Lincoln University needs to raise $7 million to meet financial standards.

Lincoln Uni tightens its belt

Cash-strapped university open to private investment and asset sales to balance the books.

Pedestrian hit by car

Emergency services are working at the scene of a crash near Rolleston where a pedestrian was hit by a car.

9 min ago  Pedestrian seriously injured after being hit by a car west of Christchurch.

'An absolute trouper' video

A teen cyclist killed on the West Coast has been described as a hard worker and great kid.

Tramper missing, presumed dead

6:58 AM  A tramper has been rescued and another may be dead after falling on the Routeburn track.

Christchurch section sales soar

First-home buyers jump at chance to nab higher-priced properties as Kiwisaver rules relaxed.

Teen's tears at robbery sentence

Judge jails teen despite pleas for home detention and treatment at a drug rehabilitation facility.

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Cold winds and heavy rain ahead

Cold winds and heavy rain are expected to arrive in Canterbury on Friday.

12 min ago  South Island misses brunt of North Island's bad weather, but cold winds and heavy rain expected on Friday.

Youth charged over robbery attempt

7:02 AM  Police have arrested a teenage boy for the attempted robbery of a Dunedin dairy.

Another $2.5m needed for sports hub

Problems plague new fire trucks

The Rebuild

'The decline of small-town NZ'

Westpac reported a record $916 million profit - up 6 per cent on the previous year.

Small-town New Zealand suffering "death by a thousand cuts", economist says.

Fendalton owners cashed in

Gerry Brownlee: "The question simply was what is the fastest way forward for people on that particular stretch of river ...

A group of Fendalton landowners received hundreds of thousands of dollars for their damaged properties after the September 2010 Christchurch earthquake.

Uninsured Quake Outcasts' appeal denied

A High Court judgment has found Gerry Brownlee was entitled to consider red-zoners' insurance status when making ...

A group of uninsured Christchurch homeowners has lost an appeal for more compensation after claiming a Government offer was unlawful.

Rebuilding a city's heart video

Urban designer James Lunday Lunday says the large-scale new builds in the city don't allow for the independent shops and ...

"We're still building a 20th century city – built for the car, wide streets and no activity."

There's something strange about Pegasus

Pegasus housing is not all endless rows of "boxes", Shelley Frost says.

This town has attracted an odd level of disgust from outsiders. It really isn't fair, writes a resident.

Opinion

Bring NZ Wars into view

A ceremony marking the handover of Rangiriri, site of one of the major battles in the New Zealand Wars.

OPINION: The New Zealand Wars are a foundational part of this country's history, and every person should have at least a passing knowledge of them.

Paying for a perfect smile

This little boy is unafraid to smile. But some people are, if it reveals teeth neglected because they could not afford a ...

OPINION: Rosemary McLeod is grateful, for limited reasons, that her mother was vain.

Get science right then put it on LIMs

Christchurch's coastline is at high risk of erosion, as shown in this 2001 picture of New Brighton beach.

Land reports need to be comprehensive but they also need to be accurate and not overstate risks.

Alpine-water scheme the key to Nth Canty future

A view across the dry Hurunui district from Masons Flat towards Mt Tekoa.

Are alpine water schemes the way to "futureproof" farming in the increasingly dry Hurunui district?

Rio is over, time to think about Tokyo

Pole vault bronze medal-winner Eliza McCartney's joy at coming third was infectious. Should more money be invested in ...

As the glow from Rio fades, decisions need to be made about funding priorities for the Tokyo Olympics.

business

Meridian Energy to pay special dividend

Meridian boss Mark Binns says shareholders will be paid a special dividend.

Meridian Energy sells more power at higher prices in New Zealand and Australia.

Christchurch section sales soar

Construction at the Two Roads subdivision at Woodend, north of Christchurch.

Real estate agents say buyers are jumping at the chance to nab higher-priced properties.

Liquidators recover some of Arena's $9M

Arena director Jimmie McNicoll faces probes by the Serious Fraud Office and Financial Markets Authority.

The wind up of Arena continues as SFO probes director McNicholl

Briber's company in trouble

Gregory Hutt, pictured, appeard for sentencing in the High Court in Wellington in 2012, after earlier pleading guilty to ...

Company linked to man tied up in ACC bribery scandal runs into multi-million dollar trouble.

Sorted consolidates sites

An artist's impression of Sorted Logistics' new warehouse at Waterloo Business Park in Christchurch.

A business park on a former Christchurch freezing works has clinched its latest tenant.

sport

Six in a row for St Margaret's

Goal shoot Ella Wells helped St Margare'ts College win a sixth consecutive Canterbury schools netball title.

St Margaret's College have extended their remarkable record in Canterbury schools netball with their sixth title in a row.

Schoolboys up for special occasion video

Southland Boys' High School first XV hooker and captain Flynn Thomas before the South Island final against Christchurch ...

Southland Boys' High School first XV captain Flynn Thomas says ever since he joined the schools team he has had eye on Saturday's fixture.

Football Ferns face funding cut

New Zealand's Annalie Longo, left, competes with USA's Carli Lloyd for the ball.

Football Ferns' funding could be cut after Rio struggles.

Coll stars in squash win

Paul Coll has won another national squash title.

The Canterbury squash squad collected three titles at the national championships in Auckland.

Prinsep ready for new front row assignment

Makos prop Blair Prinsep hits it up during a training session at Trafalgar Park

 Canterbury's Blair Prinsep is quickly coming to terms with his new role as part of the Tasman Makos' front row.

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Review: Saigon Star

Saigon Star does a decent beef pho - the national dish of Vietnam.

If you want a drink, you have to take your own.

NZ's smallest pipe organ gets restored video

Organ enthusiast and restorer John Dodgshun is restoring New Zealand's smallest pipe organ, now at the Ferrymead ...

A team of Christchurch organ enthusiasts relied on a single photograph to restore one of New Zealand's oldest and smallest pipe organ.

Cast, CSO combine for magnificent Giselle

Qi Huan and Lucy Green star in the Royal New Zealand Ballet's production of Giselle.

REVIEW: Lucy Green in complete command of virtuosic choreography, while providing a finely calibrated dramatic performance.

How to be voted best cafe

Winning cafe Hello Sunday says it's the human touches that make the difference.

Cafe chat visits an atmospheric cafe that everyone loves and tries cricket tortillas.

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