Christchurch driver dead after crashing into tree in early-morning crash

A person has died after crashing their car into a tree on the Bridle Path Rd in Ferrymead just before 2am on Saturday. ...

9:04 AM  The driver, believed to be the sole occupant, was found dead in the crash on the Bridle Path Rd in Ferrymead just before 2am on Saturday.

Canterbury nab controversial win as Waikato miss late conversion video

Referee Cam Stone calls full-time despite protests from Waikato first five-eighth Fletcher Smith.

Mooloos first-five Fletcher Smith was aggrieved he didn't get another conversion attempt after the hooter after Canterbury appeared to charge him early.

Living with loss: Remembering Christine Hindson video

Andy Thompson remembers his former wife and the mother of his daughter, Christine Hindson.

The killer was sentenced to life for her murder 16 years ago but still shows no remorse. The scars of family violence linger for those who loved her.

New supermarket subdivision to feed demand in city's biggest suburb video

The rectangular site has been used as farmland.

The new subdivision is estimated to be worth over $250 million once built, and will serve the city's fast-growing suburb.

Former nanny 'torn apart' over alleged murder of three girls video

Graham and Lauren Dickason and their three children, Liane, 7, Maya, 3, and Karla, 3, moved to New Zealand from South ...

The former nanny of three children found dead a week after moving to Timaru is shocked by their deaths: "I'm just asking myself, is this really happening?”

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We're talking about nothing short of a National Party revolution video

Neither John Key nor Bill English “indulged in personal attacks and point-scoring for the sake of it”, Janet Wilson writes.

OPINION: It’s failing members with a chronically weak governance structure that gives the power to those at the top, at the expense of the grassroots.

Redemption songs: Mark Tawha's life 'in the hard lane'

Mark Tawha had a troubled life and was in and out of jail for many years but managed to ''change the narrative'' for his ...

Mourners painted the streets with exhaust fums as a tribute to a man who was a gangster to some, but an angel to others.

Opposition's leaders accused of reprising classic movie roles

David Seymour would be “a shoo-in for the next Spiderman”, a spokesman said.

“The parallels are breathtakingly audacious,” a studio spokeswoman said.

A promising new life in New Zealand ends tragically on a Timaru street video

Graham and Lauren Dickason and their three children Liane, 6, and twins Maya, and Karla, 2, moved to New Zealand from ...

They seemed a devoted couple with a lovely family. It went terribly wrong in Timaru.

The wisdom of Solomon: Tā Mark's post-Ngāi Tahu journey video

Tā Mark Solomon led Ngāi Tahu for 18 years.

Shocking family violence and sexual abuse revelations set the Ngāi Tahu leader on a new course.

Mother of three sisters found dead in Timaru charged with their murders video

Graham and Lauren Dickason and their three children Liane, 6, and twins Maya, and Karla, 2, moved to New Zealand from ...

A woman allegedly killed her three young daughters at their home in Timaru - just weeks after the family moved to NZ from South Africa.

Tougher rules around Covid-19 paper contact tracing data considered video

Concerns have been raised about the privacy around contact tracing guest registers which customers are being asked to ...

Businesses are already legally required to keep the information from paper contact tracing safe.

Weekend weather: Sub-zero and frosty, but fine video

Frost is forecast for parts of the country over the weekend.

Parts of the South Island are forecast to drop below freezing on Saturday with frost and below-average temperatures also on the cards for areas in the North Island.

'Light' earthquake felt across Christchurch

A magnitude 3.6 shook the ground in Christchurch on Friday. (File photo)

About 2500 people reported feeling the magnitude 3.6 quake at 6.05pm on Friday.

'We miss each other': Mum and toddler separated in lockdown

Megan Dalbeth, 25, and her daughter Hailey, 4, have been separated for five weeks due to the alert level 4 lockdown in ...

Megan Dalbeth’s 4-year-old daughter went to visit her father in Auckland for a week. Five weeks later she has still not been able to return home due to lockdown restrictions.

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Controversial new Dunedin landfill to be publicly notified video

Ōtokia Creek in Brighton, Dunedin, is downstream from a proposed new landfill.

