Freedom to camp

'A myth that young tourists are stingy'

Our relationship with the tourism industry is fraught: we need their money, but we love to complain about them.
Bill Jackman

Serious assault in Queenstown

6:56pm A man was knocked unconscious and then beaten while on the pavement in Queenstown last night.

Car in water near Clyde Dam

7:05pm A car is reported to have gone into the Lake Dunstan near the Clyde Dam.

Fletchers to win deal?

The firm managing Canterbury's home repairs looks set to win the eastern frame development deal.

Flock Hill fire contained

Crews stepping up measures to prevent further spread of wildfire near Flock Hill Station.

Students among crash victims

A group of high school students were among the victims of a crash in South Canterbury yesterday evening.

Freedom to camp

Our relationship with the tourism industry is fraught: we need their money, but we love to complain about them.

Riccarton, Papanui cycleways boost

The cash-strapped city council will get $750,000 from the Government for two Christchurch cycleways.

Village won't surrender

Sex trade links

Fireworks concert to go ahead

The Sparks concert in Hagley Park is on - unless there is a deluge of rain.

Microhome eyes start-ups

A regeneration group hopes to retain Christchurch entrepreneurs and artists with its central-city microhouse.

City housing rules finalised

Developers of residential properties within four avenues must plant native tree for every 250sqm.

Rebuild workers under min wage

Heritage demolition?

7000 new homes in '14

2014 was Canterbury's busiest year for house construction, with 20 consents approved a day.

Intellectuals should speak out

OPINION: New Zealanders like their elite to be humble and plain-speaking.

Let's be clear - she started it

You can vote, and then you can just shut up. When a young slip of a thing criticises our leaders that is beyond the pale.

The irony of Catton's comments

Crusaders spat shows tensions

How do you eat flaky pastry in a car?

OPINION: Regular readers might recall the terrible state my relationship was in.

Inventor embraces digital tools

There are some brilliant ideas swirling through the heads of Kiwis. In the past they would die with their creators, never finding life.

Public relations firms to merge

Two of Canterbury's oldest PR firms are merging to form a single agency.

Analysts bullish about beef

Sex shop divides shopkeepers

Making sure your will works well

Only half of all adults have a will, and those that do often fail to do a good job of it.

Fancy a teapot of mixed liquor?

Newcomers to Christchurch's night-life include a Mexican restaurant and the reopening of a late-night pool hall.

Raspberry Cafe now an institution

It's hard to imagine a nicer place to be on a hot summer's day than The Raspberry Cafe at Tai Tapu.

Set some culinary goals

Baking is bigger than ever

fish and chips

The art of the chip buttie

Some of the best summer meals I have eaten did not involve cloth napkins.

Ellison: From Christchurch to winning a Super Bowl

New Zealander Riki Ellison shares his memories of winning a Super Bowl with the San Francisco 49ers.

South Island would be main beneficiary of new side

Christchurch-based semi-pro league franchise would be a major boost for sport in the South Island.

Brothers of rowing champs hope to emulate feats

Smith: Bold team bid a 'positive' for rugby league

Auckland City the litmus test for Dragons' ambitions

ASB Premiership clash with Auckland City should reveal a lot about Canterbury United.

Review: Corianders

Corianders Even before mounting the steps and entering the double doors, the beautiful mural on the side of the building, filigree balcony and lights on the verandah welcome us with open Indian arms, in modern, Bollywood-style.

Christchurch crowds are the toughest

World Buskers Festival veteran Derek Flores, aka El Jaguar, says Christchurch audiences make him work hardest for laughs. This year, he'll host the festival's nightly comedy club and be set on testing our limits.

Summer's best scents

House of the month

Vesuvio

Review: Vesuvio Courtyard Bar

This redux version of an old CBD hangout might be the size of a single garage, but it is perfectly formed.

Showbiz gets back to business

Christchurch theatre company at the start of "an exciting new era" with the opening of a new headquarters.

Introducing Tom & Danielle

They tied the knot in a beautiful flower-filled private garden. However it wasn't love at first sight ...

Fancy a teapot of mixed liquor?

Newcomers to Christchurch's night-life include a Mexican restaurant and the reopening of a late-night pool hall.

Raspberry Cafe now an institution

It's hard to imagine a nicer place to be on a hot summer's day than The Raspberry Cafe at Tai Tapu.

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