Milkman returns to Canterbury streets

James and Chloe Davidson with their children Angus, 2, Margot, 10 months, in the paddock at their rural Canterbury farm.

5:15 AM  Young farmers keen to change dairying's image are producing organic milk in glass bottles, delivered to your door.

When a culture is made to stay behind video

Takunda Muzondiwa, 18, from Mt Albert Grammar School in Auckland, giving her powerful speech during the  2019 Race Unity ...

OPINION: Yesterday I was an African, today I am lost.

How to spend on climate change video

A transport lobby group has proposed a light rail route for Wellington, from the railway station to Miramar via the city ...

If money was no object, would we splash out on gold-plated transport, or blow it all on carbon capture?

City's bus services 'broken' video

Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel brandished her Metrocard after being asked to prove her support for the bus service ...

Christchurch's leading mayoral candidates unanimously called for an overhaul of the city's public transport.

Schoolkids rescue drowning woman

Maddi McIvor, 13, left, Dahlia Ford, 10, and Vienna Scott, 12, helped a woman who was drowning in the Heathcote River.

When Nicola Ford first saw an object floating under a Christchurch bridge, she thought it was a rubbish bag.

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End of era for ECan

It was the end of an era on Thursday for Environment Canterbury, with the official retirement of the last three ...

Nine and a-half years ago government commissioners took over at ECan. On Thursday afternoon the last three retired.

Fight over airport to go to court

Queenstown Airport Corporation holds a 100-year lease for Wanaka Airport and has plans to expand the airport.

The council and airport corporation have not consulted properly with the community over expansion plans, residents say.

Sheppard house to educate and inspire

Kate Sheppard's house in Clyde Rd, Ilam, Christchurch.

A world-first law change 126 years ago had it origins in this house.

New hearing on Ellis case

Peter Ellis in 2003 when a petition calling for a Royal Commission of Inquiry was delivered to Parliament.

The Supreme Court may still hear Peter Ellis appeal despite his death.

Campaign to 'save' Ara

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Chris Smith teaches Te Reo M?ori at Ara Institute of Canterbury in Christchurch.

National MP Nicky Wagner is fighting to "keep Ara in Canterbury's control".

News bites: Voting begins

Voting begins in the local body elections on Friday when voting papers are sent to enrolled voters. Votes must be made ...

Opawa is about to get a new library, voting begins, Riccarton Rd works will finish early and a new council CEO will start next month.

Islamic website hacked 118 times

Federation of Islamic Associations of NZ spokesman Dr Anwar Ghani says its website crashed it was hacked so many times ...

The Federation of Islamic Associations of NZ's website was hacked so many times it crashed.

60C warmer than usual

Things look normal at the South Pole but what is going on 30km above it may be unprecedented.

The sudden stratospheric warming, only the third event of its kind, is likely to have a huge effect in the coming months.

Capturing the secret life of royals

The young Queen Elizabeth resplendent in eveningwear in Gore, 1954.

Kiwi Rodney Laredo sheds light on a duo who were asked to photograph the private life of the British royal family.

Liquor store robbed at knifepoint

Police are searching for a man who robbed an Ashburton Super Liquor on Wednesday.

A masked man has robbed an Ashburton liquor store at knifepoint.

local body elections

Council needs to free up $500m

The Hawke's Bay Regional Council's listing of the Port of Napier on the sharemarket to fund its expansion has netted it ...

OPINION: Following the sign-off of last year's Long Term Plan (LTP), Mayor Lianne Dalziel signalled fresh resolve to thrust partial asset sales back onto the agenda.

New ECan council must avoid conflicts

Sir Kerry Burke after his selection as ECan chairman.

OPINION: A recent ruling by the Auditor-General is a first step towards the restoration of accountable regional governance.

Rates a central election issue

Mayor Lianne Dalziel, seen here welcoming new citizens in July, is energised for another tilt at the mayoralty, but has ...

OPINION: Christchurch's mayor's perspective on rates rises seems unlikely to impress voters.

Christchurch council achievements

Christchurch city mayor Lianne Dalziel and councillors the day after they were elected in 2016.

OPINION: After watching the councillors for three years, senior journalist Tina Law gives her view.

Gender pay victory or financial madness?

Dunedin mayor Dave Cull and council chief executive Sue Bidrose at a press conference in 2018.

A big pay rise for the Dunedin City Council's chief executive has been called a victory for gender equality, but opponents say it is "financial madness".

News

Wanaka birthing unit promised

Expectant mother Dr Kate Dixon, an Alexandra-based GP and member of the Central Lakes Locality Network, listens to ...

Mothers and midwives welcome the promise of a birthing unit, but there might not be anyone to man it, they say.

'Something will break'

Canterbury's health board warns capacity will be an issue for years to come, despite the opening of a new hospital building.

Hagley Oval lights proposal advances

Wastewater worries spill onto stage

The Rebuild

Stadium plan to save Chch $200m

Christchurch should follow Wellington's ownership model for Westpac Stadium by putting it in to the hands of a trust, ...

