Sainey Marong was found guilty at the Christchurch High Court in February of Renee Duckmanton's murder. He was sentenced to life imprisonment today.
NZ Aged Care released findings it says show over half of DHBs are delaying rest home access to people deemed high risk.
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.
Escorted convoys finally gave access to the Tasman town after large slips cut off the only way in last week.
Madeline Graham has headed to the ice, after a final rehearsal in Christchurch in the midst of the heatwave.
MetService meteorologist Andy Best says the reading was taken at 9am, at Christchurch Airport, and no rain was detected at all.
Baby Aaliyah Chand died from two skull fractures, internal bleeding and severe facial bruising in January 2015.