Seven-year-old on skifield odyssey inspired by mum's cancer journey

Lochie Win on Tūroa with Tūroa snowboard instructor Damian Barnard and Whakapapa ski instructor Jess Nielsen. His ...

6:08 PM  Youngster Lochie Win, of Central Otago, has set himself the mammoth challenge of skiing all of New Zealand’s ski fields in just five weeks.

Roadworks hammer shops and force florist to open pop-up to stay afloat video

Council signs alert motorists the shops are still trading.

6:03 PM  Florist Sue Abbott had just taken on a new staff member when roadworks started on her street. Months later, she has had to open a pop-up shop to keep trading.

Driver flown to hospital after being trapped by live electricity in crash

A ute driver crashed into a power pole near Reefton.

5:06 PM  A person was trapped in a car after power pole came down on the roof during a crash near Reefton on the West Coast.

Code red issued for Dunedin Hospital after spike in patient numbers video

DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 10:  A view of the Dunedin Public Hospital signage on May 10, 2021 in Dunedin, New Zealand. ...

5:02 PM  A ‘code red’ alert was issued at Dunedin Hospital this week as heavy demand overloaded health workers and resources.

Increasing numbers of native hawks dying of lead poisoning video

The rise in poisonings is attributed to shooters doing pest control, thinking they were “doing the right thing” by ...

5:00 PM  Blame for the worsening threat is falling to pest controllers thinking they are “doing the right thing” by leaving carcasses behind for predators to eat.

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Booming Dunedin: Thousands of new homes needed for growing city video

The High Street Co-housing project in Dunedin is the first Passive House development of its kind in New Zealand.

After years of stagnation Dunedin is in the middle of a boom. But that also means growing pains, with thousands of new homes required.

'Lucky there were no injuries': Police vehicle rammed by fleeing ute driver

Campbell Park Estate, in the Waitaki Valley.

Police hoping to corner the would-be thief blocked the property entrance, but the offenders used a ute to ram the car.

Police officer involved in 'inappropriate sexual relationships' with staff

The officer resigned during an employment investigation. (File photo)

The officer resigned during an investigation, which upheld allegations he slept with staff under his command, and bullied and harassed employees.

Skinny 7.5m-wide site transformed video

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Here's what you can do with a "very restrictive" building site. The Christchurch project has won a major Master Builders award.

All-time high demand for expensive cats thanks to Covid-19

Some cat breeds in New Zealand can cost you up to $5000. (File photo).

Some Kiwis are paying up to $5000 for a furry companion in the post-lockdown era.

Wild wet weather battering the South Island to ease – but only momentarily video

Gusty, wet weather is expecting to ease for the South Island on Tuesday, but will be returning later in the week.

A deluge of rain overnight will let up this evening, but the weekly forecast isn't looking flash. If laundry is piling up, Wednesday is your best bet.

Woman's life-long goal 'screwed over' as dream property turns nightmare video

Hogan wanted to start a petting farm on her dream property but her hopes have been destroyed as the former quarry ...

She wanted to develop a magical getaway for children. Instead, Lucy Hogan is watching her farm sink while decomposing nappies rise.

Fresh vision for Milford Sound, but cruise ship ban goes too far video

The Milford Sound visitors centre as envisioned in the Milford Opportunities Project Masterplan.

OPINION: It is beyond ridiculous that so much of Milford Sound’s tourist trade has increasingly been derived from Queenstown day-trippers ...

Bottom trawling damage revealed: 128 new species end up as by-catch video

A catch of orange roughy is hauled aboard NZ deep sea trawler Corsair in the Tasman Sea (file photo).

A new report has revealed 128 previously-unknown species have died in trawl nets, and estimates thousands of tonnes of coral have been destroyed.

Up to 90 new homes likely for former hotel site video

The land on Papanui Rd and Onslow St in Merivale has been sold for housing development.

Despite consent for a hotel, a large block will be developed with apartments or townhouses.

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Festival 'likely' to change date after clash concerns

While crowds were relatively well-behaved at the last Bay Dreams event, on-site medical services still treated 362 ...

A festival that clashes with Bay Dreams is re-looking at its Marlborough dates.

'Sheer torment' as Amber-Lee Cruickshank's disappearance remains a mystery video

Police are still working through information provided by 75 callers following the offer of a $100,000 reward.

Have you seen Tiana? Concerns for missing girl in Canterbury

Cave Creek tragedy remembered in DOC staff induction video

160th Anniversary

2006: Boy racers' reign of terror video

Residents assess the debris left behind by boy racers on Hasketts Road.

Residents were fed up and the police were busy.

2005: Who had the power? video

Former Christchurch Mayor Garry Moore in 2005.

The Press assessed the way power worked in Christchurch.

2004: Love and death at the races video

Former Prime Minister Helen Clark congratulates Just an Excuse driver Todd Mitchell as co-owner Ollie Haines looks on.

