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Sam Clarke

01:33
Patrons can share their problems with a trained professional while getting a tidy up.

Christchurch barber offers therapy along with haircuts

Patrons can share their problems and get advice from a trained professional after getting a tidy up.

01:35
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

The moggy mastermind has nabbed over 130 shoes from nearby properties.

01:47
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

Parts of the country face five 30 degree-plus days in a row.

01:59
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

Ailsa Howard says introducing people to the birds' habitat opens them up to the risk of being stepped on or being attacked by other predators.

01:28
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

Among them was a spectacular light show that no one asked for.

01:16
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

Environmental technology company Eneform is set to have a plant set up in Rolleston next year.

01:11
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

Visitors at the camping ground north of Westport woke to find $6800 placed around the site.

01:45
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

Isaac Giesen will be taking on the toughest rowing race in the world.

01:46
Martin Hess and Wolfgang Maier were experienced and respected climbers.

Two mountain guides killed in avalanche near Mt Cook remembered as 'incredible people'

Martin Hess and Wolfgang Maier were described as well-respected climbers.

01:21
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

The species has spread across central Otago and parts of the North Island, threatening the native katipo, skinks and rare insects.

01:35
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

North Canterbury’s Kate Metcalfe was unlucky to find herself on the receiving end of a hostile magpie.

01:17
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

The event's organisers are also hoping it'll draw in the next generation to fill the constant need for good workers.

01:46
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

Officials say tahr numbers have to be limited to protect the landscape.

01:41
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 lunchbox scheme was financially stretched but has been taken up by another enterprise.

01:42
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 processed product could be a boost for flagging wool exports, and a rich source of protein.

01:43
Industry players say something needs to be done urgently.

Industry leaders say construction companies taking unnecessary risks to secure contracts

Contractors are meeting in Wellington later this month to discuss the changes needed to provide stability to the industry.

01:51
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

Land Information NZ has approved the sale of the 40,000 hectare Mt White Station near Arthurs Pass.

01:40
Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are wanting to inspire others.

Survivors of Florida school mass shooting meet with Kiwi peers in Christchurch

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are wanting to inspire others.

01:43
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

Crusaders captain Sam Whitelock said Doreen Searle was always quick with a hug and a kiss for the players.

01:47
Perpetual Guardian’s 240 employees spent two months working four days a week, and most said it worked for them.

Kiwi company trials four-day working week for more 'energised, engaged workforce'

Perpetual Guardian founder Andrew Barnes suggests other companies to follow suit.

01:58
Video from the farm was secretly filmed by animal rights activists.

Investigation underway after complaint about 'cruel' sow stalls on South Island pig farm

Video from the farm was secretly filmed by animal rights activists.

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