Govt sets deadline for farmer emissions

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will announce the changes later this morning.

9:54 PM  The Coalition will announce that agriculture will get five years to sort out farm gate emissions - or the Government will do it for them.

Motorcyclist dies at racecourse

A motorcyclist has died following a suspected medical event at Ruapuna on Hasketts Rd in Templeton, about 2.10pm on ...

A motorcyclist reportedly "slumped over" on his motorbike before colliding with an instructor at a Christchurch race track, then died shortly after.

Pursuit crash passenger's hospital video

A Toyota with five people inside was chased by police for four minutes before it crashed.

A teen in the car that struck and killed a man while fleeing police says the group is "lucky to be alive".

Foul-smelling water floods shops

Pal Singh of Fire & Slice has had to close his pizza restaurant after flooding.

Newly-built roads were meant to fix drainage trouble. But overnight rain saw worst floods in seven years.

Checks for gun licence checkers wanted

Federation of Islamic Associations NZ president Dr Mustafa Farouk submits to the firearms select committee in April.

Questions are again being raised about how the Christchurch terror attack suspect obtained his gun licence.

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M8 quake: 'You're on your own'

The Alpine Fault is one of the few fault-lines visible from space, marked by the almost perfectly straight western ...

South Island agencies won't be caught flat-footed if the Alpine Fault ruptures, but residents will have to help themselves.

ECan's $180,000 chair

After ECan's new councillors take their declaration of office, a chairman or woman will be chosen. The job comes with a ...

Who is jostling to sit in the chair of the new-look Environment Canterbury council and earn $180,000 a year?

New plan for Qtown's tallest hotel

An artist's impression of a proposed nine-storey, 442 room hotel on Brecon St, in Queenstown.

Plans to build Queenstown's tallest building failed once, but the developer is having another crack.

Marian Hobbs elected ORC chair

New Otago Regional Council chairwoman Marian Hobbs is a former Labour cabinet minister.

Michael Laws' political powerplay puts former Labour minister in Otago Regional Council top job.

SkyCity fire a huge blow video

A fireman takes the fight to the fire at the SkyCity Convention Centre building site after 24 hours of battling the blaze.

Tourism industry nervously waiting to see how badly it will be hit by SkyCity Convention Centre blaze.

One recount confirmed

Queenstown Lakes District Council candidate Glyn Lewers is seeking a recount after missing out on a council seat by one vote.

Queenstown Lakes District Council candidate Glyn Lewers missed out on a seat by one vote. Now he has applied for a recount.

Rehab for fake banknote offender

Whiddon Phillip Thomas tried presenting fake $50 notes at several Christchurch businesses. (file photo)

Whiddon Thomas' fake note scam ended when he was caught on a petrol station's CCTV.

Tenants warned to move on

Josara Santos, 56, from Brazil, is overwhelmed with boxes and possessions she has accumulated over the years living at ...

Campground tenants crammed their cars with cardboard boxes after being warned they had just 24 hours left to make way for a $1 billion development.

Tim Grocott gets top job

Tim Grocott is the new head of Shirley Boys' High School in Christchurch.

Christchurch's Shirley Boys' High School has appointed a former student as its new headmaster.

Unattended candle started fire

Senior firefighter Paul Dawson cleans up after battling a fire at a Sumner house.

The fire started in the laundry and spread to the roof, extensively damaging the Sumner house.

local body elections

Mayor wants help with hair salon

It is a "great privilege" to be the Grey District's first female mayor, Tania Gibson says.

Grey District mayor Tania Gibson will soon be parting ways with life as a hairdresser in Greymouth.

Chch mayor sets out priorities video

Lianne Dalziel discusses her priorities for the next three years.

Buoyed by a renewed mandate to lead Christchurch, mayor Lianne Dalziel is pushing ahead with plans to fix the east and get a stadium built.

New Chch council must juggle demands

Christchurch's new council faces a tricky task in juggling conflicting demands from different sectors in the city.

Tackling climate change, revamping the central city, cutting rates - new councillors face a tricky path in Chch.

ECan stalwarts happy

Megan Hands, one of the two new Environment Canterbury councillors for the Christchurch West/Opuna constituency.

The old hands say they are looking forward to working with the new crop of ECan councillors.

Younger faces on council

Six new councillors have been elected to the Christchurch City Council this term. From left: Phil Mauger, Catherine Chu, ...

Christchurch's council is now a lot younger and little more diverse.

News

The night Deidre didn't come home video

Meynell Jordan, whose wife Deidre was killed by a driver fleeing police, says he supports pursuits.

It's been nine years since a fleeing driver killed Meynell Jordan's wife. He wants people to respect the police and stop.

Seven-day health facility confirmed

A purpose-built family health centre will be built in Rangiora, but it's not yet clear whether than means North Cantabrians will finally get access to 24-hour healthcare.

Wanaka diver deep in poo

M8 quake: 'You're on your own'

The Rebuild

Boost for struggling Chch CBD

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Central city Christchurch.

