City council votes 11-6 to enforce excess water use charge as part 10-year budget video

The council says those most likely to be affected by the excess water use charge will be large properties where people ...

The city council has voted to charge residents for excess water use, give the Arts Centre a $5.5m, grant, keep the Riccarton bus lounge open, and retain the mobile library for now.

Repairs will allow for future adjustments to Ashburton River bridge video

The Ashburton river bridge reopened at 11.25pm On Tuesday June, 1.

The bridge that severed the South Island’s main transport link will be repaired so it can be easily relevelled in future.

Cycleway programme accelerated as mayor accused of trying to stymie debate video

The Christchurch City Council’s 101-kilometre cycleway network is now due to be completed by 2028.

The Christchurch City Council has approved a $242 million spend on cycling projects, despite five councillors' bid to defer them.

Rugby suspension after insults hurled during Christchurch high school game video

A Cashmere High School student has been stood down from playing rugby after making “inappropriate comments” to a referee.

A Cashmere High School student has been disciplined and the school is still investigating after reports of racial slurs being hurled during an under-15 match.

Unlicensed immigration adviser must return $74,000 to clients video

People hoping to migrate to New Zealand are being warned to make sure they are dealing with a licensed adviser. (File photo)

Would-be migrants to New Zealand have been warned to be careful seeking help after a Christchurch business owner was caught working as an unlicensed adviser.

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Volunteer firefighter back on the end of a hose after learning to walk again video

Greg Barrett's career as a volunteer firefighter was put on hold in 2019 when he was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre ...

Two days after battling wild bush fires, Greg Barrett was hospitalised for three months with a debilitating illness. That was just the start of a long recovery.

Taco fans queue to be first to order at South Island's first Taco Bell video

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Taco Bell superfan Jessa Arcayera waited 90 minutes in line to get her hands on her favourite order when the first Christchurch store opened on Monday.

Pilot flew tourists to Queenstown in aircraft with severely damaged propeller

Nathan Dale-Emberton in the Christchurch District Court.

Nathan Dale-Emberton knew the plane had been damaged by stones during the takeoff run at Milford Sound, but still used it to fly six passengers.

Leading by example or re-inventing wheel? Christchurch adopts climate strategy video

Recent flooding on Avonside Dr in Christchurch.

Two councillors voted against the city's new climate plan, with one saying poverty is a bigger issue and another saying the strategy doesn't go far enough.

Child's toy gun sparks armed police response in Dunedin

Police were called to John Wilson Ocean Dr, after a gun was spotted out the window. (File photo)

Reports of a gun being brandished out a car window turned out to be nothing more than a toy story.

Ashburton woman's worst fears realised after losing second husband in bike crash video

David and Jude Huria, who were together for almost 30 years.

Jude Huria worried every time her husband David rode off on his cherished Harley-Davidson. Then, on June 6, the "gentle soul" and talented artist was killed.

Two dogs stolen from locked kennels in Central Otago found, but mistreated

Arlo was one of two dogs stolen from locked kennels in Clyde on June 8.

Arlo and Wolf were taken from a property in Clyde on June 8, and later recovered injured, underweight and nervous. Police say the offender is a "heartless criminal".

Officials wanted to remove motorway noise results from public newsletter video

Christchurch's Northern Corridor motorway, which had been planned since the 1960s, opened in December 2020.

Transport officials promised “open and honest communication” around a new motorway into Christchurch. Then they tried to hide noise test results from worried residents.

Panic buying ahead of lockdown on par with Christmas rushes

Stock Photo - rolls of toilet paper isolated on white

A rush to stockpile items in a crisis is a very human coping mechanism that shouldn’t necessarily be condemned, researchers say.

Penny Ashton brings her award-winning show back to her home town

Penny Ashton is back on the stage with her show Olive Copperbottom - a Dickensian Tale of Love, Gin and the Pox.

Olive Copperbottom, inspired by Charles Dickens, is the story of “a straight young lady who is jostled by a cavalcade of gin-soaked Victorians”.

160th Anniversary

2006: Boy racers' reign of terror video

Residents assess the debris left behind by boy racers on Hasketts Road.

Residents were fed up and the police were busy.

2005: Who had the power? video

Former Christchurch Mayor Garry Moore in 2005.

The Press assessed the way power worked in Christchurch.

2004: Love and death at the races video

Former Prime Minister Helen Clark congratulates Just an Excuse driver Todd Mitchell as co-owner Ollie Haines looks on.

Some were there for horses, and some had other motives.

2003: The rise of Scribe video

Scribe in 2003 when his album The Crusader was released.

Christchurch's Scribe was the biggest name in New Zealand hip-hop.

2002: A visit to Gloriavale video

Gloriavale Christian Community in 2020.

The secretive community was covered in 2002.

