Hagley College has 'always been outside the square' video

Paddy Grant went to Hagley College as an adult in the 1970s and went on to be a GP for more than 40 years.

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New book to encourage those battling cancer

Sheila Hailstone at the start of the Camino de Santiago trail in Spain in June 2018.

Award-winning Christchurch author launches new book to inspire cancer sufferers and to further research

Age hasn't stopped double bankrupt John Reid from pursuing new project video

Veteran developer John Reid looks back on a chequered career. (File photo)

Bankruptcies, failed developments and millions lost don't deter developer John Reid.

Give the mosque bereaved more detail video

Hina Amir, a witness to the terror attack at Al Noor mosque. Lana Hart argues those members of the Muslim community who ...

OPINION: For those directly impacted, the killer’s interview responses could be an important bridge along the undulating road of grief they are on.

Archery club under fire video

Meg Elvin, 16, Annie Leen, 16, and Grace Leen, 14, test their skills at the Christchurch Archery Club.

A Christchurch sports club is outraged at plans to boot it out of its home of almost 30 years.

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Dan Carter's long wait for club blazer video

Dan Carter receives his blazer from father Neville Carter after becoming an honorary life member of the Southbridge ...

Seven years after being made honorary life member of his boyhood rugby club, All Blacks great Dan Carter finally collects his blazer.

Three new Covid-19 cases video

There were 18 active cases of Covid-19, all in isolation, as of Thursday.

There are three new cases reported on Sunday after arrival in Christchurch.

Aurora denies Central Otago mayor's claims about lack of backup power supply

Aurora is looking at whether it could have completed work to restore power faster after Clyde experienced an outage for ...

Claims a Central Otago township left without power in -10C temps won't get a backup power supply are wrong, lines company Aurora says.

First TranzAlpine service since lockdown packed with passengers video

FFX Travel. Supplied image for World Famous in New Zealand  TranzAlpine.

West Coasters have never been so happy to hear the rumble of the TranzAlpine train pulling into the Greymouth station.

Almost 5000 babies born during coronavirus lockdown video

Athena Buchanan was born in her amniotic sac at her Gisborne home on April 6.

About 2131 boys and 2005 girls were born as the country endured the worst of the pandemic, with lockdown rules causing extra stress for some.

Tricks on the menu for Chch skate park

Young skaters will have more room to practise their moves at a revamped St Albans skate park.

Youngsters will have more room to hone their skills at extended St Albans park.

Dunedin building engulfed in fire

Firefighters mop up hotspots at the scene of a fire on King Edward St near Hillside Rd, in Dunedin, on Sunday morning. ...

About 28 firefighters and a command unit have extinguished a fire that completely engulfed a Dunedin building overnight.

Dunedin gets an A+ for marketing campaign

Enterprise Dunedin’s marketing campaign compares the city to Egypt’s pyramids, but says “our pyramids weren’t built 4000 ...

There's no such thing as bad publicity, especially when it comes to tourism marketing.

Conservation charities face 'unprecedented funding crisis' video

Forest & Bird want to ensure climate change and environmental policies remain a priority in the election campaign.

Pandemics, such as coronavirus, are the result of humanity's destruction of nature - but conservation charities are struggling for cash

A cheap climate fix, but a heavy social cost video

A sheep muster on a farm in the South Island's high country.

What if you could get New Zealand's climate impact to net zero for cheap, without touching most of the economy?

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Anger at no changes to 'dehumanising' birth certificate law video

Dr Jaimie Veale says the current process to correct birth certificates is dehumanising for trans Kiwis.

Trans and intersex Kiwis will have to wait for a law change making it easier to amend incorrect sex details listed on their birth certificates.

New Zealand's two-tiered social housing system - a 'massive inequity' video

Charlie Betts, a social housing tenant of 12 years, pays $303 for his one-bedroom 1970s unit, while a tenant in a new two-bedroom unit pays only $244.

Two serious crashes in Canterbury

Fatal crash in North Canterbury

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'Dirty 30' buildings up for sale video

The two damaged heritage buildings pictured in late 2012.

Two quake-damaged historic buildings are far from their glory days, but hopes are high a new owner has a vision for restoration.

Demolished Lancaster Park lives on video

More than 3000 tonnes of metals have been recycled from Lancaster Park.

Salvaged boilers run the Franz Josef hot pools, while Te Puke Sports Club has some of the famous Christchurch stadium's seats.

Quake 'on-solds' policy payout extended

Selwyn Mayor Sam Broughton has taken a pay cut as the council looks to save money post-coronavirus. (file photo)

A Government scheme set up to resolve a legacy Christchurch earthquake insurance issue has been extended by two months.

