New summer dates for Christchurch's 2021 Scape festival video

Christchurch’s Scape Public Art Festival will run for eight weeks this year over the summer period, delayed due to ...

7:43 AM  Christchurch’s Scape Public Art Festival will run for a longer period than usual this year, with work from local and international artists decorating city streets over summer.

Roading engineer used false invoicing scheme to scam council of $178,000

The Hurunui District Council offices are based in Amberley, North Canterbury.

7:31 AM  A roading engineer who says he was upset by “racist remarks” has admitted his role in a scheme that siphoned $178,365 from a council's coffers.

Max Gawn, the gentle Kiwi giant behind the Demons' charge to the grand final

Max Gawn after his starring role for the Demons against Geelong Cats.

One house in Greymouth will be abuzz with Demons fans as the 208cm former rugby lock's family roar him on in the AFL decider.

Fans are caught up in cricket's cold war video

Pakistan paramilitary troops stand guard outside the Pindi Cricket Stadium following the cancellation of the first ...

OPINION: Terror threats have created a division in the cricketing world.

Genetically-modified possums and all-in-one trapping machines video

Possum genes are under the spotlight in new research from the University of Otago (file photo).

Millions of dollars of Predator Free 2050 funding has been put towards six ambitious new studies.

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Timaru vigil in pictures video

Children and adults joined together for the moving candlelight vigil.

A candlelight vigil was held on Thursday night to honour the three young siblings killed in Timaru.

Suspicious package that forced evacuation of Corrections office 'not of concern'

Police at the Stuart St building after suspicious package was allegedly found.

Specialist staff were called to examine a suspicious item found in an office of the Department of Corrections in Dunedin on Thursday morning.

Water reforms will save on household bills - but not as much as first thought video

Under planned reforms, councils nationwide would lose control of drinking, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure.

Consultants have crunched the numbers - the Government's water reforms will save people cash in their annual bills, but not as much as ministers claim.

Railway worker jumped to safety after train collided with service vehicle

A hi-rail vehicle right, was badly damaged after it collided with a train near Milton, South Otago, in April 2020.

Moments after a service vehicle mounted a railway track, a train's horn sounded. The collision shunted the truck almost 140 metres.

'Punished for others' mistakes': Liquor store closures spell job losses and fears for visas video

David King has more than 20 years experiences in the retail industry. He says his job was gone overnight.

Akhilesh Patti was given 10 minutes' notice he was losing his job. He is one of 20 staff facing an uncertain future after five liquor stores were forced to close 'overnight'.

Man sentenced for Boxing Day assault

A woman assaulted in Queenstown labels the incident ‘disgusting’, saying ‘I hope that justice is served’.

A woman says she has become “a shell of a human being” after being assaulted in a Queenstown house on Boxing Day 2020.

'Hell of a battle' as fire crews fight hotel blaze video

Large plumes of smoke can be seen billowing out of the Sheffield Hotel early on Thursday morning.

A fire that destroyed a historic Canterbury hotel could have ended in “tragedy” if the building did not have working smoke alarms, fire authorities warn.

Christchurch to gain extra MIQ facility video

The Quality Hotel Elms in Christchurch will become the newest managed isolation facility.

The Quality Hotel Elms will become the newest addition to New Zealand's fleet of managed isolation and quarantine facilities.

Gang member arrested after police raid at Mongrel Mob property

Two search warrants were executed in Oamaru on Wednesday, resulting in an arrest and seizure of cannabis. (File photo)

The police armed offenders squad was on the scene as two different properties, one linked to the Mongrel Mob, was raided.

Sanford fined for crew member's death

The 67-metre fishing trawler San Granit on which Steffan Stewart died on November 14, 2018.

Sanford Limited has been fined $375,000 and ordered to pay $121,860 reparations and $35,000 costs to the family of a crew member who died on one of its fishing vessels.

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Brutal attack on 'wonderful' and 'caring' man found in Avon River

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Matariki Ellery was celebrating a friend's birthday when he was attacked. "He is lucky to be alive," a friend says.

