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Locals hit hard by the closure of State Highway 1 north of Kaikōura hope its reopening tomorrow will start to ease the pressure they have been under.
The mainland population of hoiho - the yellow-eyed penguin - is at its lowest in 27 years.
A year on from the Kaikōura quake that changed their lives, residents of Hurunui District are among those revisiting the traumatic experience and examining how tough it has made life for them since.
A former council chief executive who resigned pending an investigation into her conduct received an $85,000 severance payment.
Farmland near Timaru which is home to Māori rock art sites is set to be restored by Ngāi Tahu.
Pike River families campaigning for re-entry to the mine are confident that the new government will make it happen.
The future of a coal mine being proposed on West Coast public reserve land near Westport is being argued at the High Court in Christchurch.
The residents of a tiny West Coast town are welcoming the reinstatement of their community constable after a two-year absence marked by a rise in petty crime.
Christchurch still has more rebuilding to do before it can become a suitable refugee settlement location again, Immigration New Zealand says.
The departure of some large companies from the Buller district is putting a strain on the number of community groups needing sponsorship, the mayor says.
North Canterbury farmers are looking at what other uses their quake-damaged land could have, including native planting, beekeeping and tourism.
Children living in the Kaikōura quake zone are beginning to struggle with anxiety and behavioural issues, some Hurunui district schools say.
A plan to get a temporary container mall up and running in earthquake-affected Kaikōura needs money urgently.
A Christchurch man has set up a mock prison cell outside his insurer's office to protest outstanding earthquake insurance claims.
The mental health of children suffering post-earthquake stress dramatically improves with small changes to their school environment, a pilot study shows.
The Hurunui District mayor is concerned only one business in his district is benefiting from a government support grant to help quake hit businesses.
The world's largest airborne observatory has returned to Christchurch for a fourth season, to gather data from stars, planets and galaxies that can be observed only in the Southern Hemisphere.
A Queenstown newspaper naming and shaming drink drivers on its front page could do more harm than good, some local service providers say.
International scientists researching climate change have returned from what is expected to be the largest research voyage in Antarctica this winter.
Christchurch pubs, restaurants and motels expect this weekend's visitor numbers will be unable to compete with the boom of the 2005 Lions' tour.
The service organisation's leaders are putting pressure on a club in Christchurch after discovering it does not allow women to join. Audio
The brother of missing Christchurch builder Michael McGrath is appealing for help to find him, saying they are desperate to get him home.
A lucrative water consent attached to a former wool-scouring plant in Christchurch has been bought by a group of Chinese investors.
A group lobbying for the cathedral's restoration is calling for the government to intervene to speed up a decision on its future. Video
Researchers looking at the recovery of the fire-ravaged Port Hills in Christchurch hope their work will help reduce the impact of future fires.