A car has crashes into a pole and and bridge at the intersection of Bealey Ave, Carlton Mill Rd and Harper Ave.

Bridge crash at Carlton Mill Rd

Driver taken to hospital after crash at one of Christchurch's busiest intersections.

Wanaka shaken

Earthquake near Wanaka: Map showing the epicentre of the 6.0 magnitude earthquake.

People spill into the street as a magnitude 5.8 quake that "sounded like a freight train" shakes lower South Island.

Patient was 'failed'

5:24 PM  Man who died on the operating table was not told his surgeon was working under restriction.

Fog lifts, flights back on 

Hundreds were stranded as thick fog forced flight cancellations in Christchurch.

Shotgun wounds mar duck season

Two hunters shot and more than 10 firearms seized as duck shooting season opens.

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Pedestrian hit

Police interview witnesses after a pedestrian was hit by a car on Springs Rd.

6:03 PM  A young pedestrian has been taken to hospital after an accident in Hornby.

Second quad bike death

A quad bike fatality on a West Coast farm over the weekend was the second death on the same farm.

Mum of twins thinks Kate and Wills will cope fine with new addition

NZ Post wants to go electric

The Rebuild

Interchange reaches new milestone

Inside the new Christchurch Bus Interchange

Christchurch's new bus interchange is one step closer to opening.

Christchurch residents in EQC limbo

EQC told Linda and Geoff Facer weeks ago they were "probably" over cap from the 2010 earthquake.

An artist's impression of the East Frame residential and recreation space to be built in central Christchurch.

Caution urged over 'vibrant' CBD

Researcher says Christchurch risks getting CBD rebuild wrong by not considering local culture.

Opinion

Why I choose not to wear a hijab

Donna Miles-Mojab threw her hijab into a rubbish bin.

OPINION: The Islamic veil "has became the universal symbol of oppression and backwardness," says a former Iranian now living in Christchurch.

Hats off to those who escaped

OPINION: Hilarious names are the only thing to envy at Gloriavale, says 'Chastity Fortitude.'

Nada Tawfeek says the hijab is "a weapon against my own vanity".

Why I choose to wear a hijab

OPINION: Nada Tawfeek says she wears a hijab as a shield against constant "sexualisation of women's outer beauty".

business

Loss of discretionary power

26022015 News Photo:David Walker/Fairfax NZ. Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel

Christchurch City Holdings will no longer be able to make investments without council approval.

Crunching the numbers

Graduate Alex Pole's health-restoring breakfast recipe led to her setting up a new start-up business.

Inside the new Christchurch Bus Interchange

Interchange reaches new milestone

Christchurch's new bus interchange is one step closer to opening.

sport

MacDonald snubs Crusaders job

Leon MacDonald has changed his mind and won't join the Crusaders coaching group next year.

Former All Blacks back does a U-turn on Super Rugby assistant coaching role, opting to stay with Tasman instead.

Tactix fightback quelled by tenacious Mystics

The Mainland Tactix were shut down at the hands of New Zealand's trans-Tasman league leaders the Northern Mystics, losing 61-53 after an inconsistent performance in Auckland. 

Sean Bellew picked up a winning double including the Listed Great Easter Stakes while he was duck shooting.

Sucre upsets at Riccarton as trainer takes aim at ducks

One would hope Sean Bellew was keeping an eye on the Riccarton results from his mai mai.

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X-Factor, ‘hatbeard’ and the music pastor

Those who performed at the talent show at Majestic Church in November 2014 are, from left to right - Stevie Tonks, Olivia France, Endiah Kesha, Loren Sila, Ashy Batchelor and Josh MacGregor.

The curious tale of X Factor, "hatbeard'' and a Christchurch music pastor and vocal coach.

Constellations - a 'super-star script'

The Court Theatre's latest play, Constellations, reviewed.

Groups clean up for future

Tanya Jenkins, Colleen Philip and Zak Cassels are collaborating to clean up the Heathcote River on May 9.

Organisers of a Christchurch river clean-up hope their efforts will stop people "[dumping] their rubbish for free".

'Passionate love of environment'

Udo Benecke

Udo Benecke foresaw many of today's global ecological problems well ahead of his time.

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