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Aukus, NZ and Indo-Pacific's future video

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Wage subsidy saved 175,000 Kiwi jobs

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Roading engineer used false invoicing scheme to scam council of $178,000

The Hurunui District Council offices are based in Amberley, North Canterbury.

A roading engineer who says he was upset by “racist remarks” has admitted his role in a scheme that siphoned $178,365 from a council's coffers.

'Punished for others' mistakes': Liquor store closures spell job losses and fears for visas video

David King has more than 20 years experiences in the retail industry. He says his job was gone overnight.

Akhilesh Patti was given 10 minutes' notice he was losing his job. He is one of 20 staff facing an uncertain future after five liquor stores were forced to close 'overnight'.

Sanford fined for crew member's death

The 67-metre fishing trawler San Granit on which Steffan Stewart died on November 14, 2018.

Sanford Limited has been fined $375,000 and ordered to pay $121,860 reparations and $35,000 costs to the family of a crew member who died on one of its fishing vessels.

Derelict Christchurch 'treasure trove' hits the market video

The derelict Thornton St property in Mairehau. TLC Realty’s Trish Lawrence in the kitchen.

For sale: charming bungalow, desirable location and all the chattels: cat food tins, rubbish and a 1979 Ford Cortina.

Local Likes: Canterbury's favourite local businesses celebrated

Bohemian Bakery’s Marcela Angyalova. The bakery is up there on the list of Cantabrians’ favourite local businesses.

Our morning coffees served with a smile. Our trusted tradies. Our dairy owners and our hairdressers. Do you know a business that deserves a shout-out?

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Max Gawn, the gentle Kiwi giant behind the Demons' charge to the grand final

Max Gawn after his starring role for the Demons against Geelong Cats.

One house in Greymouth will be abuzz with Demons fans as the 208cm former rugby lock's family roar him on in the AFL decider.

Silver Ferns must go with best seven in decider - Willering video

Silver Ferns coach Dame Noeline Taurua watches on during game two of the Taini Jamison Trophy.

With series on the line against England, Silver Ferns need to go with their strongest seven in decider and keep changes to a minimum.

Silver Ferns sweating on captain's availability for England decider video

Grace Nweke debuted for the Silver Ferns in the second test against England, taking the court to start the third quarter.

Blown off the court in second half, the Silver Ferns don't have long to lick their wounds before a winner-takes-all third test against England on Friday.

England crush Silver Ferns to set up decider video

New Zealand’s Te Paea Selby-Ricket controls the ball under pressure from England’s Layla Guscoth in game two.

Commonwealth Games gold medallists overpower sloppy Silver Ferns in second half of game two to force winner-takes-all game three.

Refs admit blunder in Waikato v Canterbury conversion drama video

Waikato co-captain Fletcher Smith remonstrates with referee Cam Stone after Waikato’s controversial defeat to Canterbury ...

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New summer dates for Christchurch's 2021 Scape festival video

Christchurch’s Scape Public Art Festival will run for eight weeks this year over the summer period, delayed due to ...

Christchurch’s Scape Public Art Festival will run for a longer period than usual this year, with work from local and international artists decorating city streets over summer.

Kitchen of the Week: Show and tell video

A dramatic, faceted stone island is the hero of this new kitchen in the Kouzina showroom in Christchurch. It was ...

There's a lot that wows in this new kitchen in an appliance showroom, but the faceted stone island is the undoubted hero.

What's on: 10 things to do in Christchurch

GENERIC IMAGE: Golden retriever, dog, happy, good boy, pup, smiling, pet

The show must go on including the 4 Paws Marathon, a drive-through light show and a vegan market all on this weekend.

Local Likes: Canterbury's favourite local businesses celebrated

Bohemian Bakery’s Marcela Angyalova. The bakery is up there on the list of Cantabrians’ favourite local businesses.

Our morning coffees served with a smile. Our trusted tradies. Our dairy owners and our hairdressers. Do you know a business that deserves a shout-out?

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