Law experts question judge's call to eject media from bar drugging case

Judge Jane Farish. (File photo)

A law academic says the move could be seen as an "unjustified fetter on the freedom of the press".

National promises $1.5b Canterbury road upgrade video

Wreckage from a fatal crash at the intersection of State Highway 1 and Wilkinsons Rd in Chertsey – part of the stretch ...

State Highway 1 from Christchurch to Ashburton will become four lanes if National is elected.

Best houses include the 'unpretentious' video

Houhere, Banks Peninsula, by New Work Studio / Tim Nees Architects

'Casual weekender' one of the big NZIA architecture winners from Canterbury.

Spring flights between Christchurch and Wānaka planned video

Respondents to a survey on commercial flights between Christchurch and Wanaka, pictured, said they would use the service ...

A nine-seater Sounds Air plane is set to make the 45-minute journey three times a day in spring.

Gales in the north, snow falls in the south video

Road conditions on State Highway 94 at the Key, between Te Anau and Mossburn, on Wednesday morning.

Gusts expected to reach 110kmh in Northland and Auckland, while snow's falling or forecast in central North Island, Canterbury, Otago and Southland.

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Tireless CTV campaigner dies video

Tim Elms, pictured in November 2017, campaigned tirelessly for justice for the victims of the CTV building collapse.

Tim Elms never gave up his quest for justice over the tragedy that killed his daughter.

Southern Response in Supreme Court video

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Class action over quake payments would 'sweep up' policy holders without their knowledge, court told.

New tack in insurance test case video

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Judges raise possibility of a different way of caluculating damages or loss.

'Innocent misrepresentation' insurer says

Southern Response has appealed against a judge's findings. (File photo)

Southern Response is appealing against a decision it misrepresented rebuild costs a Christchurch couple could have been entitled to under their full replacement cover policy.

Work to begin at cathedral

Resource consent was granted in March to begin work on Christ Church Cathedral.

A “poignant” sunrise blessing was held at Christ Church Cathedral as restoration work is set to begin.

North Canterbury

Gales in the north, snow falls in the south video

Road conditions on State Highway 94 at the Key, between Te Anau and Mossburn, on Wednesday morning.

Gusts expected to reach 110kmh in Northland and Auckland, while snow's falling or forecast in central North Island, Canterbury, Otago and Southland.

Kaikōura District Council seeks to shrink staff numbers

The Kaikoura District Council is looking to cut jobs as it deals with budget cuts.

Job cuts are looming at the Kaikōura District Council as it prepares for a year of lower revenue and less Government funding.

Funding better district outcomes

Waipara School applied for funding from the Waipara Futures Initiative to send some senior pupils to a leadership camp.

Applicants sought for financial and mentoring grant in Waipara region.

How to ask for help

'Strategic intervention coach' Sahera Laing says it's not easy to ask for help.

OPINION: It’s really hard asking for help when you are the one who usually helps everyone else.

Fatal crash driver heading to airport for daughter's life-saving surgery trip video

Ann and Vernon Eade were involved in a serious crash on State Highway 1, north of Cheviot, in Canterbury on Sunday. ...

Vernon Eade died when a driver travelling to Christchurch Aiport collided with his car on a rural highway.

Mid Canterbury Selwyn

National promises $1.5b Canterbury road upgrade video

Wreckage from a fatal crash at the intersection of State Highway 1 and Wilkinsons Rd in Chertsey – part of the stretch ...

State Highway 1 from Christchurch to Ashburton will become four lanes if National is elected.

Gales in the north, snow falls in the south video

Road conditions on State Highway 94 at the Key, between Te Anau and Mossburn, on Wednesday morning.

Gusts expected to reach 110kmh in Northland and Auckland, while snow's falling or forecast in central North Island, Canterbury, Otago and Southland.

Three fatal crashes a 'black day' on Canterbury roads

Scars on a tree following a fatal motorcycle crash on North Parade in Christchurch.

Three people died on Canterbury roads in 24 hours, bringing the region's road toll for the year to 17.

Age hasn't stopped double bankrupt John Reid from pursuing new project video

Veteran developer John Reid looks back on a chequered career. (File photo)

Bankruptcies, failed developments and millions lost don't deter developer John Reid.

Dan Carter's long wait for club blazer video

Dan Carter receives his blazer from father Neville Carter after becoming an honorary life member of the Southbridge ...

Seven years after being made honorary life member of his boyhood rugby club, All Blacks great Dan Carter finally collects his blazer.

West Coast

West Coast receives Covid-19 recovery kickstart video

Infrastructure projects on the West Coast will receive a $36 million kickstart from the Government to aid in the regions ...

Millions in rail, road and floodwork funding is expected to create hundreds of new jobs in the tourism-depleted West Coast.

Upgrades to West Coast's Oparara area a threat to rare spiders, expert warns

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Oparara basin near Karamea, West Coast.

A West Coast caving expert has warned that a Government-funded tourism project at Oparara poses a threat to an endangered spider, a rare moss and visitors themselves.

Murder-accused released from prison for one day

CJ Bodhi White died last year on July 9, aged 10 months. His father, David Grant Sinclair, denies murdering the infant.

David Grant Sinclair, who has been charged with murdering his 10-month-old son, will be released on bail for one day on the anniversary of the baby's death.

First TranzAlpine service since lockdown packed with passengers video

FFX Travel. Supplied image for World Famous in New Zealand  TranzAlpine.

West Coasters have never been so happy to hear the rumble of the TranzAlpine train pulling into the Greymouth station.

Coasting to a magnificent weekend video

Even on a dull day, Punakaiki is impressive.

From glaciers to glowworms, there's a lot to discover when you head west.

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