Leaking sewage at the back of a Leith St, Dunedin property rented by eight second-year students.

A leaking sewer and a possum

"Toxic" student flat's landlord is behind another that allegedly had an in-house possum.

Nabbed upon arrival

Student loan defaulters and child support absconders face arrest. (File photo)

If you're a dead-beat dad you are more likely to be arrested than if you're a student loan defaulter.

Man admits $402,000 tax offences

Man has 10 days to tell clients about tax offences totalling $402,000 before he'll be named.

Fire on roof of business

Fire crews battling a fire on the roof of a business in the Christchurch suburb of Sockburn.

Armed robbers hit petrol station

Four men charged in with hammers and a crow bar, took cigarettes and fled in a stolen Mazda.

Airbnb probes boozy party

Homeowner wants to know how 14-year-old could book a house for 100 partying teens.

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Strikes have 'huge potential impact' video

Protesting nurses march from Waitangi Park in Wellington to Parliament in May.

DHBs and the nurses' union are trying to avoid planned strike action, but should urgent talks fail the impact will be widespread.

One ticket to ride for everyone

Bankcards and smartphones will soon be the way to pay across all forms of NZ public transport.

Laws could tie up square for 15 years

Violent attack at Ashburton College video

The Rebuild

Laws could tie up square for 15 years

The cathedral is deteriorating after being severely damaged in the 2011 earthquakes.

Cathedral Square businesses and property owners fear the drawn-out cathedral rebuild saga will make a mess of all other plans for the area.

Symposium could cost $250k

Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister Megan Woods says the planned earthquake symposium is expected to cost the ...

Costs for the revived Christchurch earthquake symposium are expected to be up to $250,000, to be split between the taxpayer and ratepayer. 

Further arts precinct delays

An artist's impression of how a new Court Theatre, one of the projects vying to be the first built in Christchurch's ...

A decision on the future of Christchurch's performing arts precinct has been delayed yet again.

A street in limbo

Property investor Glen Stapley, who is part of a group buying the old Spagalimi's site on Victoria St, is calling on the ...

Roadworks were due to start last July. Nearly a year later, Christchurch businesses are still in the dark over what will happen to their street.

New childcare centres for city

One of three new early childhood centres planned for Christchurch. This centre will be located on Balfour Tce, alongside ...

Outdoor space a key to early learning at Christchurch's newest childcare centres.

Opinion

Time for a national tourism taskforce

Tourists photographing the view in the Eglinton Valley on the Milford road.

OPINION: A genuinely sustainable tourism industry would ensure international visitors' enjoyment and New Zealanders' goodwill.

Nice soundbite or sound offer?

National leader Simon Bridges at Fieldays, where he told the audience that his party was ready to step up on tackling ...

OPINION: National leader has offered the hand of partnership on climate change, but has he got enough skin in the game?

Cruise ships set to return to Lyttelton

A revised plan for a new cruise ship berth at Lyttelton means the project is back on track, says Lyttelton Port Company ...

OPINION: Pile driving for a new berth will begin in August, helping to return big cruise ships to Lyttelton after seven years in the wilderness.

Who maintains our field of dreams?

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Freedom camper at the Koromiko freedom camping site

OPINION: Plans to charge visitors a $35 tourist tax seem a sensible approach.

Citizen scientists, let's study clever sparrows

Mike Davy of Waikato University has been studying the behaviour of sparrows with cafe sugar.

What do they know about sugar?

business

Man admits $402k tax offences

A Christchurch man has admitted $402,000 worth of tax offending. (File photo)

A Christchurch professional has 10 days to tell his clients about his tax offences totalling $402,000 before his name suppression lapses.

Laws could tie up square for 15 years

The cathedral is deteriorating after being severely damaged in the 2011 earthquakes.

Cathedral Square businesses and property owners fear the drawn-out cathedral rebuild saga will make a mess of all other plans for the area.

Symposium could cost $250k

Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister Megan Woods says the planned earthquake symposium is expected to cost the ...

Costs for the revived Christchurch earthquake symposium are expected to be up to $250,000, to be split between the taxpayer and ratepayer. 

Lunch: BYO or buy out? video

Budget services say taking your own lunch could spell big savings.

Laziness drives some to spend up large on lunch, but budget services say savings may be taking the hit.

Economy in 'danger zone'

Lone construction worker

A downturn in construction and weak confidence could see businesses talk their way into a slowdown.

sport

Stars finally get a win

Brooke Leaver of the Tactix competes against Fa'amu Ioane of the Stars.

It was more nerve-wracking than they would have liked, but the Northern Stars finally have an ANZ Premiership win.

Teen mixes with Tall Blacks heroes video

Max Darling warms up prior to the Canterbury Rams' match against Wellington Saints.

A breakout season with the Rams has earned 17-year-old Max Darling a spot in the wider Tall Blacks squad.

Sports clubs out of space

Eastern Community Sport and Recreation Incorporated wants to lease a section of Rāwhiti Domain in New Brighton to build ...

Christchurch sports administrators are urging the city council to allow a $1.2m all-weather outdoor sports facility to be built at Rāwhiti Domain.

Contract snub miffs top bowler

Canterbury offspinner Tim Johnston is prepared to leave Christchurch for opportunities elsewhere after missing out on a ...

Canterbury bowler of the year Tim Johnston hits out after being left off association's contract list.

Saints win 10th straight

Wellington Saints point guard Shea Ili scored a game-high 28 points in their come from behind win over Taranaki on Saturday.

NBL leaders improve to 10-1, but vintage form continues to elude them.

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Jodi Barnett 'doing really well'

Simon Barnett says his wife Jodi is responding really well to radiation therapy for a malignant brain tumour.

As his wife is treated for a brain tumour, Simon Barnett will appear daily on his breakfast show via an in-home studio.

Lunch: BYO or buy out? video

Budget services say taking your own lunch could spell big savings.

Laziness drives some to spend up large on lunch, but budget services say savings may be taking the hit.

New sculpture arriving October

Then Christchurch Art Gallery senior curator Justin Paton with a Ron Mueck artwork in 2010.

A new sculpture by celebrated artist Ron Mueck will arrive in Christchurch in October, a few months later than the original June delivery date.

Muddy marvellous video

Trawling through mud couldn't wipe the smiles off participants' faces.

Mud on their faces and in their teeth was not enough to wipe the smiles from 920 students' faces at the UC Education Mud Run.

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