Rogue lumberjacks take park wood

Two men were seen cutting up wood at Rawhiti Domain in New Brighton, Christchurch. Locals say the logs were destined to ...

Two "quite abusive" men seen chopping up logs earmarked for a children's playground in a Christchurch domain.

Big, purple, bulbous theatre proposed

The theatre would include two performance spaces, offices and a cafe.

A purple theatre shaped like a bulbous spaceship could be landing in central Christchurch.

Otago man killed in crash video

State Highway 8 was closed for three hours after the crash.

Four people remain in serious condition after collision between bus and four-wheel-drive that killed Otago man.

Hotel to open after long haul

The Crowne Plaza Hotel opens on the Colombo-Armagh streets corner on July 1.

Christchurch's tourism scene is about to get a major boost with the opening of the new 204-room Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Breaking the cycle

The Chief Ombudsman, Judge Peter Boshier, facilitated the 2017 National Youth Custody Index, prepared by students at ...

Too many young people in custody have found themselves in trouble because that's how they were brought up, student involved in new report says. 

Bus trial for hospital staff

A trial park and ride service for Christchurch Hospital staff will start next month.

A new park and ride service for Christchurch Hospital staff could help ease parking woes for some.

'You took my innocence'

Peter Armitage walking into the Christchurch District Court on Wednesday.

A man says his innocence was stolen more than 40 years ago, when he was just 8 years old, by a man his family trusted.

Boy seriously injured

A swing bridge across the West Matukituki River marks the start of the Rob Roy Glacier walk in the Mt Aspiring National Park.

A boy is seriously injured after falling off a cliff near Wanaka.

Car overturned in central Chch

A driver is understood to have escaped injury after their car flipped in a crash on Moorhouse Ave in central Christchurch.

A car has rolled after a collision on a busy central Christchurch road.

Pet goat killed

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Police are investigating reports of illegal hunting after a pet goat was killed and property was damaged.

Council frowns on anti-loitering bylaw

The Riccarton Bus Lounge is on the corner of Division St and Riccarton Rd.

Despite zealous support for the anti-loitering bylaw from a community board, the Christchurch City Council has frowned on the idea.

Cows behind health problems

Is it my fault?

Greenpeace launches campaign to decrease cow numbers by stopping Government funding big irrigation.

Ram-raid admitted by teen

Jordan Lee Duncan, 17, has admitted his part in a ram-raid on the Z service station in Waikuku, north of Christchurch.

Teen ram-raided a North Canterbury petrol station, stole two cars and attempted to burgle a liquor store.

Trust in food ratings low

A review of Health Star Ratings shows consumer confidence is still low after two years.

A $2 million taxpayer-funded promotion has failed to raise consumer trust in a voluntary food rating system.

Meth-fuelled raider jailed

Edward Paul Paterson, 25, has been given a second strike by the Christchurch District Court.

A Taser-wielding dairy raider – caught when the owners fought back – can look forward to release from prison probably in 2021.

Getting girls into ICT

One of the many mentors, Amber Johnson shows Canterbury schoolgirls what her job as part of the Ara IT department entails.

"Those boys they play with that they think are real idiots... they run companies and get better jobs than them."

Street rapist jailed

Elijah James Coker during sentencing in the High Court at Christchurch.

A man who raped a drunk 15-year-old girl had spiralled into drug use after his father was killed in a one-punch manslaughter case.

Education centre overload?

North Canterbury early childhood educators are calling on the Government and councils to restrict the number of new ...

North Canty early childhood educators say the region is swamped by centres - to the detriment of all.

Graves under former play yard

The newly renovated memorial, listing the names of those buried in the field.

Children played on the field for years. But beneath them, more than 350 people had been laid to rest.

Pioneer snatch Hoben Trophy

The Patrons Trophy winning Lincoln University basketball side.

 Pioneer Pacers score last second basket to claim the Hoben Trophy while Lincoln University women edged North Canterbury for the Patron's Trophy..

North Canterbury fall short in Patron's Trophy final

Helen Matthews in action from North Canterbury during the Patron Trophy final against Lincoln University.

North Canterbury came up short against defending champions Lincoln University the Canterbury women's premier basketball Patron's Trophy final on Saturday.

Transfer station employee hurt

The Cromwell Transfer Station has reopened after a man was hit by a truck and fell into the pit.

The man injured in an accident at the Cromwell Transfer Station was an employee of the company that manages the facility. ​ 

Beautiful, but abandoned gallery video

This beautiful Colonial mansion in North Canterbury, built in 1885, has been abandoned by its UK owners whose dream fell ...

UK owners abandon North Canterbury colonial mansion after their dream falls through.

Patu-wielding man after car rammed

A rammed car on Stafford St in Dunedin on Wednesday morning.

A man swung a patu at another man during a gang altercation after a car was rammed in central Dunedin.

Rise in reported family violence has silver lining

Police say a rise in investigations and reports of family violence in North Canterbury could be a positive in combating ...

Family violence (FV) investigations are on the rise in North Canterbury, but that could be a good thing in combating the issue.

I built a house for $26k video

A tiny house built by Queenstown's Ayumi Gallagher and her partner near Arrowtown.

This home in one of NZ's toughest markets cost less than the usual house deposit.

$5m for new classrooms

Goldfields Primary School principal Sharon Booth, Associate Education Minister Tim Macindoe and Cromwell Primary School ...

 Libraries, corridors and reading resource rooms have been converted into classrooms at a Cromwell school. That is set to change.

Paris dream a step closer

Michelle Calderwood at her Viva la Paris fundraiser evening which raised more than $13,000 towards her trip to France.

Michelle Calderwood has less than one year left to live. Her final wish to visit Paris is in her grasp.

Twitch-inspired NZ doco

Analise, centre, with a fellow camp buddy at the Camp Twitch in Rotorua in 2016.

"I'm weird... I'd hate to be normal, it's so boring."

Hurunui district recognises help from near and far

Winnbers of the Hurunui District Council's community awards.

Generous and caring human instincts shine through.

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