Students from Opawa School were first on stage at the Cultural Festival. Coastt Hakaria and Tavita Tuliau were just as keen as the big boys.

Kids wow at Cultural Festival

Thousands of Canterbury school children gather to twirl poi, stamp feet and sing songs.

Robbed at gunpoint

A Hoon Hay Dairy has been robbed at gunpoint.

Police are investigating two Christchurch dairy robberies, one of which was at gunpoint.

$339 in new buildings

Construction levels remain high in Canterbury, despite new home building having passed its peak.

Dad lets son, 10, drive

"Foolish" dad allowed 10-year-old son to drive  in a 100kmh zone.

Hazard zoning extension possible

Residents fighting against proposed new coastal hazard zonings may get more time.

Whitebaiters joined by researchers

The researchers are surveying which species are caught where.

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Teen avoids $50K bill for crash

Two petrol pumps were wiped out by boy racers in Kirwee on June 6.

Teenage drink-driver crashes into petrol station pumps, drives off, abandons car, hides in bushes - and avoids the $50K bill.

Firefighters remember fallen colleague

Friends and family gather with members of the Lyttelton Fire Brigade to remember colleague Brad Fletcher.

Whitebaiters joined by researchers

Students too hot in cooking comp

The Rebuild

Construction strong in Canterbury

An office building takes shape in central Christchurch.

Construction levels remain high in Canterbury, despite new home building having passed its peak.

Homeowner fights quake repair strategy

Lyndell Turner and Mike Levington are concerned about the foundation repair strategy proposed for their Christchurch home.

Family fighting insurer over quake repair strategy questioned in government investigation.

Migrants to boost southern towns

Canterbury towns may look to bring in more migrant workers for an economic boost.

A new plan aims to rejuvenate South Island towns facing aging populations and economic decline.

Rocky foundations and cheap fixes

Underfoot Services' Bevan Craig uncovers hidden damage to a ring foundation.

Are insurers taking advantage of building rules to turn a blind eye to foundation damage in post-quake Christchurch?

60 jobs axed in council restructure

Chief executive Karleen Edwards announced the planned restructure in June, saying the city council was "quite bureaucratic and siloed".

Council staff are "upset" and "shocked" by news they stand to lose their jobs under major restructure.

Opinion

Tourism booms as farming falls

Day one of filming on the Lord of the Rings set of Edoras at Sunday Island on the upper reaches of the Rangitata River in South Canterbury back in 2001.

Tourism is charging ahead while farming falters, writes Mike Yardley.

The effect of a Jeremy Corbyn victory

Labour Party leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn talks to waiting media at an election campaigning event at Ealing in west London.

OPINION: Christ Trotter writes that if Jeremy Corbyn is elected as leader of the British Labour Party, it will reverberate particularly loudly here in New Zealand.

Aiming for more efficient council

The reorganisation of the Christchurch City Council aims to make the council's structure appropriate for the city's future.

Christchurch ratepayers will be hoping the city council chief executive's proposals to build a more agile organisation work.

These hemorrhoids are a real pain in the neck

Author Tom Wolfe wrote,  "All at once he was alone in this noisy hive with no place to roost."

OPINION: Ken Strongman mixes metaphors.

Mayors unite to help Canterbury thrive

Dame Margaret Bazley, flanked by Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce, left, and  Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee,  explains the Canterbury Regional Economic Development Strategy at its launch on Friday.

OPINION: Dame Margaret Bazley explains the Canterbury Economic Development Strategy, launched on Friday.

business

Construction strong in Canterbury

An office building takes shape in central Christchurch.

Construction levels remain high in Canterbury, despite new home building having passed its peak.

Consumers to benefit from new domestic air services

Air New Zealand and Jetstar are providing extra seats at cheaper prices for consumers.

Kiwi travellers could see a golden period for travel ahead.

Slim profit for investment firm

George Kerr, managing director of Pyne Gould Corporation

Real estate investor Pyne Gould Corporation has posted a small profit of 38,000 pounds sterling profit.

Drunk restaurateur assaulted guest

A restaurant owner has had his licence cancelled after getting drunk at work and indecently assaulting a guest.

A restaurateur was thrown out of his workplace after he got drunk and indecently assaulted a "gorgeous" diner.

Homeowner fights quake repair strategy

Lyndell Turner and Mike Levington are concerned about the foundation repair strategy proposed for their Christchurch home.

Family fighting insurer over quake repair strategy questioned in government investigation.

sport

Six of seven for Kiwis at Breeders

Our Waikiki Beach wins his race number 12 from as many starts to keep his perfect record intact.

A hat-trick of wins from Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen highlighted one of the great days for NZ harness racing across the Tasman.

Rookie Cats catch Southern napping

Black Sticks squad members Sophie Cocks, left, Olivia Merry and Jordy Grant helped the Canterbury Cats to a 4-0 National Hockey League win over the Southern Storm.

Some of youngest members of the Cats' litter were on target on debut as Canterbury opened the National Hockey League women's competition with a four-goal win.

Dagg 'gutted' at missing RWC cut video

All Blacks fullback Israel Dagg pictured after winning the 2011 Rugby World Cup final at Eden Park. The Crusaders and Hawke's Bay player has missed the cut for the 2015 Rugby World Cup team.

Crusaders fullback tweets his disappointment after missing chance for second shot at RWC winner's medal.

Unbeaten All Stars runners roll on to Breeders Crown wins

Dream About Me winning the Harness Jewels, she know how a Breeders Crown to match it.

Our Waikiki Beach and Our Dream About Me keep unbeaten records intact to win 2-year-old pacers crowns

High Gait and Speeding Spur make it two from two for Kiwis at Breeders Crown

Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen got the Breeders Crown off to a winning start for the Kiwis with High Gait.

High Gait and Speeding Spur get Kiwis of to winning at Breeders Crown

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christchurch life

Kids wow at Cultural Festival

Oceana Olson doesn't let her crutches hinder her performance at the Christchurch Cultural Festival

Thousands of Canterbury school children gather to twirl poi, stamp feet and sing songs at a region-wide cultural festival.

New hot pools for Tekapo

A couple enjoy a warm summers evening in the hot pool at Tekapo Springs.

Tekapo Springs has announced it will open three new hot pools in time for Christmas.

Students too hot in cooking comp

Burnside High duo Clize Craven, left, and Miku Kiyama cooked up a storm to win a national competition

Christchurch students have roasted the competition and taken out the top spot in a national cooking competition.

Memories of a city lost

Jim Curnow, right, with a colleague in the Dainty Inn tearooms. Curnow ran the Dainty Inn on High St for 28 years. The view is from the kitchen through the pneumatic tube ordering system.

Five years after the earthquakes started, 19 elderly people have reconstructed the lost Christchurch from their memory.

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