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Brent Ingram, principal of Hagley Community College, who is retiring at the end of the year.

Long-time Hagley principal retires

Brent Ingram is retiring after 25 years in charge of Hagley Community College.

$200k fraudster jailed

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Businessman warns others to be wary of fraud after his office manager stole nearly $200,000 from the firm.

German team lands in Chch video

Germany's under-20 footballers touch down in Christchurch ahead of world cup.

Prowler climbed tree to peer at girls

A man who repeatedly spied on girls had "dysfunctional sexual behaviour", a judge says.

Burglar injured ‘brave’ neighbour

A neighbour who tried to stop a burglar's getaway got wedged between a car and a fence.

Waves close road, disrupt ferries video

Large waves have closed roads along the Kaikoura coast.

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Flag meeting nets 14

Fourteen people attended the flag consideration meeting held in Christchurch on Wednesday.

7:42 PM  Fourteen people have attended a second Christchurch meeting on whether to change the New Zealand flag.

Scarfie party planned

6:39 PM  Dunedin police hope to stop a planned street party named after a student drinking critic.

Train v car - motorist unscathed

Another builder down in Christchurch

The Rebuild

Investor loses family dispute

Lilly Cooper has lost a bitter court dispute with her sister and brother-in-law over a central Christchurch building.

Christchurch property investor Lilly Cooper been ordered to pay over $500,000 to her sister and brother in-law.

Builder goes bust but it gets worse

Christchurch building company True Green Homes goes bust, leaving couple nearly $100,000 out of pocket.

Cera has delayed a plan for compensation of residential red zone property owners for another two months.

Red zone compensation plan delayed

A revised buyout offer for the owners of vacant, commercial and uninsured properties in Christchurch's residential red zones has been delayed two months.

Opinion

Men's fury at 'feminist' Max video

Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road.

OPINION: Calls for men to boycott the "feminist" Mad Max movie are laughable, writes Michele A'Court.

Advertising's battle to take over the world

OPINION: We now expect to see commerce everywhere. And even if we hide from it, it comes to find us.

Fish

Abuse of crews must be stopped

OPINION: Any foreign vessel wanting to fish here must do so under our rules.

business

Summerset adds to South Island villages

Summerset Group chief executive Julian Cook, left, and site manager Steve Trenberth at the new retirement village in Wigram, Christchurch.

7:24 PM  Retirement  village and aged-care operator Summerset Group Holdings will consider building in the satelite towns around Christchurch and regional South Island centres in the next few years.

Central Plains Water pipe supplier tumbles

The supplier of piping for the first stage of the 60,000ha Central Plains Water scheme is in receivership.

Chris Mardon, chief executive of Energy Mad, speaks to shareholders at the the company's annual meeting

Chairman resigns from loss-making Energy Mad

Energy Mad's chairman has resigned, as the company announces a loss of $3.2 million for the 2015 financial year. 

sport

Two new teams to test top tier

Hearts' shooter Alice Eddington was unable to keep her team in the premier section of Christchurch club netball, losing to Lincoln University B on Tuesday night.

Halswell and Lincoln University B gain promotion to top tier of Christchurch netball.

Reason: Stokes the new Cairns

OPINION: There is no shame in defeat, particularly to a Christchurch jam-eater.

Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder has made seven positional changes to the side that lost 33-22 to the Waratahs last weekend.

Injuries sideline Crusaders stars from Nelson clash

Ryan Crotty the latest All Black to join Kieran Read and Sam Whitelock on concussion list.

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House build "a long journey, but worth it"

Craig and Rowena Douglas's home sits on a 2500-square-metre block in a semi-rural subdivision in Lincoln.

What do you do if several companies behind the house you are planning go belly up? Take on the project yourself.

New home for student radio

A new studio means James Meharry and Rachel Morton will no longer produce radio out of the old RDUnit truck.

A new studio means student radio station RDU will no longer produce radio out an old truck.

A classic English garden using NZ natives

Can you achieve classic form with only New Zealand-born and bred plants? One Canterbury gardener has done just that.

Can you achieve English-style borders with only NZ-born and bred plants? The answer's yes.

Dancing with Utopia

Eden Mulholland is playing shows in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland in May.

Musician Eden Mulholland has freed himself from putting his creations into boxes and labelling them. He brings his Utopia tour to New Zealand this week.

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