Two Christchurch youths sleeping in an abandoned inner city building. The multi-storey building is home to about eight people aged between 16-27.

Squatting in quake buildings

The flame from Luke's cigarette lighter flickers down the dark corridors of an abandoned Christchurch building.

Replacement war medals offered

Late WWII veteran John Carpenter (right) in 2003 wearing the war medals stolen in a burglary before Anzac Day.

Replacement medals have been offered to a widow of a serviceman who was robbed of his medals.

Five injured in crash

Five people have been injured in a crash on Rangiora Woodend Rd, in North Canterbury.

Kiwi USAR mobilised for Nepal

Forty-five urban search and rescue personnel from NZ have mobilised in response to Nepal's quake.

Students use quake experience

St Margaret's College students taught locals to "drop, cover, hold" in Nepal quake, principal says.

Buying an icon

The former site of Christchurch's landmark railway station is on the market.

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Kiwi USAR mobilised for Nepal

Emergency rescue workers carry a victim on a stretcher after Dharara tower  Kathmandu, Nepal.

Forty-five urban search and rescue personnel from NZ have mobilised in response to Nepal's quake.

Nepalese staff of Kiwi business killed

Queenstown helicopter pilot Jason Laing is in the thick of a third fatal natural disaster in Nepal in a year.

Marlborough's maverick earthquake

Students use quake experience

The Rebuild

Deadline looms for bus interchange

The Christchurch bus exchange construction is in full flight.

The company building the Christchurch Bus Interchange is boosting its workforce as the deadline to complete stage one looms.

Fletcher cuts contractors

Major downsizing of the Fletcher-managed earthquake home repair programme will not slow progress in its final phase, the company says.

Tower Insurance appears to be closing its rebuild programme

Rebuild programme 'at full capacity'

Tower Insurance appears to be cash-settling its remaining customers after closing its rebuild programme.

Opinion

Elements of first Anzac Day are still with us

Symbolic poppies of remembrance were not introduced by the RSA until 1922.

OPINION: Elements of the first Anzac Day commemoration in Christchurch match those being held today.

Am I a failed feminist?

OPINION: I was pretty confident in my feminist status until my husband went away for work this week.

Rosie cafe worker Amanda Bailey (L) wrote: "The public had a right to be aware of how poorly their Prime Minister had behaved".

PM's ponytail fetish 'silly' gallery video

OPINION: John Key's ponytail fetish is stupid and weird but not bullying.

business

Buying an icon

The site where the bulk of the Christchurch railway station used to stand is now up for sale.

The former site of Christchurch's landmark railway station is on the market.

Rebuild programme 'at full capacity'

Tower Insurance appears to be cash-settling its remaining customers after closing its rebuild programme.

The Christchurch bus exchange construction is in full flight.

Deadline looms for bus interchange

The company building the Christchurch Bus Interchange is boosting its workforce as the deadline to complete stage one looms.

sport

Super sire Sundon's legacy to live on

Sundon  was euthanized on Saturday because he was starting to lose his battle with arthritis and laminitis.

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Sundon might be gone but the sire who revolutionised the breeding of trotters in New Zealand is tipped to have a legacy that will last for many decades to come.

MacDonald to replace Mauger at Crusaders

Former All Blacks and Crusaders fullback Leon MacDonald to join Crusaders coaching team.

Racing on: Right Royal Rose and Kylie Williams return to scale after winning the Marlborough Cup.

Marlborough Cup win keeps Right Royal Rose's career going

Right Royal Rose and Kylie Williams return to scale after winning the Marlborough Cup.

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Christchurch singer tipped for stardom

Lyttelton singer Marlon Williams is tipped for international success.

Former Lyttelton choirboy Marlon Williams has released a debut solo album that it already been described as a masterpiece.

Review: Khao San Road

Khao San Rd is the corner bar attached to Spice Paragon in Victoria St.

The drinks are poured at the bar, but the bar snacks come fresh from the Spice Paragon kitchen.

The Eastern's last gig

Christchurch band The Eastern play their final show "for some time'' on Friday night.

Christchurch treasures The Eastern to play their final show for some time on Friday.

Teens set wheels in motion for charity

Joshua Mathews, 5, with St Margaret's College pupil Olivia Mendonca, who will be competing in a cycle challenge to raise money for the Champion Centre.

The wheels are in motion for a cycle challenge to raise money for Christchurch's "hidden jewel".

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