Convoy leaves isolated town

A massive slip came down covering a large paddock, including a huge rock on the dairy farm Samuel Walsh manages near ...

12 min ago  More than 400 people have been escorted from Franz Josef after massive slips cut the West Coast town off from the rest of the country.

Gastro bug from leavers' function

A stomach bug spread through a Christchurch secondary school leavers' function. (Stock image)

4:36 PM  At least 130 people who attended the Canterbury secondary school event have been hit with a stomach bug.

Crash blocks Christchurch road

Queen Elizabeth II Drive is closed between Main North Rd and the Innes Rd roundabout following a crash on Wednesday ...

4:10 PM  One person has been seriously injured after a car and a truck collided in Christchurch.

Rangitata flood risk ongoing gallery video

Floodwaters pour down the south branch of the Rangitata River and under the main trunk rail line and State Highway 1 ...

3:43 PM  The rain has stopped but the Rangitata River area will remain highly vulnerable to any future weather events for months yet.

Avocados selling for 18c

Avocados are a healthy source of monounsaturated fats and contains nearly 20 vitamins and nutrients.

3:27 PM  If you thought avocado prices hit rock bottom at 29 cents, they just got lower.

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Hero cops who arrested terror suspect named

Police Commissioner Mike Bush, Senior Constable Jim Manning, His Royal Highness Prince William, Senior Constable Scott ...

The country cops rammed the suspect's car off the road and arrested him as he sped to his next target.

Canterbury's plan to return to the top

Reuben Thorne captained the All Blacks and Crusaders in his playing days.

How new Canterbury co-coaches Reuben Thorne and Mark Brown plan to return the red and blacks to the top.

Attempts to fill in census not enough

Richard Allister Small says he tried to fill out an individual census form online, but couldn't work out how to do it.

Having two tries at filling out the forms for Census 2018 online was not enough, a judge has ruled at a short Christchurch District Court trial.

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Weka chasing a stoat.

A weka turned the tables on its would-be attacker, chasing off a nimble stoat.

Kiwi albatross goes live worldwide

An albatross on the Otago Peninsula.

Live footage of Otago's northern royal albatross will be viewed through a global network of bird cameras.

Weather causes 'substantial disruption'

The Upper Rangitata Bridge reopened about midday on Monday, restoring access to motorists stranded on either side of the ...

After a weekend of "substantial disruption", a crucial transport link was restored and work continues to provide access on the West Coast.

Chch stadium's final plan revealed

The investment case going before the city council is for a stadium costing $473 million, with a mostly clear roof.

It will bring events and vitality to Christchurch, but will cost millions more than it brings in. Will the council sign it off?

Swimmer saved from rip

Christchurch surfer Josh Newsome-White rescued a drowning swimmer at Christchurch's Taylors Mistake Beach on Saturday.

Surfer Josh Newsome-White immediately took action after hearing a scream for help and seeing a hand slip beneath the waves.

Road 'hopefully' open by Christmas

A slip brought a huge rock down onto the the dairy farm Samuel Walsh manages near Harihari, in Westland.

Tourism spokesman says Westland mayor's comments about lengthy road closures were "more damaging than mother nature".

Ex-Rangoria High head to join Haeata

Peggy Burrows says she is looking forward to starting at Haeata Community Campus.

Despite attracting controversy since in opened in 2017, Haeata Community Campus' interim head says the school is the "jewel in the crown" of NZ education.

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Mapping West Coast's wetlands

DOC argues that more wetlands like the Shearer Swamp, near Ross, should be protected in a West Coast Regional Council plan.

It's taken 15 years to map the region's wetlands, but proposed Government changes could mean the council has to start again.

Study reveals slice of life

A groundbreaking study following the lives of 1037 babies born in Dunedin in the early 1970s is on display in an exhibition at Canterbury Museum.

Pair jailed for prison Mob attack

Hero cops who arrested terror suspect named

The Rebuild

$500m for new church precinct

An artist's impression of a completed Te Pae Christchurch convention centre.

Developer joins forces with Catholic Church for huge "North of Square" project in central Christchurch.

Site for new Catholic cathedral unveiled

Bishop Paul Martin, left, and developer Philip Carter at the site of Christchurch's new catholic cathedral and precinct.

A half-billion dollar plan including a new cathedral, five-star hotel and carpark will be a game changer for Christchurch.

Advocate for disability sport

Among Muschamp's athletes has been Holly Robinson, here competing in the javelin in Sydney in April.

