Beginner's luck brings fishing success

The farm was severely damaged by a huge landslide five years ago, but has rebuilt and expanded.

5:00 AM  As it turns out, you don't need to be a fisherman to reel in lunch for the whole family.

Contraception should be routine video

The Mirena is a popular alternative contraceptive to the pill.

5:00 AM  Teens are in the dark about the most effective contraception available, study finds.

Cannabis risks 'downplayed' video

A protest to legalise marijuana in front of the Invercargill police station in 2016.

Health researchers say it's wrong to imply cannabis is a relatively harmless drug.

Aggravated robbery at pharmacy

A Belfast pharmacy has been robbed for medication. (File photo)

A man with a gun has robbed a Christchurch pharmacy for medication before fleeing in a car.

Car dealer trying to 'rebuild' video

Nigel Thompson is facing 67 dishonesty related charges.

A car dealer on bail while facing dishonesty charges is selling cars and other belongings on Facebook under a different name.

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Greens push to curb pursuits

The scene of a car crash following a suspected police pursuit. The Greens are calling for police pursuits to be far rarer.

Greens push for Government to make police pursuit policy more restrictive, but minister isn't keen.

Mine won't be entered before March

Pike River Recovery Agency staff training with the new venturi.

The Pike River mine has been purged of methane and oxygen in preliminary tests, but plans to re-enter the mine have been delayed.

Clubbed over loud music complaint

A Christchurch man received brain injuries after being clubbed with a glass bottle, even as he was trying to crawl away.

Man who complained about loud music at 5.30am was repeatedly hit with a glass bottle.

Corroded gas cylinder caused death video

The corroded nitrogen cylinder "should not have been in service," Chief Investigator of Accidents Captain Tim Burfoot says.

Nitrogen cylinder which burst and killed a crew member ''should not have been in service'', a report says.

Lego lover's fantasy realised video

Lego expert and master builder Centuri Chan with his St Mark's Square model.

More than 50 famous landmarks made from tiny, plastic bricks are on show in Christchurch.

Name suppression lifts on park rapist

Matthew Garland Kelly, pictured in the Christchurch High Court in 2016, has been sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in ...

He loitered around the church until his victim came out then grabbed her and raped her in a park.

Pursuit solution is far from simple

Flowers and messages surround the tree at the centre of Sunday night's tragedy, in which three teenagers died, following ...

OPINION: It is understandable that the debate on whether or not police should pursue is front and centre in our news this week. 

Crash teen named after murderer video

Craig Mcallister, 13, Brooklyn Taylor, 13, and Glen Mcallister, 16, died in a crash after fleeing police in Christchurch ...

Teen killed in triple fatal crash alongside his brother named after uncle who shot and killed a man.

Coastal Pacific in 12hr TV special video

KiwiRail return of Coastal Pacific on Dec 1st.

If you've ever wanted to see NZ by rail, now you can, and you'll have the best seat in the house - your house.

'Ballantynes' renovation wows gallery video

The front of the house is defined by a high multi-gabled roofline, traditional bay window, arched porch columns and ...

Johnny Monte Moore admired this Ballantyne family beach house for years - 19 years after buying he is selling up.

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Rare kākā seen in Christchurch

A South Island kākā similar to the one shown has been spotted in a Christchurch backyard. (File photo)

The endangered parrot was spotted in a Christchurch backyard, one of a handful of sightings in the last three decades. 

No solution yet to wastewater woes

It's likely treated wastewater will keep being pumped into Akaroa Harbour after a multimillion-dollar idea to put it into holes was scrapped.

Regenerate Christchurch restructures

Greens push to curb pursuits

The Rebuild

Regenerate Christchurch restructures

Regenerate Christchurch chief executive Ivan Iafeta says Regenerate needs staff with "different skills from what has ...

Rebuild planning agency axes 13 positions and creates 13 new ones as it moves focus from red zone planning to finding "regeneration opportunities".

Steel frame coming off cathedral video

Workers in a crane-lifted cage remove slats from the Christ Church Cathedral roof.

It's been a fixture in front of the derelict Christ Church Cathedral for years. Now pieces of it are coming down.

Security firm bill valid

Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister Megan Woods asked Southern Response to explain the payment of a Thompson & ...

Security firm Thompson & Clark was reimbursed for its "cost and effort" in checking a release.

