Live: NZ's 'unbreakable' unity in the face of terror

A memorial service for the 50 people who died last Friday was held in Hagley Park on Friday.

12 min ago  A mother with her baby at the service for the victims of the Christchurch terrorist attack admitted feeling fear, but went anyway. "That’s the point of terrorism and I didn’t want that to get the better of me."

'You have not destroyed us'

Zaid Mustafa, 13, speaks to media with his mother, Salwa Mohamad.

12 min ago  After losing her husband and son in the terror attack, Salwa Mohamad has a message for the shooter.

Bach fell, crushed teen worker

Rory Hayward, 18, died when a bach he was working underneath shifted and collapsed.

2:45 PM  Firm abandons its name suppression bid after a fatality when the company was repiling a remote Westland bach.

Does ECan still appeal?

Feelings still run deep for some former ECan councillors about the way the National government sacked them in early 2010.

2:19 PM  Who among Environment Canterbury's sacked councillors has the appetite to return this year?

Terror-accused passed police vetting

AR15 semi-automatic assault rifle, similar to the one used in the shooting at Christchurch mosques.

The man accused of the massacre in Christchurch was visited at home during the process of getting a gun licence.

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Commemoration promotes togetherness

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says the commemoration is a chance for the community to "come together as one”.

Christchurch mayor encourages participation in two minutes of silence, wherever people are in the world.

Five charged in Christchurch murder

Shayne Heappey died after being dropped off at the hospital's emergency department on December 8.

Name suppression lifts on fifth person in connection to alleged murder of man dropped off at emergency department.

'There is a lockdown, I love you'

Mayfield School's tribute to the victims of the Christchurch terror attacks.

COMMENT: Children armed themselves with pencils and compasses, thinking they could hear gunmen coming to school.

Mistaken murder victim forgives

FILE - In this March 17, 2019, file photo, a police officer stands guard in front of the Masjid Al Noor mosque in ...

Despite losing family in the terror attack, a woman listed as a murder victim while alive holds no grudge.

How hate ran riot on the internet video

Police responding at the scene of the attack, which was live streamed on the internet.

On message boards, an anonymous community swiftly spread the video of the Christchurch terrorist attack.

Faces at the flower wall video

Thousands of flowers have been placed at what has become known as the "flower wall" outside Christchurch's Botanic ...

Cantabrians have come in their thousands to place flowers and seek solace after the mosque shootings.

A day to remember and reflect video

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern meets members of Christchurch's Muslim community the day after the terrorist attack.

OPINION: Will this change us or do we return to the old normal?

'We have zipped up the jacket' video

Muhammed Shaakir Ismail, left, speaks during the Te Raranga service of prayer and hope at Latimer Square on Thursday.

A Muslim leader says the tragic Christchurch terror attack has only brought communities closer together.

Review into school lockdowns

Papanui High School was patrolled by armed police presence during the lockdown. Students there said they lay facedown on ...

The mother of a 3-year-old killed in the Christchurch mosque shootings ran into his sibling's school. Minutes later, it was placed in lockdown.

Headscarf intended as simple gesture

Asya Abeid says New Zealanders wanting to wear a headscarf, or hijab can show respect for Muslims.

New Zealand women wanting to wear a hijab, or headscarf, on Friday should not worry about doing it wrongly, organisers say.

News

Housing crisis forces families out

Cromwell, in Central Otago, is lacking affordable housing, forcing some families to crowd in with relatives, or stay in ...

13 min ago  Central Otago's mayor has shared "despairing" stories of families struggling to put roofs over their heads because of a lack of affordable housing.

Man not guilty of manslaughter

2:52 PM  An Invercargill man who punched a man at a 30th birthday last year, who later died, has been found not guilty of manslaughter.

Drunk pair prompt early morning callout

Curry, cricket and community

The Rebuild

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.

Lease for driverless cars close

The five-year lease is for an area of red zoned Bexley.

Driverless cars are a step closer to zipping around Christchurch's empty river red zone area.

Opinion

Questioning why I hide myself

Sumeera Dawood in Christchurch with her family

OPINION: A Muslim mum on being Muslim in Christchurch after the terrorist attack: "It feels like finally being seen."

'There is a lockdown, I love you'

Mayfield School's tribute to the victims of the Christchurch terror attacks.

COMMENT: Children armed themselves with pencils and compasses, thinking they could hear gunmen coming to school.

Step out of the comfort zone

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at the Canterbury Refugee Centre on Saturday. When it's hard to articulate a response to ...

OPINION: Most of us shun extreme politics. But we need to recognise it's out there.

Amid the worst, truly the best

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern hugs a mosque-goer at the Kilbirnie Mosque on Sunday.

OPINION: So many lives were lost, all for the sake of a lie.

Our religious knowledge is failing

FILE - In this March 17, 2019, file photo, a police officer stands guard in front of the Masjid Al Noor mosque in ...

OPINION: To protect religious diversity after Christchurch, we need to understand it better.

business

Whimp rejects 'predatory' description

Bernard Whimp says he setting up an overseas investment entity that will identify company securities that may be ...

A businessman accused of preying on naive investors says his offers suited many of them.

Bach fell, crushed teen worker

Rory Hayward, 18, died when a bach he was working underneath shifted and collapsed.

Firm abandons its name suppression bid after a fatality when the company was repiling a remote Westland bach.

Family-run cleaning businesses penalised $55k

Cleantime Solutions and Busy Bees were run by Binesh Shukul and Ranjana Reddy.

Cleantime Solutions exploited 42 vulnerable workers, Labour Inspector found.

Prestigious nomination for Canterbury author

Canterbury author Kathryn Jackson is thrilled her books is up for best business book of the year.

A book written by a North Canterbury author is up for a special international business book award in London next week. 

Christchurch travellers asked to give up seats for mourners

Rendezvous manager Faisel Sayed said the hotel would offer some free rooms to families arriving in Christchurch for funerals.

Airlines and hotels are stretched as families and support agencies converge on Christchurch.

sport

SBW to attend Friday prayers video

Blues midfielder Sonny Bill Williams has praised New Zealand for rallying around the Muslim community.

All Blacks star will attend Friday prayers in Christchurch one week on from terror attacks.

Triathlon star in Le Race

International triathlon star Andrea Hewitt will ride in the 2019 Le Race.

National cycling champion Georgia Christie will attempt to beat two Olympic triathlon veterans in iconic Canterbury bike race.

Mundine visits Christchurch victims video

Anthony Mundine has been visiting victims of the terror attacks in Christchurch Hospital.

Australian sports star "honoured" to meet fellow Muslims who survived last week's mosque attack.

Netball pacesetters collide

Pulse goal shoot Aliyah Dunn has been in strong form and will be pivotal in the top of the table clash with the Steel.

Top of table netball clash between Pulse and Steel worth settling in for as round five arrives.

Crusaders' ABs stars ruled out

Richie Mo'unga will sit out the Crusaders' game against the Waratahs in Sydney on All Blacks leave.

Cancelled Super Rugby match doesn't spare two Crusaders from All Blacks rest protocols.

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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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