Mystery Lotto winner found

The Market Store at Twizel.

1 min ago  The winner of $17.1 million has finally come forward to claim their prize – more than three weeks later.

Hottest summer days incoming

It's gearing up to be a hot weekend of weather for most of the country, with summer temperature records souring.

4:22 PM  It's gearing up to get well over 30C this weekend for many areas.

Harvester and paddock on fire

Firefighters are battling a scrub fire near Waipara, North Canterbury. (File photo)

3:50 PM  The fire started near a combine harvester west of Waipara in North Canterbury.

Qtown bus crash injuries severe

The crash happened on Glenorchy-Queenstown Rd shortly after 1.45pm on Tuesday.

3:39 PM  Driver charged with careless driving causing injury after a woman lost an arm and a girl lost both her hands in the Queenstown bus crash.

19 jobs lost in Jade software sale

The Master Terminal system is used by ports around the world for mixed cargo including containers.

3:36 PM  Master Terminal, the port software that was going to turbo-charge hi-tech firm Jade, has been sold to US corporate Navis.

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Boil water notice for Reefton

Reefton residents have to boil their water from Wednesday after E coli was found in the town's water supply. (File photo)

Reefton residents will have to boil their water after E coli was found in the town's water supply.

Kea eating deadly lead nails video

Kea are getting lead poisoning from eating roof nails.

Packs of teenage kea are rampaging in Arthur's Pass, and poisoning themselves.

Dog stabbing charge dropped

Neil Harrison pleaded guilty to three drug-related charges in the Christchurch District Court on January 22, 2020.

Charges against a man accused of fatally stabbing a dog in the neck and threatening to kill a woman have been dropped.

From pirouette to pulpit

Rangiora has a new vicar, who used to be in the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Toby and Prue Behan are pictured with with ...

Toby Behan may be new to the cloth but he's an old hand at dressing up.

New wine bar opens in Christchurch

Annie's Wine Bar has been reborn as Cellar Door, a bar with an approachable take on wine.

Cellar Door has opened inside the Arts Centre where Annie's Wine Bar once was.

Fires banned in Canterbury video

Fire and Emergency New Zealand North Canterbury deputy principal rural fire officer Dale Wilhelm surrounded by charred ...

Hot, dry and windy conditions create "trifecta of danger" as the risk of large, fast-moving fires reaches extreme levels.

Petrol delivered to your vehicle

Hate filling up your car? This fuel delivery service will bring the petrol to you.

A Christchurch company will bring the fuel to you, for the same price you'd pay at the pump.

Christchurch gets online Countdown

Countdown digital general manager digital Sally Copland, says The fulfilment centres, also known as "dark stores" or ...

A similar "dark store" will also open in Auckland later this year.

Run a time to 'reflect, come together'

Kirsten Sheppard, of Endeavour Media and Photographics, and Julz Walker, of Further Faster, are two Christchurch ...

Julz Walker and her dog Badger took part in the Run to Remember last year by accident. This year, they've made it official.

'Crunch time' for buskers festival

Bread & Circle festival director Scott Maidment at the temporary Spiegeltent on the corner of Worcester Blvd and Oxford ...

Buskers, singers, comedians and acrobats will descend on Christchurch this week as the Bread & Circle festival kicks off.

News

Ashes accidentally given away

A small metal urn and a small wooden box with gold inlay – each contain some of Campbell's ashes.

3:23 PM  Mira Meek spent her late brother's birthday searching for his ashes, after they were given to a charity shop by mistake.

Fake money lands woman in jail

A Christchurch woman used counterfeit money to purchase items at businesses across Christchurch.

Just keep swimming

Boil water notice for Reefton

The Rebuild

Collett's Corner feedback mostly positive

An artist's impression of a previous design for Collett's Corner. More up-to-date impressions are not yet available.

The community-owned property will have a wellness centre, hospitality and retail and 26 privately-owned apartments above.

Central living plan struggling

Sandra Campbell says living in the city is brilliant because it is "nice and compact".

Christchurch is aiming for 20,000 residents in the CBD by 2028, but progress is tracking poorly.

Chch CBD development 'hard'

The site of the old convention centre on Kilmore St sits bare, with no firm plans in place for its development.

Developers are finding central Christchurch tough going while major projects wait to get up and running.

Centre eyes October opening

An artist's impression of Puari Village, a cultural centre to be built on Colombo St.

