Waikuku school

What happened to our schools?

12:23 PM  Metre-high weeds, roaming chickens, squatters -  that's what's become of closed schools.

Tourist 'a victim too'

American tourist Barbara Lockwood was convicted of careless driving causing injury.

12:44 PM  Tourist driver who caused serious crash was also a victim as she'd been left to look after herself, court hears.

Passenger fled car during pursuit

1:19 PM  Christchurch police are searching for a man who fled on foot from a car during a pursuit.

Pedestrian hit by car in Dunedin

12:33 PM  An elderly woman is in a critical condition in hospital after being hit by a car.

Christchurch Hospital parking crisis

Staff, visitors, patients and construction workers battle daily over scarce car parks.

Church's $320m not for cathedral

The Anglican diocese has the money to restore Christ Church Cathedral, but can't use it.

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Punched in head

Police have arrested a man and charged him with assault.

12:52 PM  Man in court following altercation in Queenstown.

Ravenswood construction to start in March

Construction is set to get underway at Ravenswood next month.

Eyesores still blot central Christchurch

How to turn a college around

The Rebuild

Eyesores still blot central Christchurch

24022017 News Photo: Iain McGregor/FairfaxNZ
Neglected eyesore buildings in central Christchurch, 6 years on from the ...

Is six years long enough for owners of quake-damaged buildings to sort them out?

Church's $320m not for cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral has been sitting derelict in the city centre for more than six years.

The Anglican diocese has the money to restore Christ Church cathedral but can't use it.

Is charity Christchurch's future? video

Money

One of the main rebuild problems is: Who's going to pay - ratepayers or taxpayers? But what if there was a way to get money without money from either?

More money needed?

Southern Response chief executive Peter Jensen.

Southern Response may need millions of dollars more in Government funding after the company updated its budget.

Rates discount to end?

Rockfall risk, as on this Sumner street, is one of the reasons homeowners have qualified for rates remissions.

A likely end to a quake rates-discount scheme will see some homeowners' rates rises jump by more than 50 per cent.

Opinion

Silly news for when the world seems too serious

French artist Abraham Poincheval poses inside his artwork Pierre ("Stone") in Paris, France, February 2, 2017 as he ...

OPINION: Do you ever feel like you're drowning in serious news? Relief is at hand.

Enjoying the Boss, remembering loss

Bruce Springsteen looks at a sea of signs at AMI Stadium in Christchurch.

A week of memorials and rock and roll therapy.

The dark arts of setting public service salaries

SATIRE: We grill a spokesperson for the NZ Super Fund board about how they settled on more than $1million for its CEO.

Editorial: Cleaning up our waterways takes a village

The Selwyn River at Coes Ford in Canterbury is running dry, but may still be 'swimmable'.

Editorial: Cleaning up rivers and lakes is simply the right thing to do.

Cadbury needs a cad like Trump

The Cadbury factory is a Dunedin institution.

OPINION: What would Donald Trump say about Cadbury planning to shut its doors in Dunedin?

business

Eyesores still blot central Christchurch

24022017 News Photo: Iain McGregor/FairfaxNZ
Neglected eyesore buildings in central Christchurch, 6 years on from the ...

Is six years long enough for owners of quake-damaged buildings to sort them out?

Church's $320m not for cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral has been sitting derelict in the city centre for more than six years.

The Anglican diocese has the money to restore Christ Church cathedral but can't use it.

Is charity Christchurch's future? video

Money

One of the main rebuild problems is: Who's going to pay - ratepayers or taxpayers? But what if there was a way to get money without money from either?

More money needed?

Southern Response chief executive Peter Jensen.

Southern Response may need millions of dollars more in Government funding after the company updated its budget.

Rates discount to end?

Rockfall risk, as on this Sumner street, is one of the reasons homeowners have qualified for rates remissions.

A likely end to a quake rates-discount scheme will see some homeowners' rates rises jump by more than 50 per cent.

sport

GODZone is go

Teams start the GODZone adventure race from Queenstown bay on Saturday.

Epic 420km adventure race starts in Queenstown.

Rennie not smiling despite win video

Chiefs fullback Damian McKenzie slips an Aaron Smith tackle attempt.

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie seeking improvement despite ending Highlanders' hoodoo.

Purdon's record no Miracle

Lazarus is the favourite to win Saturday night's Miracle Mile.

One Kiwi stable has three runners in one of Australia's most iconic races.

Overlooked Astle disappointed by chances

Todd Astle played his first test for New Zealand in almost four years in November against Pakistan.

 In the Black Caps and out the next, it's been a frustrating summer for unwanted legspinner.

Combined Roncalli confirmed in Crusaders Schools Championship

Roncalli College First XV have been allowed to combine with five other schools for the UC Championship.

Roncalli College First XV is allowed a combined team in the Crusaders Schools Championships, starting this season.

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Home's poke salad bowl

Poke salad bowl from Home eatery in Christchurch.

We help readers track down a dish from a restaurant or cafe.

Tested: A laser facial

KM Surgical's Laser Genesis facial is a great way to refresh before an event.

The non-ablative laser stimulates collagen growth and tightens skin without removing any skin layers.

Lost in Middle Earth

As part of the tour you can pose with a replica sword on Mt Sunday, also known as Edoras from the Lord of the Rings movies.

A tour makes it possible to go from central Christchurch to Middle Earth – and back – in a day.

Cloudy but warm

Car parking and cloudy conditions over the Christchurch CBD. Shot from Tuam St. (File photo)

Sun will peak through clouds in most centres on Friday, as we usher in the last weekend of February.

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