Country's first climate safe house opens video

Painters put the finishing touches on the climate safe house.

8:44 PM  The launch of country's first climate safe house has been marked with a big bang and offers a glimpse into the future.

Helicopter helping stuck surfer

The Eagle helicopter is on trial in Christchurch and the South Island until March 20. (File photo)

Christchurch's new police helicopter was called to help rescue a surfer on its first day in the city.

Teen paralysed in diving accident

Enzo Halliburton was critically injured when he dived into shallow water at Moncks Bay, Christchurch on January 31.

Enzo Halliburton dived into shallow water in a Christchurch estuary. Now, his family have been told he has tetraplegia.

Drug dealer's lie

Queenstown police were surprised to find cannabis worth nearly $50,000 in a van in April 2019.

Three Frenchmen went on a mission to sell cannabis in Queenstown. Two were found with $48,000 worth of drugs in their van.

Armed cop's pizza run justified

Armed police outside Christchurch's justice and emergency services precinct. (File photo).

A Christchurch cop popped out for pizza, carrying his gun. Police say staff were under threat.

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Coronavirus: what you need to know

A man wears a protective mask as he rides a bike in Wuhan. Flights, trains and public transport including buses, subway ...

New Zealand extends its coronavirus travel restrictions, hundreds of tourism jobs are lost.

Seals pups back at Scott Base

One of the Weddell seal pups spotted near to Scott Base.

Baby seals have returned to NZ's Antarctic base, decades after being killed for dog food.

Forensic testing in gang-related attacks

Bristol Barbers in Wainoni, east Christchurch, was started suspiciously using a fire accelerant about 3.30am on Friday.

Police are reviewing CCTV footage and testing of "items of interest" removed from attacks linked to an international bikie gang.

House ablaze in Christchurch

The fire reportedly started in an upstairs bedroom in the Harewood home.

Two fire crews fought the blaze in Harewood on Monday afternoon.

Water restrictions in Christchurch

People in Christchurch face hosepipe banks to ensure the city can provide a steady supply.

The ban on hoses and sprinklers has been brought in to ensure there's enough water to fight fires.

Armed robber targets Dunedin dairy

The 10 O'Clock Dairy in St Kilda, Dunedin, has been targeted by robbers multiple times over the years.

A Dunedin dairy has reportedly been robbed by an armed offender.

Police helicopter trial in Chch

The police Eagle helicopter will be a frequent sight in Christchurch over the next five weeks. (file photo)

The new Eagle helicopter will focus on catching fleeing drivers in Canterbury.

9th quake memorial service

Tessa Gowland, is held by her stepfather David Tooley as she touches the name of her brother, Baxtor, who was killed in ...

The civic service will feature a minute of silence, poetry and a river of flowers.

Christchurch: From soulless to exciting

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The Christchurch tram makes its way down High St. 

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After labelling Christchurch sad and soulless, Brook Sabin now thinks it may be NZ's most exciting destination.

Cheers, then impact at 180kmh

Richard Robert Tranter was found guilty of manslaughter in the High Court in Christchurch.

Richard Tranter videoed himself weaving through traffic at speed, before slamming into another car.

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Corbin Haitana missing

Police believe Corbin Haitana could be in the Christchurch CBD or New Brighton areas.

Police and family are concerned for the safety of 21-year-old Corbin Haitana after he went missing in Christchurch.

Man fined $4000 for ill-treating cow

A cow with an infected wound suffered "unreasonable pain" for days because Richard Trolove didn't seek help.

Coronavirus: what you need to know

Seals pups back at Scott Base

The Rebuild

Cathedral work could start in weeks

Stage one of the Christ Church Cathedral restoration plan is out.

Up to 100 workers and 40 heavy vehicles daily could be on the wrecked cathedral site.

Can Development Christchurch deliver momentum? video

DCL chief executive Rob Hall: Concern about momentum as even Dunedin coming up on the inside.

Development Christchurch seems another lacklustre rebuild agency. But did the council ever release it to do its job?

Buildings demolished on stadium site

Diggers demolish some of the last buildings on Lichfield St, on the site planned for the Christchurch Stadium.

Some of the last buildings on the Christchurch stadium site are being demolished. 

Quake laws could be scrapped early

A review has recommended Christchurch earthquake recovery laws are scrapped earlier than originally expected.

