Harrison Cooper recently returned from a tour of WWI historic sites across Europe. His great-grandfather and great-great uncle fought in the war.

A student's first dawn service video

At the dawn service in Cranmer Sq, Harrison Cooper's mind was elsewhere: Gallipoli. 

Big turnout at service

An NZDF soldier stands on the Cenotaph during Christchurch's dawn service.

Thousands of Cantabrians gathered in Cranmer Sq at dawn to remember those killed at war.

Father's descent into hate

How did the Livingstone children come to die at the hands of their father?

Rolleston 1080 plant approved

A Canterbury business has been given approval to manufacture 1080 poison at Rolleston.

ICC laptops probe fruitless

Police hit dead end in investigation into embarrassing Cricket World Cup security breach.

Man threatens Winz staff

Man arrested for verbal threats made to staff at a Christchurch Work and Income office.

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Festival brings colour to Christchurch

A couple enjoying the ambience of the Levity III Illuminarium

An inflatable 'illuminarium' will pop up in Cathedral Square as part of the Christchurch Arts Festival.

A survivor's story

Tuesday marks 20 years since the Cave Creek disaster which killed 14 people on the West Coast.

Twenty years since Cave Creek

'Heroic' attempt to save children

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

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.

Christchurch executives quit

The two top executives of a Christchurch stainless steel manufacturer announce their intentions to depart.

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.

sport

Crusaders find their groove to banish Blues video

Halfback Mitchell Drummond scoots to the tryline to score the Crusaders’ opening try against the Blues.

16 min ago  Bonus-point win over the Blues at AMI Stadium keeps the Crusaders in Super Rugby playoff contention

Stephen Brett pondering return to New Zealand

Stephen Brett would welcome the opportunity to help the Crusaders in their time of need.

Nelson players DeRonn Scott and Mckenzie Moore celebrate a basket during their NBL win over the Canterbury Rams at Nelson's Saxton Stadium.

Giants stand alone in first as Rams sent packing

Nelson Giants on top of NBL ladder after 92-83 win over Canterbury Rams on Friday.

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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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