Though an experienced tramper Greg Ross, 63, had not been to the area for 30 years.

Tramper crawls 7 hours to safety

4:29 PM  Man with dislocated shoulder crawls for seven hours to reach hut after a fall on solo tramp.

Location a 'mistake'

Canadian urban experimentalist Charles Montgomery says cities where people can walk and cycle help foster happiness.

5:09 PM  Convention centres "kill street life" and should not be in a city centre, says author.

Gloriavale wants private road

5:33 PM  The Gloriavale Christian Community wants to limit road access to its West Coast property.

Terror: 'He's killed the kids'

A terrified mum fled her home to escape her armed ex, only to hear two shots as he killed their children.

'We can't compete' as buyers stuff nation

We have a good deposit and steady incomes, but still can't buy our first home.

It was 'a stupid thing to do'

Man hauled before judge for taking photos in court for controversial Facebook page.

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Gloriavale wants private road

Gloriavale Christian Community, on the shore of the West Coast's Lake Haupiri.

5:33 PM  The Gloriavale Christian Community wants to limit public access on the road up to its West Coast property.

Killer's criminal history not known gallery video

5:06 PM  A father who killed his kids was 'friendly and smiling', hiding homicidal thoughts from his psychiatrist.

Rare sea creature disappears

Justice Minister declines Ellis inquiry

The Rebuild

Is investor confidence waning in Chch?

The view across Cathedral Square is still marred by rubble, and the partially demolished BNZ building - abandoned by developers Christo Ltd.

Cracks seem to be showing in development of the central city.

Will $50 million fix it?

The city council's insurer is claiming it has advice that quake-damaged Lancaster Park can be restored for less than $50 million.

Sam Thompson's Woolston house looks fine but 'shoddy' EQC repair work is hidden within the foundations.

'Shoddy' repairs leave wonky floor

Sam Thompson regrets signing off his house repairs with a wonky floor, including a chair leg nailed in as support.


Misguided bid to sway budget

Photo - CARYS MONTEATH/The Press
The first Christchurch City Council staff have started moving into the new civic building.
Furniture movers lugged items and about 18 corporate staff were inducted at the Hereford St building.
The group is the first cluster of 1200 staff who will gradually move into the new $113 million building over the next four weeks.

OPINION: The work of finding a budget that will work not be done by playing around with the kind of foolishness from the People's Choice councillors

British election shaping as a political cliffhanger

OPINION: The British general election shaping as a political cliffhanger, Mike Yardley says.

Returned servicemen march under the arch of the Bridge of Remembrance on Anzac Day 1932.

What were the Anzacs fighting for?

The First World War was a war between rival empires. The "great evil" was Imperialism. And New Zealand's sons were fighting for it – not against it.


Dieter Adam named NZMEA chief exec

Tom Thomson, president of the NZ Manufacturers and Employers Association, announces new CEO.

NZ Manufacturers and Exporters Association appoints new chief executive.

Sanford closes plant video

Mussel processor shuts Christchurch plant at a cost of more than $2m in exit pay, cutting 232 jobs.

David Hancock, chief executive of Tower Insurance at the office in central Auckland.

Tower ups Canty rebuild reinsurance cover

Tower has increased its Canterbury reinsurance cover for rebuild work.


Devine departs Dragons by 'mutual consent'

Canterbury United coach Sean Devine has parted company with the club after one season.

4:51 PM  Canterbury United are seeking a new coach after ending Sean Devine's contract after just one season.

Fighting talk from wounded Crusaders but fix needed

4:21 PM  The warning sirens are screeching, yet the Crusaders coaches and players refuse to buckle before the pessimists.

The Boss, piloted by Christchurch driver Raymond Hart, will contest the national powerboat title in Cromwell.

Canty boat out to show who's The Boss

4:41 PM  A venerable Canterbury craft is still at the top of the power boat racing totem a quarter of a century after it first made waves.

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