Potentially toxic algae found in Christchurch pond following dog's death

Five-year-old Weimaraner cross Skye, who died after suspected algae poisoning at the Arthur Adcock Memorial Reserve in ...

Signs have been erected warning dog owners to keep their pets out of the pond after tests found potential toxic algae blooms.

TSB to close three Taranaki branches, open one in Christchurch

TSB branches in Fitzroy, Moturoa and Vogeltown branches will be merged with New Plymouth's TSB Centre and TSB Westown in ...

Three New Plymouth TSB branches will close early next year as they are “merged” with larger ones. Meanwhile, a branch will be opened in Christchurch next month.

New waste reduction plan tackles 'throw-away' culture video

Christchurch City Council wants to reduce the mountains of waste coming out of the city.

The new plan aims to reduce the amount of waste being dumped by Christchurch residents but has no set targets.

Water bottling fight goes to Court of Appeal

Protesters in Canterbury have long voiced their opposition to commercial water bottlers, here campaigning in 2019.

An anti-water bottling lobby group is embroiled in a longstanding battle with Environment Canterbury and two of the country’s largest water bottling operators.

The argument against pre-departure testing after fishermen test positive for Covid-19 video

Microbiologist Siouxsie Wiles says people can test negative but still be incubating the virus.

Leading microbiologist Siouxsie Wiles says people who test negative before boarding a plane can still be incubating the virus.

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One person dead after boating incident near Kaiapoi

Coastguard volunteers responded to a fatal boating incident near Kaiapoi in North Canterbury. (File photo)

A person has died following a boating incident near Kaiapoi in North Canterbury.

Court Theatre rejects idea of year-long Covid closure and launches new season

A new production of musical Little Shop of Horrors will draw on recent revivals of the classic show overseas.

Smaller casts, shared production costs and safety plans are planned for the new season of musicals, plays and comedies at Christchurch's Court Theatre.

Teen dies in hospital after being found unconscious in overloaded car

Eleven people were crammed into a Toyota Hilux Surf, similar to the one pictured, when a teenager lost consciousness. ...

Canterbury teen Matthew Nichols, 19, has died nearly three days after he was found “unresponsive” in the boot of an overloaded SUV.

Door-knock warning from police in central Dunedin

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A religious survey, or something other? Police are investigating reports of two men suspiciously door-knocking homes in Dunedin.

When A City Rises film made 'by us, for us and about

Award-winning music producer Ben Edwards, of The Sitting Room studio in Lyttelton, is the musical director of Gerard ...

Musical director Ben Edwards know more about rebuilding than most

Police raid Otago houses in battle against meth trade

Police have raided several properties in Dunedin and Oamaru on Tuesday. (File photo)

Four people arrested after police raid several properties in Dunedin and Oamaru in their ongoing fight to disrupt the supply of methamphetamine.

Another parking warrior leaves abusive note on disabled person's car in Rangiora video

Nadia Mackle is the victim of Rangiora's latest parking warrior.

A Kaikōura woman was left shaken after being targeted by Rangiora’s latest self-appointed parking warrior.

Seven suspicious fires within a month at Christchurch's Bottle Lake Forest video

The charred ground left after a suspiciously lit fire in Christchurch's Bottle Lake Forest on September 27.

All seven fires are believed to be linked and have been progressively increasing in size, leaving firefighters worried a massive wildfire could be next.

House destroyed by fire on the West Coast

A house on Seddons Terrace Rd, just south of Hokitika, has been damaged by fire on Wednesday morning. (File photo)

At least one person was able to escape unscathed when a house erupted in flames near Hokitika.

Steak and donuts found in North Canterbury recycling inspection video

Offending bins will receive a tag outlining the items which cannot be recycled.

In three months, 179 truckloads of Waimakariri’s recycling was dumped due to rubbish contamination – an extra cost to ratepayers of $122,700.

News

Millionaire denies abandoning ex-America's Cup yacht being sold by Queenstown council

The yacht was used as a trial yacht in the 1992 America’s Cup challenge.

The council is selling the boat, likely because of unpaid mooring fees, but owner Geoff Hunt says he was never sent a bill.

Lincoln Uni 'unlikely' to take disciplinary action after drug-arrests at Garden Party video

Thirteen people were arrested for drug-related offending, six for disorder and three for trespassing at the annual end-of-lectures party.

Man seriously injured by bull at South Otago freezing works recovering video

One person dead after boating incident near Kaiapoi

The Rebuild

Catholic cathedral's iconic copper dome could be sold as salvage video

The Catholic cathedral in December 2007, before it was badly damaged in the 2011 Canterbury earthquakes.

Hundreds of historic tiles and tonnes of Oamaru stone could end up in landfill as part of the Catholic cathedral demolition in Christchurch.

Christchurch development Collett's Corner more than halfway to fundraising goal

An artist's impression of the Collett's Corner development in Lyttelton, Christchurch.

The ambitious Christchurch development, featuring apartments and a wellness centre, is using crowdfunding to finance the build.

Applications flooding in as deadline for government on-solds programme looms video

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Jonathan Claridge is getting $320,000 of repairs for the house he bought in 2015 which had ...

Cantabrians worried about botched repairs to homes they bought after the quakes are rushing to sign up to a taxpayer-funded scheme likely to cost $300m.

