Alicia Scroggins, 21, was hiking in Nepal when the earthquake struck. Her family and friends have not heard from her since.

Kiwi among missing in Nepal

5:00 AM  The family of a Christchurch-born woman missing in Nepal are praying for her safety.

Bars may sue city

Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel

5:00 AM  Hospitality industry threatens legal action if city council tightens alcohol rules.

Mum stresses pregnancy scans video

5:00 AM  Mum who opted for a 4D ultrasound found her unborn baby had a rare brain condition.

Bike park seeks extra investors

A multimillion-dollar Port Hills mountainbike park is expected to open in October 2016.

Nepali community rallies

5:00 AM  Christchurch Nepalis are supporting their beleaguered country as the death toll climbs.

10 art galleries you must see

Are you looking for something to do on a rainy day? Here are 10 Christchurch quality galleries.

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Mum still grieves daughter killed at Cave Creek

Marilyn, left, and Kevin O'Donnell will be at Cave Creek to mark the 20th anniversary of the tragedy. Marilyn is the mother of Cave Creek victim De-Anne Reid.

5:00 AM  A Blenheim mother will revisit the Cave Creek site where her daughter died after a viewing platform collapsed 20 years ago.

USAR team heads to Nepal

A USAR team is flying out from New Zealand to Nepal to help with rescue efforts.

ANZAC archives on public display for the first time

Cordon lifted in central city

The Rebuild

Rebuild pace 'extremely disappointing'

Property developer and independent hearings panel member, John Sax.

5:00 AM  Christchurch's slow rebuild is "extremely disappointing" and the city council should bear much of the blame, a prominent business leader says.

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.

Opinion

Editorial: A decades-long recovery ahead

A man cries as he walks on the street while passing through a damaged statue of Lord Buddha a day after an earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal April 26, 2015. Rescuers dug with their bare hands and bodies piled up in Nepal on Sunday after the earthquake devastated the heavily crowded Kathmandu valley, killing at least 1,900, and triggered a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest.  REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

5:00 AM  Nepal's recovery from the earthquake on Saturday will take decades. It must aim to make a more resilient country.

Untouched vistas have long gone

5:00 AM  Two of the early explorers to travel through the South Island were also very articulate and well educated.  Their observations were thorough and comprehensive and their descriptions of the environment layered with detail.  Dr Edward Shortland and Dr David Monro kept diaries of their southern journeys that were published and made available to the masses.

Jim Bolger

Was pony-tail pulling a political act?

5:00 AM  Did the Prime Minister pull Amanda Bailey's pony-tail because her "strong political  points of view" conflicted with his own?

business

'Live Central' a dead duck

The Avon River, central city, is yet to reach world class urban status.

5:00 AM  OPINION: Contrary to the impression you might get from the television news, plenty seems to be happening in Christchurch's central city.

Buying an icon

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

The Colombo offers a variety of retail outlets including coffee and design options.

The Colombo to launch stage two retail space

5:00 AM  Caroline Cooper-Dixon says demand for space for a second stage of family trust-owned The Colombo mall in Sydenham is already ramping up.

sport

First win of season for Chch Utd

Christchurch United gained their first win of the Mainland Premier League season beating Ferrymead Bays 1-0.

Maz Quinn wins Canty open surf title

Maz Quinn (above) pulls a massive "hack'' on his way to winning the premier open event of the Canterbury men's surfing championships.

Rob Ashton, representing Johnsonville skipped the winning team at the national club fours title in Tauranga last weekend.

Ashton wins national bowls fours

Rob Ashton representing Johnsonvill has combined with Grant Wakefield, Dick Williams and Sy Baker to win the National Club Championship Fours held in Tauranga at the weekend.

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Walking to inspire

Lynda Donnell (right) is helping to inspire others to get active, with the help of Sport Canterbury's Beth Hickland.

Between Zumba classes, badminton, aqua jogging and leading two walking groups, there are few times when Lynda Donnell is not being active.

10 art galleries to see in Christchurch

Rachel Ratten, My Great Uncle's Dog (2015), oil on linen, at Chambers241.

Despite what you may have heard, contemporary art is alive and well in Christchurch.

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.

Catwalk event showcases real beauty

Shannon Whitehouse, right, graced the catwalk as part of the Beauty Has No Limits fashion event showcasing real beauty.

There were high fives, waves to proud parents, and cheeky grins as children and young adults made their way down the catwalk.

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