'I'm not worthy': Single mum of toddler twins opting out of MIQ lottery video

New Zealander Nicole Dolamore gave birth to her twins Neve and Freddy, in the height of Britain's lockdown in April ...

9:56 AM  Nicole Dolamore would love to bring her family home. But she believes other Kiwis stuck abroad are more deserving of the MIQ spots being released at 6pm.

Months of recovery ahead for man beaten by gang with bats at entrance to Sikh temple

Singh had fractures in his left arm and right hand from the attack.

Gurpreet Singh was opening the gates to a Christchurch Sikh temple when he was violently attacked by three men with baseball bats.

Kickback on Covid restrictions adding to stress for hospitality industry video

Ashburton's Devon Tavern manager, Nicky Box, is calling for more understanding from customers during Covid level 2 ...

Disgruntled patrons who have resisted Covid-19 level 2 restrictions at bars and restaurants in Ashburton are adding unwanted stress for staff members.

Covid uncertainty threatens Christchurch's Cup and Show Week video

Race events at Riccarton Park racecourse in 2020.

Races without punters, no agricultural show, and struggling businesses missing out on the lucrative week which that could keep help them afloat.

Man fighting to survive high speed crash that killed his brother and mate video

Flowers have been left at the site of a fatal car crash near Halswell.

Lying in a coma, unable to breathe unassisted, Shanan Nicholl is fighting to survive the crash that killed his brother and his mate.

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Arthur's Pass highway reopens after contractors discover 'void' under road

State Highway 73 was closed about 2pm on Monday after a void was found under part of the road during repair works.

Contractors repairing a culvert on the highway linking Canterbury and the West Coast found a “void” under the road, forcing its closure for several hours.

Paragliding pilot caught offering illegal flight by agent posing as backpacker

The Central Otago pilot attempted to sell a tandem flight to an undercover CAA staff member. (File photo)

A paragliding pilot who tried to sell an illegal flight to an undercover agent had no regard for other operators who were following the rules properly, a court has heard.

Man admits posting threats online about terror attack on Christchurch mosques

The 27-year-old man threatened to carry out a terror attack involving car bombs on mosques in Christchurch. (File photo)

A 27-year-old man has admitted he threatened to carry out a terror attack involving car bombs on the anniversary of the March 15 terror attack.

Questions over whether diving equipment contributed to man's death in Fiordland

An aerial photograph of Dusky Sound in Fiordland.

Police testing of a piece of diving equipment has been called into question at an inquest into the death of an Australian visitor during a crayfishing dive in Fiordland.

One-way or two-way? Two options for future of Dunedin's main shopping street

A 2019 artist's impression of the Dunedin City Council's proposed George St makeover.

Dunedin's George St is getting a 21st century makeover. But which direction will the street head?

More floods, more fires, more droughts: Report's 'dark picture' for Kiwi kids video

A School Strike 4 Climate march in Christchurch.

A baby born here in 2020 could live through six times as many heat waves and four times as many droughts as past generations, a new report says.

Victim of crash that killed two, injured four remembered as 'kind and caring' man video

Tributes at the site of a fatal crash at Halswell on Saturday night.

Friends are mourning Will Clark after he lost his life in a high-speed crash that also killed his friend and left four injured.

Hilton MIQ hotel selling off some of its grounds for development video

Two pieces of the Chateau On The Park hotel’s grounds are for sale in Christchurch.

A Hilton hotel being used for managed isolation and quarantine is selling off some of its tree-studded grounds.

Addington Cup Week 2021 may go ahead without punters video

Planning for Addington Cup Week is still going ahead, but it may be held with no spectators. (File photo)

Ticket sales are on hold under alert level 2 and the event may be held without spectators for the first time in its 117-year history.

Govt could have a 'revolution on its hands' if it pursues proposed water reforms video

The Christchurch City Council has given a unanimous thumbs down to the Government’s proposed water reforms.

The Christchurch City Council demands the Government pause its “undemocratic and horrific” water reforms.

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Person hospitalised after alleged assault in Christchurch

A person has been seriously injured following an assault in Richmond, Christchurch. (File photo)

A person has been seriously injured and another has been charged after an alleged assault in Christchurch.

Everything we know so far about the self-isolation trial video

A trial that will allow travellers to isolate at home is ready to get under way. So who can sign up, and when will the rest of us get to skip MIQ?

Vaccine certificates may be needed for a 'classic Kiwi summer', PM says video

Arthur's Pass highway reopens after contractors discover 'void' under road

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We pay too dearly for our cheapest booze

Sir Geoffrey Palmer – a leading proponent of liquor reform.

