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Christchurch restaurant scraps 'Dump Rings' takeaway bags

"I didn't want to offend anyone."

A bunch of wild daffodils on a bright spring morning.  The flowers are covered in morning dew.  Differential focus on the prominent front flower.

Mild winter brings early onset hayfever to Canterbury

Daffodils are blooming early.


'An absolutely bloody disgrace': Farmers slam MPI's response to M bovis outbreak

MPI has also been accused of overspending.

Tasman were too good for Canterbury in the opening round of the provincial rugby season.

Tasman too good for Canterbury

Canterbury's campaign for a fourth-straight provincial rugby title was dealt an early blow.

Two men were kicked out of Gloriavale after being caught with a cell phone earlier in August.

Family of 11 leave Gloriavale over community's new leadership

They're struggling to find a house to live in.


Kiwi gin makers awarded top international prize

"I think it ruffled a few feathers - we're just a little company from New Zealand."


Christchurch's new must-see dessert

Glow-in-the-dark gelato is the latest craze being whipped up.


Humans not to blame for death of 41 fur seals - DoC

Heavy waves pounding the colony is believed to have killed them.


Timaru man wants NZ to buy South Island high country station

He's urging Kiwis to save Lilybank in the same way they saved an Abel Tasman beach in 2016.

Image: Bear hug, Ashleigh Scully, USA, Finalist 2017, Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year, 11-14 Years

World's best wildlife photos on show in Christchurch

The images highlight nature photography as an art form.


New Christchurch building has column blocking doorway

"It's not a mistake I can assure you."


Christchurch man with 29,000 child sex images jailed

Corey Challis was caught when his boss found them on his work laptop.

Eleven people have been taken to hospital after the chemical spill in Christchurch.

Eleven transported to Christchurch hospital after chemical spill

Organic peroxide spilled at a heating company.


SPCA investigating after disturbing video of students laughing at injured cat

"These recent videos highlight how critical it is to educate and break the cycle of cruelty in our country."

Closeup of a pair of juvenile Keas against a soft green background. Photographed in the wild at Arthur's Pass, New Zealand.

Darfield couple blame DoC for pet kea death

"I've never heard them scream like that before."


Child sex offender jailed for 17 years

A Judge disagreed he was at a low-risk of reoffending.


Christchurch mum's warning after heater fire in daughter's bedroom

"We were extremely lucky... if she hadn't woken up, and it might have been a different story."

NZ police

Teens in hospital after crash

Police say the accident involved a car and two pedestrians.

An alarming amount of drink drivers being caught in North Canterbury.

Canterbury police disappointed by number of daytime drink drivers

Targeting rural areas has proven alarming.


Christchurch mum calls police on son after finding stolen items

She is being praised by police.

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