Big fishing in small ponds

Bailey Reeve, 10, casts at the annual Take A Kid Fishing event at the Groynes in Christchurch.

6:09 PM  Over 6000 children flocked to a Chch park to fish for salmon and trophy rainbow trout.

Surgical mesh harm down

Surgical mesh, which is used to treat stress urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and hernias can cause ...

5:59 PM  Associate Health Minister Julie Ann Genter is pointing to a Medsafe report to show harm from surgical mesh is down.

Chch classic returns to the stage with mixed results

The Court Theatre's production of Fresh off the Boat stars Jake Arona as Uncle Charles.

5:50 PM  Pacific Underground classic returns to Christchurch 26 years after its debut.

Assaults on guards worrying

Christchurch Men's Prison is one of the country's largest jails.

A recent spate of assaults on prison guards is part of a disturbing trend.

Southland a guaranteed great audience

Penny Ashton, dressed for her starring role in Olive Copperbottom, has performed since starting ballet and jazz classes ...

Comedian Penny Ashton ready for battle with the All Blacks.

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Car goes off road on Port Hills

The scene of a car that crashed off Summit Road near the Sign of the Kiwi carpark on the Port Hills.

A person has moderate injuries after the car they were in went off Summit Rd in Christchurch. 

One injured after bus v car

Emergency services are attending a crash between a car and a bus on the Old Waimakariri Bridge in Kaiapoi. (file photo)

Four people are being taken to hospital after a bus and a car collided in Kaiapoi, North Canterbury.

Landslide closes highway - again

The slip on SH7 at Omoto, east of Greymouth.

Continuous heavy rain and high river levels are behind the 2.5m slip near Greymouth.

Peters meets gun lobby at conference

Winston Peters leaving gun protestors at Christchurch conference

About 80 people have congregated outside New Zealand First's conference, complaining about the Government's gun reforms.

NZ's secret prison spy scandal

Conversations recorded using the listening devices were listened to by guards. Anything interesting was written down in ...

A team of elite prison guards ran a secret, unauthorised spying operation. This is the untold story of how they were caught.

Body found in search for missing man

The boat has been located but a man is still missing.

The man was fishing with mates when their boat overturned on the Waitaki River in North Otago.

Canty's hospo spend is NZ's lowest

More than 75,000 hospitality staff work in cafe and restaurants, but the biggest increase in job growth last year was in ...

Despite fierce competition in the hospitality industry, 300 new businesses opened in Canterbury last year.

Blazing dispute over six lights

Lights for Hagley Oval ?

If Hagley Park is Christchurch's backyard, there's a heated backyard cricket game on.

Deportee's Christchurch crime spree

Ben David Manzone pleaded guilty in the Christchurch District Court on Friday to a string of offending in Christchurch ...

Australia sent him back after he committed armed robbery, then he stole a van full of Christmas presents.

Eight trampers rescued in Otago

The Helicopter Line, which does flight seeing tours over West Coast glaciers, flew the group back to the car park where ...

The trampers - staff and students from the University of Otago - were rescued 1.5km from the hut they had been heading to.

local body elections

Mayor wants help with hair salon

It is a "great privilege" to be the Grey District's first female mayor, Tania Gibson says.

Grey District mayor Tania Gibson will soon be parting ways with life as a hairdresser in Greymouth.

Chch mayor sets out priorities video

Lianne Dalziel discusses her priorities for the next three years.

Buoyed by a renewed mandate to lead Christchurch, mayor Lianne Dalziel is pushing ahead with plans to fix the east and get a stadium built.

New Chch council must juggle demands

Christchurch's new council faces a tricky task in juggling conflicting demands from different sectors in the city.

Tackling climate change, revamping the central city, cutting rates - new councillors face a tricky path in Chch.

ECan stalwarts happy

Megan Hands, one of the two new Environment Canterbury councillors for the Christchurch West/Opuna constituency.

The old hands say they are looking forward to working with the new crop of ECan councillors.

Younger faces on council

Six new councillors have been elected to the Christchurch City Council this term. From left: Phil Mauger, Catherine Chu, ...

Christchurch's council is now a lot younger and little more diverse.

News

Serious injuries in bike crash

Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash in Rakaia, Ashburton District.

A person has been seriously injured in a crash between a car and a motorbike in Canterbury.

Drug drones threaten prisons

Drones have likely dropped contraband to NZ inmates, but prison guards don't have a rulebook on how to deal with them.

Car goes off road on Port Hills

One injured after bus v car

The Rebuild

Sluggish home sales cause concern video

Bedford apartments for sale in One Central, in Christchurch's east frame development.

Slow sales of Christchurch's 900-home development have aroused concern from Treasury.

Cathedral Sq repairs to start

Upgrades to an area south of Cathedral Square will begin next week.

Multimillion-dollar spruce up of Christchurch's Cathedral Square to begin next week, but final development still at least a decade away.

