Arboria is an inflatable artwork that will pop up in Cathedral Square on Thursday as part of the Christchurch Arts Festival.

Colourful labyrinth for Chch

A new structure will take just 15 minutes to rise up in Cathedral Square on Thursday.

'I could die right here'

Gursharan Singh was assaulted by youths who smashed bottles over his head at Super Liquor Woolston.

Liquor store worker feared for life after he was smashed over the head with a bottle of spirits.

Dagg 'gutted' at World Cup snub video

Crusaders fullback tweets his disappointment after missing chance for second shot at RWC winner's medal.

Bar thankful for 'free publicity'

A Chch bar has thanked a customer for the "free publicity" his complaint brought them.

No charges yet over fatal crash

Police have yet to decide whether to lay charges over a fatal smash involving tourists.

Quad bike traps man

A 53-year-old Tasman farmer has leg injuries after spending hours trapped under his quad bike.

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1500 trees lose protection

Barbara Stewart, pictured with her husband Robert, fears an "orchestra of chainsaws" will be unleashed.

0 min ago  Christchurch's Garden City reputation is at risk as the council proposes to remove the protected status of 1500 trees.

Review: MAMIL

Mark Hadlow's funny one-man show is a fantastic showcase for the Christchurch actor's impressive skills.

Coastal homeowners put pressure on Government

Council designer's rebuild regret

The Rebuild

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.

Migrants to boost southern towns

Canterbury towns may look to bring in more migrant workers for an economic boost.

A new plan aims to rejuvenate South Island towns facing aging populations and economic decline.

Rocky foundations and cheap fixes

Underfoot Services' Bevan Craig uncovers hidden damage to a ring foundation.

Are insurers taking advantage of building rules to turn a blind eye to foundation damage in post-quake Christchurch?

60 jobs axed in council restructure

Chief executive Karleen Edwards announced the planned restructure in June, saying the city council was "quite bureaucratic and siloed".

Council staff are "upset" and "shocked" by news they stand to lose their jobs under major restructure.

Southern Response class action launched gallery

Over 40 disgruntled earthquake customers of Southern Respones have started a class action against the insurer

More than 40 disgruntled customers of a major insurer have launched a class action against it, seeking $25,000 each in damages.

Opinion

Aiming for more efficient council

The reorganisation of the Christchurch City Council aims to make the council's structure appropriate for the city's future.

Christchurch ratepayers will be hoping the city council chief executive's proposals to build a more agile organisation work.

These hemorrhoids are a real pain in the neck

Author Tom Wolfe wrote,  "All at once he was alone in this noisy hive with no place to roost."

OPINION: Ken Strongman mixes metaphors.

Mayors unite to help Canterbury thrive

Dame Margaret Bazley, flanked by Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce, left, and  Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee,  explains the Canterbury Regional Economic Development Strategy at its launch on Friday.

OPINION: Dame Margaret Bazley explains the Canterbury Economic Development Strategy, launched on Friday.

Unity from Canterbury’s mayors leaves backbiting behind

Water and tourism are among seven major priorities agreed by Canterbury's mayors to drive economic development.

Far from the era of back-fighting and political snarling, Canterbury mayor's are standing shoulder to shoulder.

Christchurch: Facing the future that's stranger than fiction

Performance artists Eel Mother take the Christchurch Arts Festival to unsuspecting commuters in the new Bus Interchange on Friday.

It was a week of dystopian media news and signs of life in Christchurch.

business

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.

Renters face double whammy

Two-thirds of those currently renting doubt they will ever own a home, a Westpac-Stuff survey finds.

Owning a home might be out of reach, it might not. But either way - you need a plan.

Migrants to boost southern towns

Canterbury towns may look to bring in more migrant workers for an economic boost.

A new plan aims to rejuvenate South Island towns facing aging populations and economic decline.

Martin Aircraft annual loss reflects investment

Martin Aircraft Company and one of its recent jetpacks.

Jetpack company Martin Aircraft widened its annual net loss to $5.2 million.

Preparing for life after the rebuild

The Canterbury Regional Economic Development Strategy launch saw Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce alongside Environment Canterbury chair Dame Margaret Bazley and Minister for Earthquake Recovery, Gerry Brownlee

Cantabrians and migrants and their ability to maintain jobs within the region are part of a new economic development strategy.

sport

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.

Dagg 'gutted' at missing RWC cut video

All Blacks fullback Israel Dagg pictured after winning the 2011 Rugby World Cup final at Eden Park. The Crusaders and Hawke's Bay player has missed the cut for the 2015 Rugby World Cup team.

Crusaders fullback tweets his disappointment after missing chance for second shot at RWC winner's medal.

Unbeaten All Stars runners roll on to Breeders Crown wins

Dream About Me winning the Harness Jewels, she know how a Breeders Crown to match it.

Our Waikiki Beach and Our Dream About Me keep unbeaten records intact to win 2-year-old pacers crowns

High Gait and Speeding Spur make it two from two for Kiwis at Breeders Crown

Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen got the Breeders Crown off to a winning start for the Kiwis with High Gait.

High Gait and Speeding Spur get Kiwis of to winning at Breeders Crown

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christchurch life

Neil Finn announces solo shows

Neil Finn will sing songs from his extensive back catalogue on his upcoming solo shows.

Neil Finn has announced intimate solo shows with strings in Wellington and Christchurch.

X marks the winning spot

Canterbury orienteer Katie Cory-Wright competing at Tekapo.

A top orienteer can run fast, read a map at the same time, and make quick decisions.

Review: MAMIL

MAMIL, starring Mark Hadlow, opened at the Court Theatre on Sunday night.

Mark Hadlow's funny one-man show is a fantastic showcase for the Christchurch actor's impressive skills.

Colourful labyrinth for central Christchurch

Arboaria will pop up in Cathedral Square as part of the Christchurch Arts Festival.

An inflatable artwork called Arboria will pop up near the former Post Office building in the southwestern corner of Cathedral Square as part of the Christchurch Arts Festival.

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