A unit in a Housing New Zealand complex undergoes methamphetamine decontamination, the second unit in the Christchurch ...

Second meth clean-up at complex

HNZ's tenancy management negligence is creating a "ghetto-like environment", resident says.

Live: A rising threat

The Temuka River creeps higher and higher after a day of rain caused havoc around the South Island.

Defence force called in to help with Timaru's state of emergency as heavy rain continues to cause disruption.

Unborn baby dies after crash

A heavily pregnant Canterbury woman's unborn child has died after a head-on car crash.

Floods trigger emergency states video

Canterbury and Otago pounded by one of the heaviest downpours on record.

Heavy rains, flooding in photos

Roads have turned into rivers as a huge winter storm moves down the South Island. 

Missing woman's car found

Search and rescue and surf lifesaving volunteers join police search for Melissa Dalgety.

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Evacuations in record falls video

Water rushes under the Leith Footbridge, in Dunedin, about 11pm on Friday.

2:50 AM  100 homes evacuated in the early hours as river levels continue to rise "significantly" amid states of emergency.

Fletcher makes frame assurances

Fletcher Building has given assurances Christchurch's East Frame anchor project won't be affected by another profit downgrade.

'Shocking facilities need urgent attention'

The streets that keep flooding video

The Rebuild

Fletcher makes frame assurances

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says gets "frsutrated" by claims the east frame is on track.

Fletcher Building has given assurances Christchurch's East Frame anchor project won't be affected by another profit downgrade.

Ngaio Marsh Theatre under way

The new Ngaio Marsh Theatre will be open to students and the wider community in 2019.

Start of $28m build realises a six-year dream for University of Canterbury Students' Association.

Suggestions for flood-prone red zone

University of California, Berkeley, associate professor of landscape architecture, environmental planning and urban ...

A visiting landscaping expert encourages Christchurch to experiment with its coastal areas.

$30m east frame opens next year video

The space will have paved and grassed areas, 312 trees, two table tennis tables, a basketball half court and 32 benches.

A big $30 million east frame public space will open early next year But where are the planned houses?

Parking, shops to help theatre?

Court Theatre chief executive Philip Aldridge says the theatre must return to the city centre.

Steering group favoured only "seed money" for new Court Theatre, saying it could raise revenue through car parking and leasing shop space.

Opinion

Turei's middle-class hand wringing

Hands up if you are a welfare fraudster.

OPINION: Metiria Turei's benefit fraud disclosure shows lot of middle-class hand-wringing about a social group from which she is completely divorced.

Bowel screening 'will save lives'

The clinical director of the National Bowel Screening Programme, Dr Susan Parry.

OPINION: The clinical director of the National Bowel Screening Programme responds to criticism that the programme is too little, too late.

Lay off the boy racers, who don't even exist

Signs of burn outs on Summit Rd.

OPINION: Boy racers are fictional characters made up to scare old people.

Clear choices are on offer

Labour leader Andrew Little, left, and finance spokesman Grant Robertson unveil the party's fiscal plan in Wellington on ...

OPINION: This election will offer clear choices in economic approach.

Govt's move on Canty health

The Canterbury District Health Board has been beset by funding problems.

EDITORIAL: As Canterbury's health funding crisis worsens, the government must break the deadlock.

business

Fletcher makes frame assurances

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says gets "frsutrated" by claims the east frame is on track.

Fletcher Building has given assurances Christchurch's East Frame anchor project won't be affected by another profit downgrade.

Ngaio Marsh Theatre under way

The new Ngaio Marsh Theatre will be open to students and the wider community in 2019.

Start of $28m build realises a six-year dream for University of Canterbury Students' Association.

New hotels on the radar

The hotel chain behind Christchurch's recently opened Crowne Plaza Hotel is expected to announce its plans for Auckland ...

A major hotel chain is looking at building half a dozen new hotels in Auckland, Wellington and Queenstown.

Irrigation scheme 'a win, win'

Dairy Creek Ltd director Tim O'Sullivan, Pioneer Energy chief executive Fraser Jonker and Pioneer Energy project manager ...

A $10m irrigation scheme near Alexandra, Central Otago, is going to deliver water to about 1800 hectares of barren land.

Suggestions for flood-prone red zone

University of California, Berkeley, associate professor of landscape architecture, environmental planning and urban ...

A visiting landscaping expert encourages Christchurch to experiment with its coastal areas.

sport

Highlanders to get tricky

Saturday night's quarterfinal could be Highlanders coach Tony Brown's last game in New Zealand before leaving for Japan.

Winning road playoff games isn't foreign to the Highlanders, and they tend to do it with surprises.

Walsh ready to take his shot

Tom Walsh is sick of playing second fiddle to giant American Ryan Crouser as he heads for the world champs in London.

With a formidable American thrower in his way, New Zealand's top shot put exponent isn't afraid to dream of gold at the world champs.

Tamanivalu chased by Chiefs

Seta Tamanivalu (pictured) worked on a building site in Taranaki with Waisake Naholo before they became professional ...

Incoming Chiefs coach Colin Cooper gets on the phone to the man they let go to the Crusaders.

Crusaders prepare to be bombed video

Israel Dagg, who transferred to the Crusaders in 2011 after several seasons with the Highlanders, has yet to win a Super ...

Israel Dagg expects the Highlanders will kick, kick and kick again as the rain tumbles in Christchurch.

Dibb off to the World Games

Bronwyn Dibb will compete in the women's Double Mini Trampoline at the 2017 World Games in Poland.

Bronwyn Dibb is New Zealand's first female trampoline representative to attend the World Games.

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Dunedin Sound's champion remembered

Dunedin music legend Roy Colbert (pictured in 2010) has died.

Record store owner, writer, raconteur - Roy Colbert was synonymous with music in the south.

What's on in Christchurch this Week

Joe Sterling (left) as Art Garfunkel and Gregory Clarke as Paul Simon in The Simon & Garfunkel Story.

From a Simon & Garfunkel stage show to Guy Williams, there's plenty to do around the city in the next seven days.

Priests sign up en masse

Graeme Blackburn and Alister Castillo are among three men to recently be ordained as Catholic priests – a rare ...

"It's that very annoying nagging that's kind of like when your parents are telling you to do the dishes."

Retirement villages up their game

Men sheds have been introduced to Ryman Healthcare retirement villages and have been described as a 'runaway success'.

Cafes, creches, electric cars - the new model for retirement villages has baby boomers firmly in its sights.

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