Opinion

Covid-19: Vaccinating the world quickly is achievable

Stuff science columnist Dr Siouxsie Wiles.

OPINION: We need 17 vaccine production lines and US$9.4 billion.

It's not the film. It's the approach to the film

“I don’t believe in this idea of ‘too soon’ for film. I believe in due diligence,” Erik Poppe, director of Utøya, about ...

OPINION: A sensitively-produced film holds the potential to spread important messages to a global audience interested in what happened here.

No country for old men (or women) video

The Retirement Villages Association has said that residents will be given a stronger voice, with a strengthened ...

OPINION: Shame on the Government dragging its heels on giving retirement village residents a fairer go.

A toff's guide to grass and sausages

The right time of day to eat sausages was a topic of great concern to aristocratic letter-writer Edward Cadogan.

OPINION: A book so fusty and English, it's like stumbling into the attic of a top hat shop.

The America's Cup continues its natural evolution video

In the next America’s Cup, teams will go head to head in a bitcoin-mining contest.

OPINION/SATIRE: "So we thought let's go the whole hog and make it literally all about money.”

business

Unlicensed immigration adviser must return $74,000 to clients video

People hoping to migrate to New Zealand are being warned to make sure they are dealing with a licensed adviser. (File photo)

Would-be migrants to New Zealand have been warned to be careful seeking help after a Christchurch business owner was caught working as an unlicensed adviser.

Te Pae looking for 100 new staff before October opening video

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An artist's impression of Christchurch convention centre Te Pae - banquet hall

From baristas to technicians, New Zealand's newest convention centre is looking for 100 new staff.

Sports turf pioneer Steve Mexted lived for a challenge

Steve Mexted built a successful sports turf business from scratch despite suffering from diabetes, which eventually ...

Steve Mexted overcame diabetes to build a successful sports turf company.

Eagle Brewing rebrands after ex-owner's offensive Facebook post

Eagle Brewing has rebranded to Five Peaks after its founder’s racist rant on social media. (File photo)

The North Canterbury brewery and pub has been rebranded as Five Peaks Brew Co, hoping it will give the beleaguered business a fresh start.

Restaurant owner banned and fined after badly treating and underpaying staff video

The Employment Court has banned and fined Amar Deep Singh, pictured second from right (wearing waistcoat) with staff in ...

Staff at the popular Indian eateries worked long hours — many unpaid — and were kept out of sight. Then some began recording evidence.

sport

Karin Burger shines in record-breaking win for Mainland Tactix

Magic wing attack Tori Kolose gathers a pass under pressure from Tactix wing defence Charlotte Elley.

The Tactix goal defence made six interceptions in a defensive masterclass.

Rugby suspension after insults hurled during Christchurch high school game video

A Cashmere High School student has been stood down from playing rugby after making “inappropriate comments” to a referee.

A Cashmere High School student has been disciplined and the school is still investigating after reports of racial slurs being hurled during an under-15 match.

Hawks deliver statement win over Saints

American swingman Devondrick Walker, pictured in a prior game, scored 20 points in the Hawks’ win over the Saints.

In a rematch of the 2019 NBL final, Hawks show their title credentials holding off the Saints for confidence-boosting win.

The phone call that changed Kimiora Poi's netball career

Kimiora Poi’s netball career has taken off after moving to the Mainland Tactix in 2018.

Kimiora Poi planned to play for Central's second-tier team in 2018 until a move to the Tactix eventuated. Her netball career has since taken off.

Season review: Crusaders won the trophy they wanted most video

Crusaders captain Scott Barrett with the Super Rugby Aotearoa trophy after beating the Chiefs in Christchurch last month.

OPINION: The Crusaders didn't reach their lofty goal of winning two competitions, but they won the one that really matters.

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Taco fans queue to be first to order at South Island's first Taco Bell video

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Eastgate, Christchurch, People queued for the first South Island Taco Bell opening.  ...

Taco Bell superfan Jessa Arcayera waited 90 minutes in line to get her hands on her favourite order when the first Christchurch store opened on Monday.

Penny Ashton brings her award-winning show back to her home town

Penny Ashton is back on the stage with her show Olive Copperbottom - a Dickensian Tale of Love, Gin and the Pox.

Olive Copperbottom, inspired by Charles Dickens, is the story of “a straight young lady who is jostled by a cavalcade of gin-soaked Victorians”.

Long delayed and over budget art museum to open in Christchurch in October

Ravenscar House on Rolleston Ave is now nearly complete and will open later this year.

The opening of a new $16 million art museum in central Christchurch has been delayed by six months due to Covid-related supply problems.

Irish charm in abundance at new show

Once, performed at Christchurch's Court Theatre, marries Irish charm with Czech eccentricity.

OPINION: If you like your musicals charming, and intimate, with a fantastic collection of indie-folk songs then the Court Theatre's Once will be right up your street.

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