Christchurch bus services to be scaled back due to driver shortage video

Christchurch buses will be less frequent during weekdays on several routes due to a driver shortage. (File photo)

Several routes will run on a less-frequent Saturday timetable during the week, Environment Canterbury says.

Elderly and those with disabilities struggling to access vaccine certificate video

One man asked Age Concern staffers for help shifting to a rest home after being overwhelmed by the vaccine certificate ...

Older people and those with disabilities across the country are facing issues getting their vaccine certificates as they rush to get them before the new traffic light system comes into force on Friday.

$100m 'world-leading' solar plant will be 50 times bigger than any in New Zealand video

A computerised impression of the solar plant to be built on land at Christchurch Airport.

A new energy park will generate enough electricity for 30,000 homes, and power clean fuel production, data centres, and vertical farming.

‘It takes time’: Ashburton Council assures work on roading issues is progressing video

Methven Chertsey Rd in the immediate aftermath of the May floods.

Ashburton council's chief executive believes the impact of the historic May floods on the district’s roading network has been underestimated. “It wasn’t just a shower of rain.”

Actually, Leader of the Opposition is a great job video

“Leading a political party is a ... job for those who know their mind, know what the country needs, and know what must ...

OPINION: Can you imagine the new leader of the National party describing inequality as a moral crusade? That really would be a 'New National'.

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Hot summer on the cards, latest climate forecast shows video

New Zealand is full of free, natural attractions and stunning beaches, like Whangamata, are just the beginning.

There's a 70 per cent chance of higher than usual temperatures around the country, with a La Niña weather pattern in play.

From ocean to alps: Coach Jonelle Quane conquers her fears

National surf lifesaving coach Jonelle Quane was terrified of mountain climbing on Aoraki Mt Cook, but reckons her pool ...

Former national surf lifesaving champion 'freaked out' at the prospect of climbing Aoraki Mount Cook.

New running event lets participants enter at any time to avoid Covid restrictions video

This year’s Queenstown Marathon has been postponed to to March 19 next year.

A Queenstown entrepreneur has come up with an idea for runners to compete with one another in their own time.

Christchurch house gutted by fire that's being treated as suspicious

A fire tore through a Christchurch home, leaving it with extensive damage.

The blaze broke out at a Christchurch home late on Tuesday. A fire investigator is working to establish how it started.

Haast's eagle might have been more of a Haast's vulture video

An artist’s impression of what Haast’s eagles might have looked like.

New research has revealed New Zealand's now-extinct mega eagle gulped down entrails like a vulture - and may even have been bald.

'Someone could die': Bullying, safety fears at property maintenance company video

Former employees describe being bullied and berated if they chose not to work because they felt unsafe.

Former Goleman Group employees allege unsafe practices and intimidation, including one worker's claim he was assaulted by the chief executive.

Website crashes as applications open for fast-track migrant resident visas video

Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi says the fast-tracked resident visa is expected to be in high demand.

Thousands of migrants are now able to apply for a fast-tracked resident visa - but the website crashed the moment it opened at 6am on Wednesday.

Twelve days of 'cruelty': Watchdog launches campaign revealing animal experiments video

A rat used in the experiment pictured in one of the testing environments.

A science watchdog will reveal details of “horrific” animal experiments carried out at Otago University in the coming weeks, but Otago has slammed the allegations as misleading.

We're so vain, we think we can have it all our own way video

“‘Regrets,’ crooned Sinatra, ‘I’ve had a few.’ He’s not alone... And one of my regrets is that I never learned Greek,” ...

OPINION: The nub of it, in other words, is vanity. And vanity is the Covid lesson we don’t seem to be learning.

Black market sales of vaccination passes reported to police video

A vaccine pass can be on a phone or a hard copy.

Using a fake vaccine pass can get you up to six months in prison or a $12,000 fine, but fraudulent passes are already being advertised on social media for bitcoin.

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Rare sighting of world's biggest and smallest dolphins in Akaroa Harbour video

The orca pair’s visit to Akaroa Harbour was captured on camera on Wednesday morning.

A lucky family got a rare glimpse of orcas “showing off” in Canterbury’s Akaroa Harbour, before finding a pod of Hector’s dolphins, including six calves.

Government to spend $850,000 on cycle trail maintenance video

The money will be spent on fixing storm damaged trails and broken bridges, and building new toilets at 13 popular cycle trails around the country.

Christchurch Southern Motorway reopens after driver crashes into barrier

Hot summer on the cards, latest climate forecast shows video

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Actually, Leader of the Opposition is a great job video

“Leading a political party is a ... job for those who know their mind, know what the country needs, and know what must ...

OPINION: Can you imagine the new leader of the National party describing inequality as a moral crusade? That really would be a 'New National'.

