A car has crashes into a pole and and bridge at the intersection of Bealey Ave, Carlton Mill Rd and Harper Ave.

Bridge crash at Carlton Mill Rd

1:57 PM  Driver taken to hospital after crash at one of Christchurch's busiest intersections.

6 quake near Wanaka

Earthquake near Wanaka: Map showing the epicentre of the 6.0 magnitude earthquake.

2 min ago  People flee from buildings as mag-6.0 earthquake rattles Wanaka.

NZ Post to go electric

The days of pedalling posties delivering mail may be at drawing to an end.

South Island from the sky stuff nation video

Jun Yamog shares a drone video taken while on holiday in the South Island.

Why I don't wear a hijab

OPINION: The Islamic veil has became a symbol of "oppression and backwardness.

Fog lifts, flights back on 

1:44 PM  Hundreds were stranded as thick fog forced flight cancellations in Christchurch.

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Patient was 'failed'

Surgeon Mike Parry was stood down from his post at Wairau Hospital after the death of Jim Nicholls in 2012. He later resigned.

12 min ago  A man who died on the operating table was not told his surgeon was working under restriction.

Quad bike death second on same farm

3:13 PM  A quad bike fatality on a West Coast farm over the weekend was the second death on the same farm.

Mum of twins thinks Kate and Wills will cope fine with new addition

Military man farewelled with sky-dive

The Rebuild

Interchange reaches new milestone

Inside the new Christchurch Bus Interchange

Christchurch's new bus interchange is one step closer to opening.

Christchurch residents in EQC limbo

EQC told Linda and Geoff Facer weeks ago they were "probably" over cap from the 2010 earthquake.

An artist's impression of the East Frame residential and recreation space to be built in central Christchurch.

Caution urged over 'vibrant' CBD

Researcher says Christchurch risks getting CBD rebuild wrong by not considering local culture.


Why I choose to wear a hijab

Nada Tawfeek says the hijab is "a weapon against my own vanity".

OPINION: Nada Tawfeek says she wears a hijab as a shield against constant "sexualisation of women's outer beauty".

Tough questions ahead for UK

Radical questions lie ahead for Britain after Thursday's general election.

Photo: Ella Brockelsby. Linda Burges and Jane Bowron at We Love TV - Tuesday 19th March 2013. Ponsonby Central, Auckland, New Zealand. Photo: Ella Brockelsby

Hats off to those who escaped

OPINION: Hilarious names are the only thing to envy at Gloriavale, says 'Chastity Fortitude.'


Loss of discretionary power

26022015 News Photo:David Walker/Fairfax NZ. Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel

Christchurch City Holdings will no longer be able to make investments without council approval.

Crunching the numbers

Graduate Alex Pole's health-restoring breakfast recipe led to her setting up a new start-up business.

Inside the new Christchurch Bus Interchange

Interchange reaches new milestone

Christchurch's new bus interchange is one step closer to opening.


MacDonald snubs Crusaders job

Leon MacDonald has changed his mind and won't join the Crusaders coaching group next year.

Former All Blacks back does a U-turn on Super Rugby assistant coaching role, opting to stay with Tasman instead.

Tactix fightback quelled by tenacious Mystics

The Mainland Tactix were shut down at the hands of New Zealand's trans-Tasman league leaders the Northern Mystics, losing 61-53 after an inconsistent performance in Auckland. 

Sean Bellew picked up a winning double including the Listed Great Easter Stakes while he was duck shooting.

Sucre upsets at Riccarton as trainer takes aim at ducks

One would hope Sean Bellew was keeping an eye on the Riccarton results from his mai mai.

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X-Factor, ‘hatbeard’ and the music pastor

Those who performed at the talent show at Majestic Church in November 2014 are, from left to right - Stevie Tonks, Olivia France, Endiah Kesha, Loren Sila, Ashy Batchelor and Josh MacGregor.

The curious tale of X Factor, "hatbeard'' and a Christchurch music pastor and vocal coach.

Constellations - a 'super-star script'

The Court Theatre's latest play, Constellations, reviewed.

Groups clean up for future

Tanya Jenkins, Colleen Philip and Zak Cassels are collaborating to clean up the Heathcote River on May 9.

Organisers of a Christchurch river clean-up hope their efforts will stop people "[dumping] their rubbish for free".

'Passionate love of environment'

Udo Benecke

Udo Benecke foresaw many of today's global ecological problems well ahead of his time.

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