Christchurch & Canterbury

02:17
The newly opened Matawhaiti Residence at Christchurch Men’s Prison is to protect the public from those at immediate risk of reoffending.

New Zealand's highest risk sex offenders ordered to live in residence on prison grounds

The Christchurch residence has room for six offenders at high risk of re-offending.

Magnitude 4.9 quake near Arthur's Pass  on February 22.

Flurry of earthquakes hit inland South Island, including 'severe' rattle

Seven quakes struck near Arthur's Pass in the space of two hours.

01:55
Authorities have extended the state of emergency in Christchurch as the Port Hills fire continues to burn beneath the ground.

Nearly 90 per cent of Port Hills fire perimeter contained

Crews will work overnight to monitor the area where hotspots could flare up in some conditions.

02:17
The Boss answered a call to play for quake-ravaged Cantabrians who took solace in his songs.

This will give you goosebumps: Bruce Springsteen belts out City of Ruins for Christchurch

The Boss answered a call to play for quake-ravaged Cantabrians who took solace in his songs.

00:25
Emergency services were mobilised to transport those injured to Christchurch Hospital.

Video: Eight injured after tourist bus crashes down bank near Akaroa

Two are in a critical condition after the crash on the Banks Peninsula.

04:10

Christchurch Earthquake six years on: 'Doesn't get any easier, that's for sure'

Families came from around the world to remember the 185 people lost in the 2011 quake.

01:57

'The scars won't heal' - CTV victims' families want more answers six years on from quake

Japan lost 28 lives, 12 of those being young language students in the CTV building.

00:29
The lucky and young Haley Dockrill will remember this night for the rest of her life.

Video: Young girl goes bonkers on drums when Bruce Springsteen pulls her on stage in Christchurch

Canterbury man Chris Dockrill wouldn't call himself a "super fan" of "The Boss", until now.

01:55
Authorities have extended the state of emergency in Christchurch as the Port Hills fire continues to burn beneath the ground.

Port Hills blaze flared up overnight, endangering home

About 81 per cent of the fire area is now "controlled" as hundreds work to continue containing the blaze.

11:56
People from around the world died in the tragedy. They have been individually acknowledged at the official opening of the new memorial.

We will remember them: The 185 Christchurch earthquake victims acknowledged by name

The victims' names were read out at the unveiling of the new memorial.

02:00
A 265kg piece of pounamu has been gifted by Te Runanga o Makaawhio for the national memorial.

Special taonga part of national earthquake memorial

A 265kg pounamu was found, chosen and removed by helicopter from a remote Westland Valley for the structure.

00:35
Bill English says the memorial can be a place to hope as the city gets back on its feet.

PM says new quake memorial is 'a place of peace, a symbol of our love' as Christchurch remembers victims

The city was changed for ever on 22 February 2011 when the deadly 6.3 magnitude quake struck.

01:44
Two cordons have been lifted, allowing those who have been evacuated for a week to return to their properties.

More Port Hills residents able to return home after cordon lifted

The cordon lift on the Cracroft St is for residents only.

01:10
The Breakfast host was presenting today from the Memorial Wall and pointed out the name of his former cricket captain.

Jack Tame's emotional description of earthquake memorial

The Breakfast host was presenting today from the Memorial Wall and pointed out the name of his former cricket captain.

03:30
The Breakfast host asks Govt minister Gerry Brownlee why more progress on fixing the quake damaged cathedral has not been made.

When will work begin on Christchurch's quake-ruined cathedral?

Six years on from the earthquake, the landmark remains out of action.

03:30
The Breakfast host asks Govt minister Gerry Brownlee why more progress on fixing the quake damaged cathedral has not been made.

Jack Tame: 'As a Christchurch lad, the state of the cathedral is an embarrassment, it is a weeping wound'

The Breakfast host asks Govt minister Gerry Brownlee why more progress on fixing the quake damaged cathedral has not been made.

01:11

Watch: Bruce Springsteen dedicates City of Ruins to people of Christchurch during quake anniversary eve concert

The Boss also acknowledged emergency workers involved in battling the Port Hills fire.

Gus the horse with his dog friend.

Christchurch horse owner claims 'drunken men' terrorised her horses, caused one to be shot dead

"Two drunken men had gotten into our paddocks and decided for fun to (terrorise) and chase our three horses, Gus, Charlie and Steve."

02:38
A wall has been built for the families as a place to come and find tranquillity, to honour those lost in quakes.

Touching tribute - 185 Canterbury quake victims memorialised on wall unveiled to families

The memorial will be blessed in front of a private audience, including family members.

01:44
Two cordons have been lifted, allowing those who have been evacuated for a week to return to their properties.

State of emergency extended for Port Hills fires

The decision on the extension was brought forward one day to not interfere with the earthquake anniversary.

01:44
Two cordons have been lifted, allowing those who have been evacuated for a week to return to their properties.

'Really excited to get home' – hundreds of Christchurch residents head home after Port Hills blaze

Two cordons have been lifted, allowing those who have been evacuated to return home.

00:39
Residents were allowed temporary access to their homes inside cordons this morning.

Around 100 Port Hills households allowed home after more cordons lifted

Residents at Kennedys Bush Rd and Hoon Hay Valley Rd will be allowed home this morning.

01:36
Eight days in and the heat isn't letting up, with firefighters using aerial scouting and thermal imaging to track unseen hot spots.

Firefighters urgently working to put down threat before Port Hills fire flares up again

Eight days in and the heat isn't letting up, with firefighters using aerial scouting and thermal imaging to track unseen hot spots.

Fire engine

String of suspicious fires add to headaches in Christchurch

Another two suspicious fires broke out in New Brighton this morning.

Man arrested over scam targeting elderly people across New Zealand

The man faces five charges including, causing loss by deception, perverting the course of justice and breach of bail.

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