Abandoned house ablaze

Police and fire investigators at the scene of a suspicious abandoned house fire in Linwood on Monday morning.

10:33 AM  This was the third house fire in a day across Christchurch.

Reefton water to be tested

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Generic photos of potable drinking water from the tap. This is water from ...

9:47 AM  Concern for holiday-makers as West Coast tourist town's drinking water supply falters again.

Mavericks bring artfully chaotic fun

Daredevil Chicken Club, also known as Jonathan Taylor and Anne Goldmann, have collaborated with Miss Behave for the new ...

9:23 AM  REVIEW: Mavericks festival feels like a fun attempt to recapture the buskers festival's anarchic roots.

Rebuild concerns reach Auditor General video

A new lay-by at Ohau Point, north of Kaikōura.

Another $80m should see the job done on the Kaikōura coast, but the Māori Council is seeking "proper financial oversight".

Bike wreck found with no rider

Police say a motorcycle rider could have "significant injuries" after an abandoned bike was found on the West Coast ...

If the motorcycle has crashed, police say the rider may have "significant" injuries.

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Early detection key for coronavirus

A Chinese passenger that just arrived on the last bullet train from Wuhan to Beijing is checked for a fever by a health ...

OPINION: The coronavirus isn't well understood, but it's in everyone's interests that it gets shut down quickly.

Boss' Tinder harrassment

Culain Walsh's manager took screenshots of his Tinder profile and asked him which way he would swipe for her.

Culain Walsh's boss asked: "which way would you swipe for me" on Tinder.

Indecent exposure charges revealed

A woman who had a man randomly expose his genitals to her said it affected her more than she thought it would (file photo).

Sixty-one people have been charged with indecent exposure since the beginning of 2018.

Book Pharmac in for a facelift

Dunedin couple Julian and Camilla Cox arrived in Wellington last week after a 1200km bike journey towing a coffin, ...

OPINION: It's time that New Zealand's fairy godmother was booked in for "a little work".

Three decades of car show muscle

Coloured smoke fills the burnout pad at Muscle Car Madness in Rangiora.

Canterbury hot rod show's 30th anniversary spins the wheels of classic car fans.

Big opening weekend for buskers

Mario Queen of the Circus crowd surfs in Cathedral Square.

Warm weather has helped attract thousands into central Christchurch for a festival of busking.

Body found in river search

The body was found by police searching the Hokitika River on Sunday. (File photo)

A 23-year-old man went missing on Saturday after failing to surface in Hokitika River.

China arrivals to be checked

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Public health staff will begin meeting flights from China from Monday to look for signs of coronavirus.

Heat on coal firm's environmental record

Bathurst is the largest specialist coal company in New Zealand.

Foreign-owned coal company should be "shown the door" after multiple infringements, Forest & Bird says.

Police find body of drowned teen

Vinnie Beecroft got into trouble swimming near Second Beach, Dunedin.

Vinnie Beecroft, 14, disappeared while swimming near Second Beach in Dunedin on Thursday.

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NZer of the Year finalists announced

Jennifer Ward-Lealand is one of New Zealand's most accomplished actresses, with a career spanning almost four decades.

The 2020 NZer of the Year will either be an expert in babies, the face of our space industry, or a beloved actress.

Contamination cleanup shortfall

Authorities need to find another $600k to remediate contaminated land in south Christchurch.

DOC killed kea attacking sheep

Boss' Tinder harrassment

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New houses for central Chch

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Fletcher Living, One central appartments, Christchurch.

More new homes are being built in central Christchurch despite "slow" apartment sales.

The cross-eyed cathedral cats

Bonnie didn't like Clyde at first. He tried to claim one of her favourite sleeping spots.

Bonnie and Clyde are ''outlaws'' who call Christchurch's Cathedral Square home.

Sydenham 'ripe for gentrification'

Clark Mauger, with Romy Gunatunga and their son Louis Mauger, 6, says Sydenham was a cool spot close to town and ...

An old substation has been restored to glory, while the depot next door could be transformed into loft apartments.

Back to rail for Christchurch?

Beating rush hour: Transport engineer Axel Wilke says Christchurch needs MRT.

Christchurch was once renowned for its trains and trams. Will it be again?

Makeover for Victoria Mansions

The Victoria Mansions will be restored with retail spaces on the ground floor, twelve apartments, and an added floor ...