Christchurch ratepayers could save up to $250m if the rest of the region helps stump up the cash for a new stadium.

Port boss' $829k pay package

Lyttelton Port's new chief Roger Gray is a top executive at Air New Zealand.

The incoming CEO will receive up to $30,000 to relocate from Auckland to Christchurch.

NZ's first 'opt out' class action lawsuit

An "opt out" group lawsuit, the first of its kind in New Zealand, has been allowed against Southern Response. (file photo)

A landmark ruling making it easier to join a group lawsuit could cost the Government hundreds of millions of dollars.

Mansion 'back to bare bones'

McLean's Mansion on Manchester St Christchurch was built between April 1899 and September 1900.

Key heritage features and 45,000 bricks have been rescued from the historic Christchurch mansion.

Southern Response appeals

Karl and Alison Dodds were misled by Southern Response over a quote for rebuilding their Christchurch home, the High ...

State-owned quake claims firm will appeal a court ruling that found it misled customers Karl and Alison Dodds .

Opinion

What now for Ihumātao?

Police confront protesters at Ihumātao in July.

OPINION: Mana whenua want the land back, but how will that work?

Why the grumps hate Greta video

Greta Thunberg addressing a climate change hearing in the US Congress on Wednesday. She told lawmakers they had to "wake ...

OPINION: They keep shouting at her, but she's too busy to listen.

When a culture is made to stay behind video

Takunda Muzondiwa, 18, from Mt Albert Grammar School in Auckland, giving her powerful speech during the  2019 Race Unity ...

OPINION: Yesterday I was an African, today I am lost.

Shocking news for older men

Dr Lisa Wildmo-Seerup resigned from Grey Power when she wasn't allowed to speak on a "racist" remit.

OPINION: Even Grey Power is having to learn that women don't like being manhandled and ordered about.

We can defeat hate

Lee Paul studies the displays at Tributes of Aroha at the Christchurch Art Gallery.

OPINION: The defaced billboards of a hijab-wearing council candidate must not discourage us.

business

$4 million - who wants it?

Liquidator Robert Walker has put a spoke in the works in court proceedings over a $4m cash stash.

Leftover money from an insurance payout is up for grabs, and everyone wants a piece of it.

Kiwi water 55c a bottle in China video

Cloud Ocean Estate bottled water from Christchurch on display at a 7 Fresh supermarket in a shopping mall in the Chinese ...

Bottles of spring water from a controversial water bottling firm are selling for 55c cents in China.

Stadium plan to save Chch $200m

Christchurch should follow Wellington's ownership model for Westpac Stadium by putting it in to the hands of a trust, ...

Christchurch ratepayers could save up to $250m if the rest of the region helps stump up the cash for a new stadium.

Port boss' $829k pay package

Lyttelton Port's new chief Roger Gray is a top executive at Air New Zealand.

The incoming CEO will receive up to $30,000 to relocate from Auckland to Christchurch.

NZ's first 'opt out' class action lawsuit

An "opt out" group lawsuit, the first of its kind in New Zealand, has been allowed against Southern Response. (file photo)

A landmark ruling making it easier to join a group lawsuit could cost the Government hundreds of millions of dollars.

sport

Manawatū shock Canterbury

Manawatū halfback Jamie Booth looks for support against Canterbury in Christchurch on Thursday night.

The Turbos withstood a furious second half rally to upset Canterbury in Christchurch.

Recap: Canterbury v Manawatū

Canterbury prop Owen Franks impressed during last week's 42-12 thrashing of Northland in Whangarei.

The Turbos upset the red-and-blacks in a thrilling encounter in Christchurch.

Breakers add Rusbatch

Kiwi basketballer Ethan Rusbatch has gained a full roster spot with the New Zealand Breakers.

Breakers sign much improved Tall Black, but star guard going nowhere.

Romano: you blame yourself

Canterbury lock Luke Romano makes a break during his team's round one loss to Waikato in Hamilton.

Just five losses in three years with the Crusaders made Canterbury's worst start since 1992 a shock to Luke Romano's system.

Crunch time for Hagley Oval lights

Regenerate Christchurch will decide whether to advance a proposal for lights at Hagley Oval on Wednesday.

Christchurch won't get any games of significance if lights at Hagley Oval are not approved by the end of November.

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Capturing the secret life of royals

The young Queen Elizabeth resplendent in eveningwear in Gore, 1954.

Kiwi Rodney Laredo sheds light on a duo who were asked to photograph the private life of the British royal family.

Ballantynes fire disaster retold video

“It’s a great piece of work and although hard to watch I think it is important to do so,” says Mark Mitchinson, who ...

A new Sunday drama re-enacts the Ballantynes fire of 1947, one of New Zealand’s deadliest disasters.

Recipe: Capers, chilli and garlic mini loaf

Allpress Cafe's Capers, chilli and garlic mini loaf.

It's a dish described by one reader as "really delicious".

Christchurch's fried chicken Empire

Convinced that there wasn't enough fried chicken in Christchurch, Jayden Smith decided to start Empire Chicken.

This Garden City fried chicken eatery has gone from zero to 100 in just a year.

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