Labour shortages on dairy farms taking a toll video

A recent application for a class border exception for the dairy sector was turned down by the Government. (File photo)

5:00 AM  Dairy farmers struggling to fill 2000 vacancies feel snubbed by the Government after border exception for skilled workers excluded them.

First national hui on counterterrorism to be held in Christchurch in June video

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into the mosque attacks in late 2020 has led to a national hui on counterterrorism and ...

5:00 AM  The first national hui on countering terrorism and violent extremism will give everyone the chance to engage in discussions on how to keep New Zealanders safe.

Man thanks 'hero' who saved brother's life during Dunedin stabbing video

A police car blocks an entrance to the Dunedin Central Countdown on May 10, after the stabbing.

5:00 AM  A Countdown staff member used his jersey to try to stop a man's neck bleeding after he was stabbed during the rampage.

2005: Who had the power? video

Former Christchurch Mayor Garry Moore in 2005.

5:00 AM  The Press assessed the way power worked in Christchurch.

'I will not let what you did define me': Survivor faces down serial abuser in court video

Jamie Aldridge appears in the Christchurch District Court for sentencing.

5:00 AM  Jamie Aldridge assaulted, sexually abused and strangled his partner during their six-month relationship. She was the third woman to be subjected to his violence.

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Christchurch students worried for their safety if Riccarton bus lounges close video

Female students particularly are worried about their safety if the Riccarton bus lounges are closed.

“Bizarre” plans to close two popular bus lounges in Christchurch will put people’s safety at risk, the city’s civic leaders have been told.

Christchurch group joins nationwide Pharmac funding protest video

12052021 Photo. Stacy Squires
Christchurch. The Lie Down for Life is to coincide with the presentation of a petition to ...

The protesters called for an overhaul of Pharmac's procedures so New Zealanders can have better access to modern medicine.

$8m plan to go further into Pike River mine to be reviewed video

Pike River Recovery Agency chief executive Dave Gawn says a ventilation control device, or airtight steel doors, will be ...

Minister Andrew Little has asked Pike River Agency experts to review a new plan to recover the mine's fan, which may reveal the cause of the disaster.

Council halts long-term planning for Wānaka Airport, accepts High Court decision video

Queenstown Airport Corporation’s 100-year lease for Wānaka Airport has been cancelled by the High Court.

Queenstown Airport's 100-year lease over Wānaka Airport has been scrapped, but it will continue to manage the site.

Two more arrests made in relation to Christchurch pub attack

Two men were arrested on Wednesday following the arrest of three other men last Friday.

Five men have now been charged following an unprovoked assault at a Christchurch pub that left a young father with serious brain damage.

Some staff may not return if supermarket reopens on Thursday video

Emergency services outside Dunedin Central Countdown after a stabbing incident on May 10.

The Dunedin supermarket was the scene of a frenzied stabbing, and not all staff are expected to return if it reopens on Thursday.

Christchurch stadium site building facing demolition gets stay of execution video

A banner on display on the NG building at 212-214 Madras St.

The 115-year-old NG building sits on land wanted for the city’s new covered arena, but the owners have foiled attempts by the Government to compulsorily acquire it.

Covid-19 lockdown the kickstart for Christchurch chef's in-home dining service

Yuki Maekawa is the chef behind The Drifting Table, a yakitori chicken catering service where he prepares and cooks the ...

Lockdown inspired Yuki Maekawa to ditch traditional chef life to bring the taste of Japan to Christchurch homes.

Former Gloriavale man pleads guilty to indecent assault of boys video

Gloriavale Christian Community on the West Coast has been investigated by police after allegations of child sex abuse.

A 21-year-old man has pleaded guilty to doing an indecent act on three boys at the Gloriavale Christian Community.

Mission to lure tūī back to Christchurch video

Canterbury is only region in New Zealand where there isn’t a common population of tūī.

Christchurch is NZ's only city without tūī - but it is hoped new plantings of tūī kai may lure them back.

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'Families need to be reunited': Vigil highlights heartache over residency delays video

About 200 migrants lit candles to highlight their immigration plight in Christchurch.

The last time Balwinder Singh saw his baby girl she was a month old. He's just one of many migrants facing immigration heartache in New Zealand.

Marae-based housing development brings rent relief for Christchurch whānau video

Living in a new apartment at Christchurch's Rehua Marae will help Taylor Tuhaka save money and give her daughters an understanding of their Māori culture.

Gang boss convicted after jury rejects patched member's attempt to take the fall

Christchurch students worried for their safety if Riccarton bus lounges close video

160th Anniversary

2005: Who had the power? video

Former Christchurch Mayor Garry Moore in 2005.

The Press assessed the way power worked in Christchurch.

2004: Love and death at the races video

Former Prime Minister Helen Clark congratulates Just an Excuse driver Todd Mitchell as co-owner Ollie Haines looks on.

Some were there for horses, and some had other motives.

2003: The rise of Scribe video

Scribe in 2003 when his album The Crusader was released.

Christchurch's Scribe was the biggest name in New Zealand hip-hop.

