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Report reveals cause of Steve Askin’s Port Hills helicopter crash

The helicopter crash which killed pilot Steve Askin was caused by monsoon bucket cables flying up into the tail rotor, an investigation has found.

State tenants against sell-off

Bryndwr residents have started a petition to block the sale of 358 state houses in their community.

Reserve land exchange to go ahead

The exchange of the reserve status on part of Rolleston Reserve for land at Foster Park has been approved by Conservation Minister Maggie Barry. The land will be used to develop the town centre.

Boaties oppose jumping wharf

Magazine Bay berth-holders have slammed the idea of a jumping platform as boat owners say the dilapidated marina is not a place to swim.

28 books over 30 years

Over her lifetime Marlene Bennetts has contemplated giving up writing more than once, but she always picks up the pen and keeps writing. Her husband the reason behind her motivation.

‘Black hole’ bureaucracy

A residents' association has criticised a community board over its lack of action on uncompleted projects. One of them being a new community centre, which is four years and nine months overdue.

Treasured family ute gets makeover

The Toyota Hilux has been part of Rubecca Soper-Hazlett life for years and now it has been giving a $20,000 upgrade thanks to the touching history of the ute.

Battered eastern road keeps flooding

After more than a year of repairs to the road and stopbanks, New Brighton Rd is once again flooding. Residents want a long-term solution to the flooding problem.

Stressed CDHB under ‘unprecedented’ pressure

Health board well-being survey shows that 90 per cent of staff feel stressed due to work pressure.

Don’t judge a book by its cover

Judge Rob Murfitt has swapped is gavel for a pen, writing a children's book called Claire and the Weka, a true story about his daughter from a family holiday in the Marlborough Sounds about 30 years ago.