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Asbestos found at school after fire

Investigators found the fire was caused by a multi-box.

The fire at the Christchurch school that destroyed four classrooms was caused by a faulty multi-box.

One of world's oldest bird species found

Paul Scofield and amateur palaeontologist Leigh Love examine a section of river bank on the Waipara River, near where ...

​The 62-million-year old ancestor of some of the largest flying birds ever has been found in Waipara, North Canterbury.

Dunedin's Grocery King dethroned

Grocery King in Dunedin has been hit with $53,000 in penalties.

A grocery store owner told inspectors she had four staff. Turns out she had double that, without contracts.

Toilet spy says police breached privacy

Emilio Araneda Aranguiz was found guilty at a Christchurch District Court trial in December of making intimate visual ...

A toilet spy literally caught with his pants down in a cubicle claims police searches were illegal.

Truck driver dies in Otago fatal

Steve Macnee died in a double fatality crash in the Otago township of Outram on Tuesday night.

Steve Macnee, a contract driver, was known for his sense of humour, his former boss says.

$4 million - who wants it?

Liquidator Robert Walker has put a spoke in the works in court proceedings over a $4m cash stash.

Leftover money from an insurance payout is up for grabs, and everyone wants a piece of it.

Carpet layer's 11-month crime spree

Jon-Paul Devereux, 35, pleaded guilty to 35 charges in the Christchurch District Court on Wednesday.

His charges included escaping police custody and stealing $14,000 from Christchurch properties, including a church.

Cash-strapped CDHB reviewing services

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Christchurch Hospital re-development.  A sign outside Christchurch Women's ...

Facing a $180m deficit, Canterbury's health board confirms it is reviewing services.

Major cannabis sting on West Coast

The arrests came after months of undercover police work. (file photo)

An underground bunker on a rural property was hiding a "sophisticated" drugs operation and firearms.

Sex offender indecently assaulted girl

Victor Stojanovic, jailed for nine years in March 2007 for rape, indecently assaulted on a girl while on an extended ...

Victor Stojanovic's indecent assault left his teenage victim feeling "low and worthless".

News

Living in fear of the rain video

McCarthy is now living in her converted garage, while she awaits her climate safe house.

5:00 AM  Flooded, insurance policy cancelled, $50k wiped off valuation. And Cushla McCarthy still has a mortgage to pay.

Jail for Nomads gang member

A patched gang member was jailed after driving Shayne Heappey to a house where he was fatally stabbed 14 times.

Critical after near drowning

Darryll Park: 'I'm going vegan'

The Rebuild

Stadium plan to save Chch $200m

Christchurch should follow Wellington's ownership model for Westpac Stadium by putting it in to the hands of a trust, ...

Christchurch ratepayers could save up to $250m if the rest of the region helps stump up the cash for a new stadium.

Port boss' $829k pay package

Lyttelton Port's new chief Roger Gray is a top executive at Air New Zealand.

The incoming CEO will receive up to $30,000 to relocate from Auckland to Christchurch.

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 .

Opinion

We can defeat hate

Lee Paul studies the displays at Tributes of Aroha at the Christchurch Art Gallery.

OPINION: The defaced billboards of a hijab-wearing council candidate must not discourage us.

Drawing a yellow line under waste

Back in the day it took a genuine strongman like this one - Johnny Moore had such a friend - to tear a phone directory ...

OPINION:

Combating everyday hate online

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was not drawn into political attacks on the Christchurch Call.

OPINION: Far from being nebulous, the Christchurch Call has produced results.

Annual revenge of the insulted

As Joe Bennett has found, a knee-buckling cough can strike anyone, anywhere.

OPINION: If a line makes me laugh I keep it in, even when I know it's unjust, even when I know it will bring trouble.

NZ's hypocritical stance on Amazon fires video

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is quite right to view the consternation expressed by countries like New Zealand over ...

OPINION: Does New Zealand have a leg to stand on when it comes to condemning Brazil's forest fires?

business

$4 million - who wants it?

Liquidator Robert Walker has put a spoke in the works in court proceedings over a $4m cash stash.

Leftover money from an insurance payout is up for grabs, and everyone wants a piece of it.

Kiwi water 55c a bottle in China video

Cloud Ocean Estate bottled water from Christchurch on display at a 7 Fresh supermarket in a shopping mall in the Chinese ...

Bottles of spring water from a controversial water bottling firm are selling for 55c cents in China.

Stadium plan to save Chch $200m

Christchurch should follow Wellington's ownership model for Westpac Stadium by putting it in to the hands of a trust, ...

Christchurch ratepayers could save up to $250m if the rest of the region helps stump up the cash for a new stadium.

Port boss' $829k pay package

Lyttelton Port's new chief Roger Gray is a top executive at Air New Zealand.

The incoming CEO will receive up to $30,000 to relocate from Auckland to Christchurch.

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.

sport

Romano: you blame yourself

Canterbury lock Luke Romano makes a break during his team's round one loss to Waikato in Hamilton.

Just five losses in three years with the Crusaders made Canterbury's worst start since 1992 a shock to Luke Romano's system.

Crunch time for Hagley Oval lights

Regenerate Christchurch will decide whether to advance a proposal for lights at Hagley Oval on Wednesday.

Christchurch won't get any games of significance if lights at Hagley Oval are not approved by the end of November.

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.

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Recipe: Capers, chilli and garlic mini loaf

Allpress Cafe's Capers, chilli and garlic mini loaf.

It's a dish described by one reader as "really delicious".

Christchurch's fried chicken Empire

Convinced that there wasn't enough fried chicken in Christchurch, Jayden Smith decided to start Empire Chicken.

This Garden City fried chicken eatery has gone from zero to 100 in just a year.

Learning te reo through sport

Hillmorton High School student Ihaia Cox-Winiata, says it's good to see others who weren't very familiar with Ki o Rahi ...

Ki-o-rahi, a traditional Māori ball game, is derived from the legend Rahi, whose wife was kidnapped by fairy people.

Canterbury's Roan expands milk deliveries

Chloe and James Davidson and their two children, Angus and Margot, raise happy cows at Roan Farm.

Chloe and James Davidson of the Canterbury plains are expanding their milk delivery service.

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