130-year-old grocery store restored

Tim and Anna Chesney renovated the old grocery store on the corner of Kilmore and Barbadoes streets.

A Christchurch couple painstakingly restore a huge heritage-listed building.

Funding scramble pays off for aquapark

WHoW trustee Ian Fox negotiates a whitewater course.

A world-class aquasports facility for Kaiapoi is one step closer to becoming a reality after the project achieved its first fundraising goal.

Faith in building industry undermined

A new imaging technology has revealed that hundreds of buildings around the country have concrete and/or steel ...

OPINION: Canary in the coal mine is tweeting: many buildings are broken, and so is the system that supports them.

Opinion

'Limelight has a way of craving me'

"Oh how my taut Herculean biceps flexed as I bent to the task of pumping hot lead into a far-off target."

OPINION/SATIRE: Shane Jones here. Brilliant orator, cultured rogue. Imbued with the gift of the gab. Aotearoa's own Boris Johnson.  

Will Faafoi save the media?

Our media is in a crisis. But Kris Faafoi would need the public onside to truly save it.

OPINION: Our media is in a crisis. But Kris Faafoi would need the public onside to truly save it.

The week in good news

Two police officers have been recognised for their bravery on March 15.

OPINION: There is good news in the world.

All Blacks loss wouldn't be too bad

Ardie Savea may know the way to a tryline but the Irish are just as adept and possibly sense a good chance to make history.

OPINION: We may be the best team, but the rest of the world is quickly catching up. And that's a good thing.

What happened to 'they are us?'

Guled Mire, left, with Green MP Golriz Ghahraman and campaigner Murdoch Stephens after handing over a petition against ...

OPINION: How long do you have to live here before you can "represent New Zealanders"?

business

$170,000 from Chch scam in Perth

Jimmie McNicholl was sentenced in the Christchurch District Court last year.

Ponzi scheme operator Jimmie McNicholl sent his Perth-based son Kris $170,000. He might have to give it back.

Canty's hospo spend is NZ's lowest

More than 75,000 hospitality staff work in cafe and restaurants, but the biggest increase in job growth last year was in ...

Despite fierce competition in the hospitality industry, 300 new businesses opened in Canterbury last year.

Sluggish home sales cause concern video

Bedford apartments for sale in One Central, in Christchurch's east frame development.

Slow sales of Christchurch's 900-home development have aroused concern from Treasury.

Building firm 'destroys dreams'

Building firm operator Sam Rogers seems to be supremely confident of his abilities. Others are not so sure.

A man boasting his exceptional skills and experience has a left trail of disappointed customers. He still has big ideas.

Shop boasts a wine bar

Pottery Barn is opening its first New Zealand store in Ballantynes, Christchurch.

Ballantynes has opened its expanded new Christchurch store, which includes a deli, a café and a wine bar.

sport

Morgan defends WBU title

Bowyn Morgan landed some heavy left hands to the body before the fight was stopped.

'Bent pretty quickly.' Kiwi boxer defends his title in quick time.

Recap: Wellington v Canterbury

Wellington forward Teariki Ben-Nicholas is tackled by Canterbury centre Braydon Ennor at Westpac Stadium.

Lions books spot in Mitre 10 Cup Premiership final against Tasman with 30-19 win at Westpac Stadium.

The other Kiwi coach driving Japan

Scott Hansen was in charge of the Sunwolves for their shock upset of the Chiefs in Hamilton in March.

Jamie Joseph and Tony Brown have hogged the headlines during Japan's remarkable run, but there's another Kiwi driving a key aspect of their game.

Canterbury wary of Lions

Canterbury coach Joe Maddock and his side are determined to produce a stronger effort than they served up last time ...

Canterbury put outstanding semifinal record on line against longtime foe.

All Blacks in action

The Bog Christchurch bartender Alex Notter, left, and manager John Menary are geared up to cheer on the Irish rugby team ...

Pubs across Christchurch have stocked the cellars and filled the fridges in preparation for this weekend's World Cup rugby action.

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christchurch life

Chch classic returns to the stage with mixed results

The Court Theatre's production of Fresh off the Boat stars Jake Arona as Uncle Charles.

Pacific Underground classic returns to Christchurch 26 years after its debut.

Veteran firefighter and everyday hero

Christchurch firefighter Murray Jamieson is retiring after 45 years of service. He will miss the joy he gets from ...

Retiring after 45 years, Christchurch firefighter Murray Jamieson talks fleeing rats, close calls and a memorable trip with former Prime Minister Helen Clark.

Evelyn Harding a 'human dynamo'

Evelyn Harding's involvement in the Canterbury community was widespread.

A Canterbury community champion described as "inspiring and energetic" spent her life supporting many causes.

Shop boasts a wine bar

Pottery Barn is opening its first New Zealand store in Ballantynes, Christchurch.

Ballantynes has opened its expanded new Christchurch store, which includes a deli, a café and a wine bar.

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