Prolific conman Wayne Eaglesome 'not breaching parole conditions'

Wayne Eaglesome was jailed for two years and three months in October 2018.

8:45 PM  Days after being released from prison, Eaglesome appears to have created a new identity, posting photos claiming to be in Europe buying a luxury car and eating at fancy hotels.

Locals wanted to plug worker gap video

For people wanting work - and to help a massive annual boost to the economy - Central Otago's fruit and grape harvest ...

8:39 PM  A free tent site, $18.90 an hour and flexible hours to pick grapes. This is one of the 9000 jobs going in Otago this summer employers are struggling to get Kiwis to fill.

Cathedral must find $26m in 12 months video

Concept designs for the restored Christ Church Cathedral.

Wealthy supporters will have to donate at least $1m a fortnight to keep restoration of the Christ Church Cathedral on schedule.

Queenstown council fires back at Auckland millionaire over yacht row

Ex-America's Cup yacht NZL14, which has been declared abandoned by the Queenstown-Lakes District Council

Council sent “numerous directives” and payments to Aucklander Geoff Hunt, but is now selling the "abandoned" ex-America's Cup vessel.

Council takes hard line on recycling rule breakers video

Contaminated recycling bins have cost Christchurch City Council almost $1.5m this year.

180 Christchurch households have had their recycling bins confiscated. Another 1450 have one last chance to clean up their act.

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Serious injuries after car crashes into brick wall

A person has been seriously injured after crashing into a brick wall in Dunedin. Emergency services were called to the ...

A car, which was towing another, crashed through some trees and into a brick wall, seriously injuring one person.

Father shocked as jailed teacher seeks release without sex offender treatment

Jaimee Cooney leaves the Blenheim District Court after her first appearance on the charges in July 2019.

Parole Board surprised "untreated sex offender" Jaimee Cooney can't get the help she needs in prison, like her legal team claims.

Marathons at risk from covid cases video

The full ASB Auckland Marathon is 42km and starts at 6am.

More than 20,000 runners in Auckland and Queenstown marathons could miss out if NZ moves back to Alert Level 2.

New artwork destined for the banks of Christchurch's Avon River sparks debate video

The Pool artwork by Natalie Guy will become a permanent installation in Christchurch.

A bright yellow diving board with no pool is destined for the banks of Christchurch's Avon River, but not all city councillors are happy about it.

Father meets baby in court before being jailed

Wiringi was sentenced to 15 months' imprisonment.

​​​​​​​A Christchurch District Court judge broke with protocol to allow a young father to hold his baby girl for the first time before being sent to jail.

TSB to close three Taranaki branches, open one in Christchurch

TSB branches in Fitzroy, Moturoa and Vogeltown branches will be merged with New Plymouth's TSB Centre and TSB Westown in ...

Three New Plymouth TSB branches will close early next year as they are “merged” with larger ones. Meanwhile, a branch will be opened in Christchurch next month.

Sickening video shows man stabbing baby seal in Kaikōura

Baby seals have long been an attraction for visitors to Kaikōura. (File photo)

A 20-year-old Kaikōura man has been arrested after a sickening video emerged of him allegedly stabbing a baby seal in front of a friend.

Otago man stole $10,000 worth of cigarettes from freight truck

A former freight company employee has admitted to the Alexandra District Court that he stole $10,000 worth of cigarettes ...

A Central Otago man hacked into his former employer’s computer system to find out where a truck was and steal $10,000 worth of cigarettes.

Mother's anger: 'They let my daughter's killer go' video

Paul Pounamu Tainui, pictured the night he was pulled over by police before killing Nicole Tuxford.

The convicted killer was headed to his second murder when police caught him drink-driving with knives in the car. It was "reasonable" to let him go, new report says.

Christchurch teacher jailed for unlawful sex with teen

Former teacher Daniel Bruce McMillan has been jailed for sexual offending against an underage girl.

Daniel Bruce McMillan was working as a teacher at a Christchurch school when he had sexual intercourse with a girl who was only 14 or 15.

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Christchurch council splashes the cash video

The Imagination Station at Christchurch’s Tūranga library will get $35,000 to help pay staff wages.

Eight Christchurch groups will share almost $1 million in ratepayer grants and loans.

Painter unfairly accused of stealing from work site awarded $25,000

A Christchurch painting business was ordered to pay up after unfairly dismissing a worker and accusing her of stealing from work sites.

Victim's mother wants independent inquiry into double killer video

Serious injuries after car crashes into brick wall

The Rebuild

Catholic cathedral's iconic copper dome could be sold as salvage video

The Catholic cathedral in December 2007, before it was badly damaged in the 2011 Canterbury earthquakes.

Hundreds of historic tiles and tonnes of Oamaru stone could end up in landfill as part of the Catholic cathedral demolition in Christchurch.

Christchurch development Collett's Corner more than halfway to fundraising goal

An artist's impression of the Collett's Corner development in Lyttelton, Christchurch.

The ambitious Christchurch development, featuring apartments and a wellness centre, is using crowdfunding to finance the build.

Applications flooding in as deadline for government on-solds programme looms video

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Jonathan Claridge is getting $320,000 of repairs for the house he bought in 2015 which had ...

Cantabrians worried about botched repairs to homes they bought after the quakes are rushing to sign up to a taxpayer-funded scheme likely to cost $300m.

