Crews dampen down scrub fire in North Canterbury

Nine crews were called to a scrub fire near Kekerungu at 10pm on Tuesday. (File photo)

6:53 AM  Traffic management is in place on State Highway 1 between Kekerengu and Waipapa Bay while fire crews continued to dampened down hot spots after an overnight scrub fire.

New campaign aims to entice Christchurch residents to visit Waimakariri region video

Greystone winemaker Dom Maxwell, left, and Lincoln University PhD student Constanza Iversen work on the “world’s first” ...

Vineyards, golf courses, cycle trails and two national parks. Waimakariri wants New Zealanders to discover the district's hidden gems.

Mind Your Temper: Vegan and dairy-free chocolate delights video

Mind Your Temper’s speciality is chocolate covered bonbons.

Arnel Vicencio draws on his experience as an expert baker to help make his decadent dairy-free, vegan chocolates.

A reflection on war that somehow conjures beauty

“Quite how the wisteria does it, I have no idea, how it puts out literally thousands of faultless, semi-translucent ...

OPINION: “beyond the hum of the bees in my wisteria you can hear the grey warbler. ... its song the signature note of the spring in these parts.”

Garden City at risk? Christchurch reacts to new housing density rules video

An example of a three-storey development already happening in Christchurch.

Some say the new rules will threaten the Garden City's tree cover - but the Government says Christchurch cannot expand across the plains forever.

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Theatres wrestle with legality of mandatory vaccinations for staff

Actors Amy Straker and Cameron Douglas in the musical Once, performed at Christchurch's Court Theatre.

One theatre is looking at using health and safety laws to introduce a vaccine mandate for everyone from ushers to actors.

Terror attack victim urges kindness after woman granted diversion for racist rant

Glenda Millicent Duff, 68, has been granted diversion after racially abusing two women in Rangiora Farmers.

A woman whose brother died in the Christchurch terror attack urges everyone to “embrace diversity” after she and her mother were racially abused in a store.

Rooster ban proposed after legal wrangle falls fowl video

The future of roosters in Dunedin may be on the chopping block.

Cock-a-doodle-do, or cock-a-doodle don't? Dunedinites can have their say on whether roosters should be allowed to stay in the city.

Pair became 'cold and ruthless killers' after involvement with Mongrel Mob

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Juan Issacs Marsh and Curtis Taila Wealleans appearing in the Christchurch High Court. They ...

The brutal murder of a man in his own home showed how “destructive” involvement with the Mongrel Mob could be, a High Court judge said as he jailed two men.

Cantabrians encouraged to 'make the most' of Cup and Show week, just not in person video

Bre Poulter runs Lend The Label, an online garment renting business. She is usually flat out ahead of Cup Week.

Spectators won't be allowed in, but it's hoped Cantabrians will still dress up and hit the champagne breakfasts.

Steadfast Reserve above Christchurch's Cass Bay to reopen video

Steadfast Reserve above Cass Bay will get walking and biking tracks and a general tidy. It will link Summit Rd to ...

In March 2006, Steadfast Reserve's gates “were padlocked for no apparent reason", but will now be reopened to the public.

Key highway between West Coast and Canterbury to remain closed another night

The slip on the Rock Shelter at Otira on the Arthur's Pass (SH73) on Monday.

A key highway between the West Coast and Canterbury will be closed for another day as crews work to remove a slip.

Hot property: 1930s bush hut sells sight unseen video

They don't come much quainter than this. The hut has been in the Ernest Adams family since it was built in 1933, and was ...

Eighteen bidders, including one in London saw this historic Arthur's Pass hut as the perfect bolthole - only one was lucky.

Pilot shouted obscenities at investigators after complaint about low-flying plane video

Cook appeared in the Greymouth District Court after breaching the Civil Aviation Act.

A man has been fined after refusing to tell authorities who was flying his homemade plane low over houses.

Doctor who ran mask campaign quits after refusing mandated vaccine video

Methven doctor Sophie Febery, who launched a campaign last year to get people wearing masks in public.

Sophie Febery says others in her Mid-Canterbury town are "in a similar position to me and fear for their jobs".

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Mother who poisoned baby pregnant again as appeal looms

The baby spends some time with his father.

A woman who poisoned her own child is preparing for a possible appeal to her home detention sentence – and is pregnant again.

Approval for third Covid-19 vaccination brings relief to immunocompromised video

With a kidney condition and two rejected transplants making regular dialysis a life-saving necessity, Claire Christie doesn't want to have to worry about Covid-19 too.

Vaccines at schools: An imposition or making the most of a 'captive audience' video

Aotearoa's rainbow communities to be counted in census video

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Housing density gets more intensity

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National leader Judith Collins with Minister Megan Woods, National’s ...

OPINION: Things are looking up for the housing supply.

A reflection on war that somehow conjures beauty

“Quite how the wisteria does it, I have no idea, how it puts out literally thousands of faultless, semi-translucent ...

