Relief and delight at farewelling Covid level 2 rules in the South Island video

Thousands flocked to Mt. Hutt on Friday as 'epic' conditions mixed a good dumping of snow with bright sunshine.

7:03 PM  Skifield staff at Mt Hutt were “dancing with joy”, while a Christchurch nightclub owner was “absolutely rapt” to hear alert level 1 is back after six weeks.

North Canterbury rest home criticised for poor care of elderly patient

A report found multiple failures by the rest home in caring for a man in his 80s, who died in hospital.

A man died of septicaemia in hospital after Ultimate Care Karadean Court staff failed to respond properly to his deteriorating condition, a report says.

Third Covid test could be introduced after man tests positive following isolation video

Nurse Cayla Jensen tests a woman in the drive-through testing in Auckland.

The man could have contracted Covid during his managed isolation in Christchurch and authorities were reviewing the facility’s CCTV footage.

Talented teenage motocross rider dies in Dunedin fatal crash

A red Mitsubishi vehicle dropped on to a railway line about 15 metres below the road.

Grason Veitch was killed when the vehicle he was travelling in went off the road and crashed on to a railway line about 15 metres below.

Rainbow's End scores $500k grant video

Rainbows End chief executive Karen Crabb says maintenance on rides was top priority, and a $500,000 Government grant ...

Rollercoasters and a curling rink are among the latest "tourism assets" to get grants.

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Three charged with attempted murder after alleged shooting video

The man was taken to hospital where he's reported to be in a critical condition.

Three men will remain behind bars after they were arrested following an alleged drive-by shooting in Christchurch.

Serious injuries after motorcycle crash in Dunedin

A motorcyclist was injured in a crash on Serpentine Ave, Dunedin

A motorcyclist, understood to be a man, has been taken to Dunedin Hospital after the crash on Monday morning.

Land Homes saga: Christchurch's 'worst builder' won't let go video

Builder Sam Rogers has disappointed a raft of Canterbury clients.

Sam Rogers left a trail of creditors and devastated customers. He doesn't want his firm to go into liquidation.

Kindy staff forced to choose which kids get shoes video

Children turn up without shoes, and they don't have enough funding to help all of them.

Nine out of 10 families live in poverty. But there isn't the funding to help them all.

Vote for your favourite penguin design video

One of the penguin sculptures was delivered to South New Brighton School in August. It will be designed by students and ...

A public penguin exhibition is coming to Christchurch and you can help decide which design will be commissioned.

Life after a traumatic brain injury: Learning to eat, walk and talk again video

18092020 photo Alden Williams Christchurch man Dale Henley broke his back and suffered a traumatic brain injury in a ...

Dale Henley is making a remarkable recovery after flying over his bike handlebars and landing on his head. But the service which helped him is closing its doors.

Council plans new residents' forum to improve dismal approval rating

Christchurch City Council moves to turn around a poor approval rating by proposing a new residents’ forum.

In a bid to overturn a scathing approval rating, Christchurch City Council is moving to create a new residents’ forum.

Pedal-powered pensioner eyes next challenge video

John Winkie, right, Malcolm Johnstone and Simon Hempseed preparing to tackle the gruelling ride for charity.

Pedal-powered pensioner John Winkie is now looking forward to his next challenge after successfully traversing one of the country’s toughest one-day cycle routes.

Six arrested after 'disorder' incident in Christchurch

Officers were called to an address on Huxley St, Sydenham shortly before 3pm on Sunday

Police descended upon a Christchurch street following reports of an incident.

Abuse in state care: 'It is something that the public needs to know'

The public may find Horton’s and other survivors’ experiences in state care as “unpalatable”, but he says it’s something ...

At age three Jack Horton was abandoned. Eight years later he committed his first crime.

News

Hypothermic teen rescued from Dunedin reserve

Police were called to Dunedin's town belt after a nearby resident heard a person scream. (File photo)

A 14-year-old girl lost in native bush without her phone was rescued after two hours when a resident heard her screams.

Ram-raiders steal $4k of cigarettes from Christchurch dairy

Two people wearing face masks rammed the Burnside dairy with a car before stealing the cigarettes and driving away.

Soldier sentenced over assaults still in army, despite saying he would leave

Lincoln PhD student gets Kate Sheppard Memorial Trust Award

The Rebuild

An architect's house, rebuilt by the next generation

Bridget and Duval O'Neill at home in Mt Pleasant.

Don Cowie built the house that was destroyed by earthquakes. Duval O'Neill rebuilt it.

Almost $500,000 from Christchurch Cave Rock apartments sale sitting in limbo video

An example of damage from unknown vandals in one of the Cave Rock apartments in Sumner.

The long-running saga of the quake-damaged and much-disputed Sumner complex has a new chapter.

Demolition approved for Christchurch's Catholic cathedral

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Demolition of the Catholic cathedral has started with the removal of two stone Angels. The 1905 ...

Demolition of Christchurch's earthquake-damaged Catholic cathedral will begin in about two weeks.

