Cause of student's death a mystery video

Mason Pendrous' death made headlines around the world after it was revealed he had been dead for up to a month before ...

Mason Pendrous' family will never know why he died after the cause of his death was ruled to be undetermined, while Canterbury Uni announces a raft of changes.

New Hilton hotel for Christchurch

Artist's impression of new Hilton hotel The Modern which will open on Hereford St in central Christchurch.

An office building in central Christchurch is to reopen as the city's second Hilton hotel.

Teen crash victim fighting for life

Jason Alexander with his daughters Tayla, left, and Sunmara, right.

Dad of 15-year-old fighting for her life after a crash that killed her sister is hoping she makes it to her "sweet 16" on Friday.

Suspicious fire in Christchurch forest

A helicopter and fire engines quickly contained a fire in Christchurch's Bottle Lake Forest on Wednesday.

It took 10 fire crews and a helicopter just over an hour to put out the blaze.

Airbnb operators must pay 'fair share'

Comfort Inn Riccarton owner Bob Pringle is upset at how Airbnb-style operators have to abide by virtually no regulations ...

More Christchurch's moteliers will leave the industry if nothing is done to crack down on Airbnb-style accommodation.

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Cartoonist hits back at editor video

Garrick Tremain's new cartoon 'An Ode to Capitulation' hits back at an editor.

Garrick Tremain's latest cartoon takes aim at the Otago Daily Times editor, calling him "timid" and "spooked by PC fuss".

School ball hit by food poisoning

More than 130 people fell ill after attending a function at the Addington Events Centre's Christian Cullen Lounge on ...

Guests joked about not eating the potato salad. The next morning more than 130 people fell ill.

Roger Sutton's new job

Roger Sutton.

Former earthquake rebuild boss Roger Sutton has a new job as head of Mid-Canterbury's electricity lines company.

Armed robbers steal booze

One of people who robbed a Christchurch liquor store in Spreydon on Saturday night.

Four people armed with a spanner, hammer and knife threatened staff at the Lincoln Rd store.

Judge warns ram-attack plotter

A man who planned to ram a car into a group of people in Christchurch when he was a teenager is back in custody.

Man was arrested in his teens in 2017 after threatening to ram a car into a crowd warned not to "burn bridges".

'It's not about revenge'

Brad Coker, 24, died in a Fox Glacier skydiving plane crash in 2010.

Chris Coker's son died while skydiving in NZ nine years ago. He says more accountability in adventure tourism is needed.

Coast highway opens from south

One of the big dropouts or road collapses at Mt Hercules/Whataroa after storm event.

Single access to a West Coast tourist hotspot is open after slips block the road in and out.

A screen that gives and takes

Unlike the screens we already knew, today's screens give but they also take, Joe Bennett writes.

OPINION: George Orwell imagined something horrific. What we have may be worse.

Changing face of community service

Our volunteer organisations - like local fire brigades - are struggling to fill their ranks.

OPINION: A huge percentage of what we as a nation take for granted relies on volunteers, but groups like St John and Plunket are struggling to fill their ranks.

Christchurch startup goes global

Komodo Monitr's three founders: Matt Goodson, left, Jack Wood, and Chris Bacon.

A young Christchurch sport startup has earned the opportunity to work alongside executives from Nike, Adidas, FIFA and the NBA.

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Hundreds harmed in state care

A new Oranga Tamariki report shows nearly 500 children in state care have been harmed in the year ending June 30. (Stock ...

Children as young as 6 years old have been sexually, physically, emotionally abused in state care.

E-scooters hitting Selwyn streets

Selwyn residents could get their first taste of e-scooters on the streets of Rolleston, Lincoln and Prebbleton on Thursday.

Cartoonist hits back at editor video

Beach camp buoyant

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Ratepayers' costs for stadium

About $80 of a Christchurch homeowner's annual rates bill will go towards stadium running costs, though most of this is ...

The average Christchurch ratepayer would chip in about $80 a year to cover the stadium's shortfall.

$500m for new church precinct

An artist's impression of a completed Te Pae Christchurch convention centre.

Developer joins forces with Catholic Church for huge "North of Square" project in central Christchurch.

Site for new Catholic cathedral unveiled

Bishop Paul Martin, left, and developer Philip Carter at the site of Christchurch's new catholic cathedral and precinct.

A half-billion dollar plan including a new cathedral, five-star hotel and carpark will be a game changer for Christchurch.

Advocate for disability sport

Among Muschamp's athletes has been Holly Robinson, here competing in the javelin in Sydney in April.

