Two in court after $400,000 cash, drugs found during police raid

Police raided two residential properties in Burwood and Northcote as part of an operation targeting alleged ...

17 min ago  A police investigation that started with street-level drug dealers led to a police raid during which nearly $400,000 and methamphetamine were found.

Killer's legal fight to use opiate for pain relief

Otago Correctional Facility near Milton.

12:10 PM  He beat a teenager with a concrete post and shoved stones down her throat to stop her screaming. Decades later, he took Corrections to court because he wanted codeine.

'Hell of a battle' as fire crews fight hotel blaze video

Large plumes of smoke can be seen billowing out of the Sheffield Hotel early on Thursday morning.

12:01 PM  A witness said they could see flames through one of the hotel windows and the whole area had been blanketed in thick grey smoke.

No performance reviews and 20 per cent pay hikes for some judges video

Wanting to continue driving, he filed to the High Court for a writ of habeas corpus.

11:55 AM  Judges are never given performance reviews and some could be appointed to the job for life without having to attend a formal interview.

Department of Corrections office evacuated after suspicious item found

Police at the Stuart St building after suspicious package was allegedly found.

11:46 AM  An office of the Department of Corrections has been evacuated after a suspicious item was found.

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Bohemian Bakery’s Marcela Angyalova. The bakery is up there on the list of Cantabrians’ favourite local businesses.

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What would a 90 per cent vaccination rate mean for New Zealand? video

Masks, contact tracing, reduced border controls and isolation are likely here to stay, one expert says.

Even at 90 per cent, experts say reduced border measures, masks, contact tracing and testing will still likely be needed.

Fraudster allegedly continues to harass neighbours after they move out video

Sharyn Shepherd says she has nothing to do with recent incidents.

A woman who was forced from her home after a nasty neighbourhood dispute has found liquid faeces poured on her doorsteps and her car tyres slashed.

Two taken to hospital after serious incident in Christchurch

Police are responding to reports of a serious assault in Christchurch (file photo).

Emergency services were called to Epsom Rd in Sockburn at 8.30pm Wednesday, to reports of an assault.

Auckland couple charged over lockdown trip to Wānaka

William Willis has apologised for flouting lockdown rules.

William Willis and Hannah Rawnsley earlier apologised for crossing the Auckland border and flying to a holiday home, in breach of Covid rules.

Covid-19: Several A&P shows fall victim to alert level uncertainty video

A horse and rider compete in the Show Hunter division at the Rangiora A&P show (file photo),

Numerous popular A&P shows, considered by many to be a Kiwi institution, have been cancelled due to Covid-19 alert level uncertainty.

'A minute to scan each item': Supermarket agony as tech glitch hits South Island stores

18082021 PHOTO: KEVIN STENT/STUFF 
Supermarket. Countdown. Groceries. Transaction.

New World and Pak 'n Save shoppers in the South Island endure agonising stints at the checkout after tech glitch hits tills for several hours.

Gang member arrested after police raid at Mongrel Mob property

Two search warrants were executed in Oamaru on Wednesday, resulting in an arrest and seizure of cannabis. (File photo)

The police armed offenders squad was on the scene as two different properties, one linked to the Mongrel Mob, was raided.

Government's water reforms are flawed, says Christchurch mayor video

The Government to transfer control of drinking water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure from 67 councils to four ...

In her strongest statement yet, Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel has recommended that the city opt out of the Government’s water reforms.

'This bloody almighty bang': power surge rips through Otago town.

Numerous appliances at more than 20 properties were destroyed in the electrical surge. (File photo)

The surge blew plugs from sockets and destroyed TVs, fridges and microwaves. It left residents of Millers Flat with plenty of unanswered questions.

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NZ ski field accused of disloyalty as Aussies snap up 2022 bookings video

Matt, Nic, Sophia and Nina Kidson at Cardrona Alpine Resort during the 2021 July school holidays.

1 min ago  A Nelson woman is fuming after losing a sought-after lodge booking to Australians, saying NZ taxpayers effectively carried tourism operators during the pandemic.

Major anti-bullying scheme to be rolled-out at Canterbury schools video

New Zealand has among the worst school bullying rates in the OECD, with 35 per cent of secondary principals reporting regular acts of intimidation or bullying.

Thundery, heavy rainfall lingers as front moves to the east video

Derelict Christchurch 'treasure trove' hits the market video

Opinion

Wage subsidy saved 175,000 Kiwi jobs

James Graham: “It’s hard enough that young employees have often carried the ‘essential worker’ burden in this pandemic. ...

OPINION: While every firm wants to keep hard-working employees on the payroll, it’s simply not possible when the cashflow dries up.

The vaccine push means considering a host of motivational measures

It’s a simple step to take – but not so simple to facilitate.

