Police are waiting for a tow truck to tow the car out of the Avon river on Sunday morning.

Car crashes into river

A driver is uninjured after a car crashed into the Avon River in Christchurch on Sunday.

Sudden death cordon

Police have cordoned off Owens Tce near Curletts Rd in Christchurch following reports of a sudden death.

15 min ago  An elderly man with unexplained injuries has been found dead in Christchurch.

Fears refugee executed

Friends of a Saudi refugee who left New Zealand in mysterious circumstances fear he may have been executed

Lost laptop cruises to NZ

1:25 PM  An Adelaide boy left his laptop in a park in Sydney. A week later it turned up in NZ.

Assaulted tourists recovering

1:39 PM  Two backpackers attacked outside a Central Chch hostel remain in hospital.

Car topples power pole

A car snapped a power pole in half in South Canterbury on Saturday night. 

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Fine day forecast for Chch

The sun will shine through a high cloud in Canterbury on Sunday, with a high of 14 degrees Celsius forecast by MetService.

Cantabrians will be treated to a fine Sunday with a high of 14 degC.

Train hits car in Hampden

A motorist has escaped uninjured from a collision with a train.

Five years without a body to bury

Severe rain for West Coast

The Rebuild

Ngai Tahu property chief made money

Tony Sewell, chief executive of Ngai Tahu Property, beside a mural at the iwi's head office. "Tony has never been a shy person," says  kaiwhakahaere Sir Mark Solomon.

Tony Sewell will soon leave the Ngai Tahu waka, having headed its property work for 20 years plus.

Gough pushes go

Antony Gough admits he has learnt some tough lessons as work restarts on The Terrace.

Artefacts saved from the old Cranmer Court, pictured here during its 2012 demolition, could be included in new apartments planned for the site.

Sir Bob heading city apartment bid

A Chinese and local consortium is to build upmarket apartments on Christchurch's Cranmer Court site.

Opinion

Elderly can be naughty little liars

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OPINION: Grandma is 96. Her brain is sharp as a tack. It's the body that is starting to give way.

Cautious support for greater Taser access

EDITORIAL: Nearly 5000 people – 4962 to be precise  – were inured last year by what police using what they call their "tactical options".

"The last thing we want to do is leave this in the back of the cab – and sure enough that's the last thing we did."

Oops, we mislaid NZ's only copy of the TPP

Trade Minister Tim Groser reveals the real reason New Zealanders have so little information about the Trans Pacific Partnership.

business

Celeb chef owes creditors $1.6m

Celebrity chef Jo Seagar's failed business owes creditors more than $1.6 million.

Chef Jo Seagar's defunct cooking school and cafe owes creditors more than $1.6 million.

New Canterbury inland port offers more choice

New competition for import and exporting customers with Canterbury inland port.

This house at Clearwater in Christchurch has been named supreme new home winner at House of the Year Canterbury.

Supreme homes claim building awards

A modern house overlooking a golf course and a castle-style home are among the Canterbury House of the Year winners.

sport

Timy Tyler wins Winter Cup

Timy Tyler and Jacob Lowry cruise to victory in the Group III Winter Cup.

Timy Tyler gives his trainer and jockey their best day in racing with Winter Cup win

Upper Cut ready to land blow

Upper Cut seeks a seventh Koral Steeplechase win for trainer Mark Oulaghan.

Coolibah and Shaun Phelan won the Sydenham Hurdles with ease at Riccarton on Saturday morning.

Coolibah could be one cool hurdler

Shaun Phelan rates hurdles rookie Coolibah a star of the future with more time.

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Celeb chef owes creditors $1.6m

Celebrity chef Jo Seagar's failed business owes creditors more than $1.6 million.

Chef Jo Seagar's defunct cooking school and cafe owes creditors more than $1.6 million.

Summer Starter entries open

Runners hit their paces at the start of the inaugural The Press Summer Starter Fun Run.

The race is on for Cantabrians to enter for The Press Summer Starter fun run and walk.

Supreme homes claim building awards

This house at Clearwater in Christchurch has been named supreme new home winner at House of the Year Canterbury.

A modern house overlooking a golf course and a castle-style home are among the Canterbury House of the Year winners.

Piano signs tenants

The $14 million Piano Centre for Music and the Arts is under construction and will be the first new building in Christchurch's performing arts precinct.

New tenants have signed up for a music centre under construction in central Christchurch.

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