City council approves $12m rescue buy-up for Christchurch Town Hall company video

The Christchurch Town Hall underwent extensive repairs after Canterbury’s earthquakes.

The Christchurch City Council has voted to inject another $12 million into an already blown out repair cost for The Town Hall.

Christchurch stadium design and build contractor to be chosen by end of year video

An artist’s impression of inside the new Christchurch stadium as set up for concerts.

The roof for Christchurch's new multi-use arena will cost $67.2 million alone – just $20m less than the main structure itself, new documents suggest.

Opinion

Blistering court judgment against Eric Watson

Eric Watson’s evidence was described by a British judge as ...”almost worthless’’.

OPINION: This really does seem to be a cautionary tale of hubris and a spectacular fall from metaphorical grace and actual wealth

Carping over goldfish doubt

Goldfish are carp, which are famously long-lived, Joe Bennett tells those who doubt his pets’ longevity.

OPINION: Say what you like about goldfish – and say it to their faces – you will not trouble them.

Labour must govern in its own right video

What should the new government focus on? Share your thoughts.

OPINION: This result is thunderous endorsement of PM Ardern's crisis management. A coalition with the Greens is anathema to blue voters who entrusted Labour with their vote.

In defence of the RMA

“There are fundamental tensions between protection of the natural environment and the use of natural and built resources ...

OPINION: It would be unfortunate if the good features of the RMA were lost in a rush for “reform"

Bubble toil and trouble - NZ arrivals caught in Australia's internal bickering.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has attacked Australia's federal government for allowing travellers from New Zealand ...

OPINION: Them's the rules. Whatever they are.

business

TSB to close three Taranaki branches, open one in Christchurch

TSB branches in Fitzroy, Moturoa and Vogeltown branches will be merged with New Plymouth's TSB Centre and TSB Westown in ...

Three New Plymouth TSB branches will close early next year as they are “merged” with larger ones. Meanwhile, a branch will be opened in Christchurch next month.

ACT wins over pub owner video

Josh Lilley, 34, a bar owner from North Canterbury.

ACT's David Seymour has made the right calls on the right issues, Joshua Lilley believes.

NZ Post hikes YouShop prices, scraps US economy option

New Zealand Post is making changes to its YouShop service.

Landing those must-have items from the UK and US will cost more from November 1.

Love at 'second sight' for Christchurch icecream makers

Sebastian Koburg and Mandy Klapschuweit moved to Christchurch from Berlin eight years ago.

From travelling the world together, to serving up icecream - this is the sweet life of Mandy and Sebastian.

Catholic cathedral's iconic copper dome could be sold as salvage video

The Catholic cathedral in December 2007, before it was badly damaged in the 2011 Canterbury earthquakes.

Hundreds of historic tiles and tonnes of Oamaru stone could end up in landfill as part of the Catholic cathedral demolition in Christchurch.

sport

How George Bower went from All Blacks' tackling bag to actual All Black video

Crusaders and Otago prop George Bower’s rise into the All Blacks has not been a typical one.

George Bower is an All Black for real this time, unlike a couple of years ago when he was paid $150 to act like one.

Rugby clubs learn lessons on sportsmanship after spectator charged video

A referee was abused and a parent ran onto the pitch during a heated rugby match in Greymouth in August.

West Coast Rugby Union clubs have called for better sportsmanship after a heated match ended with an assault charge.

Tributes flow for Neill Ridley

Jockey Terry Moseley and trainer Neill Ridley after one of their wins at the Riccarton racecourse in Christchurch.

Horse trainer who won three Great Western Steeplechases in Riverton will have his funeral at the Riccarton Racecourse on Friday.

New home for Christchurch netball seeks $1m ratepayer loan video

Christchurch Netball will end 100 years of netball's association with Hagley Park when it moves to Ngā Puna Wai.

Developers of a $20 million indoor sports facility in Christchurch are seeking a $1m ratepayer loan, but the city council is recommending it grant half that.

Mitre 10 Cup: Waikato score 89th minute try to pip Canterbury by one-point video

Waikato centre Quinn Tupaea is tackled by Canterbury loose forward Tom Christie in Christchurch on Sunday.

In a match which went about as long as last week's Bledisloe Cup thriller, Waikato condemned Canterbury to their third one-point loss of the season.

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Court Theatre rejects idea of year-long Covid closure and launches new season

A new production of musical Little Shop of Horrors will draw on recent revivals of the classic show overseas.

Smaller casts, shared production costs and safety plans are planned for the new season of musicals, plays and comedies at Christchurch's Court Theatre.

When A City Rises film made 'by us, for us and about

Award-winning music producer Ben Edwards, of The Sitting Room studio in Lyttelton, is the musical director of Gerard ...

Musical director Ben Edwards know more about rebuilding than most

Explore Antarctica without leaving Christchurch with new interactive audio tour

The new Scott Base mural at Riverside Market is one of the stops along the new interactive audio tour. (File photo).

Hear the wind on the ice, husky dogs barking and explorers encouraging one another in a 90-minute tour of the city through 17 geo-location audio clips.

'Denim Don' releases debut album after 60 years of dreaming video

Coulter plays his first solo show on October 21.

When Don Coulter played his first gig in the 50s, it was illegal to dance on Sundays. Now the 77-year-old's first record is aptly titled One Sin At A Time.

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