City living, if you have $1m video

Latimer Central homes on the corner of Hereford St and Latimer Square.

7:50 AM  After six years Christchurch's first central city homes are ready, but you'll need more than $1m to buy one.

Heavy rain, winds easing

Volunteers fill sandbags in Dunedin on Tuesday after hours of heavy rain caused surface flooding across Otago.

7:34 AM  Several highways remain closed in Otago, but the rain is easing across the country.

Is New Zealand kidding itself?

China's President Xi Jinping arrives for the APEC CEO Summit in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, on Saturday.

OPINION: What role can New Zealand play in the trade war between China and the United States?

Weather eases in Otago

The flooded Leith River in Dunedin.

Rain has eased in Otago and Dunedin "has come off OK" but surface flooding is still widespread.

Catholics may demolish basilica

World renowned Catholic church architecture specialist James McCrery visited Christchurch in 2015 to advise on restoration.

The Catholic church could choose to demolish its old cathedral and rebuild in central Chch, the new bishop says.

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Measles in Milford Sound

People are considered immune from measles if they have received two doses of MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine, have ...

A 30-year-old woman is the first confirmed case of measles in New Zealand since May.

Rare tui sighting in Chch

Akiko Sasanuma Howard spotted a tui on Huntsbury Hill last Friday. (FILE PHOTO)

In a rare event, a tui has been videoed in Christchurch this week.

Water regulations in the pipeline video

New Zealand's water services are in desperate need of an overhaul, an issue epitomised by this overflow pipe spewing ...

New environmental and safety regulations for drinking water and wastewater will be brought in as part of a multi-billion dollar overhaul of the country's water systems.

Motorcyclist allegedly drink-driving

Motorcyclists stop in Blackball in 2016 as part of the annual Tribute 29 Pike River Memorial Run. (File photo)

Man allegedly over drink-driving limit when he crashed motorcycle, causing the death of a woman during the Pike River memorial ride.

Dog owner seeks pedigree rego

Louise Smith wants her purebred Japanese Spitz Shiroi Yuki "Jenny" and her puppy to be registered as pedigrees by the ...

A dog owner wants to bring the New Zealand Kennel Club to heel over registration of purebred dogs.

Pike River inquest could be reopened

Chief Coroner Judge Deborah Marshall says the Pike River inquest could be reopened if new evidence or remains are found.

Chief coroner suggests the inquest into the Pike River mine disaster could be reopened after authorities re-enter the mine's drift.

Driver charged with manslaughter

Alexia Noble-Hazelwood was killed in a crash in Gloucester St, Christchurch.

The 19-year-old allegedly fled the scene of a fatal central Christchurch crash.

Med students in cheating claim

An investigation has been launched into the cheating allegations.

Third-year students accused of cheating, but one said those who shared content of exam "most dedicated" to helping out fellow med students.

Police unlawfully detain suicidal man

A man called Lifeline for help, but was detained by police for a mental health assessment. (file photo)

A suicidal man was unlawfully detained by police, but their actions were reasonable in the circumstances, IPCA finds.

Woman charged with luggage theft

Tour operator Eric Wu with the recovered trailer. Half of the luggage that was inside it is still missing.

They'd been in Christchurch only a few hours and were at a restaurant when someone stole the trailer holding their luggage.

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Event set to bloom in Canty

A perfect exhibition rose according to Michael Brown.

North Canterbury is set to host its first National Rose Show.

Cattle couple named local heroes

Kay and Philip Worthington have been acknowledged for their work teaching high school students how to handle animals safely.

After-hours healthcare for Hurunui

'Major crash' near Ward

The Rebuild

Reay 'didn't resign to avoid discipline' video

The CTV site at approximately 4.30pm, 22 February 2011. (File photo)

Engineer Alan Reay did not resign from a professional organisation to avoid its disciplinary process, his lawyer says.

Unhappy neighbours trigger probe


Graham Robinson at his Selwyn Street home, where a big complex of townhouses is going ...

Apartments and complexes are increasingly popping up in Christchurch's inner suburbs. Residents say they're causing trouble.

Among the ghost houses: Walking the residential red zone

Thanks to the people who loved this tree.

It's like a bankrupt golf course.

Opposition to expanded 30kmh zone

The majority of the feedback on a council proposal to change the speed limit from 50kmh to 30kmh on St Asaph St did not ...

