Police 'came down hard'

Tim Aperehama Morrison is taking a claim in the Waitangi Tribunal about how police discretion to prosecute affects Māori.

8:28 AM  He's training as a doctor at 52. He wonders what he could have achieved if police had treated him differently in his youth.

Annual revenge of the insulted

As Joe Bennett has found, a knee-buckling cough can strike anyone, anywhere.

OPINION: If a line makes me laugh I keep it in, even when I know it's unjust, even when I know it will bring trouble.

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.

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.

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Two die in Otago crash

The scene of a crash where two people died near Outram, Dunedin on Tuesday.

A man in his 50s and a teen girl are dead, and a third person is critical, after a two-car crash near Dunedin.

Mayoral debate gets tetchy

Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel at the mayoral forum run by the Chamber of Commerce recently. Mayoral candidates ...

Threat of the whistle and a call to "cheer up" peppered Tuesday night's Christchurch mayoral debate.

Fire guts rooms at school

Flames leap from classrooms at Russley School in Christchurch.

"Virtually nothing" was salvageable after a fire ripped through four classrooms at a Christchurch school.

'An environment that will find you out'

Trevor Hone says building is a pressure cooker environment, so "there's even more need to have ongoing chats" about ...

A builder whose daughter was killed in a car crash is urging construction workers to talk as the industry battles high suicide numbers.

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.

Murdered mob man 'was hilarious'

British photographer George Goss spent time documenting the Mongrel Mob when he was in New Zealand. He spent time with ...

A photographer who spent a week living with murdered Christchurch man Ngaoa Kokaua says he was "wittingly hilarious and totally real".

DHB issues alert

A person who was infected with the measles virus visited Wanaka, Queenstown, Dunedin and Winton.

A person who was infected with the measles virus visited Wanaka, Queenstown, Dunedin and Winton.

Ozone hole shrinks

Nacreous ("mother of pearl") clouds high in the stratosphere above Scott Base in the Antarctic play a role in the ...

Scientists believe the ozone hole over the Antarctic this spring may be one of the smallest since the mid-1980s.

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.

Building up the buttercups

A close-up view of the Castle Hill buttercup. There are now only 68 plants in a 6.4ha fence reserve.

A rare South Island buttercup's population has fluctuated wildly over the past century but there are now less than 70 plants left.

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

Has climate change changed?

High-grade coal lies in railway cars for transport at the KWK Pniowek coal mine on November 30, 2018 in Pawlowice, ...

How do views about climate change in 2019 compare with those in 2008?

Learning te reo through sport

Ki-o-rahi, a traditional Māori ball game, is derived from the legend Rahi, whose wife was kidnapped by fairy people.

Courting over coffee and cats

The women-only mayoral races

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

Annual revenge of the insulted

As Joe Bennett has found, a knee-buckling cough can strike anyone, anywhere.

OPINION: If a line makes me laugh I keep it in, even when I know it's unjust, even when I know it will bring trouble.

NZ's hypocritical stance on Amazon fires video

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is quite right to view the consternation expressed by countries like New Zealand over ...

OPINION: Does New Zealand have a leg to stand on when it comes to condemning Brazil's forest fires?

The revolution is coming - slowly

New Zealand, like many other countries, is finally realising that time is running out to avert sustained temperature ...

OPINION: NZ is finally making progress towards zero carbon. But it's not all plain sailing.

History on the line in World Cup

Springbok wing James Small (left) and the legendary Jonah Lomu, seen here in a test in Christchurch, face each other in ...

OPINION: Here's hoping for a successful Rugby World Cup presided over by camaraderie and mutual respect.

Candidates need to be clearer

It's time Christchurch's mayoral candidates put "real meat on the bones" of their policy platforms with voting papers ...

OPINION: We're at the pointy end of election season and it's game on.

business

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.

Worker's PTSD payment cancelled

Pegasus Engineering is one of New Zealand's leading steel fabricators. (file photo)

A court has cancelled a $45,000 emotional harm award for a worker who rushed to help a workmate crushed by a steel beam.

sport

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.

Young prospect stars in Bulls win

Young Canterbury Bulls forward Caius Fa'atili (L) made a big impression in the 28-18 win over the Akarana Falcons.

Young Bulls to the fore as Canterbury conquer rugby league's three-time titleholders.

Franks returns in Canty win

Owen Franks carries the ball forward strongly during his return to rugby for Canterbury against Northland.

Not wanted for World Cup, veteran All Blacks enjoys win for provincial side.

Live: Northland v Canterbury

Northland's Kane Jacobson, left, takes a breather after scoring a try during last week's loss to Manawatū.

Northland host Canterbury in a Mitre10 Cup clash at Whangarei's Semenoff Stadium.

Tahuhu's freak injury

Lea Tahuhu has been an integral figure with the new ball for the White Ferns in one-day and T20 cricket.

White Fern knows she'll always be butt of jokes after dislocating shoulder while celebrating win.

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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.

Learning te reo through sport

Hillmorton High School student Ihaia Cox-Winiata, says it's good to see others who weren't very familiar with Ki o Rahi ...

Ki-o-rahi, a traditional Māori ball game, is derived from the legend Rahi, whose wife was kidnapped by fairy people.

Canterbury's Roan expands milk deliveries

Chloe and James Davidson and their two children, Angus and Margot, raise happy cows at Roan Farm.

Chloe and James Davidson of the Canterbury plains are expanding their milk delivery service.

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