1-year-old missing only minutes before death

Toddler Grace Marie Griffin drowned in a water race on a rural Ashburton property on January 6.

15 min ago  A toddler had been missing just a few minutes when her parents found her unresponsive in a water race.

Firefighters rescue stranded steer

Vet Lucy Stanley and members of the Woodend volunteer fire brigade help Mitchell the steer get out of the Cam River near ...

10:34 AM  A beloved pet steer is recovering happily in his North Canterbury paddock after having to be rescued from a river by firefighters.

The hitchhiking councillor video

Dunedin City Councillor Aaron Hawkins.

9:02 AM  A Dunedin City councillor hitchhikes to work most days instead of driving after he nearly died in a crash.

Government runs up 'wellbeing deficit'

Mike Yardley says it's too early to tell if Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's "wellbeing approach" will amount to a ...

OPINION: Wellbeing is shaping up to be the political buzzword of the year.

National parks, not theme parks

A draft plan for Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park tries to 'balance' increased commercial tourism development against ...

OPINION: If we're serious about keeping national parks safe for native species, we need to draw a line in the sand.

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Sex abuse case begins

A jury trial for alleged sex crimes against a child is being held in the Greymouth District Court this week.

Man accused of long-running sex offending groomed young girl, jury hears.

Six-figure payout after explosion video

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

A cruise ship worker killed in an explosion was working to get his family out of poverty.

Aircraft proposal concerns

DOC's Aoraki/Mt Cook draft management plan proposes allowing up to 200 flights per day in the Haupapa/Tasman Landing ...

Aircraft could be landing and taking off from a landing zone in the Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park every 90 seconds at peak times if a draft proposal is approved, objector says.

Girl remains critical after crash

Three people were injured in the crash on Old West Coast Rd, between Cooks Rd and Addingtons Rd, near Darfield about ...

Girl, 9, remains in a critical condition two days after a car crashed in rural Canterbury.

Speeding bike rider banned video

Dane Montgomery leaves the Christchurch District Court after an appearance in December 2018.

A motorbike rider is off the road for eight months after he was busted posting a 220kmh joyride video.

Car lifted off motorcyclist

A motorcyclist is treated by St John Ambulance staff after he was hit by a car in central Queenstown.

A motorcyclist was trapped under a car after a collision at a roundabout.

Child stalker arrested

Margaret Dodds has a history of harassing children. (File photo)

Margaret Dodds has a long history of intimidating behaviour towards children. She's accused of watching youngsters in a park.

Far North beef farm infected

A restricted place notice on the roadside of a Mycoplasma bovis infected farm.

No cases of "over the fence spread" of Mycoplasma bovis, says MPI.

Super views of supermoon

A supermoon silhouettes the Castlepoint lighthouse.

It's worth looking northeast after 8.30pm to see the supermoon rising.

E-scooter rider still in hospital video

A 26-year-old woman has serious injuries. (File photo)

A woman remains in a serious condition after a crash between a Lime e-scooter and truck in Dunedin.

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Leeston-Southbridge continues dominance

Oxford-Rangiora's Luke Waghorn made 53 runs off 34 balls, capitalising on a solid start for his side. (File photo)

9:32 AM  Leeston-Southbridge strolled to top spot in country cricket's T20 competition with two dominant displays over the weekend.

Distressed woman's care angers

A distressed woman talked down from a bridge returned again hours after being taken to a mental health hospital.

Bag fines up to $100k video

Winery fire out

The Rebuild

Million-dollar apartments dropped

How The Verve apartment tower planned for Peterborough St by Victoria St would have looked.

The developers promised luxury apartment towers. Now the land is for sale.

Stadium planning months away

The "fast-tracked" investment case for Christchurch's multi-use stadium is not expected to be before the Government ...

"Fast-tracked" planning for Christchurch's long-awaited multi-use stadium is not expected to go before the Government until the middle of the year. 

No plans for square for a decade

Laws giving the Christ Church Cathedral rebuild priority for 15 years could prove problematic for the square project, ...

Million-dollar plans for Cathedral Squares were bold and provoked comment. But what has happened to the vision?

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.

Opinion

Government runs up 'wellbeing deficit'

Mike Yardley says it's too early to tell if Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's "wellbeing approach" will amount to a ...

OPINION: Wellbeing is shaping up to be the political buzzword of the year.

National parks, not theme parks

A draft plan for Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park tries to 'balance' increased commercial tourism development against ...

OPINION: If we're serious about keeping national parks safe for native species, we need to draw a line in the sand.

Euthanasia and my vulnerable Mum

Anna Cotton: "I see many dangers for vulnerable Kiwis such as my elderly mother should this bill be passed."

OPINION: The End of Life Choice Bill is for a small group of the educated and well-off. But what about the rest?

Conservation at a crossroads

Dr Steve Urlich argues there are intriguing hints that bellbirds and tūī are already adapting to avoid introduced predators.

OPINION: Only by choosing the right path will some native species be able to thrive, with little help from us.

Screen time myth debunked video

Oxford researchers found that the impact of screen time on young people's mental health was minimal,

OPINION: How much time should our kids be spending on digital devices? Relax parents, they'll be OK.

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Million-dollar apartments dropped

How The Verve apartment tower planned for Peterborough St by Victoria St would have looked.

The developers promised luxury apartment towers. Now the land is for sale.

Managers reap millions in fund wind up

Christchurch businessman Dave Henderson.

Legal hurdle yet before final solution for 10-year wind up of CMT fund.

Stadium planning months away

The "fast-tracked" investment case for Christchurch's multi-use stadium is not expected to be before the Government ...

"Fast-tracked" planning for Christchurch's long-awaited multi-use stadium is not expected to go before the Government until the middle of the year. 

No plans for square for a decade

Laws giving the Christ Church Cathedral rebuild priority for 15 years could prove problematic for the square project, ...

Million-dollar plans for Cathedral Squares were bold and provoked comment. But what has happened to the vision?

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'.

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Leeston-Southbridge continues dominance

Oxford-Rangiora's Luke Waghorn made 53 runs off 34 balls, capitalising on a solid start for his side. (File photo)

Leeston-Southbridge strolled to top spot in country cricket's T20 competition with two dominant displays over the weekend.

Mackay craves second chance

Canterbury skipper Frankie Mackay has put up Don Bradman-esque numbers this summer, averaging 89 in the T20s and 90 in ...

Prolific run scorer, commentator, librarian, there's not much Frankie Mackay can't do. Is she finally ready for an overdue White Ferns spot?

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.

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run to remember

Touring giraffe needs help

The Life Education Trust marathon crew and Harold the Giraffe prepare for the Marlborough Marathon. (File photo)

A charity helping kids through their long-necked mascot is raising funds to reach more Canterbury children.

Running in dad's place

Nadine Bush, Liana Bush, Nicole Stanley and Monique Bush, with father Ross and mother Suzanne in 1976.

If Ross Bush had survived the February 2011 quake he would have entered the Run to Remember himself, but his four daughters now plan to walk it in his honour.

Run to Remember returns

Entrants have just over two months to prepare for the annual 10 kilometre run or walk event.

Cantabrians are urged to start training for a 10k run or walk held in the Port Hills in February to remember those who died in the 2011 earthquake.

Schoolkids keep fit for fun video

Children try avoid water from a hose on a fire engine at the Sport Canterbury MASH Tough Kids event.

Nearly 3000 schoolkids dressed up and fought their way through a Christchurch obstacle course for fun.

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