Car goes off cliff on Port Hills

The car went off Summit Rd near the Sign of the Kiwi. (file photo)

5:02 PM  A person has moderate injuries after the car they were in went off Summit Rd in Christchurch. 

One injured after bus v car

Emergency services are attending a crash between a car and a bus on the Old Waimakariri Bridge in Kaiapoi. (file photo)

3:55 PM  Four people are being taken to hospital after a bus and a car collided in Kaiapoi, North Canterbury.

Landslide closes highway - again

The slip on SH7 at Omoto, east of Greymouth.

Continuous heavy rain and high river levels are behind the 2.5m slip near Greymouth.

Peters meets gun lobby at conference

Winston Peters leaving gun protestors at Christchurch conference

About 80 people have congregated outside New Zealand First's conference, complaining about the Government's gun reforms.

NZ's secret prison spy scandal

Conversations recorded using the listening devices were listened to by guards. Anything interesting was written down in ...

A team of elite prison guards ran a secret, unauthorised spying operation. This is the untold story of how they were caught.

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Eight trampers rescued in Otago

The Helicopter Line, which does flight seeing tours over West Coast glaciers, flew the group back to the car park where ...

The trampers - staff and students from the University of Otago - were rescued 1.5km from the hut they had been heading to.

Sluggish home sales cause concern video

Bedford apartments for sale in One Central, in Christchurch's east frame development.

Slow sales of Christchurch's 900-home development have aroused concern from Treasury.

Veteran firefighter and everyday hero

Christchurch firefighter Murray Jamieson is retiring after 45 years of service. He will miss the joy he gets from ...

Retiring after 45 years, Christchurch firefighter Murray Jamieson talks fleeing rats, close calls and a memorable trip with former Prime Minister Helen Clark.

'Limelight has a way of craving me'

"Oh how my taut Herculean biceps flexed as I bent to the task of pumping hot lead into a far-off target."

OPINION/SATIRE: Shane Jones here. Brilliant orator, cultured rogue. Imbued with the gift of the gab. Aotearoa's own Boris Johnson.  

Rental house riddled with asbestos

Patricia Silk-Anglem, 96, and Kaimani Rowe Ngatai, 4. Asbestos fibres were found in their Tuahiwi house 18 months after ...

It seemed like the perfect rental for a large whanau - before it became an 18-month asbestos nightmare.

Building firm 'destroys dreams'

Building firm operator Sam Rogers seems to be supremely confident of his abilities. Others are not so sure.

A man boasting his exceptional skills and experience has a left trail of disappointed customers. He still has big ideas.

Evelyn Harding a 'human dynamo'

Evelyn Harding's involvement in the Canterbury community was widespread.

A Canterbury community champion described as "inspiring and energetic" spent her life supporting many causes.

The week in good news

Two police officers have been recognised for their bravery on March 15.

OPINION: There is good news in the world.

Queen of the kitchen video

Multi award-winning kitchen and bathroom designer Davinia Sutton sits in one of her clients' kitchens. The clients, ...

Davinia Sutton has won all the big kitchen design awards, but she's not fazed about trends.

Man missing after boat overturns

The boat has now been located but a man is still missing.

A man is still missing after he and two friends got into trouble while fishing on the Waitaki River in North Otago.

local body elections

Mayor wants help with hair salon

It is a "great privilege" to be the Grey District's first female mayor, Tania Gibson says.

Grey District mayor Tania Gibson will soon be parting ways with life as a hairdresser in Greymouth.

Chch mayor sets out priorities video

Lianne Dalziel discusses her priorities for the next three years.

Buoyed by a renewed mandate to lead Christchurch, mayor Lianne Dalziel is pushing ahead with plans to fix the east and get a stadium built.

New Chch council must juggle demands

Christchurch's new council faces a tricky task in juggling conflicting demands from different sectors in the city.

Tackling climate change, revamping the central city, cutting rates - new councillors face a tricky path in Chch.

ECan stalwarts happy

Megan Hands, one of the two new Environment Canterbury councillors for the Christchurch West/Opuna constituency.

The old hands say they are looking forward to working with the new crop of ECan councillors.

Younger faces on council

Six new councillors have been elected to the Christchurch City Council this term. From left: Phil Mauger, Catherine Chu, ...

Christchurch's council is now a lot younger and little more diverse.

News

Canty's hospo spend is NZ's lowest

More than 75,000 hospitality staff work in cafe and restaurants, but the biggest increase in job growth last year was in ...

Despite fierce competition in the hospitality industry, 300 new businesses opened in Canterbury last year.

Blazing dispute over six lights

If Hagley Park is Christchurch's backyard, there's a heated backyard cricket game on.

Deportee's Christchurch crime spree

Eight trampers rescued in Otago

The Rebuild

Sluggish home sales cause concern video

Bedford apartments for sale in One Central, in Christchurch's east frame development.

Slow sales of Christchurch's 900-home development have aroused concern from Treasury.

Cathedral Sq repairs to start

Upgrades to an area south of Cathedral Square will begin next week.

