A human skull, thought to be several hundred years old, has been discovered by Abseil Access workers in a slip above SH1 ...

Bones found on road repairs

Workers clearing boulders above SH1 north of Kaikoura have found "significant" human remains.

The story of 'Tombstone Rock'

Asia Brighton saviour?

Christchurch's New Brighton has been described as "one of the best coast development opportunities in a built up city ...

Struggling seaside suburb's properties being touted to potential Chinese buyers.

Square repair going round in circles

There have been no private property developments in Cathedral Square since the earthquakes. Can the deadlock be broken?

Arrests after Sumner assault video

Two arrested after man left with serious injuries in Christchurch car park.

Life story: Champion of compassion

A passion for healthcare ran in the blood of medical all-rounder Bram Cook.

Motorbike rider critical after crash

North Canterbury crash leaves motorcycle rider in critical condition.

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Hard times and hope in Woolston

Barber Lee Owers says that if car parks go, "you can kiss Woolston goodbye".

5:00 AM  Some are struggling in the Christchurch suburb of Woolston but others see a future.

The story of Tombstone Rock

Abseiling their way down the scree left after the Kaikoura earthquake, they made a spine-tingling discovery.

Whanau a double-edged sword

Earthquake repair issues on the increase

The Rebuild

Earthquake repair issues on the increase

The insurance ombudsman is dealing with increasing earthquake repair issues.

Insurance ombudsman dealing with higher numbers of earthquake repair-related claims.

Edible park fundraising passes halfway

An artist's impression of the "edible park" orchard proposed for Christchurch.

Christchurch's Otakaro Orchard project has raised nearly $32,000, with seven days to go.

Where pigeons roost

One long-standing difficulty is the Square's geography was designed to house a church and a school.

There have been no private property developments in Cathedral Square since the earthquakes. Can the deadlock be broken?

'Safe' red zone developments wanted

Regenerate Christchurch is inviting the public to take part in a community day on Saturday to give feedback on plans for ...

Residential red zone tour being held to back up future use survey.

$188k costs in winch case

Greg Young was awarded $1.6m in rebuild expenses.

Architect who fought insurer that wanted to winch his house up a hill is awarded nearly $190,000 in costs.

Opinion

Not your bog standard column

This Beck Eleven column has nothing to do with cats but that has never stopped her throwing in a gratuitous cat before.

OPINION: Let us openly discuss going to the bog.

War stories hit and John Key runs

It was goodbye from the other side when Labour leader Andrew Little farewelled John Key this week.

A week of war stories and political farewells.

Privacy concerns remain

The Ministry of Social Development needs to convince the public it can be trusted to hold their information securely.

Nearly half of us have become more concerned about privacy in the past few years.

The magical transformation of 'free' water into $3.50 a bottle

"I wouldn't call that a glass of one hundred per cent pure New Zealand water." "What would you call it?" "Swimmable."

SATIRE: Roll up to watch El Bill and his beautiful assistant Nick magically transform this glass of one hundred per cent pure New Zealand water.

Smoking gun proves cover-up

Nicky Hager, left, and Jon Stephenson have produced a fine piece of investigative journalism, says Duncan Garner.

OPINION: Author Nicky Hager and journalist Jon Stephenson had provided some inconvenient facts.

business

FMA's alleges no licence

Financial Markets Authority chief executive Rob Everett.

The Financial Markets Authority is coming down hard on people who don't have necessary licences.

Earthquake repair issues on the increase

The insurance ombudsman is dealing with increasing earthquake repair issues.

Insurance ombudsman dealing with higher numbers of earthquake repair-related claims.

Chinese dollars sought for Brighton

Christchurch's New Brighton has been described as "one of the best coast development opportunities in a built up city ...

Christchurch's New Brighton is being touted to potential Chinese buyers as one of the best coastal city development opportunities in the world.

Edible park fundraising passes halfway

An artist's impression of the "edible park" orchard proposed for Christchurch.

Christchurch's Otakaro Orchard project has raised nearly $32,000, with seven days to go.

A tale of two post-quake cities

Wellington has been too cheap for too long, Colliers International salesman Alan McMahon says.

Investors are more negative about the Christchurch market than the Wellington one.

sport

Collapsed scrums an ugly feature

Western Force prop Jermaine Ainsley receives medical help after dislocating his left elbow during a collapsed scrum.

Codie Taylor was so concerned about the injury to Force prop, he asked for the game to be stopped.

Crusaders go top after win video

Digby Ioane shoots through to score the first try of the match, for the Crusaders against the Force in Christchurch on ...

The Crusaders scored seven tries to beat the Force in an ugly game in Christchurch.

Sevens scheduling rules Dunedin out

Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium is out of contention to host next year's Sevens due to scheduling issues.

With the students out of town, Dunedin won't be chasing sevens hosting rights.

Giants focusing on their own game

Nelson Giants big man Curtis Washington trains at the Trafalgar Centre.

Taking care of their own game will go a long way towards getting a good result against the Rams, says Giants coach.

Black Sticks to host USA in Rangiora

Pippa Hayward, left, is looking forward to playing the first international match in Rangiora.

Black sticks midfielder Pippa Hayward is ready for a tough series against the USA at home.

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christchurch life

Folk singer Phil Garland given farewell

Folk singer and musical historian Phil Garland in 2009.

Christchurch folk singer Phil Garland was remembered as a troubadour, a family man and a mentor at his funeral on Friday.

Rare orca sighting in Lyttelton Harbour video

Orca

For one long-time resident, it was the first time he had seen the animals in the area.

Weekend rain and cloud

Pull out your umbrellas for a weekend of wet weather across the south.

Kids playing footy this weekend? Pack your umbrellas and prep the washing machine for muddy socks.

What's on in Christchurch this week

Neo-soul singer Sacha Vee brings her Luminous Album Tour home to Woolston's Blue Smoke tonight.

There's an eclectic range of events and concerts headed our way over the next week

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