Seals herded by helis video

01072015 News Photo: Derek Flynn/ Fairfax NZ. 
Ohau Stream Baby Seal Colony. Walkway and Waterfall north of Kaikoura, ...

1 min ago  Electric fences, hand-moving and now helicopters are being used to manage seals on SH1 near Kaikoura.

New fashion stores for Cashel St

An artist's impression of a completed The Crossing development. H&M and Topshop will bookend the Cashel St frontage east ...

18 min ago  Three more international fashion stores have signed up for the new central Christchurch retail precinct.

Man nabbed for sexual grooming

A 51-year-old man has been arrested after meeting a young person and sexually grooming him online. (File photo)

3:29 PM  A man has been arrested after meeting a young person after sexual grooming online, but will still be allowed to travel overseas.

Wanaka by-election results in

Wanaka's Quentin Smith has won the preliminary result in a Queenstown Lakes District Council by-election.

3:18 PM  Wanaka could be in for another by-election with the new councillor vacating a Wanaka Community Board seat.

Teenager sentenced to home detention

A teenager who helped to steal more than $41,000 of goods from a dairy, stole vehicles and set a car alight has been ...

3:08 PM  Home detention for teenager involved in crime spree across Canterbury.

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Christchurch Earthquake 2011

'We're still standing here'

Amy Vivian-Neal, second from right, teaches at schools in Namie, Japan, which had 600 students before the 2011 Tohoku ...

Amy Vivian-Neal teaches in the disaster-stricken Japanese town of Namie, where she has noticed some similarities with her Christchurch home.

A special thank you

Kaikoura Mayor Winston Gray gets a hug at a community meeting at Hapuku School.

Kaikoura recovery team looks to community to tell them who the special people are who helped out after November quake.

No charges over quake deaths

The facade of the second-hand bookshop in Riccarton Rd crumbled onto the street, killing bricklayer Ross Bush.

Police will not lay charges over one Christchurch earthquake death and appear unlikely to in another.

Man to build replica of quake-ruined home

"Every detail is meant to be reproduced as accurately as possible, says Martin Holland.

It will take eight painstaking years, but Martin Holland thinks it's worth it to recreate the 1913 home.

Hansen honours Sir Ron

Steve Hansen, Sir Ron Scott's daughter Lise Kljakovic and Marco Kljakovic.

Sir Ron Scott remembered fondly by Steve Hansen.

North Canterbury

Land buying 'baseball bat'

The Hurunui River in North Canterbury.

Irrigation developers apply for "brutal" land buying powers in Canterbury, breaking a promise they made to farmers.

Rare kotuku shot

An X-ray shows pellets lodged in the kotuku's body.

There are only 100 left in New Zealand but someone has shot a kotuku. Now the hunt is on for the perpetrator.

Boxing boom in the back shed

Leithfield Boxing Club head coach Cooky inside their makeshift gym.

Leithfield Boxing Club popped up overnight in a converted shed, but is home to three champions.

Putting Amberley on the map

Margot Korhonen, Claire Inkson and Trish Coleman at the launch of AmberleyNZ.

 Business is still booming in Amberley and the locals have joined forces to spread the word.

More rain and snow ahead

The Heathcote River in flood on Saturday. More rain is expected in Christchurch.

Repeated storms hitting New Zealand are part of a bigger weather pattern that is not letting up yet, forecasters say.

Mid Canterbury Selwyn

Logistical battle almost at an end

The new Dunsandel Community Centre is set to open on August 4.

The logistical battle of hosting events in one of the Selwyn district's most used venues is near an end with Dunsandel's new Community Centre set to open soon.

Mile-wide smiles for kids

Ryal Bush's Tammy Wright, James Kirkwood and Brent Miller are busy preparing to host their first Smiles4Miles day for ...

Children with special needs are in for a treat thanks to an Ashburton trucking company.

More rain and snow ahead

The Heathcote River in flood on Saturday. More rain is expected in Christchurch.

Repeated storms hitting New Zealand are part of a bigger weather pattern that is not letting up yet, forecasters say.

Wheelie bins rolling out

Envirowaste branch manager Dan Redmond and Ashburton District Council waste recovery manager Craig Goodwin with the ...

The Ashburton District Council is introducing a new wheelie bin collection service on 1 September 2017, with bins being delivered to properties in the collection area from 1 August. 

Sam heals and transforms into lifter

Sam Heal has entered his first powerlifting competition this weekend.

When Sam Heal broke his leg snowboarding in 2014, he went looking for something to give him the buzz he was missing by not being able to hit the slopes.

West Coast

Concerns surround proposed hospital

Site B on Pakington St was selected for the site of the new Buller Integrated Family Health Centre and awaits government ...

A determined group of West Coasters are calling on bureaucrats to give their region the hospital it deserves.

Gloriavale reports downturn

Gloriavale Christian Community, across from Lake Haupiri, on the West Coast.

Gloriavale's tax-exempt charity reports a six-figure deficit in the year to July 2016.

West Coast man abused girl

Peter Hartigan was jailed on 19 charges of indecently assaulting a girl at his sentencing in the Westport District Court.

Peter Hartigan jailed on 19 indecency charges - and loses his name suppression.

Police arrest man after stand off

Police surrounded a Westport house after a man threatened to shoot an officer on Wednesday. (File photo)

A man has been taken into custody after a five hour stand off with the police where he threatened to shoot an officer.

Fine at lunchtime, then found dead

Bryan Edmonds, Alana Tait and their two sons, Rawiri and Tipene, at hospital after Tipene's birth.

"Rawiri was standing at the window saying, 'bye Dad, bye Dad'," says partner of man who unexpectedly died on West Coast farm.

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