A tsunami would put the Christchurch seaside village under more than 2.5m of water.

Sumner's big tsunami risk

Sea-side village will be under 2.5m of water if a large tsunami hits at high tide.

Snow is on its way gallery

Frozen snow on the road on the main street of Riversdale, Southland.

10:54 AM  Snow, sleet and hail have hit the deep south, and will blast their way north up the South Island.

Man fell from bridge evading traffic

10:15 AM  A man rescued was rescued from cold waters as he clung to a Waimakariri Bridge pylon.

Company director cannot be found

Creditors worry a rebuild company appears to have abandoned Christchurch.

Top West Coast cops to sue boss

Three senior police officers are taking a $1.5m defamation case against their boss.

Family with baby escape fire

Smoke alarms alert family to an early morning house fire in Avondale.

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Snow and thunder

Snow in Heddon Bush, Southland.

10:33 AM  Severe weather hits country with snow and ice in the south and severe thunderstorm risk for the north.

Creative rebuild inspires doco

A coin-operated dance floor and a bar made out of scaffolding inspire documentary about the Christchurch rebuild.

Australian watchdog eyes Monster Slide

'Tough bugger' in spinal unit after rugby injury

The Rebuild

A city council-led rebuild - really?

Radio host and columnist Mike Yardley.

OPINION: For the Crown to simply uncouple its claws from the rebuild, walk away and turn it all over to the council would be cataclysmic.

The optimistic Mr Smit

Sir Tim Smit has a "rock and roll" approach and a big vision for Christchurch.

The Earthquake Commission Act is getting a shake up.

Major changes to EQC Act proposed

Insurers are backing a proposal for major changes to the Earthquake Commission Act.

Opinion

Editorial: Schools should avoid courts

School battles are increasingly escalating to the courts.

Schools should seek to resolve threats of litigation through mediation rather than the courts.

Labour's challenge is to get two ticks next election

OPINION: If everyone who voted for their Labour candidate in last year's election had also given Labour their party vote, National would have lost, Chris Trotter says.

Radio host and columnist Mike Yardley.

A city council-led rebuild - really?

OPINION: For the Crown to simply uncouple its claws from the rebuild, walk away and turn it all over to the council would be cataclysmic.

business

Snow addict makes own skis video

Christchurch man Nick Pomeroy has turned a lifelong sking passion into making his own skis at his  Mt Pleasant home.

The brand is Cocaine Skis, because snow is an "addictive white powder that costs lots of money".

Australian watchdog eyes Monster Slide

Monster Slide has emerged on the radar of an Australian consumer watchdog as angry customers demand refunds from a postponed event.

Radio host and columnist Mike Yardley.

A city council-led rebuild - really?

OPINION: For the Crown to simply uncouple its claws from the rebuild, walk away and turn it all over to the council would be cataclysmic.

sport

Bird looking to fly high once more

All Black lock Dominic Bird is hoping to get his career back on track after signing with the Chiefs for next season.

Having dropped well down the pecking order, the giant lock is looking forward to a fresh start with the Chiefs.

Tintinara runs blistering time in Winter Cup win

Steve Dolan has put his neck on the chopping board and come up with fillet steak.

Highlanders' flanker James Lentjes tries to stop Hurricanes captain Conrad Smith during Saturday's final.

Dunedin move pays off for Canterbury product Lentjes

James Lentjes' rugby career has flourished after leaving the loose forward logjam in Canterbury.

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christchurch life

Small cinema a picture of success

Alice Cinematheque won Best Independent Cinema at the official awards of the NZ motion picture industry.
Pictured is managing director Jeremy Stewart.

An independent Christchurch cinema has gained national recognition on the eve of its 30th birthday.

'We are the underdogs. So what?' video

If you can do it, so can we: intellectually disabled students at Halswell Residential College produced this rap video to challenge the stereotypes they face.

Intellectually disabled students challenge prejudice in rap music video.

Fish and hits

Jacob Rajan and Nisha Madhan star in Kiss the Fish.

Monkeys, masks and Freddie Mercury all inform Kiss the Fish, a play presented by the Indian Ink theatre company in Christchurch this week.

Kids take to their tractors for All Blacks tickets video

Daria Gallery and Samuel Hadfield join the school celebration day with their song Green Tractor.

A small Canterbury school has embraced its country roots in its bid for free All Blacks test match tickets.

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