Murder accused hears ‘loud bang’ the night Ihaka Stokes died

The de facto stepfather of Christchurch infant Ihaka Stokes told police just minutes after his death how he heard a "loud bang" and thought the toddler had fallen in his cot and hit his head.
Ohinetahi Reserve has been given the funding to help with the years worth of damage done by the Port Hills fires.
A troublesome alleyway between Aurora St and Buchanans Rd is to remain open to the public.
Akaroa residents have been instrumental in raising $800,000 for the health hub, making the $2.5m needed an achievable goal.

Police seek owners of recovered property

Police recovered a large amount of stolen items from a property on Tancreds Rd recently. Now they are seeking the owners of the stolen goods.

Restoring hearing rewarding work

Rolleston audiologist Brenna Sincock recently returned from five days volunteering in the Cook Islands where she helped people, often with severe hearing problems.

Pupils help rejuvenate reserve

Governors Bay School pupils spent last week getting seeds ready to be planted in the fire damaged Ohinetahi Reserve.

Rangi student NZ Opera ambassador

A student from Rangi Ruru Girls School has become a student ambassador with the NZ Opera.

Artists raise money for Lyttelton School

To help raise money for the school's technology subject artists are helping with a silent auction to raise money for the school.

Sumner surfers set to put on show

Sumner surfers will hope to steal the show at the New Brighton Duke Festival of Surfing this weekend.

Burnside make it five in a row

Burnside High School have continued its charge towards another national volleyball crown with its fifth consecutive title at the Canterbury championships on Sunday.

Rangi Ruru edge rivals in touch tornament

In a nail biting final, Rangi Ruru edged its old rivals St Margaret's 6-5 in the Secondary Schools Super Touch competition on Wednesday.

Relive the memories of your favourite movies

Movie-inspired travel remains a booming travel trend

Mercedes-Benz cabriolet for fun in the sun

A flick of a switch and go topless

Cruise on the smartest ship at sea

By any measure, it’s a colossus and it’s coming to a port near you. After all, this is a ship that cracks 19,900 eggs a day in its main kitchen.

Lexus hybrid a true touring car

Columnist Ross Kiddie found the Lexus power and economy is quite satisfying, although the concierge at a hotel struggled to figure out how to start it.