Where's Footrot Flats today?

The adventures of Wal' and Dog amused and delighted readers for decades. (Used with permission from the Ball family.)

3 min ago  A favourite of many Kiwi kids in the 1980s, Wal and the Dog are still bringing the laughs.

Steepest street title lost video

Dunedin's Baldwin St.

18 min ago  Sit down New Zealand, your week has just got worse. Dunedin's Baldwin St is no longer the world's steepest.

Four-lane to cut the carnage

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern meets with Christopher Luxon and the Business Advisory Council

OPINION: Rather than tinkering, slowing down and caging in SH1 traffic, why not bite the bullet and four-lane it all the way to Ashburton?

Ex-All Black injured taking out rubbish

Duncan Robertson, when presented with his All Blacks cap by former teammate and New Zealand Rugby president of the time, ...

The last thing 72-year-old Duncan Robertson remembers is kneeling down to have a rest.

Expert measles advice ignored

US measles outbreak push to end religious exemptions

The Ministry of Health was told almost two years ago to improve vaccination coverage among teens and young adults.

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Birds experience 'thermal squeeze' video

Kiwi are among the native birds caught in a "thermal squeeze" (file photo).

There's a limit to how high up some of our native birds can live - and they're reaching that now.

Crown alleges 13 years of violence

A 40-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to 45 charges alleging physical violence or sexual assault involving a woman ...

A 40-year-old man is facing 45 charges including kidnapping a child, rape, and assault with intent to injure.

9-year-old killed in river crash

A 9-year-old boy died when the car he was in was swept down a river. (File photo)

The boy died after the ute he was in rolled several times before becoming stuck in the middle of the river.

Markings may point way to quakes

A man inspects damage on a farm caused by the Kēkerengū Fault.

New research says markings on rock faces along fault lines could pinpoint the direction of future earthquakes.

Teen charged with arson

About 30 per cent of the hall was lost in Friday's fire.

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with the arson of Christchurch's derelict Antonio Hall.

Hallucinogenic cactus in Chch

Jonny Small is selling pieces of a large San Pedro cactus growing in an Addington back yard.

A 7-metre tall drug-producing cactus being cut up for sale is pricking worldwide interest.

Bike park flattened in Chch

Henry Rumball, left and Will Davis, both 12, spent about a week building a bike park, only to have it flattened and ...

Young bike track builders have again had their jumps flattened by a government agency.

Councils at the crossroads

Local authorities are keen to shut the gate on the growing influence of central government on their business.

Local councils are worried that central government offers of help are a takeover by stealth.

Let the widows live here

Immigration NZ must ensure all the Islamic women widowed in the mosque attacks and their whānau can live in the country ...

OPINION: Some mosque attack widows are still waiting on immigration decisions.

NZ racist to the core video

Taika Waititi has been outspoken against racism in New Zealand.

OPINION: TVNZ's That's A Bit Racist is pushing all the right buttons.


Birthing unit closed twice

Privately-owned primary birthing unit in Alexandra - Charlotte Jean - declined admissions due to staff shortages and ...

9:17 AM  Ongoing funding issues blamed for expectant and new mothers being left without a local primary birthing unit twice in four days.

Racially abused filming racism doco

New study found 72 per cent of Kiwis think they have no racial bias, but only 24 per cent are genuinely neutral.

Port making cranes taller

Birds experience 'thermal squeeze' video

The Rebuild

Cenotaph relocation could cost $1.5m

The Cenotaph in Cathedral Square looks a step closer to moving away from its original site.

Quake donations could be funnelled into moving Christchurch's historic war memorial cenotaph.

Green light for historic rotunda rebuild

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Edmonds Band Rotunda.

The copper dome of the Edmonds Band Rotunda will soon grace the banks of the Avon River once again.

New Avon bridge revealed

An artist's impression of the bridge that will span the Avon River between Cambridge and Oxford terraces in central ...

A simpler crossing than the defunct "art bridge" concept will be built near the Margaret Mahy playground.

Homeowners fight in three courts

The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by owners of an onsold quake-damaged home.

