Suspicious fire on Port Hills

Four fires burned through six hectares of native reserve off Tunnel Rd (State Highway 74)  between Port Hills and Ferry ...

13 min ago  It took five fire crews about two hours to extinguish the blaze, which burnt through about 3600sqm.

Ratepayers being pumped by spendathon

Our public libraries will cost $50m to operate.

OPINION: Suburban spendathon and aquatic overload are driving up rates.

Liquor store owner 'exploited staff'

Harjit Singh is a director and shareholder of Nekita Enterprises. Super Liquor Holdings has cut ties with the company ...

Super Liquor franchises owned by millionaire property owners failed to pay staff the minimum wage.

Inaugural Banks Peninsula Festival

Jane Broughton, Kate Carran and Emma Schimanski are organising the inaugural Banks Peninsula Festival.

Easygoing vibes, home brew beer and live music will charm crowds when thousands pile into the grounds this weekend.

Country's first climate safe house opens video

Painters put the finishing touches on the climate safe house.

The launch of country's first climate safe house has been marked with a big bang and offers a glimpse into the future.

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Buller economy's 'major turnaround'

World famous in New Zealand: Pancake rocks and blowholes, Punakaiki FFX-travel

A West Coast district gripped by a nearly decade-long decline is celebrating a major economic turnaround.

Corbin Haitana missing

Police believe Corbin Haitana could be in the Christchurch CBD or New Brighton areas.

Police and family are concerned for the safety of 21-year-old Corbin Haitana after he went missing in Christchurch.

Man fined $4000 for ill-treating cow

SPCA inspectors found a wound on the Hereford cow's leg that was about 3cm deep. (File photo)

A cow with an infected wound suffered "unreasonable pain" for days because Richard Trolove didn't seek help.

Airbnb wants national rules video

Airbnb is arguing for a national database of all short term accommodation providers to help councils come to grips with ...

Airbnb wants to avoid a wide range of local rules for short term rentals.

Coronavirus: what you need to know

A man wears a protective mask as he rides a bike in Wuhan. Flights, trains and public transport including buses, subway ...

New Zealand extends its coronavirus travel restrictions, hundreds of tourism jobs are lost.

Seals pups back at Scott Base

One of the Weddell seal pups spotted near to Scott Base.

Baby seals have returned to NZ's Antarctic base, decades after being killed for dog food.

Forensic testing in gang-related attacks

Bristol Barbers in Wainoni, east Christchurch, was started suspiciously using a fire accelerant about 3.30am on Friday.

Police are reviewing CCTV footage and testing of "items of interest" removed from attacks linked to an international bikie gang.

House ablaze in Christchurch

The fire reportedly started in an upstairs bedroom in the Harewood home.

Two fire crews fought the blaze in Harewood on Monday afternoon.

Water restrictions in Christchurch

People in Christchurch face hosepipe banks to ensure the city can provide a steady supply.

The ban on hoses and sprinklers has been brought in to ensure there's enough water to fight fires.

Armed robber targets Dunedin dairy

The 10 O'Clock Dairy in St Kilda, Dunedin, has been targeted by robbers multiple times over the years.

A Dunedin dairy has reportedly been robbed by an armed offender.

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Teen paralysed in diving accident

Enzo Halliburton was critically injured when he dived into shallow water at Moncks Bay, Christchurch on January 31.

Enzo Halliburton dived into shallow water in a Christchurch estuary. Now, his family have been told he has tetraplegia.

Drug dealer's lie

Three Frenchmen went on a mission to sell cannabis in Queenstown. Two were found with $48,000 worth of drugs in their van.

Armed cop's pizza run justified

Buller economy's 'major turnaround'

The Rebuild

Ratepayers being pumped by spendathon

Our public libraries will cost $50m to operate.

OPINION: Suburban spendathon and aquatic overload are driving up rates.

Cathedral work could start in weeks

Stage one of the Christ Church Cathedral restoration plan is out.

Up to 100 workers and 40 heavy vehicles daily could be on the wrecked cathedral site.

Can Development Christchurch deliver momentum? video

DCL chief executive Rob Hall: Concern about momentum as even Dunedin coming up on the inside.

Development Christchurch seems another lacklustre rebuild agency. But did the council ever release it to do its job?

Buildings demolished on stadium site

Diggers demolish some of the last buildings on Lichfield St, on the site planned for the Christchurch Stadium.

