Police hunt alleged carjackers

Two people are on the run from police after allegedly stealing two cars in Christchurch on Monday. (File photo).

A mother in the car with her children was "terrified" when a man pulled a woman from the driver's seat of the car behind her.

Short, sharp and out of nowhere

Part of an asbestos roof in Wordsworth St, Sydenham was ripped off during a tornado, creating a health hazard.

Dave Hurrell was standing on the footpath watching a storm. He hadn't bargained for a tornado.

Watchdog to monitor council

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier will keep in regular contact with Christchurch City Council to make sure it is making ...

NZ's top watchdog will keep a close eye on Christchurch's council to make sure it follows through with changes to improve openness and transparency.

Tornado could have been worse

MetService confirmed it was a tornado at 4.20pm, tweeting out this graphic.

Spawned by a massive 12km-high thunderstorm, the twister was still " relatively mild ".

Tornado hits Christchurch

A tornado over Christchurch on Monday.

A thunderstorm that "spawned" a tornado has left a swathe of damage across the city, while lightning strikes have started fires.

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Man hit by towed vehicle

Emergency services were called to the incident on Avonhead Rd, just north of Maidstone Rd, about 4.30pm on Monday. (File ...

Traffic delays in Christchurch after a man was caught between a tow truck and a car.

Tornado throws van across car park

Dan's Fresh Produce owner Brian Hooper's large van was thrown 15 metres across a car park by the tornado that ripped a ...

Tornado smashes windows and throws large van 15 metres.

Live: Tornado hits Christchurch

A screenshot of the moment a tornado formed in Christchurch. Fire Emergency New Zealand says it caused a "swathe of ...

A tornado that hit Christchurch has left two people injured, scattered an asbestos roof and debris through the air, and caused power cuts.

Work death in Otago

Police were called to an address in Conroys Rd about 12.05pm. (File photo)

A worker in Central Otago has died while cleaning a sprayer at an apple orchard.

'Bomber' walks despite jail term

Jay Michael Harding-Reriti appeared via video-link from prison in the Christchurch District Court at his last appearance.

Jay Harding-Reriti sparked a bomb threat, but walked free the day he was sentenced to jail.

Qantas flight diverted to Auckland

A Qantas flight from Christchurch to Brisbane was diverted to Auckland International Airport this morning due to a ...

Flight from Christchurch to Brisbane was diverted to Auckland on Monday morning due to a suspected navigational computer malfunction.

House struck by lightning

Lightning reportedly hit a house in Palmerston, Otago (file photo).

Fuses exploded and power plugs were blown off the walls in a rural Otago home.

New mother killed in motel attack

Azalia Wilson, pictured in 2016 after saving a kitten from a house fire, was found dead in an Invercargill motel on ...

Azalia Wilson, 22, died from a brutal attack in an Invercargill motel room. Now police are looking for her partner.

Murder trial delayed again

Pierclaudio Raviola was found with serious head injuries in a car park near Sumner in Christchurch. He died in hospital ...

A trial for three people charged with beating a man to death still on hold two and a half years after the killing.

'Who is capable of that?' video

Amber-Rose Rush, 16, was found dead in her Dunedin home in February 2018.

A Dunedin doctor hugged the grieving mother of a murdered teen, and suggested possible suspects.

News

Critical injuries after bridge crash

Fire crews rescued a person trapped after a crash in Selwyn on Monday afternoon. (File photo).

Three people were injured and a highway was blocked after two crashes on Canterbury's Selwyn River bridge.

'Heartbroken' med students video

Kiwi medical students skipping overseas work experience for holidays was a "wake-up call" for the profession.

Shoot-out showed in court

Man hit by towed vehicle

The Rebuild

Stadium up to $60m short

A 25,000 seat, roofed design is being tested in an investment case originally due to be completed by July, but now ...

A private operator to build and run Christchurch's new stadium may bridge a major funding gap.

Sol Square building will be back

The former Livingspace building in Lichfield St in Christchurch will return to its former use under a new owner.

A damaged heritage building once part of Christchurch's pre-quake thriving hospo scene will be restored.

Former AOS cop trains insurance staff

Christchurch can still remember: One of 2013's marches on Southern Response, led here by multisporter, Steve Gurney.

Rumour has it beleagured quake insurer Southern Response hired a hostage negotiator to train staff. Is it true?

EQC makes quake claims apology

EQC simply was not ready to deal with the sheer scale of the damage seen in greater Christchurch in 2010 and then 2011, ...

