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Police officers shouldn't be first port of call for mental health episodes, Police Ass Pres Chris Cahill says.

'No doubt' increase in suicides due to quakes - police

Supt John Price says Canterbury's year-on-year increase is "way out of kilter" with the rest of NZ.

In just 15 minutes, more than 7600 people reported feeling the quake. Credits: Photo - GeoNet; Video - The AM Show

Should Canterbury worry about more earthquakes to come?

There is a 45 percent chance of aftershocks of magnitude 5 to 5.9.

Toilets. (Photo by: Godong/UIG via Getty Images)

New public toilets to be installed on NZ roads

"It's a bit of a horror seen really with overflowing port-a-loos in some cases."

Nurse pushing patient in wheelchair

Teen sentenced over toilet selfie with rest home resident

She had posted the image to her Instagram.


Kiwi cop quits amid probe into texts to vulnerable woman

Police have now apologised over the alleged incident.

There are currently 3600 electrical apprentices nationwide.

Calls for Govt to introduce apprentice quota

The 2011 Canterbury quake rebuild has been labelled a missed opportunity.

Shirley Johnston pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining 13 commissions from the council for work she did not do.

Real estate agent admits $150k property fraud

She claimed commission from the council 13 times for houses she never sold.


Man dies after bus rolls on him in Canterbury

He became trapped under the vehicle at a property in Leithfield.


A reporter's attempt at eating a 1kg doughnut

If you can eat the doughnut in under a hour, you get a refund.

Scribe appeared in the Christchurch District Court on Tuesday.

Scribe's sentencing postponed as new charges revealed

The chart topping hip-hop artist is facing seven new charges.

Looking across city to hills, March 2013

Christchurch council's refusal to tell ratepayers cost of $92m library's touch screen wall

"Now I'm sorry, who doesn't smell a rat there?"

The regional fuel tax has upped prices by an extra 11.5c per litre in Auckland.

South Islanders to Auckland: Quit whinging about the fuel tax

"Oh mate it's a little bloody ridiculous, innit?"

A wheel clamp.

$2.5 million in two years: Why is my university taxing students for parking?

A Canterbury University parking pass for 2019 will cost $475.

The research on the November 2016 7.8 magnitude quake was released this week.

Kaikōura quake a one-in-5000- to 10,000-year event

New research on the 7.8 quake was released this week.

The men used the company BlackfortFX to dupe 900 people into the scheme.

Chch man in $8.3m Ponzi trading scheme jailed

Around 900 people were duped into the scheme.

Shay Barry Webster was jailed for five years and three months after pleading guilty to the manslaughter of Terry Smith.

Killer sent back to jail for breaching parole

Shay Barry Webster pleaded guilty to manslaughter in 2013.

Protesters have been at Simon Pass Station since early Monday morning.

Twelve anti-dairying activists who locked themselves to machinery cut free and arrested

They are protesting a dairy farm conversion in the Mackenzie.

A police car.

Body found in Canterbury homicide investigation

Police said earlier on Saturday they had not found a body.

A police car.

Police investigating homicide haven't found a body

A spokesperson says there is however evidence of a "very serious assault".

Do you think you can eat the 1kg doughnut in under a hour?

Christchurch bakery offers up free doughnuts

If you can eat the giant 1kg doughnut you get it for free.

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