Former Wheel Black Justin Muschamp has helped improve the lives of uncounted people.

Hagley cricket lights win favour

An artist's impression of how the proposed lights for Hagley Oval will look, if they are given the go ahead.

Eyesore or asset? More than 2000 have their say on controversial plan to light up Hagley Oval.

Opinion

A screen that gives and takes

Unlike the screens we already knew, today's screens give but they also take, Joe Bennett writes.

OPINION: George Orwell imagined something horrific. What we have may be worse.

Changing face of community service

Our volunteer organisations - like local fire brigades - are struggling to fill their ranks.

OPINION: A huge percentage of what we as a nation take for granted relies on volunteers, but groups like St John and Plunket are struggling to fill their ranks.

Fatal flaws in our tourism thinking

A women grieves after placing flowers on a fence at the Whakatane Wharf on Tuesday, following the eruption of White ...

OPINION: Another tragedy will likely bring a new review of adventure tourism and its risks. We have been here before. Too many times.

Pot referendum risks becoming our Brexit

Justice Minister Andrew. Cannabis reform is Labour's legislation and Labour's referendum. They should have the courage ...

OPINION: Labour not credible when proclaiming neutrality on cannabis vote.

The convenience bulge

The future is here and it's meat on chips delivered to your door.

A sugar or fat tax is often mooted as a way to improve the food decisions. A tax on technology would be more effective.

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Christchurch startup goes global

Komodo Monitr's three founders: Matt Goodson, left, Jack Wood, and Chris Bacon.

A young Christchurch sport startup has earned the opportunity to work alongside executives from Nike, Adidas, FIFA and the NBA.

Ratepayers' costs for stadium

About $80 of a Christchurch homeowner's annual rates bill will go towards stadium running costs, though most of this is ...

The average Christchurch ratepayer would chip in about $80 a year to cover the stadium's shortfall.

Avocados selling for 18c

Avocados are a healthy source of monounsaturated fats and contains nearly 20 vitamins and nutrients.

If you thought avocado prices hit rock bottom at 29 cents, they just got lower.

ECan 'made up' legal process

Cloud Ocean Estate's water production plant at Belfast has permission to take the equivalent of more than 24 million ...

Unlawful amalgamation of consents could have allowed controversial water bottlers to 'jump the queue'

Big tourist airlift video

Hong Kong tourists airlifted from Tekapo by the Helicopter Line celebrate their arrival in Christchurch on Monday ...

Aircraft operators have swooped in to evacuate hundreds of tourists stranded by the weekend floods and slips.

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Silver lining for Crusaders

Scott Robertson has a remarkable 48-3-5 record with the Crusaders in three years.

Fresh from missing out on the All Blacks coaching job, 'resilient' Scott Robertson was hard at work with the Crusaders on Wednesday.

Canterbury's plan to return to the top

Reuben Thorne captained the All Blacks and Crusaders in his playing days.

How new Canterbury co-coaches Reuben Thorne and Mark Brown plan to return the red and blacks to the top.

Chch stadium's final plan revealed

The investment case going before the city council is for a stadium costing $473 million, with a mostly clear roof.

It will bring events and vitality to Christchurch, but will cost millions more than it brings in. Will the council sign it off?

Crusaders player sorry for 'Jew' slur

Crusader's halfback Bryn Hall is said to have apologised to the Jewish Council for making the slur.

The Jewish Council received a "sincere and thoughtful" apology from Bryn Hall about the comment.

Hagley cricket lights win favour

An artist's impression of how the proposed lights for Hagley Oval will look, if they are given the go ahead.

Eyesore or asset? More than 2000 have their say on controversial plan to light up Hagley Oval.

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New cafe opens in Christchurch

Ally and Sid is now open at the former Park Ranger central city location on Walker St.

On sunny days, Ally & Sid opens its big garage door lets the outside in. Dogs are welcome too.

Take a moment to listen to Silence!!!

Tim Moore, a former Christchurch musician now based in Melbourne, has made an album called Famous For God under the ...

Former Christchurch musician Tim Moore is back - as Uncle Quentin.

Boy & Bear announce New Zealand tour

Australian indie-folk band Boy & Bear will tour their latest album in 2020.

The Australian indie-folk band will make the trip across the ditch off the back of their latest album.

Why artist Louise Henderson is back in fashion

Painter Louise Henderson, originally from Paris, in her Auckland studio in the 1950s.

Louise Henderson is finally having her moment.

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