Mayor hits the notes

Mandarin love songs impress Chinese

Mayor Lianne Dalziel is impressing Chinese dignitaries with her ability to sing love songs in Mandarin.
Lianne Dalziel singing

Fraud, theft on rise

8:21am Police are seeing a spike in financial crime in Canterbury since the quakes.

St Bede duo miss nationals

Two high school rowers whose parents sought an injunction against their school have missed out on national trials.

Parents seek stress relief

More Canterbury parents are turning to an emergency care service for their children than ever before.

'Risky rebuild phase'

SFO boss Julie Read has signalled that the Christchurch rebuild is entering a dangerous phase.

Prepare for a damp week

Fine spells and the odd morning shower are in store for Canterbury on Monday.

Nats beaten soundly

What a pity that all the let-go provinces of the nation don't have a by-election.

Website dishes up environmental facts

A Christchurch engineer has just launched a website giving consumers easy-to-read science advice.

Hoon Hay garden transformed

Mayor hits the notes

Kiwi nurse's Ebola scare

Ebola redzone nurse Bronni McBain says her time in West Africa was 'heart-wrenching'.

Leader slates 'neglect'

An east Christchurch business leader says neglect of New Brighton is a "moral and social injustice".

Grey view for solar plans

Planned north Christchurch subdivision would have had 2200 solar-powered homes.

Relics may get new life

$1.8m spent on extra land

Rebuild a big opportunity

Building smarter, stronger and cleaner is essential if Christchurch wants to take advantage of the opportunities of the rebuild, industry leaders say.

The world deserves more Paul Henry

I'm Paul Henry and you're not, and thank God for that, frankly.

Media not to blame for extremism

Extremism in the Islamic world has thrived and been allowed to thrive for many reasons.

A limpet says au revoir, dear rock

Clarkson had to be sacked

Sharp lesson for National

The whack delivered to the National Party by Northland voters on Saturday was exceptional.

Henderson wins extension

Businessman David Henderson has won a chance to further argue his case against the Official Assignee.

Leader slates 'neglect'

An east Christchurch business leader says neglect of New Brighton is a "moral and social injustice".

Grey view for solar plans

Cat food linked to slavery ring

Mayor hits the notes

Mayor Lianne Dalziel is impressing Chinese dignitaries with her ability to sing love songs in Mandarin.

Fun food at Yamagen

Getting food flicked at you is all part of the fun at teppanyaki restaurant Yamagen.

Are you a true beer lover?

Think low alcohol means low flavour? Think again, says beer expert Phil Cook.

Big flavours at Bootleg BBQ

The Cup cafe closed for repairs


Would you give up meat?

Our lack of interest in Meat Free Week shows Kiwis aren't keen on giving up their lamb and pies. But why not?

Mistakes ruin Crusaders' bid to end hoodoo

The Crusaders' most deadly enemy lies within and unless eradicated, they will struggle.

Sydenham avenge final loss

Sydenham could not have asked for a better start to the club rugby season.

Canterbury nab intercentre crown

Ferrymead Bays remain unbeaten

Crockett gets rocket from referee

Referee Angus Gardner couldn't resist flicking a firecracker into Crockett-gate.

Did this taco truck set the trend?

Before Mexican food trucks were found on most Christchurch corners, two guys called Tom quit their full-time jobs, bought a truck on Trade Me and learned to whip up some Mexican favourites.

Art classes with a twist

Picasso and pinot noir go hand in hand at Christchurch's only Paint 'n' Sip studio, started last August by fun-loving American Amanda Anthony.

Luxury tramping in Southland

Proteas on the peninsula

Review: Mexico

The North Island restaurant chain finally comes to Christchurch, and while the food is not strictly authentic, it's just the spot for a party atmosphere.

The baroness of beer

Ava Wilson talks to Beck Eleven about brewing beer, falling in love over a tasting glass, and being a new mum in the alcohol industry.

Gary Clark Jr: Saviour of the blues

The 'new Hendrix' Gary Clark Jr and supermodel Nicole Trunfio are in NZ for Clark's three-date tour.

Mowing a lawn

Thanks for great neighbours

We hardly saw each other but felt our neighbours were always there in caring and thoughtful spirit.

Introducing Josef & Emily

A helicopter ride, a rapped speech and the sweetest present from the groom... this is one picture-perfect big day.

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