Some were there for horses, and some had other motives.

2003: The rise of Scribe video

Scribe in 2003 when his album The Crusader was released.

Christchurch's Scribe was the biggest name in New Zealand hip-hop.

2002: A visit to Gloriavale video

Gloriavale Christian Community in 2020.

The secretive community was covered in 2002.

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Simone Biles shows that for millennials, quitting is stronger than staying

Simone Biles, with United States gymnastics teammates Grace McCallum and Jade Carey, at the Tokyo Olympics last week.

OPINION: Biles’ power is that she showed how far generational values have shifted.

Putting our house to rights on the right to housing video

Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt.

OPINION: Our housing situation is shamefully failing an important standard.

Fresh vision for Milford Sound, but cruise ship ban goes too far video

The Milford Sound visitors centre as envisioned in the Milford Opportunities Project Masterplan.

OPINION: It is beyond ridiculous that so much of Milford Sound’s tourist trade has increasingly been derived from Queenstown day-trippers ...

New advice for handling eggs due to Salmonella incursion

NZ needs to keep Salmonella out of its eggs.

Refrigerate eggs, avoid raw or undercooked eggs, don't lick the bowl and more.

Covid-19 infection causes worrying brain changes

Stuff science columnist Dr Siouxsie Wiles.

Before and after data: The study began before the coronavirus pandemic started.

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Roadworks hammer shops and force florist to open pop-up to stay afloat video

Council signs alert motorists the shops are still trading.

Florist Sue Abbott had just taken on a new staff member when roadworks started on her street. Months later, she has had to open a pop-up shop to keep trading.

Up to 90 new homes likely for former hotel site video

The land on Papanui Rd and Onslow St in Merivale has been sold for housing development.

Despite consent for a hotel, a large block will be developed with apartments or townhouses.

Heritage treasures saved from quakes could now return to original owners video

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Council heritage team leader Brendan Smyth with some of the heritage fragments council ...

The heritage treasures include carved stone crests, decorative tiles and fireplaces.

Battle of the convention centres: Does NZ need three new venues worth $1.4b? video

Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre is due to open for business in late October.

New Zealand will go from having no purpose-built convention facilities, to three landmark assets by the end of 2024.

Councillors push for new vote on how big Christchurch's new stadium should be video

An artist’s impression of inside the new Christchurch stadium.

Five Christchurch City councillors are calling on the council to reverse its their decision made last week to reduce the capacity of the city’s new multi-use arena.

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Tactix into ANZ Premiership grand final after edging Steel

Tactix goal shoot Ellie Bird, left, and Steel goal keep Taneisha Fifita tussle for the ball in the elimination final.

Tactix end Steel's season after triumphing in South Island elimination final showdown in Invercargill.

My heart stopped for 26 minutes: Cricketer's remarkable survival tale video

Wakefield is in his final semester at University of Canterbury.

When cricketer David Wakefield took a knee during training his team-mates thought he was trying to get out of running. They didn't realise his heart had stopped beating.

Stokes takes 'indefinite break' to aid mental health video

England’s New Zealand-born cricket star Ben Stokes has withdrawn from the India test series to prioritise his mental ...

Star all rounder Ben Stokes has had to deal with injuries, the weight of expectation and the death of his dad, Ged, in New Zealand.

When Canterbury beat the mighty 1921 Springboks

Cyril (Scrum) Evans was an accomplished sportsman who played test rugby and Plunket Shield cricket for Canterbury.

The Canterbury rugby team weren't fancied to beat the Boks in 1921, but nobody told them that.

Canterbury yachtie Graham Mander's death 'end of a sailing era'

Graham Mander (left) and crew member Andy Holland.

Revered yachtie Graham Mander lived and breathed sailing. An Olympian and national champion, he made massive contributions to the sport he dedicated his life to.

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Frankenstein with a twist comes to Christchurch

A new production of Frankenstein opens at the Court Theatre in August.

The actors who play Dr Frankenstein and the creature swap roles every night in this innovative new stage show.

Christchurch couple bring unique modern dance show to hometown

Dance, Danced, Dancing by Christchurch-based choreographers Josie Archer and Kosta Bogoievski plays in the city this month.

Dancers get written instructions throughout the show, so no two performances are the same. “That is the gift," local choreographer Jose Archer says.

Youngster turns birthday party into fundraiser for local zoo video

Young animal and nature lover Willem Freed feeds a giraffe at Orana Wildlife Park on Saturday.

When seven-year-old Willem Freed heard Christchurch's Orana Wildlife Park was short on funding, he made the ultimate sacrifice: birthday presents.

Ashburton Lotto player wins $5.3 million with Powerball

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The winning ticket was sold online on MyLotto, and is made up of $5 million from Powerball First Division and $333,333 from Lotto First Division.

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