Hannah Mills

01:40
Four months on from the Kaikoura quake and scientists are still discovering the full extent of the damage.

Kaikoura's 'complicated and unusual' earthquake could've broken world record

Geonet has recorded 21 faults that had surface rupture in the 7.8 shake.

00:48
The one-person vehicle is made almost entirely from plastic, and will represent NZ at the Shell Eco-Marathon in Singapore later this year.

Plastic fantastic: Kiwi team invents the world's first recyclable plastic car

The whole car is made from recyclable plastic - including the chassis - and it took a team of eight a year to design and build.

02:32
Smoke quickly created hazardous conditions for traffic on what is the now main route between Christchurch and Picton.

Fire crews racing against time to control Hanmer Springs fires before wind, heat arrives

Motorists are also urged to observe the temporary 30km/h speed limit in the area.

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.

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

Taonga installed at Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial site

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

Search continues for teenager who went missing in Canterbury last year

There are concerns for the safety of Yuri Santana who went missing in October without money or a phone.

01:42
Term 1 has begun for the first college to open in the emerging town of Rolleston.

Town of the future's high school opens with 220 students

Rolleston College is funded as part of a public private partnership.

Fire generic

Large farm shed near Ashburton goes up in flames

At this stage it's unclear whether any animals were in the shed.

01:50
Two departments have committed to exercising for at least 30 minutees a day for a hundred days.

'We should be promoting a healthy existence' - Christchurch Hospital staff get active for better patient care

ED and radiology staff have committed to exercising for 30 minutes a day, for 100 days.

00:48
The Sign of the Kiwi at the junction of Dyers Pass and Summit Road has been closed to the public since the 6.3 magnitude quake.

Landmark Christchurch cafe Sign of the Kiwi re-opens

The cafe, damaged in the 2011 quake, has been lovingly restored to the tune of almost $1m.

Arthur's Pass remains closed after slip

Bad weather is making it hard for contractors to clear the slip.

Man charged after $20m McLaren supercar crashes into ditch near Queenstown

The McLaren F1 was travelling in a convoy of 31 McLaren vehicles from Auckland to Queenstown.

02:23
One farmer, near Waiau has threatened to run the fence down, saying it's hampering recovery efforts.

Barbecues held to check up on North Canterbury farmers post-quake

Council and Civil Defence representatives will be at meetings in Cheviot and Rotherham to answer questions and provide advice.

00:26
The convoy is seen here at Amberley in North Canterbury.

Defence Force to assess landslides before convoy resumes journey to Kaikoura

The 27 trucks are carrying diesel, fresh food, water and other aid supplies.

00:11
Ohau Point is a popular tourist spot on SH1 with visitors stopping to check out the seals sunbathing on the rocky shore line below.

Popular seal colony tourist attraction destroyed by quake

Thankfully most of the seals were out at sea ahead of pupping season.

01:09

Popular Bollywood star delights fans by joining dance troupe at Christchurch Airport

Sidharth Malhotra is keen to try a hangi and play cricket with McCullum.

01:49
'The Fresh Air Project' is the first formal trial of smokefree outdoor dining in New Zealand.

First NZ smokefree outdoor dining trial underway

Twenty cafes from the Canterbury region are taking place in the pilot scheme.

02:06
Canterbury’s new look regional council hasn’t even met yet but it’s already closely being watched.

Canterbury's new look regional council officially sworn in

This year's local body election was the first time since 2007 in which Cantabrians were able to vote for their regional council.

02:06
Canterbury’s new look regional council hasn’t even met yet but it’s already closely being watched.

Slow return to democracy for Canterbury's regional body

ECan's every move will be watched closely after its first elections in nine years.

Bad weather halts search for missing diver off Banks Peninsula

Seddon Ralph Jane has been missing since Saturday morning.

00:40
The lights, at the corner of High and Tuam Streets, will be used to control pedestrian, cycle, vehicle and tram traffic.

Why does a Christchurch intersection have 19 traffic light poles?

The lights, at the corner of High and Tuam Streets, will be used to control pedestrian, cycle, vehicle and tram traffic.

Three arrested after Canterbury police pursuit ends in flames

Officers had to use road spikes to stop the stolen vehicle.

01:44
Production for The Changeover starts next week, with some of the film’s stars treated to a warm Christchurch welcome this morning.

Margaret Mahy teen novel being adapted for the screen 30 years after publication

Production for The Changeover starts next week, with some of the film's stars treated to a warm Christchurch welcome this morning.

02:41
A bit of old-fashioned Kiwi ingenuity by Glen Herud could be a game-changer for the dairy industry, and it's saving big dollars.

Canterbury dairy farmer's new model for milking could save others big bucks

A bit of old fashioned Kiwi ingenuity could be a game changer in the production of our white gold.

02:28
"I want to be one of the people that lead our sport in a movement towards throwing farther than what we are now," Holly Robinson says.

'I want to be one of the people that lead our sport' - Kiwi Paralympian has eyes set on redefining javelin in Rio

Holly Robinson is one of our top para-athletes and is still yet to reach her peak.

00:50
Jonty Gray, 10, was diagnosed in March and today spent some time with former Black Caps captain McCullum.

'He's a cracking bloke, really positive' - Brendon McCullum visits very brave boy fighting leukaemia

Former Black Caps captain McCullum today spent time with Jonty Gray, one very courageous boy.

02:28
Linwood Avenue School principal in Christchurch is getting behind calls to control number of fast food outlets near schools.

Students in fight against fast food joints near schools

There are now at least five fast food outlets near a Christchurch primary school.

Aerial footage: First moment missing tramper is found by rescuers

The 28-year-old man from the UK had been missing in Paparoa National Park since Saturday night.

02:13
It all started with Roa's giant tuatara on Bath Street in 2014. Now, more than 30 murals don the city's walls.

Dunedin's latest attraction: street art. Will Banksy leave his mark?

It all started with street artist Roa's giant tuatara on Bath Street in 2014. Now, more than 30 murals adorn the city's walls.

01:56
The Ashburton Council wants to allow up to 45 litres of water a second to be pumped out for commercial use.

Victory for campaigners against Ashburton's controversial water sale

The Ashburton District Council confirmed today it had backed out of a sale of a site called lot nine.

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