Remembering the Gloomy German movie that captivated Christchurch video

The late, former owner of Christchurch’s Academy Cinema, Rodney Cook, who screened Gloomy Sunday every day for almost 10 ...

5:02 AM  Twenty years ago today, a depressing drama that only lasted two weeks in its native country began a cinematic run that only an earthquake could stop.

Clearwater resort in Christchurch grows as more tourist apartments go up video

The double-storey apartments would be in five lakeside blocks.

5:00 AM  Two new apartment blocks are going into the golf resort and developers want to build five more.

Shadow Town: Christchurch artist recreates lost city heritage in miniature video

Mike Beer (aka Ghostcat) pictured beside objects from his inaugural exhibition Shadow Town, featuring miniature ...

5:00 AM  Behind the gloss of new buildings in the rebuilding city, a shadow town lives on.

Number of police chases drop 60 per cent since pursuit policy amended video

Flowers and messages are left at the scene of a fatal police pursuit in Christchurch.

5:00 AM  More than two thirds of fleeing drivers have yet to be charged since top brass changed police's pursuit policy, but the number of chases and crashes have more than halved.

'Dear Prime Minister, we need to talk about drugs' video

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been asked to consider repealing and replacing the current drug laws. (File photo)

5:00 AM  Open letter to Jacinda Ardern from dozens of social and health organisations calls for 45-year old drug laws to be dumped and rewritten.

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Condolence book for Prince Philip set up in Christchurch video

The Duke of Edinburgh waves to crowds at the opening of the 1974 Commonwealth Games in Christchurch.

Cantabrians will be able to write their own personal messages in a condolence book set up following the death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

Bid to add iconic 1974 Commonwealth Games logo to Christchurch's Denton Park

A residents’ association wants to add the 1974 Commonwealth Games logo alongside the large existing Denton Park signage.

The park in Hornby remains an enduring symbol of the 1974 games as the main facility, QEII park, was demolished after the Canterbury earthquakes.

Environment Canterbury rangers to fine, name and shame regional park litterers video

The banks of the Waimakariri River are classified as one of Canterbury’s regional parks.

Anyone caught dumping rubbish in one of Canterbury’s regional parks can now be stung for $750, and will be named on the regional council’s website.

ACC estimates 90 per cent of injury claims are preventable video

In its new campaign, ACC is asking people to take a moment to think before acting to prevent injuries.

ACC wants Kiwis to take a moment to think before jumping off a waterfall or balancing on a dresser to kill a mosquito.

Recap: Super Rugby Aotearoa - Hurricanes v Crusaders

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 11: Sevu Reece of the Crusaders is tackled during the round seven Super Rugby Aotearoa ...

Crusaders win the second golden-point game of the weekend, with a drop goal to sink the Hurricanes in extra-time.

Quick-thinking elderly woman raises pharmacy robbery alarm video

Police were called to a robbery at the Burwood Pharmacy on Parnwell St just after 3.30pm on Friday.

An armed man strode into a Christchurch pharmacy before making off with drugs, cash, and the owner's car.

Thousands of runners traverse city as Christchurch Marathon returns video

Daniel Jones wins the men’s division of the 2021 Christchurch Marathon.

Race favourites Daniel Jones and Alice Mason take out the men's and women's titles at this year's Christchurch Marathon.

Environment Canterbury councillor blasts ‘misinformation’ driving nitrate fears video

Environment Canterbury Mid Canterbury representative Ian Mackenzie says organisers of Wednesday's public meeting were ...

The organisers of a public meeting about a Mid-Canterbury irrigation scheme were "using misinformation to stir up public concern", a regional councillor says.

Homemade bike breaks down at land speed record attempt: 'I scared myself stupid' video

Phil Garrett, left, and Rob Small a few days before their failed attempt to break a land speed record with their fully ...

It took hundreds of people and thousands of hours to build, but only a few seconds to break a homemade motorbike chasing a land speed record.

Timaru protests against live export shipping to continue

A small, but committed, crowd attended an anti-live export of animals protest at the Port Loop Rd on Saturday.

A group of protestors against the live export of animals hope to host another event next month.

News

Drivers beware: Police to start issuing fines from red light cameras in Christchurch video

Red light runners at the intersection of Moorhouse Ave and Colombo St, in central Christchurch, in 2018.

5:00 AM  Three red light cameras will be switched on later this year to catch motorists illegally running through intersections in Christchurch.

Patients commonly harmed by prescriptions, new study finds

5:00 AM  Reducing medication-related harm a top priority.

GPs forced to use YouTube for contraceptive insertion training, top doctor says video

Condolence book for Prince Philip set up in Christchurch video

The Rebuild

Restoration of Edmonds band rotunda in the 'final phases'

The Edmonds band rotunda is nearly restored.

Ten years after being written off in Christchurch's February earthquake, the heritaged-listed bandstand is within two months of reopening.

New riverside artwork will form ceremonial entrance to Te Pae convention centre video

Te Aika 2021 will be installed on the Avon riverbank in front of Te Pae convention centre in Christchurch. (Artist's ...

It will stand 8 metres tall by 10m wide by the banks of Christchurch’s Avon River, and has been designed to create the wow factor.

Plan to replace church controversially demolished after Christchurch quake video

The Sydenham Heritage Church was demolished on February 24, 2011 – two days after the devastating earthquake.

