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Principal rubbishes Ashburton councillor’s ‘entitled youngsters’ remarks video

Ashburton College principal Ross Preece, pictured in 2012, says work ethic isn’t a major problem for the district’s ...

A principal has dismissed controversial comments by a district councillor who suggested the area's young people had become “entitled”.

Pharmac funds arthritis drug for Covid-19 amid major stock shortages video

Drug funding agency Pharmac’s announced funding of two new medications for T2 diabetes last year.

The immunosuppressive drug is being labelled a "game changer" for at-risk populations, but supplies won’t arrive until January.

New 'safe and sustainable' e-scooters and e-bikes to launch in Christchurch video

Neuron Mobility e-scooters and e-bikes will join Lime in Christchurch from October, making it the fourth city to have ...

There'll soon be up to 800 new e-scooters and 200 new e-bikes in Christchurch when Singapore-based Neuron takes over Kiwi company Flamingo's spot in the city.

Christchurch man who allegedly stabbed woman refused bail

A woman was critically injured in an assault on Norwich St in Linwood on Thursday morning.

Lua’ai Lavea, 68, is accused of stabbing a woman in their home, leaving her fighting for her life in hospital.

Hairdressers, barbers call for greater clarity on mandatory mask wearing video

International guidelines recommend clients and employees should both wear masks, Hair and Barber New Zealand executive ...

Hair salons and barber shops are calling for tighter rules and greater clarity on whether their clients should be wearing masks.

Student accommodation provider pulls out of Christchurch video

Sonoda Village at the University of Canterbury, where student Mason Pendrous’ body was discovered in September 2019. The ...

Two years after a student lay dead for up to four weeks in his room, the accommodation provider is pulling out of Christchurch.

Ministry support given to resettle former Gloriavale children into schools

Young women and girls seen at Gloriavale. When families leave the religious community, children often find it difficult ...

The children are used to a culture of fear, not freedom, so struggle to put their hand up in class, and are used to harsh discipline, the Gloriavale Leavers' Support Trust manager says.

Experienced pilot Dan Harrison killed in Otago helicopter crash

Dan Harrison, pictured on a glacier entertaining Over The Top clients, died in a helicopter crash in Otago this week.

The pilot who died in a helicopter crash in a remote part of Otago had been flying helicopters for 15 years.

Golf club course committee resigns over tree-felling debacle

The Christchurch Golf Club is currently felling trees around the course which is upsetting both members and neighbours.

Disagreement over the felling of hundreds of trees at an exclusive golf club has led to the resignation of all but one of its course committee members.

Police gang operation uncovers a 'concerning trend' about guns video

Anecdotal feedback from gangs to police is that Operation Tauwhiro is having a significant impact. (File photo).

Police have made 865 arrests, and seized $5m in cash and 987 firearms, since Operation Tauwhiro began in February. But criminals are just getting craftier.


Spin doctor keeps licence after drink-driving

Christchurch spin doctor David Lynch has been fined $300 for drink-driving but will keep his licence. (File photo)

Prominent Christchurch public relations consultant David Lynch has avoided losing his licence for drink-driving, after claiming he had not been served zero alcohol beer as ordered.

Congestion figures reignite funding hopes for second Ashburton bridge video

Increased Mid-Canterbury traffic numbers and congestion issues could hold some clout regarding plans for a second bridge in Ashburton and who funds it.

Community heartbroken over deaths video

Flight cancellations leave couple stranded in NZ after quitting jobs video


Privilege compounds offending of lockdown escapees video

William Willis has apologised for flouting lockdown rules.

OPINION: It's long past time for the impression of automatic anonymity of the accused if they’re well known or well-connected.

Auckland lockdown escaper faces mother's wrath video

District Court Judge Mary-Beth Sharp has said she was appalled to “learn of my son William and his partner’s actions”, ...

OPINION: Who among us has not wanted name suppression to prevent our mother discovering what we did in the weekend?

Is justice colour-blind? video

Picturesque Wānaka is in the news as the location of an infamous level 4 lockdown breach.

The Wānaka story has put the spotlight on whether name suppression is fair.

Afghanistan deminers have a claim on our conscience video

The women who worked for the ground-breaking demining team say they now fear for their lives.

OPINION: We contracted women for dangerous work but that was good. If we abandon them to an endangered future, that would be bad.

The end is nigh for Judith Collins

Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins holds a standup press conference in ...

OPINION: The arc of her journey at the helm of the National Party has become apparent, and the final destination has been arrived at.

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Rare 'red lightning' weather phenomenon captured by Christchurch photographer video

Ethan Takerei is one of only three New Zealanders to capture the rare red lightning weather phenomenon.

It is only the third time on record that a New Zealander has captured the rare red lightning bolts that can occur 100km above the Earth's surface.

Christchurch restaurants keep calm and creatively carry on video

Castro’s Tapas & Bar manager Sam Yearby was worried about the loss of big groups.

Level 2 has not come a moment too soon for restaurants at Riverside Market, though the restrictions are challenging.

Artist may have been dead for a month before his body was found at his home video

Stevens with a work called Solo at an exhibition in 2006.

Loved ones are trying to find a storage lock-up where inventive artist Eion Stevens may have kept thousands of paintings.

Top chefs collaborate for worthy cause

Jimmy McIntyre of Otahuna Lodge is one of three top Christchurch chefs who will be serving up at the charity dinner. ...

Witty banter, friendly competition and tasty food are just some of the items on the menu at an upcoming charity event.

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