Leon Jayet-Cole died after suffering serious head injuries.

Leon farewelled in Christchurch

12:38 PM  Leon Jayet-Cole will be farewelled at a funeral on Wednesday afternoon.

Stepdad accused

James Stedman Roberts, 34, entered no plea in the Christchurch District Court on the charge of murdering his stepson Leon Jayet-Cole, 5.

11:08 AM  Leon Jayet-Cole's stepfather has been charged with murdering the 5-year-old boy.

Top cops on leave won't say why

12:38 PM  Police refuse to say why West Coast's top cop and two senior sergeants are on leave.

Crash victim 'most selfless person'

Sam McLeod has heard from people he never knew telling him how great his mum was.

Make a city for people not cars

11:45 AM  OPINION: Our obsession with driving everywhere heightens people's sense of isolation.

$8m park revamp dumped

"Red tape and bureaucratic games" stymie group's Porritt Park redevelopment.

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Dunedin roads flood gallery video

Surface flooding in south Dunedin

12 min ago  A rest home in south Dunedin evacuated, roads and a school closed as heavy rain causes flooding.

Latest dairy price drop 'unexpected'

Prices continue their downward spiral in another weak GlobalDairyTrade auction.

Cramped houses post quake video

SH1 reopens after fatal crash

The Rebuild

Diary of a Chch bus passenger

Generally we are not on the "loser cruiser" because we want to be.

I am the passenger and I ride and I ride. I stay under Metro Bus Service glass.

Entire home recycled into objects video

A Christchurch home recycled from the tip of the chimney to the bones under the floor.

The New Brighton pedestrian mall is looking run-down and empty, and locals choose to shop in other suburbs.

Finally fixing New Brighton

New Brighton is in a dilapidated state and locals have finally had enough.


Editorial: Marathon traffic must be fixed

Marathon finish line.

11:23 AM  OPINION: Event organisers and traffic managers must ensure the snarl-ups that blighted the weekend's marathon do not occur again.

More than a few found Wells' satire offensive

OPINION: Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy takes issue with Fairfax columnists who criticised her stance on a satirical broadcast by Jeremy Wells.

Michele A'Court

Working, collecting 'Super' guilt-free

OPINION: Retirees should not feel guilt about working and collecting superannuation.


Rebuild slows, industry confidence dips

Engineers McConnell Dowell, part of SCIRT, work on repairing underground pipes in Christchurch in 2014.

A reduction in Christchurch rebuild activity has affected confidence.

Ryman board will consider ASX listing

Ryman Healthcare will consider an ASX-listing due to demand from Australian investors and village residents.


Crusaders return to Nelson 'impossible'

Crusaders lock Jimmy Tupou and Hurricanes lock James Broadhurst contest a lineout during their Super Rugby match at Nelson's Trafalgar Park.

It took four years for a Super Rugby match to return to Nelson and the wait for the next one could be just as long.

More concussion problems for Read

Concussed Kieran Read not in Crusaders squad for Super Rugby clash with Blues.

Irish legend Brian O'Driscoll in action during the last Lions Tour to New Zealand in 2005

Lions to bypass Invercargill and Nelson

Invercargill and Nelson won’t host matches against the touring British and Irish Lions in 2017.

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Tradie turns to dance video

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Nel Robinson, aged 22 has set up a non profit business called Terra Street Dance. She hopes to teach children the joys of dance.

Nel Robinson quit her job as a painter to teach street dance to children.

Taking on the big boys

Making as much local organic food available as possible is the vision of Garden City 2.0.

Garden City 2.0 is putting market gardeners first in Canterbury.

Artful post-quake 'lines'

Artist in her studio. Natalia Saegusa wears 6x4.

Four weeks after Natalia Saegusa moved to Christchurch the 2011 earthquake struck.

Vivid ideas for Christchurch

Vivid Ideas: Brainstorming at 'Upskill to Upcycle', Museum of Contemporary Art, Circular Quay

Christchurch could be inspired by Sydney's Vivid Festival of light, music and ideas.

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