Ashburton mayor slams abuse of businesses – ‘It’s not their right’ video

Businesses in Ashburton have experienced hostility from some since the Covid traffic light rules came in. (File photo)

Alleged cases of abuse directed to Ashburton business owners and staff due to Covid-19 restrictions have angered the district's mayor.

Teen killed by punch was a 'sweet, curious boy' as 16-year-old denies murder charge

Levi Haami, 18, died after he was punched in the car park of a Countdown supermarket in Christchurch.

Levi Haami, who died after being attacked in a supermarket car park, had 'a million questions about life'.

New plan, boss, for Christchurch's cathedral repair project as funding falls short video

Christchurch businessman Mark Stewart will chair the board of the new Christ Church Cathedral repair entity. (File photo)

Prince Charles has contributed, but fundraising for the $154m of quake repairs is understood to be far from what is needed.

Good Samaritan saves 11 cars from flooding in Lower Hutt video

Jeffrey Tofilau rescues a car from rising floodwaters in the Riverbank car park after the Hutt River burst its banks on ...

A mechanic spent four hours using his Toyota Landcruiser to haul out 11 vehicles the flooded Riverbank car park after levels began to rise on Monday.

Man smashes eight police car windscreens

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A teenager stamped on the cars and pushed a police officer into a rusty nail during his drunken rampage, but is likely to escape conviction.

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New Zealand's goal of being smokefree by 2025 unlikely to be met video

New Zealand is unlikely to reach the goal of being smokefree by 2025.

The West Coast DHB is the only one in the country meeting the national target of advising people to quite smoking – but the advice is largely falling on deaf ears.

'So much more to offer': Teen pushes past disability to pursue career at 16 video

Any modifications to Ava’s future workplace will be covered by ACC.

A car crash left Ava Hurst with traumatic brain injuries and a serious neck injury, but this 16-year-old won't let her disability stand in the way of pursuing her passion.

Two seriously injured in crash south of Christchurch

Emergency services responded to the crash on Springs Road, near Lincoln, where two people were found trapped in their cars.

Emergency services responded to the crash on Springs Road, near Lincoln, where two people were found trapped in their cars.

Rhythm & Alps festival: 'How we are going to check vaccine passes'

Fat Freddy's Drop performing at Rhythm & Alps 2020. The popular New Year's Eve festival will this year be headlined by ...

Ticket integration, new entrance layout and 'Covid-19 ambassadors'

Dunedin police roundup: Naked man jumps on grandmother's car and injures himself

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Police have warned a man with a penchant for jumping on vehicles while naked to “hand himself in before we come to him”.

One person in serious condition after sustaining burns in garage fire

Firefighters at the scene of the blaze on Sunday evening.

The cause of the fire, and whether it was suspicious, remained unclear on Monday morning.

South Island music festival set to rock New Year's in orange light

Fat Freddy's Drop performing at Rhythm & Alps 2020. The popular New Year's eve festival will this year be headlined by ...

Rhythm and Alps in Wānaka, promoted as the South Island's biggest New Year's festival, will be bucking the trend for large events and going ahead this year.

Concern at glaciers as tourism ‘not flavour of the month’ video

The loss of tourists due to New Zealand’s border closure has hit tourist towns like Franz Josef hard.

A major South Island tourism operator has warned that banks are running out of goodwill towards the industry as the impact of Covid-19 continues to bite.

Councillors want Govt cash to speed up Chch's $108m bus upgrades video

A $108m upgrade to Christchurch’s bus services will take currently take more than a decade to deliver. (File photo)

They hope Government funding will allow the work to be delivered within five years. Right now, it'll take more than a decade.

Christchurch dad takes on 'terrifying' house fire with garden hose video

Firefighters tackle a house fire on Major Hornbrook Rd in Christchurch’s suburb of Mt Pleasant on Friday night.

Barefoot and pyjama-clad, Brendan Bourne grabbed a garden hose and raced to the rescue while children slept next door, metres from the flames.

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New vaccine pass system receives mixed review from hospitality industry video

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - DECEMBER 03: Table service and seating dining returns to restaurants and cafes on Ponsonby Road ...

The first weekend of vaccine passes proved a mixed bag for hospitality operators with some reporting abuse, while others said it went smoothly.

Man flees police only to crash, be arrested and end up in hospital - and court

A man’s early-morning escape from police ended after he crashed his car, tried to run away and ended up in hospital.

No new cases of Covid-19 in Canterbury video

Developer breached lockdown rules, played golf in Queenstown

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Dear Santa, forget the presents, I just want to see my kids video

Cas Carter: ”If you want to give us all a present, you can throw all those strains of Covid onto the back of your sleigh ...

