Newborn baby found dead in backyard of suburban Christchurch home video

Police expect the scene examination at the property will continue on Monday.

7:49 PM  The discovery of the child's body on Saturday night has sparked a significant police investigation, which is being overseen by a senior detective.

Canterbury councils collaborating to find answers to consent delays video

Apartments under construction in the central Christchurch East Frame.

Councils across Canterbury have agreed to fund a study looking at the feasibility of establishing a joint unit to help with consenting processes.

Drag racing enthusiast killed as car hits wall in high-speed crash at Christchurch raceway

The crash happened during the first found of the National Drag Racing Championships at Ruapuna Raceway.

The car is understood to have hit a concrete wall at Ruapuna Raceway during the first round of the National Drag Racing Championships

Police making 'slow progress' in getting staff vaccinated video

As of Thursday, 83 per cent of the total workforce have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 70 per cent were ...

Almost 20 per cent of all police staff are yet to receive their first Covid-19 vaccination.

Overseas teaching apps cause accent confusion for Kiwi kids video

Soryl spent eight years working on the app before it went on the market.

Don’t want your child to be confused by English or Australian accents? There’s an app for that.

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Hotel sales set to surpass $300m this year video

New Zealand’s first modular hotel on the corner of Colombo and Salisbury streets in Christchurch was constructed with ...

Old hands and newbies to the industry are among those investing in New Zealand hotels, despite the border closure keeping out tourists.

Mongols bikie gang associate dies in crash near Christchurch

Members of the Mongols gang. (File photo)

Steve Smith was killed when his motorcycle collided with a car, not far from the gang's South Island headquarters, on Friday night.

Blenheim Covid case gives south 'the wake-up call it needed' video

Emergency Response Marlborough at Blenheim Testing Centre on Saturday before the first case was announced.

It's hoped unvaccinated people go get a jab after news of the first South Island community case in nearly a year.

Two dead after crash on State Highway 1, near Dunedin

Police said early indications suggest there were serious injuries in the Otago crash on Saturday morning.

Police have closed the highway just south of Waihola after the fatal two car collision at 9.15am.

Three injured after quad bike rolls in north Canterbury

Police were called to the quad bike incident in north Canterbury at about 8.50am. (FILE PHOTO)

A helicopter was sent to the property, believed to be a farm, after police were called shortly before 9am.

The transgender woman, 79, who waited decades to be herself video

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Patricia Hailes spent most of her life known as Barry Hailes. Behind a thick beard and only ...

For decades, Patricia Hailes would hide dresses she could slip into when no-one was watching. Now she has finally embraced her identity.

New Covid-19 plan 'unethical' and leaves Māori and Pacific people exposed, say critics video

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern introduces the new traffic light system on Friday.

The Government's “traffic light” system for managing the virus in the future could make history – but will leave Māori and Pacific communities vulnerable, health experts say.

2021: The ski season that overpromised and under-delivered video

Days after the best snow of the season, Coronet Peak could not cannot open due to alert level 4 lockdown rules.

Paul Anderson will never forget looking out on Coronet Peak's best snow in 10 years and knowing he couldn't open: "It's etched in my brain."

Covid-19: The game of our lives video

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern explains the new traffic light system.

The traffic light system makes the Covid plan very clear and puts the onus on all of us.

Living in a 'grown-up tree house'

Teacher and author Laura Borrowdale, at home in her 80s-built, Cashmere pole house. A unique home that makes her feel lucky.

Nothing is quite straight or serious in the 1980s pole house Laura Borrowdale shares with her daughters and partner.

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Low visitor numbers at National Park

Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park continues to experience a downturn in visitor numbers, even under Covid-19 alert level 2. ...

Visitor numbers at Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park have continued to decline under Covid-19 alert level 2.

Person critically injured in crash between car and motorcycle

Emergency services were called to the crash on Wilsons Rd in St Martins, Christchurch on Saturday afternoon.

Campsite fire puts three people in hospital

Two people seriously injured in overnight crash in central Christchurch

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The new traffic lights look good, but 90 per cent will be hard to hit video

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Grant Robertson, Chris Hipkins, and Peeni ...

OPINION: The post alert-level world looks to make sense, but it will be tough going if you aren't vaccinated.

Covid-19: The game of our lives video

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern explains the new traffic light system.

The traffic light system makes the Covid plan very clear and puts the onus on all of us.

