Matthew Thomas Ngataki, 19, died after collided with a logging truck on Mairehau Rd.

Teen crash victim top sportsman

Former Shirley Boys' High pupil who died in crash was a rep softballer and school rugby star.

Quake build changes

The scene on Colombo St in Christchurch after buildings collapsed on to two buses during the February 2011 earthquake.

Government halves timeframe to make safe the country's most earthquake-prone buildings.

What flag should we have? video

Christchurch city leaders have their say on the controversial flag debate.

Extension for hazard submissions

Submission period on coastal hazard zoning extended 30 working days.

Alpine Fault wider than realised

A different picture has emerged of the areas at risk when the fault ruptures.

Car park demolition continues

Demolition of the Manchester St car park building is expected to be finished by November.

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Drone operators fly in face of paranoia

Commercial drone operator Carl Sheppard with his multi-rotor model that worried a Cashmere resident.

9:05 PM  Christchurch drone operators say privacy-conscious homeowners have nothing to fear.

Scholarship for quake research

7:59 PM  Canterbury students funded for research so earthquake information not be "irretrievably lost".

Daytime drink-drivers worry police

Burst water main draws a crowd

The Rebuild

Major changes to quake building rules

The scene on Colombo St in Christchurch after buildings collapsed on to two buses during the February 2011 earthquake.

Government halves timeframe to make the country's most earthquake-prone buildings safer.

Car park demolition continues

Demolition work is progressing on the Manchester  St car parking building.

Demolition work on the Manchester St car parking building is expected to be finished by November.

Christchurch house prices up 30 per cent since quakes

Christchurch's house prices are rising slightly, and rents have fallen.

Christchurch's housing market is being described as steady and settled, five years after the start of the earthquakes which threw it into upheaval.

Basilica restoration going ahead

Work on the restoration of Christchurch's quake-damage Catholic cathedral will start before the end of the year.

A $45-million revamp of Christchurch's quake-damage Catholic cathedral has been given the green light.

EQC's $68m travel spend

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The Earthquake Commission has spent $68m on staff travel costs in the past five years.

Opinion

How to stop the racist jerk in a crowd

Sake Aca, who was subjected to racial taunts while playing rugby, has forgiven his abusers.

OPINION: Carl Davidson examines the phenomenon of "groupthink" when asking the question, is Christchurch racist?

Midwives deserve pay boost

Midwives have taken their claim for equal pay to the High Court at Wellington.

Pay parity for midwives is must, writes Johnny Moore.

What the forklift?

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The 2015 Nelson Arts Festival, Michele A'Court, Stuff I Forgot.

Terms of endearment can get lost in translation, writes Michele A'Court.

Time for voters' decision on flag

Ngaio school children at Te Papa yesterday for the launch of the four final flag designs.

The debate over the flag referendum has now reached the point where voters get to decide. Everyone should participate.

Clean energy revolution bypassing Christchurch

Monier’s integrated solar roof tile is an ingenious solution for harnessing the free energy of the sun for anyone building a new home. New Zealand is lagging behind other countries in the take-up of solar technology.

OPINION: As it rebuilds, Christchurch is missing out on opportunities to switch to cleaner, sustainable forms of energy, writes David Killick.

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Major changes to quake building rules

The scene on Colombo St in Christchurch after buildings collapsed on to two buses during the February 2011 earthquake.

Government halves timeframe to make the country's most earthquake-prone buildings safer.

Car park demolition continues

Demolition work is progressing on the Manchester  St car parking building.

Demolition work on the Manchester St car parking building is expected to be finished by November.

FMA works closely with KiwiSaver providers on rules

Simone Robbers, right,  director of primary markets and investor resources with the Financial Markets Authority, talks to a member of the public about KiwiSaver.

The Financial Markets Authority has been watching the role KiwiSaver providers take.

Hubbard investors only get original capital back

The late Allan Hubbard at a meeting of his supporters in Timaru in 2010

About 300 investors in Hubbard Management Fund have received their original $35.6 million of capital back.

Christchurch house prices up 30 per cent since quakes

Christchurch's house prices are rising slightly, and rents have fallen.

Christchurch's housing market is being described as steady and settled, five years after the start of the earthquakes which threw it into upheaval.

sport

Cheeky Cantabs throw down gauntlet

This rather pointed billboard turned up outside Trafalgar Park overnight.

A rather mysterious billboard has suddenly appeared outside Nelson's Trafalgar Park.

Rugby club to rebuild after fire gallery video

The Glenmark Rugby Club plans to rebuild its clubrooms after a devastating fire, president Andrew Evans says.

A historic rugby club that lost decades of All Blacks memorabilia in a fire will be rebuilt.

Crotty sets a good example

Ryan Crotty is looking for more domestic success with Canterbury.

Canterbury's Ryan Crotty believes it's important to show a positive display, despite his All Blacks disappointment.

Young Canterbury amateur boxers chasing world titles

Kaelen Boyce works the pads with trainer Julian Scully before flying out for Russia last weekend.

Canterbury boxers Junior Acero and Kaelen Boyce have earned the right to represent New Zealand at world champs in Russia

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.

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Chef challenges reality cooking concept

My Home Chef owner-operator Rita Yosef says popular cooking shows such as MasterChef and My Kitchen Rules can have a negative effect on kitchen confidence.

A personal chef wants to empower Kiwis in the kitchen by helping them to get back to the basics.

Loons performers together again

Loons members Sophie Ewert, left, Skye Broberg, and Tom Trevella are reuniting for a Christchurch Arts Festival show.

 A new show created for the Christchurch Arts Festival is reuniting a local theatre company scattered to the world by the Canterbury earthquakes.

Pretty Ricky 'like Madonna'

Pretty Ricky performing in Christchurch on Saturday night.

Pretty Ricky promoter defends "on-stage sex show" saying it is no different to Madonna behaviour on stage.

Musical voyages with Ritmata

Simon Thacker chases a primal feeling when making music. "It's like a drug,'' the Scottish guitar virtuoso says. He is in New Zealand to perform Ritmata as part of the Christchurch Arts Festival

When Simon Thacker plays music, he is searching for something primal.

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