OPINION: We should be careful, but not precious, about extra motivations for people to get vaccinated.

The Aotearoa debate: It's time for a change video

What does Aotearoa mean?

OPINION: At least 60,000 people want New Zealand's name changed; so let's have a referendum.

What is the new normal? video

A young couple manage a kiss through their masks in the Auckland CBD during Covid-19 alert level four.

OPINION: New Zealand is left hoping for the best as Auckland enters alert level 3 with Covid-19 still in the community.

More investment in New Zealand's water services is clearly needed if high quality and affordable services are to be delivered. video

[New Zealand’s] “levels of water quality, environmental discharges and customer service fall short of what we enjoy in ...

OPINION: New Zealanders pay too much for their water services and that needs to change.

business

Derelict Christchurch 'treasure trove' hits the market video

The derelict Thornton St property in Mairehau. TLC Realty’s Trish Lawrence in the kitchen.

For sale: charming bungalow, desirable location and all the chattels: cat food tins, rubbish and a 1979 Ford Cortina.

Local Likes: Canterbury's favourite local businesses celebrated

Bohemian Bakery’s Marcela Angyalova. The bakery is up there on the list of Cantabrians’ favourite local businesses.

Our morning coffees served with a smile. Our trusted tradies. Our dairy owners and our hairdressers. Do you know a business that deserves a shout-out?

450 foreign mariners to go through MIQ before joining NZ fishing boats video

A public health assessment has been completed for the groups and has not raised any risk issues, according to MIQ ...

A public health assessment for the groups of incoming mariners has not raised any risk issues, and many have already been fully vaccinated.

Crowdfunding begins for Cathedral Square's Old Post Office video

The Old Post Office building shortly after the 2011 earthquakes. Most of the damage occurred in the clock tower. (File photo)

Cantabrians are being invited to invest in a new hospitality hub inside an iconic heritage building damaged in the 2011 earthquakes.

Doing the sums on solar panels video

The rate at which solar panels is going up has hit an all-time high as Covid-hit households ponder ways to improve their ...

Solar price falls have boosted uptake, but a dream of 500,000 'solarized' homes remains distant.

sport

Silver Ferns sweating on captain's availability for England decider video

Grace Nweke debuted for the Silver Ferns in the second test against England, taking the court to start the third quarter.

Blown off the court in second half, the Silver Ferns don't have long to lick their wounds before a winner-takes-all third test against England on Friday.

England crush Silver Ferns to set up decider video

New Zealand’s Te Paea Selby-Ricket controls the ball under pressure from England’s Layla Guscoth in game two.

Commonwealth Games gold medallists overpower sloppy Silver Ferns in second half of game two to force winner-takes-all game three.

Refs admit blunder in Waikato v Canterbury conversion drama video

Waikato co-captain Fletcher Smith remonstrates with referee Cam Stone after Waikato’s controversial defeat to Canterbury ...

NZ Rugby referees boss acknowledges Mooloos co-captain Fletcher Smith should have got a second shot at a match-winning kick.

Nervous Tiana Metuarau struggled to eat before Ferns debut video

Silver Ferns debutante Tiana Metuarau is congratulated by team-mate Shannon Saunders after an impressive first test.

Newest Silver Fern was so nervous before her first international she found it hard to eat on game day and had sweaty hands.

Wise head on young shoulders: Silver Ferns coach full of praise for Tiana Metuarau video

Tiana Metuarau was named player of the match after her Silver Ferns’ debut against England.

Dame Noeline Taurua says it's no surprise where young shooter gets her calmness and maturity from.

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Local Likes: Canterbury's favourite local businesses celebrated

Bohemian Bakery’s Marcela Angyalova. The bakery is up there on the list of Cantabrians’ favourite local businesses.

Our morning coffees served with a smile. Our trusted tradies. Our dairy owners and our hairdressers. Do you know a business that deserves a shout-out?

Park Ranger - the Christchurch cafe with a zest for hospitality

Passionate foodies Virosha Chheang and Chenda Tan.

Passionate foodies Virosha Chheang and Chenda Tan have big plans for their popular cafe.

Crowdfunding begins for Cathedral Square's Old Post Office video

The Old Post Office building shortly after the 2011 earthquakes. Most of the damage occurred in the clock tower. (File photo)

Cantabrians are being invited to invest in a new hospitality hub inside an iconic heritage building damaged in the 2011 earthquakes.

Century of The Press digitised for first time video

The Ballantyne's fire of 1947 was one of the worst disasters to hit Christchurch.

Newly digitised newspapers from 1946 to 1961 cover the rise of the Berlin Wall, a sensational Christchurch murder case, and Elvis Presley worrying parents.

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