Sonya Rockhouse and Anna Osborne at Parliament this week, with 291 crosses to mark New Zealand workplace deaths since the Pike River disaster.

Five years without a body to bury

The story of the Pike River disaster as told by the women left behind.

Tourists assaulted

Two male tourists have been attacked at the Vagabond Backpackers Hostel in Christchurch.

Two male tourists have been attacked at their backpackers in central Chch.

Train hits car in Hampden

A motorist has escaped uninjured from a collision with a train.

Severe rain for West Coast

Most places can expect some rain this weekend, but MetService warns to keep an eye on next week's forecast.

Living in a wasteland video

Alec and Helen Durie live on a street with no name, and they are the last remaining residents.

Obese teens denied video

Weight-loss surgery is being denied to the growing population of obese teens, surgeon says.

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Celeb chef owes creditors $1.6m

Celebrity chef Jo Seagar's failed business owes creditors more than $1.6 million.

Chef Jo Seagar's defunct cooking school and cafe owes creditors more than $1.6 million.

Woman killed in Queenstown car crash

A woman is dead after a car crash near Queenstown.

Summer Starter entries open

Supreme homes claim building awards

The Rebuild

Ngai Tahu property chief made money

Tony Sewell, chief executive of Ngai Tahu Property, beside a mural at the iwi's head office. "Tony has never been a shy person," says  kaiwhakahaere Sir Mark Solomon.

Tony Sewell will soon leave the Ngai Tahu waka, having headed its property work for 20 years plus.

Gough pushes go

Antony Gough admits he has learnt some tough lessons as work restarts on The Terrace.

Artefacts saved from the old Cranmer Court, pictured here during its 2012 demolition, could be included in new apartments planned for the site.

Sir Bob heading city apartment bid

A Chinese and local consortium is to build upmarket apartments on Christchurch's Cranmer Court site.

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Elderly can be naughty little liars

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OPINION: Grandma is 96. Her brain is sharp as a tack. It's the body that is starting to give way.

Greater police access to Tasers deserves cautious support

OPINION: Nearly 5000 people – 4962 to be precise  – were inured last year by what police using what they call their "tactical options"; the actions they take when a person becomes unco-operative and has to be subdued or coerced by force. How many of those injuries were caused by Tasers? Just five. About one in 1000.

"The last thing we want to do is leave this in the back of the cab – and sure enough that's the last thing we did."

Oops, we mislaid NZ's only copy of the TPP

Trade Minister Tim Groser reveals the real reason New Zealanders have so little information about the Trans Pacific Partnership.

business

Celeb chef owes creditors $1.6m

Celebrity chef Jo Seagar's failed business owes creditors more than $1.6 million.

Chef Jo Seagar's defunct cooking school and cafe owes creditors more than $1.6 million.

New Canterbury inland port offers more choice

New competition for import and exporting customers with Canterbury inland port.

This house at Clearwater in Christchurch has been named supreme new home winner at House of the Year Canterbury.

Supreme homes claim building awards

A modern house overlooking a golf course and a castle-style home are among the Canterbury House of the Year winners.

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Coolibah could be one cool hurdler

Coolibah and Shaun Phelan won the Sydenham Hurdles with ease at Riccarton on Saturday morning.

Shaun Phelan rates hurdles rookie Coolibah a star of the future with more time.

No rest for owner Casey

A dream season for one of the country's most prolific owners is over, but there's no rest.

Manawatu Steeplechase winner Upper Cut will attempt to give trainer Mark Oulaghan a seventh Koral Steeplechase win, at Riccarton.

Upper Cut ready to land blow

Upper Cut seeks a seventh Koral Steeplechase win for trainer Mark Oulaghan.

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Celeb chef owes creditors $1.6m

Celebrity chef Jo Seagar's failed business owes creditors more than $1.6 million.

Chef Jo Seagar's defunct cooking school and cafe owes creditors more than $1.6 million.

Summer Starter entries open

Runners hit their paces at the start of the inaugural The Press Summer Starter Fun Run.

The race is on for Cantabrians to enter for The Press Summer Starter fun run and walk.

Supreme homes claim building awards

This house at Clearwater in Christchurch has been named supreme new home winner at House of the Year Canterbury.

A modern house overlooking a golf course and a castle-style home are among the Canterbury House of the Year winners.

Piano signs tenants

The $14 million Piano Centre for Music and the Arts is under construction and will be the first new building in Christchurch's performing arts precinct.

New tenants have signed up for a music centre under construction in central Christchurch.

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