OPINION: Price-per-unit liquor pricing is an option we've balked at too long if we really want to confront alcohol harm.

Six challenges the health reforms must meet video

Lady Tureiti Moxon, an interim board member of the Māori Health Authority which Associate Health Minister Peeni Henare ...

OPINION: The government's health restructure must address the challenges of equity/efficiency, funding, and structural and geographic configuration.

China's worldwide reset: Beyond Huawei CFO's return home

Meng Wanzhou reads a statement outside the British Columbia Supreme Court in Vancouver on Friday.

OPINION: Cold War-style alarmist commentary on China’s covert influence has gained traction in New Zealand and Australia in recent years.

It's time to let the South Island off the leash

It’s “utterly deplorable” that January’s scheduled SailGP round, “the biggest event to be staged in Christchurch for a ...

OPINION: Six weeks on since the Delta outbreak emerged in Auckland and our Level 1 freedoms were fried, many a Mainlander feels miffed by the treatment dished out by the Beehive’s unbending regime.

How do we convey emotion in a masked-up world? video

“Just because we can’t see each other’s teeth doesn’t mean that we can’t share a smile. The lines in our forehead and ...

OPINION: While introverts may love that a mandatory social interaction has been avoided, many of us miss these impromptu connections.

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Hilton MIQ hotel selling off some of its grounds for development video

Two pieces of the Chateau On The Park hotel’s grounds are for sale in Christchurch.

A Hilton hotel being used for managed isolation and quarantine is selling off some of its tree-studded grounds.

Businessman's new company registered day after liquidation to be scrutinised

Rocky Luthra in 2010 when he was running a contracting business in Blenheim.

Rajesh Luthra had plans when his company failed. The next day, he registered a new one.

Police swapping the beat for the street video

Former Senior Constable Kristian Danholt (left) and his brother Constable Clayton Danholt.

After witnessing some of Canterbury's most traumatic events, former policeman Kristian Danholt switched careers to become a real estate agent. He's not alone in his job swap.

Shortage of building supplies leads upsurge in consent amendments video

Building supplies are short supply nationwide. (File photo)

Lockdown and disruptions to international supply chains are causing an increase in building consent amendments to substitute materials with what is available.

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.

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Plan for Christchurch's Avon River would boost sporting access and create new island video

An artist's impression of new water sports facilities, part of a plan to cut a new stretch of the Avon River north of ...

Cutting a new stretch of the Ōtākaro Avon River would get more people into water sports and improve the area’s ecology, those behind the plan say.

Greymouth kid Max Gawn captains Melbourne Demons to huge AFL grand final win video

Melbourne Demons captain Max Gawn, right, and coach Simon Goodwin celebrate with the silverware following their AFL ...

“After 57 years of pain, it’s coming home!" shouted the 208cm ruckman from atop the dais after his team dispatched the Western Bulldogs in Perth.

Canterbury sink valiant Southland Stags with golden point penalty goal video

Canterbury midfielder Rameka Poihipi is tackled by Southland pivot Marty Banks in Invercargill on Saturday.

Canterbury win golden point nail-biter after Marty Banks misses prime chance to snap 18-year drought against red and blacks.

Dominant second half powers England to series win over Ferns video

Silver Ferns goal shoot Maia Wilson faces strong defensive pressure from England in the third test.

Silver Ferns blow a 10-goal halftime lead as England storm home in second half to capture Taini Jamison Trophy.

Silver Ferns lose three players to injury for England decider video

New Silver Ferns captain Gina Crampton is one of three Silver Ferns ruled out of the third test through injury.

The Silver Ferns have been dealt a huge blow ahead of winner-takes-all third test against England with three players out through injury.

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Kiwi filmmakers brought home by Covid make short film for national scheme

The cast of A Peek Inside, a comic mockumentary made by a trio of young Christchurch filmmakers.

The trio's short mockumentary explores life inside a fictional Internet troll agency based in Christchurch.

Canterbury scheme to inspire young artists with $3000 prize goes national

The competition this year attracted more than 2500 entrants.

The Creators' Room, a scheme to encourage young creatives, will eventually be rolled out to seven New Zealand cities.

Gourmet adventures along the Heaphy Track video

Director Angus McKenzie and guide Toni Hutton met at a Heaphy Track Hut, and have been together ever since.

Paella by candlelight and banquets of lamb tagine and salmon fillet on the country's oldest Great Walk.

Margaret Mahy home back on market after local group fails to raise money

Mahy at her home in Governors Bay, with her many books on the walls.

Local group had wanted to turn the Governors Bay home into a community asset, but it will now go on sale later this year.

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