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Addington School cleaner Karen Barry goes above and beyond for the pupils inside the rooms she cleans.

Inspirational notes from Christchurch school cleaner warm students' hearts

"She does it just to make you feel better."

Christchurch's Middleton Grange School.

Christchurch principal defends 'Dress as refugees' day

The Race Relations Commissioner says it is "well-intentioned but ignorant".

A Christchurch man has been charged with sexual violation.

Christchurch dance school masseur charged with sexual violation

The 52-year-old man will appear in court tomorrow.

Mary 'Dot' Judkin passed away on Sunday four days after her 108th birthday.

Christchurch woman, one of NZ's oldest, dies at 108

Her secret to a long life? Eating her five-plus a day.

A number of highly populated cities are also situated along this narrow strip, including Toronto, Toulouse, Sapporo, Milwaukee and Trelew in Argentina.

Why a Chinese space station is more likely to hit Christchurch than Auckland

The station, carrying potentially toxic chemicals, is spiralling down towards the earth.

Insp Tony Hill said officers returned to Hillmorton about 10:40pm to follow up on the alleged assault.

Police defend hospital incident response

Police say they headed to a more urgent incident after being told the person who allegedly attacked three nurses in a Christchurch hospital had been restrained.

The Government announced the changes to the EQC Act on Tuesday.

Govt revamps EQC Act in bid to speed up claims process

The changes will come into effect by July next year.

Matti McEachen was killed in the Southern Ink building when it collapsed in the 2011 earthquake.

Christchurch real estate agent not guilty of quake death

"It's an unbelievable decision... it's absolutely gut-wrenching," the deceased man's father said.

Already driver-less vehicles and planes are being tested in New Zealand.

Is driver-less transport the way of the future in NZ?

Kiwi businesses are zeroing in on the new tech, predicted to become a multi-billion dollar industry.

The CTV building collapse accounted for the bulk of the quake's 185 deaths.

'One year and a day law' heads to Cabinet

The law influenced the decision not to prosecute over the CTV building collapse.

Police were called at 6:21am, and a helicopter is en route from Christchurch.

Two dead in crash north of Amberley

Three others were injured, with one in a critical condition.

Cam Preston, who was spied on in Christchurch.

Government to look into use of spies by State agencies

Doug Martin will lead an inquiry into Southern Response.

Watch Patrick Gower's report on Christchurch spying.

Greenpeace calls for Govt inquiry into Christchurch spying to include MBIE

It says its staff were spied on for years.

The 18-year-old boy had planned to ram a car into a group of people and stab them.

Teen who planned terror attack in Christchurch 'making progress'

He is attending counselling sessions at a mosque.

Lyttelton Port workers protesting on Tuesday.

Lyttelton Port strike means major disruption for South Island

The port handles more than half of the South Island's container volume, including 70 per cent of imports.

The queues as people are rescreened at Christchurch Airport.

Security breach causes mass delays at Christchurch Airport

Some flights have been delayed by up to an hour.


Chinese water exporter drills bore in Christchurch

A community action group has now launched legal action, saying it puts the city's water supply at risk.

Police issued a warning a about N-Ethylpentylone on Tuesday.

13 hospitalised after taking drugs they thought were MDMA

Christchurch Police have issued yet another warning about N-Ethylpentylone.

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Christchurch Boys principal responds to upskirt photo

Rule changes have been administered after a video of a teacher was uploaded to a porn site.

A self-piloted air taxi is being tested in Canterbury.

World-first air taxi to be tested in Canterbury

There are hopes it could lead to a fully operational fleet in years to come.