Chemical spill in Hokitika

Anyone who could have come into contact with the dilute nitric acid dispersed from Westland Milk, pictured, is being ...

A West Coast milk factory's chemical cleaning hose burst, causing acid vapour to disperse.

Slain man 'lived for Mob'

Ngaoa Kokaua was killed after an altercation at a Christchurch home on Saturday night.

Gang member killed in Christchurch described as hard on the outside, with a "heart of gold".

Christchurch - six months on

Signs of support from Caroline Syddall, Fraser Mackie, and Jocelyn Papprill at Christchurch's Linwood Islamic Centre on ...

In the wake of the Christchurch terror attack, there are signs of healing, support and, of course, ongoing struggle.

Urban food forest at risk

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Otakaro Orchard Working Bee on Cambridge Terrace.
International students plant ...

Ōtākaro Orchard dream may die off unless nearly a $1m is raised by the end of the month.

Chch duo wins Rockquest

The pair collect their prize at the Bruce Mason Centre in Auckland on Saturday.

Natalie Hutton and Minnie Robberds have won Smokefree Rockquest with "beautiful" songs.

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NZ's best crime writers honoured

Dame Fiona Kidman's Kidman's This Mortal Boy won the best novel at the Ngaio Marsh Awards on Saturday.

A story about the execution of a young immigrant has been judged NZ's best crime novel.

Violence may cost pro rugby dream

Jesse Montagu playing for Temuka in the South Canterbury rugby competition in 2018.

Three violent outbursts have jeopardised a rugby player's dreams of playing professionally overseas.

Kiwi named in $768m fraud trial

Prosecutors in Cologne brought charges against British bankers  Martin Shields and Nicholas Diable but they are not the ...

Christchurch businessman Paul Robert Mora "in the very centre" of German cum-ex fraud trial, says researcher.

Calls for help

Mental health and addiction counsellors at NTS handle 15000 phone or text sessions a month.

Who's answering the mental health helplines?

'Put me in the cell'

Abdul Aziz says the day of the mosque shootings is still ''fresh in our minds'' six months on.

The man who fought off the mosque gunman argued demanded police give him 15 minutes, alone, with him.

Toil, tragedy, trauma and triumph

Some of Dr Tom's class who graduated in 1989 and  attended their reunion in Christchurch.

A group of fresh-faced med students who began their studies 30 years ago are clinically still in their prime.

Paragliding NZ's biggest farm

​New Zealand's paragliding and hang gliding president Duncan Macnab shortly after taking off in the Paeroa range in the ...

Activities on the 180,000 hectare land at Molesworth Station are under review. Paragliders say it would be perfect for flying.

Gun laws met with scepticism

Marc Martinovich, from Loburn in North Canterbury, surrendered his .22 tubular rifle because the new rules mean its ...

Gun owners hand in 20,000 firearms since Chch mosque attacks as new laws stir mixture of enthusiasm and doubt.

Family 'traumatised' by trafficking suspicion

The Sommerfeldt family, from left, Liam, Amanda, Megan and Scott.

After a fellow passenger raised concerns, a white couple with an adopted Chinese daughter were greeted at the airport by police.

Greymouth's first mayoral debate in 15 years

Grey district mayoral candidates (L-R) Tania Gibson, Richard Osmaston, Andrew Robb and Cliff Sandrey at the first ...

The unique mayoralty race was launched for the first time in over a decade after longtime incumbent Tony Kokshoorn stepped down.

local body elections

Council needs to free up $500m

The Hawke's Bay Regional Council's listing of the Port of Napier on the sharemarket to fund its expansion has netted it ...

OPINION: Following the sign-off of last year's Long Term Plan (LTP), Mayor Lianne Dalziel signalled fresh resolve to thrust partial asset sales back onto the agenda.

New ECan council must avoid conflicts

Sir Kerry Burke after his selection as ECan chairman.

OPINION: A recent ruling by the Auditor-General is a first step towards the restoration of accountable regional governance.

Rates a central election issue

Mayor Lianne Dalziel, seen here welcoming new citizens in July, is energised for another tilt at the mayoralty, but has ...

OPINION: Christchurch's mayor's perspective on rates rises seems unlikely to impress voters.

Christchurch council achievements

Christchurch city mayor Lianne Dalziel and councillors the day after they were elected in 2016.

OPINION: After watching the councillors for three years, senior journalist Tina Law gives her view.

Gender pay victory or financial madness?

Dunedin mayor Dave Cull and council chief executive Sue Bidrose at a press conference in 2018.

A big pay rise for the Dunedin City Council's chief executive has been called a victory for gender equality, but opponents say it is "financial madness".

News

Bowel cancer campaigner dies

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Anaru Gray – the face of the Never too Young campaign – has died, aged 40.

'I assumed you were brown'

Kiri Te Rangi is Pākehā, but has missed out on at least one job because of her Māori name.

Mystery moth man drought

Violence may cost pro rugby dream

The Rebuild

Southern Response appeals

Karl and Alison Dodds were misled by Southern Response over a quote for rebuilding their Christchurch home, the High ...

