44 days ago

Body found in Christchurch's Port Hills believed to be missing woman

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Police have found a body, believed to be that of an elderly woman who has been missing since July, in Christchurch’s Port Hills.

A police spokesperson said the body was found on Monday morning.

“We believe we know the identity of the person, but the formal identification process is ongoing.”

Stuff understands the body is believed to be Shirley Warrington. The 85-year-old grandmother went missing in July.

Our thoughts are with Shirley's family and friends.

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3 days ago

New Zealanders are locking down their cats, for good

The Team Reporter from The Press

New Zealand is a nation of cat lovers, and increasingly – at least anecdotally – we’re keeping them inside.

Owners say welfare and conservation concerns are the main drivers; experts are cautious not to say too much, and cats are silent on the issue thus far.

What's worse — keeping a cat indoors 24/7, or letting it roam free where it will hunt birds, and possibly be injured?

Read the full story here and share your thoughts in the comments below.

19 hours ago

Calling all creative minds today


Entries are open for this year’s Sunday Star-Times short story awards.

The awards include open, emerging Māori and Pasifika writers, and under-25 years categories and will be judged by some of New Zealand’s best authors.

The winning story will be published in the Sunday Star-Times and on Stuff. Entries close Friday 22 October.
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1 day ago


Chris from Papanui

we need to recover 6 kitchen chairs. Does anyone recommend an upholsterer or know of a good one