Tekapo Springs: Stargaze in hot spring hammocks video

Tekapo Springs runs the stargazing tours much earlier in winter because the stars are visible from around 7.30.

15 min ago  While many of you may have looked up at the stars recently, have you done it it from a hot spring hammock? This is my favourite place to spend winter in New Zealand.

Modernist architect's 1970s home for sale video

Keith Mackenzie house

11:52 AM  Keith Mackenzie of Hall & Mackenzie Architects — the firm that designed the $1.35m Fletcher House — built this seaside home for himself.

Person seriously injured in crash on main Chch avenue

Two people with injuries, one serious/moderate and one minor, have been taken to Christchurch hospital after a crash on ...

Two people have been taken to hospital with injuries following a three-car crash on one of Christchurch's main avenues.

Parents set to see Watson's 50th test for Silver Ferns video

The perennial battle between Silver Fern goal keep Jane Watson and Australian Diamond goal shoot Caitlin Bassett will be ...

Classy goalkeep's mum and dad may be among the few spectators inside the Christchurch Arena for her big milestone.

1911: A mayor's funeral video

Thomas Edward (“Tommy”) Taylor, a popular Christchurch MP and Mayor, who died in office, 1911.

A huge crowd saw off popular Mayor Tommy Taylor.

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Covid-19: Aucklanders should take level 3 restrictions with them video

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An Air New Zealand plane taking off at Wellington Airport. 
The government has dropped ...

Thousands of people who have flown south from Auckland are being told to take their level 3 restrictions with them and be alert for any Covid symptoms.

SPCA disappointed to have to cancel annual fundraising event due to Covid-19

The SPCA is unable to hold its biggest annual fundraising event due to Covid-19 restrictions. Pictured are SPCA puppies ...

The SPCA will miss out on the $300,000 it normally gets from its annual street appeal after this year's efforts had to be cancelled because of alert level changes.

24 Electric Ave concert-goers treated in hospital for drug-related illness

Some of the drugs taken off attendees at 2021’s Electric Ave music festival.

Christchurch's emergency department dealt with 24 people who had drug-related illnesses after attending the Electric Avenue music festival on Saturday.

Covid-19: Police yet to issue any fines to people not wearing face masks video

Police are yet to issue any fines for people breaking mandatory face mask rules on public transport

Not one fine has been issued by police to anyone failing to wear a face mask on public transport.

'Valuable lesson' for alleged drink-driver who crashed into truck, power pole

A 46-year-old man crashed into a power-pole in Southbridge on Sunday night.

An alleged drink-driver “miraculously” survived after drifting onto a grass verge and crashing into a power pole while looking at his cellphone.

Man wanted by police for alleged Alexandra assault turns himself in

Police have arrested a 28-year-old man for an alleged stabbing in Alexandra last week.

A man who allegedly stabbed a 22-year-old man in Alexandra last week has handed himself in to police.

Police assistance seldom needed to enforce Covid-19 rules, Bloomfield says video

Director-general of health Ashley Bloomfield says police can be called on to support public health staff if required but ...

The laws are in place, but police are “virtually” not needed for public health visits to check if people meant to be self-isolating are following the rules.

Using ladder and breathing apparatus too dangerous for Pike River camera work video

The air pipe can be seen in the top left when Pike River Recovery Agency team reached the roof fall 2.3km up the drift.

A risk assessment team has decided it would be too dangerous to put a camera down the compressed air line at the West Coast's Pike River mine.

Man caught drink-driving while on bail for crash that caused lifelong injuries

A woman was flown to Christchurch Hospital in a critical condition following a two-car crash near Geraldine on August 4.

A man on bail for a crash that caused life-changing injuries to a young mum got behind the wheel again because he wanted to eat McDonald's after drinking 10 beers.

Dunedin priest stood down after being accused of sexual misconduct

Assistant priest Father Fivins Chittilappilly has been stood down from Dunedin's Mercy Parish.

A Catholic priest in Dunedin has been stood down pending an investigation by his church.

News

Several Canterbury harness racing trainers suspected of doping horses

Three horses trained by Jesse Alford were scratched on Thursday following an investigation into alleged doping. (File photo)

Racing officials suspect a group of harness trainers are doping their horses amid revelations a man was caught injecting a substance to two horses.

Ill traveller from Auckland tests negative for Covid-19 after flying to Queenstown

A person with “mild flu-like symptoms” was met by an ambulance after flying from Auckland to Queenstown on Monday, but has since test negative for Covid-19.

SPCA disappointed to have to cancel annual fundraising event due to Covid-19

24 Electric Ave concert-goers treated in hospital for drug-related illness

The Rebuild

185 Empty Chairs return to Christchurch city centre after three month absence video

Artist Peter Majendie has relocated his 185 Empty Chairs artwork to a new site on Manchester St.

