Jack Glassenbury will accompany mascot Wooliam onto the pitch at half-time at the Fifa Under-20 World Cup final on June 20. The tournament is the second-biggest football event in the world.

Christchurch pupil to take pitch

5:00 AM  Jack Glassenbury will attend the Fifa Under-20 World Cup final, and take to the pitch at half-time.

Red zone  war zone video

Soldiers training in a red-zoned area of Christchurch.

5:00 AM  Red-zoned Christchurch land has become an urban war zone for soldiers to practice battles.

Oval costs three times estimate

5:00 AM  The cost for the entire redevelopment of Hagley Oval ended up being $4.5m.

Top cop cleared

5:00 AM  Departing district commander cleared of wrongdoing after officer's complaint.

Offer to cover cathedral rejected

5:00 AM  Anglican diocese rejects offer to cover cathedral from elements.

Carter ponders career

Dan Carter has emulated a host of American sports stars by writing about his career. 

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Sunday-Star Times wins weekly newspaper of the year

Sunday-Star editor Jonathan Milne, whose newspaper won weekly newspaper of the year at the Canon Media Awards 2015.

Victory for the Sunday Star-Times in weekly newspaper of the year highlighted a strong showing at the Canon Media Awards by Fairfax New Zealand journalists on Friday night.

Franz Josef still on edge

5:00 AM  The Franz Josef community has to work out what happens now that a fault avoidance zone has been permitted to run through the town centre.

Turn red zone to native park

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The Rebuild

Government's Christchurch rebuild bill leaps by $1.1b

Finance Minister Bill English at a post-Budget 2015 lunch in Christchurch on Friday.

The Government's estimated contribution to the $40 billion Christchurch rebuild has jumped $1.1 billion in a year.

Extra money for Christchurch rebuild

The Government has announced it will spend an additional $108m on operational aspects of Christchurch's rebuild.

Southern Response may get more money

Government promises to back Southern Response's quake claims even if company needs more than the pledged $1b.

Opinion

Editorial: Changes ahead for beneficiaries

Bill English

On its surface, the Budget delivered by Finance Minister Bill English yesterday was unflashy and low-key.

Don't blame MediaWorks over Campbell

OPINION: John Campbell might seem indispensable, but we'll forget him within days. Everyone, especially in the media, is expendable.

Finance minister Bill English is congratulated by National MP's after delivering his 7th Budget.

A Budget for the battler family

OPINION: Struggle Street has emerged as the biggest winner in Bill English's chop-and-change fiscal affair.

business

Government's Christchurch rebuild bill leaps by $1.1b

Finance Minister Bill English at a post-Budget 2015 lunch in Christchurch on Friday.

The Government's estimated contribution to the $40 billion Christchurch rebuild has jumped $1.1 billion in a year.

Tourism switches to spending bulk of its marketing on the low seasons

The bulk of Tourism New Zealand's marketing budget switches to the shoulder and low seasons for the next two years.

Blis Technologies chief executive Barry Richardson.

Blis Technologies forecasts extra sales

Dunedin's Blis Technologies says sales will be backed by extra capacity at its production plant.

sport

Star pacer Dalton Bromac out of Harness Jewels

Brendon Hill is gutted that Dalton Bromac and Ricky May will not take their place in the Jewels.

Glenn Scott could be set for an achievement any hobby trainer would dream of but he is in no mood for celebration.

Dan Carter ponders career for American audience

All Black test centurion Dan Carter has emulated a host of American sports stars in utilising a platform for athletes to reflect on their professional careers, in their own words.

Matthew Cameron rode two winners at Oamaru on Friday to extend his lead in the national jockey's premiership to four.

Matt Cameron increases lead in riding premiership

Matt Cameron's trek down to Oamaru from the north has proven to be a profitable one.

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Christchurch homes look good to architecture judges

This home and studio overlooking Lyttelton Harbour, designed by First Light Studio and Makers of Architecture, won a small project architecture award.

Winning homes in Canterbury's Architecture Awards have in common the sort of style many homeowners would covet.

Recharge by the river

The view of the stunning Southern Alps is the real attraction.

This retreat is set among the scenic valley of the Hurunui River. Pack for stargazing, roaming and a soak in the outdoor tub.

One for the birds

Akaroa Harbour views extend from the nearby Woodills Track.

At dusk, the silvery notes of the native birds steal all the attention from the sweeping views.

San Andreas coming to Chch video

Rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) heads to San Francisco to save his only daughter.

Are Christchurch cinemagoers ready to see a blockbuster movie about a devastating earthquake?

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