Ōtautahi – the story behind Christchurch's informal te reo name video

Puāri was a pre-European settlement in what is now central Christchurch.

Some Ngāi Tahu members avoid the widely adopted te reo moniker as it is derived from an ancestor's name, which can reduce their mana.

Hermitage Hotel declines Govt aid video

Since opening in July, bookings at The Hermitage have been heavier than expected and many staff laid off have been rehired.

Bookings at the Aoraki Mt Cook hotel are so good, it has turned down offers of a grant and loan.

More retailers shut up shop in Christchurch malls post-Covid lockdown video

Some stores at Westfield’s Riccarton mall in Christchurch offer customers more than one way to shop.

Fast-changing shopping trends and the fallout from the Covid-19 crisis have led to a jump in the number of closed doors at Christchurch malls.

Support for legal challenge to University of Otago medical school admissions video

Medical school entry is tougher if you compete for general entry places. (Stock image)

The man behind a court challenge to the Otago University med-school admissions scheme is getting support from other parents whose children missed out.

Antique Roadies cycling 100km from Christchurch to Akaroa for charity video

John Winkie will complete the Le Race course - despite the race being cancelled this year – to raise funds for CatWalk – ...

A 79-year-old will lead a cycle team dubbed the Antique Roadies on a 100km ride to raise cash for charity.

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Why Hanmer Springs offers aquatic fun for the whole family video

The pool temperatures range from 28 degrees right up to a sweaty 42, and the water is either fresh or mineral to suit ...

Whatever you’re in the mood for, with a choice of 15 different pools, you’ll find it here.

Fox Hut: The West Coast's secret hideway that's worth discovering

Romantic, secluded and close to nature – you'll leave this place rested and reconnected, ready to take on the world.

Life and death and Florida video

Contact Energy told to 'clean up its mess' after lake turns to swamp video

The Rebuild

Almost $500,000 from Christchurch Cave Rock apartments sale sitting in limbo video

An example of damage from unknown vandals in one of the Cave Rock apartments in Sumner.

The long-running saga of the quake-damaged and much-disputed Sumner complex has a new chapter.

Demolition approved for Christchurch's Catholic cathedral

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Demolition of the Catholic cathedral has started with the removal of two stone Angels. The 1905 ...

Demolition of Christchurch's earthquake-damaged Catholic cathedral will begin in about two weeks.

Work on planned Lyttelton development Collett's Corner gearing up again

An artist's impression of the Collett's Corner development in Lyttelton, which is about to start a second round of ...

The "pioneering" Lyttelton project is back from a coronavirus-enforced hiatus.

Century-old trees around Christchurch's Anglican cathedral get more protection video

Two London Plane trees at the eastern end of the Christ Church Cathedral.

Three historic trees have been given more protection under special new planning laws passed to ensure restoration of the Christ Church Cathedral is not held up.

Large Stonehurst block will become central Christchurch housing development

The Stonehurst site, including buildings and vacant land, was put up for sale in 2020 – the first time it was on the ...

A large city block has been sold to housing developers after sitting vacant since Canterbury's earthquakes.

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More retailers shut up shop in Christchurch malls post-Covid lockdown video

Some stores at Westfield’s Riccarton mall in Christchurch offer customers more than one way to shop.

Fast-changing shopping trends and the fallout from the Covid-19 crisis have led to a jump in the number of closed doors at Christchurch malls.

One week, two bosses of Christchurch council-owned companies quit video

Onno Mulder is leaving Christchurch City Council-owned Citycare after 15 years at the helm.

Onno Mulder steps down as chief of maintenance contractor Citycare, days after the head of the city's lines company resigns.

Almost $500,000 from Christchurch Cave Rock apartments sale sitting in limbo video

An example of damage from unknown vandals in one of the Cave Rock apartments in Sumner.

The long-running saga of the quake-damaged and much-disputed Sumner complex has a new chapter.

Coronavirus: Remote working revolution rising from rubble in Queenstown video

RemoteTogetherNZ organisers Trent Yeo, DK, and Scott Kennedy.

Business leaders will share ideas at a new festival in Queenstown to help Kiwis thrive in the new world of work post-Covid.

Wealthy Gough family property for sale

The remaining asset of the Gough family business, a 5.1-hectare industrial site in Hornby, is for sale after Gough ...

The remaining asset, a big industrial property, of the Gough family business is on the market.

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Life story: Legendary Canterbury horse trainer Tony Prendergast

Tony Prendergast and jockey Kylie Williams following Williams’ 700th win on Prendergast's horse, Queen Jetsun, on ...

OBITUARY: Training and caring for horses was much more than a job for Tony Prendergast; it was a lifestyle.

Super Rugby: Two more key cogs re-sign with Crusaders as roster takes shape video

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 11: Mitchell Drummond of the Crusaders looks on prior to the round 5 Super Rugby ...

Mitchell Drummond and Tom Christie are the latest Crusaders to recommit to the 11-times champions.

Seven Linwood Keas in Canterbury Bulls squad

Penitito Ilalio, pictured playing for the Canterbury Bulls against Samoa, is one of seven players from the champion ...

Champion club dominates a strong representative team lineup for national rugby league series.

Silver Ferns connection helps Tactix land Karin Burger

With Casey Kopua retired and Phoenix Karaka pregnant, Karin Burger shapes as the Silver Ferns' starting goal defence.

Chance to play more at goal defence and alongside Silver Ferns' team-mate, a powerful lure for Tactix recruit Karin Burger.

Record five titles in a row for Linwood Keas

Linwood Keas prop Alex Todd (C), pictured after the 2017 final, is one of five players played in all five of the ...

Five Keas collected their fifth consecutive winner's medal for champion side.

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Why Hanmer Springs offers aquatic fun for the whole family video

The pool temperatures range from 28 degrees right up to a sweaty 42, and the water is either fresh or mineral to suit ...

Whatever you’re in the mood for, with a choice of 15 different pools, you’ll find it here.

Life and death and Florida video

Writer Chloe Lane’s debut novel tackles a thorny topical issue.

Writer Chloe Lane explains why her first novel tackles euthanasia.

Christchurch street art lit up at night video

An artwork by Rone on Worcester St in central Christchurch has been lit up at night.

The streets have been transformed into a night gallery with new lights illuminating 11 murals.

Forget pop, Theia's composing waiata Māori video

Em Walker studied Te Reo Rangatira and Māori and Indigenous Studies.

Theia is known for her "futuristic" alt-pop, but lately she's been composing in a centuries-old genre of waiata.

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