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The new Canterbury Regional Council is set to have a 50-50 gender balance, a younger average age, and people from backgrounds including law, science, farming, insurance and landscape architecture.
Lianne Dalziel says she's grateful for Christchurch's "strong endorsement" of her leadership, after securing a third term wearing the mayoral chains.
About 35 protesters gathered outside the 2019 Petroleum New Zealand Conference in Queenstown today, demanding a stop to fossil fuel expansion.
Christchurch developers hope to win over shoppers and diners with an experience that's the "opposite of the malls", focusing on local fare and sustainability.
Animal welfare activists say there's been little improvement, one year since Greyhound Racing New Zealand admitted there'd been 353 dogs that were euthanised in the 2017/18 season.
Campus Living Villages and the University of Canterbury have fronted media, three days after discovering the death of a student on their watch.
A farmer is lobbying for better protection of the Selwyn riverbed, after plucking more than 400 kilograms of rubbish from it in a few hours.
The Student Volunteer Army will be planting flax along the Fox River, cleaning beaches, repairing tracks, cleaning a community centre - and more.
People are being asked to keep an eye on the sky for the country's favourite chunky wood pigeon after the sixth annual Great Kererū Count got underway on Friday.
Video - After a chance meeting in a DOC hut, four young Cantabrians are flying to Tanzania to climb Mt Kilimanjaro and paraglide off the peak. Video
A street artist whose Auckland mosque attack tribute struck a chord with the public has just completed a second piece on a prominent Christchurch corner.
Tiny house owners are asking how the MBIE can obtain an exemption to the building code so its emergency residential units can have wheels, yet they must go through the full consent process.
A stoush over a home-baked banana choc-chip muffin has landed a Christchurch primary school a formal complaint.
Some tiny house owners are thinking big when it comes to protecting their tenancies and complying with building regulations.
An Ashburton District Councillor of six years wants a tweak to election laws after his nomination for the next council was turfed out on a technicality.
Canterbury Regional Council is about to undertake its first fully democratic election since 2010, when the National government sacked its councillors and replaced them with commissioners.
People's perceptions of Christchurch's city centre urgently need to change, retail consultants say, after a report found shoppers were staying suburban.
About 80 percent of the world's penguin researchers are in Dunedin for the tenth International Penguin Conference, starting today.
Helen Clark told hundreds of people in Christchurch last night New Zealand's long-haul tourism would need strong climate strategy to appeal to climate-conscious tourists.
The solution to kauri dieback could be hiding in compounds from other native plants.
A Christchurch woman is hoping for a "huge shake-up" to Corrections' letter-checking system, after receiving more than 30 abusive, threatening and suicidal letters from a family member in prison.
As Corrections' letter-sending regulations come under scrutiny, lawyers warn it will be difficult to completely stop correspondence from prisoners with extremist views.
Westland District Council could be lumped with a $2.8 million bill and "significant consent applications" to fully protect the Fox River from future rubbish spills.
Environmental activists put their bodies on the railway line in Christchurch today, blocking tracks to highlight the impact of coal on the climate.
Picturesque Arrowtown grapples with some of the worst air quality in Australasia - compared by some locals to Industrial Revolution Britain.