Man killed in North Canterbury boating incident named

Coastguard volunteers responded to a fatal boating incident near Kaiapoi in North Canterbury. (File photo)

9:38 PM  Richard Neilson Brons, 68, from Amberley died after the incident on Wednesday

One dead after three-vehicle crash in North Canterbury

The crash happened on Weka Pass Rd near State Highway 7 in Hurunui about 12.10pm on Friday. (File photo)

8:52 PM  State Highway 7 has reopened after the crash near Waikari.

Canterbury set to reach 28C this Labour Weekend video

Christchurch is forecast to reach 28C on Sunday. (file photo)

Subtropical air will keep temperatures warm over the long weekend, with Christchurch set to be the hottest spot in the country on Sunday.

Sausage roll competition hits a snag video

PJ's Pies’ barbecue pork sausage roll placed eighth in the Bakels Legendary Sausage Roll competition.

Sausage roll lovers Kiwis might be biting into one of the country’s best roll at home without even knowing.

Shearer jailed after beating lamb to death over broken pair of shears

A shearer beat a lamb to death and then took it home to feed to his dog. (File photo)

GRAPHIC WARNING: Christopher John Tredinnick repeatedly struck the animal at a North Canterbury farm, fracturing its eye socket and skull.

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Job ad targeting foreign fishermen trying to skirt immigration rules, union says video

Sealord fishing vessel the Tokatu arriving in Nelson. (File photo)

A leading fishing company is being accused of deliberately deterring Kiwi workers with a job advertisement describing "slave conditions".

Christchurch prisoner's 'unprovoked and cowardly attack' on Corrections officer

Christchurch Men’s Prison director Jo Harrex says the “unprovoked and cowardly attack” happened on Friday morning. (File ...

A prisoner at Christchurch Men’s Prison has been placed in segregation after attacking a Corrections officer.

Drug syndicate 'gofer' led investigators to alleged money laundering service video

This Lamborghini Huracan, worth about $420,000, was seized as part of Operation Brookings.

Hidden Customs officers watched with interest as Preston Radford got into a car carrying a plastic bag with a box inside.

'He is on my throat': Mall security guard under fire over claims of excessive force

A security guard at Christchurch's South City Mall has been stood down following concerns he used excessive force in ...

A security guard at a Christchurch mall has been stood down after he was recorded shoving a young woman and throwing her to the ground.

Critical injuries after truck rolls near Raes Junction in Otago

The crash happened on State Highway 8, just north of the small township of Raes Junction, about 9am on Friday. (File photo)

A man has been flown to hospital by helicopter after a serious truck crash in rural Otago.

Nearly half of Dunedin's councillors barred from censure vote against fellow councillor video

Cr Lee Vandervis at a Dunedin City Council meeting.

Six Dunedin City councillors will be unable to speak and vote on whether to censure a fellow councillor after he yelled at the deputy mayor.

Seven more foreign fishermen test positive in managed isolation video

The Sudima Hotel is the sole MIQ facility managing fishermen from Russia and Ukraine.

New positive cases among the Russian and Ukrainian workers in quarantine at a Christchurch hotel brings the total number to 25.

Landmark agreement signed between West Coast Regional Council and local iwi

The West Coast Regional Council, Ngāti Waewae, Ngāti Mahaki (Makaawhio) and Ngāi Tahu rūnanga signed off the Mana ...

The signing of historic agreements between Poutini Ngāi Tahu and the West Coast Regional Council paves the way for a true Treaty partnership, iwi leaders say.

Raw sewage spill in Queenstown lake after bung breaks

Sewage spilled into Lake Wakatipu, near central Queenstown.

Two investigations are under way in Queenstown after a blockage on a council wastewater main forced sewage to flow into Lake Wakatipu.

Three-time benefit fraudster 'stole from every taxpayer in this country'

Timaru police are warning people to be vigilant after three complaints of online fraud in recent days.

Annette Cuthbertson lied about her employment and being in a relationship to claim $31,700 in benefits she wasn't entitled to.


Serious injuries after vehicle tumbles 100m down bank near Dunedin

Emergency services were called to the single-vehicle crash near the intersection of Heyward Point and Whareakeake roads ...

A person has been seriously injured after their vehicle went over a bank near the small seaside settlement of Aramoana.

Professor's paper on Chinese influence 'inflammatory, unprofessional' video

A complaint about Anne-Marie Brady's work was made by an academic with connections to universities that have significant links to the Chinese military.

MDMA use skyrocketing in the South Island's student communities video

Job ad targeting foreign fishermen trying to skirt immigration rules, union says video


Lessons on living respectfully

I only discovered I was on a hīkoi when I came to the end of it.

OPINION: Either way, the idea of people introducing themselves to the river is deeply meaningful to me.

