Waimakariri District Council has hit pause on plans to carve up rural land for small subdivisions to ensure the area's rural character is maintained and there is enough farmland for future generations.
Well-known Canterbury farmer Gavin King was killed on Friday after being trapped by a tree. The week before his death he spoke to reporter Susan Sandys about his love of mountain climbing, farming and Mt Everest.
With a guest list made up of Oscar winners and British royalty, James Bond film No Time To Die has finally had its delayed world premiere in London in the cinema's most high profile red carpet since the start of Covid-19.
Greta Thunberg and youth campaigners struck a sceptical tone for this week's climate talks in Italy, saying much has been promised but little done to tackle global warming in almost 30 years since the Earth Summit.