A group of tourism leaders has written to State-owned Enterprises Minister Winston Peters urging a restart of the Tranz Alpine tourist train.
- A dark cloud will continue to loom over the future of Canterbury Museum and its collections if the facility is not upgraded.
- A Canterbury farmer has discovered a colony of rare, endangered long-tailed bats on his farm.
- New Zealand permanent resident Deepu Sudha is pleading with the government to approve a private charter flight from India which is his only hope of getting home to Christchurch.
- The police armed response teams that operated in Canterbury and other regions earlier this year failed to record their callouts properly on almost every occasion during the trial's first two months.
- People are being warned not to collect or eat shellfish from a large section of Christchurch's coastline because they may contain a nasty toxin.
There is still one active case of Covid-19 in New Zealand, but there have now been 15 consecutive days of no new cases to report.
- A quick-thinking 12-year-old boy and smoke alarms saved an Invercargill family from potential disaster in an early-morning house fire.
- It's a wintry start to the weekend, with temperatures plummeting and snow falling in parts of the South Island affecting major roads.
- A single tea bag, a clothing label and a burned sock were vital clues that led to finding trampers Jessica O'Connor and Dion Reynolds alive and well.
- Seven staff at Mid Canterbury's tourism promotion agency have been made redundant as the Methven i-SITE closes and tourism promotion changes.
- If you've ever stopped in Ashburton to buy a good book before a long trip, it was probably Helen Bruce who sold or recommended it to you.
- A group of tourism leaders has written to State-owned Enterprises Minister Winston Peters urging a restart of the Tranz Alpine tourist train.
Dan Carter, the proud Cantabrian now in the unfamiliar colours of Blue, won't have his family cheering him on if he suits up for his new team against the Crusaders this season.
- If at first you don't succeed, try and try again - how the Blues signed Dan Carter on the third attempt.
- Ruapuna-contracted sprintcar driver Matt Leversedge has claimed a big win without even climbing behind the wheel.
- It may be a hard pill to swallow for Crusaders fans but it's now a reality - Dan Carter has signed with the Blues and was today already training with the Auckland-based side.
Matt Vickers, the former husband of Lecretia Seales and Yes For Compassion spokesman, writes a letter to his late wife Lecretia Seales on the fifth anniversary of her death.
- A Christchurch art gallery has apologised and pulled down controversial art after complaints the works appropriated Māori culture.
- The government chose Christchurch's central library, Turanga, as the venue to announce a $60 million cash injection for NZ libraries on Friday.
- Celebrate Queen’s Birthday weekend with a fun-filled day close to home.
Using tear gas or pepper spray to subdue protesters will only help spread the coronavirus in the middle of a pandemic, infectious disease experts warn, urging law enforcement to abandon the...
- Prosecutors will increase the murder charge against the police officer accused of pressing his knee against George Floyd's neck, and now will level charges against three other officers at the scene.
- Facebook employees have walked away from their work-from-home desks and took to Twitter to accuse chief executive Mark Zuckerberg of inadequately policing President Donald Trump's posts as strictly as the rival platform has done.
- South Korea is testing a new quick response code system to log visitors at high-risk entertainment facilities, restaurants and churches in a bid to track coronavirus cases and prevent further spread of the disease.