Christchurch has reached a "tipping point" which may see full control pass back to the city council.

Huntsbury at 100: We can stop calling it Muntsbury

Melanie Opie and David Drayton at a restored Cashmere Sanatorium "open air" hut used to treat TB patients before 1950. ...

We can stop calling it Muntsbury.

Opinion

Capability has passed me by

The thought of staining my own deck seems impossibly daunting, writes Phil Quin. Where do people get those sorts of ...

OPINION: How come some people have useful skills? I must have missed those classes at school.

Slaves to TV fashions

Jane Bowron: ''I can thank Greta Garbo, Ingrid Bergman, Marlene Dietrich and Lauren Bacall for my lifelong addiction to ...

OPINION: I can thank Greta Garbo, Ingrid Bergman, Marlene Dietrich and Lauren Bacall for my lifelong addiction to the beret.

Science often gets women wrong

Detail of the cover of Inferior, Angela Saini's book on the true power of women and the science that shows it.

OPINION: Campaign to supply book to schools successful

Neutralising Peters a smart move

It hasn't been a good week for Winston Peters.

OPINION: Labour needs to distance itself from any suggestion of dirty politics.

The week in good news

The Virtuoso Strings Charitable Trust Orchestra in Porirua contradicts the stereotypes of classical music listeners.

OPINION: There is good news in the world.

business

'Dunedin should pay' - mayors

Work under way on the Aurora Energy network in Central Otago after a storm in 2017.

Central Otago and Queenstown's mayors want the Dunedin City Council to stump up cash towards a $400 million electricity lines upgrade.

Cathedral work could start in weeks

Stage one of the Christ Church Cathedral restoration plan is out.

Up to 100 workers and 40 heavy vehicles daily could be on the wrecked cathedral site.

Central city is 'buzzing'

The Riverside Markets the day after their official opening in October, 2019.

An extra $1 million a week has been spent in Christchurch's city centre since Riverside markets opened.

Can Development Christchurch deliver momentum? video

DCL chief executive Rob Hall: Concern about momentum as even Dunedin coming up on the inside.

Development Christchurch seems another lacklustre rebuild agency. But did the council ever release it to do its job?

Buildings demolished on stadium site

Diggers demolish some of the last buildings on Lichfield St, on the site planned for the Christchurch Stadium.

Some of the last buildings on the Christchurch stadium site are being demolished. 

sport

Barrett in doubt for derby

Crusaders captain Scott Barrett did not train on Monday and is in doubt for Friday's South Island derby.

A knee injury could sideline Crusaders skipper Scott Barrett against Highlanders.

Crusaders to hold reunion

Former Crusaders captain Richie McCaw with the Super Rugby trophy after beating the Waratahs in the 2008 final.

All 240 players who have represented the Crusaders are invited to celebrate the team's rich 25-year history this week.

Breakers cling to finals dream

Scotty Hopson was superb again for the Breakers in their win over South East Melbourne in Christchurch on Friday.

Breakers get job done, but now need others to help them out.

Snowboarder's cancer fight

Trev Ponting is facing a long road of recovery from brain cancer.

Trev Ponting has been a friend and mentor to many Kiwi snowboarders - now they want to bring him home to beat brain cancer.

A community stalwart

John Grocott gave more than 60 years of service to basketball and was honoured with many accolades.

OBITUARY: John Grocott was a committed member of the Shirley community, as well as an accountant, sports enthusiast and father of four.

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9th quake memorial service

Tessa Gowland, is held by her stepfather David Tooley as she touches the name of her brother, Baxtor, who was killed in ...

The civic service will feature a minute of silence, poetry and a river of flowers.

Keeping fit while travelling

Anne Clarke with her finishers medal on Cape Cod in the US.

Signing up to running events not only keeps you active, but means you can explore places you might otherwise miss.

NZ's best summer pics

Wellington's Tony Yee snapped this photo during a riverwalk in Martinborough, just north of Wellington. It won the Kiwi ...

Amateur photographers spent summer searching for the perfect shot. Here are the winners.

Big events weekend in Chch

Staff in the kitchen of The Flying Noodle during the Night Noodle Markets in Christchurch.

Fun-seeking Cantabrians were spoiled for choice this weekend, with a host of events in Christchurch.

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