Surrogate's labour of love

Touched by act of stunning generosity

For most women, carrying another woman's child for nine months and enduring the pain of childbirth would be unthinkable.
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Fewer youth accidents

learner driver A sharp reduction of the number of young drivers killed or injured has saved the country $451m.

Builder's dream turns nightmare

Another Canterbury building company goes under, taking hopes and dreams with it.

Schools allay prizes doubts

Are school prizegivings fair? A researcher says no – it can depend on who you know.

Ladi6 to headline Summer Starter

Kiwi hip-hop queen will sing Cantabrians across the finish line at a run with a musical twist.

Patient seeks hope in trial

NZer to take part in Australian drug trial in the hope that if her cancer is passed on to her daughters, there could be viable treatment.

Centre might be white elephant

Christchurch convention centre Doubts over the location and economic viability of Christchurch's convention centre could result in the project being a "huge disaster", a designer says.

Bringing life back

Hundreds of music students could soon bring new life to the Christchurch Arts Centre.

Caught short in disaster

PDAs a firm seasonal dilemma

Dancer Olivia Russell

Passing on the power of dance

Olivia Russell can remember the day she decided to be a ballet dancer.

Revamp to cost $7m

Victoria Square aims to be 'an oasis' in the city with more lawn and river access.

Watch a demolition from the grandstand

A mini and relocatable grandstand has been designed so people can among other things observe "crowd-worthy" demolitions in comfort.

Asbestos probe 'meaningless'

Rebuild boom expected to slow

Drone and Peter Perrim

Port Hills trail from the air

A new video shows the ambitious Christchurch Perimeter Trail, which supporters say could open in six months.

Struggling to rise to challenge

With summer coming my excuses to avoid a morning run were growing thin, while my waistline was just growing.

Welcome dose of realism

The rebuild has lifted the growth of Canterbury's regional gdp at a rate of 5 per cent for at least two years, well ahead of most other regions.

'Never let a serious crisis go to waste'

How to write a column

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Information can save lives

Overseas tourists need to know that tramping in New Zealand is not like trail-hiking, rambling or walking in their home countries.

Finding the right fit

shoes Linwood College pupils of all ages and shoe sizes fitted with free running shoes from Shoe Clinic.

Fitness industry fails many

A fitness guru, who was once a 'dropkick drunk', says the fitness industry is failing many who need it most.

Neighbours key to wellbeing

Sutton: Running reduces stress

Lucy Powell

Walking to get fit for summer

A keen tramper plans to walk the 10k Summer Starter to help prepare for the Abel Tasman walk next year.

Your dinner? It's in the bag

thumbnail A food-delivery business with roots in Sweden has scooped 10,000 customers in its first 18 months - on the premise people want less hassle from shopping and cooking.

Cheers to another award

A North Canterbury vineyard won producer-manufacturer Champion Canterbury Award for 2014, small business category. Let's get a taste.

Low cost housing 'too pricey'

Marryatt's $800,000 payout

Cameron Ross

Tiling business heading back to US

An Auckland tiling company is preparing to expand into the United States with the lifting of a three year non-compete period.

Coconut oil 'a health hazard'

Coconut oil shouldn't be used as regular cooking oil despite being trendy, says the heart foundation.

How to cater for vegetarians

Don't make them mushroom risotto, but you can make tofu taste good.

Best bar in Christchurch?

What's shameful about eating alone?

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Cafe chat: Markets and more

Get into the summer groove with the Sunday Sumner Market, a Sauvingon Blanc and Seafood Trail.

Buller bullish about chances

Isei Lewaqai The Buller rugby team are proving as resilient as the residents of a region which has taken its fair share of hits.

Old Broom with a new view

He's over 30 but Neil Broom still feels like the wide-eyed 19-year-old he was when he made his first-class debut.

Dirt to fly at Amberley

Major test for Southern Utd

Rubin Statham

Statham on fire for Kiwis

A fit-again Rubin Statham made a major statement on the opening day of New Zealand's Davis Cup relegation tie.

The city debate

City There's no shortage of opinion about how we really want Christchurch to look. What do the city's leading lights think?

Redcurrent celebrates 15 years

Rebecca Kain, co-founder of home and giftware store Redcurrent, reflects on the art of giving and her vision for the new Christchurch.

Down by the bay

Top five takeaways

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Recipe: Rosemary panna cotta

With the berry season upon us, pair this traditional Italian dessert with a mixed berry compote.

Dancer Olivia Russell

Passing on the power of dance

Olivia Russell can remember the day she decided to be a ballet dancer.

Andre Lovatt

Bringing life back

Hundreds of music students could soon bring new life to the Christchurch Arts Centre.

Black Keys

Keys to success

Heartache and Sid Vicious' guitar play a part in The Black Keys' latest album, Turn Blue.

Drone and Peter Perrim

Port Hills trail from the air

A new video shows the ambitious Christchurch Perimeter Trail, which supporters say could open in six months.

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