20 hurt in 'traumatic' crash

The crash happened on Glenorchy-Queenstown Rd on Tuesday afternoon.

Two women are having surgery on their "damaged arms" after a bus carrying Chinese tourists rolled near Queenstown.

'Come be our new principal'

It's a simple request from a group of eager students at Duvauchelle School in Banks Peninsula, be their principal.

If you're adventurous, funny, and know how to build a stoat trap, you might be the person for the job, kids at a small South Island school say.

Climbers responsible for own mistakes

There have been four mountaineering deaths in New Zealand since December, including those of Sharwan Chand and Conor Smith.

Two elite climbers who fell 100m to their deaths were strong, driven climbers capable of climbing without a mentor, founder of NZ Alpine Team says.

House-sitter from hell leaves NZ

Jonny and Lauren Metcalfe warned police their house sitter was a flight risk.

The man was trusted by a young Christchurch couple to look after their house and dog while they were away.

Tasman man dies while hunting

The body of Paul James Laurie was found on Saturday evening on Mt Earnslaw (file photo).

Paul James Laurie, 61, died of his injuries after he fell while hunting on Mt Earnslaw in Central Otago.

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Apology for pay delays

Staff at Hillmorton Hospital are among the roughly 1000 people who have yet to be paid for extra work they did over the ...

About 1000 Canterbury DHB staff have yet to be paid for extra work they did over the holiday period.

Protesters ready to 'occupy' coast video

Protect Our Unique Kaikōura coast members, from left, Darlene Morgan, Tim Hawkins and Sharon Rayner, have staked out ...

Kaikōura locals ready for battle as ongoing highway rebuild spoils "raw beauty" of once-rugged coastline.

Protest flotilla planned against OMV

The CSOL Prospector is currently off of Otago's coast.

A flotilla is on a mission to highlight the impact of deep sea oil drilling off Otago's coast.

Mega concerts pump up Dunedin

Elton John at the first Australian concert of his final tour of Australasia.

Queen will rock you. But so might the $1000-a-night cost for a bed in Dunedin.

European festival coming to Cardrona

Snowboxx will be held in Cardrona in mid September.

On the piste with Snowboxx - ski, rave, repeat.

SVA founder's red zone wedding

Johnson and Brummer both volunteered in Nepal after the devastating 2015 earthquake.

Quake-damaged streets Sam Johnson helped clean up nine years ago have become his wedding venue.

Man murdered ex in her home

The body of Barbara Quinn, 41, was discovered in a car on the West Coast on December 7. Aaron Richard Potts has admitted ...

Aaron Potts spent 12 hours drinking and watching porn in a car with his ex-girlfriend's body after he killed her.

Coast hydro scheme approved

McCulloughs Creek, Westland, near the proposed power plant.

A mini hydro power scheme has been approved for South Westland, but with conditions.

Car v car in Chch

Emergency services were called to the incident on Hills Rd, Edgeware about 10.11am on Tuesday. (File photo).

A person has been rescued from a car after a crash in Hills Rd in Christchurch.

Earthquake felt in Christchurch

According to the GeoNet website, a magnitude 4.1 tremor was recorded about 30 kilometres south of the small Canterbury ...

Hundreds of people have reported feeling the quake in Canterbury.

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Selwyn River health danger

The Selwyn River near the Selwyn Huts looking particularly green in January 2017. (File photo)

Boiling the water won't make it safe to drink and contact should be avoided, authorities say.

Collett's Corner feedback mostly positive

The community-owned property will have a wellness centre, hospitality and retail and 26 privately-owned apartments above.

Apology for pay delays

Protesters ready to 'occupy' coast video

The Rebuild

Collett's Corner feedback mostly positive

An artist's impression of a previous design for Collett's Corner. More up-to-date impressions are not yet available.

The community-owned property will have a wellness centre, hospitality and retail and 26 privately-owned apartments above.

Central living plan struggling

Sandra Campbell says living in the city is brilliant because it is "nice and compact".

Christchurch is aiming for 20,000 residents in the CBD by 2028, but progress is tracking poorly.

Chch CBD development 'hard'

The site of the old convention centre on Kilmore St sits bare, with no firm plans in place for its development.

Developers are finding central Christchurch tough going while major projects wait to get up and running.

