Experienced pilot Dan Harrison killed in Otago helicopter crash

Dan Harrison, pictured on a glacier entertaining Over The Top clients, died in a helicopter crash in Otago this week.

2:21 PM  The pilot who died in a helicopter crash in a remote part of Otago had been flying helicopters for 15 years.

Golf club course committee resigns over tree-felling debacle

The Christchurch Golf Club is currently felling trees around the course which is upsetting both members and neighbours.

2:14 PM  Disagreement over the felling of hundreds of trees at an exclusive golf club has led to the resignation of all but one of its course committee members.

Police gang operation uncovers a 'concerning trend' about guns video

Anecdotal feedback from gangs to police is that Operation Tauwhiro is having a significant impact. (File photo).

1:16 PM  Police have made 865 arrests, and seized $5m in cash and 987 firearms, since Operation Tauwhiro began in February. But criminals are just getting craftier.

Police allege shop attendant involved in armed holdup at petrol station video

The Z Amberley service station was taped off on Thursday following an alleged aggravated robbery.

1:12 PM  Police believe the apparent holdup at a Z service station was staged to look like an armed robbery, and a station employee was involved in the crime.

South African family in triple homicide had been in Timaru for just a week video

Police crime scene investigators get ready to enter the Timaru property where three children were found dead.

Suspected killer in hospital after twin girls aged 3 and sister of 7 found dead in Timaru home.

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Is justice colour-blind? video

Picturesque Wānaka is in the news as the location of an infamous level 4 lockdown breach.

The Wānaka story has put the spotlight on whether name suppression is fair.

Man arrested after police block off Christchurch road to find person of interest

A road in Redwood, Christchurch, has been blocked while armed police look for a person of interest.

A 26-year-old man is facing serious assault and family harm charges after armed police cordoned off a street in Redwood, Christchurch.

Covid-19 sinks SailGP's multimillion-dollar NZ yachting event video

SailGP races are held in harbours around the world.

The SailGP high-speed summer yacht racing event, expected to bring millions of dollars to New Zealand, has been cancelled.

'Much-loved employee and friend' dies in Otago helicopter crash

A helicopter pilot died in a crash near Lawrence, in Otago, early on Thursday.

Air crash investigators are appealing for witnesses after a pilot died in a helicopter crash between Milton and Alexandra in Otago.

Judge exits horse business on day son revealed as Wānaka lockdown breaker video

William Willis has apologised for flouting lockdown rules.

District Court Judge Mary-Beth Sharp relinquished her shares in a horse breeding business the same day her son was revealed to be one of the Wānaka lockdown flouters.

Stabbing accused appears in court with a black eye video

Norwich St in Christchurch remains cordoned off after the stabbing.

Police allege the man attacked a woman at their home in Christchurch on Thursday morning. She remains in hospital fighting for her life.

Flood-hit town gives overwhelming support to $10m flood protection scheme video

Monday’s release of an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report will update a 2018 study, showing flooding and ...

Flood-hit Westport will get a major new flood protection scheme after 71 per cent of those who will pay for it gave their support.

Warning issued over cracks in Robinson helicopter rotor blades video

A Robinson R44 ready for takeoff. (File photo)

Authorities are concerned a manufacturing defect making the blades prone to cracking, could lead to loss of control of the chopper.

Man killed in Christchurch crash named video

Skid marks could be seen at the scene of the two-vehicle crash on Tuesday.

Keegan Sullivan, 20, died and two others were injured when two cars collided near Lyttelton about 11pm on Monday. Police say speed may have been a factor in the crash.

Business owner's dreams dashed after late-night blaze guts restaurant

A tarpaulin has been placed over the front of the Aslan 57 Mediterranean Kitchen restaurant, which was “well involved” ...

Jordan native Ahmad Aslan is looking for a new job, and has put plans of buying his first home on hold, after a blaze completely gutted his restaurant overnight.

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Court documents reveal scale of Gloriavale harmful sexual behaviour video

Gloriavale Christian Community on the West Coast has been investigated by police after allegations of child sex abuse.

Ex-member escapes conviction for indecent assault against three boys, but court documents reveal over 60 young people have been involved in harmful sexual behaviour.

Who's wearing it better? Wellington and Christchurch in mask faceoff video

Mask wearing isn't required outdoors, but one city's residents appear to be going above and beyond by covering up in public.

Level 1 still a way off for the rest of New Zealand, experts say video

Man arrested after police block off Christchurch road to find person of interest

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Privilege compounds offending of lockdown escapees video

William Willis has apologised for flouting lockdown rules.