Former Wheel Black Justin Muschamp has helped improve the lives of uncounted people.

Hagley cricket lights win favour

An artist's impression of how the proposed lights for Hagley Oval will look, if they are given the go ahead.

Eyesore or asset? More than 2000 have their say on controversial plan to light up Hagley Oval.

Evicted at 88 years old

June Wilson, 88, has been living at Christchurch's Linwood Village for four years, waiting for her earthquake-wrecked ...

June Wilson will fight to stay in her temporary home until her long-awaited quake rebuild is finished.

Opinion

Pot referendum risks becoming our Brexit

Justice Minister Andrew. Cannabis reform is Labour's legislation and Labour's referendum. They should have the courage ...

OPINION: Labour not credible when proclaiming neutrality on cannabis vote.

The convenience bulge

The future is here and it's meat on chips delivered to your door.

A sugar or fat tax is often mooted as a way to improve the food decisions. A tax on technology would be more effective.

Where are all the clocks?

Jane Bowron wonders if there is a paucity of clocks at airports so if you miss your plane you will have to book another ...

OPINION: A lack of clocks in airports only serves to add to fliers' nervousness.

The race of the two cathedrals

The slow reinstatement of Christ Church Cathedral is a drag on the revival of the Square.

OPINION: In an unexpected twist, the Catholics look likely to be the first to open a new central city cathedral.

From tripe, a medical innovation

Brian Ward and colleagues have been working on wound healing and tissue substitutes for years. This photo dates from 2010.

OPINION: Kiwi ingenuity turning sheep stomach into valuable medical treatment.

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Avocados selling for 18c

Avocados are a healthy source of monounsaturated fats and contains nearly 20 vitamins and nutrients.

If you thought avocado prices hit rock bottom at 29 cents, they just got lower.

ECan 'made up' legal process

Cloud Ocean Estate's water production plant at Belfast has permission to take the equivalent of more than 24 million ...

Unlawful amalgamation of consents could have allowed controversial water bottlers to 'jump the queue'

Big tourist airlift video

Hong Kong tourists airlifted from Tekapo by the Helicopter Line celebrate their arrival in Christchurch on Monday ...

Aircraft operators have swooped in to evacuate hundreds of tourists stranded by the weekend floods and slips.

Luxury property agency crowned

This 14.6 hectare property at 516 Ladies Mile, Queenstown, was bought by the Queenstown Lakes District Council for ...

The Kiwi branch of real estate agency giant Sotheby's International is named the best in the world in global awards.

$500m for new church precinct

An artist's impression of a completed Te Pae Christchurch convention centre.

Developer joins forces with Catholic Church for huge "North of Square" project in central Christchurch.

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Canterbury's plan to return to the top

Reuben Thorne captained the All Blacks and Crusaders in his playing days.

How new Canterbury co-coaches Reuben Thorne and Mark Brown plan to return the red and blacks to the top.

Chch stadium's final plan revealed

The investment case going before the city council is for a stadium costing $473 million, with a mostly clear roof.

It will bring events and vitality to Christchurch, but will cost millions more than it brings in. Will the council sign it off?

Crusaders player sorry for 'Jew' slur

Crusader's halfback Bryn Hall is said to have apologised to the Jewish Council for making the slur.

The Jewish Council received a "sincere and thoughtful" apology from Bryn Hall about the comment.

Hagley cricket lights win favour

An artist's impression of how the proposed lights for Hagley Oval will look, if they are given the go ahead.

Eyesore or asset? More than 2000 have their say on controversial plan to light up Hagley Oval.

Construction starts on stadium

Images of the proposed multi-use sports facility, which has been approved by the Waimakariri District Council.

Work is under way to build Waimakariri's long-awaited multi-use sports facility.

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Take a moment to listen to Silence!!!

Tim Moore, a former Christchurch musician now based in Melbourne, has made an album called Famous For God under the ...

Former Christchurch musician Tim Moore is back - as Uncle Quentin.

Boy & Bear announce New Zealand tour

Australian indie-folk band Boy & Bear will tour their latest album in 2020.

The Australian indie-folk band will make the trip across the ditch off the back of their latest album.

Why artist Louise Henderson is back in fashion

Painter Louise Henderson, originally from Paris, in her Auckland studio in the 1950s.

Louise Henderson is finally having her moment.

Which Kiwi city hates Christmas the most?

It's only the beginning of December but Courtney Belgrave has again finished all of her Christmas shopping for this year.

Some of us love it, but one city is the "least stoked", a survey from Trade Me says.

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