Chase star gives best 90th bday gift video

The Chase star Shaun Wallace visited the Archer Retirement Village and Rest Home in Christchurch on Wednesday.

8:00 AM  Shirley Freeman, 89, got the "most exciting birthday present ever" when Shaun Wallace visited her retirement home.

Businessman charged with GST evasion

A 43-year-old businessman appeared in the Dunedin District Court on Wednesday. (File photo)

7:26 AM  A New Zealand businessman allegedly evaded $1.4 million in GST payments at the border by using invoices to undervalue imported machinery.

Let's talk about men's mental health

It's time to talk about the issues that contribute to New Zealand's appalling suicide rates among men, Johnny Moore writes.

OPINION: If motorcycling was this dangerous, we'd have banned it it long ago.

Mayor's advisor no longer at meeting

A representative from Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel's office no longer attends a weekly meeting where official ...

An adviser to the Christchurch mayor is no longer attending weekly meetings where official information requests are discussed. 

Changes for Port Hills electorate

Banks Peninsula voters could next year be voting in the existing Port Hills electorate, which is also proposed to get a ...

Changes proposed for Christchurch's Port Hills electorate will "swing it toward National".

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Kids 'get tough' in Christchurch

More than 5000 school pupils from across Canterbury took part in this year’s MASH Tough Kid challenge held in South New ...

More than 5000 Canterbury kids took on mud pits, obstacles and tyre runs at the annual Tough Kid challenge.

Carjacking-accused turns himself in

Jared Robert Fuller, 26, handed himself into police after two carjackings in Christchurch.

One woman was assaulted while another was pulled from her car in two separate carjackings in Christchurch.

Teen alleged being touched by doctor

Venod Skantha is on trial for the murder of Dunedin teenager Amber-Rose Rush.

A doctor's interest in a 16-year-old Dunedin girl was "creepy and weird", a witness says.

Roadworks to pause over Christmas

An artist's impression of the revamped Riccarton Rd with trees, a median strip, cycle lanes, and bus priority markings.

Retailers on one of Christchurch's busiest streets will get a brief break from two years of roadworks.

Key 'sabotage' claim dropped

Christchurch councillor Deon Swiggs lost his Central ward seat after his campaign for re-election was hampered by ...

Supporters of former Chch councillor Dion Swiggs have dropped a key argument in their legal battle to prove his bid for re-election was "sabotaged".

No 1080 in dead rats

Maanaki Whenua Landcare Research tested eight dead rats and one weka, but none had any residue of 1080.

Controversial predator poison blamed for dead rat plague in Westport, but tests rule it out.

Arrests after drug seminar

Queenstown has the highest proportion of MDMA use in New Zealand, compared to other drugs.

Hours after Queenstown agencies met to discuss drugs in bars, one man had seizures after taking MDMA and another was arrested for possession of methamphetamine.

Mosque turns blue for Children's Day

The Al Noor Mosque is lit blue as a symbol of unity to mark World Children's Day.

The Muslim community want children to feel safe, specially after the March 15 terrorist attack.

Shootout was suicide attempt

Tolu Maanaiama at the Christchurch High Court on Monday.

With memories of abuse in his mind, including childhood beatings by his father, he decided to let police shoot him dead.

Cathedral Square goes green

The south-east corner of Cathedral Square will be transformed into a grassed area in 2020.

A section of the Christchurch landmark will start to resemble a small inner-city park next year.

News

Queenstown ferries cancelled video

Queenstown Ferries will stop operating after a year in service due to a lack of public subsidy.

8:25 AM  The company wants similar financial support to that provided to Queenstown's popular $2 bus system.

'We lost you too soon'

A small West Coast community is grieving after the death of Hamish Leary, whose body was found on the shores of a lagoon.

Thunder like a 'sledgehammer'

Rock killed 'much loved' man

The Rebuild

Court Theatre design work to start

An artist's impression of how a new Court Theatre in the city centre could look.

Progress on a $35m new theatre is a step forward for Christchurch's stalled post-quake arts precinct.

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".

Opinion

Let's talk about men's mental health

It's time to talk about the issues that contribute to New Zealand's appalling suicide rates among men, Johnny Moore writes.

OPINION: If motorcycling was this dangerous, we'd have banned it it long ago.

Was their right to life violated?

Five of the seven children killed in an explosion caused by a device left behind on a New Zealand firing range in ...

OPINION: Did the deaths of seven children on a former New Zealand firing range breach several international agreements New Zealand is party to.

Ihumātao needs to be resolved

Ihumātao protest leader Pania Newton helped bring the issue to national attention in 2019.

OPINION: Has a tidy solution been found for Ihumātao?

Trump and Swarbrick's similarity

31082019 News Photo.Glenn Jeffrey Green MP Chloe Swarbrick speaks at the Voices of the Future conference in New Plymouth

OPINION: They might not reach the same conclusions, but at least you know what they're thinking.

Med school rort went on for 'decades'

50 per cent of med students "tweek" their reports so they can "finish their elective early and travel for a couple of ...

A recent Otago med school graduate says students faking their overseas hospital placements was an open secret.

business

Businessman charged with GST evasion

A 43-year-old businessman appeared in the Dunedin District Court on Wednesday. (File photo)

A New Zealand businessman allegedly evaded $1.4 million in GST payments at the border by using invoices to undervalue imported machinery.

Court Theatre design work to start

An artist's impression of how a new Court Theatre in the city centre could look.

Progress on a $35m new theatre is a step forward for Christchurch's stalled post-quake arts precinct.

Aussies buy up more aged care homes

John Tooby, who built up Golden Healthcare over 30 years, is selling all but one of his retirement villages to ...

Christchurch businessman John Tooby has sold most of his retirement and rest homes to an Australian investment group.

Want to live at Sylvia Park?

Artist's impression of new expansion at Sylvia Park, Auckland. It will be called The Galleria.

New Zealand's biggest mall is set to expand with a 140-room hotel, apartments and more shops.

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.

sport

Crusaders plan for life without Razor

Scott Robertson has guided the Crusaders to three consecutive Super Rugby crowns.

Crusaders bracing for unprecedented situation they might soon find themselves in.

Sport fund encouraging inclusivity

England's Eoin Morgan, left, is congratulated by Black Cap Ross Taylor following the first match of the T20 ...

Gate sales from the Black Caps and England's first T20 match in Christchurch generated $220,000 to support ethnic minorities into sport.

From car crash to Cup Week win

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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.

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Hot tubs, cabaret in line-up

Cabaret show Blanc de Blanc is coming to Christchurch as part of the Bread & Circus festival next year.

Christchurch festival has fewer street buskers, some cheaper tickets, fringe hits and a big cabaret show with a hot tub in 2020.

Court Theatre design work to start

An artist's impression of how a new Court Theatre in the city centre could look.

Progress on a $35m new theatre is a step forward for Christchurch's stalled post-quake arts precinct.

New blues bar for Chch

Kamstra hopes 12 Bar will be ready for customers by January, with help from builders on the project including Lydia ...

Think relaxed tunes, worn-in second hand couches, comfy nooks, a beer garden and old-school memorabilia.

De Spa's new inner-city spot

De Spa Chocolatier has opened a new store in the Guthrey Centre.

The Christchurch business has been selling premium chocolates for more than 25 years.

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