Multimillion-dollar spruce up of Christchurch's Cathedral Square to begin next week, but final development still at least a decade away.

130-year-old grocery store restored

Tim and Anna Chesney renovated the old grocery store on the corner of Kilmore and Barbadoes streets.

A Christchurch couple painstakingly restore a huge heritage-listed building.

Funding scramble pays off for aquapark

WHoW trustee Ian Fox negotiates a whitewater course.

A world-class aquasports facility for Kaiapoi is one step closer to becoming a reality after the project achieved its first fundraising goal.

Faith in building industry undermined

A new imaging technology has revealed that hundreds of buildings around the country have concrete and/or steel ...

OPINION: Canary in the coal mine is tweeting: many buildings are broken, and so is the system that supports them.

Opinion

'Limelight has a way of craving me'

"Oh how my taut Herculean biceps flexed as I bent to the task of pumping hot lead into a far-off target."

OPINION/SATIRE: Shane Jones here. Brilliant orator, cultured rogue. Imbued with the gift of the gab. Aotearoa's own Boris Johnson.  

Will Faafoi save the media?

Our media is in a crisis. But Kris Faafoi would need the public onside to truly save it.

OPINION: Our media is in a crisis. But Kris Faafoi would need the public onside to truly save it.

The week in good news

Two police officers have been recognised for their bravery on March 15.

OPINION: There is good news in the world.

All Blacks loss wouldn't be too bad

Ardie Savea may know the way to a tryline but the Irish are just as adept and possibly sense a good chance to make history.

OPINION: We may be the best team, but the rest of the world is quickly catching up. And that's a good thing.

What happened to 'they are us?'

Guled Mire, left, with Green MP Golriz Ghahraman and campaigner Murdoch Stephens after handing over a petition against ...

OPINION: How long do you have to live here before you can "represent New Zealanders"?

business

Canty's hospo spend is NZ's lowest

More than 75,000 hospitality staff work in cafe and restaurants, but the biggest increase in job growth last year was in ...

Despite fierce competition in the hospitality industry, 300 new businesses opened in Canterbury last year.

Sluggish home sales cause concern video

Bedford apartments for sale in One Central, in Christchurch's east frame development.

Slow sales of Christchurch's 900-home development have aroused concern from Treasury.

Building firm 'destroys dreams'

Building firm operator Sam Rogers seems to be supremely confident of his abilities. Others are not so sure.

A man boasting his exceptional skills and experience has a left trail of disappointed customers. He still has big ideas.

Shop boasts a wine bar

Pottery Barn is opening its first New Zealand store in Ballantynes, Christchurch.

Ballantynes has opened its expanded new Christchurch store, which includes a deli, a café and a wine bar.

Unimogs on 'terrifying' road

Go Orange Unimogs on the hair-raising Skippers Rd, near Queenstown.

The local council is investigating the planned use of 10-tonne Unimogs to carry tourists on a Queenstown road described as one of the world's most treacherous drives.

sport

The other Kiwi coach driving Japan

Scott Hansen was in charge of the Sunwolves for their shock upset of the Chiefs in Hamilton in March.

Jamie Joseph and Tony Brown have hogged the headlines during Japan's remarkable run, but there's another Kiwi driving a key aspect of their game.

Canterbury wary of Lions

Canterbury coach Joe Maddock and his side are determined to produce a stronger effort than they served up last time ...

Canterbury put outstanding semifinal record on line against longtime foe.

All Blacks in action

The Bog Christchurch bartender Alex Notter, left, and manager John Menary are geared up to cheer on the Irish rugby team ...

Pubs across Christchurch have stocked the cellars and filled the fridges in preparation for this weekend's World Cup rugby action.

New Crusaders logo revealed

A horseman minus a sword sweeps around Orangetheory Stadium before the Crusaders' Super Rugby final in Christchurch in July.

Having stripped the knights and swords from their logo, the Crusaders are updating their apparel for the 2020 season.

Crunch time for Hagley Oval lights

Members of the public can now have their say on whether more lights should be added to Christchurch's Hagley Oval.

Members of the public can make their views heard before a final decision will be made on the controversial proposal.

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Veteran firefighter and everyday hero

Christchurch firefighter Murray Jamieson is retiring after 45 years of service. He will miss the joy he gets from ...

Retiring after 45 years, Christchurch firefighter Murray Jamieson talks fleeing rats, close calls and a memorable trip with former Prime Minister Helen Clark.

Evelyn Harding a 'human dynamo'

Evelyn Harding's involvement in the Canterbury community was widespread.

A Canterbury community champion described as "inspiring and energetic" spent her life supporting many causes.

Shop boasts a wine bar

Pottery Barn is opening its first New Zealand store in Ballantynes, Christchurch.

Ballantynes has opened its expanded new Christchurch store, which includes a deli, a café and a wine bar.

Surf rock's up at Space Academy

Christchurch surf rock band The Wendys dress as lifeguards to save the ''musically drowned''.

Christchurch surf rockers The Wendys dress as lifeguards to save the ''musically drowned''.

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