Person reportedly 'overcome' by fumes

Emergency services were called to the incident at the Spark building in Cathedral Sq on Wednesday evening. (File photo).

A person has reportedly been "overcome" by fumes at the new Spark building in Christchurch's Cathedral Square.

Study could give insight into mental effects of Covid-19 video

Trauma-induced "quake brain" which affects Cantabrians' memories and sense of direction could provide an insight into ...

A Christchurch "quake brain" study could help understanding of the mental effects of the pandemic.

Two major Canterbury events not returning at level 1 video

The New Zealand Agricultural Show hosted by the Canterbury A&P Association will not be reinstated under alert level 1.

The NZ Agricultural Show and Christchurch Santa Parade will not be reinstated despite being permitted at level 1.

Spotlight on student halls video

A spotlight has been thrown on student accommodation after concerns raised during the coronavirus lockdown.

Accommodation providers will face scrutiny as part of an inquiry prompted by student treatment during the coronavirus lockdown.

'Inappropriate' bike track name change

The names to be changed are on Signal Hill, which Health Minister David Clark visited during the Covid lockdown.

Bike tracks called The Missus, The Mistress and The Ginger Cougar may be renamed.


'Rogue' art concreted into sacred rock video

A large metal ''rogue art sculpture'' was mysteriously installed on culturally significant rock formation Rapanui, also ...

Canterbury mana whenua shocked to see site "used and abused".

Taxi drivers face going 'bust'

Taxi drivers in Queenstown and Wanaka are working some days without getting one job.

NZ's oldest woman dies video

Jailed father's abuse revealed

The Rebuild

Bridges, landing planned for red zone video

A concept drawing of a planned pedestrian bridge between Snell Pl and Avonside Dr.

Concepts for three Christchurch red zone foot bridges and one landing for the Avon River have been revealed.

New Redcliffs School to open video

Redcliffs School principal Rose McInerney is excited for the school to move into its new site soon.

Prime minister and Kiwi music legend Dave Dobbyn to attend resilient Christchurch school's long-awaited reopening.

The cats that 'ruled the square' video

Bonnie, a desexed tortoiseshell, used to rule Cathedral Square with her camera-shy partner Clyde. They have now been ...

Christ Church Cathedral is now feline-free for the first time in years after the capture of Bonnie and Clyde.

Heritage restoration 'not progressing' video

This corner of the Trinity Church is yet to be finished. There is no timeline on when the work will be done.

The heritage-listed Trinity Church needs doors, windows, and landscaping work to be finished - but the work is on hold because of funding gaps.

Businesses face months of pain video

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Victoria St.

One business owner bought her restaurant just weeks before level 2 started. Then the roadworks came.


Black lives matter in NZ too video

Police restrain a man during the Justice for George Floyd protest in Philadelphia over the weekend.

OPINION: Those who claim race relations in the US have nothing to do with New Zealand are wrong.

Every bully boy has a bunker video

Donald Trump's braggadocio has been "reduced to a whimper", writes Joe Bennett.

Opinion: Having Donald Trump in a bunker is a good start, writes Joe Bennett.

Time to get off our own knees, perhaps

On Monday protesters gathered in Auckland's Aotea Square to voice their disgust at the murder of George Floyd in the US ...

When not to kneel, when not to kneel, and when to arise.

Plan doesn't draw sting of rates

Councillor James Gough, seen during a meeting on the Christchurch City Council's draft annual plan, supported a council ...

OPINION: There's not much inspiration to be found in Christchurch's revised draft annual plan that still proposes a 3.5 per cent rates increase.

Hats off to the old gambler video

Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters thinks after the protests on Sunday, we should go to Covid Alert Level 1 immediately.

OPINION: Things must be getting back to normal if Peters is up to his old tricks.


Silver Ferns legend honoured video

Real Estate Institute life member Joan Harnett-Kindley

“I have championed women. It was always a battle though," netball legend and real estate advocate Joan Harnett-Kindley says.

Read: No regrets, just good memories

Kieran Read has been made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

Former All Blacks captain humbled to be honoured as career plays out its final stages.

Roofer who scammed $100k avoids jail

Macaulay Marchant, 25, was sentenced to 11 months' home detention.

While Macaulay Marchant's clients were waiting for work to be done, he was gambling, travelling and clubbing.

Winter sports season set to begin video

Club netball and other community sport around the country is set to return on Friday. (File photo). 

Canterbury's major winter sports are expected to be up and running within a month.

Scoring victories for cricketing women

Kim Cotton, right, pictured officiating during a Christchurch premier men's club match in 2017, won New Zealand ...

A leading female umpire and a top scorer have been honoured by New Zealand Cricket.

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New KFC open after 'red tape' delay

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KFC Christchurch Airport in Harewood.

After a delayed opening due to "red tape", Christchurch fried chicken fans are into KFC's new flagship central city store.

'Treasure trove' of 20th century fashion

Canterbury Museum curator Jill Haley says Mollie Rodie Mackenzie's collection is impressive in its sheer size and the ...

Browse fabulous frocks, hats, shoes and handbags from bygone eras at an exhibition showcasing one of NZ's most extensive clothing collections.

From benefit to business empire video

Diva Plant Cheese owner Sarah Page at her Riverside Market stall.

Sarah Page is known as Christchurch's vegan cheese lady. But while learning to reinvent the wheel, she had "absolutely nothing".

Last dance for live music? video

Andre Goldsmith says Covid-19 is destroying a business he has worked 40 years to build.

Events industry veteran says action urgently needed to ensure survival of 40-year business.