Christchurch & Canterbury

01:47
Ground-breaking quake research shows how much the top the South Island was affected by last year's shake.

Kaikoura quake jolted South Island more than five metres towards the North

The quake ruptured at least 12 major crustal faults plus another nine lesser faults.

02:09
Kieran "The Stonecutter" Joblin is hoping his hashtag #SignTheStonecutter will increase his chances of a contract with the UFC in June.

'It would be like winning the lotto' - Canterbury stonemason hoping for big UFC break

Kieran Joblin is fighting for a chance to be on the undercard at UFC's return to Auckland.

01:56
Completion of repairs on the Christchurch to Greymouth line comes three weeks ahead of schedule.

TranzAlpine passenger train back on track after 'frustrating' bushfire damage

Repairs completed on Christchurch to Greymouth line three weeks ahead of schedule.

Canterbury meat worker hand's cut off four days into the job

WorkSafe is investigating the incident that occurred at Smithfield meat processing plant in Timaru.

00:30
The route between Christchurch and Greymouth has been out of action since Waitangi weekend.

Video: Iconic rail service between Christchurch and West Coast back on track

The service was suspended in mid-February after rail tracks sustained severe damage during scrub fires.

02:10
The jury was told the accused Troy Taylor inflicted 59 injuries on the 15-month-oled leading to his death in July 2015.

'I don't hurt my children' - mother of toddler who died with 59 injuries denies hitting son

The mother of 15-month-old Ihaka Stokes has been asked by her ex-partner's lawyer if she killed her own son. Troy Kevin Taylor is accused of murdering Ihaka in July 2015 in Christchurch.

Watch: Electric car design wins top award for Canterbury engineering students

The university team won a prestigious design award at the Asian leg of the Shell Eco-Marathon in Singapore.

Body recovered from water at Kaikoura

Police say formal identification is ongoing and the matter will be referred to the Coroner.

Ihaka Stokes

Tears in court as murder trial is told a Christchurch toddler suffered 59 injuries before his death

Troy Kevin Taylor is accused of murdering 15-month-old Ihaka Stokes in 2015.

00:31
The fire damaged bridges, track and signal systems and affected services including the renowned TranzAlpine journey, plus coal and dairy freight services.

Christchurch to Greymouth rail line reopens after being damaged by fire

The line opens to freight services today, and the TranzAlpine passenger train resumes on Wednesday.

01:55
Last month's devastating fires razed a huge area of vegetation - now farmers are turning to new technology to help them get back on track.

Drones brought in to help with re-seeding the Port Hills

Last month's fires razed a huge area of vegetation - now farmers are turning to new technology to help them get back on track.

01:26
Just three weeks before the surf nationals were to take place at New Brighton in 2011, the devastating earthquake struck.

'Fantastic to see it back down here' - surf champs return to Christchurch

The surf nationals were to take place at New Brighton in 2011 but the devastating earthquake struck.

01:31
About two thirds of the 900-acre park has been affected by fire.

Video: First look at Christchurch Adventure Park damage after devastating Port Hills fires

Long road ahead for Christchurch Adventure Park's restoration after "nightmare" fire.

02:06
he brutal murder of the Ashburton teenager in 1998 remains unsolved.

WINZ double murderer 'person of interest' in unsolved death of Kirsty Bentley

Police wouldn’t confirm at what stage 51-year-old Russell John Tully appeared on the list.

01:46
The Glerups founder visited the latest farm to join the deal in Hanmer Springs this week.

Video: Danish slipper business gets comfy in Hanmer Springs, continues deals for NZ wool

A new contract means NZ wool will continue to make up the majority of 200,000 Scandinavian slippers made next year.

02:08
The couple from Oxford have turned their home into a haven for birds.

Good Sorts: Scott and Tracey Bowman

The couple from Oxford have turned their home into a haven for birds.

Police (file picture).

Gunshots heard, man assaulted following house party in Christchurch

Police were called to a party in Spencer Street, Addington, after gunshots were heard this morning.

Three teenagers arrested over string of offences in Christchurch

Three teenagers have been arrested after they allegedly stole a ute in central Christchurch and used it in a burglary.

03:48
It seems horrific events have followed Daniel Jenkins, but he's not letting that put him off his award-winning game.

From tsunamis to earthquakes, the Kaikoura Cheese maker with a recipe for disaster

He can laugh about it now, but four months ago his cheese shop was in ruins.

Christ Church Cathedral working group cost over $400k, new figures reveal

Among the costs, $49,600 went to legal fees, $35,300 for ‘communications,’ $59,800 for fundraising experts and $6,900 for travel.

One person injured in Canterbury house fire

Fire fighters are still working to extinguish the blaze.

00:47
Tetraplegic Jezza Williams is appealing for help in getting his buggy back

Seven Sharp, tetraplegic man appeal for help to get back his stolen 4WD buggy

The program previously caught up with Jezza Williams as he conquered paraponting, but he's now had a "sad day".

00:16
Jamie Pooley was 27 when he died and he is buried in Christchurch, but two parties are fighting over where his final rest should be.

Partner of deceased Christchurch man has application to have body exhumed denied

Jamie Pooley was buried in a cemetery in Christchurch after dying in 2011, aged 27.

00:47
Tetraplegic Jezza Williams is appealing for help in getting his buggy back

Where's Jezza's buggy? Canterbury tetraplegic has 4WD stolen

Jezza Williams is an inspiring bloke, but he needs our help to find out where his specially designed buggy has gone.

00:38
The main road over the summit will open on Saturday, after being cleared of trees that were damaged in the Port Hills fire.

Christchurch Adventure Park stays shut as major fire damage assessed, repairs done

The 358-hectare multi-million dollar park only opened on the Port Hills in December.

00:27
One person was seriously injured and traffic is being diverted off Marshland Road, a main arterial route in the city's north.

Watch: Car crushed, truck rolls on side in serious Christchurch crash

One person was seriously injured and traffic is being diverted off Marshland Road, a main arterial route in the city's north.

02:12
Mike Hosking discussed the situation with Andew Curtis, head of Irrigation New Zealand.

Irrigation chief rebuffs 'greenies' claim Selwyn River is 'dying'

"This is just a natural cycle," Irrigation NZ chief executive Andrew Curtis told Seven Sharp.

07:06
Vero has relied on ground penetrating radar data it commissioned to support its position for two-and-a-half years.

Rebuild delays continue as Vero doubts its own experts

Vero has relied on ground penetrating radar data it commissioned to support its position for two-and-a-half years.

00:45
Jess Johns, 23, wants to highlight the dangerous driving of some Kiwis on our roads.

Watch: Young Canterbury truckie exposes impatient drivers dangerously overtaking, imploring 'I have a family too'

Jess Johns has filmed many drivers nearly causing serious accidents on rural roads.

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