Pete Askin carries the coffin he made for his brother, former SAS soldier David Steven Askin.

Askin 'a helluva chap' video

 The funeral of helicopter pilot and SAS soldier Steve Askin was full of sadness and laughter.

'Taking responsibility'

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel at a meeting for residents affected by the Port Hills fires on Saturday.

Christchurch mayor takes responsibility for communication problems during the Port Hills fire.

Chch rebuild 63 per cent done

Six years on, the city's population is now returning to pre-quake levels.

Hero on The Boss' side

Quake hero Michael Harford is back - but now he's working for The Boss.

Affair details revealed

Woman subjected to abusive emails, texts and calls, allegedly from her husband's ex-lover.

'It's a tragedy for us' video

Properties owned by family of the late Neil Graham destroyed in the Port Hills fires.

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Paua ban extended

Coastal uplift has caused a loss of habitat for juvenile paua.

Emergency closure of Kaikoura's paua fishery pushed out by nine months to help quake-battered stocks.

Council's electricity renewable

Christchurch City Council staff are "almost certain" 100 per cent of it's electricity will come from renewable sources, irrespective of the retailer.

A knack for memorial designs

Public reassured after sex assault

The Rebuild

Christchurch rebuild 63 per cent done

Highway traffic congestion is the evidence of growth in Christchurch's neighbouring districts.

Flight by Christchurch residents to neighbouring districts subsiding, with the city's population returning to pre-quake levels.

A knack for memorial designs

Grega Vezjak doesn't know if his winning earthquake memorial design in Christchurch influenced the judges of a Vietnam ...

The designer of Christchurch's earthquake memorial has a gift for designing memorials half a world away.

How the quake memorial works

This is an artist's impression of the Christchurch earthquake memorial. The names of the dead are inscribed on the ...

 After much debate, the Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial opens this week.

At loggerheads over Cathedral

The Christ Church Cathedral sits decaying just days before the sixth anniversary of the February 2011 earthquake.

Anglican Church and the government can't agree if an offer has been made to help restore quake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral.

Scott statue to be reinstated

The earthquake-damaged Scott statue has been on display at Scott's Last Expedition at Canterbury Museum.

A replica marble statue will be created to test the repair method planned for Christchurch's Captain Robert Falcon Scott.

Opinion

Fire leadership 'ruddlerless'

An emotional Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel during a  meeting for affected residents by the Christchurch fires.

OPINION: As frontline heroes are saluted, alarm bells are ringing about the rudderless leadership from officials.

D-day for paua harvest ban decision

The extent of uplift created by the November 14 quake can be easily traced at Ward Beach.

OPINION: MPI should go ahead and extend the paua harvest ban along the east coast, say commercial paua divers.

Grazing animals needed in Port Hills

Firefighters in the dry-looking Port Hills on Thursday.

OPINION: More grazing would reduce fire risk in the Port Hills, argues Dr Derrick Moot who leads Lincoln University's Dryland Pastures Research team.

The fire is real, the president is fake

David and Michael Chadwick, 3, watch the Port Hills fire from State Highway 75 on Wednesday.

OPINION: A city was threatened by fire and reality was threatened by a president.

NZ independence crucial in Trumpian era

The US Polar Star, in Lyttelton this week, offered support with the Port Hills fires.

Our helpful American friends are very welcome, but lets extend the hand of friendship on our terms, not as a junior partner in an outdated alliance.

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Christchurch rebuild 63 per cent done

Highway traffic congestion is the evidence of growth in Christchurch's neighbouring districts.

Flight by Christchurch residents to neighbouring districts subsiding, with the city's population returning to pre-quake levels.

A knack for memorial designs

Grega Vezjak doesn't know if his winning earthquake memorial design in Christchurch influenced the judges of a Vietnam ...

The designer of Christchurch's earthquake memorial has a gift for designing memorials half a world away.

Safety first for demolitions

Demolition under way in downtown Auckland.

Demolition work requires a lot of planning and attention to detail.

No more Cadbury for me video

Cadbury's chocolate bars and garish packaging are targeted at the homogenous tastes of millions of people globally.

OPINION: I will never buy Cadbury's chocolate again after it decided to close its Dunedin factory.

How the quake memorial works

This is an artist's impression of the Christchurch earthquake memorial. The names of the dead are inscribed on the ...

 After much debate, the Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial opens this week.

sport

Tamanivalu winging it at Crusaders

Seta Tamanivalu scores a try for the Crusaders during the Brisbane Tens.

No orders from Steve Hansen to play Crusaders' recruit on wing.

Jack: Vickerman 'a good bastard' video

Chris Jack and Dan Vickerman locked in combat during a 2006 clash between the Crusaders and Waratahs.

Ex-All Black recalls locking horns with an old Wallabies foe, a "lovely guy" gone too soon.

Nations top mountainbikers to compete on Cardrona skifield course

Wanaka mountainbiker Phoebe Young at Sticky Forest.

Wanaka's rising mountainbike star Phoebe Young hopes a good result at national champs will set her on the path to junuior worlds.

Rams love their Neighbour

Canterbury Rams' coach Mark Dickel, pictured, is confident English import Will Neighbour will make an impact.

Canterbury Rams snap up English big man as second import for NBL.

Seven junior alpine skiers off to Sweden

Piera Hudson competes in the Ladies's giant slalom at the test event for Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games in January.

New Zealand team named for the world junior alpine ski championships in Sweden.

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Eager fans submit to 'roll call'

Glen McCartney ticking off fans at the Bruce Springsteen roll call.

Days before Bruce Springsteen's first Christchurch show, his biggest fans formed an orderly queue in the rain, checked themselves in, and left.

Bruce Springsteen's superfan

Gill Cross has seen Bruce Springsteen perform about 150 times and named her dog Bruce.

She's seen him perform over 150 times, has hundreds of T-shirts bearing his name, and named her dog after him.

Quake hero on The Boss' side

Michael Harford rescued seven people from the PGC Building after the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. This week, he is ...

On the eve of the 6th anniversary of the Christchurch earthquake, hero Michael Harford is back - but now he's working for The Boss.

$10m boost from show

Bruce Springsteen will perform in Christchurch for the first time on Tuesday night.

Bruce Springsteen concert expected to bring $10m into Christchurch economy as 30,000 fans descend on the city.

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