Alison Pugh

01:40
The Government has assigned funds to a tribunal and independent inquiry, as well to accelerate anchor projects like the stadium.

'They're just going through the motions' - Christchurch homeowners criticise Budget's quake recovery funding

An insurance tribunal and EQC inquiry are of no use to those already in court battles, says one embattled homeowner.

02:05
First Union says it's received thousands of complaints from disgruntled current and former staff.

Other industries raise concerns after retail workers claim they are working unpaid overtime

First Union says it's received thousands of complaints from disgruntled staff.

01:52
A $75 million blowout has forced the Minister to strip back the 'extravagant' original design.

Christchurch sports celebrate as Metro Sports Facility keeps its capacity despite $50m cuts

The complex is set to be New Zealand's largest aquatic leisure centre.

01:39
The surprise announcement for Alf and Hazel Peacock added a great touch to today's ceremony.

'Tears in the eyes' - couple who met serving in WWII given special award for Anzac Day

The couple were honoured with the Royal New Zealand RSA Badge of Merit.

01:41
The Government has pulled the plug on several irrigation projects, but farmers say they are now at increased risk from drought.

'It's a sad place to be' - South Island farmers reeling after large irrigation projects scrapped

Farmers claim increased drought risk, but environmentalists are happy.

00:34
A 54-year-old man has been charged who is acquainted with the victim after a robbery "gone wrong" in a Merivale yesterday.

Man charged with murder after 27-year-old woman found dead in Christchurch residence

A 54-year-old man has been charged with murder and aggravated robbery after a woman's body was found in the suburb of Merivale yesterday.

02:35
The Earthquake Commission has admitted to 1 NEWS the owners could be completely unaware of the problems.

Thousands of Christchurch homeowners 'in limbo' over unknown quake damage

The Earthquake Commission says unknown quake damage is causing an insurance nightmare for many.

01:45
One Beltex ram sold for $15,000 at the auction in mid-Canterbury.

Sheep breed new to NZ fetches record prices at first auction

One Beltex ram sold for $15,000 at the auction in mid-Canterbury.

01:41
Hundreds have fare-welled the birds around the country this weekend as they prepare to leave.

Growing fears for godwit birds as they begin epic trek from NZ to Alaska

Hundreds have fare-welled the birds around the country this weekend as they prepare to leave.

01:46
More than 2500 claims remain unsettled with the Earthquake Commission alone.

'You can't move on' - Jacinda Ardern meets with fed up earthquake claimants in Christchurch

More than 2500 claims remain unresolved with the Earthquake Quake Commission alone.

01:41
Warm weather saw thousands pour through the turnstiles by lunchtime.

Christchurch's 155th A&P show opens with a bang

Warm weather saw thousands pour through the turnstiles by lunchtime.

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.

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.

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

'His nose and teeth were broken' – mistaken identity blamed for brutal killing of Christchurch man

Peter John Carroll denies bashing Marcus Luke Tucker to death with a steering lock.

01:44
Test results for the crop ecotain plantain show massive reductions in nitrate leaching.

Scientists hail 'significant' discovery about old weed that could be game-changer for dairy

Test results for the crop ecotain plantain show massive reductions in nitrate leaching.

00:42
Over half of the church's synod has voted to reinstate the building damaged in the Christchurch earthquake.

Anglican Church votes to reinstate beloved Christ Church Cathedral

Around 200 Synod members spent the last three days discussing the building's future.

00:52
The Anglican Diocese will make a decision on the future of the church in two weeks' time.

Video: Mega model of potential new steeple for Christchurch's Anglican Cathedral revealed

Dubbed "The Peoples' Steeple", the model is a seventh of the size of the real spire.

02:04
Polluted flood water could pose a health risk for several days and it could be longer before some people can go home.

Christchurch's flood emergency not yet over

Polluted flood water could pose a health risk for several days and it could be longer before some people can go home.

02:25
Reserve land at the eastern gateway to Arthur's Pass National Park is at the centre of a 100-year land ownership dispute.

'It's incredibly disappointing' – critics say NZ at risk of losing valuable conservation land

Reserve land at the eastern gateway to Arthur's Pass National Park is at the centre of a 100-year land ownership dispute.

01:35
The research will follow the path of canine evolution, from living in the wild to becoming a part of family life.

Dunedin dogs join genetics and behaviour study

The research will follow the path of canine evolution, from living in the wild to becoming a part of family life.

01:59
Sanitarium says the British version of the cereal infringes on its 90-year-old trademark.

Weetbix, or Weetabix? Trademark battle looms for Kiwi brand

Sanitarium says the British version of the cereal infringes on its 90-year-old trademark.

00:40
Simon McGrath has made a plea via media today for information about his brother.

Brother of missing Christchurch man 'desperate to get him home', disappearance out of character

Michael McGrath hasn't been seen since he disappeared from his Halswell home on May 21.

01:46
If the Multi-Purpose Area Trust have their way, the likes of Ed Sheeran won't be bypassing Christchurch in the future.

'Christchurch is missing out' – group advocates for new multi-purpose entertainment venue

If the trust have their way, the likes of Ed Sheeran won't be bypassing Christchurch.

01:20
The trial, set down for two days was adjourned on day two.

High Court mistrial declared over man accused of murdering Christchurch father

Justice David Gendall tells High Court that certain issues have arisen, making a mistrial necessary.

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