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Controlling the Christmas calorie creep

A study published on Tuesday shows regular weighing and information about how long it takes to run off calories helps to ...

Children should be regularly weighed up to 18-years-old to slow the rate of obesity, according to new research.

The strange world of Pixie Town video

Getting a haircut at Pixie Town is serious business.

You better watch out, you better not cry – Pixie Town is back to haunt a new generation of children.

Man who stabbed police dog jailed

Joshua Luke Cooper has been sentenced to 18 months prison after stabbing Kosmo the police dog on May 31.

A Canterbury man has been sentenced to 18 months prison after stabbing Kosmo the police dog in the neck.

Man charged after hospital drop-off death

Shayne Heappey died on Saturday night from a stab wound. Police are treating his death as a homicide.

Police believe more than one person responsible for Christchurch dad Shayne Heappey's stabbing death.

'Fantastic' decision, bottling opponents say

The High Court has determined old industrial consents should not be used for Cloud Ocean Estate's water bottling ...

Old industrial consents at Belfast do not allow water bottling, the High Court says.

Push for new bottling rules

The Christchurch City Council will decide on Thursday whether to ask Environment Canterbury to review rules governing ...

The Christchurch City Council wants to make it harder for water bottling companies to take water from the city's aquifers.

Fatal hit-and-run driver charged

Steffan Pearce-Loe, 30, was killed in a hit-and-run.

The driver thought she hit a dog, now she's been charged with failing to stop and check on the man she hit.

Cow dung venture hits the fan

William Mook's hi-tech dung-busting project has gone bust.

It was going to turn dairy cow waste into valuable products. The only product so far is unhappy creditors.

Is there summer under the Xmas tree?

A cyclist heads towards Sumner on a mixed weather Christmas Day.

With December 25 a fortnight away, what are the chances of a summery Christmas Day?

Police at house over death of young father

There was a large police presence on Oakhurst Place, Russley on Monday night as police investigated the death of Shayne ...

The twin brother of a man who died after he was dropped off at hospital says the family don't know what led to his mysterious death.

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business

Foreigners spend-up large

Michael Barker sold 85 per cent of his company, Barker Fruit Processors, to French food giant  Andros Group for $27million.

Foreign investors have spent $2.5 billion on Kiwi land and businesses, up from $2b last year.

Industry happy to farewell NZTA boss

Super Cheap Tyres and Auto Services in Auckland is on a growing list of garages and inspectors recently suspended by the ...

The transport industry wants a new NZTA chief to toughen up on inspection standards.

Deep south supermarket sale

The sales of Countdown Dunedin South, Countdown Hornby and Fresh Choice Queenstown in 2018 fetched in total $51.92m for ...

Investore Property has sold Countdown Dunedin South for $19.32 million.

Steep rise in Chch spending video

Gift shop owner Maureen Taane hopes the rise in visitors indicates the turning of a corner for embattled retailers.

Spending in the heart of Christchurch has rocketed in the past year as new openings attract more people.

Failed Corbel owes more than $5m

Corbel Construction was placed in liquidation after a successful claim by Auckland apartment owners to the Building ...

More than $5 million owed to creditors after construction company collapse.

sport

Junior tennis teams find success

The North Canterbury 12s in mixed-doubles action over the weekend.

North Canterbury turned on a beautiful day for tennis when it hosted Ellesmere on Sunday for its annual rep fixture.  

Cheviot shows cricketing class again

Cheviot's Scott Burnett created a solid run partnership with Ted Whelan to help their side get the win over ...

Reigning country cricket T20 champions Cheviot again showed it will be hard to beat after two classy wins at the weekend.

Maitland bags brace in Europe

Kiwi wing Sean Maitland, pictured with ball in hand for Saracens during the 2018 English Premiership rugby grand final, ...

Ex-All Blacks rake in the big bucks, but Sean Maitland has been one of NZ's more successful rugby exports to Europe.

World-class BMX track for Rangiora video

Jones at work on the Rangoira BMX track.

An Olympic BMX rider is helping create one of the "best tracks in the country" in the North Canterbury town of Rangiora.

Canterbury clinch semifinal berth

Olive Tapu gets congratulations from Canterbury manager Kate Turner after their 3-2 win over Wellington in Christchurch.

Canterbury trailed in four matches at halfway but recovered to beat Wellington 3-2 in the feature clash.

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christchurch life

Technology centre for youth opens in Christchurch

Cinnamon Bryant can now start making video tutorials in the 4C Centre at the YMCA.

A new centre setup "by the kids for the kids" will give hands on access

One family, three generations of doctors

Brogan Maoate and Kiki Maoate, her father, at her graduation from the University of Otago School of Medicine. She is the ...

From the back roads of the Cook Islands to the hallways of Christchurch Hospital, the Maoate family cares for people.

Vegan goods flying off the shelves

Flip Grater, a vegan for 22 years, has opened Grater Goods on Orbell St, Christchurch. The launch continues a trend of ...

Flip Grater's vegan food outlet another small businesses capitalising on industrial Sydenham.

A scientist for the people

Dunedin man Malcolm Douglas, 80, died on August 7.

OBITUARY: Malc Douglas' work was never finished. The scientist was still perfecting his research papers until his death.

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