Boxes of Covid masks dumped by Southern DHB due to water damage video

A passenger wears a mask on a flight. (Stock image)

3:58 PM  Hundreds of masks meant to be used for the prevention of Covid-19 had to be discarded by a district health board after sustaining water damage.

Man crashed car just hours after police suspended his licence for alleged drink-driving video

A 20-year-old man crashed his car after allegedly being caught drink-driving earlier in the night.

An alleged drink-driver took a taxi to get his car after being dropped home by police, then crashed and only narrowly avoided drowning in a water race.

Suburban home ... or sophisticated cannabis factory? video

Inside one of the sheds at the Christchurch property.

Behind the facade of rose bushes and neatly manicured lawns police found a major drugs operation growing hundreds of cannabis plants.

Westland mayor hits back at MP's claims over future of Franz Josef

The Franz Josef township will eventually be moved away from the Waiho River, Westland mayor Bruce Smith says.

Westland mayor Bruce Smith is rejecting a claim by the region’s MP that there is no long-term plan for the future of Franz Josef township.

More cases of highly contagious Covid-19 strains found video

All of the identified UK and South African variant cases are being managed in MIQ.

There are now 36 cases of the new UK and South Africa variants in managed isolation, almost double the figure two weeks ago.

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Christchurch Earthquake 2011

Quake champions fail to stop class action

Bryan Staples of Earthquake Services in his "earthquake hub" on the corner of Ferry Rd and Fitzgerald Ave in Christchurch.

The Court of Appeal has cleared the way for a class action in Christchurch to proceed.

Law firm guilty of "substantial failure"

Lawyer Grant Cameron partner and his firm GCA Lawyers have been ordered to repay a fee.

Firm headed by prominent Christchurch lawyer Grant Cameron failed to file documents in a High Court earthquake claim.

CTV collapse legal challenge: 'It's going to be difficult' video

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CTV Families Group spokesman Maan Alkaisi speaks at Rydges Latimer Christchurch on Monday.

Analysis: The CTV Families Group has made another move in its quest for justice over the building collapse. It needs a lot to go right for it to work.

Images from inside Christ Church Cathedral video

Images taken last year revealed the cathedral’s floor littered with mounds of rubble, foliage climbing some of its walls.

Drone images reveal the shattered interior of Christchurch's quake-damaged cathedral, which has been off-limits for almost a decade

Bic Runga to headline free concert for 10th anniversary of 2011 earthquake

Bic Runga, pictured in 2017, will headline a free concert marking the 10th anniversary of Christchurch's February 22 ...

A service at the city's national memorial 10 years after the quake, while on February 28, a free concert headlined by Bic Runga will be held to mark the end of commemorations.

North Canterbury

Canterbury council grants consent for 24-hour petrol station in residential zone video

Rangiora will soon have its second NPD self-service station, but neighbours of the site are not happy.

Neighbours of the proposed site in central Rangiora are worried about noise, increased traffic and fumes, but have been told the effects will be "less than minor".

Gusts of up 117kmh recorded on Remutaka Hill Rd

A tree was blown down in a small park on Glen Rd in Kelburn on Tuesday afternoon during high winds.

Rain has pelted the west coast of the South Island and now the central part of the country is experiencing gale force winds.

Drivers kill rare birds on North Canterbury riverbed video

A 4WD caught on camera driving through a fledgling gull colony in the Ashley Rakahuri Regional Park on January 15.

Motorcycles and 4WD vehicles have been caught on camera speeding through a nesting colony of critically endangered black-billed gulls.

Gang member denies firearm charges after double shooting video

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A Mongrel Mob member is believed to be one of two victims of a double-shooting in ...

Rebels gang member Jarrad Singer has pleaded not guilty to firearm charges after being injured in a double shooting in Kaiapoi earlier this month.

Concern as Canterbury fish crisis mirrored across the globe video

Central South Island Fish & Game staff have been surveying the Rangitata River for Stokell's smelt.

Anglers fear a tiny, cucumber-scented fish could be on the verge of extinction after a survey of its American counterpart yielded disastrous results.

Mid Canterbury Selwyn

Man crashed car just hours after police suspended his licence for alleged drink-driving video

A 20-year-old man crashed his car after allegedly being caught drink-driving earlier in the night.

An alleged drink-driver took a taxi to get his car after being dropped home by police, then crashed and only narrowly avoided drowning in a water race.

Prebbleton resident taken to hospital after alleged robbery attempt

Police were called to reports of a group breaking into a shed on a Birchs Rd property in Prebbleton, about 9.30pm on ...

A person was injured after disturbing a group of alleged robbers during a shed break-in.

Reduced road toll attributed to Covid-19 lockdown

Aoraki Area Commander Inspector Dave Gaskin says reducing the number of crashes is the primary goal of police. (File photo)

The number of people killed on roads in the Aoraki policing district in 2020 dropped to a five-year low.

Concern as Canterbury fish crisis mirrored across the globe video

Central South Island Fish & Game staff have been surveying the Rangitata River for Stokell's smelt.

Anglers fear a tiny, cucumber-scented fish could be on the verge of extinction after a survey of its American counterpart yielded disastrous results.

Boat catches fire while being towed on state highway in Canterbury

The boat caught on fire on the Christchurch to Akaroa road, also known as State Highway 75.

A Canterbury state highway has reopened after a boat being towed by a vehicle caught fire.

West Coast

Westland mayor hits back at MP's claims over future of Franz Josef

The Franz Josef township will eventually be moved away from the Waiho River, Westland mayor Bruce Smith says.

Westland mayor Bruce Smith is rejecting a claim by the region’s MP that there is no long-term plan for the future of Franz Josef township.

Anxiety mounts over Government pause on Franz Josef flood work video

The Waiho Bridge in Franz Josef was taken out by flood waters in March 2019.

Government officials have put the brakes on the $24 million project to shore up the flood walls around Franz Josef Glacier village and build a new bridge over the wild Waiho River.

Snow, thunderstorms and heavy rain in the south

Huge waves hit in Wellington. (File photo)

It’s another wet, blustery day for many, with snow and thunderstorms on the cards for the South Island.

Gusts of up 117kmh recorded on Remutaka Hill Rd

A tree was blown down in a small park on Glen Rd in Kelburn on Tuesday afternoon during high winds.

Rain has pelted the west coast of the South Island and now the central part of the country is experiencing gale force winds.

West Coast community to keep its historic bottling plant

DB Breweries Monteith's brewery in Greymouth

Development West Coast is hoping local craft brewers will take over the historic brewery.

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