Deluge brings flooding fears

The West Coast's Fox River is running high on Tuesday due to torrential rain.

15 min ago  A deluge of rain on the West Coast has closed a major highway, caused surface flooding and rivers to rise rapidly, and forced at least one rural resident to flee their home.

Live: Deluge flooding fears

Raging waters at the Fox River Bridge taken on Tuesday morning.

1:31 PM  "Significant" weather event moving heavy rain up the country brings fears of flooding.

Measles outbreak continues

The number of confirmed cases of measles in Canterbury is still rising, slowly.

1:02 PM  The number of confirmed cases in Canterbury has risen to 35, with two more cases under investigation.

Who switched off the sun?

Thick nor'west arch cloud over Chch - MetSevice says it extends from 16,000ft to 40,000ft making it so dark below.

11:54 AM  It's a South Island of contrasts - with torrential rain on the West Coast and warm, but dark, conditions in Canterbury.

'Harmful and violent' views

A member of the 'Dominion Movement', was pictured in some of the group's earliest published material with his identity ...

Suspect's ideology appears to align with views of young white supremacists who openly campaigned against 'immigrant masses'.

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Prayers help heal worshippers

More than 1000 have either visited or worshipped at the mosque since Saturday.

More than 1000 people have visited the scene of the deadliest mosque attack since it reopened three days ago.

Thunderstorms as well as rain

MetService is warning an "exceptional" amount of rain is expected to fall in Westland and the Otago and Canterbury ...

'Exceptional' rainfall threatens flooding, slips, road closures and could bring down trees across the South Island's West Coast.

Benefit shows for Christchurch

Dave Dobbyn, Fat Freddy's Drop and SIX60 will headline the You Are Us / Aroha Nui shows.

Kiwis acts will headline shows in both Auckland and Christchurch to support terror attack victims.

Shooting victim's arm 'completely dead'

Ahmed Iqbal Jahangir with his two sons, who are now aged seven and three.

A chef shot in the shoulder during Christchurch's terror attack may lose the use of his arm permanently.

Mother who lied to police fails to appeal conviction

Kerryn Elizabeth Thomas' bid to appeal against her conviction for perverting the course of justice and quash her ...

An Omarama farmer who claimed she ran over her son to protect a friend has failed to appeal against her conviction.

More e-scooters for Christchurch

Lime Technology is bringing 700 electric scooters to Christchurch. They can reach speeds of up to 27kmh and people do ...

Another 600 e-scooters could soon be zooming around Christchurch streets.

Big queues at Christchurch Airport

This photo from Stuff archives shows security screening at an unnamed airport - Aviation Security would not allow ...

Frantic scenes of passenger congestion at Christchurch Airport may be a taste of things to to come.

Uber driver charged with rape

Moses Gengo-Yon Ravanes is accused of raping a woman he was driving home for Uber in Christchurch.

An Uber driver allegedly raped a passenger on her ride home in Christchurch.

Hawaiian lei gifted to Christchurch video

Muslim Association of Canterbury president Shagaf Khan and Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel holding a part of the ...

Hawaiian lei that took 400 people more than 40 hours to weave delivered to grieving Muslim community.

Marine heatwave rains down

Torrential rain has begun moving slowly up the West Coast, with more than half a metre expected in places close to the ...

A couple of extraordinary factors are ensuring the West Coast's heavy rain is even heavier than usual.


School to close for memorial

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visited Cashmere High School on Wednesday. It lost two students in the Christchurch shooting.

12:25 PM  Christchurch school which lost two students in the mosque shootings will close all day for the National Memorial.

Youngest victim out of hospital

12:08 PM  Two-year-old Averroes released from hospital after the Christchurch mosque attacks.

Prayers help heal worshippers

Thunderstorms as well as rain

The Rebuild

Tower's $400k interest bid stopped

Riverlaw, on Aynsley Tce in Christchurch, pictured before it was wrecked by the earthquakes.

Christchurch mansion owner doesn't owe Tower interest on quake payments, High Court says.

Spruce up for Cathedral Square

The area of Cathedral Square to the south of the cathedral will be upgraded.

A $3.6 million spruce up for two corners of Christchurch's Cathedral Square is likely to go ahead within months.

Canterbury DHB doubles down

Foot still down: Canterbury DHB boss, David Meates, says there's no chance of a let-up yet.

Does Canterbury have a world-beating health system? The DHB likes to think so.

