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

Christchurch on track for gloomiest June ever

The Garden City has seen less than an hour of sunlight a day on average.


Man accused of stabbing police dog pleads not guilty

Kosmo received a blood transfusion after the attack, which ultimately saved his life.


Could this be Christchurch's dumbest criminal?

"Some punk I guess you could say tried to smash the window."

Royce Edwards has been fined $1000 for streaking at the Warriors vs Manly Sea Eagles game in Christchurch.

Warriors streaker fined $1000

He did it to 'win a trip'.


Canterbury sportsman jailed for child porn

The content has been described as at the worst level of child sex abuse.

The new designs for Christchurch's Cathedral Square were released on Wednesday.

New designs for Christchurch's Cathedral Square released

Getting people back into the once iconic space is a priority.

Police are investigating a dairy robbery in Templeton.

Police investigating Templeton dairy robbery

They are asking for the public's help to identify the men involved.

A Collective Voice shows how people of different cultures can come together as one.

Migrants get voices heard in new Christchurch art exhibition

A Collective Voice tells the tales of people who've started a new life here.


Child rapist won't move next to Christchurch school after community's concerns

No final decision had been made into his future placement, however.


Person killed in suspicious house fire in Christchurch

Their death is unexplained, police say.

The Building Practitioners Board found Ronald Carmichael incorrectly quoted a client.

Christchurch builder overcharged client $100,000

He was found to be negligent and incompetent.


EQC report reveals 'major issues' holding back claim settlements

More staff will be hired as well as increased Government monitoring.

Methamphetamine also known as crystal meth

Police raid uncovers huge meth, money and marijuana haul

Thousands of dollars and a cannabis-growing operation were found at the Christchurch gang house.

Adrian Orr.

Govt should accept more private investment - Reserve Bank Governor

Adrian Orr says politics is getting in the way of building up New Zealand's infrastructure.


Spate of Christchurch rental burglaries spark warning

Six have been linked over the last week.

Kosmo is being monitored by a police vet and many undergo further surgery to check for internal damage.

Canterbury police dog stabbed on the job

"Kosmo had lost a lot of blood, I thought he was a goner."

Norm Withers told The AM Show for the Government to repeal the three strike law is a bad idea.

Three strike repeal won't work - victim rights advocate

"They have plenty of opportunities and they just don't reform."

The original Commonwealth Games venue was destroyed in the earthquake.

Christchurch flaunts new $38m QEII pool complex

The original Commonwealth Games venue was destroyed in the earthquake.


The Palms mall in Christchurch reopened ater incident

People were evacuated after police received a threat.


Christchurch mall becomes NZ's first to allow pets

"No dogs pooped on site at all," but there were a few "wee" accidents.