The memorial artwork is on a new site on Manchester St and the chairs have a new layout.

Church back in Church Corner: 10-year effort to repair quake-damaged building video

Reverend Nick Mountford says repairing and refurbishing the church has been a “long journey”.

Christchurch’s oldest Anglican stone church has reopened 10 years after being significantly damaged in the February 2011 earthquake.

Quake-struck buildings, empty 10 years on video

The former Rydges hotel remains empty.

Why are so many Christchurch buildings still empty a decade after the earthquakes?

Why hundreds of heritage buildings were demolished in Christchurch post-quake video

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The Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament being demolished.

Heritage advocates claim many buildings were hastily bowled after the deadly February 2011 quake, while city leaders say safety was their priority.

Christchurch's red zone stayers overcome adversity to find happiness video

Red zone stayer Jeremy Prendeville, with his son Jasper, is happy he stayed in the cleared suburb.

They endured vandalism, theft and the destruction of their neighbourhoods, but now they live in “paradise”.

business

Queenstown tourism business sold to locals video

Matt Wong is now the owner of Queenstown indoor skydiving business iFLY.

As many Queenstown tourism operators struggle to stay afloat, one manager is so confident in the future he has bought his business from its American owners.

Can my boss cut my pay during the level 3 lockdown? video

As new community cases of Covid-19 moved Auckland back into level 3 and the rest of the country to level 2 from Sunday, ...

Employers may face legal action if they fail to top up the Government wage subsidy without workers’ consent, one lawyer says.

Otago homes face power lines price hike video

Aurora Energy chief executive Richard Fletcher at the Riverbank sub-station in Wānaka.

Average Central Otago and Wānaka homes face a monthly increase of $9.19 - almost double those in Dunedin.

Christchurch developers sell out of inner city homes video

These million-dollar homes will be completed in the east frame later this year, and most are now sold.

Central Christchurch is short of new builds, despite vacant land and a push for more residents.

185 Empty Chairs return to Christchurch city centre after three month absence video

Artist Peter Majendie has relocated his 185 Empty Chairs artwork to a new site on Manchester St.

The memorial artwork is on a new site on Manchester St and the chairs have a new layout.

sport

Mark Reason: Confused Mo'unga symptom of rugby's muddle video

Richie Mo'unga of the Crusaders passes the ball against the Highlanders, kicked a lot in the latter stages of the game.

OPINION: Ever-changing coaching carousel and selection reshuffles lead to NZ rugby suffering a lack of trust.

Parents set to see Watson's 50th test for Silver Ferns video

The perennial battle between Silver Fern goal keep Jane Watson and Australian Diamond goal shoot Caitlin Bassett will be ...

Classy goalkeep's mum and dad may be among the few spectators inside the Christchurch Arena for her big milestone.

Silver Fern Karin Burger hungry for success at goal defence

Karin Burger is expected to get plenty of playing time at goal defence for the Silver Ferns in the Constellation Cup.

She's started just four games at goal defence for Silver Ferns, but prized Tactix recruit could be New Zealand's long-term answer in the position.

Crusaders-Hurricanes match pushed back a day in a bid to host fans video

All Blacks No 10 Richie Mo'unga led the Crusaders to their fourth straight title.

Crusaders fans could attend their team's first home game of the season after all, but the Chiefs faithful are out of luck.

Super Rugby: Crusaders fullback Will Jordan in doubt to face Hurricanes video

Crusaders fullback Will Jordan trains at Rugby Park in Christchurch last week.

Will Jordan could miss home game against Hurricanes in Covid-19 enforced empty Christchurch stadium, but David Havili is a good chance to return from concussion.

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1911: A mayor's funeral video

Thomas Edward (“Tommy”) Taylor, a popular Christchurch MP and Mayor, who died in office, 1911.

A huge crowd saw off popular Mayor Tommy Taylor.

Artists respond to the March 15 attack with flower paintings and candid photographs video

Widow Hamimah Tuyan flew to Christchurch from Singapore after the mosque attacks and attended Friday prayers at the ...

Janneth Gil's photographs capture the life of grieving widows after the March 15 terror attack in Christchurch.

Inside NZ's hidden mountain hot springs video

There are private pools perfect for couples.

Tucked among the snow-capped Southern Alps is a hot spring heaven that won't remain off the radar for long.

Young Cantabrians have 'emotional' earthquake stories told in new book video

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For KTT. Christchurch. Quake anniversary book -Time to Remember- by Janna Ruth will ...

The unheard stories of children who grew up through the Canterbury earthquakes have inspired a new novel for young adults.

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