A North Otago couple have died in an apparent murder-suicide while teenage sons were asleep at home.
fatal waianakarua crash

Floods strikes again

Fairfield Tce flooding 9:47am Major storm causes flooding, cuts power, rips roofs and fells trees across Canterbury and West Coast. l Storm closes roads

Shops to fill old hotel site

A shopping and office complex - instead of a hotel - will be built where the Hotel Grand Chancellor once stood.

Dog changes stroke sufferer's life

A stroke sufferer has renewed confidence now that mobility dog Orbit is by her side.

Flood remedy 'will not shift problem'

Plans to protect flood-prone Flockton Basin leave other suburbs concerned their problems will only intensify.

Soup van serves up attitude check

OPINION: Columnist Cecile took to the streets in a soup van - here's what she learned.

Accord could lower rents

rent A new social housing entity in Christchurch could lead to millions in revenue and a drop in rent for some.

Live council meetings a hit

About 15,000 people have tuned in to watch internet broadcasts of council meetings.

Deaths murder-suicide?

Waking to destruction


Flood remedy 'will not shift problem'

Plans to protect flood-prone Flockton Basin leave other suburbs concerned their problems will only intensify.

Terrace project stalls

Terrace development Developer Antony Gough's celebrated $150 million Terrace project in the central city has stalled due to rising costs.

Council's $50m to boost new builds

Council proposes $50m fund to bankroll builders and tackle Christchurch's lack of affordable homes.

Original designs sorely needed

Council may chip in for complex restoration

Cashel Square

1700 workers to return to CBD

Public servants could be back in central Christchurch next spring with Govt to sign on for four new buildings.

Time to change expectations about recovery

cath.strap We need to respect people's privacy more than normal, by not making judgments and not passing on rumours.

Getting stoned no boredom cure

This could be the most self-centred generation in history, and probably is: it expects instant and easy gratification.

Editorial: Council needs to reach full speed

Collins' trademark smile is slipping

michele a'court

The royals are not leaders

We're not interested in the royals' policies - mostly, we're interested in what they wear.

City Care boss has big aspirations

City Care chief executive Onno Mulder City Care's future is very much about growing the business by winning tenders, says chief executive Onno Mulder.

Construction prices rising

The cost of building a new house continues to rise in Canterbury but not as sharply as a year ago.

Dave Henderson a 'buffoon'

World's largest curved TV revealed

Chris Dancy

'Most connected man in the world'

A visiting American says 700 gadgets, sensors and online services help him live more in tune with his environment.

Marking Fowler-Reid tall order

Jane Watson Tactix goalkeep Jane Watson faces one of netball's toughest challenges - containing Southern Steel's shooting supremo.

Drifting attracts new breed of driver

Ask a V8 Supercar driver where he got his start on the motor racing ladder and more often than not the answer will be karts.

Pitching setback ahead of hit-out

Summerfield all class

Keith Braithwaite

Braithwaite drops bombshell

Canterbury United are searching for a new national league coach after Keith Braithwaite's shock decision to end his five-year tenure.

Ferry captain faces questioning

Lee Joon-seok Captain of South Korean ferry which sank with 475 people aboard faces probe amid claims he was one of first to jump from ship.

MH370 expert sacked over bad clothes

A Canadian instructor who figured prominently in CNN's coverage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been fired partly because he "shamed Canadians" by dressing like a teenager.

Oil slick not from MH370

Three dead in Ukraine


Marijuana warning ignored

Student who jumped to his death from hotel balcony ate more than recommended serving of marijuana cookie.

Mt. Gox to be liquidated

A court in Tokyo has rejected bankruptcy proceedings for the bitcoin exchange.

Playstation 4 sales top 7 million

Sony says the sales are double the number the Playstation 4 sold in the same time frame after its launch.

Mt Gox founder won't appear

Vein scanning the next big thing?

Online activists battle paedophiles

As the internet makes it easier to exchange child porn, groups are creating tools to fight it.

Heritage update: Saving our city's soul

Heritage Watch Christchurch might have lost nearly half of its heritage buildings, but it is what we do with the rest of them that matters most.

Not your average garage: The mini cave

A shrine to the Mini is taking over classic car restorer Paul Costin's garage. This man cave is a nod to the 1960s mod culture, with two full-sized minis sitting among vintage steering wheels, license plates and a khaki parka.

Here's the ultimate man cave

Canterbury's rural playground


A day trip to Cheviot

Kim Newth takes the road north to discover a charming country town with fascinating local history and a tempting lineup of art, antiques and artisan foods.

Heavenly Creatures

Heavenly Creatures 20 years on

Two decades after its release, we look at how Peter Jackson made Heavenly Creatures in the shadow of the Parker-Hulme murder.

Sarah Donovan at She Chocolat

Easter treats all across city

Christchurch goes all out for the chocolate celebration of the year.

Lake Wanaka

Review: Bistro Gentil

It's an intimate restaurant, without being intimidating, and n daylight you can see across the golf course to Lake Wanaka.

Caroline Peckham cider

Firming up cider rules

In the last couple of years cider has gone from zero to hero in New Zealand, but are we drinking the proper stuff?

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