Timothy Joseph Foley has been jailed for almost 12 years for bashing his girlfriend to death with a crowbar.

Life in prison for murder video

Timothy Foley beat his girlfriend with a crowbar, but claims he used a garden gnome.

Gloriavale hotline tips

A young Gloriavale community member in prayer.

1:57 PM  Police receive several calls about secretive commune following abuse allegations.

Brighton pier under-insured video

New Brighton Pier was insured for less than half the amount it would cost to replace.

Johnny Moore: Chch is hard work

1:20 PM  OPINION: Forget the glossy marketing promotions – the reality is the city centre is not that appealing.

NZ Post mum on Postman Pat cars

New Zealand Post won't say if its new electric delivery vehicles will come to Chch.

Teacher accused of misconduct

School teacher Cheryl-Lyn Porter resigns over misconduct accusation.

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No good news expected at mine

Solid Energy.

2:21 PM  No-one is expecting good news as workers gather in Westport to hear Solid Energy's plans for Stockton Mine.

Help for boy with asthma

People have rallied to help five-year-old asthma sufferer Liam MacAlpine-Berg

From school bench-warmer to Crusaders

Landlord charges per-bed rents video

The Rebuild

Landlord charges per-bed rents video

Filipino workers say they are disappointed with Christchurch's standard of accommodation.

A landlord is charging Filipino workers up to $145 a week for a single bed in a seven bedroom house.

Red zoning destroyed dream

Aaron Duncan and Sarah Chisnall's dream of a Port Hills house was destroyed after the quake.

The rebuild is creating a lot of new jobs in construction in Christchurch and soaking up those looking for work

Low unemployment shrinks talent pool

Finding competent candidates for jobs is becoming harder in Christchurch as the pool of local workers shrinks.

Opinion

Editorial: Lake Ellesmere has a future again

Aerial view of Canterbury Bight showing the highly coloured plumes carrying land sediment out of Lake Ellesmere.

OPINION: From space, none of the Earth's considerable number of blemishes can be seen.

Editorial: What’s in a royal name?

OPINION: At just a few days old, Princess Charlotte is already carrying the weight of a royal birth on her tiny shoulders.

Shops at The Tannery in Woolston feature attractive signage.

Signage doesn't have to be ugly

OPINION: Is it too much to hope that as Christchurch rebuilds, building owners will bring in more attractive signage?

business

Landlord charges per-bed rents video

Filipino workers say they are disappointed with Christchurch's standard of accommodation.

A landlord is charging Filipino workers up to $145 a week for a single bed in a seven bedroom house.

Doing your bit to help young Kiwis?

OPINION: How can you help youngsters bridge the gap between learning and work?

The rebuild is creating a lot of new jobs in construction in Christchurch and soaking up those looking for work

Low unemployment shrinks talent pool

Finding competent candidates for jobs is becoming harder in Christchurch as the pool of local workers shrinks.

sport

From school bench-warmer to Crusaders

David Havili of the Crusaders runs in a try during the Investec Super Rugby game between the Crusaders v Cheetahs at AMI Stadium in Christchurch.

David Havili used to dream of becoming a professional rugby player. Now, at just 20, he is one.

Rams' NBA duo worth the investment

Canterbury Rams' director believes they're getting good bang for their buck having two ex-NBA players in their squad.

Captain Anna Thompson will bring up her 100th game for the Mainland Tactix in Porirua on Monday night.

Loyal Anna Thompson set for 100th Tactix game

Anna Thompson will become the first player in Tactix franchise history to bring up 100 games for the franchise.

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christchurch life

Doing the 'Sahara shuffle'

Hollie Woodhouse, (right) and her Running for Rangers team, completed the 30th Marathon des Sable - a six-day, multi-leg race through the Sahara Desert.

An ultra marathon runner has overcome sand tunes, blisters and endless hours on her feet.

What you were wearing gallery

Chloe Wolt

Here's a look at people were wearing in Christchurch this week.

Cafe Chat: Fine fare at food hub

Fine Fare Kitchen owner Wayne Cameron, left, and chef Simon Levy.

Fine Fare Kitchen is coming to the container food hub on the corner of Victoria and Salisbury streets.

Turning to the top shelf

Stealth Hospitality bar manager Harry Scott makes a Montenegro Treacle cocktail at Chinwag Eathai.

In a nutshell, people are choosing to drink less, but better.

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