Mayor knew for months about claims

The Christchurch City Council is investigating allegations a councillor sent inappropriate messages to young people.

8:21 PM  A Christchurch councillor at the centre of allegations was told to avoid young people.

Tiny display gets close scrutiny

Jewel Lewis's model of a general store at the Garden City Miniaturists' Club open day.

8:14 PM  From model shops to canal boats, they had one thing in common - size.

Kiwi a cappella singers placed 7th

Christchurch City Chorus have been placed 7th in the world.

A 130-strong Christchurch choir has again made the top-10 in international competition.

Queenstown scrub fire nears houses

A scrub fire is near houses in Queenstown.

A scrub fire is burning near homes in the Queenstown suburb of Kelvin Heights.

Govt misled dealer, court says

Miles Group engaged designers to produce this concept plan of how the site could be used to accommodate their ...

The Crown was wrong to enforce a sale agreement with a Christchurch car dealer seeking to stay on land needed for an anchor project.

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Christchurch Earthquake 2011

Red zone costs clear as mud

Regeneration Minister Megan Woods approved the plan, but it's now up to the council to ratify implementation.

OPINION: Getting on with the Green Spine pathway a no-brainer.

'Forgotten' red zone residents video

Brooklands resident Stephen Bourke had an insurance payout five years ago for his quake-damaged home, but is still in ...

People in Christchurch river's red zone were told they could stay for the time-being. Brooklands residents want the same.

The ghost of demolitions past

Cera demolition general manager Warwick Isaacs in a scene of destruction in 2011.

Four Christchurch heritage treasures are still affected by an old emergency power that demolished 718 buildings.

Revamping Chch's red zone

Kerr says he is working with developers "keen and ready" to start projects now.

Millions of dollars and years of bureaucratic work will be needed to reconfigure land titles in Christchurch's red zone, the largest conveyancing project ever undertaken in New Zealand.

Final bill for Chch

Divided by a common cause? Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel and Regeneration Minister Megan Woods could end up at ...

Eight years on from the earthquakes, Christchurch is about to find out how much it has to pay to get back on its feet.

North Canterbury

Free buses this weekend

Leave the car at home and get on a bus this weekend, with free fares for everyone in Christchurch, Waimakariri, Selwyn ...

ECan wants to encourage as many people as possible to leave their car at home and give public transport a go.

One of world's oldest bird species found

Paul Scofield and amateur palaeontologist Leigh Love examine a section of river bank on the Waipara River, near where ...

​The 62-million-year old ancestor of some of the largest flying birds ever has been found in Waipara, North Canterbury.

The women-only mayoral races

The mayoral contest in Hurunui is a three-woman race between Peggy Burrows, Jullia McLean and Marie Black.

This year's local government elections include women-only mayoral contests – a first for New Zealand, an expert says.

Kiwis stars share stories

Jess Smith interviews Jason Gunn for her new podcast, Smile and Pod.

A North Canterbury woman hopes to inspire people to follow their dreams by hearing the stories of successful Kiwis.

Memorial league match 'awesome'

North Canterbury man Jason Moore and his family, Adie Moore, Flynn, 14, Logan, 24, and Maia, 10, at the memorial rugby ...

It was cold and wet, but a rugby league game honouring two quake victims warmed hearts.

Mid Canterbury Selwyn

Liquor store robbed at knifepoint

Police are searching for a man who robbed an Ashburton Super Liquor on Wednesday.

A masked man has robbed an Ashburton liquor store at knifepoint.

Boil water noticed lifted

Southbridge's water is safe to drink again without boiling, the Selwyn District Council says.

A boil water notice has been lifted for the Canterbury town of Southbridge.

Air quality heads complaints list

Smoke complaints make up most of the reports to the Environment Canterbury incident response team. (file photo)

Air quality and burn-offs remain the most common source of complaints for Environment Canterbury's hotline.

Mental health boost for Canty

Health Minister David Clark and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announce the funding for mental health services in Auckland.

The Government announcement secures future funding for mental health staff at three Canterbury practices.

Boil water notice for Southbridge

E coli levels above the recommended levels have been found in Southbridge's water supply.

Southbridge residents have been advised to boil their water after tests found E coli levels were above recommended levels.

West Coast

Heavy rain to hit

A front forecast for the West Coast and lower North Island will bring heavy rain (file photo).

The West Coast and the Tararua ranges are set for a downpour.

SI 'ute muster' lost $77K

The Ute Muster came with a prize of $10,000 for the best ute. Activities included time trials, movies, drag races, an ...

One budget had the event making a $245 profit. In reality, it cost Westland ratepayers $77,000.

Political doubt over climate change

Young people have spearheaded demands of politicians to take urgent action over climate change.

A quarter of Christchurch's mayoral and council candidates question humans' impact on climate change, reflecting a trend across the South Island.

Manly Coast council faces change

The West Coast Regional Council comprises only men.

It's dominated by men and has questioned climate change. But that could soon change.

Cannabis bunker 7m underground

Police spent "years" gathering information about a large underground bunker on a rural West Coast property before ...

Rumours of a "huge" bunker up to 24m long have been circulating among West Coast locals for a decade.

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