Waste plant opponent's blunt message

Westland not Wasteland Mark Mellsop-Melssen spokesman says his group is preparing for a long fight.

2:21 PM  Opponents warn Westland energy plant backers: "We're here to be your worst nightmare."

Car park death 'absolute tragedy'

Police examine the hotel car park following the fatal crash.

2:00 PM  Margaret Anita Sharp, 81, was attending a luncheon when her friend accidentally reversed over her.

Central city business robbed

Police are searching for a robber, who took money from a till at a central Christchurch business on Tuesday. (File photo).

1:26 PM  A robber stole money from the till of a Christchurch business before running away.

Alleged victim 'buying silence'

The trial in the High Court at Christchurch is expected to take two weeks.

12:51 PM  Sex customer was not being robbed when he handed over money, but trying to buy silence, defence lawyer says.

Tear test caught forged money

Whiddon Phillip Thomas, 32, has pleaded guilty in the Christchurch District Court  to charges of using forged bank notes ...

A 32-year-old man who went on a spending spree using fake money was foiled by a Christchurch bartender.

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Parents pay for teen's absence

An Otago teen who refused to go to school has cost his parents after they were charged under the Education Act.

Parents "at a loss" over how to get their 15-year-old to school have been charged under the Education Act.

Car plunges into harbour

Three people have been taken to hospital after the car they were in drove into Otago Harbour near Broad Bay on Tuesday ...

The driver of a car that drove into Otago Harbour about 5.45am on Tuesday attempted to swim from the scene.

When police fail to act

A pensioner says nothing is being done about a neighbour doing some 4000 drug deals since February.

OPINION: A pensioner says nothing is being done about a neighbour doing some 4000 drug deals since February.

Drugs suspected next door video

Christchurch police have not responded to a resident's complaints about an apparent drug den. (File photo)

People come and go from the suspected "drug house" day and night. But police and HNZ won't act.

Attack lockdown 'hindered'

The March 15 attack on Christchurch's Al Noor and Linwood mosques triggered a lockdown of schools across the city.

Some teachers dismissed the Christchurch mosque shootings as a hoax, review finds.

Crafty kea carefully caught video

Keas are mostly olive green with a bright orange under its wings. (File photo)

The kea was stuck down an icy crevasse for three days but guides managed to rescue it and it flew away safely.

Options to fix damage disappoint

A new continuous walkway/cycleway will be constructed along the estuary from Evans Ave to the south end of the ...

Residents are upset plans to address earthquake damage in two Christchurch coastal suburbs have once again fallen short of expectations.

Southern Response told to be 'fair'

Southern Response has 20 days to decide if it will appeal the judgment about the Dodds' case.

The former Canterbury earthquake recovery minister says he was not aware Southern Response was holding back some rebuild cost information from its customers.

Victoria St revamp, cruise fee increase

The council will discuss on Thursday whether to go ahead with $7.5m plans to rebuild Victoria St.

Plans to upgrade Christchurch's Victoria St will be discussed almost three years after a revamp was first mooted, while cruise ship passengers will pay more to visit Akaroa this summer.

Climber in stable condition

A climber injured in an avalanche on Aoraki/Mount Cook on Sunday was in a stable condition in Christchurch Hospital on ...

Federated Mountain Clubs is advising all climbers to take extreme care on Aoraki/Mt Cook following two avalanches within a week.

News

Brawl suspect flew to Aussie

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 14: A passenger jet taxis past a security fence at Sydney Airport on March 14, 2019 in Sydney, ...

12:49 PM  Another man will be spoken to about bottling a person during the fight.

Discount fuel not wanted here

Half the population of a North Canterbury town want work to stop on a new petrol station.

Council's climate change view criticised

Parents pay for teen's absence

The Rebuild

Options to fix damage disappoint

A new continuous walkway/cycleway will be constructed along the estuary from Evans Ave to the south end of the ...

Residents are upset plans to address earthquake damage in two Christchurch coastal suburbs have once again fallen short of expectations.

Southern Response told to be 'fair'

Southern Response has 20 days to decide if it will appeal the judgment about the Dodds' case.

The former Canterbury earthquake recovery minister says he was not aware Southern Response was holding back some rebuild cost information from its customers.

New search database for EQC claims

Canterbury home buyers can search a property online to see if it has had a claim for earthquake damage and whether it ...

Canterbury home buyers can search a property online to see if it has had a claim for earthquake damage and whether it has been fixed.