State-owned quake claims firm will appeal a court ruling that found it misled customers Karl and Alison Dodds .

Hotel won't top tall predecessor

The old hotel was demolished storey by storey.

A hotel replacing what was once Christchurch's tallest building won't reach those heights.

Lancaster Park's last hurrah video

The demolition of the main stands at Christchurch's Lancaster Park is expected to be finished in December.

The final days of Christchurch's stadium are here, after one of NZ's largest demolitions.

RSA fury at cenotaph delays

Christchurch RSA president Pete Dawson was angry councillors delayed plans to move the war memorial last year.

"Livid" RSA members said Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel wasn't welcome at the Anzac Day service.

'Philip Carter's swimming pools'

The flooded foundations of the former PWC building on Armagh St are on the council's list of barrier sites in the city ...

One of the richest men in Christchurch is responsible for two of the last stubborn ruins in the city centre.

Opinion

End the million-dollar barbecues

'My planned changes as mayor will not come at your expense ...'

SATIRE: I refuse to play these media games, and I refuse to be drawn into my plans.

What is an everyday Kiwi?

"IIIIIIIIIII ... am everyday people!"

SATIRE: New information suggests The National Party's leader may not be an everyday Kiwi.

Mud stinks, and mud sticks

It's simply too hard to accept that Jacinda Ardern didn't know the alleged assault was of a sexual nature, writes Duncan ...

OPINION: What did Robertson know? And if he knew, Ardern must have known too.

See no evil, hear no evil

Anjum Rahman, of the Islamic Women's Council, said authorities were told about the rise of the far right before the ...

OPINION: Do we have any idea what level of racist taunts, discrimination or aggression individuals experience in NZ?

The week in good news

Taika Waititi signs autographs in Toronto.

OPINION: There is good news in the world.

business

Kiwi named in $768m fraud trial

Prosecutors in Cologne brought charges against British bankers  Martin Shields and Nicholas Diable but they are not the ...

Christchurch businessman Paul Robert Mora "in the very centre" of German cum-ex fraud trial, says researcher.

Pay hike has 'inflamed situation'

Kevin Winders, chief executive of Port Otago, has received a $100,000 pay rise in the last year. (File photo)

A $100,000 pay rise for Port Otago's chief executive is a "kick in the guts" for port workers fighting for better pay and conditions, a union says.

Winners of "building twice"

Turanga, the Christchurch central library, has won an inaugural award from Master Builders for its use of BIM technology.

Using digital technology in construction is being celebrated and awarded

Surplus to requirements

Big steel producer Steel & Tube is selling another Christchurch property, this one in Braeburn Drive, Hornby, as part of ...

A big industrial property no longer needed has been put up for sale in Christchurch.

Southern Response appeals

Karl and Alison Dodds were misled by Southern Response over a quote for rebuilding their Christchurch home, the High ...

State-owned quake claims firm will appeal a court ruling that found it misled customers Karl and Alison Dodds .

sport

Young prospect stars in Bulls win

Young Canterbury Bulls forward Caius Fa'atili (L) made a big impression in the 28-18 win over the Akarana Falcons.

Young Bulls to the fore as Canterbury conquer rugby league's three-time titleholders.

Franks returns in Canty win

Owen Franks carries the ball forward strongly during his return to rugby for Canterbury against Northland.

Not wanted for World Cup, veteran All Blacks enjoys win for provincial side.

Live: Northland v Canterbury

Northland's Kane Jacobson, left, takes a breather after scoring a try during last week's loss to Manawatū.

Northland host Canterbury in a Mitre10 Cup clash at Whangarei's Semenoff Stadium.

Tahuhu's freak injury

Lea Tahuhu has been an integral figure with the new ball for the White Ferns in one-day and T20 cricket.

White Fern knows she'll always be butt of jokes after dislocating shoulder while celebrating win.

Franks to boost Canterbury

Owen Franks will on Friday play for Canterbury for the first time since 2010.

Canterbury coach Joe Maddock has not had to pick up Owen Franks' lip after his World Cup omission.

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Christchurch - six months on

Signs of support from Caroline Syddall, Fraser Mackie, and Jocelyn Papprill at Christchurch's Linwood Islamic Centre on ...

In the wake of the Christchurch terror attack, there are signs of healing, support and, of course, ongoing struggle.

Urban food forest at risk

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Otakaro Orchard Working Bee on Cambridge Terrace.
International students plant ...

Ōtākaro Orchard dream may die off unless nearly a $1m is raised by the end of the month.

Chch duo wins Rockquest

The pair collect their prize at the Bruce Mason Centre in Auckland on Saturday.

Natalie Hutton and Minnie Robberds have won Smokefree Rockquest with "beautiful" songs.

NZSO take on Strauss 'mesmerises'

Conductor Asher Fisch's NZSO debut was impressive.

REVIEW: Ominous, exciting and dramatic, NZSO's Transfiguration never let up.