Painting the heritage building in pastel colours and adding a fifth-storey with two penthouses among plans.

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Joy of a gurls' get-together

Jane Bowron: ''When you put your stake in the ground for such a long time it's hard to imagine living anywhere else.''

OPINION: A burning Aussie reminds us that life on Earth is precious.

Early detection key for coronavirus

A Chinese passenger that just arrived on the last bullet train from Wuhan to Beijing is checked for a fever by a health ...

OPINION: The coronavirus isn't well understood, but it's in everyone's interests that it gets shut down quickly.

Book Pharmac in for a facelift

Dunedin couple Julian and Camilla Cox arrived in Wellington last week after a 1200km bike journey towing a coffin, ...

OPINION: It's time that New Zealand's fairy godmother was booked in for "a little work".

Teach kids the value of sleep

"Other new forces are eroding our young people's sleep, such as the use of smartphones in bed, or the reduction in ...

OPINION: Sleep deprivation can dramatically reduce our ability to store new information.

PM just trying to stifle debate

Duncan Garner: Jacinda Ardern wants to crush debate during the election campaign and force those who push for answers to ...

OPINION: Ardern's relentlessly positive plan is a ploy to shut down debate.

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New houses for central Chch

17102019 CHRIS SKELTON/STUFF
Fletcher Living, One central appartments, Christchurch.

More new homes are being built in central Christchurch despite "slow" apartment sales.

Boss' Tinder harrassment

Culain Walsh's manager took screenshots of his Tinder profile and asked him which way he would swipe for her.

Culain Walsh's boss asked: "which way would you swipe for me" on Tinder.

The cross-eyed cathedral cats

Bonnie didn't like Clyde at first. He tried to claim one of her favourite sleeping spots.

Bonnie and Clyde are ''outlaws'' who call Christchurch's Cathedral Square home.

Sydenham 'ripe for gentrification'

Clark Mauger, with Romy Gunatunga and their son Louis Mauger, 6, says Sydenham was a cool spot close to town and ...

An old substation has been restored to glory, while the depot next door could be transformed into loft apartments.

Is this NZ's smelliest suburb? video

Bromley is well-known as a hotspot for putrid pongs, with the sea lettuce on the Heathcote-Avon Estuary stinking at low ...

Is Bromley's stench due to our green bins, fish waste, restaurant grease, or something else entirely?

sport

A life lived for rowing

James Sheehan at the South Island Rowing Championships at Lake Ruataniwha near Twizel in 2016.

James Sheehan's dedication to rowing went much further than racing along the water.

Barrett: I'm a natural leader

Scott Barrett will captain the Crusaders this year.

The Crusaders' season-opener will mark the first time Scott Barrett has captained a team since he was a 12-year-old.

White Ferns must fire at World Cup

A disappointed Amy Satterthwaite looks on as New Zealand spill a chance in a 2018 T20 loss to Australia.

Another poor White Ferns showing would tarnish 2021 World Cup, writes Brendon Egan.

Christchurch to host World Cup final

Hagley Cricket Oval will host the final of the 2021 Women's Cricket World Cup

Big cities are the big winners while smaller centres miss out on the Women's Cricket World Cup.

Razor: We wanted to keep Hunt

Mitch Hunt of the Crusaders celebrates his clutch drop goal against the Highlanders in Christchurch in 2017.

If Scott Robertson had his way Highlanders recruit Mitch Hunt would still be a Crusader.

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Mavericks bring artfully chaotic fun

Daredevil Chicken Club, also known as Jonathan Taylor and Anne Goldmann, have collaborated with Miss Behave for the new ...

REVIEW: Mavericks festival feels like a fun attempt to recapture the buskers festival's anarchic roots.

Teen cast as 'bratty' Juliet

Rhys Murdoch, 17, and Grace Opie, 13, will star in a Christchurch remake of the classic story of Romeo and Juliet.

Grace Opie was told to "act her age" in a Christchurch production of Romeo and Juliet.

Big opening weekend for buskers

Mario Queen of the Circus crowd surfs in Cathedral Square.

Warm weather has helped attract thousands into central Christchurch for a festival of busking.

Off-grid pizza paradise in the bush

Toto's Cafe and Pizzeria's popular wood-fired pizzas are cooked in an outdoor clay oven.

This pizza parlour is so busy customers who can't get a table sit on the grass to eat their dinner.

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