Homeowners fighting to be paid replacement value for a house bought in earthquake-damaged condition lose appeal.

Regenerate board shake-up

Dr Therese Arseneau will be the new chair of Regenerate Christchurch.

The new board is loaded with members of other council controlled organisations in a signal of the organisation's future direction.


I might not be a mum video

Someone makes their feelings known in Melbourne, Australia.

OPINION: Overpopulation caused by previous generations means it could be irresponsible for me to have children.

NZ lost . . . in admiration of superb Black Caps

Jimmy Neesham consoles Martin Guptill after the Black Caps came up one run short in the Cricket World Cup final.

OPINION: Can massive global acclaim feel like a consolation prize? Ask a Black Cap.

Four-lane to cut the carnage

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern meets with Christopher Luxon and the Business Advisory Council

OPINION: Rather than tinkering, slowing down and caging in SH1 traffic, why not bite the bullet and four-lane it all the way to Ashburton?

Caution urged on probiotics

The science is still out on probiotics.

OPINION: The research is littered with inconsistent, contradictory results.

Health in a plastic-wrapped world


OPINION: Eat, drink and be chary.


$3.6m tourism boost for Canterbury

Millions will be invested into rubbish bins, toilets and camping facilities in a bid to improve tourism throughout ...

Rubbish bins, toilets and camping facilities in Canterbury are set to get an upgrade in a bid to improve tourism.

Ardern set to visit Australia

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 22: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is presented with a NZ Warriors NRL jersey ...

Prime Minister to travel to Melbourne this week, where she plans to meet her Australian counterpart.

Port making cranes taller

The Port of Lyttelton cranes need to be lengthened so new straddle cranes can get under them.

The Port of Lyttelton needs to lengthen its cranes to accommodate its new straddle carriers.

Tourist mecca pub for sale

Akaroa businessman Eric Ryder has placed The Grand Hotel, built in 1883, two cottages and land on the market for sale.

Historic Akaroa pub with development land is up for grabs.

Bars find a way for Black Caps

Bertie Burleigh, owner of New Plymouth's Peggy Gordons bar, will keep the bar open for the Black Caps.

Legally, only casinos can serve alcohol all night - but that's not stopping a few local bar owners from staying open for the Black Caps.


Young footballers on show

Baxter Coughlan breaks with the ball during the U12 Pool D match between Halswell United and Christchurch United on Sunday.

Country's best junior footballers get a taste of the big stage at 10-day tournament.

Fern's World Cup agony

Injured defender Meikayla Moore is helped into a wheelchair prior to New Zealand's match against Canada.

Meikayla Moore ruptured her Achilles two days out from New Zealand's World Cup opener.

What is a name worth?

The Crusaders celebrate with another Super Rugby trophy after beating the Jaguares in Christchurch.

OPINION: You can learn a lot writing about divisive issues, like changing the Crusaders' name.

Havili tops Crusaders

The Crusaders celebrate winning their 10th title last Saturday night.

They won their 10th Super Rugby title, but how did the Crusaders' players rate this season?

Season review: Crusaders

Robertson becomes emotional reflecting on Crusaders’ three-peat

The mud flinging folk must have felt ill while Scott Robertson was uncorking his latest breakdance routine.

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NZ racist to the core video

Taika Waititi has been outspoken against racism in New Zealand.

OPINION: TVNZ's That's A Bit Racist is pushing all the right buttons.

Bard unleashed in Chch

Hamlet takes no prisoners in a deeply complex study of obsession and revenge.

No kitschy Shakespeare recreation, but full-blooded stuff of which theatrical dreams are made.

NZ's capital of hidden gems video

Hurunui seems to be New Zealand's unofficial llama capital.

With its secret hideaways, wineries, and even truffle hunts - this off-the-radar region is about to become a hit.

A prize winning furball

Isabelle Cameron, 7, with her Unikitty Furball creation that won the Kids' Choice award at the Christchurch Brick Show.

One display allows children to build and race Lego cars before they fly over a ramp and smash to pieces.

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