Covid-19: We're a nation that responds rather than prepares

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield shows a scan poster for the Covid-19 tracer app.

OPINION: Until a vaccine is developed, our best weapon against Covid-19 in the tracer app.

In or out? The choices for the Greens video

Green Party member and Greater Wellington regional councillor Thomas Nash: “This is the decade in which we must take ...

OPINION: The party may be tempted by opposition. But the climate emergency calls for them to take responsibility.

Election 2020: A defeated National plays the blame game video

National leader Judith Collins and her party’s MPs talk to the media after their first post-election meeting.

Was it tactical voting or bad campaigning that sunk National in 2020?

Blistering court judgment against Eric Watson

Eric Watson’s evidence was described by a British judge as ...”almost worthless’’.

OPINION: This really does seem to be a cautionary tale of hubris and a spectacular fall from metaphorical grace and actual wealth


Locals wanted to plug worker gap video

For people wanting work - and to help a massive annual boost to the economy - Central Otago's fruit and grape harvest ...

A free tent site, $18.90 an hour and flexible hours to pick grapes. This is one of the 9000 jobs going in Otago this summer employers are struggling to get Kiwis to fill.

TSB to close three Taranaki branches, open one in Christchurch

TSB branches in Fitzroy, Moturoa and Vogeltown branches will be merged with New Plymouth's TSB Centre and TSB Westown in ...

Three New Plymouth TSB branches will close early next year as they are “merged” with larger ones. Meanwhile, a branch will be opened in Christchurch next month.

Local jeweller's pendants a nod to business peers on popular Christchurch street video

Rowena Watson's pendants are shaped like New Regent St shopfronts to try to support locally owned businesses.

Rowena Watson's pendants are designed to celebrate businesses on a usually popular street that has struggled with the loss of tourists this year.

Dunedin's once-soaring house values are now going nowhere - CoreLogic

Dunedin’s once-soaring property values have lost momentum, says CoreLogic’s Kelvin Davidson.

Dunedin values rose almost $245,000 in five years but, unlike other parts of New Zealand, they have lost momentum since Covid-19 hit.

ACT wins over pub owner video

Josh Lilley, 34, a bar owner from North Canterbury.

ACT's David Seymour has made the right calls on the right issues, Joshua Lilley believes.


All Blacks Cullen Grace and Mitch Dunshea to start one last game

Canterbury loose forward Cullen Grace will play one more game for his province before heading to Australia with the All ...

Enjoy the sight of a couple of All Blacks playing provincial rugby this season one last time.

How George Bower went from All Blacks' tackling bag to actual All Black video

Crusaders and Otago prop George Bower’s rise into the All Blacks has not been a typical one.

George Bower is an All Black for real this time, unlike a couple of years ago when he was paid $150 to act like one.

Rugby clubs learn lessons on sportsmanship after spectator charged video

A referee was abused and a parent ran onto the pitch during a heated rugby match in Greymouth in August.

West Coast Rugby Union clubs have called for better sportsmanship after a heated match ended with an assault charge.

Tributes flow for Neill Ridley

Jockey Terry Moseley and trainer Neill Ridley after one of their wins at the Riccarton racecourse in Christchurch.

Horse trainer who won three Great Western Steeplechases in Riverton will have his funeral at the Riccarton Racecourse on Friday.

New home for Christchurch netball seeks $1m ratepayer loan video

Christchurch Netball will end 100 years of netball's association with Hagley Park when it moves to Ngā Puna Wai.

Developers of a $20 million indoor sports facility in Christchurch are seeking a $1m ratepayer loan, but the city council is recommending it grant half that.

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What's on: Labour Weekend event highlights in Ōtautahi Christchurch

Diwali is a highlight of the event calendar each year. Showcasing the wonderful diversity of Indian culture, through ...

There's plenty to do in Christchurch over Labour Weekend, from the Big Band Festival to Diwali and the Grand Mustang Show.

New artwork destined for the banks of Christchurch's Avon River sparks debate video

The Pool artwork by Natalie Guy will become a permanent installation in Christchurch.

A bright yellow diving board with no pool is destined for the banks of Christchurch's Avon River, but not all city councillors are happy about it.

Marlon Williams announces 15 date NZ tour

Marlon Williams announces a solo national tour, a single, plus the singer is set to release a new album in November.

Lyttelton-based singer/songwriter Marlon Williams will hit the road in February to play 15 solo shows all over Aotearoa.

Court Theatre rejects idea of year-long Covid closure and launches new season

A new production of musical Little Shop of Horrors will draw on recent revivals of the classic show overseas.

Smaller casts, shared production costs and safety plans are planned for the new season of musicals, plays and comedies at Christchurch's Court Theatre.

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