OPINION: Being starved of the ability to see relatives and good friends has made us think about what really matters.

Omicron: Why we’re running out of Greek letters for Covid

Stuff science columnist Dr Siouxsie Wiles.

Omicron is a variant of concern thanks to many worrying mutations.

Respect? Plenty. But I fear Aucklanders travelling the country

Tiriti Harrison from Tai Tokerau Border Control (TBC) at Managamuka in early November. TBC’s border control teams “are ...

OPINION: If the vast majority of Aucklanders hadn’t been complying with levels 3 and 4, Covid spread within the city would have become exponential

We need a new ‘feminine’ approach to leadership

“Jacinda Ardern has faced the most challenging period of any PM in recent NZ history. It is laughable to suggest she ...

OPINION: Women are frequently told they lack the confidence to lead.

A rebellion of the ordinary troubled by new system's demands video

“Prepare for the prospect of a fraught Christmas lunch as your drunk uncle proudly declares his non-vaxxed status and ...

OPINION: There was further evidence of us-and-them-ism this week in a not-so-quiet rebellion from iwi.

business

Concern at glaciers as tourism ‘not flavour of the month’ video

The loss of tourists due to New Zealand’s border closure has hit tourist towns like Franz Josef hard.

A major South Island tourism operator has warned that banks are running out of goodwill towards the industry as the impact of Covid-19 continues to bite.

Housing developers keen for Crown land video

The east frame in central Christchurch has bare sites alongside new housing.

The Crown is considering "substantive" offers from developers for two sites and is hoping to speed up construction in Christchurch's east frame.

How much does a section cost, anyway? video

Christchurch land prices have been rising steadily over the last 18 months.

All eyes have been on escalating house prices in recent years, but land prices have climbed to new heights, too.

Fraudster tried to hide fact he'd lost investors at least $80 million

Economist Kelly Tonkin lost investors about $80m due to his frauds.

One of New Zealand’s biggest fraudsters penned his confession in a late night session as he realised a decade of deceit involving at least $80m was over.

Former Credit Union director takes legal case after being shunned from ballot

A man disgruntled over being left off the ballot for a director’s position has unsuccessfully tried to have the courts ...

He was left off a ballot paper over concerns he wasn't a "fit and proper person" to be a director - even though he already had been one - so he went to court.

sport

100 riders compete in second Tombstone Mountain Bike Race in Hanmer video

The second Tombstone Mountain Bike Race was held in Hanmer Springs on Sunday, with 100 participants taking to the course.

Olympic mountain biker Anton Cooper joined 100 participants at the second Tombstone mountain bike race in Hanmer Springs on Sunday.

Veteran cycling commentator subject of surprisingly frank documentary video

Phil Liggett, left, and Paul Sherwen were one of the longest-running commentary duos in televised sport’s history.

REVIEW: The man who helped bring the sport of cycling to the masses is well served by this celebratory, but never obsequious, look at his life.

Super Rugby: Crusaders reveal new away kit, Highlanders go maroon video

The Crusaders alternative jersey for 2022 features the Southern Alps in the design.

Adidas advertises new designs on UK website before the official unveiling of the jerseys in New Zealand on Monday - and there are some surprises.

'Really close to the action': First glimpse at Christchurch's $533m stadium video

The stadium is set to open in June 2025.

Striking new images of Christchurch’s planned stadium have been praised, with excitement being heaped on how close spectators will get to the action.

Biceps and buddies: Competitive arm-wrestlers share their secrets video

The New Zealand Arm-Wrestling Federation was founded in 2013 and there are clubs “throughout New Zealand”. The ...

Our nation's dedicated arm-wrestlers are stepping out from the shadows of the pub to raise awareness of the growing sport.

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Rhythm & Alps festival: 'How we are going to check vaccine passes'

Fat Freddy's Drop performing at Rhythm & Alps 2020. The popular New Year's Eve festival will this year be headlined by ...

Ticket integration, new entrance layout and 'Covid-19 ambassadors'

South Island music festival set to rock New Year's in orange light

Fat Freddy's Drop performing at Rhythm & Alps 2020. The popular New Year's eve festival will this year be headlined by ...

Rhythm and Alps in Wānaka, promoted as the South Island's biggest New Year's festival, will be bucking the trend for large events and going ahead this year.

Queenstown's eccentric new hotel with bottomless happy hour video

Red and bright blue tartan carpet is a bold design choice.

Bold design choices and mountain views in the adventure capital.

Arrowtown's most epic adventure

The Wild 100 promises a race like none other seen in NZ – an epic 100-mile loop in mountains behind Arrowtown.

Runners from around the world will descend on a tiny Central Otago village next year to run 100 miles in a spectacular mountainous loop.

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