OPINION: It's long past time for the impression of automatic anonymity of the accused if they’re well known or well-connected.

Auckland lockdown escaper faces mother's wrath video

District Court Judge Mary-Beth Sharp has said she was appalled to “learn of my son William and his partner’s actions”, ...

OPINION: Who among us has not wanted name suppression to prevent our mother discovering what we did in the weekend?

Is justice colour-blind? video

Picturesque Wānaka is in the news as the location of an infamous level 4 lockdown breach.

The Wānaka story has put the spotlight on whether name suppression is fair.

Afghanistan deminers have a claim on our conscience video

The women who worked for the ground-breaking demining team say they now fear for their lives.

OPINION: We contracted women for dangerous work but that was good. If we abandon them to an endangered future, that would be bad.

The end is nigh for Judith Collins

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Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins holds a standup press conference in ...

OPINION: The arc of her journey at the helm of the National Party has become apparent, and the final destination has been arrived at.

business

Consent delays are 'stopping us from building houses' video

Delays in building consent applications being viewed by Christchurch City Council are currently stretching out to 11 weeks.

An 11-week wait for building consent applications to be even looked at in Christchurch highlights an extreme problem affecting councils throughout the country.

New owners rejected inventory offer and ended up with $100,000 of out-of-date stock video

Shobna Prasad, the new co-owner of Krazy Price Mart in Phillipstown, says she discovered tonnes of expired meat, tins ...

After buying an Indian supermarket, a couple were shocked to find $100,000 worth of out-of-date food, but the seller says they turned down a stock-take offer.

Hotel plans for central city land sold by John Britten estate video

This Worcester St site has been sold to a developer with hotel plans.

A new hotel looks likely to be built on a site sold by the estate of late designer, property developer, inventor and motorcycle designer John Britten.

Christchurch restaurants keep calm and creatively carry on video

Castro’s Tapas & Bar manager Sam Yearby was worried about the loss of big groups.

Level 2 has not come a moment too soon for restaurants at Riverside Market, though the restrictions are challenging.

Shifting school holidays due to Covid lockdown would cause disruption, businesses say video

Shifting the school holidays would make staffing difficult, Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools manager Graeme Abbot says.

Holiday attractions and accommodation providers say shifting the next school holidays would be hugely disruptive when things are already difficult.

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Golf club course committee resigns over tree-felling debacle

The Christchurch Golf Club is currently felling trees around the course which is upsetting both members and neighbours.

Disagreement over the felling of hundreds of trees at an exclusive golf club has led to the resignation of all but one of its course committee members.

The simple recipe behind Billy Harmon's rise

Billy Harmon pictured training with Canterbury in Christchurch last week.

Billy Harmon hails career changing move to the Highlanders ahead of his return for Canterbury in Hamilton on Friday night.

Covid-19 sinks SailGP's multimillion-dollar NZ yachting event video

SailGP races are held in harbours around the world.

The SailGP high-speed summer yacht racing event, expected to bring millions of dollars to New Zealand, has been cancelled.

Silver Ferns' Auckland contingent free to play against England

Silver Ferns captain Gina Crampton and the team's Auckland based players can travel to Christchurch to play England next ...

Silver Ferns' Auckland-based players are free to travel south and take the court against England next week after being granted government exemptions.

Kelvin Heaney: pioneering cameraman and speedway devotee

Heaney in his element, during a visit to a the world championship grand prix event in Gorzow in Poland.

Kelvin Heaney loved speedway so much he once left hospital after being in car crash to make it to a meet.

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Rare 'red lightning' weather phenomenon captured by Christchurch photographer video

Ethan Takerei is one of only three New Zealanders to capture the rare red lightning weather phenomenon.

It is only the third time on record that a New Zealander has captured the rare red lightning bolts that can occur 100km above the Earth's surface.

Christchurch restaurants keep calm and creatively carry on video

Castro’s Tapas & Bar manager Sam Yearby was worried about the loss of big groups.

Level 2 has not come a moment too soon for restaurants at Riverside Market, though the restrictions are challenging.

Artist may have been dead for a month before his body was found at his home video

Stevens with a work called Solo at an exhibition in 2006.

Loved ones are trying to find a storage lock-up where inventive artist Eion Stevens may have kept thousands of paintings.

Top chefs collaborate for worthy cause

Jimmy McIntyre of Otahuna Lodge is one of three top Christchurch chefs who will be serving up at the charity dinner. ...

Witty banter, friendly competition and tasty food are just some of the items on the menu at an upcoming charity event.

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