Garage gutted by fire in Christchurch

A garage was gutted by fire in Christchurch.

Two fire crews responded to a house fire that gutted a garage in Bromley.

No 'green' light in foreseeable future video

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on her way to the temporary Labour caucus room.

The freedoms of the “green” settings of the new traffic light system will not be experienced this summer, or in the foreseeable future, as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern forecasts a lengthy and vague “transition period”.

Widow of triathlete killed while cycling wants tougher penalties for youth drivers

Craig Petrie with his wife Danielle and daughter Kendall and son Boden.

A family's heartbreak after their patriarch was killed while cycling has been compounded by a “dragged out” and “unprofessional” justice system.

Fourth parole hearing for convicted murderer Scott Watson video

Scott Watson in the High Court at Christchurch in 2015. Despite spending 23 years in jail, Watson has always insisted he ...

Parole is being considered again for the man convicted of murdering friends Olivia Hope and Ben Smart at a New Year's Eve party in the Marlborough Sounds.

Lawyer died in spa pool after annual lawyers' dinner

Margaret Sewell was a well-known Christchurch lawyer who practised right up to her unexpected death.

Margaret Sewell, a leading light among Christchurch barristers, is being mourned after her unexpected death in a spa pool.

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Move to orange setting means 'business as usual' for South Island, parts of North video

27112021. Robyn Edie. News. Southland Santa Parade wove it’s way through the streets of Invercargill (due to ...

Dancing in nightclubs, going to music festivals, and hosting weddings without number limits. This is what the South Island and parts of the North have to look forward to.

Queenstown New Year's Eve party cancelled video

New Year's Eve fireworks bring out the crowds in Queenstown – but not this year.

The "complexities" of the traffic light system mean the annual fireworks and music performances can't be held this year, but Rythym and Alps will go ahead as planned.

The future of Dunedin's coastal defences video

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The erosion of Dunedin's coastal defences coupled with the impact of climate change will inform decisions on the area's future.

Kiwis ditching plans to come home in anticipation of border closing video

People queue to get on the Air France flight to Paris in South Africa where Omicron was first identified.

The Omicron variant is forcing nervous ex-pats to re-consider their plans to come home, with some expecting the New Zealand border will close.

Staff retention a challenge for police outside big metropolitan areas video

Ashburton sub-area supervisor Senior Sergeant Leigh Jenkins.

Keeping hold of officers remains the biggest hurdle for police outside cities, with the average age of officers expected to drop by 27 years within five years.

'Just set a match to it': Urgency stressed for Methven Cemetery cleanup

The Methven Cemetery resembles a forestry site following a severe wind storm in September.

Whatever the means, urgency is the underline in resurrecting a cemetery in Mid-Canterbury.

Thrice bitten: The amazing story of shark survivor (and new mum) Chrystall

Chrystall’s yellow-eyed pengui0 (hoiho) chicks have been treated at Dunedin's Wildlife Hospital.

She survived a shark attack, not once, not twice, but thrice. Now Chrystall the yellow-eyed penguin is a mum.

Man's leg broken by police dog during arrest after allegedly fleeing officers

Police speak to residents on Weedons Ross Rd in Rolleston on Friday as they searched for a man wanted after allegedly ...

Jamie Robin Laing, 29, was badly injured and has not been able to appear in court after he was arrested on Friday.

Facebook information more likely to turn people anti-vaccination, study finds video

While social media is usually better known for its trolls, haters, bullies and bots, these are truly safe spaces.

A University of Canterbury student researched the effects of traditional media and Facebook on people's attitudes towards the Covid-19 vaccine.

Little Shop of Horrors production delivers pure foot-tapping escapism

Brady Peeti starring as Audrey II in the Court Theatre's production of Little Shop of Horrors.

The Court Theatre has created a high quality, original and energetic production of one of the world’s most well-known musicals.


Unfiltered founder Jake Millar dies in Kenya video

Jake Millar has died.

The founder of startup businesses Unfiltered and Oompher has died in Kenya.

Missing Nelson woman found 'safe'

The missing 50-year-old Nelson woman Carole Marfell has been found, police confirmed Monday night.

Nurses to protest over stalled pay video

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Do not comment on your girlfriend's thong bikini

“And then the heavens parted, and she descended from the heavens on a winged, inflatable unicorn floatie,” Verity ...

OPINION: A swimsuit is an expression of a woman’s sensual soul. Something completely beautiful, magical, and belonging to nobody except her.