2002: A visit to Gloriavale video

Gloriavale Christian Community in 2020.

The secretive community was covered in 2002.

2001: The 'elegant' or 'ugly' Chalice video

People gather around the Chalice where flowers were laid after the September 11 terorist attacks.

The Chalice divided opinion until it became a site for remembering.

Opinion

Anger in the aisles

Supermarket safety – things are getting dangerously intense.

OPINION: Gone are the days when children's tantrums and the protestations of collared shoplifters were about as violent as supermarkets got.

Govt right to target gangs with firearms bans, but is it overshooting?

Police Minister Poto Williams and Minister of Justice Kris Faafoi announce the next steps in the Government’s commitment ...

OPINION: Keeping weapons away from "high risk'' individuals is an attractive goal, but the methodology and scope of the Government's plans need close attention.

Longing for the dodgems of my youth

“There will always be things that bring out the happy worst of us. And the best of those things were the dodgems,” ...

OPINION: Dodgems were cartoon cars, the shape and colour of clown’s shoes.

Let's extend MMP into local elections

Barely four out of 10 eligible voters cast ballots in the 2019 local body elections, Peter Neilson writes, about half ...

OPINION: In Auckland the council can only borrow three times its income yet its voters are borrowing seven times their average income to buy a house.

Plunge in counter transactions doesn't surprise me

Westpac is proposing to close its Kaiapoi branch.

OPINION: It’s debatable whether retail banks have struck the right balance between expediting the digital drive, and sustaining solid service.

business

Council halts long-term planning for Wānaka Airport, accepts High Court decision video

Queenstown Airport Corporation’s 100-year lease for Wānaka Airport has been cancelled by the High Court.

Queenstown Airport's 100-year lease over Wānaka Airport has been scrapped, but it will continue to manage the site.

Christchurch stadium site building facing demolition gets stay of execution video

A banner on display on the NG building at 212-214 Madras St.

The 115-year-old NG building sits on land wanted for the city’s new covered arena, but the owners have foiled attempts by the Government to compulsorily acquire it.

Safety measures considered amid 'rise in aggressive incidents' video

Four people were injured in a stabbing attack at Countdown in Dunedin on Monday afternoon.

Supermarkets say they are looking into extra safety measures as aggressive and threatening behaviour towards front-line staff rises.

Christchurch a slam-dunk for new national sports museum, backers say video

An architect's drawing of the proposed new $75 million national sports museum.

Former Olympic boss hopes to bring a new $75 million sports museum to the city.

Smiths City still owes thousands for unpaid meetings

Smiths City still owes thousands to former employees for unpaid meetings.

Creditor compromise showed the company still owes more than 100 staff $60k for unpaid meetings after a 2018 Employment Court decision.

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Super Rugby: 'Hungry' Crusaders flush latest triumph in pursuit of another trophy video

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson dodges a David Havili pass at training in Christchurch on Tuesday.

Anything short of five regular season wins might not pass muster in the new trans-Tasman competition.

Disgraced trainer banned for seven years after injecting two horses on race day video

Jesse Alford injected horses he trained with formalin, a banned substance.

Jesse Alford was caught injecting two horses with a prohibited substance on race day.

Chiefs say they're not responsible for alleged unruly behaviour at hotel video

The Chiefs contested the Super Rugby Aotearoa final in Christchurch on Saturday night.

Chiefs boss says they're confident none of their people were involved in the alleged unruly behaviour after their Super Rugby Aotearoa final defeat in Christchurch.

Hotel nightmare as Chiefs drown sorrows after Super Rugby Aotearoa final defeat video

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 08: Damian McKenzie of the Chiefs (L) celebrates his try during the Super Rugby Aotearoa ...

Hotel guests and staff claim Chiefs' function at Christchurch hotel ended with nakedness, vomiting, broken bottles and people kept awake.

Super Rugby: Crusaders coach Scott Robertson braces for new challenge video

Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson, with wife Jane and their two sons, holds the Super Rugby Aotearoa trophy in ...

There is little time to soak up the feverish high of defending their Super Rugby Aotearoa crown, not when there’s a trans-Tasman competition kicking off later this week.

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2005: Who had the power? video

Former Christchurch Mayor Garry Moore in 2005.

The Press assessed the way power worked in Christchurch.

Covid-19 lockdown the kickstart for Christchurch chef's in-home dining service

Yuki Maekawa is the chef behind The Drifting Table, a yakitori chicken catering service where he prepares and cooks the ...

Lockdown inspired Yuki Maekawa to ditch traditional chef life to bring the taste of Japan to Christchurch homes.

2004: Love and death at the races video

Former Prime Minister Helen Clark congratulates Just an Excuse driver Todd Mitchell as co-owner Ollie Haines looks on.

Some were there for horses, and some had other motives.

From psychiatric nurse to New Zealand hotdog market leader

A surge in supermarket sales is the silver lining to an otherwise challenging year for Howler Hotdogs, chief executive ...

Former psychiatric nurse Jo Williamson's switch from exploring minds to battering sausages has proved fruitful for her and her family.

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