in a world without overdue fines.

OPINION: Libraries are moving to drop overdue fines and wipe debts to increase access.

Only one logical choice to set a new party course video

Simon Bridges holds a press conference in Parliament on Thursday. Janet Wilson says some mud from this week’s leadership ...

OPINION: If National is to start making sorely needed changes, it needs a ballot that results in a clear leader who will signal a new direction for the party.

The message from hairdressers is, you cut that out!

“Now look Deirdre, you’re holding up a lot of law-abiding citizens who just want a quick trim, a blow wave or a whole ...

OPINION/SATIRE: "We have a Code Auburn – that’s an unmasked anti-vax activist demanding some form of hair treatment."

business

Clouds thickening around waste baler video

ERP Group managing director Mike Corcoran is banking on an unbuilt waste-to-energy plant to take his bales of waste.

Mike Corcoran needs to find a home for thousands of bales of refuse. He can't afford to wait too long.

Helping heartbroken New Zealanders: How a broken heart led to a business idea

Saskia Shaw turned her heartbreak after a breakup into a business plan.

Does belting Taylor Swift, surrounded by tissues and icecream sound familiar? Instead of following the cliche, one Kiwi turned her heartbreak into a business plan.

Aussie businesswoman buys stunning Glenorchy property

Property in the Glenorchy area is a magnet for wealthy overseas people. (File photo)

The 3-hectare property on the shores of Lake Wakatipu sold for $17 million.

Space transportation, charity pantry the top two at business awards

Stefan Powell, co-founder and chief technical officer at Dawn Aerospace, left, and James Powell, co-founder and general ...

Dawn Aerospace and Foodbank Canterbury won the two supreme accolades at the Westpac Champion Business Awards.

7000 litres of beer tipped down the drain as brewery goes bust

Beer was flowing at the West Coast Brewery in Westport this week, but it was flowing down a drain.

The equivalent of 21,000 small bottles of beer went down the drain in Westport in a controlled pour ordered by Customs.

sport

Razor plots sixth title in as many years

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson is eyeing up a sixth title in as many years in 2022.

'That’s what I pride myself on, the ability to inspire guys each year, find a different reason, go deeper than we’ve had to before.'

Stunning catch by Nathan Smith in big Firebirds win video

Nathan Smith took an acrobatic catch on the boundary as the Wellington Firebirds defeated the Canterbury Kings.

Wellington's new recruit took an acrobatic catch to send the Kings spiralling after Finn Allen went big with the bat in the Super Smash opener.

Kerr stars as Blaze beat Magicians in grand final rematch video

Amelia Kerr starred with bat and ball as the Wellington Blaze made a winning start to their T20 Super Smash campaign.

White Ferns all-rounder Amelia Kerr scored 71 and took four wickets as Wellington cruised to a win over Canterbury in the T20 Super Smash opener.

All Black trio brace for 'a little bit of hurt' during gruelling cycle challenge for cancer

All Blacks head trainer Nic Gill, left, captain Sam Whitelock and assistant coach Brad Mooar will attempt to cycle for ...

All Black captain Sam Whitelock, head trainer Nic Gill and assistant coach Brad Mooar are ready to put their bodies on the line for cancer prevention.

All Blacks trio attempt 24-hour cycling challenge in MIQ for cancer prevention video

All Blacks head trainer Nic Gill, left, captain Sam Whitelock and assistant coach Brad Mooar will attempt to cycle for ...

Captain Sam Whitelock​, head trainer Nic Gill​ and assistant coach Brad Mooar​ will put their fitness to the test to raise money for bowel cancer prevention.

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Library fines are a barrier to free information video

Young borrowers in Christchurch may grow up in a world without overdue fines.

OPINION: Libraries are moving to drop overdue fines and wipe debts to increase access.

Midnight Oil announce 'final' New Zealand concert tour, Resist

Midnight Oil are touring new album, Resist, on their farewell concert tour.

Politically-charged Australian rockers Midnight Oil have announced three New Zealand dates as part of their final concert tour.

What's on: Event highlights in Ōtautahi Christchurch

Interdisciplinary artist, curator and writer Pelenakeke Brown is the key note speaker at TinyFest this weekend.

This weekend in Christchurch TinyFest offers a large load of fun, the Christmas lights are turned on, and Santa has new rules for the grotto.

Frances Nation owner Tessa Peach shares her guide to Christchurch

Peach at home in central Christchurch, with dog Spy.

Homeware store owner and grocer Tessa Peach reveals her favourite places to indulge, relax and enjoy local art in Christchurch.

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