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A group of fishermen could be heading to court to fight a plan to use cameras and GPS trackers to monitor commercial trawlers. Audio
Warehousing cows in cubicles is being tested in Canterbury in a bid to stop effluent polluting waterways.
Drinking water is at increasing risk of contamination as more dairy cows are farmed in the district, local residents have been told. Audio
Everybody enjoys a party, but perhaps not the National Party, with a calendar sent out by Gerry Brownlee including the apparent cancellation of New Year's Eve.
The Christchurch City Council has become the third local body to adopt the living wage for those it employs directly.
The debate over whether Christchurch needs a covered stadium has re-ignited after consecutive low turnouts for two of the Crusaders' biggest games of the year.
Christchurch City Council will vote on introducing the $20.20 living wage, but an employers group says it could disadvantage people it's meant to help.
At least 57 flood-hit households in Christchurch are having to find somewhere else to live because their properties are potentially contaminated with raw sewerage.
Leaving Christchurch's water untreated is a "high-risk strategy" that could lead to tens of thousands of people quickly becoming sick, an inquiry has been told.
Floating homes and a barge service are among ideas for what to do with land abandoned after the Canterbury earthquakes.
A colony of 300 critically endangered birds has found an unlikely place to nest - in the middle of a paddock full of dairy cows.
Landowners say new rules on pollution from farms, requiring consents and regular audits, places an unfair cost on smaller properties.
Dairy farmers in Canterbury could be pushed to the brink of bankruptcy by new rules designed to limit pollution, a local farmer says. Audio
Christchurch must be ambitious and make the most of the next three years, an invitation-only city leaders forum has been told.
A sports shirt that tells you how well you're doing press-ups is among inventions either already available, or soon to be.
The Christchurch City Council is considering taking on fast food outlets by offering more healthy options such as tap water and fruit from edible gardens. Audio
Crusaders CEO Hamish Riach is calling for a stadium to be urgently built, but an economics lecturer says the business case does not stack up. Audio
Christchurch's service sector might need to consider hiring sickness beneficiaries, with almost 20,000 new jobs expected over the next three years.
Solid Energy is strongly rejecting any allegations of a cover-up over safety issues at Pike River Mine. Video
Forty thousand hunters are expected to head to the country's estuaries and lakes to try their luck as the season begins tomorrow.
A study is being undertaken to see if a covered stadium in the middle of Christchurch stacks up financially.
A group of Christchurch residents are worried about potentially toxic dust coming from demolition waste produced by the earthquakes.
A funeral operator's plan to run services from a home in a Christchurch suburb has upset residents, and the council is considering legal action. Audio
The controversial 'spray and pray' farming method, being blamed for contaminating waterways in Rangitikei, is being used in Southland.
Swarms of midges are making residents near the city's sewage ponds feel like prisoners in their own homes. Video