Police on the hunt for motorcyclist who 'harassed' sea lions on beach

The sand at Tomahawk Beach is ripped-up after two vehicles did donuts in the area.

6 min ago  The man was spotted riding around on a dirt bike and “harassing sea lions” on the beach, but he fled before police arrived.

Rugby headgear study extended to include young female players video

Draper is inviting players from Prebbleton Rugby Football Club Senior Girls’ team to join his study into the effects of ...

A world-leading study to test the effectiveness of rugby headgear will now include female players, who are generally more at risk from concussion.

Check into Heather Straka's Isolation Hotel this summer

Artist Heather Straka’s “wacky” exhibition will transport visitors back to 1930s Germany.

With MIQ facilities popping up everywhere over the last couple of years, Cantabrians will soon get the opportunity to experience a different type of isolation hotel.

Genealogist believes remembering the forgotten can be done video

Hundreds of bodies are thought to be interred in the unmarked graves at Sydenham Cemetery, in the grassy area towards ...

A Masterton genealogist spent two years identifying hundreds of former psychiatric patients buried in unmarked graves on a Waikato farm.

Chlorine-free water still a long way off video

The plans will see a revolution in the way drinking water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure is managed.

Chlorine is likely to remain in Christchurch’s water supply even if the city manages to gain an exemption from a new law mandating the disinfectant.

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Covid-19: New case in Canterbury treated as a border case

The unvaccinated may find their freedoms are curtailed sooner. (File photo)

The case is a child who tested positive nine days after arriving in New Zealand from London, via Doha.

Little Shop of Horrors production delivers pure foot-tapping escapism

Brady Peeti during rehearsals for the Court Theatre production of cult musical Little Shop of Horrors.

The Court Theatre has created a high quality, original and energetic production of one of the world’s most well-known musicals.

All Blacks trainer Nic Gill smashes world record for riding an indoor bike

All Blacks captain Sam Whitelock, head trainer Nic Gill (left) and assistant coach Brad Mooar put their fitness to the ...

For most of us, burning off 18,000 calories in one workout session sounds impossible. But the ABs trainer did just that, and smashed a world record.

Heavy rain causes flooding but front expected to ease on West Coast

Greymouth residents woke up to flooding on Sunday after heavy rain overnight.

Up to 200mm of rain has been recorded in areas of the West Coast over the last 24 hours since 7.30am on Saturday.

Over 400 native gulls, dog poisoned in Westland video

Over 418 karoro, the southern black backed gulls, were found dead from 1080 poisoning. (File photo)

An ambitious plan to use brodifacoum to eliminate pests from parts of Westland means commercial hunters would need to stay away from the area for three years.

Man taken to hospital after assault by three masked burglars

Police were called to reports of three men breaking in and assaulting another man at an address in Bluff. (File photo)

Emergency services were called to an address in Bluff on Friday evening after three men allegedly broke into a property and assaulted the sole occupant.

Health ministry yet to respond to requests for extra funding to boost ICU capacity video

Having enough staff will be one of the biggest issues, Lakes DHB chief executive Nick Saville-Wood says (file photo).

Three district health boards have requested funding for extra ICU beds as they brace for Covid-19 spreading around the country.

Weather warnings remain in place, but West Coast escapes serious flooding video

Surface flooding at Pukekura, south of Ross, after a day of solid rain on the West Coast.

Communications restored to several thousand homes after internet, phones down for six hours.

Children frightened by masked stranger carrying knife

A group of children were playing by the estuary in South New Brighton when they were approached by a man carrying a ...

A group of young children were left terrifed after a masked man carrying a knife in a bag repeatedly asked them were they lived.

Master Builders Supreme House of the Year wows in copper and concrete video

Craig Barrington Construction won the Master Builder Supreme House of the Year Award for this new home designed by ...

This Christchurch house built by Clive Barrington Construction has taken top honours in the annual Master Builders House of the Year awards.

News

NZ grows plenty of vegetables but doesn't eat enough of them

Three of NZ’s most common vegetable crops: potatoes, onions and carrots.

Five+ a day means five vege and two fruit. It should be Seven+ a day.

Vaccine mandate impacts final Sculpture on the Peninsula festival

The Covid-19 vaccination mandate meant one critical volunteer and two of the 72 participating sculptors could not access the site.

'Formidable advocate' Margaret Sewell dies unexpectedly

Covid-19: New case in Canterbury treated as a border case

Opinion

Science is the best system to determine reality

Stuff science columnist Peter Griffin.

Now is not the time to tear down institutions.

Time for the National Party to embrace kindness video

Donna Miles: “Almost all modern crises faced by humanity require a departure from a selfish approach, which prioritises ...

