Grieving father's rampage at council building 'easily explained and forgiven'

Cummings outside the Dunedin District Court.

19 min ago  Mark Cummings was grieving the death of his beloved daughter when he took matters - and a cricket bat - into his own hands.

Struggling community groups to get extra council funding video

There has been strong demand for additional money to help community groups struggling in the wake of Covid-19.

2:53 PM  Christchurch City Council is pouring an extra $250,000 into a fund to help community groups struggling in the wake of Covid-19.

Approval for $280m Wānaka film studio video

An architect's impression of the proposed Silverlight Studios film development, near Wānaka.

2:48 PM  The developers say it will create 4134 jobs in its first year and boost GDP by $1.7 billion.

Police name victim of fatal crash in rural North Canterbury

James George Heaven, 50, died following a single-vehicle crash on Glendhu Rd, Motunau, shortly before 8.30pm on Friday. ...

2:45 PM  James George Heaven, 50, died in a single-vehicle crash on Glendhu Rd, Motunau, on Friday evening.

Pair jailed for attempted murder after drive-by shooting in Christchurch

Andrej Schwaab, left, and Joshua James MacKay (composite image), appeared in the High Court at Christchurch on ...

A man gunned down in daylight told his attackers "I am not your victim", during a 10 minute speech on the destructiveness of the justice system.

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Councillor trespassed from council building over lack of Covid-19 vaccine pass

Councillor Lee Vandervis has been barred from the Dunedin City Council office for three months.

An outspoken and unvaccinated councillor has been issued a three-month trespass notice from the Dunedin City Council building.

Surprise guilty plea in Dunedin supermarket stabbing attack video

Luke Lambert appears via audiovisual link in the High Court at Dunedin.

Luke Lambert has admitted stabbing four people inside a Countdown supermarket in Dunedin.

Corrections, DHBs criticised for mental health care before prisoner's death video

Corrections and two district health board’s did not communicate well over a young prisoner, who later died in a ...

Corrections and the Southern District Health Board have been told to apologise to the family of a teenager who died in a suspected suicide in prison.

Kiwi's photo of aurora named among world's best

“Tranquil” – Larryn Rae, Lake Tekapo.

A stunning image by Larryn Rae taken at Lake Tekapo has been named among the best photos of auroras in 2021.

Up to 15 per cent more rain fell in Canterbury as a result of climate change video

30052021 News John Bisset/STUFF.   Flooding around South Canterbury.   Orari river at Orari Bridge.

The flooding in May caused $43.8m damage and would have been less severe without climate change.

Man ordered from court after abusing defendant in case of child neglect

A hearing at Christchurch District Court was interrupted when a man was ordered from a courtroom after making comments ...

The disturbance broke out at the Christchurch District Court during a hearing in which two women were charged over the abuse of a young boy.

Christchurch's coin-operated dance floor to shimmy off down the road video

Eve Gilling, 14, Ella Putwain, 14, and Benjy Rivett, 15, dance up a storm at Christchurch’s Dance-O-Mat.

The Dance-O-Mat has hosted many floor-fillers in its time, with Prince Charles even once enjoying a boogie. Now, after seven years, it's on the move.

Marginalised groups suffer poor health and discrimination, report finds video

People from all over New Zealand have shared their stories of trying - and often failing - to access mental health help ...

While most Kiwis feel healthy, happy and safe, minority groups are struggling, the latest Mental Health Commission report has found.

Plan now to be there for a film festival like no other

“What is there to stop us making films [in Lyttelton]? Real films, proper films,” Joe Bennett asked his friend, Jason.

OPINION: When you’ve got the whole world to write about, the mind alights on nothing.

Funding Keytruda for melanoma but not for lung cancer is racist, health advocates say video

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Pharmac has been accused of institutional racism for funding drugs for melanoma, but not lung cancer – a disease that kills twice as many Māori and non-Māori.

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Lotto winners go from jackpot to nothing after their building firm collapses video

Cam Romeril of Dunedin

A couple won big in Lotto but lost almost $1 million in a collapsed Dunedin building firm. Now they face having to sell their own home.

Hiker lucky to be alive after being swept down raging river video

It took milliseconds for the torrent to sweep Kayes Chu off her feet. All she could see were rocks and white water as she struggled to stay alive.

Son of gang boss on the run after fleeing Corrections custody at hospital video

Councillor trespassed from council building over lack of Covid-19 vaccine pass

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Plan now to be there for a film festival like no other

“What is there to stop us making films [in Lyttelton]? Real films, proper films,” Joe Bennett asked his friend, Jason.

OPINION: When you’ve got the whole world to write about, the mind alights on nothing.

What place for the anonymous in political funding?

Justice Minister Kris Faafoi:

OPINION: There's a tension between reasonable privacy and necessary accountability, but neither is dispensable.

