Douglas Roake has been jailed by the Christchurch District Court for six pub robberies around Canterbury and shooting ...

Serial pub robber jailed

6 min ago  Man jailed for over 13 years after shooting two women during a home invasion and robbing six Canterbury pubs at gunpoint.

Chilly weekend ahead

July snow just east of Lake Tekapo

Winter has more in store for Canty before the expected milder spring weather arrives.

Knife-wielding robber found

12:29 PM  A man has been arrested shortly after allegedly robbing a dairy at knifepoint.

Shapeshifter headlining park gig

Kiwi bands Shapeshifter, Shihad and Kora will play at a popular music festival in Hagley Park.

Your far flung fish and chips video

It's Friday night and that means one thing: takeaway time. But under the batter, where does your fish come from?

Free parking in Christchurch?

Idea to offer free parking at new parking building may be put before councillors for a vote.

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ECan chairman steps down

David Bedford, chairman of Environment Canterbury, has stepped down for three months.

2 min ago  Environment Canterbury chairman David Bedford has stepped down from his role due to health issues.

Hurunui steps up to division 1

2 min ago  Hurunui will step up to the big leagues a year later than they had hoped

Dunedin water not in clear yet

Oliver! a hit for KHS

The Rebuild

Wooden stadium for Chch?

NZ First party leader Winston Peters wants Christchurch's new stadium to be built out of wood.

Winston Peters wants the Government to make a major injection into stadium - but only if it's built from wood.

Outside the Square

The clocktower building at Christchurch Arts Centre, facing onto Worcester Blvd.

OPINION: Restoring Christ Church Cathedral is an opportunity to rethink the central city west from the Square to Hagley Park.

Will rebuild delays rebound?

The state of the Christchurch rebuild underpins Raf Manji's "long-shot tilt at Ilam", according to Mike Yardley.

OPINION: What role will the state of the Christchurch rebuild play into voters' deliberations?

Businesses unite over roadworks

Liquorland Riccarton owners Mike Scott, left, and Steve Crotty are forming a business association to take on the ...

Fed-up business owners are banding together to fight ongoing roadworks along an arterial Christchurch road.

A 53-room mansion for $1?

McLean's Mansion in its damaged state.

The quake-hit homestead in Christchurch has been for sale for $2.5m but this group thinks they can get it for $1.


LVRs become political no-friends

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern wants to see loan to value ratios "gone".

OPINION: The dramatic shift in the housing market has rewritten the campaign debate.

Support in schools long overdue

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern says Labour will put $10m a year over three years into mental health support in schools.

OPINION: Labour's promise to boost mental health support for primary pupils is potentially a game changer.

Tired boot camp plan

The Government wants to set up a 'boot camp' at Waiouru Military Camp on the Central Plateau.

OPINION: National is re-treading the tired boot camp idea - and it won't work, it's never worked.

A question of courage

What man hasn't dreamed of a Batman moment.

OPINION: What if I heard the call to heroism and didn't rise to meet it?

Cancer screening programme off mark

Associate Professor Brian Cox questions whether the focus is right for  the national bowel screening programme.

OPINION: A simple 10-minute test could cut our risk of developing bowel cancer by 35 per cent. So why isn't it the focus of national screening?


Skellerup focuses on clean water

Agnes Goto with Skellerup gumboots which are a big feature of the company's exhibitor stand at the annual agricultural ...

Skellerup is looking more at water upgrade business as it rides out flat sales in mining and agriculture.

At home with top farmer

An unusually wet winter has put some crops underwater and made it impossible to plant others on the Watson's farm at ...

Wheat yield world record-holder and Mid Canterbury farmer Eric Watson is also NZ arable farmer of the year.

Cow neglect bad for 'Team NZ'

One of the animals neglected in the Castlerock Dairies in Southland.

Ministry for Primary Industries says animal welfare cases like recent Castlerock Dairies cow neglect court case are bad for "Team NZ".

Wooden stadium for Chch?

NZ First party leader Winston Peters wants Christchurch's new stadium to be built out of wood.

Winston Peters wants the Government to make a major injection into stadium - but only if it's built from wood.

CropLogic launch a boost for Powerhouse

Long standing CropLogic director Peter Roborgh.

Fledgling Christchurch firm CropLogic is the first in the stable of Powerhouse investments to achieve Stock Exchange listing.


Walsh to face shot put arch-rival


Kiwi world champion to resume his rivalry with Olympic champion Ryan Crouser at the Diamond League finale.

Makos team named

Tasman flanker Shannon Frizell is congratulated by team-mates Alex Nankivell, left, James Lowe, and Billy Guyton after ...

The Tasman Makos have named 10 Super Rugby players in the starting line-up for their Mitre 10 Cup opener.

Kiwis struggle

Dexter Dunn has dropped back to fifth place in the World Drivers Championship.

Kiwi representatives fall further off the pace at World Championships.

Cup numbers struggle

Lazarus leads the field with a lap to go in the 2016 New Zealand Trotting Cup.

It's the richest harness racing event in the country yet there are only 25 nominations for the New Zealand Trotting Cup.

Canterbury near full-strength

Canterbury coach Glenn Delaney, left, and captain Luke Whitelock at training at Rugby Park on Wednesday.

First-year Canterbury coach Glenn Delaney has named a team stacked with Super Rugby players for their opening Mitre 10 Cup clash.

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A veggie good 'cook off' video

Casebrook Intermediate pupils Xenobia Barr, 13, and Olivia Ineson, 11.

School-grown vegetables made it to the plate for an inter-schools "cook-off" in Christchurch.

'Not your everyday doughnut' video

Lyttelton's Glamour Cakes owner Bree Scott with some of her own creations which are selling off the shelves.

Her beautiful sweet treats are going viral online, bringing hoards of dessert lovers to the small port town.

Shapeshifter headlining park gig

More than 10,000 people attended the Six60 Live in the Park event last year.

Popular Kiwi bands Shapeshifter, Shihad and Kora will play at a popular music festival in Hagley Park.

Review: Black Estate, Christchurch

Black Estate is a two hat restaurant that delivers exerything you'd expect.

This restaurant is an hour from Christchurch but the food is worth the drive.

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