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Peoples Coffee, Wellington's fair trade baristas, refuse to compromise

RACHEL CLAYTON/STUFF<p>Peoples Coffee head roaster Rene Macaulay told Stuff last year the company is committed to fair trade and organic coffee …

Hemp food, hemp bricks, hemp medicine, hemp clothes, hemp could be everywhere

<i>Farmers are required to pay $511 a year to grow hemp in New Zealand. Photo: FAIRFAX</i><p>The couple started the company, Hemp Farm, in 2008. It's been …

Snow Report: Mt Hutt, Porters and Cardrona expect 'bluebird' Friday

Mt Hutt ski field has had over 30cm of snow.<p>In the wake of a storm that left homes without power and brought winds and snow to the south, skiing is …

Community groups call for forest rejuvenation in the red zone

A group wanting native forest to be planted in Christchurch's red zone have released a concept video showing their vision.<p>The Avon-Otakaro Forest …

Papanui Library turns off 'mosquito device' used to deter youth

An ecologist thought his camera had captured a log of wood, it turned out to be one of New Zealand's most endangered birds.<p>Mike Hosking and Kate …

Lyttelton Primary School receives 18 complaints from parents

Outgoing Lyttelton Primary School principal Diana Feary.<p>A Christchurch merger school has been hit with fresh complaints from parents less than six …

Cold weather sweeps the country as lambing and calving takes place

Lambing is almost finished on coastal farms, but hasn't started in the high country, Federated Farmers national high country chairman Simon …

New time capsule buried beneath the John Godley statue until 2067

GEORGE HEARD/STUFF.CO.NZ<p>Time Capsule installed in Cathedral Square.<p>Memories, clippings and Christchurch people's recorded thoughts have been locked …

Emirates' A380 will fly daily from Christchurch. What does this mean for travellers?

Emirates has announced it will fly an A380 plane between Christchurch and Dubai.<p>Canterbury travellers can expect cheaper tickets and faster journeys …

Traffic delays expected in Christchurch CBD

Work on Christchurch's St Asaph St will impact traffic lights, causing delays for motorists in the CBD on Tuesday and Wednesday.<p>Christchurch …

Christchurch's oldest timber bridge reopens after $1 million restoration

JOSEPH JOHNSON/Stuff.co.nz<p>The Helmore’s Lane Bridge has reopened in Little Hagley Park after five months of repairs.<p>"An eccentric old bugger" built …

New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year finalists announced

Break into buildings, traipse through forests and stand at the top of a snowy ridge; that's how you make it as a photographer.<p>The finalists in <i>NZ</i> …

New Brighton Pier work to begin soon

Stuff.co.nz<p>Repairs will take place on the New Brighton Pier for 18 months and the New Brighton Library for 6 months effecting business and local …

Canterbury children meet Olympic 'hero' and gold medallist Lisa Carrington

JOHN KIRK-ANDERSON/Stuff.co.nz<p>Olympic kayak champion Lisa Carrington visits Yaldhurst Model School in Christchurch.<p>Preparations started early at …

Teen prisoners encouraged to paint jail walls at Christchurch Men's Prison

Youth offenders get creative transforming the visiting area at Christchurch Men's Prison's youth unit.<p>Young prisoners are being encouraged to get …

Intersections and roundabouts prove dangerous for Christchurch cyclists

A cyclist was injured when they collided with a truck at the intersection of Armagh and Manchester streets, in central Christchurch, on May 4.<p>The …

Christchurch library blasts fighting youths with high-pitched sound

The noise from a device used to deter mosquitoes from Christchurch's Papanui Library is having an effect on teens.<p>A mysterious high-pitched sound is …

Family of murdered gang member asks why it took so long for homicide inquiry to be launched

Family members hoping for closure, from left: Nadia McFall, Sarah Moore, Marama Moore, Marco Solomon and Billy Moore. The family are holding out hope …

Freshers show up to their first All Blacks' press conference

TVNZ<p>'Don't be a victim old son'- Steve Hansen gives Andrew Saville a bit of advice<p><b>Stuff sent two of its least sporty reporters to the All Blacks</b> …

Sex mis-education: A panel of teenagers share their thoughts on sex in a text message chat

<b>As part of a series on sex mis-education reporters Glenn McConnell and Katie Kenny chatted with a panel of young people about their attitudes towards</b> …

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Nikki Hamblin would not win his medal, if Pierre de Coubertin had his way

Kiwi Nikki Hamblin (right) and American Abbey D'Agostino thank each after a fall in the women's 5000m heats.<p>If Olympic runner Nikki Hamblin is …

Fly me to the moon: Eliza McCartney's medal-winning vault in perspective

Not many obstacles are too high for pole vaulter Eliza McCartney.<p>It seems everyone is looking up to Eliza McCartney, the irrepressible Auckland teen …

Kiwi bus company seeks 200 new employees, looks overseas, says Peters

Go Bus will start operations in South Auckland this October.<p>Hundreds of would-be bus drivers could be granted visas to work in New Zealand, Winston …

Minister says no state of emergency is required in the Hawke's Bay

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman, right, and Tukituki MP Craig Foss address media in Havelock North on Friday following meetings in Hawke's Bay on …

Big backbench spender in latest release of MP expenses

Clutha Southland MP Todd Barclay submitted $45,167.49 worth of expenses.<p>National backbencher Todd Barclay has been spending big, with a bill only …

Proposed gun register could lead to danger, gun owners express concern

The law and order select committee is investigating how to keep guns out of criminal hands.<p>Gun owners are concerned their details could be hacked, if …

Almost 1600 asylum seekers given residency, after entering NZ - Peters

MORNING REPORT/Radio New Zealand<p>The Immigration Minister, Michael Woodhouse, denies the Government is doing a poor job of vetting people who come to …

John Key won't attend celebrations for the Maori King's 10th anniversary

Maori King Tuheitia at his 9th coronation celebration in Ngaruawahia.<p>The Prime Minister won't be attending any Kingitanga celebrations this year to …

Minister rejects report advising military camps be used to house the homeless

This 'enhanced tent' was shown as an option to house the homeless, by property company Colliers.<p>Military barracks and "enhanced tents" for the …

Blenheim air pollution limits broken four times, night pollution three times the limit

Log and coal burners are leaving the air unsafe to breath in Blenheim.<p>Air pollution in Blenheim is regularly exceeding Government limits this winter, …

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