Heartache to happiness

Modern new look for historic Homebush

After devastating loss of the original homestead, Louise Deans says a fresh start was the right decision.
Homebush

$800,000 payout

Tony Marryatt Former Christchurch City Council boss Tony Marryatt left his job with an $800,000 payout.

Progress after confronting PM

An end to a woman's quake-damaged home woes is in sight after she approached the prime minister.

Rider dead after crash

A motorcyclist is dead after a single vehicle crash near Christchurch airport last night.

Low cost housing 'too pricey'

Almost 90 new homes in Chch will be priced under $400,000, but is that really affordable?

$48m plan to stop Flockton flooding

Properties will be sacrificed under the council's multi-million dollar solution for the Flockton basin.

Marina firm has $1.3m in debts

A Queenstown marina company connected with a prominent Christchurch lawyer owes about $1.3m.

Struggling to rise to the challenge

With summer coming my excuses to avoid a morning run were growing thin, while my waistline was just growing.

Coconut oil 'a health hazard'

Council 1080 backing 'toxic'

Canterbury Heritage Award

Christ's College restoration honoured

Christ's College has won the supreme prize at this year's Canterbury Heritage Awards.

Asbestos probe 'meaningless'

Asbestos Homeowners angry that EQC and EQR can "walk away" after investigation into asbestos handling.

Rebuild boom expected to slow

Canterbury's economic growth is predicted to slow to pre-earthquake levels.

Asbestos management 'deficient'

Christchurch rebuild to plateau

 An artist’s impression of Gap Filler’s new project – Grandstandium.

Watch a demolition from the grandstand

A mini and relocatable grandstand has been designed so people can among other things observe "crowd-worthy" demolitions in comfort.

Welcome dose of realism

rebuild generic The rebuild has lifted the growth of Canterbury's regional gdp at a rate of 5 per cent for at least two years, well ahead of most other regions.

How to write a column

If I built columns of stone and concrete I wonder if people would still come up and tell me how they should be done?

Pistorius shown great mercy

Foreigners tripped up by flags

waikato westpac rescue chopper

Information can save lives

Overseas tourists need to know that tramping in New Zealand is not like trail-hiking, rambling or walking in their home countries.

Fitness industry fails many

bevan A fitness guru, who was once a 'dropkick drunk', says the fitness industry is failing many who need it most.

Neighbours key to wellbeing

Canterbury's quakes highlighted the importance of a person's environment and neighbours.

Sutton: Running reduces stress

It's the high road for tourists

shoes

Finding the right fit

Linwood College pupils of all ages and shoe sizes fitted with free running shoes from Shoe Clinic.

Wool farmers to buy yarn mill

Wool scouring A group of wool farmers has proved successful in buying a failed Christchurch yarn mill.

Home loan hikes further off

In good news for borrowers, short-term interest rates are likely to say on hold for another year, with the inflation genie well corked for now.

Court clarifies lenders' fees

Will Meadowlands add to flood woes?

Crane at Lyttelton Port

New crane gives port extra lift

$12m ship-to-shore gantry crane starts operating at Lyttelton Port of Christchurch, supporting faster container transfers.

How to cater for vegetarians

Bruschetta Don't make them mushroom risotto, but you can make tofu taste good.

Best bar in Christchurch?

We've done the rounds, checked the reviews and named Volstead Trading Company as this year's Best Bar.

What's shameful about eating alone?

Couchsurfing 'used for grooming'

pizza

Cafe chat: Markets and more

Get into the summer groove with the Sunday Sumner Market, a Sauvingon Blanc and Seafood Trail.

Hunt relishes Cup memories

Alistair Hunt NZ's Davis Cup tennis captain is a firm believer the international team event is still as relevant as ever.

Bateman favoured to grab cash

Harry Bateman, is one of a handful of favourites to feature in a star-less Harewood Open.

Statham ready for big test

Madam Victoria steps up

Greg Dawson

Dawson wins rookies' race

Southlander Greg Dawson has won the race to become Canterbury's newest first-class batsman.

Redcurrent celebrates 15 years

Rebecca Kain Rebecca Kain, co-founder of home and giftware store Redcurrent, reflects on the art of giving and her vision for the new Christchurch.

Down by the bay

Sweeping views of Lyttelton Harbour set the scene for a family home in Governors Bay.

Top five takeaways

Travel: An overnight stay in Kaikoura

City

The city debate

There's no shortage of opinion about how we really want Christchurch to look. What do the city's leading lights think?

Adam McGrath and Jeanne Ayers

Grandma 'doing it tough'

Unsuspecting Cantabrians in need of a boost get a musical visit from local band The Eastern.

shoes

Finding the right fit

Linwood College pupils of all ages and shoe sizes fitted with free running shoes from Shoe Clinic.

Empire

Christchurch, you must see this

Empire, a production by United States company Spiegelworld, is unlike anything else you've seen. | 'I had to wear a false penis'

Jonathan Taylor and Anne Goldmann perform in Empire

Performer had to wear false penis

When the Empire show was in Japan, one act had to be modified because it's illegal to get naked on stage.

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