The spoils of victory: Canterbury captain Luke Whitelock and his players with the Ranfurly Shield after beating Waikato ...

The Log heads to Canterbury

As light rain swept over Hamilton, Canterbury's Ranfurly Shield drought ended.

Breakdown forecast

The convention centre has cost nearly $85 million for planning and land acquisition.

Exit plans in play months before convention centre partnership breakdown.

CPW irrigation plan proceeds

Central Plains Water scheme will go ahead, with 1000 extra jobs promised each year.

Drink driver jailed for crash

Sarah Jane Arrow has been jailed for hitting two pedestrians in Redcliffs.

Mission to destroy wallabies

Invading Wallaby pests are on Otago's most wanted list.

Squatters stay in vacant hospital

A once private hospital has been vacant for five years. It appears to have new 'tenants'.

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Peak 2 Pub attracts huge entries

The 2015 Peak to Pub was big, but 2016's is going to be even bigger.

Saturday's 2016 Peak to Pub multisport race from Mt Hutt to Methven has attracted huge entries.

Coast cop probed again

West Coast cop who held suspects for more than 15 hours in another IPCA investigation. 

Squatters stay in vacant private hospital

Fire at Port Otago

The Rebuild

Convention centre breakdown forecast

The convention centre has cost nearly $85 million for planning and land acquisition.

Exit plans in play months before convention centre partnership breakdown.

EQC boss quits

Earthquake Commission chief executive Ian Simpson is leaving to become the chief executive of GNS Science.

Ian Simpson would admit some things "could have been done better" during his tenure, his boss says.

Last months at Re:Start

Christchurch's Re:Start mall is unlikely to still be trading by next winter, the trust's chairman says.

New tenants ahead of Christmas trading, but Christchurch container mall's unlikely to be open next winter.

Rent cut for 'labour of love'

The historic Gough Chambers in Worcester Boulevard remains vacant.

Owners slash rent and offer rent-free period in bid to attract tenants to Christchurch heritage building.

Stadium plans up in the air

An early artist's impression of the proposed covered stadium to be built in Christchurch's city centre.

Cold water continues to be poured on Christchurch's stadium anchor project.

Opinion

Hoping for stadium certainty

Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium was widely disliked but has become a valuable feature of the city.

Will Christchurch build a new stadium or restore the old?

We're all prisoners of time

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks on stage during the Facebook F8 conference in San Francisco, California, this year.

Opinion: We need death for our own psychological wellbeing.

Could Christchurch host a Winter Olympics?

Switzerland's Virginie Faivre performs a jump during the women's freestyle skiing halfpipe finals at the 2014 Sochi ...

OPINION: Economist Dr Greg Clydesdale says we need more information to decide if hosting a Winter Olympics would be feasible.

Tune in for the biggest show on Earth

Stage hands install part of the stage for the first U.S. presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.

OPINION: Today's US presidential debate is set to be edge of the armchair viewing.

The election of the deplorables

Never before in living memory have two US presidential candidates been saddled with so much toxic baggage as Donald ...

OPINION: Never before in living memory have two presidential candidates been saddled with so much toxic baggage, Mike Yardley writes.

business

Convention centre breakdown forecast

The convention centre has cost nearly $85 million for planning and land acquisition.

Exit plans in play months before convention centre partnership breakdown.

Otago sails full

Port Otago's container trade was slightly down, offset by property income.

Port Otago's property income and rising values offset slightly lower cargo volume.

Multimillion-dollar claims rejected

Mainzeal construction headquarters, Victoria St, Auckland

Liquidators of collapsed firm Mainzeal have rejected more than $36 million worth of claims made by out-of-pocket creditors.

Big lift for NZCU

NZCU has built a relationship with Filipinos  who make up a large part of the workers rebuilding Christchurch.

A South Island credit union is targeting younger people in a marketing push into northern centres

Central Plains Water scheme to proceed

Stage one of the Central Plains Water irrigation scheme taking water from the Rakaia River.

Central Plains Water scheme will go ahead, with 1000 extra jobs promised each year.

sport

Canterbury lift Shield in thriller

Canterbury captain Luke Whitelock lifts the famous Log o' Wood in Hamilton.

Waikato's Ranfurly Shield reign comes to an end after Canterbury win another classic in Hamilton.

The Log heads to Canterbury

The spoils of victory: Canterbury captain Luke Whitelock and his players with the Ranfurly Shield after beating Waikato ...

As light rain swept over Hamilton, Canterbury's Ranfurly Shield drought ended.

Peak 2 Pub attracts huge entries

The 2015 Peak to Pub was big, but 2016's is going to be even bigger.

Saturday's 2016 Peak to Pub multisport race from Mt Hutt to Methven has attracted huge entries.

All Black jumps Chiefs' ship

Seta Tamanivalu, pictured in action for the All Blacks against Wales in Wellington on June 18, would add power to the ...

Arrival of midfielder Seta Tamanivalu at the Crusaders coincides with Robbie Fruean's departure.

Campbell retires but it's not game over just yet

George Campbell is retiring after many years of being Nelson Bays Football's development officer.

George Campbell is retiring from his role as Nelson Bays Football development officer but may return to coaching at senior level.

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Bad weather good news for indoor activities

Paige Godoy Moreira,7, enjoys getting out to the playground at Victoria Park, despite the bad weather.

Canterbury businesses offering indoor activities are cashing in on school holiday crowds.

What to wear this spring

These spring dresses will be a breath of fresh air in your wardrobe.

As a fashion buyer, Megan McKee has the inside scoop on the best clothes coming our way this season.

NZ's fanciest op shops

Melanie Cavaye's Madam Butterfly specialises in women's clothing.

Second-hand doesn't necessarily mean cheap, but there's a lot to love at these spots.

'An incredible year' for NC photographer

'Abandoned' won the first round of the PSNZ Canon on Line photographic competition.

It's been an incredible year for Rangiora photographer Cheryl Muirson. 

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