City council approves $12m rescue buy-up for Christchurch Town Hall company video

The Christchurch Town Hall underwent extensive repairs after Canterbury’s earthquakes.

The Christchurch City Council has voted to inject another $12 million into an already blown out repair cost for The Town Hall.

Christchurch stadium design and build contractor to be chosen by end of year video

An artist’s impression of inside the new Christchurch stadium as set up for concerts.

The roof for Christchurch's new multi-use arena will cost $67.2 million alone – just $20m less than the main structure itself, new documents suggest.

Opinion

Election 2020: A defeated National plays the blame game video

National leader Judith Collins and her party’s MPs talk to the media after their first post-election meeting.

Was it tactical voting or bad campaigning that sunk National in 2020?

Blistering court judgment against Eric Watson

Eric Watson’s evidence was described by a British judge as ...”almost worthless’’.

OPINION: This really does seem to be a cautionary tale of hubris and a spectacular fall from metaphorical grace and actual wealth

Carping over goldfish doubt

Goldfish are carp, which are famously long-lived, Joe Bennett tells those who doubt his pets’ longevity.

OPINION: Say what you like about goldfish – and say it to their faces – you will not trouble them.

Labour must govern in its own right video

What should the new government focus on? Share your thoughts.

OPINION: This result is thunderous endorsement of PM Ardern's crisis management. A coalition with the Greens is anathema to blue voters who entrusted Labour with their vote.

In defence of the RMA

“There are fundamental tensions between protection of the natural environment and the use of natural and built resources ...

OPINION: It would be unfortunate if the good features of the RMA were lost in a rush for “reform"

business

Locals wanted to plug worker gap video

For people wanting work - and to help a massive annual boost to the economy - Central Otago's fruit and grape harvest ...

A free tent site, $18.90 an hour and flexible hours to pick grapes. This is one of the 9000 jobs going in Otago this summer employers are struggling to get Kiwis to fill.

TSB to close three Taranaki branches, open one in Christchurch

TSB branches in Fitzroy, Moturoa and Vogeltown branches will be merged with New Plymouth's TSB Centre and TSB Westown in ...

Three New Plymouth TSB branches will close early next year as they are “merged” with larger ones. Meanwhile, a branch will be opened in Christchurch next month.

Local jeweller's pendants a nod to business peers on popular Christchurch street video

Rowena Watson's pendants are shaped like New Regent St shopfronts to try to support locally owned businesses.

Rowena Watson's pendants are designed to celebrate businesses on a usually popular street that has struggled with the loss of tourists this year.

Dunedin's once-soaring house values are now going nowhere - CoreLogic

Dunedin’s once-soaring property values have lost momentum, says CoreLogic’s Kelvin Davidson.

Dunedin values rose almost $245,000 in five years but, unlike other parts of New Zealand, they have lost momentum since Covid-19 hit.

ACT wins over pub owner video

Josh Lilley, 34, a bar owner from North Canterbury.

ACT's David Seymour has made the right calls on the right issues, Joshua Lilley believes.

sport

How George Bower went from All Blacks' tackling bag to actual All Black video

Crusaders and Otago prop George Bower’s rise into the All Blacks has not been a typical one.

George Bower is an All Black for real this time, unlike a couple of years ago when he was paid $150 to act like one.

Rugby clubs learn lessons on sportsmanship after spectator charged video

A referee was abused and a parent ran onto the pitch during a heated rugby match in Greymouth in August.

West Coast Rugby Union clubs have called for better sportsmanship after a heated match ended with an assault charge.

Tributes flow for Neill Ridley

Jockey Terry Moseley and trainer Neill Ridley after one of their wins at the Riccarton racecourse in Christchurch.

Horse trainer who won three Great Western Steeplechases in Riverton will have his funeral at the Riccarton Racecourse on Friday.

New home for Christchurch netball seeks $1m ratepayer loan video

Christchurch Netball will end 100 years of netball's association with Hagley Park when it moves to Ngā Puna Wai.

Developers of a $20 million indoor sports facility in Christchurch are seeking a $1m ratepayer loan, but the city council is recommending it grant half that.

Mitre 10 Cup: Waikato score 89th minute try to pip Canterbury by one-point video

Waikato centre Quinn Tupaea is tackled by Canterbury loose forward Tom Christie in Christchurch on Sunday.

In a match which went about as long as last week's Bledisloe Cup thriller, Waikato condemned Canterbury to their third one-point loss of the season.

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New artwork destined for the banks of Christchurch's Avon River sparks debate video

The Pool artwork by Natalie Guy will become a permanent installation in Christchurch.

A bright yellow diving board with no pool is destined for the banks of Christchurch's Avon River, but not all city councillors are happy about it.

Marlon Williams announces 15 date NZ tour

Marlon Williams announces a solo national tour, a single, plus the singer is set to release a new album in November.

Lyttelton-based singer/songwriter Marlon Williams will hit the road in February to play 15 solo shows all over Aotearoa.

Court Theatre rejects idea of year-long Covid closure and launches new season

A new production of musical Little Shop of Horrors will draw on recent revivals of the classic show overseas.

Smaller casts, shared production costs and safety plans are planned for the new season of musicals, plays and comedies at Christchurch's Court Theatre.

When A City Rises film made 'by us, for us and about

Award-winning music producer Ben Edwards, of The Sitting Room studio in Lyttelton, is the musical director of Gerard ...

Musical director Ben Edwards know more about rebuilding than most

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