Fire rips through the Glenmark Rugby Football Club in North Canterbury.

"I just had to watch it burn" gallery video

5:01 PM  A policeman tried to kick in a door to save decades of All Blacks history from the flames.

Dad fears killer may never be caught

Soul Mathew Turany died after suffering serious head injuries at a home in rural Canterbury.

Corey Neligan fears police may never charge anyone in connection with his son's death.

Fire setback for remote Coast school

4:31 PM  Remote West Coast school faces further setback after losing four classrooms in fire.

Levi's retracts skate park offer

Lengthy approval process sees Levi's pull its offer to fund a skate park in Sumner.

Ashburton shooting anniversary

Canterbury town to remember the day two killed as they worked helping the community.

Parole denied after 47 years in jail

Alfred Vincent is 78 and increasingly frail - but is still deemed unsafe to leave prison.

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Port worker's memorial 'bittersweet'

Brad Fletcher, pictured here with wife Anita, was remembered at a memorial service at Lyttelton Port on Friday - the first anniversary of his death.

6 min ago  Memorial for Lyttelton Port worker and volunteer fire brigade stalwart Brad Fletcher "bittersweet".

Cust's teen maestro to perform

While most teenagers are listening to Ed Sheeran, Benedict's inspiration comes from Beethoven and Bach.

Gang bust-up in Ashburton park

'I love every minute of it'

The Rebuild

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.

Southern Response class action launched gallery

Over 40 disgruntled earthquake customers of Southern Respones have started a class action against the insurer

More than 40 disgruntled customers of a major insurer have launched a class action against it, seeking $25,000 each in damages.

New Christchurch is unfolding gallery

The new Christchurch Bus Exchange, by Architectus, is a stunning building.

OPINION: If you haven't visited the city centre recently, it is time to take a look. The vibe has changed.

Work starts on key city site

Construction work has begun on the old McKenzie and Willis site on the corner of Tuam and High sts.

Work has started on the $50 million McKenzie and Willis development in Christchurch's Innovation Precinct.

Deficient IAG quake repairs 'concerning'

Insurer Southern Response started using Rover, a multi-terrain miniature robot camera developed in conjunction with the University of Canterbury, in 2013 to help with underfloor repairs.

Six out of seven quake repairs by insurer IAG were found deficient in a Government investigation.

Opinion

Depiction ignores ag history

A Fonterra tanker picks up milk a Taranaki farm. Governments of different political stripes have come and gone, while Fonterra has remained a co-op.

OPINION: The "great fear of socialism" that columnist Chris Trotter ascribes to NZ farmers is less pronounced than it seems.

Swapping notebooks for nappies

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I'm getting ready to swap my notebook for nappies and sleepless nights.

Sharemarket turmoil unscrambled

An investor checks stock information after Chinese shares slumped more than 7 percent on Tuesday after panic selling.

What does the volatility on world share markets this week mean for New Zealand investors? Grant Davies casts an eye over the indices.

Andrew Gunn: Life's a hazard, only the law can save us

Now, where did I leave my common sense?

SATIRE: I'm seeker a safer job. Perhaps farming with the comforting hum of heavy machinery and excitement of extreme weather is just the thing for me.

Coastal hazards can't be ignored

Christchurch City Council plans to prepare for the possibility of sea levels rising in coastal areas is meeting resistance.

The opposition growing towards council plans to identify coastal hazard zones appears to be woefully misguided.

business

Port worker's memorial 'bittersweet'

Brad Fletcher, pictured here with wife Anita, was remembered at a memorial service at Lyttelton Port on Friday - the first anniversary of his death.

Memorial for Lyttelton Port worker and volunteer fire brigade stalwart Brad Fletcher "bittersweet".

Brierley and associate take stake in national retail chain

Smiths City chairman Craig Boyce at the company's annual meeting this week

Brierley and associate take a stake in Smiths City

Brierley buys into Smiths City

Sir Ron's dual-listed investment vehicle, Mercantile Investment Co, has picked up $991,567 worth of shares in Smiths City.

Two companies associated with Sir Ron Brierley snap up a stake in struggling retailer Smiths City.

Strategy to boost Canterbury's economy

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce has backed a Canterbury regional economic development strategy.

The 11 mayors of Canterbury have joined forces to set a new strategy for the region.

New direct flight between Christchurch and southern China

A China Southern Airlines charter flight in a Boeing 787 Dreamliner lands in Christchurch last year. .

Christchurch Airport will have a new direct flight from Guangzhou from December

sport

Changes for Canterbury women's rugby team

Tara Horsnell makes a run for Canterbury  against Manawatu in a women's NPC rugby match

Canterbury women’s rugby coach John Sherratt has made three changes and four positional swaps to the team to face Auckland in the national women’s championship match in Auckland on Saturday.

Hagley Oval gets rewarded

Hagley Oval will host a New Zealand test match against Australia and two one-day international against Sri Lanka this summer.

After just one international season in existence Hagley Oval has shot up NZ Cricket’s pecking order.

Cody Cat ready to purr

Andrew Carston rates Cody Cat an each way chance in the feature at Ashburton on Friday.

Eight year old Cody Cat is looking for more wins before his career out but has a tough task in Ashburton

Capital, Chch to host Aussie tests

David Warner's Australia are New Zealand bound in a jam-packed summer of cricket.

Australia's February cricket tour of New Zealand will feature tests in Wellington and Christchurch.

Bulls' silent assassin to get job done

Starting hooker Alani Kakoi is a key man in the Canterbury Bulls national premiership title defense.

Last season's mr fix it for the Canterbury Bulls Alani Kakoi is now a key man in 2015 at hooker

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christchurch life

Eels take over bus interchange video

School girls react to performance artist Alex Rigg, of Eel Mother, who performed in the bus interchange on Friday morning as part of the Christchurch Arts Festival.

Christchurch's new bus interchange filled with movement, sound and mischief as part of art festival.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream a ‘triumph’

Kohei Iwamoto dances in the Royal New Zealand Ballet's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream

It was an inspired move by former director, Ethan Stiefel, to invite outstanding young British choreographer, Liam Scartlett, to stage A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Royal New Zealand Ballet.

Review: The Daisy Theatre

The Daisy Theatre opened at the Christchurch Arts Festival on Thursday night.

The Daisy Theatre is an act of magic. The cast is comprised of inanimate objects, but they come alive.

Singing suffragettes salute Sheppard

The cast of rock musical That Bloody Woman rehearse ahead of the world premiere on Friday night. Phoebe Hurst, left, Kyle Chuen, Ester Stephens, Geoffrey Dolan, Amy Straker and Cameron Douglas star in the show about suffragette Kate Sheppard.

A rock musical opening in Christchurch explores the life of Christchurch suffragette Kate Sheppard.

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