The Alpine Fault is visible from space where the Southern Alps meet the West Coast.

Megaquake could 'unzip' south video

The Alpine Fault ruptures roughly every 300 years - the last time was in 1717.

New competition

Map of new Christchurch City Council wards.

Several city councillors could face a tough fight to keep their seats as new candidates step into the ring.

PM goes hi-tech

John Key said developers should be commended for two buildings he opened in Christchurch.

'Absolute waste of money and time'

6:57 AM  Nikki Ross loved her family home, but she never wants to live there again after battling with EQC.

Explosion before fire

Neighbours feared the worst after hearing an explosion before a blaze broke out in Templeton.

Tiny hut design winners

A Shell Chapel and a Mini Marae among the five winning tiny huts to be built in New Brighton.

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Hospital carpark demolished

The Christchurch Hospital carpark building, on the corner of Tuam St and Antigua St, is being demolished.

7:00 AM  Breakable objects in adjoining labs is making the demolition of Christchurch Hospital's carpark building complex.

Ex-bankrupt's insurance standoff

6:54 AM  A discharged Christchurch bankrupt is in a bitter standoff with his insurer, which says it cannot pay him out for his home.

Facing up to sexualisation of children

Rain, thunder and hail for West Coast

The Rebuild

Hospital carpark demolished

The Christchurch Hospital carpark building, on the corner of Tuam St and Antigua St, is being demolished.

Breakable objects in adjoining labs is making the demolition of Christchurch Hospital's carpark building complex.

'Absolute waste of money and time'

The Woolston home, as it currently looks.

Nikki Ross used to love her tidy family home but a five year battle, she never wants to live there again.

Ex-bankrupt's insurance standoff

Steve and Natalya Reuben pictured outside their home in Avondale.

A discharged Christchurch bankrupt is in a bitter standoff with his insurer, which says it cannot pay him out for his home.

PM opens architectural buildings in Christchurch

Russell Stanners, Vodafone Chief Executive, explains wireless phone charging to Amy Adams and John Key at the opening of ...

Prime Minister John Key said developers should be commended for two architectural projects he opened in Christchurch on Wednesday.

Crossing car park info delayed

An artist's impression of the new Crossing car park, being built on the corner of Lichfield and Colombo streets by the ...

Release of information about a a multimillion-dollar car parking deal between the city council and high-profile developer Philip Carter has stalled. 

Opinion

Return of cruise ships needed urgently

Something needs to be done to stop Christchurch missing out on cruise-ship passengers, seen here visiting Akaroa.

Christchurch is missing out on tens of millions of dollars each season while cruise ships go elsewhere.

Greed is good prevails

We're checking out on our last student party, that's what, all cheap plonk and cannabis.

OPINION: Business language has replaced the language of ethics, with its boring focus on fairness, and the world has never seemed more dangerous - in our lifetime - than it does now.

Fixing our murder law stuff nation

The 17-year prison sentences for the manslaughter of Moko Rangitoheriri drew a public outcry as some thought the two ...

OPINION: This is why we need "degrees" of murder and corporate manslaughter charges.

Pest scheme a start but more money needed

Stoats are on the Government's hit list as it strives to meet a 2050 deadline for a predator-free New Zealand.

The private sector will have to stump up heaps of money to make the Government's pest strategy work.

Ode to unknown shopper

Why do we need celebrity chefs like the coy Nigella Lawson?

OPINION: In a time of mayhem, murder and Trump I bring you a celebration of the ordinary, my Hymn to the Unknown Shopper.

business

Hospital carpark demolished

The Christchurch Hospital carpark building, on the corner of Tuam St and Antigua St, is being demolished.

Breakable objects in adjoining labs is making the demolition of Christchurch Hospital's carpark building complex.

'Absolute waste of money and time'

The Woolston home, as it currently looks.

Nikki Ross used to love her tidy family home but a five year battle, she never wants to live there again.

Ex-bankrupt's insurance standoff

Steve and Natalya Reuben pictured outside their home in Avondale.

A discharged Christchurch bankrupt is in a bitter standoff with his insurer, which says it cannot pay him out for his home.

PM opens architectural buildings in Christchurch

Russell Stanners, Vodafone Chief Executive, explains wireless phone charging to Amy Adams and John Key at the opening of ...

Prime Minister John Key said developers should be commended for two architectural projects he opened in Christchurch on Wednesday.

Andrea Moore turns to crowdfunding video

An Andrea Moore show at New Zealand Fashion Week, where the new I Am range will be launched.

The Kiwi fashion designer has big plans to grow her label though Farmers.

sport

New role for Gardiner

Angus Gardiner, newly appointed Crusaders  general manager for professional rugby.

Angus Gardiner is stepping aside as Crusaders team manager to take up a new role at the franchise.

Heaven Rocks staying home

Heaven Rocks overcomes a rocky start to beat home Astro Boy in a trial at Rangiora on Wednesday.

Breeders Crown trip off with more maturity needed for star pacer in the making.

Semi-final showdown in Central

Maniototo and Clyde-Earnscleugh will meet in a semifinal match at Ranfurly on Saturday.

Reporter Rhys Chamberlain previews this Saturday's Central Otago rugby semi-finals.

Queenstown man Rio bound

The Olympics rings and mascot.

"Being part of the show is going to be something really memorable.'' - Queenstown tennis coach Lan Bale.

Best of British for Cats

Former Black Stick Rachel McCann will be a key performer for Canterbury in the national league.

Overseas guest players to bolster Canterbury Cats.

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christchurch life

Christchurch film festival starts

Nick Paris, left, and festival director Bill Gosden at the Isaac Theatre Royal in central Christchurch.

The Christchurch leg of the New Zealand International Film Festival opens on Thursday evening at the Isaac Theatre Royal.

Weather gods smile on Sunset shoot

Scottish model Agyness Deyn stars in Sunset Song, which was partly shot in Canterbury.

Canterbury-shot Sunset Song set to make debut at Film Festival

Sumner gets a new bakery

Bohemian Bakery in Sumner is owned by Maka Angyalova.

The Bohemian Bakery is open in Sumner and Mediterranean Foods is doing Friday night dinners.

Best pork in NZ revealed

Akaroa Butchery and Deli's owner Brendon Foster.

A Canterbury butchery has taken out the title of New Zealand's Ham of the Year.

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