Almost two-thirds of the 737 submissions did not support reducing the speed limit in central Christchurch to 30kmh.

Red zone plan stirs debate

An artist's impression of the draft plan for the red zone.

Christchurch red zone plans have been devised over a long and costly process, but some groups are far from happy.


Nest egg or political football?

210618. News. KEVIN STENT/STUFF. EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstr?m and Minister for Trade and Export David Parker ...

OPINION: David Parker's just the latest politician who wants to tell the Super Fund how to invest.

Is New Zealand kidding itself?

China's President Xi Jinping arrives for the APEC CEO Summit in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, on Saturday.

OPINION: What role can New Zealand play in the trade war between China and the United States?

Worse before it gets better

A man holds a poster showing images of Saudi Crown Prince Muhammed bin Salman and  murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi, ...

OPINION: Call me Isaiah. A few weeks ago on this page I prophesied that Trump would help the Saudi Crown Prince to get away with murder. And we've spent the last month watching it happen.

Nothing unusual in unsettled spring

A photograph taken on Sunday at 3.50pm, five minutes north of Ashburton, showing the massive tornado.

OPINION: What on earth has happened to our spring, for heaven's sake?

The year of the strike

Primary schools teachers and principals strike last week.

OPINION: We haven't seen a year quite like it since the 1980s.


Sex-ed for Uber drivers and passengers video

Over the past two years 34 people had passenger licences declined or revoked because of convictions for sex-related crimes.

A new Uber campaign against sexual assault is very explicit about inappropriate behaviour by customers and drivers.

Circle K's petrol play

Circle K's logo.

Retailer has plans for franchises to sell fuel within two years.

Richlister to sell community mall

The Carter family is placing the Avonhead Shopping Centre on the market after more than 50 years of family ownership.

North-west Christchurch shopping mall on the market

Reay 'didn't resign to avoid discipline' video

The CTV site at approximately 4.30pm, 22 February 2011. (File photo)

Engineer Alan Reay did not resign from a professional organisation to avoid its disciplinary process, his lawyer says.

Planning system in the gun

A coalition of business and environment groups, Resource Reform NZ, is calling for a complete overhaul of New Zealand ...

Business groups call for planning system overhaul


Replacements show class despite loss

Cricketer Rupert Young was a standout for Canterbury Country on the weekend despite their loss to Canterbury A. (File Photo)

Canterbury Country lost a high-scoring shootout against Canterbury A after losing two of its biggest guns on the eve of the match.

Icecream and burger for Clasina

Clasina Van der Veeken, 87, walked and ran the Queenstown half marathon with grandsons Matt, left, and Kurt Davies.

At 87, Clasina Van der Veeken knows how to celebrate the completion of a half marathon in Queenstown – with icecream and a Fergburger.

Rennie shines in NZ win

North Canterbury's Gabi Rennie and Macey Fraser played key roles in New Zealand's 1-0 win over Finland at the FIFA U-17 ...

North Canterbury's Gabi Rennie played an intricate role in her side's defeat of Finland at the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.

Shark attack: Gallen wins video

Te Akau Shark with part-owner Paul Gallen and jockey Opie Bosson after his win in the Gr.2 Coupland's Bakeries Mile (1600m).

Cronulla Sharks captain Paul Gallen sees his budding champion horse win in Christchurch.

The year of Thefixer video

Natalie Rasmussen shares the moment with her New Zealand Trotting Cup winner, Thefixer.

OPINION: Some could not fail to see the irony in a horse dubbed Thefixer winning the NZ Trotting Cup.

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Review: Flax Bar & Eatery

Accompanied by thick cut fries and aioli and boasting Havarti cheese, an onion ring and chipotle mayo, the burger was ...

REVIEW: One of North-Eastern Christchurch's newest eateries provided perfect hearty fare on a miserable spring day.

New eateries for The Crossing

Sweet Soul's Hagley Cherry Blossom dessert made with cherries and white Callebaut chocolate.

The food and fashion complex in Christchurch will soon include Joyful Express and Coffee Culture.

Head-turning chefs in Christchurch

Finbar McCarthy and Harriet Owens turn local produce into creative plates at Rona's.

Five of the best chefs in Christchurch are helping it live up to its reputation as a foodie haven.

Funeral technology you want

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From low-fi to high tech, funerals are the new bespoke option.

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