Piliniuote Fifita has recovered after contracting the Zika virus while on a family trip to Tonga.

Zika diagnosis in Canterbury

Piliniuote Fifita bought back an unwanted memento from her holiday to Tonga.

Mountain view for sale

Aoraki Mt Cook Village is growing in popularity with tourists.

Couple who spent 20 years battling for consent to build hotel with Aoraki Mt Cook views selling hard-won permit.

Behaviour at stag party 'despicable'

Behaviour of man who drank a bottle of absinthe at Queenstown stag party labelled "despicable".

Questions over gondola system

Communication system for Christchurch Gondola cable cars after two-hour stoppage still not decided.

Fraudster stole $170,000

Angela Wendy Paynter hopes to avoid jail by tapping into KiwiSaver to pay reparation.

Woman stabbed in Akaroa

A woman has been stabbed in her own home on Banks Peninsula.

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Hospital entrance reopens after glass drop

A shipping container has been put in place to reopen the Christchurch Hospital main entrance, after a pane of glass shattered on Friday.

A shipping container "tunnel" has allowed Christchurch Hospital's main entrance to reopen after glass fell from the canopy.

Redcliffs demolitions this week

Demolition of houses perched above Redcliffs School will not start until the end of this week.

Coast to Coast novices gearing up

Celebrated sailor dies in glider crash

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Smaller developers follow big guys' lead

Landlord Craig Nicholas visited Australia for design ideas for his Colombo St development.

 It is not just the big guys planning to build in Christchurch's emerging retail precinct.

EQC delays 'outrageous'

EQC's ongoing delays in determining whether properties are over-cap - five years after Canterbury's quakes - are "simply outrageous", Mike Yardley says.

OPINION: EQC's ongoing delays - five years after Canterbury's quakes - are "simply outrageous", Mike Yardley says.

New hotel for central city

The new hotel will have nearly 50 tourist apartments, plus private apartments for sale.

A collapsed scheme to build plush $2 million apartments in central Christchurch has been rescued.

Metro Sport Facility tenders considered

A concept drawing of the Metro Sports Facility.

Six companies express interest in project managing construction of Christchurch's $300 million Metro Sports Facility.

'You don't give up paradise'

A panel found sea level rise "significantly limits" potential for long term land use in the red-zoned areas of Pines Beach and Kairaki, pictured.

Two Canterbury red-zone stayer strongholds have been deemed "not feasible" for future development.


EQC delays 'outrageous'

EQC's ongoing delays in determining whether properties are over-cap - five years after Canterbury's quakes - are "simply outrageous", Mike Yardley says.

OPINION: EQC's ongoing delays - five years after Canterbury's quakes - are "simply outrageous", Mike Yardley says.

New Lincoln boss's deception a bad start

The latest controversy at Lincoln University has tainted the beginning of new vice-chancellor Professor Robin Pollard's term.

Shenanigans regarding Lincoln University's new vice-chancellor are yet another troubling incident on campus.

Red zone gift a wise investment

Imagine of the benefits if this type of experience, walking through native bush at Hinewai Reserve, Banks Peninsula, was possible in central Christchurch.

Don't be too quick to dismiss ambitious ideas for Christchurch's Red Zone.

Signs of the times

Thursday's anti-TPPA protests were not limited to Auckland but were held nationwide. A small group of protesters took to the streets of Timaru.

It was a week of protests, policy and political primaries.

Frothing over Trimgate video

The sign that got the internet over-caffeinated.

JOHNNY MOORE: I’m surprised more people don’t demand cafes serve breast milk lattes with the amount of crying I see online.


Hotel permit-holders selling rare view of Aoraki Mt Cook

Aoraki Mt Cook Village is growing in popularity with tourists.

A Canterbury couple who fought a government agency for 20 years for consent to build hotel accommodation within easy reach of Aoraki Mt Cook are now selling their hard-won permit.

Trapped in a rural 'dead man's land' video

Christchurch rural blockholder David Wilson says it's unfair to allow more housing in places like Rangiora and West Melton, but limit it in Avonhead.

Christchurch landowners say a highway makeover and land zoning change has marooned them.

Christchuch values up in hills and eastern suburbs

House values.

Christchurch's fastest-rising house prices are in the city's eastern and hill suburbs.

What happens to your money if your bank fails?

Frustrated Greek bank customers wait to get into a branch after a three-week account freeze. The OBR is designed to avoid such lengthy freezes for Kiwis should a bank collapse here.

There are no easy solutions and when a bank goes under, somebody is going to lose money.

Employers ignoring labour inspector orders

Susan Hornsby-Geluk says employment cases are rising.

Legal action against employers for failing to meeting minimum employment standards is trending.


'Umpires got it right' video

Former test umpire Dave Quested says the officials followed correct protocol in giving Mitchell Marsh out in Monday's heated ODI at Seddon Park.

Former official Dave Quested says Aussies can have no complaints over Mitchell Marsh's controversial dismissal.

Crusaders ring the changes

Sam Whitelock, pictured scoring a memorable try against the Queensland Reds in Christchurch last year, will lead the Crusaders in their trial game against the Highlanders.

Eight adjustments made as Sam Whitelock leads the troops for trial game against the Highlanders.

Coast to Coast novices gearing up

Aranui High School students Bryce Adamson, 15, and Taitama Tukaki, 16, are nervous ahead of the Coast to Coast on Friday.

Two Aranui High students are trying to put their school on the sporting map for reasons other than rugby league and union.

Keeper in stitches after head knock

Coey Turipa makes a save for Canterbury United earlier in the season. He has six stitches after a cut to his head after a game in Hamilton.

Six stitches to a head wound means Canterbury United keeper Coey Turipa is in doubt for Sunday's top of the table game with champions Auckland City.

Saints got marching to T20 title

English import Dylan Budge scored a run-a-ball 25 before Tom Meyrick's damaging 39 gave St Albans an impregnable total to defend in the Christchurch club cricket T20 final with Rioccarton on Monday

St Albans defy Ben Rapson double to secure Christchurch premier club cricket T20 title

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Tony de Lautour's hidden paintings and urban camouflage

Artist Tony de Lautour is using a camouflage technique called dazzle to camouflage an ugly concrete service building in front of the Christchurch Art Gallery.

When Christchurch artist Tony de Lautour packed up his studio to move house last month he uncovered a forgotten trove of artworks created in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquakes.

Nick Willis wins street mile

Olympian Nick Willis is joined by children on his warm-down lap after winning the street mile race during an athletics event held in central Christchurch.

For just a few minutes, a group of Christchurch kids kept up with Olympian Nick Willis.

Young women help feed homeless

Muslim girls Addeana Husaini, 19 (third from right), Asayal Almutairi, 17, and Rabia Mofassir, 18, help serve a meal to people in Latimer Square.

An effort to help feed the homeless has given confidence to young Muslim women in Christchurch.

Things to do on Waitangi Day

The Black Caps will play Australia in Hamilton today.

Scratching around for ways to use up those last few hours of the public holiday? Here's five ideas.

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