Brews with views in time for Christmas

Virginia Lynskey, left, and Sinead Meehan at Mr Brightside rooftop bar in central Christchurch’s Oxford Tce.

8:27 PM  Popular overseas, the rooftop bar experience has arrived in Christchurch.

Social media post prompts 'horrific' assault on West Coast high school student video

Greymouth High and John Paul II students usually get on well, Greymouth High’s principal says.

Five Greymouth High School students have been disciplined after storming into another school and assaulting a girl in the middle of a class.

'Crate Day' increases family violence callouts by nearly 30 per cent video

Crate Day has since embraced by the liquor industry, with many suppliers creating crates of ready-to-drink premixed ...

A publicity stunt encouraging people to mark the first Saturday of summer by buying crates of beer has a darker side.

Managed isolation facility delays Cathedral Square upgrade to late 2021 video

The Christchurch City Council’s plans for improvements in this corner of Cathedral Square have been put on hold while ...

The outdoor area for the Distinction Hotel has halted planned upgrades to parts of Cathedral Square by an entire year.

Replica of Shackleton's boat donated to Akaroa

British explorer Tim Jarvis and five others successfully recreated Shackleton's epic journey in 2013.

The boat used to recreate Ernest Shackleton's epic Antarctic voyage has new Canterbury home.

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World-class trails put Hanmer Springs on 'national mountain biking map'

New mountain bike trails will be officially opened this weekend in Hanmer Springs.

The alpine village of Hanmer Springs is about to add world-class mountain bike trails to its visitor appeal.

New Kainga Ora complex reflects growing demand for smaller state houses

Housing Minister Megan Woods officially welcomes Susan Busch and Ben Stade to their new home.

A North Canterbury mother and son will spend the first night in their new home after receiving a ministerial welcome across the threshold.

West Coast community mourns loss of woman electrocuted at old shop

Christine Rowley was electrocuted near the old Inangahua general store on the West Coast. (File photo).

A small West Coast community is mourning the loss of a a woman who was electrocuted at the village’s old general store.

Muslim community calls for dedicated March 15 recovery minister

Islamic Women's Council of New Zealand national co-ordinator Anjum Rahman believes there should be a dedicated ...

Islamic community groups want meaningful change from the Royal Commission into the mosque terror attacks.

The small tourist attraction facing a $165k bill to expand video

Josie Martin has spent 24 years developing her mosaic garden from scratch. She now wants to expand, but is being ...

The owner of a famed Akaroa tourist spot wants to expand its garden and build a cafe. But the consent costs alone have spiralled.

Dunedin's black rubbish bags set to be dumped video

Dunedin's pre-paid plastic rubbish bags may be dumped

User-pays plastic bags have fallen out of favour with the Dunedin public, and the city council may soon kick them to the kerb.

Death of popular teacher who drowned on rafting trip could have been prevented video

Christchurch teacher Sam Zarifeh died after his raft overturned on the Landsborough River on the West Coast.

Sam Zarifeh's family are busy living “hard and fast and happy” to honour his memory.

What's on: Event highlights in Ōtautahi Christchurch

Tami Neilson will be performing at the Opera House in Wellington on November 13.

There's plenty to do in Christchurch this weekend and beyond - from the South Island Wine and Food Festival to Christmas "light-seeing'' and cultural events.

Tramper injured in fall on Mt Somers

Mt Somers, where a man fell 9 metres while tramping. (File photo)

A man in his 60s was airlifted to hospital after badly breaking his arm and suffering a serious head injury in the nine-metre fall.

Live WNBL: Otago Gold Rush v Canterbury Wildcats

Aleisha Ruske in action for the Otago Gold Rush during last month’s Schick 3X3 Cup tournament in Invercargill.

Two of New Zealand's top women's basketball teams collide at the Pulman Arena in Auckland.

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Ashburton trio sentenced

Quentin Charles Parkinson, Stacey Leigh Curtis, and Jayden Eric Cromie have been sentenced on multiple charges.

Methamphetamine abuse compelled an Ashburton couple to steal thousands of dollars worth of goods - their friend later becoming involved.

Flying high with new planes video

Two “powerful” aerobatic planes have been purchased by the South Canterbury Aero Club as it upgrades its fleet for teaching potential pilots.

Man murdered Christchurch woman during psychotic episode video

Vintage Playboy collection found in bachelor's estate video

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Brews with views in time for Christmas

Virginia Lynskey, left, and Sinead Meehan at Mr Brightside rooftop bar in central Christchurch’s Oxford Tce.

Popular overseas, the rooftop bar experience has arrived in Christchurch.

Managed isolation facility delays Cathedral Square upgrade to late 2021 video

The Christchurch City Council’s plans for improvements in this corner of Cathedral Square have been put on hold while ...

The outdoor area for the Distinction Hotel has halted planned upgrades to parts of Cathedral Square by an entire year.

