Waka ama paddlers save boaties

The boaties were attempting to row back to shore and bail out water when the Eagle arrived. (File photo)

State-of-the-art chopper and primitive-style canoes combine to rescue sinking Christchurch boaties.

Train may have sparked fire

Emergency services were called to the fires, which were burning parallel to railway tracks and the Temuka-Orari Highway ...

Trains have resumed after several small fires near railway lines in South Canterbury were extinguished.

Racist note 'isolated incident'

A Queenstown woman was horrified to discover a racist, hateful note on her car telling her to "act like a Kiwi".

Community leaders defend "multicultural" Queenstown after racist note left on Asian woman's car.

Wild Swans writer cancels NZ tour

Acclaimed author and historian Jung Chang was due to speak in Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.

Illness has forced Jung Chang to abandon speaking events in Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.

Budding MP 'not hiding' council job

Catherine Chu, 23, was elected to the Christchurch City Council and Canterbury District Health Board in October and ...

Catherine Chu is under fire for failing to mention she is a Christchurch City councillor in a political advert.

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Tearful testimony about man's death

Luke Riddell, also known as Luke Sears, was killed on October 13, 2018, when he was allegedly shot on a road in Charing ...

Wiona Lawson desperately tried to flag down help as her fiance lay dying on the side of the road.

Outdoor cinema under the stars

The American Express Open Air cinema is headed to Christchurch. Bring your friends - and your dog.

Grab a date, your friends or a poochy pal. An open air cinema is returning to Christchurch.

Christchurch war base restored

The recently re-opened Godley Battery gun emplacements with a mural by Wongi Wilson.

Coastal defences protecting NZ from invasion fell victim to natural forces six decades later.

Giddy forecasts for Eden Project

Yardley: ''I have a fundamental problem with vast sums of ratepayer money being tipped into commercial tourist ventures.''

OPINION: Will the Eden Project be another Christchurch Adventure Park debacle, costing ratepayers big money?

Racist note shocks car owner

A Queenstown woman was horrified to discover a note on her car telling her to "act like a Kiwi".

Woman came out to find a handwritten note on her car, telling her to "act like a Kiwi".

Spencer's past owner shamed

Stephanie Branch, pictured with Spencer and daughter Ava Tuck, says the dog is a "sweet boy".

Dog left with exposed tail bone after illegal docking among SPCA's 12 worst cases of animal abuse.

Crash on Timaru highway

Emergency services were called to the crash at the intersection of Kennels Rd and the Timaru-Temuka Highway (State ...

A crash involving a bus and two cars in South Canterbury has left two people injured.

Debt led to Canterbury murder

Luke Sears, also known as Luke Riddell, was killed on October 13, 2018 in an incident at Charing Cross in rural Canterbury.

Alistair Cochrane allegedly pointed a shotgun at Luke Sears on a rural Canterbury road then pulled the trigger, shooting him in the chest, a jury has heard.

Barbershop set on fire twice

240220. Photo: Sam Sherwood/The Press. Bristol Barbers. Mongol gang. A Christchurch barbershop with links to ...

Tensions within Christchurch's underworld are back in the spotlight after a barbershop with links to an international bikie gang was firebombed for the second time in two weeks.

Liquidator 'harassed' by manager

Brodie Williams was seen at several press conferences filming and asking questions for Zone Media.

Liquidator appointed to a failed media firm owing $100,000 was left fearing for his safety.

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Student dies of meningococcal

A young University of Canterbury student died of meningococcal disease earlier this week.

A young woman studying in Christchurch has died from the serious bacterial infection.

Cadbury demolition starting in March

The pulling up of a weed at Dunedin's former Cadbury factory site has marked the start of work on the city's new hospital.

Councillor claims threat to poison trees

Iwi reps pull pin on conservation board

The Rebuild

'Hidden gem' walkway still closed

Burwood resident Kerri Narbey on a fallen tree on the walkway at Horseshoe Lake reserve.

It was once a "hidden gem" for walkers, runners and cyclists. Now it's a boggy, overgrown, broken mess.

Beachfront land for sale after quake dispute

The Cave Rock apartments site (sprayed green) is for sale as five sections.

Luxury houses could be built where beachfront apartments were wrecked.

Christchurch: The reshaping of a city

Nine years on the from the earthquakes Christchurch's economy is slowing and house prices are stagnant.

Nine years on the from the earthquakes, Christchurch's economy is slowing and house prices are stagnant.

