Apology for roadworks

Motorists advised to find alternatives

Traffic is already near gridlock as road works slow eastbound traffic approaching Eastgate Mall.

Man killed in crash

A Motueka van driver died in a "nasty" collision with car transport truck in the Buller Gorge.

Hagley Oval given all clear

Hagley Oval It's been through plenty of hoops, but Christchurch ground gets official tick from ICC to host World Cup games.

Fitness industry fails many

A fitness guru, who was once a 'dropkick drunk', says the fitness industry is failing many who need it most.

Driver left armed robber behind

Synthetic cannabis robbery goes wrong as getaway driver leaves one of two armed men behind.

Wasp problem worst in the world

Wasp densities in South Island beech forests are the highest on earth. Could mites be the solution?

Asbestos management 'deficient'

Asbestos WorkSafe won't lay charges despite finding flaws in EQC and Fletcher EQR's asbestos handling.

Sex pest denied parole

Sex predator denied parole after expressing wish to remain in contact with prison pals.

Complex owners face rebuild crisis

Spike in parking fines

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New laptops well received

A delivery of free laptops ''rocked the socks off'' nearly 80 Christchurch primary school pupils yesterday.

Hydroslide back for summer

Waltham Pool Waltham Pool will reopen in January after $3.2m repair project following Canterbury's quakes.

Facelift for the Malthouse

One of the city's last remaining industrial stone buildings will stay open while $2m post-quake rebuild kicks off.

Victoria Sq revamp 'slap in the face'

'Visionary' farewelled

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Christchurch rebuild to plateau

Business experts predict the Christchurch rebuild will peak soon.

Mike Yardley: Cops need guns

Police Every day, five front-line cops are assaulted. That's despicable.

Is striving a middle-aged thing?

It is almost inevitable that the middle years involve some striving to optimise life, income, and hence enjoyment and to set up a hedge for the future.

Living wage could benefit employers

Council struggles with first-year goal


Editorial: Public input on square needed

Proposals for changes to Victoria Square are worrying some people.

Sutton: Running reduces stress

roger sutton If anyone knows about stress management, it is Roger Sutton.

It's the high road for tourists

The Christchurch Coastal Pathway group is aiming for the 6.5 kilometre track to become the most popular tourist attraction in the city.

Fun run not just for humans

One in five suffer insomnia

Neighbours helping clear liquefaction

Neighbours key to wellbeing

Canterbury's quakes highlighted the importance of a person's environment and neighbours.

Rate rise, dollar fall predicted

Home vs investment Interest rates will go up next year, but the New Zealand dollar is expected to fall further, AMP Capital says.

Excessive remuneration a taxpayer minefield

When reading Inland Revenue's latest pronouncement on "excessive remuneration", I feel stuck between a rock and a hard place.

Ammonia leak at ice cream factory

Stores forge ahead

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Ex-Warehouse boss joins EstarOnline

Former Warehouse Group executive Andrew Buxton has joined Christchurch-based retail software provider EstarOnline as chief executive.

What's shameful about eating alone?

Passengers & Co breakfast If you've never enjoyed a meal with a dog-eared novel at a table for one, you're missing out.

Couchsurfing 'used for grooming'

Men infiltrated Christchurch couchsurfing group with alleged "sexually charged motivations".

Artisan bakehouse rises in Woolston

Beef wins taste test

Black Betty

Black Betty is Christchurch's best

The man who refused to be beaten by quakes and consent battles wins top cafe award.

Playmaker getting every chance

Dan Carter All Blacks may take Dan Carter on northern tour even if he isn't fit enough for first game in the US.

Right call is tough on Slade

You've got to feel for Colin Slade. Two days after he wins an All Blacks test with a top kick, he's dropped.

Road to World Cup begins

Coaches’ jobs safe in review

Dan Carter

Dan Carter must be fit to tour

Steve Hansen confirms he'll prepare for three UK tests as World Cup playoff games, but won't permit star No 10 to travel if not fit.

Redcurrent celebrates 15 years

Rebecca Kain Rebecca Kain, co-founder of home and giftware store Redcurrent, reflects on the art of giving and her vision for the new Christchurch.

Down by the bay

Sweeping views of Lyttelton Harbour set the scene for a family home in Governors Bay.

Top five takeaways

Travel: An overnight stay in Kaikoura


The city debate

There's no shortage of opinion about how we really want Christchurch to look. What do the city's leading lights think?

Irish cricket team in punting collision

The luck of the Irish?

The Irish cricket team's visit to Christchurch almost took a turn for the worst before they had even played a match. 

Christmas carols

Free events to ease quake stress

More than 60 events, from pool parties to carol singing, will help people ''have a bit of fun'' this summer.

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US spotlight on Chch

Christchurch musicians have been singled out by Billboard magazine.


Creations come to life

Colourful and creepy creations hit the catwalk as D&A makeup design students show off their skills.

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