For years it was a pile of rubble known as a post-quake eyesore. Now the Sydenham Heritage Church could rise again – if $1 million can be found.

Christchurch's Metro Sports Facility to be known as Parakiore video

Construction is continuing on the Metro Sports Facility, which will soon have a new name.

The new central sports centre will be named after a Ngāi Tūāhuriri hero from the 18th century, who was known to possess great strength and speed as a runner.

Proposal to cut back 'messy' Christchurch car parks divides business community video

A temporary car park on the corner of Oxford Terrace and Worcester Boulevard, where the Clarendon Tower once stood.

Nearly 20 hectares of central Christchurch land is temporary off-street car parks. The city council wants to know if that's too much.

Opinion

Self-care isn't self-ish

Cabinet Minister Kiri Allan revelation that she has stage 3 cervical cancer has prompted Ziena Jalil to think about ...

OPINION: As a society, we laud and reward busyness. We conflate busyness with productivity, and commitment to our organisations.

All-weather streets mean better communities

The Rotorua Eat Street covered walkway featuring retractable roofing over dining areas.

OPINION: Rain-friendly urban designs can protect from inclement weather while maintaining a sense of wide open spaces for all.

Where's our Kiwi friendliness gone? video

When tourists leave they used to overwhelmingly comment on the friendly Kiwi manner. I wonder if that’s still the case?

OPINION: High prices and slack service. After a week out and about in New Zealand, I'm starting to feel embarrassed to be a New Zealander.

MP’s cervical cancer diagnosis a wake-up call

Stuff science columnist Dr Siouxsie Wiles.

OPINION: It’s a disgrace that the Government hasn’t supported the roll-out of HPV self-testing.

Blurred boundaries video

LGNZ supports removing the issue of fluoride from local government polling booths, as the bigger costs of not adding it ...

OPINION: Local people should get to have a meaningful say if the costs and benefits of a decision are directly worn by them.

business

Gloriavale company loses Moo Chews contract video

The Gloriavale Christian Community has lost the right to manufacture Moo Chews, a milkpowder-based snack for children.

Moo Choos NZ is looking for a new manufacturer of its milk bites after halting production at Gloriavale's West Coast factory.

Clearwater resort in Christchurch grows as more tourist apartments go up video

The double-storey apartments would be in five lakeside blocks.

Two new apartment blocks are going into the golf resort and developers want to build five more.

Yes in my back yard: The anti-Nimby rebellion video

A younger generation is looking to denser developments as a way to improve housing affordability.

Baby boomers spent their youth fighting property developers who wanted to build high-rise apartments. Their children want the opposite.

Restoration of Edmonds band rotunda in the 'final phases'

The Edmonds band rotunda is nearly restored.

Ten years after being written off in Christchurch's February earthquake, the heritaged-listed bandstand is within two months of reopening.

New riverside artwork will form ceremonial entrance to Te Pae convention centre video

Te Aika 2021 will be installed on the Avon riverbank in front of Te Pae convention centre in Christchurch. (Artist's ...

It will stand 8 metres tall by 10m wide by the banks of Christchurch’s Avon River, and has been designed to create the wow factor.

sport

Recap: Super Rugby Aotearoa - Hurricanes v Crusaders

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 11: Sevu Reece of the Crusaders is tackled during the round seven Super Rugby Aotearoa ...

Crusaders win the second golden-point game of the weekend, with a drop goal to sink the Hurricanes in extra-time.

Thousands of runners traverse city as Christchurch Marathon returns video

Daniel Jones wins the men’s division of the 2021 Christchurch Marathon.

Race favourites Daniel Jones and Alice Mason take out the men's and women's titles at this year's Christchurch Marathon.

Crusaders take long hard look at themselves ahead of Hurricanes clash video

The Crusaders took a good, hard look at themselves this week after a record defeat to the Highlanders last Friday in ...

Facing the prospect of back-to-back losses for the first time since 2018, the Crusaders have dug deep this week.

Harness racing trying to polish its tarnished image by clamping down on cheats video

The three top placers cross the finish line at Addington Raceway whilst the New Zealand Trotting Cup watches on in the ...

After a run of high profile scandals involving race fixing, horse doping, drugs and disorder, a new top brass wants to restore the sport's integrity.

Tactix go from netball's basement to competition favourites

The Tactix enjoyed their best season in history in 2020, making the ANZ Premiership grand final.

When Marianne Delaney-Hoshek took over as Tactix coach six games into 2017, they were winless. Now, they're ANZ Premiership favourites.

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christchurch life

Shadow Town: Christchurch artist recreates lost city heritage in miniature video

Mike Beer (aka Ghostcat) pictured beside objects from his inaugural exhibition Shadow Town, featuring miniature ...

Behind the gloss of new buildings in the rebuilding city, a shadow town lives on.

1961: The start of television video

Television began in Christchurch in 1961.

TV looked fine in Christchurch but terrible in Ashburton.

10,000 turn up for Selwyn Sounds music festival in Canterbury

Selwyn Sounds was “just under full house”, organisers said.

Kiwis from across the country flocked to the Selwyn Sounds music festival over the weekend, which had already been delayed once by Covid.

A chance to look inside Christchurch buildings at architecture festival video

The Old Government Buildings in Cathedral Square will also open to the public.

If you’ve always admired these buildings from outside and wanted to peek inside, here’s your chance.

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