OPINION: “beyond the hum of the bees in my wisteria you can hear the grey warbler. ... its song the signature note of the spring in these parts.”

Mourning the death of a delusion video

Verity Johnson says it’s important to remember that the person you see on stage doesn’t often exist in real life.

OPINION: in the last week we’ve also realised there are a whole lot of new living-with-Delta questions we’d been conveniently not thinking about.

It's time to wield the vaccine pass stick video

“We’ve had carrots galore showered on the country to incentivise the unvaccinated into action, as was vividly ...

OPINION: The 90 per cent double-dosed milestone "should see the spectre of lockdowns consigned to history".

Parents are not failing their children by bringing them into the world video

Snita Ahir-Knight: “Children are not little carbon-emitting beings, but they bring us unique joy and hope.”

OPINION: Children give us all reason to hope, and they demand accountability from all of us, to make the changes the planet desperately needs.

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Daughter's food intolerance inspired sheep milking success

Tracey and Matt Jones with daughters Sam, left, and Gabrielle, whose food intolerances led to their sheep milk business.

When Matt and Tracey Jones' youngest daughter was diagnosed with dairy intolerance, they went looking for an alternative.

Ongoing uncertainty over Covid-19 rules leads to frustration in the south video

Christchurch’s Diwali festival, picture in 2018, has been cancelled.

The Government’s extension of Covid-19 restrictions has scuppered hopes that the rules could be relaxed in the South Island soon.

NZ space industry rockets away amid concerns about military payloads video

04092020 NEWS PHOTO: SUPPLIED Rocket Lab has deployed the first New Zealand-built satellite into space. The satellite ...

A second launch site is on the cards for our $1.7 billion space industry where harvesting data from satellites is big business.

'Yeah, I resign': Worker wins employment dispute, paid $8k over Facebook comment

Authority member Claire English said a Facebook post was not sufficient evidence of a resignation. (FIle photo)

Ice cream store worker's grizzle on social media did not count as a resignation, and her dismissal was unfair, disputes tribunal rules.

New luxury hotel brand snaps up central Christchurch hotel video

Inside the Fable Dunedin. The new Fable Christchurch will undergo a major refurbishment.

The central city hotel has been sold and will undergo a major refurbishment to become a five-star luxury hotel.

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Cantabrians encouraged to 'make the most' of Cup and Show week, just not in person video

Bre Poulter runs Lend The Label, an online garment renting business. She is usually flat out ahead of Cup Week.

Spectators won't be allowed in, but it's hoped Cantabrians will still dress up and hit the champagne breakfasts.

New $4.2 million artificial hockey and football fields being built in Rolleston video

Foster Park in Rolleston pictured in 2017. Two new artificial sports fields are being built in the park.

If all goes to plan, the new fields will be used by Selwyn's football and hockey clubs during next year's winter sports season.

Pressure mounting on Canterbury coaches Reuben Thorne and Mark Brown video

Canterbury co-coaches Mark Brown and Reuben Thorne have an 8-8 record since taking over last year.

The co-coaches have mustered an 8-8 record since taking over last year, making the 9 titles Canterbury won between 2008-2017 seem an age ago.

Otago league heroes win in Canterbury for first time since 1929

Otago Whalers players celebrate their win over the Canterbury Bulls, the first time since 1929 that Otago had beaten a ...

Southerners celebrate a seven tries to five victory, but lost the South Island premiership on points differential.

'I never wanted to be an All Black' – Ethan Blackadder's remarkable rise to test footy video

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 23: Ethan Blackadder poses during the New Zealand All Blacks player portrait session at the ...

Ian Foster's rookie sensation reflects on an unlikely pathway to the top of a game it took him a whiie to warm to.

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Daughter's food intolerance inspired sheep milking success

Tracey and Matt Jones with daughters Sam, left, and Gabrielle, whose food intolerances led to their sheep milk business.

When Matt and Tracey Jones' youngest daughter was diagnosed with dairy intolerance, they went looking for an alternative.

Mind Your Temper: Vegan and dairy-free chocolate delights video

Mind Your Temper’s speciality is chocolate covered bonbons.

Arnel Vicencio draws on his experience as an expert baker to help make his decadent dairy-free, vegan chocolates.

Never heard of pierogi? It's time to get on the Polish dumpling bandwagon

Pierogi are Polish dumplings also popular in places like Canada, which has a large Polish population.

A Canadian woman is determined to get Kiwis on the pierogi bandwagon as she invests everything into opening her kitchen for the third time.

Steadfast Reserve above Christchurch's Cass Bay to reopen video

Steadfast Reserve above Cass Bay will get walking and biking tracks and a general tidy. It will link Summit Rd to ...

In March 2006, Steadfast Reserve's gates “were padlocked for no apparent reason", but will now be reopened to the public.

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