Pilot killed in light plane crash

The crash happened at Lake Ellesmere, south of Christchurch, on Thursday evening. (File picture)

0 min ago  The aircraft was found crashed at Lake Ellesmere, south of Christchurch, after a routine training flight.

Royal tour: Latest updates

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, at the public walk along the viaduct on Tuesday.

8:54 AM  Follow along as Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall continue their six-day NZ visit.

What killed the Westport rats?

DoC had conducted a poisoning operation before the rats were found 140km away, but test results came back negative for 1080.

7:45 AM  A flash flood, mass suicide, 1080 and poor swimming skills all floated as reasons 680 rats washed up on a West Coast beach.

Cracks in the Antarctic Treaty

Antarctic iceflows break up as spring comes to the Southern Ocean.

Chinese intentions in the far south are alarming some.

Schools told: Skylights are deadly

Opotiki College was where Hawiki Kiri Te Amo fell through the roof of the library school and suffered a fatal head injury.

Beware plastic skylights, schools are told after a boy's fatal fall at Ōpōtiki College.

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Crash cleared on busy road

Major traffic congestion on Blenheim Rd between Middleton Rd and Wharenui Rd in Christchurch following a crash on ...

Traffic is flowing on a busy Christchurch road in Riccarton after a two-car crash was cleared.

Town Hall repair probe urged

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra performing at the Town Hall auditorium in May.

Auditors say the Town Hall repair was beset by issues and may have lacked financial rigour.

Landmark surgical mesh case

Jan*, 58, who was implanted with a mesh device in 2010 to treat Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI), had part of the mesh ...

Mesh medical devices were sold and implanted in thousands of women, despite knowledge of "not insignificant" risks.

Life rafts for drowning gulls

A black-billed gulls/tarāpuka chick.

Chicks of the rarest gull on earth were drowning in the flooded basement of a derelict Christchurch building.

100,000 Cantabrians join Neighbourly

Neighbourly is a free and private neighbourhood website that allows you to easily meet and interact with your neighbours ...

Canterbury is the latest region to crack the 100,000 member mark on Neighbourly.

Protesters plan flotilla to meet ship

A file photo of phosphate at a Ravensdown facility in 2014.

A waterborne protest in Lyttelton harbour is planned for a ship carrying "blood phosphate" from Western Sahara for Ravensdown Fertiliser.

Cashmere High shrinks zone again

Under the proposed changes, students at schools in St Martin's and Opawa will be ineligible to apply to Cashmere High. ...

The latest proposed changes will cut thousands of Christchurch families from the popular school's zone.

Royals heading to Christchurch

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall tour the treaty ground at Waitangi.

Prince Charles will meet students affected by the March 15 attack and visit the damaged cathedral during his visit.

Underfire principal resigns video

Carisbrook principal Ben Sincock has resigned from his role.

The Dunedin school principal allegedly falsified reports to cover spending meant for a study centre.

'I would not do that': Amber-Rose Rush

Venod Skantha is on trial for the murder of Dunedin teenager Amber-Rose Rush.

When the teen rejected the Dunedin doctor's $20k offer for sex, he told her to "get the ... out of his house".


'Who's the oldest here?' video

Eric Hunter with Elegant Eightys oldest rider Graham White and youngster Bill Yates.

In this veteran cycling group, no-one is trying to keep their age under wraps.

Helicopter catches fleeing driver

The police helicopter, which is in Christchurch ahead of the royal visit, was used to stop a fleeing motorcyclist.

Shootout jury still deliberating

Crash cleared on busy road

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Life rafts for drowning gulls

A black-billed gulls/tarāpuka chick.

Chicks of the rarest gull on earth were drowning in the flooded basement of a derelict Christchurch building.

Court Theatre design work to start

An artist's impression of how a new Court Theatre in the city centre could look.

Progress on a $35m new theatre is a step forward for Christchurch's stalled post-quake arts precinct.

