The bridge of the Mikhail Lermontov.

Quake shakes Soviet liner video

12:08 PM  The top three levels of a sunken Soviet ship were sliced off by the Kaikoura quake.

Crash woman critical video

The bus stuck in bush down a bank off State Highway 75 near the Hilltop Tavern.

"A lot of fatalities" were reportedly prevented by a tree after a tourist bus crashed into steep bush near Akaroa.

Scorched earth after hill fires

12:58 PM  Satellite images show extent of the damage to vegetation caused by Port Hills fires.

Kingston Flyer sold - will it stay?

12:29 PM  The Kingston Flyer has been sold unconditionally to mystery buyers.

Lucky Kiwi wins $1 million

Christchurch Lotto player wins, while Powerball rolls over to $7 million for Saturday.

Two families united by grief video

He was set to tattoo her. Neither made it out alive. Now their families have forged a friendship.

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Shave for charity, again

Christchurch bloke Ronald Parish will shave off his large beard next month for charity.

12:45 PM  A Christchurch man with a large beard is shaving it all off for charity, again.

Lemons hit the road

12:28 PM  Sixty "shitbox" cars set to leave Christchurch on a colourful convoy as part of the Shitbox Rally.

Possible wasterwater site tested

Great southern job growth

The Rebuild

Bishop worried over fundraising

Victoria Matthews, Bishop of Christchurch, and Moka Ritchie, a trustee of Church Property Trustees, photographed on Sunday.

Anglican leaders want taxpayers to foot the bill if the money for the $100m Christ Church Cathedral restoration can't be raised, sources say.

Christchurch from the air gallery

The Hagley Oval cricket ground opened in September 2013.

Christchurch is transforming as anchor projects get under way .

Chch's new central city emerging

The International Market has plans to reopen in Tuam St, Christchurch.

New cafes, shops and markets, along the reopening of old favourites, will mark year seven of the Christchurch rebuild.

Rebuild plans to bear fruit in 2017

An aerial view of the proposed Christchurch convention centre site, bottom left.

The "physical proof" of Christchurch's post-earthquake rebuild will be revealed this year, Otakaro says.

Part payouts for Western Pacific customers

Lisle Hood, whose companies were forced to sell property in Poplar Lane after the collapse of their insurer.

Customers of collapsed insurance company Western Pacific are to get their first payout on six-year-old Christchurch earthquake claims.

Opinion

Mourning and joy on anniversary

A hug for super-fan Gill Cross from Bruce Springsteen doubled as a hug for Christchurch.

Six years on from the February 22 earthquake has often been picked as a mid-way mark of the recovery.

Lessons from memorials around the world

Berlin's Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, visited by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last week, is a ...

Memorials are prone to attracting controversy, writes Steve Meacham as Christchurch's earthquake memorial is unveiled today.

New era of quake memory

Christchurch children throw flowers in the Avon River on February 22, 2016. There is still some demand for the "river of ...

OPINION: Christchurch has a new way of remembering the February 22 earthquake.

Inexorable passage of time

When an acquaintance from many years ago gets in touch, Joe Bennett's thoughts turn to how fast time passes.

Opinion: When old acquaintances remeet, it's a sharp reminder of how time hasn't stood still.

Deep State, big trouble

The Ataturkian legacy is being smashed to pieces by Turkey's Islamist President, Tayyip Erdogan. Will America's ...

OPINION: Situation in Turkey shows what happens when a populist president believes himself to be in the cross-hairs. Will America's democratic legacy be next?

business

Great southern job growth

A tourism surge and building boom accounted for most of the job creation in the Queenstown Lakes District over the March ...

A boom in tourists and building made Queenstown Lakes the place to find a job last year.

Sam Neill's Cadbury protest

Sam Neill is asking all Kiwis and Australians to boycott Cadbury products.

Dunedin's his home town, and he wants Kiwis and Australians to boycott the chocolate-maker's products.

Ebos outgrows home roots

The fluctuating Kiwi dollar is affecting profits of companies exporting goods and services overseas.

Ebos started life as a small Christchurch business but is now taking on the world with its pharmacy and pet food products.

New Qtown road opening soon

Stage one of the Eastern Access Road (Hawthorne Dr) should be open before winter.

It's hoped one of Queenstown's several roading initiatives, the Eastern Access Road, will ease traffic congestion.

Bishop worried over fundraising

Victoria Matthews, Bishop of Christchurch, and Moka Ritchie, a trustee of Church Property Trustees, photographed on Sunday.

Anglican leaders want taxpayers to foot the bill if the money for the $100m Christ Church Cathedral restoration can't be raised, sources say.

sport

Racing for his amputee niece

Bob McLachlan and niece Grace Johnstone.

Bob McLachlan and his GODZone team are racing for his 15-year-old amputee niece.

Razor sharpens new Crusaders era

New captain Sam Whitelock (left) and coach Scott Robertson will guide the Crusaders into a new era following the ...

It turns out the appointment of new coach Scott Robertson was just the start of a dramatic overhaul at the Crusaders.

'He ticked all the boxes'

A half brother to Miracle Mile favourite Lazarus has sold for $120,000 on the final day of PGG Wrightson Standardbred sales.

A younger half brother to New Zealand's best pacer has fetched $120,000 at yearling sales.

Taylor ton and Boult magic

Ross Taylor celebrates his century .

Black Caps hold on for pulsating series-levelling win in Christchurch.

Race fixing inquiry ongoing

Franco Stallone, by Bettor's Delight and San Rafaella, fetched $190,000 at Tuesday's PGG Wrightson Standardbred sale in ...

An inquiry into alleged race fixing in harness racing has led to much speculation in the industry.

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Shave for charity, again

Christchurch bloke Ronald Parish will shave off his large beard next month for charity.

A Christchurch man with a large beard is shaving it all off for charity, again.

Kaikoura train groceries for Chch

0800 Hungry's Kerry and Nicky Bensemann at their Woolston warehouse.

Non-perishable groceries from a stranded train after Kaikoura quake donated to City Mission.

Review: Local, Riccarton Bush, Christchurch

Kiwifruit and passionfruit curd with a berry crumble make up of a loaded-up pavlova dish.

A secret spot just right for Sunday lunch.

A dance with The Boss video

Bruce Springsteen poses for a selfie with Christchurch fan Gill Cross.

Gill Cross's dreams came true when she got her Dancing in The Dark moment with Bruce Springsteen.

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