Hope for 'war-zone' mall

New Brighton is like a war zone, says one retailer.

New Brighton mall is home to at least 10 empty shops but there is renewed hope for its future.

Striking church opening soon

The design of Aldersgate has previously been described as "startlingly beautiful".

A Christchurch church where three men lost their lives in the 2011 earthquake has been rebuilt as a centre for spirituality, inclusion, and social justice.

Opinion

Is it espionage or journalism?

Court hearings in London begin this week to decide whether Wikileaks founder Julian Assange should be extradited to the ...

OPINION: Depending whom you believe, the ability of the global media could be under threat in a London court this week.

Giddy forecasts for Eden Project

Yardley: ''I have a fundamental problem with vast sums of ratepayer money being tipped into commercial tourist ventures.''

OPINION: Will the Eden Project be another Christchurch Adventure Park debacle, costing ratepayers big money?

Climate activism is indigenous survival

Pacific climate strikers join thousands of other strikers as they sing the national anthem in Auckland on September 27.

OPINION: An unholy marriage of capitalism and colonial imperialism triggered the Pacific's disastrous climate crisis.

No justification for police with guns

Armed police have become a common sight for many Kiwis.

OPINION: Cops with guns make communities less safe. After the March 15 terror attack's anniversary, let's put them away.

Give this plan the red light

Amsterdam is looking at moving its prostitutes from their current red light district to either a "sex hotel" or an ...

OPINION: Amsterdam's plan to sanitise prostitution is sure to be a limp disappointment.

business

QT airport growth halted

A new guiding document says Queenstown Airport should continue to operate within its existing noise boundaries.

Mayor Jim Boult has warned councillors they are walking a "dangerous path" by preventing growth at Queenstown Airport.

Liquidator 'harassed' by manager

Brodie Williams was seen at several press conferences filming and asking questions for Zone Media.

Liquidator appointed to a failed media firm owing $100,000 was left fearing for his safety.

Fine for letting teen use sunbed

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Underage volunteers were sent into 22 beauty parlours. The owner of one has now been prosecuted for letting a 17-year-old use a sunbed.

'Hidden gem' walkway still closed

Burwood resident Kerri Narbey on a fallen tree on the walkway at Horseshoe Lake reserve.

It was once a "hidden gem" for walkers, runners and cyclists. Now it's a boggy, overgrown, broken mess.

Beachfront land for sale after quake dispute

The Cave Rock apartments site (sprayed green) is for sale as five sections.

Luxury houses could be built where beachfront apartments were wrecked.

sport

Ruth Croft smashes course record

Croft after her second placing at last year's world champs in Portugal. (File photo)

Ruth Croft broke the women's course record and beat every competitor at the Old Ghost Ultra race on the West Coast over the weekend.

Timely bye for Crusaders

Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson is content but not fully satisfied despite sitting top of the NZ conference after ...

Three consecutive NZ derbies takes toll on Crusaders, but they're expecting reinforcements after their break.

Stranger's inspirational helping hand video

Matt Calman is an inspiring individual, having battled through depression and alcoholism. He helped a struggling ...

Sixteen hours in to the brutal Coast to Coast, James Holth was running on empty. Then a stranger appeared.

Crusaders rue mistakes

Crusaders halfback David Havili offloads against the Highlanders.

Scott Robertson and Bryn Hall both took deep breaths before attempting to explain their team's on-going lack of execution.

Crusaders too good for Highlanders video

Crusaders centre Braydon Ennor torches the Highlanders in Christchurch on Friday night.

Crusaders ride dominant first half to bag bonus point win against Highlanders.

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Bringing back New Zealand's birdsong video

Grant Ryan spoke about The Cacophony Project at AI-DAY in Auckland in 2018.

Serial inventor Grant Ryan has shifted his attention to an important Kiwi issue.

Outdoor cinema under the stars

The American Express Open Air cinema is headed to Christchurch. Bring your friends - and your dog.

Grab a date, your friends or a poochy pal. An open air cinema is returning to Christchurch.

Racing champ and metaller on living fast

Henley-Minchington often asks people the last time they screamed at the top of their lungs.

Stuart Henley-Minchington lives his best life to honour his friend killed in the 2011 Christchurch earthquakes.

How Nadia Reid made a grown man weep

Music was 'always on' around the house a Reid grew up in with her mum, Karin. First music purchased with her own money? ...

The singer/songwriter's latest album left Grant Smithies knocked over and broken.

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