A skier in action at the new ski area, Soho Basin, which has more than 260ha of terrain.

Undiscovered ski area opens

10:19 AM  A new Queenstown ski area "undiscovered for 85 years" has opened without fanfare.

Alpine Fault spreads

Victoria University researchers studying the Alpine Fault have said it is not the vertical crack it was presumed to be, but becomes flatter at depth instead.

11:26 AM  A different picture has emerged of the areas at risk when the fault ruptures.

Show causes outrage

Band's "live sex show" in Christchurch leaves fans "revolted and disgusted".

Club to rebuild after fire gallery video

A historic rugby club that lost decades of All Blacks memorabilia in a fire will be rebuilt.

Musical voyages with Ritmata

9:53 AM  When Simon Thacker plays music, he is searching for something primal.

Dog abuse cases rising

SPCA euthanase two dogs left so hungry they ate a dog which had starved to death.

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Pretty Ricky 'like Madonna'

Pretty Ricky performing in Christchurch on Saturday night.

5 min ago  Pretty Ricky promoter defends on-stage sex show saying it is no different to Madonna behaviour on stage.

Stab victim could have been killed

A man was dragged from a house bus and stabbed several times in the head and neck in a possible case of mistaken identity.

Richmond garage fire investigated

Mainly fine for Canterbury

The Rebuild

Christchurch house prices up 30 per cent since quakes

Christchurch's house prices are rising slightly, and rents have fallen.

Christchurch's housing market is being described as steady and settled, five years after the start of the earthquakes which threw it into upheaval.

Basilica restoration going ahead

Work on the restoration of Christchurch's quake-damage Catholic cathedral will start before the end of the year.

A $45-million revamp of Christchurch's quake-damage Catholic cathedral has been given the green light.

EQC's $68m travel spend

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The Earthquake Commission has spent $68m on staff travel costs in the past five years.

Construction strong in Canterbury

An office building takes shape in central Christchurch.

Construction levels remain high in Canterbury, despite new home building having passed its peak.

Homeowner fights quake repair strategy

Lyndell Turner and Mike Levington are concerned about the foundation repair strategy proposed for their Christchurch home.

Family fighting insurer over quake repair strategy questioned in government investigation.

Opinion

What the forklift?

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The 2015 Nelson Arts Festival, Michele A'Court, Stuff I Forgot.

Terms of endearment can get lost in translation, writes Michele A'Court.

Time for voters' decision on flag

Ngaio school children at Te Papa yesterday for the launch of the four final flag designs.

The debate over the flag referendum has now reached the point where voters get to decide. Everyone should participate.

Clean energy revolution bypassing Christchurch

Monier’s integrated solar roof tile is an ingenious solution for harnessing the free energy of the sun for anyone building a new home. New Zealand is lagging behind other countries in the take-up of solar technology.

OPINION: As it rebuilds, Christchurch is missing out on opportunities to switch to cleaner, sustainable forms of energy, writes David Killick.

A farcical little folly

The final four flag options.

OPINION: The two black and white finalists scream “corporate logo”. They’re dogs.

Fight for equal pay still goes on

Midwives  take their fight for pay parity to the High Court in Wellington.

Obvious pay discrimination no longer exists but the gap between men and women suggests there are less obvious forms still to be fought.

business

Hubbard investors only get original capital back

The late Allan Hubbard at a meeting of his supporters in Timaru in 2010

About 300 investors in Hubbard Management Fund have received their original $35.6 million of capital back.

Christchurch house prices up 30 per cent since quakes

Christchurch's house prices are rising slightly, and rents have fallen.

Christchurch's housing market is being described as steady and settled, five years after the start of the earthquakes which threw it into upheaval.

Basilica restoration going ahead

Work on the restoration of Christchurch's quake-damage Catholic cathedral will start before the end of the year.

A $45-million revamp of Christchurch's quake-damage Catholic cathedral has been given the green light.

Insuring irrigation equipment

Over 800 irrigators blew over in the September 2013 storm including this one belonging to Andrew Brooker near Kirwee.

Insurance check of irrigation equipment advised

Tourism leaders want visitor growth for Canterbury

Visitors on a whale watching boat near Kaikoura.

Mayors work to keep Christchurch and the Canterbury region a calling point for visitors.

sport

Rugby club to rebuild after fire gallery video

The Glenmark Rugby Club plans to rebuild its clubrooms after a devastating fire, president Andrew Evans says.

A historic rugby club that lost decades of All Blacks memorabilia in a fire will be rebuilt.

Crotty sets a good example

Ryan Crotty is looking for more domestic success with Canterbury.

Canterbury's Ryan Crotty believes it's important to show a positive display, despite his All Blacks disappointment.

Young Canterbury amateur boxers chasing world titles

Kaelen Boyce works the pads with trainer Julian Scully before flying out for Russia last weekend.

Canterbury boxers Junior Acero and Kaelen Boyce have earned the right to represent New Zealand at world champs in Russia

Six of seven for Kiwis at Breeders

Our Waikiki Beach wins his race number 12 from as many starts to keep his perfect record intact.

A hat-trick of wins from Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen highlighted one of the great days for NZ harness racing across the Tasman.

Rookie Cats catch Southern napping

Black Sticks squad members Sophie Cocks, left, Olivia Merry and Jordy Grant helped the Canterbury Cats to a 4-0 National Hockey League win over the Southern Storm.

Some of youngest members of the Cats' litter were on target on debut as Canterbury opened the National Hockey League women's competition with a four-goal win.

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Pretty Ricky 'like Madonna'

Pretty Ricky performing in Christchurch on Saturday night.

Pretty Ricky promoter defends "on-stage sex show" saying it is no different to Madonna behaviour on stage.

Musical voyages with Ritmata

Simon Thacker chases a primal feeling when making music. "It's like a drug,'' the Scottish guitar virtuoso says. He is in New Zealand to perform Ritmata as part of the Christchurch Arts Festival

When Simon Thacker plays music, he is searching for something primal.

Carlton owner opens new venue

James Murdoch, owner of The Carlton, is opening another venue in Christchurch.

Bush Inn confirms tenants and Spitfire Square announces foodie outlets.

Cantabs build sheds for Nepal

Steve Trevella is fund raising from Christchurch to continue a shelter-making project he helped launch in Nepal.

Christchurch man joins volunteer project in the growing temporar tin towns in Nepal.

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