Too many road cones, too few marshals contributed to traffic problems during the Christchurch marathon.

Too many cones, too few marshals

Marathon organisers admit being "'caught out" with patients and staff unable to reach hospital.

Child murder arrest

Police have arrested a 34-year-old man over the alleged murder of 5-year-old Leon Jayet-Cole.

4:34 PM  A 34-year-old man has been arrested over alleged murder of a 5-year-old.

Oxford crash victim named

The man who died when his 4WD crashed has been named as Andrew Orr, 23.

Caravan mum says thanks

5:01 PM  Help has flooded in for a Canterbury mum stuck living in a caravan post-earthquake.

Mad dash to save man

Woman tells of "blood squirting everywhere" as she bundled a stabbing victim into her car and dashed to hospital.

'Frenzied' payback attack alleged

Two men and their mum attacked a couple in a home invasion, court hears.

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Port plan under scrutiny

Lyttelton Port generic

5:21 PM  Environmental studies on plans for a new container terminal at Lyttelton Port have been called "superficial".

Curletts Rd cleared

Christchurch's busy Curletts Rd is finally clear after a $1.8 million upgrade project.

Dunedin bar fights for liquor licence

Rooftop view: police station implosion video

The Rebuild

Diary of a Chch bus passenger

Generally we are not on the "loser cruiser" because we want to be.

I am the passenger and I ride and I ride. I stay under Metro Bus Service glass.

Entire home recycled into objects video

A Christchurch home recycled from the tip of the chimney to the bones under the floor.

The New Brighton pedestrian mall is looking run-down and empty, and locals choose to shop in other suburbs.

Finally fixing New Brighton

New Brighton is in a dilapidated state and locals have finally had enough.


More than a few found Wells' satire offensive

Dame Susan Devoy.

5:20 PM  OPINION: Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy takes issue with Fairfax columnists who criticised her stance on a satirical broadcast by Jeremy Wells.

Power play in danger zone

China's more aggressive assertion of long-held claims to islands in the South China Sea risks flaring into conflict.

Christchurch City Council's alcohol policy is up for review.

Booze plan needs rethink

OPINION: Tighter alcohol rules will knock the stuffing out of our city's nightlife.


Getting to grips with the lingo

Confusing terminology surrounds commercial property.


Ryman to weigh an ASX listing

Ryman Healthcare will consider a dual listing in Australia as it accelerates plans to create a $1 billion retirement portfolio in Melbourne over the next five years.

Progress on Ryman Healthcare's Bob Scott Retirement Village in Petone, Wellington, New Zealand.

Ryman board will consider ASX listing

Ryman Healthcare will consider an ASX-listing due to demand from Australian investors and village residents.


More concussion problems for Read

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23:  Kieran Read of the Crusaders looks on during the round 15 Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Crusaders at ANZ Stadium on May 23, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Concussed Kieran Read not in Crusaders squad for Super Rugby clash with Blues.

Ashburton's crowning Jewel must stay

Ashburton will host its sixth Harness Jewels in 2017 but there are no guarantees past that point.

Cody Everson, 19, hopes to compete in the Paralympics in Rio De Janeiro next year.

Teen aiming for Paralympic gold

A fall on the rugby field left Cody Everson paralysed, but he hasn't let it stop him from a sporting career.

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Site sheds light on mental health

26052015. News Photo. Stacy Squires.
Fairfax. For Mainland Live. Janelle McNeil is helping to raise awareness of mental health issues, through her role as a lead for Neighborly. (Note! Neighbourly is a New Zealand owned company founded by a team of individuals passionate about building stronger, safer and more vibrant communities)

A Woolston woman is using community website Neighbourly to encourage others to be open about mental health.

Footprints - Free Theatre Christchurch stages bicultural opera

Free Theatre Christchurch rehearse bicultural opera Footprints/Tapuwae ahead of a series of shows starting June 2.

This week Free Theatre Christchurch is staging Footprints/Tapuwae, a unique bicultural opera.

The tale of Romeo and Juliet never gets old

The Court Theatre's production of Romeo and Juliet is a hit with our reviewer.

Our reviewer fell in love with the Court Theatre's production of Romeo and Juliet.

Happiness is sharks and shipwrecks

Canterbury Underwater club members exploring the sunken HMNZS Waikato in Northland in 2015 during the club's annual trip north to explore the Poor Knights and the wrecks.

Sharks, dolphins, crayfish and shipwrecks – they make Gareth Halliburton a happy man.

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