Christchurch writer and poet Frankie McMillan, in her Christchurch home.

Back to nature for city poet

Award-winning poet and short story writer Frankie McMillan tells BECK ELEVEN about her new collection and what lies beyond her gate.

Plea for new landlord

Emma Battrick wants her family to be able to stay in their St Albans flat. Pictured with her sons Kanye, 10, Harper, 20 months, and Marley, 6.

A family whose landlord is selling their house has taken to social media to find a buyer who will keep them on. 

Jump in house sales

Real estate sales in Canterbury are at their highest level since mid-2013.

Will $50 million fix it?

Council's insurer says Lancaster Park can be restored for less than $50 million.

Fine Autumn weekend

Cantabrians will be treated to fine Autumn weather this weekend.

The thin green line video

Does the New Zealand economy stand with its toes on the biosecurity precipice?

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Airport pops with red for Poppy Day video

Christchurch Airport has planted 5000 poppies in the lawn outside the terminal entrance for Poppy Day.

Christchurch International Airport plants 5000 poppies outside terminal to mark Poppy Day.

Northern motorway land drops 1.5 metres

Part of the proposed Northern Arterial motorway route from Belfast to the central city has dropped up to 1.5 metres in tests on "very poor" soil.

Second post-quake social housing opens

$3m saved by shutting police stations

The Rebuild

EY returns to the CBD

Artist's impression of the office precinct of the new Ngai Tahu complex.

Ernst and Young is moving back to the central city as an anchor tenant in Ngai Tahu's latest CBD development.

"Two steps forward, one step back" for Christchurch

Prime Minister John Key says Christchurch is facing  "two steps forward, one step back," in its slow journey toward recovery.

The Tomkins family are slowly getting a family home back together after spending four years living in the converted garage at their old earthquake damaged property. Shayla on her stilts with dad, Jeremy, mum, Tania and brother, Shayde watching from the deck of their new property.

Garage ordeal ends video

A Christchurch family finally have a home after spending four winters in a garage because of insurance delays.

Opinion

Daddy has two Tri Pillows

PussPuss in the pantry.

OPINION: My boyfriend has moved out and someone must explain it to the cat.

Inside Mediaworks' boss' job interview

OPINION: Andrew Gunn is a fly on the wall during Mark Weldon's interview for CEO of Mediaworks.

Nada Tawfeek believes she was selected for a random detention at Brisbane Airport because she was wearing a Muslim scarf.

Airport search does not justify victimhood

OPINION: Shrieking about the unfairness of being stopped at the airport looks a bit shallow when you consider the world we live in.

business

EY returns to the CBD

Artist's impression of the office precinct of the new Ngai Tahu complex.

Ernst and Young is moving back to the central city as an anchor tenant in Ngai Tahu's latest CBD development.

'If I do it, any Maori can do it'

Depressed, drunk, stoned, and sleeping under bridges, Amos Neate felt completely alone.

Jo Pennycuick, managing director and founder of in-demand design company Redesign Group.

Globetrotting design company going places

A lone design consultant in Christchurch now has offices in four international locations.

sport

Chiefs trounce Crusaders at home to do double video

Jordan Taufua of the Crusaders is tackled by Liam Messam of the Chiefs.

Chiefs sack Christchurch with 26-9 win over Crusaders to do Super Rugby season double over rivals.

Crusaders captain prepares for mud-slinging

Kieran Read is bracing himself for a nasty backlash.

Capp just misses 1500m qualifying time

Nathan Capp came agonisingly close to adding a second world championship event to his schedule on the last night of finals at the New Zealand Open swimming championships in Auckland.

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Back to nature for city poet

"There are no horses in heaven". Canterbury University Press, 2015, $25, Original artwork for the cover is by Lyttelton artist Nichola Shanley.

Award-winning poet and short story writer Frankie McMillan lives with her poet/painter partner in a cottage in inner-city Christchurch. She tells BECK ELEVEN about her new collection and what lies beyond her gate.

Musician on a mission

Mel Parsons is playing 22-dates around the country in aid of her latest, and third album, Drylands.

A West Coaster "through and through", Mel Parsons talks tours, Dire Straits and cups of tea with Ron Sexsmith.

Record Store Day gets its groove back

Buying a record at a generic chain store just isn't the same experience as buying one at an indie record store.

In an increasingly disposable world, Record Store Day celebrates the sense of community found at record stores.

Feeding the world, Midge Ure style

Musician Midge Ure is back in NZ for the first time since the early '80s.

Ultravox frontman Midge Ure talks about co-writing Do They Know It's Christmas? with Bob Geldof and recalls the day it all began.

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