Pandemic's pressure impacts stretched public service

The Covid-19 response was a worthy reason for stalled policy programmes and capacity constraints... for a while.

OPINION: It’s been all hands on deck for the Covid-19 response. What does this mean for core business, and policy reform?

Auckland played its part, and now we want our lives back video

Party goers taste their first drink at Headquarters in Auckland Viaduct after three months of lockdown in Auckland.

OPINION: Delta was always coming to a town near you. The best and only strategy we had as a country was for Auckland to buy everyone else time. And we did this.

Let's see proof congestion charges will change behaviour

The Christchurch Northern Corridor, seen here near Redwood, as been open almost a year.

OPINION: To characterise these Waimakariri residents as free-riders is grossly unfair and needlessly territorial.

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NZ's favourite bar of the year celebrates triumph after tough start

Kaiser Brew Garden managing directors Campbell and Bridget Parker.

Despite a "soul destroying" opening just four months prior to a nationwide lockdown, a Christchurch brew garden has defied the odds and won the New Zealand public's favourite pub of the year.

A taste of old Ireland: Irish pub opens in Christchurch heritage building

Richard Norton, left, Andrew Norton, middle, and Nick Inkster are the trio behind Paddy McNaughton’s.

At Paddy McNaughton's, it's Guinness, Magners, lager or whiskey - or it's nothing.

Government may allow plans for $1 billion Queenstown development to be fast tracked video

An artist’s impression of the billion-dollar Lakeview development in central Queenstown.

The 10-hectare development on a former camping ground will include 500 apartments, three hotels and a hospitality and retail precinct.

Concern at glaciers as tourism ‘not flavour of the month’ video

The loss of tourists due to New Zealand’s border closure has hit tourist towns like Franz Josef hard.

A major South Island tourism operator has warned that banks are running out of goodwill towards the industry as the impact of Covid-19 continues to bite.

Housing developers keen for Crown land video

The east frame in central Christchurch has bare sites alongside new housing.

The Crown is considering "substantive" offers from developers for two sites and is hoping to speed up construction in Christchurch's east frame.

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Ben Stokes dedicates Ashes test to dad's memory video

Ben Stokes makes a special tribute to his father, Ged, after helping England win a test against South Africa in Cape ...

Kiwi-born England all-rounder determined to deliver at the Gabba a year after his beloved dad's passing.

New Zealand 3x3 basketballers qualify for Commonwealth Games

New Zealand's Max de Geest drives against Vitalii Shorstkyi of Ukraine in 3x3 basketball at the 2018 Youth Olympics.

New Zealand will have a representation in 3x3 basketball at the 2022 Commonwealth Games as the format makes its debut appearance at the event.

100 riders compete in second Tombstone Mountain Bike Race in Hanmer video

The second Tombstone Mountain Bike Race was held in Hanmer Springs on Sunday, with 100 participants taking to the course.

Olympic mountain biker Anton Cooper joined 100 participants at the second Tombstone mountain bike race in Hanmer Springs on Sunday.

Veteran cycling commentator subject of surprisingly frank documentary video

Phil Liggett, left, and Paul Sherwen were one of the longest-running commentary duos in televised sport’s history.

REVIEW: The man who helped bring the sport of cycling to the masses is well served by this celebratory, but never obsequious, look at his life.

Super Rugby: Crusaders reveal new away kit, Highlanders go maroon video

The Crusaders alternative jersey for 2022 features the Southern Alps in the design.

Adidas advertises new designs on UK website before the official unveiling of the jerseys in New Zealand on Monday - and there are some surprises.

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Christchurch's coin-operated dance floor to shimmy off down the road video

Eve Gilling, 14, Ella Putwain, 14, and Benjy Rivett, 15, dance up a storm at Christchurch’s Dance-O-Mat.

The Dance-O-Mat has hosted many floor-fillers in its time, with Prince Charles even once enjoying a boogie. Now, after seven years, it's on the move.

NZ's favourite bar of the year celebrates triumph after tough start

Kaiser Brew Garden managing directors Campbell and Bridget Parker.

Despite a "soul destroying" opening just four months prior to a nationwide lockdown, a Christchurch brew garden has defied the odds and won the New Zealand public's favourite pub of the year.

A taste of old Ireland: Irish pub opens in Christchurch heritage building

Richard Norton, left, Andrew Norton, middle, and Nick Inkster are the trio behind Paddy McNaughton’s.

At Paddy McNaughton's, it's Guinness, Magners, lager or whiskey - or it's nothing.

Popular Sparks concert to go ahead, but other events canned video

Sparks 2022 will go ahead at North Hagley Park on January 22, but people will have to present their vaccine pass to get ...

The Sparks concert will go ahead next month, but other events organised by Christchurch City Council will still be canned due to Covid-19.

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