Father-to-be dies in crash

Ex Christ's College man was expecting daughter

"Family man" and former Christ's College student killed in Southland crash was about to welcome daughter.
Stefan Petrus Zeestraten

Stabbing at 'hell' house

Incident at Tuam St 4 min ago Christchurch police cordon off central-city house where there was a stabbing overnight.

School's microchip 'reward' plan

School's hope to track pupils' good behaviour with microchip bracelets prompts concern from parents.

Wild wind behind rural fires

8:10am Firefighters kept busy as winds up to 130kmh level powerlines and fuel scrub fires over Canterbury.

No-one is too good for fries

OPINION: The people, I am told, want fancy bar snacks, not boring old fries. This is where 'the people' and I part ways.

Man pleads guilty to manslaughter

8:27am A Dunedin man has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of another man in a city bar in April.

Wards going up at new campus

Burwood Hospital Multi-million dollar revdevelopment of Burwood Campus will showcase 'latest in health design'.

Truckloads of hazardous waste

5kg of needles were among more than 320,000kg of waste recovered from the red zone.

Kayakers want red zone rapids

'Majestic' Oval sign of our future

Tayla Ford

Wrestling with success

Christchurch's Sam Belkin and Tayla Ford both won bronze medals in wrestling this morning.

Special event for builders

builder generic Architects, designers and builders will be flocking to a "first of its kind" trade-only event in Christchurch.

Chch is not the only city rebuilding

We could learn a thing or two from other cities' award-winning urban design projects.

Opinions split on blueprint

Four-star hotel for Christchurch

Building consents

House building 'bounces back'

Canterbury now consents capital of NZ, with more than 16,000 new homes approved since 2010.

'Majestic' Oval sign of our future

Johnny Moore Boy, what a cracking wee ground we're going to have with the Hagley Oval grandstand.

Netball courts exude an unlikely pull

On a sunny Saturday in winter, there is really nothing better than being a spectator at my daughter's netball game

'Crash Culture'

Editorial: Voters now have clearer choices

airport security

Ah, the romance of air travel

Our illogical obsession with aircraft safety is an insult to autonomous adult society.

Grant provides ticket to job

landfill Blenheim beneficiary takes up offer of $3000 grant to relocate to Christchurch for work.

MTF shareholders concerned

Unhappy shareholders in car finance provider Motor Trade Finance have called a special meeting of shareholders for this month.

Metro debut seen as promising

Sexually harassed worker paid $20K


Wigram town centre takes off

Construction begins on The Landing, which will to cater for Wigram's growing population.

Giving tea a break

Dilmah mixologists The time-honoured cuppa is making a new appearance in cocktails and canapes.

Brick Farm opens

Johnny Moore's latest venture promises something a little different with its local produce and bistro-style menu.

NZ expands into skinny wine

Whole new world for doughnuts

The Beach Bar, Sumner

Review: The Beach Bar

The menu is definitely extensive but the cafe is so busy it is possible to see the kitchen really does produce the many options.

Canterbury stars strike gold

Anton Cooper Two young Canterbury sporting champions have celebrated Commonwealth Games glory on a golden day in Glasgow.

Blackadder miffed by shift

The Crusaders coach cannot believe the Waratahs have ditched their fortress to chase the almighty dollar.

Boagni bows out for Wildcats

Crotty calm and ready

Anton Cooper

Christchurch lad wins gold

Former Christchurch Boys' High student Anton Cooper takes Commonwealth mountainbike title.

Bar review: Mashina Lounge

Mashina Christchurch Casino's basement bar is vodka themed, with bacon-infused, wasabi and bubblegum flavours on the menu.

Restaurant review: Town Tonic

Dinner gets a perfect score at Addington's newest restaurant, where an open kitchen reveals the kitchen's secrets.

Meet the creator of Tin Man

Britomart boys are back in town

Tony Astle

Tony Astle expands his Victoria St empire

The owner of King of Snake, Mexicano's and The Dirty Land will soon reopen Chinwag Eathai.

Sam Fisher and Jordan Jones

Brushing up for a new fringe

Except to see some quirky and original acts at Christchurch's first fringe festival this October.

Luke Harding

Not in Putin's good books

Despite being kicked out of the country, journalist Luke Harding remains fascinated with Russia.

Dilmah mixologists

Giving tea a break

The time-honoured cuppa is making a new appearance in cocktails and canapes.

The Beach Bar, Sumner

Review: The Beach Bar

The menu is definitely extensive but the cafe is so busy it is possible to see the kitchen really does produce the many options.

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