Quake tribunal settles first case

Paul Busby and Margaret Letitia are in disagreement with IAG over whether certain quake damage is covered by their ...

There have been 21 applications to the new quake insurance claim resolution service since it started up two months ago.

New fire station for Spencerville

The new Spencerville Fire Station is scheduled to open in August 2020.

Christchurch's first purpose-built station uniting rural and urban fire brigades will be operating in a year's time.

Opinion

When police fail to act

A pensioner says nothing is being done about a neighbour doing some 4000 drug deals since February.

OPINION: A pensioner says nothing is being done about a neighbour doing some 4000 drug deals since February.

Why the Holocaust still matters

Marie Muhlsteinova, one of the victims commemorated in the National Library's Children's Holocaust Memorial.

OPINION: Growing ignorance of the Nazi genocide raises importance questions about how we teach history.

Hospitals should start cutting out meat

For those recovering from heart disease or type 2 diabetes, the last dietary item they need is more meat.

OPINION: They should initiate "meat-free Mondays", and remove all processed meat.

Ebola drugs show promise

A girl receives an Ebola vaccine in Beni, Congo, in July.

OPINION: Ebola scares me as much as sharks. But there's hope.

Saunas: Some like it hot

The confined space of a sauna didn't stop some old geezers touching their toes around Jane Bowron.

OPINION: More than sweat is released when men and women share a sauna.

business

When police fail to act

A pensioner says nothing is being done about a neighbour doing some 4000 drug deals since February.

OPINION: A pensioner says nothing is being done about a neighbour doing some 4000 drug deals since February.

Options to fix damage disappoint

A new continuous walkway/cycleway will be constructed along the estuary from Evans Ave to the south end of the ...

Residents are upset plans to address earthquake damage in two Christchurch coastal suburbs have once again fallen short of expectations.

Southern Response told to be 'fair'

Southern Response has 20 days to decide if it will appeal the judgment about the Dodds' case.

The former Canterbury earthquake recovery minister says he was not aware Southern Response was holding back some rebuild cost information from its customers.

New search database for EQC claims

Canterbury home buyers can search a property online to see if it has had a claim for earthquake damage and whether it ...

Canterbury home buyers can search a property online to see if it has had a claim for earthquake damage and whether it has been fixed.

Quake tribunal settles first case

Paul Busby and Margaret Letitia are in disagreement with IAG over whether certain quake damage is covered by their ...

There have been 21 applications to the new quake insurance claim resolution service since it started up two months ago.

sport

Waikato win wheelchair rugby champs video

Barney Koneferenisi of Waikato gathers the ball as two players put him under pressure.

Some of the country's best wheelchair rugby players went head-to-head this weekend for the 2019 NZ Wheelchair Rugby National Championship.

Tasman roll Canterbury

Tasman wing Leicester Fainga'anuku scored a superb individual try against Canterbury in Christchurch on Sunday.

Canterbury drop first two games to start a new season for the first time since 1996.

Recap: Canterbury v Tasman

Luke Whitelock dives over for a try during Canterbury's Mitre 10 Cup loss to Waikato in Hamilton.

Tasman punish Canterbury in a one-sided contest in Christchurch.

Timaru Boys' High bows out

Timaru Boys' High's James Davidson is crunched in a tackle by Shirley Boys' High's Brodie Barsby.

Timaru Boys' High School's First XV campaign in the UC Championship finished tamely at the hands of Shirley Boys' High.

Should horse have name change?

Graham Court with harness racing great Terror to Love, who has sired three horses with Terror or Terrorist in their name.

Horse owner has sympathy for the victims of the March 15 attacks, but won't change its name.

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Room review: Sudima Christchurch City

Rooms at Sudima Christchurch City feature limited edition prints from Aroha Gossage above the bed. Pictured: the luxe ...

The new five-star Sudima boutique hotel is a cosy, inner-city delight complete with spa.

TEDx expecting biggest audience

TEDx Christchurch curator Kaila Colbin waves the Ngāi Tahu flag specially designed for the organisation. The conference ...

This year's ​TEDx Christchurch will carry a heavy dose of March 15, as well as comedy, dancing and and science.

Awkward comedy wins 48Hours video

Hamish Parkinson at a man from a Negroni family in A Familiar Feeling.

A Familiar Feeling puts a the concept of a rom-com meet cute to the tests in this year's weekend long film making competition.

The Arsonists fails to light fire

The writer of The Arsonists has described the play as a love letter to her father.

Review: For 80 interminable minutes the dialogue is interrupted by redolent silences. Long, long, very long pauses.

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