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Fire crews, helicopter contain blaze that caused significant damage at Otago vineyard

Around 600 square metres of vines were on fire at The Black Ridge Vineyard.

Prisoner (file picture)

The worst drug addiction at New Zealand prisons isn't what you think

Shakes, sweats and hallucinations are not uncommon at Christchurch Men's Prison's compulsory detox.

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Joshua Luke Cooper was sentenced in the Christchurch District Court on December 11, 2018.

Man jailed for stabbing Christchurch police dog in the neck, narrowly missing artery

Joshua Luke Cooper, 29, also faced a handful of other convictions, including unlawful possession of a knife.

Malo Ioane Luafutu (Scribe).

Kiwi rapper Scribe granted bail on protection order breach charge

He’s been in custody since late August after a breach of his curfew.

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Around 1000 collectors gathered in Christchurch this weekend for the 37th year.

Collectors dust off their Kiwiana memorabilia for vintage weekend

The 37th year of the Christchurch antique bottle and collectables club sweeps Kiwis to the past.

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Up to 20 per cent of clients seeking work are of Asian heritage, and the number is growing.

NZ appearance medicine industry reports increasing number of Asian clients seeking to 'Westernise' their faces

Up to 20 per cent of clients seeking work are of Asian heritage, and the number is growing.

His lawyer told the Porirua District Court he couldn't make his Christchurch date as he didn't have enough money to get there.

Rapper Scribe's drugs charge sentencing delayed as court hears he faces other charge of 'domestic nature'

Other details from today's brief appearance in the Christchurch District Court have been suppressed.

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It was a big call because Brian Cox hasn't taken the Tiger Moth flying in more than 75 years.

NZ's oldest, active pilot takes off in restored WWII Tiger Moth

It was a big call because Brian Cox hasn't taken the Tiger Moth flying in more than 75 years.

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It will allow small businesses to access cheaper supplies, cutting building costs by tens of thousands of dollars.

NZ's first building supplies co-operative could save builders thousands

The co-op includes small and medium sized building businesses across Canterbury.

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Officials are urging users of the class B drug to destroy it, but not all agree with that advice.

Ecstasy patients, one aged just 15, discharged from Christchurch Hospital

Thirteen people were admitted to hospital after falling ill from a bad batch of the Class B drug.

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A Canterbury University scientist has developed a neuromorphic computer chip.

Computer chip that mimics human brain could power everyday devices

A Canterbury University scientist has developed a neuromorphic computer chip.

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Hundreds came to Reefton today to take part in the commemoration.

West Coast town commemorates Maori battalion that served in WWII

Hundreds came to Reefton today to take part in the commemoration.

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Every step in the endurance event is made inside the barbed wired of Christchurch Men’s Prison

Young prisoners set to run their first ever marathon

Every step of the endurance event is made inside the barbed wired of Christchurch Men's Prison

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The tunnel connecting Christchurch to its port changed the course of transportation in the South Island.

Lyttelton rail tunnel marks its 150th anniversary

The tunnel connecting Christchurch to its port changed the course of transportation in the South Island.

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Please say they are pleased with the crowds at Addington Raceway.

Thousands of Cantabrians frock up for glamorous day at the races

Police say they are pleased with the crowds at Addington Raceway.

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The global movement thrill the world sees thousands perform the thriller dance moves at the same time just before Halloween.

Watch: Funky zombies turn out to perform Michael Jackson Thriller dance routine in Christchurch

The global movement sees thousands perform the dance moves just before Halloween.

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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.

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The Auckland team is teaching families with a rare genetic disorder how to cook to literally save their lives.

Starship Children's hospital team's vital cooking lessons for Christchurch families

The Auckland team is teaching families with a rare genetic disorder how to cook to literally save their lives.

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The Canterbury beach was packed today with crowds gathering for the annual sand sculpture competition.

Weird and wonderful creatures at Waikuku Beach sand sculpture competition

The event has become a tradition, with keen sculptors working hard to impress judges.

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The berries, mainly grown in Canterbury and Nelson, have been singled out for their natural properties.

Kiwi blackcurrants touted as the 2017 superfood

The berries, which are mainly grown in the Canterbury and Nelson areas, have been singled out for the health benefits.

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He was the first Irishman to ever enter the gruelling Vendee Globe Round-The-World race.

Irish boatie's 'Everest of the oceans' mission put to an end by snapped mast

He was the first Irishman to ever enter the gruelling Vendee Globe Round-The-World race.

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Police are urging drivers to buckle up as this year's holiday road toll is one of the highest in five years.

Police push seatbelt message after one of highest holiday road tolls in five years

The official holiday period ended today, with 19 lives lost on New Zealand roads.

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The miserable weather and extra security didn’t stop the crowds celebrating at the Final Cup day event in Riccarton today.

Crackdown on booze at Cup day in Christchurch – did it really change anything for Riccarton race-goers?

The miserable weather and extra security didn’t stop the crowds celebrating at the Final Cup day event in Riccarton today.

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Sir Miles Warren and Maurice Mahoney, who designed the building 50 years ago, see progress of the restoration project.

Architect of Christchurch's quake-damaged Town Hall reflects on 'when we knew it in perfect condition'

Sir Miles Warren and Maurice Mahoney, who designed the building 50 years ago, see progress of the restoration project.

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Around 80 babies have been brought up in prisons around the country over the past five years.

Most jailed mums released alongside their babies, Corrections says

About 80 babies have been brought up inside New Zealand prisons within the past five years.

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ABs thanked fans and visited community rugby clubs throughout the country.

All Blacks spend Father's Day with other people's children

ABs thanked fans and visited community rugby clubs throughout the country.

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Mid Canterbury dairy manager Athol New beat hundreds of others to win the prestigious title.

Young Farmer of the Year hopes others will give the industry a go

Mid Canterbury dairy manager Athol New beat hundreds of others to win the prestigious title.

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