TODAY |

Alison Pugh

02:07
Mars, Saturn, Jupiter and Venus will all be visible from Earth, getting many excited about the rare opportunity.

Stargazers rejoice as four brightest planets in solar system line up for easy viewing

Mars, Saturn, Jupiter and Venus will all be clearly visible from Earth.

02:02
A major insurer has set a deadline of next week for homeowners to take court action.

Time nearly up for thousands of quake-affected Canterbury home owners who want to take legal action

A deadline of 30th June 2018 has been set by IAG for its claimants to file any court action.

02:23
Three trillion tonnes of ice have disappeared in 25 years through ocean-driven ice melt and ice-shelf collapse.

Antarctica lost three trillion tonnes of ice in last 25 years - 'The brakes have come off'

Warming oceans have driven a tripling of ice-loss in Western Antarctica between 1992 and 2017.

01:34
Greenery, paved public spaces and potential pavilion are in the plans, but progress on the Cathedral itself is stalled.

Revamped design for Christchurch's Cathedral Square 'visionary' say business leaders

The design shows interconnected green spaces and paved areas, and a pavilion.

01:52
The Government’s eradication strategy has a more than 50 per cent chance of succeeding.

‘It doesn’t work’ – Farmers question effectiveness of MPI’s Mycoplasma bovis testing

The Agriculture Minister met with more than 800 frustrated farmers in Ashburton.

01:32
Students Against Dangerous Driving  are campaigning to highlight the deadly trend of mobile use behind the wheel.

Kiwi students forfeit mobiles for 48 hours to fight 'endemic' and deadly car phone use

Students Against Dangerous Driving has organised a weekend campaign encouraging people to keep their eyes on the road, not their phones.

01:42
Floating and amphibious homes could be in store for Christchurch's residential red zone.

Watch: Christchurch gets a look at options for transforming 600ha red zone

Floating and amphibious homes could be in store for the residential red zone.

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.

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