Fear is dividing the country video

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OPINION: As the holy grail of 90 per cent looks harder to reach, conversations with the unvaccinated will become more fraught.

The cluster epidemic of Covid video

“The features of cluster-based infections make them controllable by changes to the way people interact.”

OPINION: The effectiveness of vaccination may be determined by the groups with the lowest rates of vaccination and not the overall national average vaccination rate.

Bring on the vaccination certificates video

An employee has her certification checked as Italy's new “Green Pass” vaccination requirement for employees to enter ...

OPINION: Asking about Covid vaccine status should be normal

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Building up, not out: New laws promise a tighter city with wider housing choice video

Critics of the new laws fear they will threaten Christchurch’s Garden City reputation.

Christchurch housing has sprawled across the Canterbury plains for decades, but that's about to change.

The relentless battle between Robert Walker and Dave Henderson takes its toll video

Christchurch property developer Dave Henderson says he has long been frustrated with the way the state treats him.

He was once the hunted debtor. Now Dave Henderson is a creditor and he wants blood.

Jetpack destined for the bloke's shed after company's liquidation video

Manned flight using the Martin Jetpack.

A revolutionary aircraft designed in Christchurch could be yours as the liquidators of Martin Jetpack Aircraft sell off the company's assets.

New Christchurch stadium completion date pushed back to mid-2025 video

The new Christchurch stadium will be built across three central city blocks bordered by Madras, Hereford, Barbadoes, and ...

Six months has been added to the project's construction phase, but the public should still get their first glimpse at the preliminary design by the end of the year.

Trade deal will cut the price of Kiwi wine in UK supermarkets video

The team harvested their first batch using the world-first method at Greystone Winery in North Canterbury on Saturday.

NZ's free trade deal with the UK has been broadly welcomed by a local wine exporter after Covid-19 caused freight costs to increase four-fold.

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Amelia Garvey on track to advance to stage three of LPGA qualifying school

Kiwi golfer Amelia Garvey is 2-under the card after three rounds in the latest LPGA qualifying tournament.

One stroke above the qualifying cut with a round to play, Christchurch pro Amelia Garvey is on the cusp of moving a step closer to LPGA Tour status.

NPC: Josh Ioane inspires Otago to comeback win against Canterbury video

Otago No 10 Josh Ioane tries to break through the Canterbury defence on Friday.

Otago fought back from a horror start as they trailed 17-0 to secure a late victory against Canterbury, with the Chiefs-bound No 10 the star.

Live NPC: Otago v Canterbury

Otago playmaker Josh Ioane has rediscovered some form with Otago after a difficult year on and off the field.

The blue and golds chase back-to-back victories as they take on the Premiership strugglers in Dunedin.

New Christchurch stadium completion date pushed back to mid-2025 video

The new Christchurch stadium will be built across three central city blocks bordered by Madras, Hereford, Barbadoes, and ...

Six months has been added to the project's construction phase, but the public should still get their first glimpse at the preliminary design by the end of the year.

Big chances for Mo'unga, Papalii as All Blacks prepare to put the hurt on USA video

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 29: Richie Mo'unga of the All Blacks passes during a New Zealand All Blacks training ...

Ian Foster has mixed the returnees with the seldom-used in a lineup offering an opening for a few contenders to face Wales.

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New Court Theatre season designed to 'celebrate life' in tough times

Christchurch performer Penny Ashton has written a new adaptation of the Jane Austen novel Sense and Sensibility.

A Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical, a new Jane Austen adaptation and a best-selling crime thriller feature in the theatre's new season.

'Absolutely overjoyed': Christchurch restaurateur Alex Davies thrilled about new traffic light system

Owner and chef of Gatherings Restaurant in Christchurch, Alex Davies, is thrilled about the just-announced Covid-19 ...

The owner and head chef of Christchurch's Gatherings restaurant will be embracing the use of vaccine certificates and believes the new system offers the best way forward to getting diners in to help his business.

What's on: Event highlights in Ōtautahi Christchurch

Australian comedian and ''big deal online'' Celeste Barber is bringing her new tour, Fine Thanks, to Christchurch, ...

Events to help you have a ball over Labour Weekend.

Word Festival unveils downsized programme for level two video

Word festival programme co-director Rachael King said it had been hard to revise the event for level two.

The literary festival's programme has been halved and more authors will appear via video-link rather than in person to meet pandemic restrictions.

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