Kurt Bayer

Ski tragedy: 'I screamed till I couldn't scream no more'

Ski tragedy: 'I screamed till I couldn't scream no more'

The skier who witnessed his fellow adventurer, compatriot, and "great friend" plunge 600m to his death near the summit of Aoraki-Mt Cook has given a first, harrowing account of what happened.

Woman still in coma after glacier fall

Woman still in coma after glacier fall

The family of an outdoor adventurer who fell 300m down a South Island glacier are worried as she has yet to recover consciousness after Sunday's accident.

Christchurch school mourns 'passionate' teacher

Christchurch school mourns 'passionate' teacher

A Canterbury school mourning the loss of a "devoted and passionate" teacher who was accidentally run over and killed by her husband last night.

Pike River: Work to recover bodies starts this weekend

Pike River: Work to recover bodies starts this weekend

Work to recover the 29 miners whose bodies are entombed in the Pike River coalmine begins this weekend.

Family relieved at guilty plea

Family relieved at guilty plea

The family of murdered Ashburton mum Sina Nerisa Solomona is glad her teenage killer has pleaded guilty today and saved them from enduring a distressing murder trial.

Dalziel calls for audit of city finances

Dalziel calls for audit of city finances

New Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel has wasted no time in calling for an independent audit of the crippled city's books.

Dad suffers One Direction for daughters

Dad suffers One Direction for daughters

Dedicated dad Craig Brook suffered 7,000 screaming, swooning One Direction fans last night as the noise in the CBS Canterbury Arena approached jet-plane engine levels.

Christchurch school closure 'unlawful'

Christchurch school closure 'unlawful'

A tiny Christchurch school that today won a David vs Goliath legal battle against a government-forced closure is hosting a victory party tonight.

Child killer vows to appeal sentence

Child killer vows to appeal sentence

The family of schoolgirl Jade Bayliss, murdered by double child killer Jeremy McLaughlin in 2011, have welcomed his lengthy sentence - but he has vowed to appeal.

Instructor praised after chopper crash

Instructor praised after chopper crash

The instructor in yesterday's helicopter training crash has been praised for his quick actions in averting a double fatality.