NZ's top 50 landowners revealed

The four largest private landowners are foreign-owned forestry companies.

4 min ago  Rich-listers, established farming families and a former All Black are among NZ's top 50 landowners.

'I stabbed someone'

Police were alerted to a disorder incident at Jarrow Pl, Halswell, after a person turned up at Christchurch Hospital ...

11 min ago  A woman was overheard saying "I stabbed someone" near where a person was injured in a "disorder incident".

Fuel card fraudster 'naive'

About $90,000 of fuel was put on Concrete Brothers' NPD fuel card. (file photo)

13 min ago  Ethan Sunnex used his ex-employer's fuel card nearly 100 times after being fired.

NZ seas in trouble - report video

Ghost Fishing NZ and Sustainable Coastlines found the Wellington Harbour is full of bottles and rubbish during a dive.

12:41 PM  "How did we get into this mess?" says top scientist on the state of NZ's marine environment.

Scammers exploit uni hall death video

A fake memorial page fundraiser has been created for Mason Pendrous, whose stepfather is warning people not to donate.

The fake "memorial fund" page claims to be set up by Mason Pendrous' stepfather. But he has nothing to do with it.

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'Suspicious' shed fire at school

Emergency services were called to a fire at South New Brighton School on Estuary Rd about 10.15pm on Wednesday. (File photo).

Police are investigating a shed fire at South New Brighton School which is believed to have been deliberately lit.

The perfect antidote to hate

It was Farid Ahmed's deep religious love that enabled him to so easily forgive his wife's killer, in the terror attack ...

OPINION: True love overspills, it takes over everything, ... and, more importantly, it leaves no room for hate.

Smug about another Beatles record

The Beatles' iconic Abbey Road album has returned to the top of the UK album charts after a record-breaking 49 years and ...

OPINION: They only made music together for a short time, but they're still relevant 50 years later, because they're the best.

'Let down' by police

A woman attacked by a stranger near Wycola Ave, Hei Hei, on a recent Friday night says police told her to go to a police ...

She thought she was going to be raped, possibly killed, in vicious attack. The police told her to "pop into the station tomorrow".

Water-meter delays

Most Canterbury irrigators are now monitoring their water usage but some may still be using an unknown amount and not ...

More than 1000 Canterbury water takes remain unmetered but Environment Canterbury has yet to prosecute anyone.

Babies treated for opioid withdrawal

Babies born to drug dependent mothers are treated in the neonatal intensive care unit at Christchurch Women's Hospital.

Almost 30 babies have been born to drug dependent mothers in Canterbury in the past five years.

Mosque shooting victim's fears video

Mohammad Sahadat, his wife Tarnnum Praveen and their four children.

Mohammad Sahadat is worried his wife and four children may need to leave New Zealand.

New Crusaders logo revealed

A horseman minus a sword sweeps around Orangetheory Stadium before the Crusaders' Super Rugby final in Christchurch in July.

Having stripped the knights and swords from their logo, the Crusaders are updating their apparel for the 2020 season.

Fine sparks debate

The Intersection of Dyers Pass Rd and Governors Bay Rd in Christchurch's Port Hills.

Can a driver cross yellow lines to overtake a cyclist? Yes, but the question has certainly provoked debate.

Woman stabbed in St Martins

A woman was injured in a reported stabbing on Gamblins Rd, Christchurch, on Wednesday. (File photo)

A woman has been taken to hospital after she was stabbed in a Christchurch suburb.

local body elections

Mayor wants help with hair salon

It is a "great privilege" to be the Grey District's first female mayor, Tania Gibson says.

Grey District mayor Tania Gibson will soon be parting ways with life as a hairdresser in Greymouth.

Chch mayor sets out priorities video

Lianne Dalziel discusses her priorities for the next three years.

Buoyed by a renewed mandate to lead Christchurch, mayor Lianne Dalziel is pushing ahead with plans to fix the east and get a stadium built.

New Chch council must juggle demands

Christchurch's new council faces a tricky task in juggling conflicting demands from different sectors in the city.

Tackling climate change, revamping the central city, cutting rates - new councillors face a tricky path in Chch.

ECan stalwarts happy

Megan Hands, one of the two new Environment Canterbury councillors for the Christchurch West/Opuna constituency.

The old hands say they are looking forward to working with the new crop of ECan councillors.

Younger faces on council

Six new councillors have been elected to the Christchurch City Council this term. From left: Phil Mauger, Catherine Chu, ...

Christchurch's council is now a lot younger and little more diverse.

News

Storage space to accommodation

The Queenstown Lakes District Council is taking a hard line against developers who put people unnecessarily at risk.

1:19 PM  Some smoke alarms were missing while stairs, windows and a deck were installed without consent.

Eatery reopens six months later video

Owner of restaurant forced to shut for six months after its two chefs were shot in terror attack says the closure cost him $60,000.

'Suspicious' shed fire at school

'Let down' by police

The Rebuild

Faith in building industry undermined

A new imaging technology has revealed that hundreds of buildings around the country have concrete and/or steel ...

OPINION: Canary in the coal mine is tweeting: many buildings are broken, and so is the system that supports them.