Demolition starts behind heritage facade

Demolition at 158 High St will make way for a new three-storey building behind a restored facade.

For nearly eight years the weather worsened what the quakes started. Now a heritage building's rescue is under way.

Apartment owners in payout row

The front row of the Cave Rock Apartments in Sumner, pictured before their 2012 demolitions.

Eleven owners died awaiting their quake insurance payouts. Now their estates appear headed for court.

Opinion

Why so sensitive, Piers?

Piers Morgan - such a sensitive sausage.

OPINION: Men are panicking about masculinity. They should just calm down and be rational.

The freedom to spoil NZ

Tina Maria Cash, 26, left, shields herself from waiting media after pleading guilty in Hamilton District Court o two ...

OPINION: Is there a travel booth somewhere that deliberately targets public crappers and louts for budget holidays in this country?

Pursuit solution is far from simple

Flowers and messages surround the tree at the centre of Sunday night's tragedy, in which three teenagers died, following ...

OPINION: It is understandable that the debate on whether or not police should pursue is front and centre in our news this week. 

Open your arms to lord Ikea

Ikea uses 1 per cent of the world's wood.

OPINION: What exactly is there to be excited about? My house certainly doesn't need an ottoman.

Brexit: Wrong question, wrong answers video

In this grab taken from video, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks after losing a vote on her Brexit deal, in ...

OPINION: UK is in Brexit chaos because it got the referendum process wrong.

business

Workers employees not contractors

The labour inspectorate is investigating a company whose employees are working at Northlands Mall, in Christchurch.

The company claimed its staff were independent contractors. But a labour inspector called it a 'sham'.

Regenerate Christchurch restructures

Regenerate Christchurch chief executive Ivan Iafeta says Regenerate needs staff with "different skills from what has ...

Rebuild planning agency axes 13 positions and creates 13 new ones as it moves focus from red zone planning to finding "regeneration opportunities".

Cryptopia: Felled by its own success?

It is believed millions of dollars may have gone missing from the exchange.

ANALYSIS: Is this the end of the line for platform that rode Bitcoin's popularity wave?

Hack another hit to 'crypto'

Cryptocurrency investors have been experiencing a sinking feeling.

OPINION: Cryptopia theft just latest in a string of hacks that have depleted any remaining trust in cryptocurrencies.

Steel frame coming off cathedral video

Workers in a crane-lifted cage remove slats from the Christ Church Cathedral roof.

It's been a fixture in front of the derelict Christ Church Cathedral for years. Now pieces of it are coming down.

sport

Gurney out of retirement

Steve Gurney is stepping out of retirement to race in the Red Bull Defiance X4.

Nine-time Coast to Coast winner to jump back in kayak again for Red Bull Defiance event.

Form reversal for Latham video

Tom Latham makes the long walk off Hagley Oval following his golden duck.

From golden run to golden duck for Black Caps batsman.

Power hitting gets Spirit home video

Northern Spirit's Katie Gurrey smashed 55 runs from just 34 balls.

Upset defeat for Magicians assures Wellington Blaze of their spot in women's T20 final.

Sports stars turn to sprintcars video

Former Black Cap turned sprintcar racer Nathan Astle will contest the New Zealand championships at Cromwell on February ...

They only finish mid-pack but they are still the biggest names in sprintcar racing.

Rugby star wins speedway title

Jason Long celebrates with his mother Fiona Long following his victory in the New Zealand SuperStock Championships.

It's the off-season but rugby rep still scores national championship win.

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Beginner's luck brings fishing success

Our group of eight caught five fish, plenty for a decadent lunch and dinner.

As it turns out, you don't need to be a fisherman to reel in lunch for the whole family.

Pick of the street shows

Ernest The Magnifico performs outside the Christchurch Art Gallery on Tuesday.

An Australian daredevil, flying bananas and a beautiful flowing mullet.

'Ballantynes' renovation wows gallery video

The front of the house is defined by a high multi-gabled roofline, traditional bay window, arched porch columns and ...

Johnny Monte Moore admired this Ballantyne family beach house for years - 19 years after buying he is selling up.

Steel frame coming off cathedral video

Workers in a crane-lifted cage remove slats from the Christ Church Cathedral roof.

It's been a fixture in front of the derelict Christ Church Cathedral for years. Now pieces of it are coming down.

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