The video and computer games industry is booming however, there is a dark side to its success.
The 'Big Black Dog Walk' aims to combat social isolation and help people to talk about mental health.
Artists are working around the clock to decorate Christchurch’s latest art installation.
A Christchurch rugby club has created a mentoring programme for young women.
Imagine taking something no one wants and turning it into a profitable enterprise. Well, that's what one Christchurch woman has done.
Antoinette Spicer looks at the alternative nightlife scene in Christchurch, as well as the latest surge in face masks
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In this final episode, Antoinette Spicer explores the arts funding model in New Zealand.
Antoinette Spicer explores art following tragedy, from painting to process grief to theatre in disaster zones.
Antoinette Spicer explores accessibility options across theatres and shows which enable disabled people to take part in the arts.
Antoinette Spicer speaks to people and organisations who run art programmes in prisons from painting and drawing to ballet behind bars.
In the first episode, Antoinette Spicer explores ‘creative spaces’ - organisations and places where people can access art.
A first of its kind online support group has been set up to provide hope and support to people struggling with eating disorders.
The return to work under level 3 restrictions on Tuesday was particularly beneficial for a small group of Christchurch workers.
For much of the world, the COVID-19 pandemic is changing life as we know it. However, people in Antarctica are watching from the sidelines.
Over 100 people are searching Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield per day.
Eighteen rare kākāriki birds are being released into the Canterbury high country today to help the species recover.
Staff across Christchurch libraries are utilising 3D printers to create protective face shields for frontline medical workers.
Domino's Pizza is feeding New Zealand’s ‘frontline workers’ as it opens for the first time since the level 4 lockdown.
Former Prime Minister Helen Clark has reported and publicly scorned a LinkedIn user for using a photograph of her.
Tourism, education, exports, accommodation, sport and entertainment and hospitality are to be the worst hit.
Today New Zealand's total number of COVID-19 cases has increased by five new confirmed cases of COVID-19: two confirmed and three probable.
Projected drawings are being used in a new initiative by ChristchurchNZ and the Christchurch City Council to improve public spaces at night.
Women have gained 16 seats on the boards of companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 Index for a 27 percent share of directorships
Up to 100 further regional Air New Zealand pilots may lose their jobs as the airline struggles to stay afloat amidst the COVID-19 lockdown.
A weed-killing technology trial funded by the Christchurch City Council has ended early due to it being ineffective.
Baby wipes, soap, thermometers, chest freezers, and smoke alarms are some of the most purchased ‘essential items’ from online retail stores.
A family advocacy service has reported no increase in sexual assault despite a spike in family harm call-outs in Christchurch.
Consumer New Zealand is warning people DIY hand sanitisers may prove ineffective in the fight against coronavirus.
Consumer New Zealand has received complaints of face masks being advertised four times their usual price and hand sanitiser sold for $150.
COVID-19 travel restrictions have put a halt to rescue missions that save Vietnamese girls from Chinese brothels and forced marriages.
Shotgun wadding, a bong, and a massive buoy were just some of the items found at a Christchurch beach clean-up on Saturday.
Health professionals may start prescribing painting and sculpture to tackle mental health issues.
An electrothermal control tool, which kills weeds by sending 5000 volts down root systems, has arrived in Christchurch for a 12-month trial.
Simon Bridges is calling for ACC to be more up front about their policies after ACC declined to provide a shooting victim counselling.
Hundreds of dogs plunged into Waltham pool on Saturday as it opened its gates for the first time, to dogs and their owners.
An Environment Canterbury councillor said he is disappointed but not shocked the Ngāi Tahu representation bill was voted down.
A Christchurch art gallery has gifted its walls to Cantabrians to write messages of love in response to last month's mosque shootings.
A man who lost his father and saw others dead in March 15th’s Mosque terror attacks says ACC has refused to provide him counselling support.
Hundreds of people have sought free counselling following the Christchurch terror attacks.
Canterbury’s largest cherry orchard has scraped pick-your-own days after copping a sixteen thousand dollar loss in just one day.
Local artists are challenging perceptions of ‘madness’ and mental health by showcasing the power of pastel.
A second stage of riverbank restoration will take place along one of the city's most polluted rivers.
University students and a tenancy agency are calling for education and law changes after reports of violence and bullying in their flats.
A man who shot his ex-partner says he didn't mean to shoot his ex-partner.
A volunteer group says the Port Hills fires affected water quality in streams, causing aquatic life to die.
Developers of a new city centre orchard believe up to forty percent of Cantabrians are food insecure.
"There was yelling, and it was too scary, and I was yelling as well, I was trying to encourage myself and scare them."
Retirement village residents want "ugly" and "dangerous" trees gone.