The New Brighton Pier needs at least $8 million worth of repairs.

$8 million to repair pier video

Repairs to New Brighton's landmark pier will cost more than double the original build.

Imagining Nayan at 9 gallery

Christchurch 4-year-old Nayan Woods was fatally hit by a driver as he walked with his family in Linwood in 2010.

Emma and Duncan Woods often wonder what their son would have been like had he not died in a car crash.

Hunter missing in remote area

11:57 AM  Search under way for hunter missing in an area west of Hawarden since Monday.

Winter terrifies asthma boy's mum

Mother almost lost her boy – her "reason for being" – twice to late-night asthma attacks.

Two trucks in state highway smash

11:23 AM  Diversions set up on state highway west of city crash involving two trucks.

Bus interchange open in two weeks

New multimillion-dollar central city bus interchange will open within two weeks.

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Arthur's Pass road upgrade begins

Arthur's Pass village generic

0 min ago  Work has started to upgrade a dangerous stretch of road near Arthur's Pass.

Surgeon's 'sorry' to dead patient's family

Son of a man who died on the operating table gets an apology from the doctor, but not the hospital.

Painful wait for hip replacement

Patient was 'failed'

The Rebuild

Inland Revenue runs 'cashies' crackdown

Inland Revenue Department is shown here as a barrier arm on fringe benefit tax. It wants unstated taxable income on residential housing jobs too

Inland Revenue Department tagged four parts of Auckland for a 'cashies' tax crackdown that could turn into a national campaign.

Caution urged over 'vibrant' CBD

Researcher says Christchurch risks getting CBD rebuild wrong by not considering local culture.

Inside the new Christchurch Bus Interchange

Interchange reaches new milestone

Christchurch's new bus interchange is one step closer to opening.

Opinion

Long term plan the ultimate test

Graphics of the new Christchurch Town Hall design.

OPINION: Balancing interests in Christchurch's oh-so-Long Term Plan will test the city council's mettle.

Is it time for Collins' return?

Has Judith Collins been long enough in the wilderness to merit a return to a ministerial job?

British Labour leader Ed Milliband and New Zealand Labour leader Andrew Little face similar problems attracting electoral support.

Look beyond the metropolitan elite

UK's Labour needs to stop seeing the existing state bureaucracy as the answer to all of society's problems.

business

Red Bus to pay $6m dividends

A driver approaches the working day at Red Bus.

Christchurch's Red Bus says it should return to profit this year.

Two more years of stench

Christchurch's smelliest factory will be allowed to emit offensive odours for another two years.

Mr Green is in strife with some of its cleaning franchisees.

Mr Green recruits want out

Franchise buyers expecting turnover of $1000 a week find themselves without promised customers.

sport

Proud Prebbleton man returns to Maddock's paddock

Former Canterbury and Crusaders wing Joe Maddock passes on some tips to his Prebbleton club team. He will help coach the Canterbury national provincial championship team this year.

10 min ago  New Canterbury backline mentor Joe Maddock says coaching his Prebbleton club in the Combined Country rugby competition was a perfect pathway to the professional coaching arena.

Riach urges Crusaders assistant Matson to stay

Crusaders chief executive Hamish Riach is prepared to play a waiting game with Tabai Matson.

Crusaders first five-eighth Colin Slade is refusing to concede their Super Rugby playoff hopes are over.

Slade vows Crusaders will continue to 'give our guts'

12:29 PM  Crusaders teeter on the edge of Super Rugby oblivion but first-five isn't giving up.

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Swimming for social therapy video

Howard Booth, aged 69, has Alzheimers and enjoys swimming as therapy.

For Howard Booth swimming is not just a form of exercise. It opens the doors to social interactions and helps him restore any sense of motivation.

X-Factor, ‘hatbeard’ and the music pastor

Those who performed at the talent show at Majestic Church in November 2014 are, from left to right - Stevie Tonks, Olivia France, Endiah Kesha, Loren Sila, Ashy Batchelor and Josh MacGregor.

The curious tale of X Factor, "hatbeard'' and a Christchurch music pastor and vocal coach.

Constellations - a 'super-star script'

The Court Theatre's latest play, Constellations, reviewed.

Groups clean up for future

Tanya Jenkins, Colleen Philip and Zak Cassels are collaborating to clean up the Heathcote River on May 9.

Organisers of a Christchurch river clean-up hope their efforts will stop people "[dumping] their rubbish for free".

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