Stadium up to $60m short

A 25,000 seat, roofed design is being tested in an investment case originally due to be completed by July, but now ...

A private operator to build and run Christchurch's new stadium may bridge a major funding gap.

Sol Square building will be back

The former Livingspace building in Lichfield St in Christchurch will return to its former use under a new owner.

A damaged heritage building once part of Christchurch's pre-quake thriving hospo scene will be restored.

Former AOS cop trains insurance staff

Christchurch can still remember: One of 2013's marches on Southern Response, led here by multisporter, Steve Gurney.

Rumour has it beleagured quake insurer Southern Response hired a hostage negotiator to train staff. Is it true?


The grand old Duke of Dork

"The prince has lovely manners, knows how to hold a knife and fork, is beautifully groomed, but seems to be an ethical ...

OPINION: It's a low bar, but Prince Andrew's still well beneath it.

Visa rules based on flawed thinking

A couple from the TV show Arranged, about culturally arranged marriages, in 2016. (File photo)

OPINION: Documents that show Kiwis are in relationships are not appropriate for other cultures.

Symbols but no substance

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern meeting  Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha in Bangkok for the East Asian Summit.

OPINION: Ardern's Government, like others in the past 20 years, is doing little to improve NZ's trade competitiveness.

It's about relevance, not age

18072019 Fairfax NEWS PHOTOS:  Chloe Swarbrick, Greens MP, discussed running for political office.

OPINION: We're all touchy about our age, but the number isn't the problem. Witness Margaret Atwood and Justin Bieber.

State funding may be way to go

Winston Peters and others have questions to answer over NZ First's relationship with the New Zealand Foundation, and the ...

OPINION: The investigation of donations to NZ First has raised questions about how our political parties are funded. Full state support might be one answer.


Crusaders plan for life without Razor

Scott Robertson has guided the Crusaders to three consecutive Super Rugby crowns.

Crusaders bracing for unprecedented situation they might soon find themselves in.

Sport fund encouraging inclusivity

England's Eoin Morgan, left, is congratulated by Black Cap Ross Taylor following the first match of the T20 ...

Gate sales from the Black Caps and England's first T20 match in Christchurch generated $220,000 to support ethnic minorities into sport.

From car crash to Cup Week win

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Christchurch- Harness horse trainers Peter Davis and Margo Nyhan were involved in a ...

In February, a serious car crash put Pete Davis in hospital. Now he's driven a horse also injured that day to glory.

Mackay shines in 100th match

Canterbury's Frances Mackay is congratulated after dismissing Northern's Eimear Richardson in their women's one-day ...

Canterbury allrounder celebrates milestone outing with memorable performance.

Queenstown's record-setting marathon

Tim Rewi and members of the Wakatipu Rugby Club compete in the Queenstown half marathon.

Rugby players in speedos and retired Paralympian Liam Malone among the 12,000-strong crowd at Queenstown's marathon.

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Hansel and Gretel a 'riotous success'

Royal New Zealand Ballet's production of Hansel and Gretel is full of danceable tunes derived from the era of great ...

REVIEW: The entire Royal NZ Ballet company is clearly relishing the chance to dance in a work by one of their own.

Prost! Bavarian craft beer garden opens

Fife has joined up with the Giesen Brothers at a new micro-brewery at Christchurch's Riverside Market.

Wet your taste buds with all the beloved German classics - sauerkraut, pork bratwurst, pretzel buns and black forest pudding - at this traditional Christchurch microbrewery.

Hot tubs, cabaret in line-up

Cabaret show Blanc de Blanc is coming to Christchurch as part of the Bread & Circus festival next year.

Christchurch festival has fewer street buskers, some cheaper tickets, fringe hits and a big cabaret show with a hot tub in 2020.

Court Theatre design work to start

An artist's impression of how a new Court Theatre in the city centre could look.

Progress on a $35m new theatre is a step forward for Christchurch's stalled post-quake arts precinct.

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