Warrior Micheal Daken talks to Hickory Bay local Hugo Turner, 4, at the Waitangi Day celebrations in Okains Bay.

Canterbury celebrates Waitangi Day

3:24 PM  About a thousand people celebrated at Okains Bay, the largest Waitangi Day gathering in the South Island.

Stuck on the gondola

Passengers are being assessed by ambulance staff after being trapped on Christchurch's gondola for almost two hours.

4:41 PM  Passengers were trapped in Christchurch's gondola cable cars for almost two hours.

Missing woman found

2 min ago  A Christchurch woman reported missing on Thursday found in Marlborough.

Meet the bird whisperer

Down a quiet suburban driveway in Parklands, Jackie Stevenson has created a bird refuge.

When tears are a good sign

OPINION: Some Kiwi families have holiday baches. I am convinced ours should buy a timeshare unit in a psychiatric hospital.

Pair seriously injured

Cars collide after German tourist driver crosses centre line on the West Coast.

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Cloudy Waitangi Day for Canterbury

10092015 News Photo:Dean Kozanic FairfaxNZ. The afternoon weather looks like rain.

A cloudy day lies ahead for Waitangi Day celebrations in Canterbury.

Selling liquor for 150 years

The historic Otira Stagecoach Hotel is celebrating 150 years with a Penny Farthing race.

Waitangi weekend events in Canterbury

Axe attacker to be released

The Rebuild

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.

Uninsured red zoners file new claim

Grant Cameron, lawyer for the Quake Outcasts, says his clients were "gutted" by a revised offer for their uninsured red-zoned land.

An ongoing dispute between Christchurch's Quake Outcasts and the Government is heading back to court.

Talking about regeneration

Andre Lovatt is a young-looking 40-year-old who is playing an ever greater role in the Christchurch rebuild.

Regenerate Christchurch chair Andre Lovatt wants to be a team player not a rebuild tsar.

Opinion

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.

Odious con artists must be caught

What could be more despicable than stealing the life savings of the elderly?

What could be worse than ripping-off the elderly of their life savings? Con artists are contemptible.

When treaties collide

"Well, the locals would give up Certain Things, and in return they would receive Many Benefits. Stop me if I'm getting too technical."

SATIRE: Wait, which agreement were we talking about?

How bad is the TPP?

The intelligentsia of NZ has come out fighting against the TPPA.

Columnist Martin van Beynen says the opposition to the TPPA is its best recommendation.

business

Nervous tourists hire chauffeurs video

Christchurch-based chauffeur Robin Adams acts as both taxi driver and guide for overseas visitors. "I mother them all the way around."

Tourists too scared to take to the wheel, or wanting a more relaxing holiday, are paying to be chauffeur-driven around NZ.

Increase in domestic manufacturing sales makes up for weaker exports

Dieter Adam, chief executive of the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association, said a relatively strong domestic economy was making up for uncertainty in the global economy.

A survey of manufacturing in December showed an increase in domestic sales almost made up for a 10.76 per cent drop in export sales.

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.

Trucks and machinery in demand

Turners' sales of big civil construction machinery have been strong enough for it to justify a new standalone division

The Canterbury rebuild and a surge of overseas interest have lifted truck and machinery sales.

sport

Pacing Major continues dominance

Bob Butt and the Paul Nairn trained Conon Bridge cruised to a two length victory in the Group III Hambletonian Classic.

Major future coming up for Sapling Stakes winner.

Johnston leads Canterbury fightback

Tom Latham produced a solid 65 runs with nine boundaries.

Tim Johnston's aggression started a late Canterbury resurgence at Christchurch's Hagley Oval.

Voges makes 149 as WA dominate

Adam Voges replicated his test form for Western Australia at Lincoln against New South Wales.

Adam Voges crafts 149 in offshore Sheffield Shield match at Lincoln to look primed for test series.

Second line start for Mossdale Conner

Monbet is a short-priced favourite to win his second Group I on Australian soil within eight days.

Second line draw could hurt Kiwi pacers chances in Hunter Cup

Miss Alice needs form reversal

Miss Alice is due a change of luck as she searches for a second Group III victory in the White Robe Lodge handicap on Saturday.

Smart mare needs to lift if she is to be winning chance in White Robe Lodge handicap

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Electric Avenue draws thousands to Hagley Park

06022016 New Photo:Dean Kozanic/FairfaxNZ. Electric Avenue music festival in North Hagley Park. The crowd for P-Money.

The sounds of dance music from international acts like The Presets and Thievery Corporation joined whoops of joy from carnival rides at Canterbury's largest music festival on Waitangi Day.

Trio deliver fabulous entertainment

The Mozart Narropera Trio, German artists Dorothee Jansen (soprano) and Hanns Heinz Odenthal (violin) and Cantabrian Haydn Rawstron (piano and narrator), provided terrific entertainment on Thursday night.

REVIEW: Narropera's Figaro a winning package

Waitangi weekend events in Canterbury

Waka paddling will be held on Opara Stream as part of the annual Okains Bay Waitangi Day event.

Range of options for Cantabrians looking for something to do this Waitangi weekend.

Sydney mayor backs Nix

Sydney's mayor has backed the 'Save the Nix' campaign - citing the ''mutually beneficial'' bond between New Zealand and Australia.

The Wellington Phoenix have a new ally, an Aussie.

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