Proposed $500 power price hike

A linesman works on a power pole in Cromwell as part of Aurora Energy's Fast Track pole programme.

0 min ago  Aurora power company wants its 90,000 Otago customers to help fund network and system upgrades.

Rail could reopen this week

The slip in Omoto, east of Greymouth, closed State Highway 7 for more than a month.

15 min ago  Relief for businesses that have lost thousands of dollars in revenue as West Coast road finally reopens a month after slip.

Pāua limit cut to half

Pāua numbers were severely depleted following the 7.8-magnitude earthquake in 2016.

12:39 PM  South Island pāua divers will have their quota cut in half from next month.

Business pick up the pieces

Open seven days, but it's still shut. SaveMart in Battersea St, Sydenham is closed because a tornado damaged its roof on ...

12:18 PM  Christchurch shop workers recall seeing window get "sucked out" and hail "pouring through the roof" as they cleanup following Monday's sudden storm and tornado.

Mum didn't approve of partner

Azalia Wilson pictured with her 4-month-old daughter, Kiara.

11:55 AM  A young mother found dead in an Invercargill motel room had been staying there with her partner because her mother didn't approve of him.


What men need they need desperately

Donald Pettitt says he has interviewed more than 1200 men who have sought the help of the Canterbury Men's Centre, and ...

OPINION: The 19th of November is a big day for those whose job is caring for men.

Christmas gift for Christchurch

Canterbury Cricket Trust chairman Lee Robinson at Hagley Oval. To host international day/night games, it will require ...

OPINION: The stoush over installing lighting towers around Hagley Oval feels like Groundhog Day.

Politicians must take back control

The importance of local democracy should be promoted by local politicians, not by council officers, argue Andy Asquith ...

OPINION: Local body elections are too important to be left in the hands of unelected officials.

Changes will mean better rentals

Associate Housing Minister Kris Faafoi has announced changes to improve the quality of rental housing and the rights of ...

OPINION: Good landlords and tenants have little to fear in Government's proposals to improve rental market.

Transparency and clean-up needed

Afghan mothers Baskul (left), and Tohira, who each lost two children in an explosion in Bamiyan Province in 2014.

OPINION: Bamiyan residents need assurances as soon as possible that NZDF firing ranges have been cleared.

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