Clampdown on break-ins video

Shayden and Georgia Whipps were burgled on Monday. Last year they lost three people to cancer.

6 min ago  Burglars broke into a couple's home, stealing an irreplaceable memento of the owner's late mother.

Hope dashed

Emergency services remain on the ground in and around valleys near Nelson, where the massive wildfire is now contained.

2:19 PM  Residents desperate to return home after Nelson bush fire have had their hopes dashed by gale-force winds.

'Dangerous driving' arrest

Police have arrested a woman for dangerous driving in Christchurch. (File photo)

A woman has been arrested after failing to stop for police and crashing a car into a fence.

Truck driver dies after bridge crash

A truck has crashed off a bridge on Maronan Rd in Ashburton on Friday. (File photo).

A truck driver has died after his vehicle plunged off a bridge into a riverbed in rural Canterbury.

Hunt for the Port Hills arsonist video

Flames leap out of a large pine plantation behind Westmorland along Worsleys Spur consumed by the huge fire on the Port ...

Two years on from the Port Hills fires, are we any closer to discovering who was responsible?

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Insurers join quake claim service

Private insurers have joined a Government service aiming to help settle the remaining Canterbury earthquake claims. ...

Big insurance firms are now backing a government scheme to settle complex quake claims.

Top health executive out

Former Ministry of Health critical projects director Michael Hundleby, seen here in Christchurch last year, has left the ...

A senior health executive embroiled in an investigation into procurement has left the ministry.

Cat lady goes doggo

Lily, the chihuahua owned by Beck Eleven's aunt, during her stressful sojourn in the Fanimals studio this week.

OPINION: I am a Cat Lady, in my very soul.

Shining light in dark sky movement

Former Labour cabinet minister Margaret Austin CNZM has been a strong and successful advocate for many causes over the ...

Community service and science doyenne Margaret Austin explains why darkness is good for New Zealand.

Fixing vocational education video

Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced the proposed overhaul on Wednesday.

Some polytechnics are flying high; others are dead weight. Can a plan to bring them together fix the sector's woes?

Still nursing at 86

Queenstown nurse Judy Stewart is 86 and still working.

Judy Stewart has never taken a sick day in her 45-year nursing career. The 86-year-old has never been sick.

Veteran farmer a community hero

High country farmer John O'Carroll in 1994 was a "stockman, family man, community man", his son says.

OBITUARY: North Canterbury's John O'Carroll was one of the last surviving WWII veterans in North Canterbury and an iconic local stockman.

Serious crash in Otago

Police are attending a serious two-car crash on State Highway 1, about 1km south of the turn-off to Moeraki.

Two helicopters are en route to a serious two-car crash in Otago.

Thousands of bees mysteriously dying

Lyttelton woman Hannah Ewing believes thousands of her bees were killed because people used wasp pesticide in their ...

A week ago she found 20,000 dead bees. She's collected ice cream containers full of them every day since.

Roofer's trail of unhappy customers

Lyttelton resident Mary Jamieson is owed about $6000 by roofing company Essential Roofing for work that hasn't been started.

A 77-year-old woman paid more than $6k to fix a leak in her roof. More than a month later, work hasn't begun.

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The rise of Newmans coach travel

Young brothers Tom and Harry Newman had some elderberry wine to sustain them during the first mail coach trip into remote Nelson. But the wine got lost along the way.

Ritalin prescriptions on the rise

Suspected cases of ADHD are putting pressure on public mental health services but is the condition on the rise?

Top health executive out

Fixing vocational education video

The Rebuild

Rod Carr's hard yards

Dr Rod Carr is retiring to run and travel, while keeping a hand in Christchurch's recovery.

Dr Rod Carr reflects on leading the University of Canterbury for 10 years.

Insurers join quake claim service

Private insurers have joined a Government service aiming to help settle the remaining Canterbury earthquake claims. ...

Big insurance firms are now backing a government scheme to settle complex quake claims.

Aussie contractor for sports centre

Ōtākaro is negotiating with a preferred build contractor for the long-delayed metro sports facility.

Australian company CPB Contractors is preferred builder for $300m metro sports facility in Christchurch.

Quake-affected residents: 'Please reconsider'

Monica Terpstra in her new Timaru home.

Retirement village residents who lost "huge" sums due to the quakes, have been refused Government help.

Finding the right word for Christchurch video

Not broken: the Explore campaign has to convince Christchurch residents to re-engage with the central city as well.

Does Christchurch honestly embody the spirit of exploration?

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The week in good news

Bishop Peter Carrell and his wife, Teresa Kundycki-Carrell, after his installation ceremony in Cathedral Square.

OPINION: Good news for Christchurch, mental health advocacy, Dunedin and barbecue analysts.

It's time for the nuclear option

It worked for Tony, but it won't work for Simon.

OPINION: "I've called this emergency caucus meeting because, well, you know why. The latest poll. It's a disaster."

Shameful snub of a heroic dad

David White, father of murdered Waikato mother Helen Meads, is embarking on a national speaking tour to address the ...

OPINION: David White is trying to set a good example. But MPs aren't listening.

Cat lady goes doggo

Lily, the chihuahua owned by Beck Eleven's aunt, during her stressful sojourn in the Fanimals studio this week.

OPINION: I am a Cat Lady, in my very soul.

The 'tragedy' of high country land sales

Peter Thiel owns land near Wanaka that was once part of a pastoral lease.

OPINION: The axing of tenure review should have happened years ago.

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Black Caps v Bangladesh: Live

Black Caps bowler Matt Henry.

Black Caps begin pursuit of 227 to win against Bangladesh.

Ross Taylor's Black Caps plan

Ross Taylor hasn't put a timeline on his international future for the Black Caps and reckons he could continue for ...

In sublime touch with the bat, Black Caps' elder statesman reckons he's got several years left in him yet.

Can Crusaders end drought?

Last year's title was the Crusaders' ninth since Super Rugby launched in 1996.

They're back-to-back champions, but the Crusaders head into 2019 facing a 20-year drought.

From friends to coaching foes video

Saturday night's game at Eden Park marks the first time Scott Robertson has opened a season on the road since taking ...

Don't be surprised if there's a little bit of extra emotion from Scott Robertson, should the Crusaders beat Leon MacDonald's Blues.

Chiefs v Highlanders: Recap

After almost a year with no game-time, Chiefs prop Atu Moli is set to make his return to Super Rugby.

Highlanders stage stunning late-game comeback to beat Chiefs, following red card controversy.

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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.

First steps after endo video

Whitney Power, centre, with trainers Jessica Fairbrass and Olivia Maisey, physical health advisers from Green Prescription.

After five operations in two-and-a-half years, Whitney Power was scared to exercise in case she "ripped open".

'Get off your phone'

Trevor Houston, 82, will be the oldest participant to walk the Run to Remember course on February 24.

Trevor Houston, 82, has no interest in sitting in front of a screen all day when there is a world to explore.

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