'Not drunk since that day'

Home detention for hitting pregnant driver

Man who drank vodka while driving before smashing head-on into pregnant woman's car sentenced to five months of home detention.
Colin George Martin

'Arrogant and biased'

Graeme Robinson Public needs to be protected from actions of EQC's top engineer, homeowner tells disciplinary committee.

Bigger grants for pricier homes

Changes to National housing grant should tempt rise of $450k-and-under homes in Canterbury.

Mother's pleas to judge

Mum pleads for her son to be returned to whanau now that gang boss father has died.

Jail term 'a warning'

A month in custody has brought an attitude rethink for a violent offender but he has still been jailed.

Ruling alters quake payouts

Supreme Court allows commercial building owners to make multiple claims for different quakes.

Canterbury roads NZ's deadliest

motorbike crash Pedestrians and motorcyclists are more likely to be killed or injured on Canterbury roads than elsewhere.

'Food hub' for central city site

A bare site in Victoria St in central Christchurch is to become a container food hub - perhaps with a weekend farmers market alongside.

'I didn't know the danger'

Impasse in mall bus superstop idea

Stranges Lane, bar, friends, nightlife

Stranges Lane too popular

Stranges Lane will ban under-20s amid police concerns about the size of crowds in the area.

Land key to housing crisis

killick.strap The high price of Christchurch land is 'crazy' given it is not a densely populated city, says World Bank planner.

Council making money out of thin air

Christchurch City Council is turning thin air into cash. It is is leasing air space over roads and footpaths to developers keen to maximise the size of its buildings.

Trying to lighten ratepayers' load

Tourism seeks support

Christchurch food hub

'Food hub' for central city site

A bare site in Victoria St in central Christchurch is to become a container food hub - perhaps with a weekend farmers market alongside.

A different game of two halves

iraq strap If the Middle East doesn't watch out we'll give up on them. We really will.

Michele A'Court: Could Mary please stand up?

If I were in charge I would be proposing an immigration policy, for example, that closely resembled a Bloody Mary.

Performance matters in teaching

Iti adds interest

House construction

Editorial: Our job market, our rules

Concerns have again been raised that overseas workers helping to rebuild Christchurch are falling victim to unscrupulous employers and recruitment agents.

Gelita to rework smell fix plan

Gelita Plans to fix a smelly gelatine factory are being revised over concerns of chemical exposure.

Waste firm fed up with bad debtors

A waste company owner is taking a hard line with bad payers after being stung once too often.

Tourism Holdings shares soar

NZOG buoyant after positive year

shopping strap

Retail rents at record levels

With much of central Christchurch still not rebuilt, demand is pushing up rents for the city's suburban retail space.

Review: The Institution

The Institution This cute wee bar, tucked away in New Regent St, excels with its service and drinks and food offerings.

New wine bar opening

Laidback wine bar from Monday Room owner about to open on Papanui Rd, plus Cranford St gets its own Joe's Garage.

A beery good time at Monteiths

The cutest comfort food

The Mt Hutt Gingernut

Canty beer fails to brew a win

Ale made with Gingernuts, Oxford milk and Mt Hutt snow wasn't enough to make Beervana cut.

Selection wheel wrenched

Nasi Manu These must be cheerful times if Matt Todd is going on gardening leave and captain Willi Heinz is relegated to the reserves.

Triathlon star’s switch praised

Officials from triathlon and cycling have applauded Tom Davison's ''gutsy move'' to switch sports mid-career.

Dragons wish is granted

Young Bull making strides

Johnny McNichol

All Blacks return to team on fire

The biggest issue for Scott Robertson this week is how to convince himself to drop in-form players from his unbeaten side.

Recipe: Bee-sting cake

Bee-sting Opawa Bakery and Cafe's baker, Detlev Stukenbrok, uses a versatile sweet dough to make his signature bee-sting cake. He tops it with honey and almonds, and fills with vanilla custard.

How important is good service?

Forget chefs and business owners. Meet some of Christchurch's hospitality stars - the ones going the extra mile to get our orders just right.

From burgers to bars

Our dining habits

Maharaja

Your guide to eating out

With an eye to dining around the world, the Avenues team scopes the best places in Christchurch to satiate a craving for international cuisine.

The Wine Bar

New wine bar opening

Laidback wine bar from Monday Room owner about to open on Papanui Rd, plus Cranford St gets its own Joe's Garage.

The Institution

Review: The Institution

This cute wee bar, tucked away in New Regent St, excels with its service and drinks and food offerings.

RSA

New life for RSA

RSA's new building will honour our history while providing a place of comfort and genuine Kiwi hospitality.

Eleanor Catton

Festival a success before it starts

Eleanor Catton and other well known writers are in town for the WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival.

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