Arts Centre under threat video

The Arts Centre has enough money to keep operating for only 12 to 18 months.

Christchurch's beloved Arts Centre faces closing within 18 months without public funding.

Reluctant support for cathedral tree removal video

The Citizens' War Memorial, a category one heritage-listed landmark, has been off-limits since the 2011 February ...

Century-old trees and the war memorial should only be removed from the Cathedral grounds if certain conditions are met, city leaders say.

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Covid-19: NZ should take it slow and steady before reopening borders video

We’d be wise to learn from other’s mistakes before jeopardising all the hard work our team of 5 million put in to get us ...

OPINION: Iceland is opening its border, which will be worth watching.

Give the mosque bereaved more detail video

Hina Amir, a witness to the terror attack at Al Noor mosque. Lana Hart argues those members of the Muslim community who ...

OPINION: For those directly impacted, the killer’s interview responses could be an important bridge along the undulating road of grief they are on.

NZ farms need fertilizers to be productive video

Nutrients are steadily lost from farmland every year and need to be replaced. They don't appear out of thin air.

OPINION: What is alternative today may be the new conventional tomorrow. But climate change and market returns are increasing the pressure.

End of Life Choice Act offers 'choice, not compulsion' video

Dr Jack Havill says surely it is a very compassionate act to stop extreme suffering near the end of life, at the request ...

OPINION: The numbers of people dying will not increase if the End of Life Choice Act is enacted, but fewer will suffer, say two veteran specialists.

Armed neutrality may be safest option

Since lockdown there has been a 21 per cent increase in interest in taking up a career in the armed forces.

OPINION: Amid rising tensions between China, Australia and the US, Kiwis rushing to sign up for our defence forces might be in for a shock.

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Age hasn't stopped double bankrupt John Reid from pursuing new project video

Veteran developer John Reid looks back on a chequered career. (File photo)

Bankruptcies, failed developments and millions lost don't deter developer John Reid.

Aurora denies Central Otago mayor's claims about lack of backup power supply

Aurora is looking at whether it could have completed work to restore power faster after Clyde experienced an outage for ...

Claims a Central Otago township left without power in -10C temps won't get a backup power supply are wrong, lines company Aurora says.

A cheap climate fix, but a heavy social cost video

A sheep muster on a farm in the South Island's high country.

What if you could get New Zealand's climate impact to net zero for cheap, without touching most of the economy?

Dying investor's final battle video

George Payne and his great granddaughter Ruby Matthews on his 89th birthday.

George Payne is backing class action lawsuit he will not live to see resolved.

How to cut your building costs video

By far the simplest and most effective way to reduce the cost of building is to make it smaller, says architect Paul King.

There are several options that can save you money, but they're not without drawbacks.

sport

Archery club under fire video

Meg Elvin, 16, Annie Leen, 16, and Grace Leen, 14, test their skills at the Christchurch Archery Club.

A Christchurch sports club is outraged at plans to boot it out of its home of almost 30 years.

Fifa may fund Christchurch stadium upgrade for Women's World Cup video

Christchurch's Orangetheory Stadium may host some Fifa Women's World Cup 2023 matches.

The temporary stadium set up after the quakes needs an overhaul to meet tournament standards.

Dan Carter's long wait for club blazer video

Dan Carter receives his blazer from father Neville Carter after becoming an honorary life member of the Southbridge ...

Seven years after being made honorary life member of his boyhood rugby club, All Blacks great Dan Carter finally collects his blazer.

Franklin Bulls on a roll

The Franklin Bulls are the form team in the NBL Showdown, winning four straight games.

After two losses to begin NBL Showdown, the Franklin Bulls have turned it around in style.

Dan Carter's big club day out video

Dan Carter carries the ball for Southbridge during the Ellesmere Premier Competition match against West Melton.

Former All Blacks star Dan Carter went back to where it all began in rural Canterbury.

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New book to encourage those battling cancer

Sheila Hailstone at the start of the Camino de Santiago trail in Spain in June 2018.

Award-winning Christchurch author launches new book to inspire cancer sufferers and to further research

Skills shortage could see 40% of hospo venues close video

The Government is looking at whether it will increase the size of gatherings.

Cafes and bars are struggling to find skilled Kiwis amid border closures - and it could be devastating for the industry.

School holiday plans for under $50 video

"Did you know that urine tasting is quite common in Giraffes? Males (and females) will do this to determine if a female ...

Take the kids to feed giraffes and hang out with lions, hunt out a French-inspired town's best pastries, or learn to slackline.

City explodes with colour for festival

A slight easing of rain in Christchurch has allowed for the city's newest light creations to be installed on Thursday.

A brief break in the wintry weather allowed the Christchurch Is Lit show to shine through the gloom.

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