How many lions are left in captivity in New Zealand? video

Kairangi is an 11-year-old male lion living at Orana Wildlife Park.

8:30 PM  In the span of a week, two zoos have put down four lions. But how many are left?

One person critically injured after three-car crash in south Otago

A person is critically injured and two others have minor injuries following a three-car crash in Otago on Tuesday. (File ...

A person is in a critical condition and two others have moderate injuries after the crash on State Highway 1.

Christchurch climate strike organisers 'hopeful' after meeting with mayor video

Protesters say mayor Lianne Dalziel’s statement at last week’s School Strike 4 Climate march Christchurch left them wanting.

After a clash between Lianne Dalziel and protesters last week, young climate activists now believe a more productive relationship is in the works.

First flurries of snow for southern ski fields video

Cardrona Alpine Resort, between Queenstown and Wānaka, also experienced its first snowfall on Tuesday.

The autumn snowfall came without the usual cold southerly change, while part of the West Coast has experienced thunderstorms and hundreds of lightning strikes.

Shutting Christchurch pool where champions have trained 'shortsighted' video

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Christchurch. Wharenui swim club in Riccarton has taught 200,000 Cantabrians to swim over ...

Schools, sports clubs and community groups are vowing to fight plans to close Wharenui when the city's new central pool opens.

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Dunedin council's support for tourist train back on track as sell-off plan derailed

The Taieri Gorge offers a scenic glimpse into inland Otago.

Dunedin Railways without the Taieri Gorge railway is like “Rome without the Colosseum”, a supporter says.

Old artillery round found in shed at North Canterbury farm safely removed

Police were notified of a person finding what appears to be an “old rusty artillery round” about 12cm long while ...

An “old rusty" shell about 12 centimetres in length was not deemed an immediate risk by Defence Force explosive disposal experts.

Record-breaking dry conditions biting North Canterbury, Banks Peninsula farmers video

Sir David Carter and his daughter Laura Carter have had to de-stock due to the driest February and March on record at ...

Some Canterbury farmers are being forced to get rid of stock at a significant financial cost as record dry conditions look likely to continue.

Teen arrested after gun threat made over Instagram

Police arrested a teen over a gun threat directed at another teen, and sent over social media. (File photo)

A 15-year-old allegedly messaged threats involving a weapon to another teenager who owed him money, police say.

How one woman overcame the grief of losing her husband and son

Julie’s story of how she overcame her tragic double whammy via what she and her fellow psychologists refer to as ...

After losing her husband and son within weeks of each other, Julie Zarifeh knew she couldn’t let the pain control her life.

More of Christchurch's Godley Head area closed due to asbestos

The main car park, gun emplacement and part of the Godley Head loop tracked were temporarily closed as a health ...

The main car park, including the toilet and the gun emplacement, are now temporarily closed too due to concerns about asbestos.

Man dies while diving in the Chatham Islands

A man fell ill and later died after swimming and diving near Pitt Island/Rangiauria, the second largest island in the ...

Police received reports the man fell ill after swimming and diving near Pitt Island/Rangiauria, about 800 kilometres east of the South Island.

$100,000 reward offered 29 years after toddler Amber-Lee Cruickshank disappeared video

Amber-Lee Cruickshank, a year before she went missing in 1992.

Police believe the 2-year-old – last seen by a lake near Queenstown in October 1992 – may have been the victim of foul play.

Coroner warns of synthetic cannabis dangers after death of inpatient video

Synthetic cannabis is addictive and dangerous, the drug foundation has warned. (File photo)

A man hugged his friend and begged him not to die after he took synthetic cannabis. Despite his efforts, Mark Anthony Norman was declared dead soon after.

Former sex industry figure allegedly imported cocaine in wine bottles video

Police allege Fritz Petersen imported cocaine into New Zealand in wine bottles.

Fritz Petersen, a 76-year-old double bankrupt who opened the country’s first Peaches and Cream store, was arrested last week after police searched his Christchurch home.

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Bowel screening programme uncovering cancer in people with no symptoms video

Dr Teresa Chalmers-Watson, Canterbury DHB clinical lead, celebrates the launch of the Canterbury national bowel ...

Twenty Cantabrians have learned they have bowel cancer since a national bowel screening programme started in November.

Family of late artist Llew Summers offer reward for missing carving video

One of five carved marble panels has gone missing from the Catholic cathedral in Christchurch and the family of the late artist believe it was stolen.

