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Watch:  The Housing Minister defended the Government purchasing seven unsold KiwiBuild houses.

Twyford defends Government purchasing seven unsold houses

The Housing Minister also said he's 'giving thought' to a rent-to-buy programme.

Watch: PM Jacinda Ardern refuses to stand by major KiwiBuild goal.

KiwiBuild fails to attract any buyers in Canterbury

The Government may have to buy them because of its underwrite scheme.

Protesters outside the ECAN debate, where the decision was passed to declare Canterbury officially in 'climate emergency'.

ECAN declares Canterbury in official state of 'climate emergency'

The crowd went wild after the decision was passed.

Watch: Saturday's WeatherWatch update

Stormy weather brings gales and bitterly cold temperatures to NZ

A severe weather warning has been issued for Canterbury region.

Cows were left without enough water in their quarantined area.

Cows euthanised after M bovis lockdown

The farmers were unable to move the cows, despite the dire situation.


Man in critical condition after bull attack in Canterbury

He was taken to Christchurch Hospital.

Mitchell Alexander on The AM Show.

Sterilisation scare: Three more DHBs used unsterilised equipment in surgery

Hawke's Bay Hospital's not the only one.

Images of the Christchurch terror attack.

What it was like to be a Christchurch primary teacher during terror attack

"I swallowed my fear because I'm a teacher. And it's my job to protect the children."

She became separated from her companions while returning from Nina Hut.

Missing Canterbury tramper Brigitte Visagie found alive

Police say she's "safe and well".


NZTA says no to Mandarin traffic signs

Adding Chinese characters could be distracting, NZTA says.

Police commissioner Mike Bush says giving advice to people about what kind of events to hold and how to hold them is "absolutely the right thing to do".

University of Canterbury street processions cancelled

The University says it takes the safety and wellbeing of staff seriously.

Map of Mt Lancelot

Body of missing tramper recovered near Arthur's Pass

Two other trampers raised the alarm after he'd become separated from them.


Junior doctors announce massive five-day strike for April

Between 2,500 and 3,000 doctors will walk off their jobs.

Heath Morris, left, on Friday was jailed for a minimum of 13 years for murdering his friend Oliver Johnston, right.

Teen who killed friend as he slept jailed for 13 years

The victim's family say they have seen no signs of remorse.


Fake banknotes circulating Canterbury prompt warning

Upwards of 50 counterfeit bills were accepted over the past fortnight.

Watch: Sharp drop in temperatures on the way

New Zealand to get sub-zero temperatures over next few days

Better get that electric blanket out.

Watch: Why measles might still get you, even if you're vaccinated

Three quarters of NZ measles cases occurring in unvaccinated people

Experts say it's to be expected.

Watch: A Rangiora mother is pleading for other Cantabrians to get vaccinated against measles.

MMR vaccine eligibility widened as measles outbreak spreads

Our remote location is no longer a barrier, says a Kiwi suffering the long-term effects of polio.

Watch: A Rangiora mother is pleading for other Cantabrians to get vaccinated against measles.

Passengers flying to Christchurch exposed to measles

Anyone who was on the flight is advised to check they're immunised - and quarantine themselves if not.

Rain maps show heavy falls are on their way.

'Atmospheric river' bringing monster storm to New Zealand this week

Flooding and slips are anticipated.

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