Dunedin needs a new landfill, and residents will now get to have their say on the proposed site.

Gran and great aunt take on 100km walk for girl with 'devastating' disorder video

Jasmine, 8, has a condition that will slowly take her mobility, speech and cognitive function. Her gran is now fundraising to help her complete a bucket list.

Songs can keep one of our languages alive video

Thousands of paintings feared lost after artist's death found in lockup video

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Aukus deal should make us reconsider parts of nuclear-free stance video

President Joe Biden speaks about a national security initiative from the East Room of the White House in Washington.

OPINION: Being left out of the defence deal isn't a big disaster for New Zealand right now, but it does pose a long-term strategic challenge.

Songs can keep one of our languages alive video

Heavy metal band Alien Weaponry have been feted in Kerrang magazine.

Singers from Lorde to Alien Weaponry to Stan Walker are reviving te reo. Will it help?

We're talking about nothing short of a National Party revolution video

Neither John Key nor Bill English “indulged in personal attacks and point-scoring for the sake of it”, Janet Wilson writes.

OPINION: It’s failing members with a chronically weak governance structure that gives the power to those at the top, at the expense of the grassroots.

Open up kids' world with a 'culture pass' video

School visits like this one to Auckland Zoo provide rich learning experiences, says Khylee Quince.

OPINION: In this pandemic world, kids are missing out on vital learning experiences that balance out the serious side of becoming an adult.

Opposition's leaders accused of reprising classic movie roles

David Seymour would be “a shoo-in for the next Spiderman”, a spokesman said.

“The parallels are breathtakingly audacious,” a studio spokeswoman said.

business

New supermarket subdivision to feed demand in city's biggest suburb video

The rectangular site has been used as farmland.

The new subdivision is estimated to be worth over $250 million once built, and will serve the city's fast-growing suburb.

Demand for Christchurch homes soars amongst first-home buyers video

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A shortage of houses and a fear of missing out is driving up interest in Christchurch homes.

Consent delays are 'stopping us from building houses' video

Delays in building consent applications being viewed by Christchurch City Council are currently stretching out to 11 weeks.

An 11-week wait for building consent applications to be even looked at in Christchurch highlights an extreme problem affecting councils throughout the country.

New owners rejected inventory offer and ended up with $100,000 of out-of-date stock video

Shobna Prasad, the new co-owner of Krazy Price Mart in Phillipstown, says she discovered tonnes of expired meat, tins ...

After buying an Indian supermarket, a couple were shocked to find $100,000 worth of out-of-date food, but the seller says they turned down a stock-take offer.

Hotel plans for central city land sold by John Britten estate video

This Worcester St site has been sold to a developer with hotel plans.

A new hotel looks likely to be built on a site sold by the estate of late designer, property developer, inventor and motorcycle designer John Britten.

sport

Canterbury nab controversial win as Waikato miss late conversion video

Referee Cam Stone calls full-time despite protests from Waikato first five-eighth Fletcher Smith.

Mooloos first-five Fletcher Smith was aggrieved he didn't get another conversion attempt after the hooter after Canterbury appeared to charge him early.

Live NPC: Waikato v Canterbury

Bailyn Sullivan and Waikato have won both their matches this season, including a thrilling 43-37 victory over Wellington.

It's top versus bottom in the premiership as the Mooloos take on the red and blacks in Hamilton.

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.

The simple recipe behind Billy Harmon's rise

Billy Harmon pictured training with Canterbury in Christchurch last week.

Billy Harmon hails career changing move to the Highlanders ahead of his return for Canterbury in Hamilton on Friday night.

Covid-19 sinks SailGP's multimillion-dollar NZ yachting event video

SailGP races are held in harbours around the world.

The SailGP high-speed summer yacht racing event, expected to bring millions of dollars to New Zealand, has been cancelled.

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Thousands of paintings feared lost after artist's death found in lockup video

Eion Stevens with one of his works at the Diversion Gallery in Picton in 2007.

The artist may have been dead for up to a month before his body was discovered in his home last week.

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.

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