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Man charged with murder of gang member Luke Riddell

He is the second person to be charged in relation to Mr Riddell's death.


Man arrested in relation to gang member Luke Riddell's death

Mr Riddell was shot and killed outside of Christchurch on Saturday.

Armed police surrounded the Hornby property on Tuesday evening.

Christchurch home raided in relation to homicide investigation

Luke Riddell, 28, a King Cobra gang member was shot dead on Saturday.


Bitterly cold snap heading north

It's over a month into spring and winter refuses to let go.

Ten people were admitted to Christchurch Hospital's Emergency Department within 48 hours of each other in September.

31 Christchurch synthetics users hospitalised in last 22 days

Two people remain in intensive care.

Snow in Queenstown last month.

Wintry blast to hit NZ, snow predicted for South Island

Get the winter jackets back out.

Photo Taken In Poland, Poznan

Christchurch's first 'free store' opens

"I see Kairos as being really unique as anyone can rock up whether they're homeless on the street or whether it's a guy turning up in a suit."

Photo Taken In Poland, Poznan

Christchurch's first 'free store'

"There is no exchange of money between any parties."

Watch: Daughter Connie Ready speaks out about her father's abuse.

Revealed: The assault case Gloriavale tried to hide

Clem Ready disciplined his daughters using his open hand and a range of objects.


Police warn of increase in drink-spiking

It comes after a 33-year-old man was charged with drugging two women and sexually assaulting one of them.


The purrfect crime: Notorious shoe thief Cooper the cat strikes again

After a nine-month hiatus, the Rangiora feline has struck again.


Chlorine likely cause of hot water cylinder failures in Christchurch - report

The city's water supply was chlorinated in January.

Ten people were admitted to Christchurch Hospital's Emergency Department within 48 hours of each other in September.

Two deaths from suspected bad batch of synthetic drugs in Christchurch

Nineteen people in total have been admitted to Christchurch Hospital.


Protest group fighting Canterbury water bottling consents

"The consents were issued before we understood the effects of climate crisis."

As of December 2017, 242 inmates with active deportation alerts were serving time in New Zealand prisons.

Renee Duckmanton's murderer claims sentence is unjust

Sainey Marong was found guilty by jury to her murder in April.


Christchurch businessman admits indecent assault of teen girls

His victims include a girl as young as 12.


Four harness racing figures deny race fixing charges

It comes after the police probe into alleged corruption in the industry.

Libby McKay and Mike Brown.

Chief Coroner to revisit death of Christchurch woman Libby McKay

Ms McKay died in 2013 after allegedly falling out of a moving vehicle.

The sun shines bright in the daytime in summer. Blue sky and clouds.

Balmy weather marks the start of daylight saving

"A lot of Aotearoa is looking good."


22,000 litres of wastewater discharged at Sumner Beach

Residents have been warned to stay out of the water.

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