Despite a late start to construction, a planned Māori cultural centre should open in Christchurch later this year.

'Too little too late' from Southern Response

Casey Hurren, the general manager of Southern Response.

People dealing with the state insurer have not reacted well to the offer of an apology.

Opinion

Take-away learnings for future leaders

"In front of her sat 30 children, our future leaders ..."

OPINION: Sixteen years on, a quavery voice still rings softly through the halls of Sobs.

What do you really want?

Columnist Claire Inkson says we need to value ourselves and our voice.

OPINION: When it comes to being hurt, no-one is more capable of hurting us than ourselves.

There's no choice but to care

Parliament's lone protester for a climate emergency, Ollie Langridge, outside the Beehive last August.

OPINION: Endless growth on a finite planet is a logical impossibility.

Loan defaulters must make good

Mike Yardley has taken issue with a comment by New Zealand Union of Students' Associations president Isabella ...

OPINION: Making student loan defaulters out to be victims is a cop-out.

I'm ready to serve, Your Majesty

1903 2011 Photo Ross Giblin copyright The Dominion Post Jane Bowron has been living in the Christchurch inner city and ...

OPINION: Someone needs to step up and fill the royal vacancy. I've got all the skills required.

business

19 jobs lost in Jade software sale

The Master Terminal system is used by ports around the world for mixed cargo including containers.

Master Terminal, the port software that was going to turbo-charge hi-tech firm Jade, has been sold to US corporate Navis.

Christchurch gets online Countdown

Countdown digital general manager digital Sally Copland, says The fulfilment centres, also known as "dark stores" or ...

A similar "dark store" will also open in Auckland later this year.

Food market delayed again

The Provedore at Bush Inn has experienced further delays in opening despite prior opening dates in April and December 2019.

The opening of an $18 million development at Christchurch's Bush Inn shopping centre has been delayed again.

Collett's Corner feedback mostly positive

An artist's impression of a previous design for Collett's Corner. More up-to-date impressions are not yet available.

The community-owned property will have a wellness centre, hospitality and retail and 26 privately-owned apartments above.

World's first waterproof prosthetic hand

Matt Jury from Taska, pictured with his prosthetic hand invention.

The Christchurch-based company behind the hand is looking for a production centre in Germany after cracking the European market.

sport

Razor: We wanted to keep Hunt

Mitch Hunt of the Crusaders celebrates his clutch drop goal against the Highlanders in Christchurch in 2017.

If Scott Robertson had his way Highlanders recruit Mitch Hunt would still be a Crusader.

Gains for boys in netball

Collingwood Magpies netball team captain Geva Mentor, with Year 4 Tahunanui School pupil Maahaki Niblett, during the ...

Some boys allowed to play netball at high school, to bridge the gap between intermediate schools and men's level netball.

Fitzsimon defends show jumping crown

Tegan Fitzsimon rides WIndermere Cappuccino to a perfect round on their way to the 2020 New Zealand show jumping title.

Christchurch combination produce two perfect rounds under pressure.

Young Crusaders impress

Hurricanes coach Jason Holland shares a word with Crusaders coach Scott Robertson prior to their pre-season clash in ...

They've lost a stack of experience, but Crusaders will still take some beating in 2020.

Carter shines in Japan

Former All Black Dan Carter helped set up a try in Kobe Steelers' win in the Japanese Top League.

Veteran first five shows he's still got the gas in Japanese Top League win.

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New wine bar opens in Christchurch

Annie's Wine Bar has been reborn as Cellar Door, a bar with an approachable take on wine.

Cellar Door has opened inside the Arts Centre where Annie's Wine Bar once was.

Tom Khar from Christchurch's Nom Nom Kitchen

Tom Khar soup from Nom Nom in Lyttelton.

Make this Thai soup with creamy coconut milk, seasoned with lemon, coriander and mushroom.

'Crunch time' for buskers festival

Bread & Circle festival director Scott Maidment at the temporary Spiegeltent on the corner of Worcester Blvd and Oxford ...

Buskers, singers, comedians and acrobats will descend on Christchurch this week as the Bread & Circle festival kicks off.

Food market delayed again

The Provedore at Bush Inn has experienced further delays in opening despite prior opening dates in April and December 2019.

The opening of an $18 million development at Christchurch's Bush Inn shopping centre has been delayed again.

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