Lisa Davies

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Sainey Marong strangled 22-year-old Duckmanton before burning her body, and today was put in prison for a minimum of 18 years.

'Rot in there you maggot': Anger in court as butcher who murdered Christchurch sex worker, jailed for at least 18 years

Sainey Marong was found guilty at the Christchurch High Court in February of Renee Duckmanton's murder. He was sentenced to life imprisonment today.

Hawke's Bay DHB refute claims vulnerable elderly forced to wait for bed at rest homes

NZ Aged Care released findings it says show over half of DHBs are delaying rest home access to people deemed high risk.

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Christchurch infrastructure company Fulton Hogan came up with the innovative concept four years ago.

Old oil containers turned into new asphalt-like product Plastiphalt in Christchurch

The plastic used was previously considered to be un-recyclable.

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One of the biggest sporting events to ever hit Christchurch begins today, and will continue for the next four weeks.

Christchurch's Golden Oldies Games amasses over 5000 mature athletes

One of the biggest sporting events to ever hit Christchurch begins today.

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Christchurch infrastructure company Fulton Hogan came up with the innovative concept four years ago.

Mountain of un-recyclable plastic turned into roading product 'Plastiphalt'

Christchurch infrastructure company Fulton Hogan came up with the innovative concept four years ago.

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The pilot walked away uninjured.

Drama at Warbirds Over Wanaka as WWII plane crashes during display

A Yak 3, a WW2 Soviet fighter aircraft, has crashed while taxiing along the runway.

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Christchurch Boys’ High School student Brigham Rewai-Couch, 17, is on his way to South Africa, where his great grandfather was denied entry because of the apartheid in 1949.

First XV star righting wrongs at world champs in honour of Maori great granddad who was denied All Blacks tour due to apartheid

Christchurch Boys High School student Brigham Riwai-Couch is on his way to South Africa, 69 years after his great granddad Ben Couch was denied entry to the country.

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Workers numbering 200 brought the country's third largest port to a standstill yesterday.

Striking Lyttelton port workers set to get back around negotiating table

Workers numbering 200 brought the country's third largest port to a standstill yesterday.

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A planned 13-day strike is expected to have a huge impact.

Lyttelton Port workers strike after failed pay and safety talks

Rail and Maritime Transport Union members could stay out for another 13 days.

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Escorted convoys finally gave access to the Tasman town after large slips cut off the only way in last week.

Desperate Takaka locals finally return home after land slips from Cyclone Gita blocked them out

Escorted convoys finally gave access to the Tasman town after large slips cut off the only way in last week.

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Large slips and rockfalls are blocking State Highway 1 near Kaikoura, while the West Coast was also hit.

'I was really freaked out' – Gita leaves big mess in South Island

Large slips and rockfalls are blocking State Highway 1 near Kaikoura, while the West Coast was also hit.

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Just weeks after one major storm, West Coast residents are anxiously awaiting another.

Cyclone Gita: 'Started crying, started yelling, started screaming'

Just weeks after one major storm, West Coast residents are anxiously awaiting another.

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1 NEWS’ Lisa Davies caught up with Madeline Graham as she rehearsed in Christchurch.

Top Royal NZ Ballet dancer performing in Antarctica to help raise awareness around climate change

Madeline Graham has headed to the ice, after a final rehearsal in Christchurch in the midst of the heatwave.

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Fire damage to the factory means more than 30 tonnes of beef skin must be removed before it rots.

Noses out of joint as fire-damaged gelatin factory tries getting rid of semi-processed beef

Fire damage to the factory means more than 30 tonnes of beef skin must be removed before it rots.

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Four teams from around the world competed in the Hagley Park Polo Tournament.

For the first time in 30 years polo makes a return to Christchurch's Hagley Park

Four teams from around the world competed in the Hagley Park Polo Tournament.

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The blaze took hold behind the Central Otago resort town at the start of this month.

Exclusive: Cause of massive Wanaka scrub fire that consumed 200 hectares of hill country finally revealed

It comes after a two week long investigation by Fire and Emergency New Zealand.

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The families spent an emotional two-and-a-half hours with police today.

Families of CTV collapse victims emerge from 'emotional' meeting with police vowing to 'fight for justice'

"This is not how this story ends," says a man whose wife died in the collapse.

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University of Otago research surveyed more than 70,000 people.

One in five elderly Kiwis are chronically lonely, study says

Age Concern Canterbury isn't surprised by the findings, and has seen a spike in demand for their social services.

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Councils around NZ are keeping an eye on water supplies, as a long-standing record tumbles in Christchurch.

Forty-six days without rain in Christchurch sees 63-year record for consecutive dry days broken

MetService meteorologist Andy Best says the reading was taken at 9am, at Christchurch Airport, and no rain was detected at all.

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A new monitoring programme in Antarctica will help researchers learn more about the top ocean predator.

The secret life of killer whales set to be revealed

A new monitoring programme in Antarctica will help researchers learn more about the top ocean predator.

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Shayal Upashna Sami,

'The injuries were inflicted in a moment of anger, frustration': Crown opens case against babysitter accused of baby's murder

Baby Aaliyah Chand died from two skull fractures, internal bleeding and severe facial bruising in January 2015.

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People today walked, biked and ran to meet in the middle of a new 12 km trail that will link Christchurch city with the sea.

Christchurch's 'red zone' celebrates construction milestone

People today walked, biked and ran to meet in the middle of a new 12 km trail that will link Christchurch city with the sea.

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The number has risen 10 per cent in the past year, and the city mission expects the problem to get worse.

'We'd love to do ourselves out of a job' - Christchurch mission experiences spike in bed demand from homeless

People seeking beds in the city mission has risen 10 per cent in the last year.

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Six of the endangered native parrots have been killed by motorists in the past few months.

New warning signs to help motorists avoid killing kea

Six of the endangered native parrots have been killed by motorists in the past few months.

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