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Banks Peninsula locals' fight to save the white-flippered penguins

Eighty percent of the penguins were wiped out 30 years ago.


Remembering Christchurch, eight years since the devastating 6.3 earthquake

A memorial service held a minute's silence for the 185 lives lost

Isaac Giesen has become the first Kiwi to solo row across the Atlantic Ocean.

First Kiwi to row solo across Atlantic completes gruelling journey

He spent 70 days, 90 hours and 37 minutes alone at sea.

Watch: Nelson helicopter pilot meets boy behind stunning fire painting.

Mystery heroes drive 5.5 hours to Tasman fire to deliver curries

Firefighters want to track down the Christchurch locals, who made the trip two nights in a row.

Paul Tainui, previously Paul Wilson.

Revealed: How David Bain's double-murdering groomsman 'duped' the prison system

"He pulled the wool over their eyes."

What things are more likely to happen than winning Lotto?

Christchurch man gobsmacked by $5.5m Lotto win

"The whole thing was just so surreal and life-changing."


Man sentenced for stabbing friend's dog Skipper with filleting knife

Skipper's owner found him lying in a pool of blood.


Christchurch man severs hand with skill saw

He is in a critical condition at Christchurch Hospital.

An unauthorised transaction understood to be in the millions of dollars has taken place.

NZ police, FBI investigate Cryptopia hack

The trading company faced big losses after the security breach.


'Being male ain't easy': Kiwi accountant blasted for 'offensive' newsletter

The publication mocked beneficiaries and downplayed gender inequality issues.

Watch: Rural Exchange host Hamish McKay talks to Duncan Garner about how he was affected by a farm accident.

Man seriously injured after bull attack

It's the second attack in Canterbury within six months.


Hanmer Springs first NZ town to become smokefree

The six month trial begins on Thursday.


Total fire ban issued for Christchurch

"The risk of fire is now extreme."


'Spy toilet': Man filmed men's genitals at mall bathrooms

The migrant stored his explicit content in a folder named 'Spy Toilet' and now faces deportation.

The SPCA started an investigation after a kitten taped inside a small box was thrown from a moving car.

Cat found alive after being thrown from Canterbury cliff in a sack

Thomas the cat's family are distraught.

The President has been left "defaced and discarded" after the attack.

Donald Trump urinal image destroyed at Canterbury pub

The President has been left "defaced and discarded" after the attack.

The driver was able to separate the truck from its trailers before the fire took hold.

Highway horror: Truck driver's lucky escape after trailer catches fire

He kept driving, with the trailer ablaze, until he found somewhere safe to stop.


Watch: 'Oh my God' - Canterbury bus passengers in awe at massive blaze out window

A truck caught fire with the driver inside.


Canterbury town reaches highest temperature ever

A number of other NZ spots were also scorched today.

Fortuna, a five-month-old grey tabby cat was found under the bonnet of a Christchurch rental car on Monday.

Kitten found in Christchurch rental car bonnet

"He is a long way from home."

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