Some of the last buildings on the Christchurch stadium site are being demolished. 

Quake laws could be scrapped early

A review has recommended Christchurch earthquake recovery laws are scrapped earlier than originally expected.

Christchurch has reached a "tipping point" which may see full control pass back to the city council.

Opinion

Ratepayers being pumped by spendathon

Our public libraries will cost $50m to operate.

OPINION: Suburban spendathon and aquatic overload are driving up rates.

Sir Elton's juggernaut continues

Illness forced Sir Elton John from the stage on Sunday night. The next day he committed to performing his final two New ...

OPINION: Sir Elton John remains one of the highest-earning musicians, 50 years after his first big hit.

Capability has passed me by

The thought of staining my own deck seems impossibly daunting, writes Phil Quin. Where do people get those sorts of ...

OPINION: How come some people have useful skills? I must have missed those classes at school.

Slaves to TV fashions

Jane Bowron: ''I can thank Greta Garbo, Ingrid Bergman, Marlene Dietrich and Lauren Bacall for my lifelong addiction to ...

OPINION: I can thank Greta Garbo, Ingrid Bergman, Marlene Dietrich and Lauren Bacall for my lifelong addiction to the beret.

Science often gets women wrong

Detail of the cover of Inferior, Angela Saini's book on the true power of women and the science that shows it.

OPINION: Campaign to supply book to schools successful

business

Ratepayers being pumped by spendathon

Our public libraries will cost $50m to operate.

OPINION: Suburban spendathon and aquatic overload are driving up rates.

Liquor store owner 'exploited staff'

Harjit Singh is a director and shareholder of Nekita Enterprises. Super Liquor Holdings has cut ties with the company ...

Super Liquor franchises owned by millionaire property owners failed to pay staff the minimum wage.

'Dunedin should pay' - mayors

Work under way on the Aurora Energy network in Central Otago after a storm in 2017.

Central Otago and Queenstown's mayors want the Dunedin City Council to stump up cash towards a $400 million electricity lines upgrade.

Cathedral work could start in weeks

Stage one of the Christ Church Cathedral restoration plan is out.

Up to 100 workers and 40 heavy vehicles daily could be on the wrecked cathedral site.

Central city is 'buzzing'

The Riverside Markets the day after their official opening in October, 2019.

An extra $1 million a week has been spent in Christchurch's city centre since Riverside markets opened.

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Barrett in doubt for derby

Crusaders captain Scott Barrett did not train on Monday and is in doubt for Friday's South Island derby.

A knee injury could sideline Crusaders skipper Scott Barrett against Highlanders.

Crusaders to hold reunion

Former Crusaders captain Richie McCaw with the Super Rugby trophy after beating the Waratahs in the 2008 final.

All 240 players who have represented the Crusaders are invited to celebrate the team's rich 25-year history this week.

Breakers cling to finals dream

Scotty Hopson was superb again for the Breakers in their win over South East Melbourne in Christchurch on Friday.

Breakers get job done, but now need others to help them out.

Snowboarder's cancer fight

Trev Ponting is facing a long road of recovery from brain cancer.

Trev Ponting has been a friend and mentor to many Kiwi snowboarders - now they want to bring him home to beat brain cancer.

A community stalwart

John Grocott gave more than 60 years of service to basketball and was honoured with many accolades.

OBITUARY: John Grocott was a committed member of the Shirley community, as well as an accountant, sports enthusiast and father of four.

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Inaugural Banks Peninsula Festival

Jane Broughton, Kate Carran and Emma Schimanski are organising the inaugural Banks Peninsula Festival.

Easygoing vibes, home brew beer and live music will charm crowds when thousands pile into the grounds this weekend.

9th quake memorial service

Tessa Gowland, is held by her stepfather David Tooley as she touches the name of her brother, Baxtor, who was killed in ...

The civic service will feature a minute of silence, poetry and a river of flowers.

Keeping fit while travelling

Anne Clarke with her finishers medal on Cape Cod in the US.

Signing up to running events not only keeps you active, but means you can explore places you might otherwise miss.

NZ's best summer pics

Wellington's Tony Yee snapped this photo during a riverwalk in Martinborough, just north of Wellington. It won the Kiwi ...

Amateur photographers spent summer searching for the perfect shot. Here are the winners.

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