All Blacks first five-eighth Dan Carter has opened up about his career on an American sports website.

Carter ponders career

Dan Carter has emulated a host of American sports stars by writing about his career. 

Rangi principal quits

Julie Moor, principal of prestigious private girls' school Rangi Ruru, will step down at the end of the year.

Principal of Rangi Ruru Girls' School has resigned after more than 13 years.

From red zone to native park?

The Avon River red zone could become a native forest park if plans come to fruition.

Students 'worse after TV show'

Dunedin firefighters were pelted with bottles when they were called to a couch fire.

Sex offender monitoring extended

High risk sex offender Lloyd McIntosh has become the first NZer to have strict monitoring extended for another decade.

Cash went missing at crash scene

Cash totalling $5000 went missing from the scene of a high-speed car crash near Kirwee.

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Sunday-Star Times wins weekly newspaper of the year

Sunday-Star editor Jonathan Milne, whose newspaper won weekly newspaper of the year at the Canon Media Awards 2015.

Victory for the Sunday Star-Times in weekly newspaper of the year highlighted a strong showing at the Canon Media Awards by Fairfax New Zealand journalists on Friday night.

Turn red zone to native park

Christchurch's abandoned Avon River red zone could become a native forest park if plans come to fruition.

Dan Carter ponders career for American audience

Budget failure to deliver bowel screening "saddening"

The Rebuild

Government's Christchurch rebuild bill leaps by $1.1b

Finance Minister Bill English at a post-Budget 2015 lunch in Christchurch on Friday.

The Government's estimated contribution to the $40 billion Christchurch rebuild has jumped $1.1 billion in a year.

Extra money for Christchurch rebuild

The Government has announced it will spend an additional $108m on operational aspects of Christchurch's rebuild.

Southern Response may get more money

Government promises to back Southern Response's quake claims even if company needs more than the pledged $1b.

Opinion

Editorial: Changes ahead for beneficiaries

Bill English

On its surface, the Budget delivered by Finance Minister Bill English yesterday was unflashy and low-key.

Don't blame MediaWorks over Campbell

OPINION: John Campbell might seem indispensable, but we'll forget him within days. Everyone, especially in the media, is expendable.

Finance minister Bill English is congratulated by National MP's after delivering his 7th Budget.

A Budget for the battler family

OPINION: Struggle Street has emerged as the biggest winner in Bill English's chop-and-change fiscal affair.

business

Government's Christchurch rebuild bill leaps by $1.1b

Finance Minister Bill English at a post-Budget 2015 lunch in Christchurch on Friday.

The Government's estimated contribution to the $40 billion Christchurch rebuild has jumped $1.1 billion in a year.

Tourism switches to spending bulk of its marketing on the low seasons

The bulk of Tourism New Zealand's marketing budget switches to the shoulder and low seasons for the next two years.

Blis Technologies chief executive Barry Richardson.

Blis Technologies forecasts extra sales

Dunedin's Blis Technologies says sales will be backed by extra capacity at its production plant.

sport

Star pacer Dalton Bromac out of Harness Jewels

Brendon Hill is gutted that Dalton Bromac and Ricky May will not take their place in the Jewels.

19 min ago  Glenn Scott could be set for an achievement any hobby trainer would dream of but he is in no mood for celebration.

Dan Carter ponders career for American audience

All Black test centurion Dan Carter has emulated a host of American sports stars in utilising a platform for athletes to reflect on their professional careers, in their own words.

Matthew Cameron rode two winners at Oamaru on Friday to extend his lead in the national jockey's premiership to four.

Matt Cameron increases lead in riding premiership

18 min ago  Matt Cameron's trek down to Oamaru from the north has proven to be a profitable one.

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christchurch life

One for the birds

Akaroa Harbour views extend from the nearby Woodills Track.

At dusk, the silvery notes of the native birds steal all the attention from the sweeping views.

San Andreas coming to Chch video

Rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) heads to San Francisco to save his only daughter.

Are Christchurch cinemagoers ready to see a blockbuster movie about a devastating earthquake?

Builder reinvents himself as mobile hairdresser

Ben Scott, right, cuts Mo Blake's hair in his new mobile barber shop.

A former builder has converted a 1970s caravan into a retro barber shop with modern comforts including an espresso machine.

'Anti Groovy' artworks painted on gallery walls

Mark Braunias' installation Anti Groovy is on show at Jonathan Smart Gallery.

Artist Mark Braunias has painted creatures and mysterious forms directly only the walls of a Sydenham gallery.

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