Approval for $11m quake protection to Chch art gallery, despite claims it is 'too costly' video

Robert McDougall Art Gallery in Christchurch's Botanic Gardens has been largely empty since 2002 and was closed ...

9:03 PM  Christchurch City Council narrowly approved spending $11.8m to protect the Robert McDougall Art Gallery from earthquakes. But some say the work is too expensive.

Armed police called after reports of second incident of a gunman in Christchurch

Police received a “third hand” report that a person had a gun at a central Christchurch car park on Wednesday, followed ...

Armed officers searched cars after the "third hand" report of a person with a gun at a car park. Hours later, they were called to a second incident.

'People will continue to die in Robinsons' without safety concerns being addresed video

The Robinson R44 involved in a 2015 crash in which two men were killed.

Unexplained mast bumping - a problem with rotor mechanisms - has led to hundreds of deaths around the world, an investigator told an inquest into a helicopter accident.

Ski operators hoping bubble opens before the weekend video

More than 2200 people descended on Mt Hutt for the opening of the 2021 season.

As ski fields prepare for a bumper two weeks during Aussie school holidays, Sydney's outbreak may pierce the Trans-Tasman bubble

Christchurch criminal trial adjourned due to possible Covid risk video

A criminal trial in the Christchurch District Court was adjourned on Wednesday after a possible Covid-risk was ...

A criminal trial in the Christchurch District Court has been adjourned after a lawyer involved had been at a location in Wellington connected to the latest Covid-19 case.

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Early Antarctic dogs were so underfed they ate their own excrement video

Dogs were vital to the early Antarctic expeditions but were drastically underfed.

Scientists studied a 100-year-old Antarctic dog biscuit and found it was as good as modern pet food.

Two rescues at Aoraki/Mt Cook

Alpine cliff rescue team leader Jim Young helps the Australian man off the cliff on June 22.

A father-and-son hunter duo and a middle-aged Australian man were rescued by the Alpine Cliff Rescue team at Aoraki/Mt Cook in two separate instances on Tuesday.

Christchurch may get first snow in five years, despite NZ heading for warmest ever June video

Areas like inland South Canterbury can expect another dumping of snow on top of the snowfall in early June.

A freezing cold blast is inbound from the Southern Ocean, bringing with it the possibility of snow for rural Canterbury and the Garden City.

Christchurch rates increase labelled 'obscene and unsustainable' video

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Christchurch City Council bin inspection team. Yellow and green bins await ...

Christchurch rates will go up by 54 per cent over the next 10 years, prompting one city councillor to liken his colleagues to "drunken sailors at a spending orgy".

Cyclist seriously injured in collision with car at Christchurch intersection

A cyclist has been seriously injured after a crash with a car in Bromley, Christchurch on Wednesday morning. (File photo).

A cyclist has been taken to hospital was serious injuries after a crash at the intersection of Linwood Ave and Hargood St in Bromley.

David and Goliath fight continues against Crown over earthquake buyout video

Redcliffs man Steven Young pictured on his property in 2012.

Steven Young sued his neighbour – the Crown – after rockfall risk affected his Christchurch property, but the failed lawsuit has landed him a $329,000 bill.

Speed on Canterbury's 'highest risk route' under spotlight video

Speeds on the road between Christchurch to Akaroa are being reconsidered in the wake of dozens of accidents.

After 75 deaths and serious injuries in less than 10 years, speeds along the main road between Christchurch and Akaroa are being re-examined.

A taste of Palestine at Christchurch's Habibi Sweets

Carla Motta says sfiha, or Lebanese pie, with beef and feta fillings, is Habibi Sweets’ most popular item.

Carla Motta and her husband Edivanio​ are bringing a Palestinian twist to pastry in the Garden City.

Couple's journey comes full circle at Christchurch's The Monday Room

Hannah Cooper-Grieve has returned to The Monday Room as co-owner and head chef, five years after she first left.

Hannah Cooper-Grieve and Ryan Simonsen first met at The Monday Room five years ago and have now returned to run the restaurant together.

