ChCh residents advised to check neighbours after quake

Cantabrians have been advised to check on friends and neighbours, after the first strong earthquake to rock Christchurch in months.

Auditor-General to look at quake insurance payments

Auditor-General Lyn Provost has confirmed her office will investigate whether the Crown is recovering the maximum possible from insurers for properties purchased by the Crown in the red zone in Christchurch.

Meat blocked at Chinese ports - Labour

A name change for a government ministry has resulted on New Zealand meat being blocked at Chinese ports, Labour has claimed.

Inexperience, alcohol factors in fatal crash

Alcohol and inexperience behind the wheel were factors in a road crash which killed three teenagers, a coroner has found.

Three sought after home invasion

Three sought after home invasion

Police are seeking three men armed with garden tools who carried out a violent home invasion in Waihi overnight.

Sworn cop denied bail

Sworn cop denied bail

A sworn police officer facing a raft of charges relating to the manufacture and distribution of drugs has been denied bail.

Rugby: New partnership for Blues

Rugby: New partnership for Blues

The Blues have announced a new partnership with a private investment company to run the franchise for the next seven years.

League: Warriors and Panthers desperate to win

The Warriors and Panthers share a lot of things, not least of all the fact they are mentored by individuals who not so long ago sat in the opposition coach's box.

Quake rattles Christchurch

A strong earthquake has rocked Christchurch this afternoon - the first to be widely felt in months.

Murder charges laid in burns case

Two men have today been formally charged with murder after a Christchurch man died in hospital from serious burn injuries.

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