Bishop Victoria Matthews and Bishop Richard Wallace at the Christchurch ceremony to ordain him as the new Maori Bishop ...

New Maori bishop appointed

11 min ago  Richard Wallace has been ordained as the new Maori bishop for the South Island.

I chose life, not death video

"Resilient people have bad days as well, and they still get angry," Dr Lucy Hone.

Lucy Hone tells how she found resilience and hope in the wake of her young daughter's death.

Summer snow at Cardrona

4 min ago  Guests at Cardrona Alpine Resort wake to a winter wonderland – in the middle of summer.

Wet, windy end to school holidays

11:46 AM  Rain and winds gusting over 100kmh make for a miserable Canterbury summer's day.

Row over Akaroa wastewater

Why is a new wastewater treatment plant for Akaroa causing such a stink?

Ticketmaster Resale labelled greedy

Event promoters in New Zealand say ticket resale sites are deceiving the public to ensure they make huge profits.

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Remembering Strongman

The scene at the entrance to the Strongman State Coal Mine, Greymouth, after the disastrous explosion in which nineteen ...

Terry Crowley, was 26 when the coal mine exploded 50 years ago killing 19 men.

Search fails to find person

Search teams fail to find anything after reports of a person seen walking into the sea near Dunedin on Friday morning.

Icehouse rocks Gibbston crowd

How to bring Antarctica to the masses

The Rebuild

Quake Outcasts wait for appeal date

Grant Cameron, lawyer for the Quake Outcasts, says there is a "good chance" the group will win on appeal.

The High Court has ordered the group to pay $55,000 in court costs to the Crown.

Post-quake steel class action call

Adina Thorn says not everyone receiving one of her firm's letters will own a house built with defective steel.

Thousands of Canterbury homeowners warned properties built since earthquake may contain shoddy steel mesh.

Crown tight-lipped on frame issues

A new gathering space in the innovation precinct, which comprises part of the wider south frame.

Acquisition problems plaguing Christchurch's $20 million south frame project will increase the development's cost.

Rebuild 'plateau' knocks confidence

The Christchurch rebuild has reached a "plateau", so low business confidence is unsurprising, the  Employers' Chamber of ...

Business confidence in Canterbury has "unsurprisingly" plummeted to its lowest level in four years, says the chamber of commerce.

QEII centre construction begins

An artist's impression of the completed QEII Recreation and Sport Centre.

A man who began working at the old QEII sports facility in 1974 has witnessed construction starting on its replacement.

Opinion

Getting Grandma to bed

Beck's Grandma: 97 years old and poor at going to bed.

I resent bedtime. Always have.

'Where's the big, red button?'

"Gee, this office really is oval!"

OPINION: "One push and it's boom! Goodbye fat boy Kim! Two pushes and it's boom! Goodbye Jina, goodbye debt!"

Bright future for Little River

The Little River plan envisages new restaurants and cafes, a supermarket and a medical centre.

Plans by the Little River community will benefit many from outside the valley and are worthy of support.

Was Obama's promise realised?

US President Barack Obama holds his final news conference at the White House on January 18.

OPINION: It may seem the promise embodied in the iconic 2008 poster, showing Obama's face above the word "hope", has not been realised.

Why is ACC so mean to motorcyclists?

Accident-prone children and their parents are the real threat to the pockets of taxpayers, Johnny Moore says.

Ease off motorcyclists ACC and focus on the real accident threat - parents. Johnny Moore writes.

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Search fails to find person

A person seen walking into the water in Dunedin has not be found.

Search teams fail to find anything after reports of a person seen walking into the sea near Dunedin on Friday morning.

The rise of Chinese freedom travellers

Christchurch company Welcome Aboard finds Asian visitors make up about half those taking its punting trips on the Avon ...

Thousands of Chinese visitors are flying in to celebrate Chinese New Year. Amanda Cropp reports on big changes in the way they travel.

Migrants graduate from dairies to commercial property

Dairies are often a favoured investment for new immigrants from Asia and India.

Indians and dairies seem like a cliche but there are good reasons why.

Sign of the Kiwi to reopen

The Sign of the Kiwi Cafe rebuild is completed six years after the heritage site was damaged in the 2011 Christchurch ...

Christchurch foodies are set to have another lunch option on Monday with the opening of the Sign of the Kiwi cafe.

Quake Outcasts wait for appeal date

Grant Cameron, lawyer for the Quake Outcasts, says there is a "good chance" the group will win on appeal.

The High Court has ordered the group to pay $55,000 in court costs to the Crown.

sport

Black Caps risk first innings deficit

Ross Taylor helped steady the Black Caps innings but was dismissed for 77, meaning he still needs another century to ...

All-rounder Shakib al Hasan takes three quick wickets as Bangladesh finish day two on top

Day three washout looms

Rain is forecast in Christchurch for most of the third day of the second cricket test between New Zealand and Bangaladesh.

Planning on watching the Black Caps v Bangladesh today? It might pay to find another plan.

Southee leads Black Caps

Tim Southee completed a five-wicket bag with the final delivery of the day.

The Black Caps battle fielding woes to dismiss a gutsy Bangladesh on the last ball of the day.

Watling Southee combo a keeper

Tim Southee and BJ Watling are now New Zealand's leading wicketkeeper-bowler combination.

BJ Watling and Tim Southee surpass Ian Smith and Sir Richard Hadlee as a wicket taking duo.

Heart problem to sevens heaven

Trael Joass is one of three Tasman players selected in the All Blacks Sevens squad for the Wellington tournament.

Less than three years ago Trael Joass was having heart surgery. Now he's a member of the All Blacks Sevens squad.

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'I blame Steph for the quake'

Nick and Steph Thompson of Kaikoura Four Square are pragmatic about the earthquake despite facing a 'torrid' 12 months ahead.

The morning of the Kaikoura earthquake, Steph Thompson opened her Four Square store in a dressing gown. And that's how her customers arrived, too.

The Eastern turned 10 and its frontman turned 40

The Eastern's lead singer Adam McGrath.

 

Sign of the Kiwi to reopen

The Sign of the Kiwi Cafe rebuild is completed six years after the heritage site was damaged in the 2011 Christchurch ...

Christchurch foodies are set to have another lunch option on Monday with the opening of the Sign of the Kiwi cafe.

Waiting for the neighbours in new suburbia

New houses sit under a blue Canterbury sky in the Knights Stream Park subdivision in Halswell.

What is taking shape in Christchurch's new subdivisions?

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