Killer gets 21 years

McDonald killed, raped and injured

Aaron McDonald's terrible crime spree left a woman dead and two hitchhikers badly injured.
Aaron McDonald

Man killed at port

Worker death at Lyttelton Port A worker at Lyttelton port has been killed - the third on the waterfront in 12 months.

Was it a meteor?

10:08pm A spectacular low-flying meteor-like object was spotted off the west coast of NZ.

'Ended in tears, nasty case'

The EQC's top engineer turned up to do a repair strategy for a garage which had been condemned.

Town Hall repairs in limbo

The council wants to hear from firms keen to rebuild the Town Hall although the project may not go ahead.

Not guilty of blackmail-for-sex

Christchurch man acquitted on all charges after a four-day blackmail-for-sex trial in the High Court.

Sumner's plea for money

Sumner librarys Sumner residents are impatient for a new $10m hub to 'help the village prosper'.

Catheter pierced woman's heart

Couple wonder how a medical mistake that killed their toddler happened to another family.

Memorial tree chopped down

Less-troubled tippling

Woodend Beach

Joys of unwinding at Woodend

I go there alone when I need to think and I take my favourite people there.

Land key to housing crisis

killick.strap The high price of Christchurch land is 'crazy' given it is not a densely populated city, says World Bank planner.

Council making money out of thin air

Christchurch City Council is turning thin air into cash. It is is leasing air space over roads and footpaths to developers keen to maximise the size of its buildings.

Trying to lighten ratepayers' load

Tourism seeks support

Christchurch food hub

'Food hub' for central city site

A bare site in Victoria St in central Christchurch is to become a container food hub - perhaps with a weekend farmers market alongside.

Vibrancy starts to return to city

Christchurch CBD The phrase "busy inner-city nightspot" is a bit of a novelty to Christchurch residents after the CBD was laid waste by the earthquakes.

Trail runs beat road every time

The RWCA Sanctuary Run was billed as a trail run that contained history, mystery and scenery - and it delivered.

A different game of two halves

Michele A'Court: Could Mary please stand up?

House construction

Editorial: Our job market, our rules

Concerns have again been raised that overseas workers helping to rebuild Christchurch are falling victim to unscrupulous employers and recruitment agents.

NZX has bubbly on hold

Stock market NZX The stock exchange is headed for a record year, but it could be a while before we see a repeat, NZX boss says.

Uni trust accepts help of CTV firm

Canterbury Uni has accepted donations totalling over $140k from Alan Reay's company.

Fonterra's 'game-changer'

Air NZ profit soars

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Retail rents at record levels

With much of central Christchurch still not rebuilt, demand is pushing up rents for the city's suburban retail space.

Chch's food vs the capital

Soft poached egg After a few days in Wellington, I'm feeling pretty positive about the Christchurch food scene.

Review: The Institution

This cute wee bar, tucked away in New Regent St, excels with its service and drinks and food offerings.

New wine bar opening

A beery good time at Monteiths

The Mt Hutt Gingernut

Canty beer fails to brew a win

Ale made with Gingernuts, Oxford milk and Mt Hutt snow wasn't enough to make Beervana cut.

No more blues for Moody

Joe Moody Canterbury prop pleased to finally represent his country after what had happened in last year's NPC final.

Between Woods and the tees

Kiwi Grant Waite is at a crossroads in his career - and the world's most famous golfer might choose his path.

Champing at the bit

Cut will be tough

Johnny McNichol

All Blacks return to team on fire

The biggest issue for Scott Robertson this week is how to convince himself to drop in-form players from his unbeaten side.

Recipe: Bee-sting cake

Bee-sting Opawa Bakery and Cafe's baker, Detlev Stukenbrok, uses a versatile sweet dough to make his signature bee-sting cake. He tops it with honey and almonds, and fills with vanilla custard.

How important is good service?

Forget chefs and business owners. Meet some of Christchurch's hospitality stars - the ones going the extra mile to get our orders just right.

From burgers to bars

Our dining habits


Your guide to eating out

With an eye to dining around the world, the Avenues team scopes the best places in Christchurch to satiate a craving for international cuisine.

Fanfare sculpture

Fanfare campaign begins

A public fundraising appeal will be launched on Monday to bring a 24-metre sculpture to Christchurch.

sad girl

Teenage depression a widespread concern

On a cold winter night, 200 parents attend a meeting in Christchurch to hear about teenagers and depression.

Shigeru Ban

Architect up for festival

Within the cardboard structure of the cathedral he designed, architect Shigeru Ban opened Christchurch's biennial writer's festival.

Soft poached egg

Chch's food vs the capital

After a few days in Wellington, I'm feeling pretty positive about the Christchurch food scene.

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