EQC admits systemic failures in post-quake functions "we had absolutely no experience in".

Homes not agent's to sell

Sonia Tafilipepe with Arnold Schwarzenegger at a real estate industry conference.

Real estate agent suspended and fined after she tried to sell properties without homeowners' permission.

Opinion

Transparency and clean-up needed

Afghan mothers Baskul (left), and Tohira, who each lost two children in an explosion in Bamiyan Province in 2014.

OPINION: Bamiyan residents need assurances as soon as possible that NZDF firing ranges have been cleared.

Let's talk about arranged marriages

In response to Shane Jones' comments on arranged marriages, Lana Hart says in one international study of marriages, 130 ...

OPINION: Arranged marriages can be thought of a a village-sized, human algorithm bringing couples together.

The voice of extinction

Now we longer need to waste hours trying to retrieve voicemail messages - an app will do it all for us.

OPINION: Now there's an app to transcribe voicemail, how long before the human voice is redundant?

NZ now has a space programme

MethaneSAT will monitor methane from the oil and gas sector at first but could also look at agricultural emissions.

OPINION: Plenty happening in sector that has commercial and scientific potential.

The week in good news

MPs from opposing parties celebrate the passing of the euthanasia bill.

OPINION: There is good news in the world.

business

Hotel and apartments for Sylvia Park

KMart's 24-hour store opens store at Sylvia Park in August.

An hotel, another office building and maybe apartments for rent are in the mix for more development at Sylvia Park, the country's largest shopping centre.

Stadium up to $60m short

A 25,000 seat, roofed design is being tested in an investment case originally due to be completed by July, but now ...

A private operator to build and run Christchurch's new stadium may bridge a major funding gap.

Christchurch quarry fight resumes

Hundreds of people packed Templeton's community hall to discuss the proposal.

Homeowners, horse trainers and Buddhists are against a plan that could see 1200 truck movements each day.

Sol Square building will be back

The former Livingspace building in Lichfield St in Christchurch will return to its former use under a new owner.

A damaged heritage building once part of Christchurch's pre-quake thriving hospo scene will be restored.

Former AOS cop trains insurance staff

Christchurch can still remember: One of 2013's marches on Southern Response, led here by multisporter, Steve Gurney.

Rumour has it beleagured quake insurer Southern Response hired a hostage negotiator to train staff. Is it true?

sport

From car crash to Cup Week win

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Christchurch- Harness horse trainers Peter Davis and Margo Nyhan were involved in a ...

In February, a serious car crash put Pete Davis in hospital. Now he's driven a horse also injured that day to glory.

Mackay shines in 100th match

Canterbury's Frances Mackay is congratulated after dismissing Northern's Eimear Richardson in their women's one-day ...

Canterbury allrounder celebrates milestone outing with memorable performance.

Queenstown's record-setting marathon

Tim Rewi and members of the Wakatipu Rugby Club compete in the Queenstown half marathon.

Rugby players in speedos and retired Paralympian Liam Malone among the 12,000-strong crowd at Queenstown's marathon.

How to survive a scooter crash video

Shoulder roll like a professional stunt double. Dayna Grant takes a tumble for the team and shows us how to fall off ...

Top stuntwoman demonstrates how to minimise injury if you're coming off a scooter at speed.

Razor's cricket struggle video

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson keeps his eye on the ball during a backyard cricket match to mark the naming of the Kiwi ...

He makes winning Super Rugby titles look easy, but Crusaders coach not flash with bat.

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At home in quirky decor store

Bronwyn Corbet, owner of The Quaint and the Curious, is the store's "raven", picking the choicest pieces from days gone by.

Bronwyn Corbet, owner of The Quaint and the Curious, says we've moved on from "mindless consumerism and that mass-market mentality".

Margaret Atwood to tour NZ

Canadian author Margaret Atwood will tour New Zealand in 2020.

Canadian author Margaret Atwood announced on her 80th birthday that she will tour NZ in February.

Downgrade in size, upgrade lifestyle gallery video

Jeff’s daughter Bella and her boyfriend Josh are regular visitors; the garden was designed by Henry Blakely Landscapes; ...

Designing couple Melissa and Jeff Merrin upgraded by moving from the Christchurch suburbs to the central city. 

Two doctors in the house

After five years together, doctors Katherine and Henry have only lived under the same roof for six months. Katherine ...

After five years together, Dr Henry Liu and fiancee Dr Katherine Hulme have only lived under the same roof for six months.

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