Crackdown on terror attack planning with new laws video

Dunedin council's support for tourist train back on track as sell-off plan derailed

Opinion

Prince Philip showed you could have a boss-ass wife and not be a wimp

Verity Johnson - Columnist

He was an unlikely source of comfort to this young feminist

A just transition means no-one is left behind

To enable a just transition in response to climate change, “transforming the social security system into one that leaves ...

OPINION: A just transition involves transforming the economic system and reckoning with colonisation.

Drug reform has a timing problem

Drug reform advocates say personal use of cannabis and other drugs should be decriminalised.

The people spoke, narrowly, against cannabis liberalisation six months ago, so it would be a brave Government to act without another referendum.

Tomorrow’s tourism cannot be business as usual

Press columnist Mike Yardley.

Reform is urgent, especially to freedom camping regulations.

Self-care isn't self-ish

Cabinet Minister Kiri Allan revelation that she has stage 3 cervical cancer has prompted Ziena Jalil to think about ...

OPINION: As a society, we laud and reward busyness. We conflate busyness with productivity, and commitment to our organisations.

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Record-breaking dry conditions biting North Canterbury, Banks Peninsula farmers video

Sir David Carter and his daughter Laura Carter have had to de-stock due to the driest February and March on record at ...

Some Canterbury farmers are being forced to get rid of stock at a significant financial cost as record dry conditions look likely to continue.

Covid-19 pandemic providing new business opportunities in Christchurch video

The Covid-19 pandemic has created new jobs and business opportunities for Christchurch.

The Covid-19 pandemic may result in more manufacturing businesses and remote workers moving to Christchurch, experts say.

Gloriavale company loses Moo Chews contract video

The Gloriavale Christian Community has lost the right to manufacture Moo Chews, a milkpowder-based snack for children.

Moo Choos NZ is looking for a new manufacturer of its milk bites after halting production at Gloriavale's West Coast factory.

Clearwater resort in Christchurch grows as more tourist apartments go up video

The double-storey apartments would be in five lakeside blocks.

Two new apartment blocks are going into the golf resort and developers want to build five more.

Yes in my back yard: The anti-Nimby rebellion video

A younger generation is looking to denser developments as a way to improve housing affordability.

Baby boomers spent their youth fighting property developers who wanted to build high-rise apartments. Their children want the opposite.

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Super Rugby: Crusaders captain Scott Barrett rips newly introduced laws video

Crusaders captain Scott Barrett reacts to a penalty referee Paul Williams blew against his side in Wellington last Sunday.

Scott Barrett is no a fan of of the captain's challenge and goal line drop-out laws introduced to Super Rugby Aotearoa this season.

Tom Christie done for the year, Crusaders await scans on broken All Blacks video

Crusaders loosehead prop Joe Moody hurt his foot during a scrum against the Hurricanes in Wellington on Sunday

Tackling machine Tom Christie won't play rugby again until next year, while the Crusaders continue to sweat on Joe Moody's and Jack Goodhue's pending scans.

Crusaders prop Michael Alaalatoa off to Irish side Leinster video

Crusaders prop Michael Alaalatoa on the charge against the Blues in Auckland last month.

Veteran Crusaders prop Michael Alaalatoa to depart the red and blacks just shy of 100 caps.

1962: Snell's magnificent run video

Peter Snell breaks a world record at Lancaster Park, 1962.

An important sporting moment was beautifully immortalised.

Super Rugby: Scott Robertson insists injury-hit Crusaders remain on track video

Crusaders Joe Moody leaves the field injured in the Super Rugby match, Hurricanes v Crusaders, Sky Stadium, Wellington, ...

They've been hit by injuries to key players and been far from their best in recent weeks, but Razor is accustomed to 'chaos' in title runs.

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Family of late artist Llew Summers offer reward for missing carving video

Llew Summers' Stations of the Cross carving was commissioned to mark the centenary of the Cathedral of the Blessed ...

One of five carved marble panels has gone missing from the Catholic cathedral in Christchurch and the family of the late artist believe it was stolen.

How one woman overcame the grief of losing her husband and son

Julie’s story of how she overcame her tragic double whammy via what she and her fellow psychologists refer to as ...

After losing her husband and son within weeks of each other, Julie Zarifeh knew she couldn’t let the pain control her life.

1962: Snell's magnificent run video

Peter Snell breaks a world record at Lancaster Park, 1962.

An important sporting moment was beautifully immortalised.

The mother-daughter duo bringing authentic Indian cuisine to home cooks

Jayshri and Laxmi Ganda's close-knit bond is easy to see, as is their very classic mother-daughter dynamic.

The cooking that Jayshri and Laxmi Ganda grew up with was taught by observing, rather than reading recipes – making it less accessible for younger generations. They decided to change that by creating their own cookbook.

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