Cathedral Square upgrade coming

The area of Cathedral Square to the south of the cathedral will be upgraded.

The southern edge of the square will get a facelift, but grand plans for Christchurch's heart are still a long way off.

Red zone plan finalised within a week

The plan for the Christchurch red zone is nearing sign-off.

It's been more than two years in the making, but it's almost ready to go.


Gangs have not changed

Members of the King Cobra gang were warmly greeted as they paid their respects to members of the Al-Masjid Al-Jamie ...

OPINION: The high-visibility of patched gang members at vigils for the victims of the Christchurch terror attack has aroused much curiosity.

Kids process tragedies differently

Focusing on the positives - the flowers laid, the moving vigils and donations - can help children feel safe.

OPINION: How to help your children deal with the trauma of the Christchurch mosque shootings.

Islamophobia a threat to us all

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 03:  Demonstrators protest against US President Donald Trump's ban on people from seven ...

OPINION: Not-so-random airport checks, travel bans - evidence of systematic racism against Muslims runs deep.

Peters needed to perform

Foreign Minister Winston Peters speaks to media after a meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation's executive ...

OPINION: He said he was going to Turkey to "set the record straight".

While Winston was sleeping video

Winston Peters speaks to the media after an emergency session of 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation's ...

OPINION: Jacinda Ardern's star keeps rising, while Winston Peters appears out of time.


Shipley to appeal Mainzeal judgment video

Dame Jenny Shipley will appeal the damages judgment over the collapse of Mainzeal Construction.

Mainzeal liquidators disappointed Dame Jenny Shipley is appealling $36m High Court judgment.

Angry ambos call on PM

A message of support from ambulance workers used on the St John website, despite management criticising crews for their ...

Ambulance workers protest St John advert, and call on prime minister to fully fund their service.

Big queues at Christchurch Airport

This photo from Stuff archives shows security screening at an unnamed airport - Aviation Security would not allow ...

Frantic scenes of passenger congestion at Christchurch Airport may be a taste of things to to come.

Flash new digs for retirees

Residents of a Summerset retirement village are enjoying yoga classes provided at the village.

Growth of people over 75 behind two big retirement village developments in the South Island.

Appeal over Mainzeal $36m fine

Mainzeal director Richard Yan is appealing his conviction.

Mainzeal director Richard Yan is appealing a reckless trading ruling, and order to pay millions of dollars compensation.


Novice titles for Victory Boxing

Nelson fighters Josh Richards, Ashley Belk and Blake Upton had success at the South Island novice champs in Christchurch.

Nelson's Victory Boxing continues to punch above its weight with a winning show at the South Island Novice Champs.

Goodhue dodges rest

Crusaders centre Jack Goodhue is available to play the Hurricanes in Wellington on Friday.

First it was Brodie Retallick, now Crusaders centre Jack Goodhue dodges All Blacks rest.

Leeston-Southbridge claim country cricket title

Rupert Young steered Leeston-Southbridge to the country cricket one day title on Saturday. (File photo)

A masterful innings by Rupert Young steered Leeston-Southbridge to the country cricket one day title on Saturday.

Brown, Lim win stroke play

Luke Brown made eagle on the 18th hole to win the men's NZ Stroke Play by one shot in Christchurch.

Rising teenage star's run comes to an end in a dramatic final round in Christchurch.

Kelly leads Canterbury to bowls win

Canterbury's Andrew Kelly beat Nelson's world champion Shannon McIlroy to secure the national intercentre teams title ...

All-South Island final decided by battle of the Blackjacks.

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run to remember

Firefighting 'legend' inspires runners video

Walkers, runners and their furry four-legged friends turned out on a mild Christchurch morning.

Darfield firefighter Philip Hunt was panting, puffing and wringing with sweat when he staggered over the Run to Remember finish line.

Forgo a coffee, donate a tree

Heather Templeton says the beautiful scenery in the Port Hills is often overlooked.

For the price of your morning caffeine hit you can support the restoration of native plants in the Port Hills at the Run to Remember.

Let them eat (healthy) cake

Sport Canterbury chief executive Julyan Falloon hoped the run would be an example of "smarter event practices".

Tea and cake isn't usually what springs to mind at the finish line of a fun run.

Dogs welcome on fun run

Isaac Sutherland will be at the Run to Remember with his dog, a Hungarian vizsla named Atlas.

Dogs "are a big part of the family" and welcome on the Run to Remember event on February 24.

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