Christchurch & Canterbury

Elderly woman dies after falling off bicycle in Rangiora

An 81-year-old woman died in Christchurch Hospital.

Police and fire service investigate suspicious fire at Christchurch primary school

It started just after 5pm in Linwood North school's hall, which was under construction.

00:20
Police have taken civil proceedings against the Head Hunters gang in Christchurch.

Police swoop to seize Head Hunters gang pad in Christchurch

Police have been granted a restraining order by the High Court in Christchurch.

Two men get seven years in prison then deportation to India after raping teenage girl in Christchurch

"No compassion" was shown by Parampreet Singh and Amritpal Singh, a court heard.

Christchurch dumpling supplier fined $15k for shoddy records, employment agreements

A dumpling supplier has fallen foul of a raft of employment and labour breaches.

Truck damages Christchurch house after smashing through fences

Police said the occupant of the house and the truck driver are "shaken".

00:27
IAG is taking Orion and the Christchurch Adventure Park to court.

Insurer takes legal action against lines company over Port Hills fire

IAG is taking Orion and the Christchurch Adventure Park to court over the blaze.

00:29
Landscaping will begin next week, and is expected to be finished by next year's seventh anniversary of the February 2011 quake.

Site of Christchurch's CTV building to become place of reflection and remembrance

Landscaping will begin next week, and is expected to be finished by next year's seventh anniversary.

01:51
Three decades since 1987's Black Monday, lessons from one of the world's darkest economic days being used to teach trainee traders.

Simulation trading floor unveiled at Christchurch uni, 30 years after 1987 crash

University of Canterbury students will be learning from the mistakes of the past.

01:46
People today walked, biked and ran to meet in the middle of a new 12 km trail that will link Christchurch city with the sea.

Christchurch's 'red zone' celebrates construction milestone

People today walked, biked and ran to meet in the middle of a new 12 km trail that will link Christchurch city with the sea.

Waimakariri River, Arthur's Pass, Canterbury.

Police reveal name of man who died in jet boat racing accident at Canterbury world championships

Duayne Barry Insley, 47, died in a racing accident on the Waimakariri River about 10.30am this morning.

01:47
A mobile app is being trialled in Wellington and Christchurch to inform council parking enforcement teams of the illegal use of mobility car parks.

Drivers abusing mobility car parks to be reported to council enforcers using new mobile app

The 55 mobility car parks in central Wellington are regularly taken by able-bodied drivers.

00:23
The mammal was found in south New Brighton with severe head and neck injuries.

Dog mauls fur seal in 'vicious attack' on Christchurch beach

The seal has had to be put down after being chased out of sand dunes at South New Brighton.

03:33
The Council is voting on regulating street-based sex work, but Catherine Healy says they're already trying to move the workers.

'It never made a jot of difference' – Prostitutes Collective say Christchurch street sex bylaw wouldn't work

The Council is voting on regulating street-based sex work, but Catherine Healy says it's about relationships.

00:18
It's been a wet and wild start to the day in the south.

Raw video: Power restored after massive lightning strikes and howling rain slam Christchurch

Heavy rain, thunder and lightning has woken up households and shaken buildings.

00:28
The police have dropped their support for the bylaw, saying it would be difficult to enforce.

Christchurch residents bracing for news on bylaw to regulate street-based sex work

The police have dropped their support for a bylaw, saying it would be difficult to enforce.

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The man is believed to have been unloading a container at CDK Stone.

Man rushed to hospital in critical condition after workplace accident in Christchurch

The man is believed to have been unloading a container at CDK Stone.

Unlicensed Christchurch builder ordered to pay $13k

The man performed a litany of unlicensed work.

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Fire crews battle blaze in Christchurch bar

Fire services were called to the West Coast Bar and Grill in Papanui early this morning.

01:40
Halle Pitama's goal is to increase the use of Te Reo Maori on social media sites.

'I want to see Maori on social media' - Kiwi schoolgirl heads to Silicon Valley after making Te Reo video

Halle Pitama, 13, thinks social media needs an update to increase Maori on social media.

Meet the Christchurch superhero on a mission

Flatman has been spreading kindness since the 2011 earthquakes struck.

Taranaki pull off remarkable comeback over Canterbury in thrilling NPC match to win Ranfurly Shield

Taranaki defeated Canterbury 55-43 to win the Ranfurly Shield in Christchurch.

01:39
Seven years after the Christchurch quake snapped a statue of explorer Captain Scott at the ankles, a repaired version has finally been unveiled.

Famed statue of Antarctic explorer Captain Scott makes long-awaited return to Christchurch

The statue's ankles snapped in the 2011 quake, and it's taken thousands of hours to repair.

01:37
Peter John Carroll has denied bashing 36-year-old Marcus Luke Tucker to death with a steering wheel lock.

Man found guilty of murdering Christchurch father of three

A jury has found Peter Carroll guilty of murdering Christchurch man Marcus Tucker.

Hang glider crashes on Port Hills

A police spokesperson says they do not know whether anyone has been injured.

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