Quake service response 'thrills' video

Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister Megan Woods said the response to the service in its first week shows there is ...

1 min ago  A new "one-stop-shop" service for quake claimants has signed up 119 people in its first week.

Man alive after house burns

Police and fire investigators at the scene of a house fire in Birdlings Flat on Wednesday morning.

6:56 PM  She thought her neighbour perished in the fire that razed his home. But then he phoned a friend.

Skifield wants lift upgrade video

The Remarkables skifield in Queenstown is looking at new developments.

6:51 PM  A Queenstown skifield wants to get people up the mountain faster by upgrading its decades-old chairlift.

Precious church artefacts stolen video

Most Holy Trinity vicar Jill Keir inside the church hall, which is the church's current place of worship.

Thief nabs artefacts being stored after the quake demolition of one of Canterbury's oldest churches.

Zen and the art of motorcycling fundraisers

Tiki O'Brien, Maori artist and original member of Tribal Nations, a New Zealand-wide motorcycle club which works to ...

They might resemble a gang, but they ride to bust stereotypes, and to raise funds for some important causes.

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Christchurch Earthquake 2011

A father figure to children in need

Malcolm Campbell, picture with his dog Hoofus, has no children of his own but he has dedicated most of his life to ...

Malcolm Campbell has no children of his own but he dedicates most of his time to caring for children in need.

Quake-hit homeowners 'still fighting'

About 60 people gathered on Papanui Rd for the protest, held to mark the upcoming eighth anniversary of the September ...

Frustrated Christchurch homeowners with unresolved insurance claims protest as another anniversary looms.

The other side of bravery

Chessie Henry didn't know the full extent of what her father did on February 22, 2011, until she interviewed him.

A powerful new earthquake memoir explores a family's grief, and its resilience.

Spreydon School 'moves house' video

Spreydon School principal Andrea Stewart rings the bell from the old school in the new gymnasium.

They've left a 146-year-old site and buildings from 1927, but the "spirit of Spreydon" will live on.

What becomes of the broken hearted?

Broken heart syndrome isn't about lost love, but a heart that is broken, like a car limping to a mechanic.

Listen up, older women: Huge stress can break your heart.

North Canterbury

Rangiora cat's thieving habit

Cooper the cat steals the shoes when darkness hits.

A cat in North Canterbury has dragged home more than 100 shoes in a series of thefts carried out in darkness.

Seeking views on public transport

Light rail, autonomous vehicles and uber-style public transport are some of the ideas for the region's future in the ...

Light rail, autonomous vehicles and Uber-style public transport could be key for how North Cantabrians get around in the future.

Lifetime sport contribution 'immense'

Nigel Coates was a community sporting champion in Rangiora and the Waimakariri District as a life member of four local ...

OBITUARY: Cricket, rugby, golf or volunteering - Nigel Coates had a passion for North Canterbury community sport.

Local groups share $20,000 fund

The North Canterbury BMX Club is among 14 recipients of this year's MainPower Community Fund.

The North Canterbury BMX Club, Coastguard and Riding for the Disabled are among 14 groups to benefit from MainPower's community fund.

Watch out for swooping magpies video

Shirley Halkett is dive bombed by a protective magpie while cycling.

Spring signals many things: blossom, longer daylight hours, new life – and magpie nesting season.

Mid Canterbury Selwyn

Manhunt on after shooting

Police are investigating a homicide on Grange Rd in Charing Cross, Selwyn.

At least one gunman is on run after a witness tried unsuccessfully to save shot man bleeding in her arms.

Death in rural canterbury

Police were searching a property near where the body was found.

Armed police search house a second time after body found in rural Canterbury, sparking homicide probe.

Truck and ute collide in Canterbury

Fire crews freed a 35-year-old man after a truck and ute collided near Darfield on Thursday afternoon.

A man has been flown to hospital with serious injuries after a truck and ute collided in rural Canterbury.

Help for struggling farmers

Drought conditions in the Hurunui have been compounded by the November 2016 earthquake and the threat of M. bovis.

Rural Cantabrians are struggling after years of drought, earthquakes, and the recent M. bovis outbreak, health officials say.

Search for Ashburton dairy robber

Police are looking for a man who tried to rob the Discounter Dairy in Ashburton on Saturday.

A man tried to rob an Ashburton dairy while armed with a tyre iron, but fled empty-handed.

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