We're so vain, we think we can have it all our own way video

“‘Regrets,’ crooned Sinatra, ‘I’ve had a few.’ He’s not alone... And one of my regrets is that I never learned Greek,” ...

OPINION: The nub of it, in other words, is vanity. And vanity is the Covid lesson we don’t seem to be learning.

More needs to be done to fix the housing crisis video

The new housing intensification bill will let new homes of three-storeys like these in Auckland be built almost up to ...

OPINION: A comprehensive plan for housing in Aotearoa has to include taxing property wealth.

Five economic issues for Luxon video

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 30: New National Party leader Christopher Luxon speaks while deputy leader Nicola ...

OPINION: He's got the job. Now to get to grips with some of the big problems NZ faces.

Do not comment on your girlfriend's thong bikini

“And then the heavens parted, and she descended from the heavens on a winged, inflatable unicorn floatie,” Verity ...

OPINION: A swimsuit is an expression of a woman’s sensual soul. Something completely beautiful, magical, and belonging to nobody except her.

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$100m 'world-leading' solar plant will be 50 times bigger than any in New Zealand video

A computerised impression of the solar plant to be built on land at Christchurch Airport.

A new energy park will generate enough electricity for 30,000 homes, and power clean fuel production, data centres, and vertical farming.

Shoppers spend $248.2 million on Black Friday

Black Friday spending was up seven per cent this year, according to Worldline data.

But the spending boost is unlikely to be enough for retailers to recover fully from this year's lockdown, Retail NZ says.

Man in critical condition after Wānaka paraglider crash

A person is loaded into a helicopter after a paraglider crashed on Treble Cone, near Wanaka.

Emergency services were called after a paraglider crashed at Treble Cone.

Strict new freedom camping certification system and $1000 fines coming video

Concerns over safety and public access prompted the Christchurch City Council to close a beach car park popular with ...

Bogus blue freedom camping stickers will be replaced by a strict compliance system requiring fixed toilets under new legislation.

Adopt a sheep: How one hill country station is using a virtual platform to diversify

Bamford, right, and Greg Stubbings are taking a New Zealand hill country station and its sheep to the world.

Forget the socks and jocks this Christmas because this year you can adopt a sheep in what’s believed to be the first business of its type in New Zealand.

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From ocean to alps: Coach Jonelle Quane conquers her fears

National surf lifesaving coach Jonelle Quane was terrified of mountain climbing on Aoraki Mt Cook, but reckons her pool ...

Former national surf lifesaving champion 'freaked out' at the prospect of climbing Aoraki Mount Cook.

New running event lets participants enter at any time to avoid Covid restrictions video

This year’s Queenstown Marathon has been postponed to to March 19 next year.

A Queenstown entrepreneur has come up with an idea for runners to compete with one another in their own time.

Veteran cycling commentator subject of surprisingly frank documentary video

Phil Liggett, left, and Paul Sherwen were one of the longest-running commentary duos in televised sport’s history.

REVIEW: The man who helped bring the sport of cycling to the masses is well served by this celebratory, but never obsequious, look at his life.

Leadership role takes young Wellington Phoenix defender by surprise video

Wellington Phoenix defender Kate Taylor has been appointed vice-captain.

When Kate Taylor was asked to attend a meeting with the Phoenix coaching staff, she assumed they wanted to discuss tactics ahead of their opening game.

Ken McClure blasts Canterbury to victory over Northern in trophy final rematch

Ken McClure swings for the rope once again, at Seddon Park in his match-turning knock.

Seddon Park boundaries take a peppering as the defending champions are too strong in a high-scoring competition opener.

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Summer of fun: What's on, what's off and what's up in the air?

Rhythm and Vines day two: The sun comes out in Gisborne, turning a mud pit into a dust pit.

Lorde's national tour is on ice, new year's festivals are pending but The Beths and Splore give us something to look forward to.

Veteran cycling commentator subject of surprisingly frank documentary video

Phil Liggett, left, and Paul Sherwen were one of the longest-running commentary duos in televised sport’s history.

REVIEW: The man who helped bring the sport of cycling to the masses is well served by this celebratory, but never obsequious, look at his life.

Art, music, food, eco-friendly offerings form Christchurch's Christmas market lineup

The Christchurch Farmers Market Christmas edition returns again this year. (File photo)

Despite Covid-19 complications, the Garden City's Christmas market lineup is arguably stronger than ever this year.

Canterbury brewery raises thousands with limited edition Movember beer

McCauley tries out the brewery's limited-edition beer called Fuzzy Cuzzy.

You’ve heard of growing a fuzzy moustache for Movember, but what about the Fuzzy Cuzzy?

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