Approval needed to get workers into NZ for metro sports centre build video

Ōtākaro Ltd chief executive John Bridgman says the agency is working with immigration to get approval for four to five ...

Christchurch's rebuild agency is trying to ensure specialist contractors from overseas will be able to install a competition pool in the city’s much-anticipated sports centre.

Group pulls out of Crown village plan video

An artist's image of Ōtautahi Urban Guild development project chosen for Madras st demonstration village project in ...

Despite being helped out with a council loan, the housing plan for central Christchurch will not go ahead as planned.

Seaside apartment saga not over yet despite buyer dropping damage claim video

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Cave Rock apartments.

A 10-year battle between owners, insurers and developers for a prime waterfront property damaged in the Christchurch earthquakes rumbles on.

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Self-improvement through DIY

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OPINION: A whole generation is missing on the joys of DIY.

We're at risk of losing real connection

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OPINION: Both countries have become splintered and disillusioned with their leadership and are paying the price for misinformation from the top.

How will we get kids back to books?

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OPINION: Can we give children a literacy blueprint, so they will learn, no matter what happens in school?

Drug testing is a matter of safety and common sense video

The Splore music festival has been hosting a drug-testing service in recent years.

One in 10 MDMA pills are not what buyers think they are. It makes sense to test them.

It's scary when you follow your dream video

Verity Johnson: “How can you be certain that being a florist actually is your dream? What about your dream of owning a ...

OPINION: I've probably picked the wrong time to quit my steady job.

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Brews with views in time for Christmas

Virginia Lynskey, left, and Sinead Meehan at Mr Brightside rooftop bar in central Christchurch’s Oxford Tce.

Popular overseas, the rooftop bar experience has arrived in Christchurch.

Managed isolation facility delays Cathedral Square upgrade to late 2021 video

The Christchurch City Council’s plans for improvements in this corner of Cathedral Square have been put on hold while ...

The outdoor area for the Distinction Hotel has halted planned upgrades to parts of Cathedral Square by an entire year.

Court Theatre design work approved

The first concept design for Christchurch's new Court Theatre, due to open in September 2023.

The second phase of design work for the new Court Theatre to begin in January.

Putting some numbers around construction's needs video

There has been huge uptake in apprentices since the Government gave the sector a boost.

Booming apprenticeships and projects prompt a revamp on forecasts.

Approval needed to get workers into NZ for metro sports centre build video

Ōtākaro Ltd chief executive John Bridgman says the agency is working with immigration to get approval for four to five ...

Christchurch's rebuild agency is trying to ensure specialist contractors from overseas will be able to install a competition pool in the city’s much-anticipated sports centre.

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Christchurch man's gruelling 15-hour Mt Everest challenge raises $70,000

Steve Moffatt, 70, has raised about $70,000 for

Covid-19 wrecked his world championship plans, so Steve Moffatt decided to ride the the equivalent height of Mt Everest.

Canterbury golfers win NZ title in Timaru

Golf New Zealand Women’s Summer Foursomes winners Jenny Stephens, centre left, and Carol Bates, of Christchurch’s Tai ...

The winners of a national women’s golf tournament will hold the title for just four months because of Covid-19.

USA Cricket eyeing former Black Cap Corey Anderson video

Corey Anderson last played for the Black Caps in a T20 against Pakistan in 2018.

Hard-hitting former Black Caps allrounder could return to international cricket in the future, but with the United States.

Live WNBL: Otago Gold Rush v Canterbury Wildcats

Aleisha Ruske in action for the Otago Gold Rush during last month’s Schick 3X3 Cup tournament in Invercargill.

Two of New Zealand's top women's basketball teams collide at the Pulman Arena in Auckland.

Crusaders lose Braydon Ennor for 2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa video

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 09: Braydon Ennor of the Crusaders warms up prior to the round 9 Super Rugby Aotearoa ...

Early opportunities loom for a couple of the Crusaders' four new signings due to lengthy injuries to Braydon Ennor, George Bridge and Manasa Mataele.

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Brews with views in time for Christmas

Virginia Lynskey, left, and Sinead Meehan at Mr Brightside rooftop bar in central Christchurch’s Oxford Tce.

Popular overseas, the rooftop bar experience has arrived in Christchurch.

Sounds of Urban Jungle to be heard in Nelson

Following its success in Christchurch, the Urban Jungle festival is coming to Nelson's Founders Heritage Park on March ...

A new music festival has been announced for Nelson in 2021 - a beats-heavy occasion wedged between Bay Dreams and Marchfest.

What's on: Event highlights in Ōtautahi Christchurch

Tami Neilson will be performing at the Opera House in Wellington on November 13.

There's plenty to do in Christchurch this weekend and beyond - from the South Island Wine and Food Festival to Christmas "light-seeing'' and cultural events.

Court Theatre design work approved

The first concept design for Christchurch's new Court Theatre, due to open in September 2023.

The second phase of design work for the new Court Theatre to begin in January.

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