Work on planned Lyttelton development Collett's Corner gearing up again

An artist's impression of the Collett's Corner development in Lyttelton, which is about to start a second round of ...

The "pioneering" Lyttelton project is back from a coronavirus-enforced hiatus.

Century-old trees around Christchurch's Anglican cathedral get more protection video

Two London Plane trees at the eastern end of the Christ Church Cathedral.

Three historic trees have been given more protection under special new planning laws passed to ensure restoration of the Christ Church Cathedral is not held up.

Opinion

Putting hot dinners on the table for shovel ready men?

Underlying numbers tell the real story of the country's unemployment situation: 11,000 people laid off, of which 10,000 ...

OPINION: Sisters, it's time to set up a party of ‘’women wanting work’’, to draw attention to our vulnerable status.

Why ticking the diversity boxes keeps missing the mark

Ziena Jalil: “Many businesses claim they seek to maximise diversity, but their systems promote similarity”.

Diversity without inclusion is meaningless.

Preparing NZ for space weather that would disable the grid and internet

Stuff science columnist Peter Griffin.

Could plunge us into darkness and create an information blackout.

Election 2020: Can tax cuts reverse National's fortunes? video

National Party finance spokesman Paul Goldsmith, left, and leader Judith Collins announce their policy.

OPINION: There is a point of difference, finally, after complaints about a boring contest.

Hey, all you hard-working Kiwis

Hey, hard workers!

OPINION/SATIRE: Anyone else here think we’ve been maybe a little too cuddly and kind to people and not kind enough to the economy?

business

Land Homes saga: Christchurch's 'worst builder' won't let go video

Builder Sam Rogers has disappointed a raft of Canterbury clients.

Sam Rogers left a trail of creditors and devastated customers. He doesn't want his firm to go into liquidation.

An architect's house, rebuilt by the next generation

Bridget and Duval O'Neill at home in Mt Pleasant.

Don Cowie built the house that was destroyed by earthquakes. Duval O'Neill rebuilt it.

More retailers shut up shop in Christchurch malls post-Covid lockdown video

Some stores at Westfield’s Riccarton mall in Christchurch offer customers more than one way to shop.

Fast-changing shopping trends and the fallout from the Covid-19 crisis have led to a jump in the number of closed doors at Christchurch malls.

One week, two bosses of Christchurch council-owned companies quit video

Onno Mulder is leaving Christchurch City Council-owned Citycare after 15 years at the helm.

Onno Mulder steps down as chief of maintenance contractor Citycare, days after the head of the city's lines company resigns.

Almost $500,000 from Christchurch Cave Rock apartments sale sitting in limbo video

An example of damage from unknown vandals in one of the Cave Rock apartments in Sumner.

The long-running saga of the quake-damaged and much-disputed Sumner complex has a new chapter.

sport

Recap: Canterbury v Otago Spirit

The Otago Spirit began their Farah Palmer Cup campaign with a win last weekend, but face their toughest test in some ...

Canterbury thrashed Otago in an all-South Island clash in the third round of the Farah Palmer Cup.

Life story: Legendary Canterbury horse trainer Tony Prendergast

Tony Prendergast and jockey Kylie Williams following Williams’ 700th win on Prendergast's horse, Queen Jetsun, on ...

OBITUARY: Training and caring for horses was much more than a job for Tony Prendergast; it was a lifestyle.

Super Rugby: Two more key cogs re-sign with Crusaders as roster takes shape video

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 11: Mitchell Drummond of the Crusaders looks on prior to the round 5 Super Rugby ...

Mitchell Drummond and Tom Christie are the latest Crusaders to recommit to the 11-times champions.

Seven Linwood Keas in Canterbury Bulls squad

Penitito Ilalio, pictured playing for the Canterbury Bulls against Samoa, is one of seven players from the champion ...

Champion club dominates a strong representative team lineup for national rugby league series.

Silver Ferns connection helps Tactix land Karin Burger

With Casey Kopua retired and Phoenix Karaka pregnant, Karin Burger shapes as the Silver Ferns' starting goal defence.

Chance to play more at goal defence and alongside Silver Ferns' team-mate, a powerful lure for Tactix recruit Karin Burger.

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Made to measure home breaks the mould video

“Everything is accessible – it’s a very easy house to live in,” says Bruce, seen here relaxing on one of the ...

Out went the multiple bedrooms and in came a home specially designed for this hardworking couple.

Vote for your favourite penguin design video

One of the penguin sculptures was delivered to South New Brighton School in August. It will be designed by students and ...

A public penguin exhibition is coming to Christchurch and you can help decide which design will be commissioned.

A reno that went from simple to sophisticated

The Walklins like their accessories big and bold – the clock has been a feature since they moved in, and the street-name ...

The plan was for a modest refresh but this couple got much more than that - a colourful and quirky home that's perfect for family life.

An architect's house, rebuilt by the next generation

Bridget and Duval O'Neill at home in Mt Pleasant.

Don Cowie built the house that was destroyed by earthquakes. Duval O'Neill rebuilt it.

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