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'Is this going to continue forever?'

"It was just another earthquake I could do nothing about." The latest quake has left Christchurch man Michael wondering what the future holds for the city.

People vulnerable after Chch quake - mayor

Today's magnitude 5.7 earthquake is a huge setback for the confidence of the city but it has been lucky to escape with no major damage, Mayor Lianne Dalziel says.

Chch quake - what you need to know

A "severe" magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck Christchurch at 1.13pm today. Find out the latest updates on roads, infrastructure, schools and hospitals here.

Lydia Ko does it again

Lydia Ko has successfully defended her New Zealand Open title at the Clearwater Golf Club in Christchurch.

Large scrub fire in Upper Hutt

Fire services are trying to bring a scrub fire in Upper Hutt under control with 17 appliances working to contain it.

Christchurch quake, how it unfolded

There was an immediate flow of comments and reaction following this afternoon's quake east of Christchurch. See how it unfolded here:

Nations still divided over Syria

International divisions over Syria have resurfaced at the Munich conference where Russia has rejected charges by France and the US it's bombing civilians.

Big blow for NZ against Australia

A big blow for New Zealand in the last over of the day with McCullum falling to Marsh on day three of the first cricket Test between New Zealand and Australia. See how it all unfolded here:

Police release kidnapper description

A description of the man who pulled a five-year-old girl into his car on Friday morning has been released by police, who are still searching for the car.

Missing information in cannabis bid - Dunne

Health officials tried unsuccessfully to get what they needed to approve Helen Kelly's medicinal cannabis, according to Peter Dunne.

Zero hour workers 'utterly vulnerable'

The government has given in to business interests and broken its promise to workers to outlaw zero-hour contracts, the Public Service Association says.

Cyclone Winston predicted to hit Fiji's southern Lau group

Fiji's Southern Lau group is expected to experience its second category three cyclone of the year within the next few days.

Scalia's death upends US presidential race

United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia - one of most conservative members of the country's highest court - has died, aged 79.

NZ in trouble at Basin Reserve

New Zealand finished day three of the opening cricket Test against Australia in the poorest possible fashion with the loss of captain Brendon McCullum in the final act of the day.


Flower power

Providing forty thousand purple hydrangea heads for a Saudi Arabian wedding has been one of the more memorable orders for this flower exporter.

Treating mental health online

In need of a pocket councilor? Ellen Falconer and Mava Moayyed take a look at the burgeoning industry for mental health apps.

What's your favourite love song?

New Zealand musicians speak to The Wireless about their favourite love songs of all time.

Insults fly as Beehive creaks back to life

Power Play - The wheels of Parliament have creaked back into life, with MPs back in their seats chucking newly orchestrated insults at each other with glee. (COMMENTS)

Driverless cars and Twitter woes

Our tech correspondent Peter Griffin weighs in on driverless cars and the trouble brewing in Twitter-land. 

Could Alzheimers disease be preventable?

Alzheimers Disease and other forms of dementia may not be an inevitable part of ageing but preventable with some simple lifestyle changes, according to Professor David Smith. (AUDIO)

My year of darkness

What’s it like when you lose your grip on reality? Charlotte-Rose Ruddell writes about her journey into psychosis, and coming back out the other side.

More Features

Coast to Coast record breakers

Two Christchurch school boys have become the youngest competitors to finish the Coast to Coast adventure race. (VIDEO)

Media biased towards Key in 2014 - researcher

Media were biased towards Prime Minister John Key during the last election according to new research on images in the media.

No love lost over St Valentine's Day

Pakistanis have been urged by their president not to observe Valentine's Day, the romantic holiday that hardline Muslim clerics want banned.

Burling and Tuke ahead of the pack

New Zealand sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke remain well out in front heading into the last day of the 49er World Championships in Clearwater, Florida.

Hunt continues for man who snatched five-year-old

A massive police hunt continues today in Palmerston North for the man who snatched a five-year-old girl off the street yesterday morning as she walked to school. (VIDEO)

Iwi votes against selling Shelly Bay land

A Wellington-based iwi trust has not received the votes it needed to go ahead with plans to sell waterfront land at Shelly Bay. (AUDIO)

Insults fly as Beehive creaks back to life

Power Play - MPs are back in their seats chucking new insults at each other with glee, writes Chris Bramwell. (COMMENTS)

Lack of workers hamper UFB roll-out

Only half the required workforce is available for installing ultra fast broadband, a telecommunications forum has been told. (AUDIO)

Stock demand up after drought breaks

Rain in North Otago has got the grass growing again after 16 months of drought and created a strong demand for stock.

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The Birds

From our mountain parrot, the kea, to the bush-dwelling pipipi, to the urban house sparrow, a collection of bird stories and songs.

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