Restoration plan for Dirty 30 building

The former Ace Video building on the corner of High St and St Asaph St, with the Duncan's building pictured at left.

New owners take on last broken building on Christchurch street never fully reopened after earthquakes.

First Te Pae conference in one year

An artist's impression of the finished Christchurch convention centre.

Midwives, ecologists and classic car enthusiasts will be the first to use Christchurch's new convention centre.

The hidden horror below

Next steps: West Melton's Tracey Glass expects her broken slab will have to be dug up.

Tracey Glass just wanted a new bathroom. What was found when the carpet was lifted may condemn her entire house.

$30k on consents, for naught video

The developer intends to leave the damaged house on the site after the resource consent was declined.

He bought a dilapidated old villa, with plans to replace it with affordable units. A council panel spiked his plans.

Opinion

The planet's heart is faltering

New Zealand's coastal waters are warming, a new report released on Thursday says, making them less able to swallow ...

OPINION: New Zealand's coastal waters are warming, a new report says, making them less able to swallow carbon dioxide.

The perfect antidote to hate

It was Farid Ahmed's deep religious love that enabled him to so easily forgive his wife's killer, in the terror attack ...

OPINION: True love overspills, it takes over everything, ... and, more importantly, it leaves no room for hate.

Smug about another Beatles record

The Beatles' iconic Abbey Road album has returned to the top of the UK album charts after a record-breaking 49 years and ...

OPINION: They only made music together for a short time, but they're still relevant 50 years later, because they're the best.

Trump has a Turkey problem

People celebrate Turkey's invasion of northern Syria.

OPINION: Will it be Turkey that undoes Trump, not Ukraine?

250 years before Cook even arrived

Dunedin's Olveston House, originally owned by a prosperous merchant, and surrounded by an acre of gardens, is evidence ...

OPINION: The arrival of Captain James Cook here 250 years ago, as part of a global circumnavigation, came 250 years after the first one.

business

Young gun offers free mortgage video

Marty Murchison bought his first house at 20. Now, at 29, he has bought and sold lots more and runs his own home ...

Marty Murchison, 29, bought his first house at 20, and now wants to pay someone's first-home mortgage for a year.

Faith in building industry undermined

A new imaging technology has revealed that hundreds of buildings around the country have concrete and/or steel ...

OPINION: Canary in the coal mine is tweeting: many buildings are broken, and so is the system that supports them.

Restoration plan for Dirty 30 building

The former Ace Video building on the corner of High St and St Asaph St, with the Duncan's building pictured at left.

New owners take on last broken building on Christchurch street never fully reopened after earthquakes.

More Aussies in Qtown

Additional Qantas flights between Queenstown and Melbourne were behind a large jump in international visitor arrivals at ...

Extra flights between Melbourne and Queenstown are thought to be behind the increase in Australians visiting Queenstown this winter.

First Te Pae conference in one year

An artist's impression of the finished Christchurch convention centre.

Midwives, ecologists and classic car enthusiasts will be the first to use Christchurch's new convention centre.

sport

New Crusaders logo revealed

A horseman minus a sword sweeps around Orangetheory Stadium before the Crusaders' Super Rugby final in Christchurch in July.

Having stripped the knights and swords from their logo, the Crusaders are updating their apparel for the 2020 season.

Crunch time for Hagley Oval lights

Members of the public can now have their say on whether more lights should be added to Christchurch's Hagley Oval.

Members of the public can make their views heard before a final decision will be made on the controversial proposal.

Sporting treasure's final days video

The last of the concrete stands at Lancaster Park have finally been pulled down, all that was left of the AMI Stadium.

Christchurch's quake-damaged stadium has finally been demolished – 138 years since the day it opened.

Canterbury secure Shield for summer

Canterbury centre Braydon Ennor, centre, is congratulated after scoring his team's opening try against North Harbour on ...

Replacement Canterbury prop scores try two minutes after fulltime hooter to break North Harbour hearts.

Recap: Canterbury v North Harbour

Canterbury's Mitchell Drummond looks for a pass during their Mitre 10 Cup clash against North Harbour.

Red-and-blacks fight back to snatch a dramatic 31-25 victory and retain the Ranfurly Shield in Christchurch.

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Christchurch history in a postcard

Information about historical sites in Christchurch, such as The Clock Tower, in Victoria St, in 1929, has popped up on ...

A river running through the centre of Christchurch used to be so clean people would pay to bathe in it.

GoodFor arrives in Christchurch

GoodFor has gained a cult following among Auckland foodies and has now opened a store in Christchurch.

The Auckland-based, package-free lifestyle grocery store can be found at Welles St's The Welder.

'Rudest' cafe owners move on video

Local investors Karl Hardaker​ and Bronwyn Squires have bought the Springfield Cafe and Store which had a reputation for ...

Bosses who gave a Springfield Store & Cafe an infamous reputation to go as local investors buy building.

BYO mural animation video

The app includes animations for 17 murals and counting.

Sometimes all you need is a lick of paint, but some of Christchurch's best-known street art is getting a revamp without the artists even touching their brushes.

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