Windy havoc in the south

Winds are causing flights at Queenstown Airport to be cancelled (file photo).

12 min ago  Trees have blocked roads, caused fires and cancelled flights in the South Island.

ACC adds stress to injury

A woman who suffered seven botched surgeries and whose bowel doesn't work says has ACC failed to support her. (Stock image)

5:20 PM  Surgery left her bowels in a mess, now she's facing a massive bill for car modifications.

Theft repayment offer 'hollow'

A Dunedin woman has been told to repay her elderly victim after stealing more than $20,000. (File photo)

5:16 PM  She stole more than $20k from her 94-year-old victim. An offer to repay at $20 a week didn't go down well.

Man injured in tree fall

Fallen tree in Christchurch.

5:14 PM  A man is seriously injured after being trapped under a tree in Christchurch.

Police to speak to burnout mum video

Craig Mcallister, 13, Brooklyn Taylor, 13, and Glen Mcallister, 16, died in a crash after fleeing police in Christchurch.

5:04 PM  Police will speak to the mother of the two brothers killed after she posted a video of her doing a burnout.


Car dealer sued by lawyer

Nigel Thompson says bankruptcy was "a serious option" but he was trying to avoid it "and do the right thing".

4:22 PM  Car dealer facing $450,000 of dishonesty charges cried in court as he told a Judge he would go bankrupt if made to pay back legal bills.

Over $23m vanishes from Cryptopia video

4:06 PM  Cops call for help from abroad as they investigate huge cyber theft of cryptocurrency from Christchurch firm.

Hospital upgrade plans revealed

'Southerly buster' heading our way


Misconduct threshold too high

After two incidents at which drinks were served, a partner in a law firm harassed female employees.

OPINION: With its soft response to a sex abuse complaint, Law Society Standards Committee is opening the door for more such incidents.

Ardern's Brexit plea video

British Prime Minister Theresa May greets Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern outside Number 10 Downing Street in London. ...

OPINION: Prime minister's awkwardly timed visit sought assurances Britain cannot possible offer.

Good laugh from the Good Book

The Bible has given Joe Bennett a laugh for the first time

OPINION: Well now, here's a first. The Bible just made me laugh.

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.


Live: Black Caps v India

Kane Williamson of New Zealand bats.

Things go from bad to worse for the Black Caps.

Henry 'poaches' McCullum

Brendon McCullum will turn out for Team Rugby in Friday's Black Clash T20 match in Christchurch after being ''poached'' ...

Brendon McCullum will play alongside Richie McCaw and Kieran Read after late move by Sir Graham Henry.

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.

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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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