Sir Mark Solomon receives his knighthood from then-Governor General Sir Jerry Mateparae.

Solomon leaves mark on tribe

OPINION: It takes a special type of person to stay at the top for 18 years. Sir Mark Solomon was that.

DNA hit brings justice

Devon Charles Bond, pleads guilty in the High Court at Christchurch to historic sex charges.

12:27 PM  Former wrestler Devon Bond admits 1994 rape of a Christchurch woman, after a cold case DNA match.

'Blood everywhere'

Man who held a stabbed man's neck to stem the flow of blood says he simply did "what I thought I should".

Murder-accused named

12:28 PM  Man killed Marcus Tucker day before body found and woman hid evidence - police.

Scrap freshwater plan - ECan

Govt wants lakes Forsyth and Ellesmere cleaned up sooner. ECan wants the idea scrapped.

Red-zoners: Buy-out offers 'unfair'

Lack of information and unfair offers were the "major problems" of red zone buy-out process.

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Weather prevents investigation

Liam Edwards left behind wife Jaimee, pictured, and a five-week-old son.

0 min ago  Poor weather is preventing scene investigators from reaching the site of a fatal chopper crash.

Mayor cleared over leak

Ashburton Mayor Angus McKay has been cleared of wrongdoing after furore about water-bottling deal.

Gusty day ahead

Victim had stolen wheel

The Rebuild

Red-zoners: Buy-out offers 'unfair'

Brooklands resident Jan Burney says there was insufficient information and her buy-out offer was unfair, echoing the ...

Lack of information and unfair offers were the "major problems" of the Government's buy-out process, a red-zone stayer says.

No EQC targets for Fletcher until 2015

EQC chief executive Ian Simpson, left, and Graham Darlow, Fletcher Construction chief executive, during a press ...

Fletcher Construction not set performance targets for quake-damaged Canterbury home repairs for more than four years.

Tiny new spaces for New Brighton

Five small-scale, playful installations – named 'Tiny Huts' – will pop-up in various locations in New Brighton's town ...

Design competition asks people to design five "tiny huts" to bring life to coastal suburb of New Brighton.

'I'll believe it when I see it'

EQC have closed Mandy Fraser's claim, but have not repaired up to a 'when new' standard as they are legally required to do.

Homeowners expect a fight to have earthquake repairs reviewed and fixed to "when new" standard. Mandy Fraser is one of them.

We want a clean, green garden city

The Botanic Gardens remain a gem in Christchurch's image as a Garden City.

With filthy rivers and a CBD of rubble, will Christchurch ever be a clean, green Garden City?

Opinion

Solomon leaves his mark on Ngai Tahu

Ngai Tahu leader Mark Solomon will leave big shoes to fill when he steps down at the end of year.

OPINION: It takes a special type of person to stay at the top for 18 years. Sir Mark Solomon was that.

Revamp of Chch school zones needed

Christchurch's changing geography post-quake is having major impacts on school zones. Burnside High School has already ...

It's time to revise our school zones, clearly out of sync with the reality of post-quake Christchurch.

Mayor stands as others fall

Happier times on New Regent St, before the safety barriers put up following the Valentines Day earthquake stopped the ...

OPINION: From fallen soldiers to fallen leaders, it was a week of reversals and loss.

EQC agreement has major implications video

Alistair Cree is among those who have won an ongoing battle with EQC regarding earthquake repairs.

OPINION: The biggest issue facing EQC is the general feeling of mistrust over anything it says.

Land of cows and tourists

Tourists enjoying the view from Mount John, Lake Tekapo.

OPINION: Are we sure we want herds of tourists trampling all over our clean, green attractions?

business

Power price hike

Contact Energy’s Te Mihi power station was part of the company's Wairakei investment programme, which won an energy ...

Winter is coming, and with it higher electricity prices for some Contact Energy customers.

City squeeze helps regions

An artist's impression of the freight hub that is under construction in Tokoroa.

Economic growth continues to support the expansion of the industrial sector - provincial sectors benefiting.

Red-zoners: Buy-out offers 'unfair'

Brooklands resident Jan Burney says there was insufficient information and her buy-out offer was unfair, echoing the ...

Lack of information and unfair offers were the "major problems" of the Government's buy-out process, a red-zone stayer says.

No EQC targets for Fletcher until 2015

EQC chief executive Ian Simpson, left, and Graham Darlow, Fletcher Construction chief executive, during a press ...

Fletcher Construction not set performance targets for quake-damaged Canterbury home repairs for more than four years.

Tiny new spaces for New Brighton

Five small-scale, playful installations – named 'Tiny Huts' – will pop-up in various locations in New Brighton's town ...

Design competition asks people to design five "tiny huts" to bring life to coastal suburb of New Brighton.

sport

Davison impresses in Pacers' win

Canterbury Wildcats' guard Shea Crotty scored 16 points in Lincoln University's victory over Wolverines.

Marty Davison guides Pioneer Pacers to win.

Alaalatoa re-signs with Crusaders

Mike Alaalatoa, pictured in action against the Brumbies on April 24, has re-signed with the Crusaders for two more years.

Crusaders prop Mike Alaalatoa signs for two more years.

McKenzie top class as University lead title race

Marty McKenzie scores on debut for the Crusaders during their Super Rugby win over the Brumbies before a round 10 bye.

Marty McKenzie stars as University take Metro Cup lead after thumping Burnside

Tactix hold on to beat Pulse video

Tactix's Mwai Kumwenda is all concentration as she takes a pass against the Pulse

 Stunning fourth-quarter comeback not enough for Pulse, as Tactix win.

Rams rescue road trip

Canterbury Rams point guard Jamie Adams (R) scored 12 points off the bench in their win over the Taranaki Mountain Airs.

The Canterbury Rams remain in joint second place in the National Basketball League after a win and a loss on the road.

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Economies mar otherwise entertaining Burana

Soprano Morag Atchison, conductor Rupert D'Cruze and baritone, tenor and counter-tenor Chalium Poppy after Christchurch ...

REVIEW: Curtain-raisers outshine the main show at City Choir concert

Tiny new spaces for New Brighton

Five small-scale, playful installations – named 'Tiny Huts' – will pop-up in various locations in New Brighton's town ...

Design competition asks people to design five "tiny huts" to bring life to coastal suburb of New Brighton.

Chrysanthemum judging a serious matter

A lot of work goes into the potentially prize-winning flowers.

No one takes Chrysanthemums more seriously than this lot.

Alley artefacts now available to all

This Han dynasty pot was carried in 1947 from Shandan, Gansu to Canterbury Museum by John Johnson of Christchurch, who ...

How did Australasia's most comprehensive collection of Chinese artefacts end up at the Canterbury Museum?

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