Microhome eyes start-ups

Tiny central-city structure has all the mod cons

A regeneration group hopes to retain Christchurch entrepreneurs and artists with its central-city microhouse.
Microhouse on Peterborough St

'Steady' progress on wildfire

Firefighters battling a massive wildfire near Arthur's Pass are making "slow but steady progress".

Cycleways budget a 'rough guess'

Council staff crucified for not telling councillors city's cycleway network budget could double.

Truck blocks Christchurch traffic

Delays are expected on a busy Christchurch highway this evening after a truck broke down. 

Chopper chartered from Pike funds

Cabinet minister Nick Smith chartered another helicopter for TV cameras - this time using tax-payer cash set aside for families of the Pike River victims.

Urban explorers snap derelict hotel

Urban explorers sneak into derelict hotel to photograph rooms seemingly left untouched since 2011 quake.

Pike walk track wanted

Families of Pike River Mine disaster victims want a visitor centre and a walking track on the mine site.

Microhome eyes start-ups

A regeneration group hopes to retain Christchurch entrepreneurs and artists with its central-city microhouse.

McCully's dramatic Antarctic flight

Man sent threatening emails

Woolston cattery extension opposed

Neighbours oppose cattery extension citing concerns that property values will drop.

City housing rules finalised

Developers of residential properties within four avenues must plant native tree for every 250sqm.

Rebuild workers under min wage

Construction company punished for paying workers less than minimum wage.

Heritage demolition?

Land for anchor projects reduced

Microhome eyes start-ups

A regeneration group hopes to retain Christchurch entrepreneurs and artists with its central-city microhouse.

A rebel without a cause

I feel I should care about something enough to want to die for it, but I've got nothing.

Housing affordability needs rethink

Try and find decent rental accommodation in Christchurch. It's a struggle.

The art gallery with no art

Seminars, webinars, now holonars?

Editorial: Our leaders' agendas

John Key fleshed out plans for social housing reform, Andrew Little focused on jobs.

City housing rules finalised

Developers of residential properties within four avenues must plant native tree for every 250sqm.

Finance company selects AB

Smiths City Finance enlist All Black Kieran Read as a new face for the brand, in an attempt to grow the lending arm of the national retail business.

Heartland pumping as profit lift tipped

Store deal lacks transparency

Canterbury houses dearer

Canterbury homes are 12 per cent less affordable than a year ago as house price and interest rate rises outstrip wage rises.

Fancy a teapot of mixed liquor?

Newcomers to Christchurch's night-life include a Mexican restaurant and the reopening of a late-night pool hall.

Raspberry Cafe now an institution

It's hard to imagine a nicer place to be on a hot summer's day than The Raspberry Cafe at Tai Tapu.

Set some culinary goals

Baking is bigger than ever

fish and chips

The art of the chip buttie

Some of the best summer meals I have eaten did not involve cloth napkins.

Riach denies player pressure in Fiji cancellation

Crusaders board didn't bow to player pressure in decision to ditch plans for Super Rugby match in Fiji, chief executive says.

Slava Meyn's state-of-art goal gets a move on

The first stage of a Christchurch-based Russian businessman's new sports facility project in Yaldhurst is underway.

Finals day format looks a winner

Dan Carter eager for pre-season action

Knowler: No time to dwell on Heinz's unlucky break

Few things are certain in Super Rugby but injuries come with an iron-clad guarantee, as the Crusaders discovered.

House of the month

Sumner house When the Canterbury earthquakes tipped the Joneses from their hilltop haven, they found life is perfectly good on the flat.

Christchurch crowds are the toughest

World Buskers Festival veteran Derek Flores, aka El Jaguar, says Christchurch audiences make him work hardest for laughs. This year, he'll host the festival's nightly comedy club and be set on testing our limits.

2014 in pictures

The dream job?

Perfume

Summer's best scents

Looking for a new fragrance? We review the latest perfumes to treat yourself to this season.

Fancy a teapot of mixed liquor?

Newcomers to Christchurch's night-life include a Mexican restaurant and the reopening of a late-night pool hall.

Raspberry Cafe now an institution

It's hard to imagine a nicer place to be on a hot summer's day than The Raspberry Cafe at Tai Tapu.

All the world's a stage

A lack of performance venues and career prospects has prompted a group of Christchurch theatre graduates to start their own artistic collective.

More fun to come

This summer has been a hot one and there is still plenty of it left before we welcome winter rain and weekends spent indoors looking out.

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