Peter Carroll is on trial in the High Court in Christchurch for the murder of Marcus Tucker.

Murder a case of 'mistaken identity'

Marcus Luke Tucker's nickname was "Ruckus" - one he unluckily shared with a thief.

Severe gales, lightning

Ten thousand lightning strikes were recorded in two hours on Monday morning.

Winds topple truck, storms bring over 26,000 lightning strikes, while heavy rain hits parts of NZ.

Tree falls on car

A woman is seriously injured after a tree fell on her car in Canterbury.

Chch's Marshland Rd reopens

A collision between two trucks briefly blocked southbound traffic.

Whitebaiter dies in 'tragic accident'

The family of a Christchurch woman killed when her car ended up in the ocean say she died "doing what she loved".

Custody remand on kidnap charge

A man has been remanded in custody after being charged with kidnapping, stealing a car and dangerous driving.

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Squatters on P

When Jermahl Mathew Carroll's friend went on holiday, he broke into his house and invited over friends who smoked ...

6 min ago  When his friend went on holiday, he broke into his house and invited over friends who smoked meth and stole.

False alarms go off due to thunder

7 min ago  Lightning and thunder storm cuts keep fire brigade volunteers busy in Queenstown.

Sex worker bylaw likely to be ditched

Truck rolls in Lewis Pass

The Rebuild

How Chch's energy scheme works

Roger Sutton, left, recently unveiled the district energy scheme at the Pita Te Hori Centre with Christchurch Mayor ...

It was supposed to a "world-leading" response to the earthquakes and demolitions in Christchurch.

National in Chch: the same but different

The Anglican church voted to restore Christ Church Cathedral at a synod two weeks before election day. The Government ...

How will another National Government change things in Christchurch?

More residents needed in city

The Atlas Quarter apartments under construction in Welles St.

Christchurch has been warned it must speed up its central city population growth if new businesses are to survive.

Road works delayed by funding, winter video

Most work on Christchurch's Manchester St halted at the end of July.

Work to resume soon on the upgrades of Christchurch's Manchester and Durham streets after two months of little action.

Liability grows $395m in a year

Southern Response reports its insurance liability estimates have grown.

Insurer Southern Response originally thought it would have to deal with 7000 earthquake claims, but now expects 8562.

Opinion

Economy needs political stability

ANZ chief economist Cameron Bagrie says the economy is "running below trend".

OPINION: If New Zealand has reached peaks in tourism and construction, is it time to worry about the economy?

National's 'dead cat' masterstroke

National finance spokesman Steven Joyce made a calculated play against Labour with his bogus claim of an $11.7b hole in ...

ANALYSIS: Its $11.7b play against Labour was deeply cynical, but may just win it the election.

Labour's 'relentless positivity' naive

Jacinda Ardern's campaign strategy of "relentless positivity" was naive at best, if not deluded, writes Mike Yardley.

OPINION: Jacinda Ardern was extremely nice. But you also need mongrel and a killer instinct.

Bill To Winston: 'Let’s Do This'

Winston Peters will play "the cards that count" with all the skill he indisputably possesses.

OPINION: Bill English, if he is wise, will clasp his newfound ally, Winston Peters, by the hand and say: "Let's do this!"

Peters ready to reel in

Clarke Gayford, partner of Jacinda Ardern, offers sausages to Wendie Petrie, left, and TV3's Samantha Hayes outside Chez ...

OPINION: A state of siege outside the leaders' homes, while inside TV studios some felt besieged.

business

The fall and rise of Fortex boss Graeme Thompson

Blue skies entrepreneur Graeme Thompson is about to reveal secrets to his success - and the dark years after the Fortex ...

A book by ex-Fortex boss Graeme Thompson reveals his rise and fall and rise again.

Luxury hotel granted consent

Plans for the hotel on Lakeside Drive, in Tekapo.

A planned luxury hotel in Tekapo is a step closer to being built after being granted resource consent, its developer says.

How Chch's energy scheme works

Roger Sutton, left, recently unveiled the district energy scheme at the Pita Te Hori Centre with Christchurch Mayor ...

It was supposed to a "world-leading" response to the earthquakes and demolitions in Christchurch.

National in Chch: the same but different

The Anglican church voted to restore Christ Church Cathedral at a synod two weeks before election day. The Government ...

How will another National Government change things in Christchurch?

New shops and foodcourt planned

A new foodcourt and seating areas for diners will be added at the southern end of Northlands mall.

Christchurch's Northlands Mall is planning to embark on another extension.

sport

Crusaders not hot on Fiji

Sam Whitelock led the Crusaders to their first Super Rugby title since 2008, when they beat the Lions 25-17 in Johannesburg.

Don't bank on the Crusaders playing a "home" Super Rugby game in Fiji next year. They have gone cold on that idea.

Tough clash sees Pioneer men win over Lincoln

North Canterbury's Helen Matthews on the run.

North Canterbury women and Pioneer Pacers have won the Canterbury men and women's premier basketball competitions.

Beach saviour gets tennis gig

Tennis Canterbury's new general manager Adam Gard'ner will begin work on October 18.

From helping save a Golden Bay beach to the South Island's top tennis job.

Gingernuts hot Livamol favourite

Gingernuts wins the Windsor Park Plate to ensure favouritism for the Livamol Classic.

Punters hit Gingernuts in early Livamol markets.

More racetrack troubles

Windsor Park Plate winner Gingernuts is giving his ownership team plenty of spice.

Our racing reporters revisit the main talking points from the week's racing on both sides of the Tasman.

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Bridges packs in laughs

Scottish comedian Kevin Bridges is touring New Zealand for the first time ever this month.

REVIEW: Scottish comedian Kevin Bridges not afraid to stir up locals in New Zealand tour opener.

City's social enterprise 'at forefront'

The Christchurch red zone could become home to an Eden Project like that in the UK, pictured. David Harland, chief ...

"What are the most valuable things in our lives and how do we actually want to spend our time, when push comes to shove?"

Surf lifesaver 'shocked' by award

Kate Suter, of Sumner Surf Life Saving Club was named Volunteer of the Year in an awards ceremony in Auckland on Saturday.

If you're swimming at Sumner Beach in Christchurch you are in some of the safest hands in the country.

20 years of Drive - a conversation with Bic Runga

To mark its 20th anniversary, Bic Runga will perform Drive in its entirety in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland.

Twenty years after she received her first Silver Scroll award for Drive, Bic Runga is a finalist again.

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