Driver trapped after crash video

Six people were injured, four seriously, after a campervan and ute crashed near Orari.

Six people injured, four seriously, after crash between campervan and ute on SH1 north of Timaru.

Crash on Chch-West Coast highway

St John has taken two people in a moderate condition to Christchurch Hospital.(File photo)

Two people have been sent to hospital after a car crash on State Highway 73 near Christchurch.

Excessive speed cause of crash

Mason Joseph Shand, 35, of Westport, died in a crash in the Buller Gorge.

The man who died after crashing into a tree was likely impaired by cannabis use, a coroner has found.

Cash settlements beat managed repairs

New research has found that for every 1 per cent increase in insurance payments for building damage, economic recovery ...

Cash insurance settlements were better than managed repairs for economic recovery following the Christchurch earthquakes, new research has found. 

5 metres from end of runway

A Virgin Australia Boeing 737. One of these aircraft made a dangerous landing at Christchurch Airport in 2015 because of ...

A distracted crew and dangerous company policy contributed to a near miss at Christchurch Airport.

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$780k spent on arts precinct consultants

Court Theatre artistic director Ross Gumbley on the site of the performing arts precinct in Christchurch.

Consultants included four architecture practices, three engineering companies and two accountancy firms.

Missing lambs had switched flocks

Dozens of lambs thought to have been stolen from a Marlborough paddock had actually joined another flock. (File photo).

Fifty lambs reported stolen from a Marlborough paddock had escaped and joined another farmer's flock.

Late starts for Queenstown skiers video

Thousands of Queenstown locals turn out to ski Coronet Peak after the biggest dump of the season arrived in September.

Sick days, late starts and snow days at Queenstown businesses as locals head to skifields.

Police could enter Pike mine

Detective Sergeant Grant Collins has been seconded to the Pike River Recovery Agency.

Police staff will be trained to work underground so they can re-enter the Pike River Mine access tunnel. 

Bells toll for returning albatross video

LKW, front, is the first bird back for the breeding season at the royal albatross colony on the Otago Peninsula.

Bells have rung around Dunedin as the city celebrates the return of the first royal albatross for the season.

Councillor seeks mayoralty

Grey district councillor Tania Gibson plans to run for mayor.

The first candidate has put their hand up to replace long-serving Grey Mayor Tony Kokshoorn. 

Burglar who trashed houses jailed

Barry Lee Stewart was sentenced on 38 charges, including 10 burglaries, when he appeared at the Christchurch District Court.

The man had a $600-a-day meth habit and caused "maximum mess and destruction" as he raided homes, judge says.

New ride-share for NZ

India-based company Ola is launching in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch in two to three weeks.

An alternative to Uber is planning to launch in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in the next few weeks. 

Disaster part of 'Christchurch story'

Hila Oren, centre, at the Think: Christchurch conference last week.

OPINION: Thinker-in-Residence advice for quake city to "let it go" is "patently ridiculous".

Citycare posts first-ever loss

Citycare chief executive Onno Mulder says the company's $445,000 loss is disappointing, but it is now well positioned to ...

A "general malaise" in the construction industry is being blamed for a council-owned maintenance and construction company posting its first-ever loss.

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Govt may buy Sheppard's home video

The Government is interested in buying Kate Sheppard's former Christchurch home.

Jacinda Ardern said there had been "some discussions" to buy the $3.15m home at heart of suffrage campaign.

Coroner praises teen hero

Teen receives further praise for saving children from crash that killed their father.

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Missing lambs had switched flocks

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Cash settlements beat managed repairs

New research has found that for every 1 per cent increase in insurance payments for building damage, economic recovery ...

Cash insurance settlements were better than managed repairs for economic recovery following the Christchurch earthquakes, new research has found. 

Lyttelton site design finalised

'The Hive' by In:Flux has taken out Ohu's Collett's Corner design competition. Construction is expected to begin in ...

A team of local architects have won a public competition to design what will become one of Lyttelton's most prominent buildings.

'Let it go' Christchurch

Hila Oren, a citymaker from Tel Aviv, inspired some of those thinking about Christchurch's future.

Christchurch needs to "let go" of the quakes and give visitors something to do after 6pm, says Tel Aviv citymaker.

Lone survivor of hero's legacy

Peter Beaven on his bicycle in front of one of his apartment buildings in March 2010.