Omicron a fresh test of reactivity and stamina against Covid

Passengers board a flight out of Johannesburg, South Africa. As the world grapples with the emergence of the new highly ...

OPINION: Scientists stand ready to react. But are societies?

Luxon looms large amid desire for a clean break video

Chris Luxon and Simon Bridges in Parliament. (FIle photo).

OPINION: The revolving door of leadership undermines any credible semblance of stability or fitness for government.

Science is the best system to determine reality

Stuff science columnist Peter Griffin.

Now is not the time to tear down institutions.

Time for the National Party to embrace kindness video

Donna Miles: “Almost all modern crises faced by humanity require a departure from a selfish approach, which prioritises ...

OPINION: "People who belittle kindness as a value in politics and business often do so to justify their own selfishness and cruelty."


Clouds thickening around waste baler video

ERP Group managing director Mike Corcoran is banking on an unbuilt waste-to-energy plant to take his bales of waste.

Mike Corcoran needs to find a home for thousands of bales of refuse. He can't afford to wait too long.

Helping heartbroken New Zealanders: How a broken heart led to a business idea

Saskia Shaw turned her heartbreak after a breakup into a business plan.

Does belting Taylor Swift, surrounded by tissues and icecream sound familiar? Instead of following the cliche, one Kiwi turned her heartbreak into a business plan.

Aussie businesswoman buys stunning Glenorchy property

Property in the Glenorchy area is a magnet for wealthy overseas people. (File photo)

The 3-hectare property on the shores of Lake Wakatipu sold for $17 million.

Space transportation, charity pantry the top two at business awards

Stefan Powell, co-founder and chief technical officer at Dawn Aerospace, left, and James Powell, co-founder and general ...

Dawn Aerospace and Foodbank Canterbury won the two supreme accolades at the Westpac Champion Business Awards.

7000 litres of beer tipped down the drain as brewery goes bust

Beer was flowing at the West Coast Brewery in Westport this week, but it was flowing down a drain.

The equivalent of 21,000 small bottles of beer went down the drain in Westport in a controlled pour ordered by Customs.


Alyssa Whinham out to prove a point as a Wellington Phoenix player

Wellington Phoenix midfielder Alyssa Whinham trains ahead of the team's A-League Women debut.

The Canterbury teenager was originally told she had missed out on a contract but now hopes to become a key player.

Silver Ferns' star Jane Watson expecting first child

Jane Watson is expecting her first child in 2022 and won’t feature at the Commonwealth Games.

Standout Silver Ferns defender is expecting her first child in 2022 and won't feature at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Razor plots sixth title in as many years

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson is eyeing up a sixth title in as many years in 2022.

'That’s what I pride myself on, the ability to inspire guys each year, find a different reason, go deeper than we’ve had to before.'

Stunning catch by Nathan Smith in big Firebirds win video

Nathan Smith took an acrobatic catch on the boundary as the Wellington Firebirds defeated the Canterbury Kings.

Wellington's new recruit took an acrobatic catch to send the Kings spiralling after Finn Allen went big with the bat in the Super Smash opener.

Kerr stars as Blaze beat Magicians in grand final rematch video

Amelia Kerr starred with bat and ball as the Wellington Blaze made a winning start to their T20 Super Smash campaign.

White Ferns all-rounder Amelia Kerr scored 71 and took four wickets as Wellington cruised to a win over Canterbury in the T20 Super Smash opener.

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Little Shop of Horrors production delivers pure foot-tapping escapism

Brady Peeti starring as Audrey II in the Court Theatre's production of Little Shop of Horrors.

The Court Theatre has created a high quality, original and energetic production of one of the world’s most well-known musicals.

Check into Heather Straka's Isolation Hotel this summer

Artist Heather Straka’s “wacky” exhibition will transport visitors back to 1930s Germany.

With MIQ facilities popping up everywhere over the last couple of years, Cantabrians will soon get the opportunity to experience a different type of isolation hotel.

Vaccine mandate impacts final Sculpture on the Peninsula festival

People climb a hill to view some of the artworks at the Sculpture on the Peninsula festival in 2009.

The Covid-19 vaccination mandate meant one critical volunteer and two of the 72 participating sculptors could not access the site.

Library fines are a barrier to free information video

Young borrowers in Christchurch may grow up in a world without overdue fines.

OPINION: Libraries are moving to drop overdue fines and wipe debts to increase access.

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