New Zealand has opened its wallets and donated over $2 million to the #buythisbeachNZ campaign.

We did it - but keep donating NZ

Keep donating, #buythisbeachNZ campaign co-organiser says.

Police cordon off street

Police have cordoned off an area in eastern Christchurch.

Police launch homicide investigation after a body was found on the banks of Christchurch's Heathcote River.

Enrolment pressure

Chch state high schools are seeing "unprecedented" demand for places as families move into the city for jobs.

Rates increase relief likely

The steep rates rises forecast in Christchurch may not be quite as painful as expected. 

Body recovered near Sumner

A woman's body has been recovered from the water near Sumner beach.

Man crushed by truck ramp

A man has died after he was crushed by a truck ramp in Hornby, Christchurch.

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Halls open to take Westland students

Westland High School students look at the damage caused by a a large fire.

Westland High School students will resume their classes in temporary locations around Hokitika. 

Stonewood Homes in 'final stages' of reinvestment

One of Canterbury's biggest home builders is seeking fresh investment and has warned customers of potential building delays.

Rawhiti School becomes one video

Wanted: More female tradies

The Rebuild

Convention centre will happen - Mayor

An artist's impression of Christchurch's convention centre.

Christchurch will be getting a convention centre, the city's mayor says.

Stonewood Homes in 'final stages' of reinvestment

Stonewood Homes Christchurch is seekng reinvestment and has warned customers of potential delays.

One of Canterbury's biggest home builders is seeking fresh investment and has warned customers of potential building delays.

Convention centre certainty 'too early'

The site of the proposed new convention centre, pictured in 2015.

Canterbury's earthquake boss has cast major doubt on whether Christchurch's long-awaited convention centre will be built. 

More million-dollar apartments for city

The Millbrook Apartments on Carlton Mill Rd will be rebuilt, but the homes will be larger.

Two new apartment towers offering million-dollar homes are to be built in Christchurch.

Smaller developers follow big guys' lead

Landlord Craig Nicholas visited Australia for design ideas for his Colombo St development.

 It is not just the big guys planning to build in Christchurch's emerging retail precinct.

Opinion

Keeping it classy with John Key

"Getting her point across! She sure did! Get it? Ha! Oh gee I'll get in trouble with the PC crowd for that one."

SATIRE: Pontificating from the lofty reaches of a shock-jock show.

Has Christchurch been victim to iconoclasm?

Is the neglect of the Christ Church Cathedral since the earthquakes a form of iconoclasm?

OPINION: Iconoclasm demonstrates how the immense power of art and cultural objects can inspire positive or negative reactions

Rebuilding in the red zone a reality

Courtenay Dr, one of the worst-damaged streets in Kaiapoi, could be remediated and rebuilt on, experts say.

Kaiapoi residents got a taste of the future last week when the Waimakariri District Council released its draft plan for the town's red zone.

The fine art of sledging

It didn't take a lip-reader to work out what Mitchell Marsh was yelling after being dismissed in controversial circumstances.

OPINION: Kiwis are not innocent little cherubs born with pre-soaped mouths but I just don’t get where the good sportsmanship has gone.

Let's make Waitangi Day a National Day of Shame

On a National Day of Shame everyone who is unhappy with the state of affairs and the right wing Government can descend on the Te Tii Marae to vent their spleens.

OPINION: A toilet roll, a pair of underpants, a packet of gingernuts or custard square sailing at a politician will send a message.

business

What will Business NZ do this year?

Kirk Hope has big plans for small business.

Newly appointed chief executive Kirk Hope runs through his goals and priorities for the busy year ahead.

Convention centre will happen - Mayor

An artist's impression of Christchurch's convention centre.

Christchurch will be getting a convention centre, the city's mayor says.

Stonewood Homes in 'final stages' of reinvestment

Stonewood Homes Christchurch is seekng reinvestment and has warned customers of potential delays.

One of Canterbury's biggest home builders is seeking fresh investment and has warned customers of potential building delays.

Former prime minister's home for sale

Former prime minister Sid Holland lived at 74 Derby St, Christchurch when his National party government was elected in 1949.

Former prime minister Sid Holland's old home in Christchurch is on the market.

The price of cage-free eggs video

Animal rights campaign group SAFE wants to end the housing of layer eggs in cages.

Banning eggs laid by hens in cages would hit the poor hard.

sport

Courageous Luisanabelle Midfrew comes back form near death to special win

Nigel McGrath pulled off a remarkable training effort to get Luisanabelle Midfrew back to win the $150,000 Listed NZ Yearling Sales final.

Nigel McGrath pulls off stunning training performance to get classy filly back to her best

Courier delay sees Roulston fined

Hayden Roulston was fined for wearing his New Zealand kit.

New Zealand cyclist Hayden Roulston was fined $150 for wearing the wrong kit on the opening day of the national track championships.

One survivor from Hinds' final

Central Hinds captain Kate Broadmore is the only survivor from the last time the Central Districts women were in a national final. They play Canterbury at Rangiora on Sunday.

The Central Hinds of today are vastly different from the last team that was in a final.

Larsen expects Ko resurgence

Nicole Broch Larsen was the clubhouse leader at the NZ Open.

The NZ Open's early leader accepts Lydia Ko is still a major threat.

Common ground for Ko, Bristow

Cathryn Bristow flourished on day one of the NZ Open.

Cathryn Bristow rapt to be on a par with world No.1 Lydia Ko after first round of NZ Open

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Taste testing at Noodle Markets

A selection of dishes from the Night Noodle Markets.

The night was warm, the beer was flowing, and the queues were long - but what was the food actually like?

Night Noodle Markets - the menus

Tasty meat skewers are proving hugely popular at the markets.

Read our full list of menus for each stall at Christchurch's Night Noodle Markets and decide ahead what you want to try.

Noodle markets still heaving

The Collier and Munro families came together for a night with noodles.

The queues were a little shorter, and the wait times were a little less - but the appetites were just as large.

Families share anxiety fix video

Sarina Dickson, left, and Julie Burgess-Manning, authors of highly successful kids books dealing with anxiety, have released a short film showcasing how families have adapted to stressful environments.

Their books on anxiety have become a staple in schools across Canterbury, now two Christchurch authors have made a film.

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