Centre eyes October opening

An artist's impression of Puari Village, a cultural centre to be built on Colombo St.

Despite a late start to construction, a planned Māori cultural centre should open in Christchurch later this year.

'Too little too late' from Southern Response

Casey Hurren, the general manager of Southern Response.

People dealing with the state insurer have not reacted well to the offer of an apology.

Opinion

There's no choice but to care

Parliament's lone protester for a climate emergency, Ollie Langridge, outside the Beehive last August.

OPINION: Endless growth on a finite planet is a logical impossibility.

Loan defaulters must make good

Mike Yardley has taken issue with a comment by New Zealand Union of Students' Associations president Isabella ...

OPINION: Making student loan defaulters out to be victims is a cop-out.

I'm ready to serve, Your Majesty

1903 2011 Photo Ross Giblin copyright The Dominion Post Jane Bowron has been living in the Christchurch inner city and ...

OPINION: Someone needs to step up and fill the royal vacancy. I've got all the skills required.

I'm no good at being gay

"Deep down, feelings towards guys simmered, and once in a while rose to the surface, but I was masterful at batting them ...

OPINION: For years I struggled to fully inhabit my gay identity, and I'm only slowly getting better at it.

Melatonin no cure for jet lag

Overseas, melatonin products are marketed as jet lag remedies and  available over the counter. Good idea?

OPINION: Melatonin's side effects are also under-assessed.

business

Food market delayed again

The Provedore at Bush Inn has experienced further delays in opening despite prior opening dates in April and December 2019.

The opening of an $18 million development at Christchurch's Bush Inn shopping centre has been delayed again.

Collett's Corner feedback mostly positive

An artist's impression of a previous design for Collett's Corner. More up-to-date impressions are not yet available.

The community-owned property will have a wellness centre, hospitality and retail and 26 privately-owned apartments above.

World's first waterproof prosthetic hand

Matt Jury from Taska, pictured with his prosthetic hand invention.

The Christchurch-based company behind the hand is looking for a production centre in Germany after cracking the European market.

Virtual retirement village on offer

Retirement village resident Bruce Bridges is finding the Spritely communications system useful.

Video communications for people in their own homes wanting to be connected to care services.

Elite climbers fell 100m to death

Four people have died on New Zealand mountains since December, including Sharwan Chand, left, and Conor Smith.

The men had the experience, skills and knowledge to attempt the tricky climb, an expert witness says.

sport

Gains for boys in netball

Collingwood Magpies netball team captain Geva Mentor, with Year 4 Tahunanui School pupil Maahaki Niblett, during the ...

Some boys allowed to play netball at high school, to bridge the gap between intermediate schools and men's level netball.

Fitzsimon defends show jumping crown

Tegan Fitzsimon rides WIndermere Cappuccino to a perfect round on their way to the 2020 New Zealand show jumping title.

Christchurch combination produce two perfect rounds under pressure.

Young Crusaders impress

Hurricanes coach Jason Holland shares a word with Crusaders coach Scott Robertson prior to their pre-season clash in ...

They've lost a stack of experience, but Crusaders will still take some beating in 2020.

Carter shines in Japan

Former All Black Dan Carter helped set up a try in Kobe Steelers' win in the Japanese Top League.

Veteran first five shows he's still got the gas in Japanese Top League win.

Crusaders beat Hurricanes

George Bower of the Crusaders celebrates scoring a try against the Hurricanes.

Super Rugby champions get season under way with a satisfactory trial win in Ashburton.

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Food market delayed again

The Provedore at Bush Inn has experienced further delays in opening despite prior opening dates in April and December 2019.

The opening of an $18 million development at Christchurch's Bush Inn shopping centre has been delayed again.

European festival coming to Cardrona

Snowboxx will be held in Cardrona in mid September.

On the piste with Snowboxx - ski, rave, repeat.

Billy Idol fans 'gutted' about first show

Many fans walked out during Billy Idol's performance, saying he had problems with his voice and didn't sing his hits ...

The British rocker's voice wasn't 100 per cent and he skipped some old favourites, fans say.

High style meets high tech gallery video

This modern Christchurch home, clad in Calacatta marble, is powered by 60 solar panels and has slide-away walls, ...

A breath-taking award-winning Christchurch home combines fine design and up-to-the-minute technologies.

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