Coronavirus: Chances of NZ cases 'high'

Some travellers wore face masks as they exited the arrivals hall at Auckland International Airport on Sunday.

There is a high chance the deadly coronavirus will make it to New Zealand, health officials say, but that doesn't mean you should panic.

Vacant homes ablaze

Police and fire investigators at the scene of a suspicious house fire on Buckleys Rd, Linwood, on Monday morning.

Firefighters battled three house fires within 24 hours and two are being investigated by police.

Gorge jump proves fatal

The drowned man may have hit his head, or got into difficulty in the water after jumping into the Hokitika River on ...

DOC is reviewing one of Hokitika's top tourist attractions after 23-year-old Solomone Tuitalau drowned.

'I have not been interviewed yet'

Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel was criticised for failing to identify donors who contributed to her election campaign.

Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel says police are yet to interview her about failing to identify campaign donors.

Philip Arps to be released

Philip Arps during an earlier appearance in the Christchurch District Court.

White supremacist may have a range of extra conditions imposed on his release after he composed dozens of concerning phone calls and letters while in prison.

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'Green' social housing for Chch

Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust is building 90 new brick homes on Brougham St in Christchurch.

Electric bikes and edible gardens to feature in new multimillion-dollar social housing development.

Virus timing couldn't be worse video

More than 400,000 Chinese tourists visited New Zealand last year and tourism operators heavily dependent on this market ...

The dire consequences of the coronavirus are beginning to hit tourism as cancellations grow.

Toxic algae spreads in Canty river

Environment Canterbury chief scientist Tim Davie points out what Cyanobacteria looks like in the Ashley/Rakahuri River ...

Algae that could make humans and animals sick is on the move in the Ashley River.

Tourist pleads guilty to fatal crash

Dalbert Tin has pleaded guity to three charges relating to a fatal crash in Queenstown.

Dalbert Tin crossed the centre line, hit a motorbike rider, then caused a fatal collision with another car.

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.

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.

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.

Hate speech on the rise video

Minister of Justice Andrew Little has been presented with options for strengthening NZ's hate speech laws after he ...

"Surprising, disappointing": new research shows online abuse has increased over the past year.

Contamination cleanup shortfall

The remediation plan is to dig up all exposed soil and replace it with cleanfill. (file photo)

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

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Canterbury staying dry

A farmer makes hay bails under the hot sun on a property in North Canterbury, the country's hotspot for December ...

Canterbury's run as one of the driest regions in the country is expected to continue for at least another week.

Curious kea hit the beach

Kea are usually found in the mountains, but a playful pair have been spotted on the sand.

Reefton water clear of E coli

'Green' social housing for Chch

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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.

Opinion

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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Virus timing couldn't be worse video

More than 400,000 Chinese tourists visited New Zealand last year and tourism operators heavily dependent on this market ...

The dire consequences of the coronavirus are beginning to hit tourism as cancellations grow.

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.

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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