OPINION: "People who belittle kindness as a value in politics and business often do so to justify their own selfishness and cruelty."

These are a few of my least favourite things

When the salesperson tells you a flash hose attachment will fit like a glove, you know you’re in for trouble. (File photo)

OPINION: In these times of catastrophe, it can be reassuring to sweat the small stuff.

What the new National leader will have to deal with video

There are a number of contenders to replace Judith Collins. (L-R) Simon Bridges, Mark Mitchell, Christopher Luxon, Chris ...

OPINION: The first and most important task will be to work out how to win back middle New Zealand.

'Three Strikes' created a gap between law and justice video

Khylee Quince: “Of course the danger of leaving justice to juries is that sometimes jurors project their own prejudices ...

OPINION: When judges and juries feel compelled to accept an unjust outcome, they find ways around it.

business

Clouds thickening around waste baler video

ERP Group managing director Mike Corcoran is banking on an unbuilt waste-to-energy plant to take his bales of waste.

Mike Corcoran needs to find a home for thousands of bales of refuse. He can't afford to wait too long.

Helping heartbroken New Zealanders: How a broken heart led to a business idea

Saskia Shaw turned her heartbreak after a breakup into a business plan.

Does belting Taylor Swift, surrounded by tissues and icecream sound familiar? Instead of following the cliche, one Kiwi turned her heartbreak into a business plan.

Aussie businesswoman buys stunning Glenorchy property

Property in the Glenorchy area is a magnet for wealthy overseas people. (File photo)

The 3-hectare property on the shores of Lake Wakatipu sold for $17 million.

Space transportation, charity pantry the top two at business awards

Stefan Powell, co-founder and chief technical officer at Dawn Aerospace, left, and James Powell, co-founder and general ...

Dawn Aerospace and Foodbank Canterbury won the two supreme accolades at the Westpac Champion Business Awards.

7000 litres of beer tipped down the drain as brewery goes bust

Beer was flowing at the West Coast Brewery in Westport this week, but it was flowing down a drain.

The equivalent of 21,000 small bottles of beer went down the drain in Westport in a controlled pour ordered by Customs.

sport

Razor plots sixth title in as many years

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson is eyeing up a sixth title in as many years in 2022.

'That’s what I pride myself on, the ability to inspire guys each year, find a different reason, go deeper than we’ve had to before.'

Stunning catch by Nathan Smith in big Firebirds win video

Nathan Smith took an acrobatic catch on the boundary as the Wellington Firebirds defeated the Canterbury Kings.

Wellington's new recruit took an acrobatic catch to send the Kings spiralling after Finn Allen went big with the bat in the Super Smash opener.

Kerr stars as Blaze beat Magicians in grand final rematch video

Amelia Kerr starred with bat and ball as the Wellington Blaze made a winning start to their T20 Super Smash campaign.

White Ferns all-rounder Amelia Kerr scored 71 and took four wickets as Wellington cruised to a win over Canterbury in the T20 Super Smash opener.

All Black trio brace for 'a little bit of hurt' during gruelling cycle challenge for cancer

All Blacks head trainer Nic Gill, left, captain Sam Whitelock and assistant coach Brad Mooar will attempt to cycle for ...

All Black captain Sam Whitelock, head trainer Nic Gill and assistant coach Brad Mooar are ready to put their bodies on the line for cancer prevention.

All Blacks trio attempt 24-hour cycling challenge in MIQ for cancer prevention video

All Blacks head trainer Nic Gill, left, captain Sam Whitelock and assistant coach Brad Mooar will attempt to cycle for ...

Captain Sam Whitelock​, head trainer Nic Gill​ and assistant coach Brad Mooar​ will put their fitness to the test to raise money for bowel cancer prevention.

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Check into Heather Straka's Isolation Hotel this summer

Artist Heather Straka’s “wacky” exhibition will transport visitors back to 1930s Germany.

With MIQ facilities popping up everywhere over the last couple of years, Cantabrians will soon get the opportunity to experience a different type of isolation hotel.

Vaccine mandate impacts final Sculpture on the Peninsula festival

People climb a hill to view some of the artworks at the Sculpture on the Peninsula festival in 2009.

The Covid-19 vaccination mandate meant one critical volunteer and two of the 72 participating sculptors could not access the site.

Little Shop of Horrors production delivers pure foot-tapping escapism

Brady Peeti during rehearsals for the Court Theatre production of cult musical Little Shop of Horrors.

The Court Theatre has created a high quality, original and energetic production of one of the world’s most well-known musicals.

Library fines are a barrier to free information video

Young borrowers in Christchurch may grow up in a world without overdue fines.

OPINION: Libraries are moving to drop overdue fines and wipe debts to increase access.

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