A secret rooftop pavilion harbours a story about Christchurch and one of its most celebrated architects.

Red zone expected to cost $800m

A bird's-eye view of the red zone.

The red zone is estimated to cost $800m over the next 30 years, but the area is forecast to provide billions in economic benefit. 

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Disaster part of 'Christchurch story'

Hila Oren, centre, at the Think: Christchurch conference last week.

OPINION: Thinker-in-Residence advice for quake city to "let it go" is "patently ridiculous".

School a work in progress

Haeata Community Campus principal Andy Kai Fong speaking at the ministerial opening of the Haeata campus.

OPINION: Preparation for the real world should be grounded in real world situations.

Recruitment target depends on trust

Building bonds of trust with the public and increasing perceptions of a caring profession should help a long-term police ...

OPINION: A police recruitment slogan might more readily be associated with two other high-volume public sector occupations, nursing and teaching.

Our environmental tipping point

The campaign to save Lake Manapouri 50 years ago was an early tipping point in our environmental history, writes ...

OPINION: We're on the cusp of a change for the better in political and public attitudes.

A week that defines who you are

More than 900 junior students from Westlake Girls High School celebrated te reo on the streets of Takapuna last Tuesday.

OPINION: While some celebrate, others live in an opposite land.

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Cash settlements beat managed repairs

New research has found that for every 1 per cent increase in insurance payments for building damage, economic recovery ...

Cash insurance settlements were better than managed repairs for economic recovery following the Christchurch earthquakes, new research has found. 

2298 beds short for harvest

About 465 hectares of new cherry trees will be planted across Central Otago in the next four to five years - a 56 per ...

Hundreds of hectares of new cherry trees will be planted in Central Otago, but there may not be enough beds for all the workers needed to harvest them.

Lifting foreign buyer secrecy

Lilydale Station near Fairlie, south Canterbury is being sold by its multi-billionaire overseas owner.

The veil of secrecy over foreign investment decisions may be slowly lifting but a lawyer said disclosing his wealthy client's name was unnecessary.

New ride-share for NZ

India-based company Ola is launching in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch in two to three weeks.

An alternative to Uber is planning to launch in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in the next few weeks. 

Is this our next new international airport?

This Google street view shot shows the Castlerock area of Northern Southland which Basil Walker would like to see used ...

Air New Zealand's call for a new Central Otago airport has reignited debate over future air services for the region.

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New pitcher for Black Sox

Ben Watts has forced his way into the Black Sox squad after impressive pitching performances for Papanui and Canterbury ...

Mark Sorenson hails the Black Sox's depth after promoting young players.

Ieremia laments finish

Auckland coach Alama Ieremia has set lofty standards in his first year in charge of the team.

Alama Ieremia's post-match reaction on Sunday might explain why Auckland's finally appeared to have turned a corner.

Blackadder scotches sack rumour

Todd Blackadder, pictured in his final season with the Crusaders, has dismissed talk he is on the brink of being sacked ...

Former Crusaders coach challenges rumour mongers to 'stump up the facts'.

Auckland outmuscle Canterbury

Auckland No 8 Akira Ioane takes on a couple of Canterbury defenders in Christchurch on Sunday.

Auckland continue unbeaten run after snapping 11-year drought against Canterbury in Christchurch.

Thorne on alert for great rivals

Canterbury assistant Reuben Thorne relishes the rivalry with provincial powerhouses Auckland.

Reuben Thorne on high alert ahead of 101st clash between Canterbury and Auckland.

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Suffrage 125 events in Chch

Kate Sheppard launched her suffrage efforts from Christchurch, where a range of events on Wednesday will mark 125 years ...

Get along to these events to mark 125 years of Kiwi women having the vote.

$780k spent on arts precinct consultants

Court Theatre artistic director Ross Gumbley on the site of the performing arts precinct in Christchurch.

Consultants included four architecture practices, three engineering companies and two accountancy firms.

Chch's serial community gardener video

Selwyn Eagle chairs The Just Dirt Trust, which helps set up community gardens. Pictured is a garden in South Macfarlane ...

"I want everybody in New Zealand to have a garden, there's no excuse."

A musical that defines all others

Arawyn Allan-Griffiths (Little Cosette), in the production of Les Misérables.

REVIEW: If you love Les Mis, see it again – if you've never seen it, you won't be disappointed.

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