Pilot involved in helicopter crash suffered spinal injuries video

Four people from a wedding have been injured in a helicopter crash near Windwhistle, in the Canterbury high country.

The couple, photographer and pilot suffered serious injuries when the helicopter crashed in Canterbury, and are expected to be in recovery for weeks.

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Appeal for funding to help people who leave Gloriavale with nothing video

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Gloriavale women and girls.

More than 50 people have left the secretive Christian community in recent months in the wake of instability in the commune.

Constable who quit police two weeks after terror attack felt 'forced to resign' video

Paul Leon started his new job on the beat the day after Christchurch's mosque shootings, but completed just eight shifts before feeling he wasn't coping.

Early Antarctic dogs were so underfed they ate their own excrement video

Christchurch may get first snow in five years, despite NZ heading for warmest ever June video

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

Can they fix it?

The Government has launched a $1 billion infrastructure fund to get large-scale housing projects moving.

OPINION: Fixing the supply side of the housing crisis is not quick or easy, especially with the ghost of KiwiBuild still haunting the corridors of power.

Just what age-related crisis is this?

“There are various form of self-deluding therapy available [for a late-life crisis], such as golf.”

OPINION: "You look down and all you can see is the chlorinated water of oblivion sparkling at your feet ..."

$344m Scott Base rebuild wasteful and unnecessary video

The relatively new Hillary Field Centre at Scott Base, top right, has been compared in condition to the old hangar, ...

OPINION: What would Ed Hillary say, when there are so many better claims on this money?

City ute owners are an oppressed minority video

Hyundai Santa Cruz ute

OPINION: As an indispensable part of cycling the humble ute is a leader in the fight against climate change.

NZ should adopt Scottish alcohol harm strategy

The setting of a Minimum Unit Price on alcohol in Scotland has helped to dramatically reduce the number of deaths from ...

OPINION: "Price rises won’t penalise responsible drinkers. But will reduce alcohol sales, consumption – and damage."

business

First citywide collection for compostable packaging launches in Christchurch

Switch Espresso wholesale manager Jeremy Innes says the company’s cafés have been sustainable from the jump.

A new service is offering Christchurch business owners and the public a simple solution for disposing of compostable packaging.

High tech factory with robots shaking up the construction industry video

Tony Whale (left) and Kerry Edwards at Concision housing.

RNZ's podcast The Detail visits a high tech factory claiming to be able to build 50 per cent faster than traditional methods, and reduce waste.

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.

sport

NBL talking points: Hawks and Saints collide in rematch

Ethan Rusbatch and the Hawks are flying in the NBL, winning five straight.

OPINION: Nine days after meeting in Napier, NBL heavyweights will square off again in a potential precursor to the Final Four.

Ethan Blackadder's unconventional path to the All Blacks video

Crusaders loose forward Ethan Blackadder has earned his first All Blacks call up.

Ethan Blackadder wasn't a rugby mad child with dreams of making the national side, not even after father Todd captained the Crusaders and All Blacks.

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.

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A taste of Palestine at Christchurch's Habibi Sweets

Carla Motta says sfiha, or Lebanese pie, with beef and feta fillings, is Habibi Sweets’ most popular item.

Carla Motta and her husband Edivanio​ are bringing a Palestinian twist to pastry in the Garden City.

Couple's journey comes full circle at Christchurch's The Monday Room

Hannah Cooper-Grieve has returned to The Monday Room as co-owner and head chef, five years after she first left.

Hannah Cooper-Grieve and Ryan Simonsen first met at The Monday Room five years ago and have now returned to run the restaurant together.

First citywide collection for compostable packaging launches in Christchurch

Switch Espresso wholesale manager Jeremy Innes says the company’s cafés have been sustainable from the jump.

A new service is offering Christchurch business owners and the public a simple solution for disposing of compostable packaging.

How Matariki is celebrated across Aotearoa video

Broadcaster Stacey Morrison.

From kai to karakia, Stuff meets Kiwis across the country to find out how Matariki is being celebrated – and how to mark the Māori New Year.

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