Sam Clarke
Officials won’t talk about what is keeping the level high, but are urging people to remain vigilant.
Small increase in mental health, family violence issues as police remain vigilant in wake of Christchurch attack
Canterbury teen saves 80 cows from death row, starts Givealittle page to fund her 'sanctuary'
Patrons can share their problems with a trained professional while getting a tidy up.
Christchurch barber offers therapy along with haircuts
The Lapstacker could be a game-changer for those who rely on a wheelchair.
Kiwi's invention could revolutionise life for wheelchair users sick of dropping things while on the move
Hundreds of items have gone missing, but arrests are hard to make when the culprit is a cat.
Watch: Cooper the 'cat burglar', responsible for Christchurch crimewave, strikes again
They’re in the country as part of the triennial arachnology congress.
Spider experts from around the world arrive in NZ to hunt for rare species - 'totally fascinated by them'
Some have had a taste of what's to come today, but it's set to get warmer.
New Zealand set to swelter as Australian high heads our way
Some say campers are putting the threatened bird species in even more danger.
Kaikōura council freedom camping site a new threat to endangered banded dotterel - campaigner
Fireworks, big crowds and rowdy celebrations were the norm, but in some areas those areas led to disasters.
Fireworks fails and bonfire blunders - New Year's celebrations that went pear-shaped
Scientists and tourist operators have joined forces to call for better protection of the endangered species.
NZ's endangered Hector's dolphin population stabilises, prompting calls for more protection
The fund comes as one Christchurch firm plans a new initiative to tackle the big problem of used tyres.
Canterbury plant set to turn tyres into valuable by-products
It seems campers at the site north of Westport have had an early visit from St Nick.
Cash left around West Coast camp ground mystifies owners
Isaac Giesen will be going on a 5000km journey as part of the toughest rowing race in the world.
Christchurch man to attempt 5000km solo row across Atlantic Ocean
A dairy cow on a farm (file picture).
Canterbury show's M bovis protection could help other livestock displays continue
Martin Hess and Wolfgang Maier were experienced and respected climbers.
Two mountain guides killed in avalanche near Mt Cook remembered as 'incredible people'
Scientists are trying to reduce the number of redback spiders in the country.
Chemical from female redback spiders could be used to help stop spread of species across NZ
It took an extra three years and millions in funding, but Tūranga will change the face of modern-day libraries.
'New set of memories for a new generation' – five-storey, $92 million library opens in Christchurch
North Canterbury’s Kate Metcalfe was unlucky to find herself on the receiving end of a hostile magpie.
'He took a good peck at me' - woman warns of magpie attacks as breeding season in full flight
They're put to the test every time our power goes out but now their challenge is competing with their peers.
Competition to find NZ's best line mechanic underway
Officials say tahr numbers have to be limited to protect the landscape.
Move to stop cull of around 20,000 South Island tahr gaining support
The Government has launched a plan to tackle child poverty but firms and charities are helping pick up the slack.
School lunch scheme for hungry Christchurch kids is revived
The water’s available for a small donation but some are taking hundreds of litres at a time.
Pristine Christchurch water well's owner to start charging after some take more than their fair share
Georgia Hensley-Smith has the attention of foreign fashionistas.
Christchurch fashion designer, 18, set to take New York and Milan fashion weeks by storm
The processed product could be a boost for flagging wool exports, and a rich source of protein.
Scientists discover new use for sheep wool – cat food
The convention centre is the latest project nearing completion - but when will the city start seeing the long-promised financial boost?
Construction underway on Christchurch's half-billion dollar convention centre - 'A 21st century building'
Industry players say something needs to be done urgently.
Industry leaders say construction companies taking unnecessary risks to secure contracts
Riversdale flats was mistakenly included in  the lease for Mt White Station.
High country station sale to Czech national raises worries over land meant for a National Park
Hector's dolphins frequent the area.
Watch: Concerns restoration work on Lyttleton cruise ship berth could disturb endangered dolphins
Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are wanting to inspire others.
Survivors of Florida school mass shooting meet with Kiwi peers in Christchurch
Doreen Searle was the most one-eyed Canterbury rugby supporter, and loved the team like they were her own.
Crusaders pay tribute to super fan Doreen after her death at 96