A $50k fighting fund will allow businesses to battle the slow rebuild and competition from big malls.

Collett's Corner apartments for sale

An artist's impressions of Collett's corner development planned for Lyttelton.

One apartment in the ambitious Lyttelton development has already pre-sold off the plans.

News bites from Christchurch

Work has started on the upgrade of the Avon Loop in central Christchurch.

Another section of the $120m Avon River precinct is under way.

Sluggish home sales cause concern video

Bedford apartments for sale in One Central, in Christchurch's east frame development.

Slow sales of Christchurch's 900-home development have aroused concern from Treasury.

Cathedral Sq repairs to start

Upgrades to an area south of Cathedral Square will begin next week.

Multimillion-dollar spruce up of Christchurch's Cathedral Square to begin next week, but final development still at least a decade away.

Opinion

How we'll build better buildings

Hundreds of major buildings have been found to have defective or missing concrete or reinforcing steel.

OPINION: The engineering industry is committed to learning from past mistakes.

Safety trumps inmates' letter rights

Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis has sought to make the monitoring of mail in and out of prisons more robust.

OPINION: If beefed-up powers for monitoring inmates' mail leave some without an outlet for their most depraved thoughts, that's the point.

Richer than ever, except housing have-nots

The real inequality is between those who can get together a housing deposit and those who cannot.

OPINION: New Zealand has the fifth-highest level of adult wealth. Problem is it is split between the property haves and have-nots.

South Africa is gradually changing

All Black first-five Beauden Barrett, supported by Sonny Bill Williams, faces up to Springboks Eben Etzebeth (left) and ...

OPINION: I viewed Saturday's night's commanding quarterfinal victory for the All Blacks over the Irish embedded deep in enemy territory.

MPs paid to make these calls

David Seymour at a debate about his End of Life Choice Bill in Wellington.

OPINION: Talk of a referendum on the End of Life Choice Bill is just MPs passing the buck

business

Boost for struggling Chch CBD

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Central city Christchurch.

A $50k fighting fund will allow businesses to battle the slow rebuild and competition from big malls.

Collett's Corner apartments for sale

An artist's impressions of Collett's corner development planned for Lyttelton.

One apartment in the ambitious Lyttelton development has already pre-sold off the plans.

Property battle ends in court

This Crawford St property, the former A.H. Reed building, has been the subject of a court case in the High Court at Dunedin.

Unpaid rent for land occupied by a historic Dunedin property has led to a legal scrap and a new owner.

News bites from Christchurch

Work has started on the upgrade of the Avon Loop in central Christchurch.

Another section of the $120m Avon River precinct is under way.

Are ewe kidding? video

A Dunedin company is working on technology that can tell individual sheep apart from each other.

Think all sheep look the same? New technology developed by a Dunedin pair is proving that belief wrong.

sport

Rugby ribbing awaits English cricketers

New England cricket coach Chris Silverwood will guide the side for the first time on their tour of New Zealand.

English cricketers expect stick ahead of Rugby World Cup semifinal showdown.

Morgan defends WBU title

Bowyn Morgan landed some heavy left hands to the body before the fight was stopped.

'Bent pretty quickly.' Kiwi boxer defends his title in quick time.

Recap: Wellington v Canterbury

Wellington forward Teariki Ben-Nicholas is tackled by Canterbury centre Braydon Ennor at Westpac Stadium.

Lions books spot in Mitre 10 Cup Premiership final against Tasman with 30-19 win at Westpac Stadium.

The other Kiwi coach driving Japan

Scott Hansen was in charge of the Sunwolves for their shock upset of the Chiefs in Hamilton in March.

Jamie Joseph and Tony Brown have hogged the headlines during Japan's remarkable run, but there's another Kiwi driving a key aspect of their game.

Canterbury wary of Lions

Canterbury coach Joe Maddock and his side are determined to produce a stronger effort than they served up last time ...

Canterbury put outstanding semifinal record on line against longtime foe.

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Jazz band cram on tram to jam

There will be 60 jazz performances around the city over Labour Weekend, including three on the tram.

A band belting out smooth jazz tunes from a tram carriage are preparing for raised eyebrows as they cruise through the city.

The Laboratory begins movie experiment

Situated at The Laboratory, Apollo is Selwyn's only commercial cinema and offers an incredible one-of-a-kind viewing ...

Apollo Cinema offers an intimate viewing enclave at the rear of the popular brewpub and eaterie.

Christchurch sisters' raw revolution video

Rosa and Margo Flanagan have recently opened a plant-based culinary school in Christchurch.

"People say to us, veges are boring. Of course they are, if all you do with them is stir fry them!"

Cook painting could be worth $300,000

Captain James Cook, painted by John Webber about 1780. A much smaller portrait of Cook by Webber is up for auction in London.

A little known portrait of Captain James Cook will be auctioned in London next week.

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