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New arms to tackle strength weakness

New artificial arms are helping two Kiwi athletes to pump iron in a determined bid to hone their athletic prowess for the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.
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Cops kicked out of bar

Three police officers have been rebuked for booze-fuelled behaviour after being expelled from a Christchurch bar.

No rush on freedom camper bylaw

Christchurch City Council will not consider a freedom camping bylaw until at least March.

Steam train sparked 21 fires

Firefighters to monitor hot spots today after vintage steam train sparks major blaze in North Otago.

New coroner ready for challenge

Anna Tutton is Christchurch's new coroner.

Breach of rights claim accepted

The first earthquake claim alleging an insurance company breached an OECD instrument on human rights has been accepted.

Man allegedly threatens to kill

A 21-year-old farm worker has been arrested after allegedly threatening to kill a property owner and police.

Seven-year itch still alive and well

Despite law changes and altered expectations, the modern marriage is still subject to a honeymoon phase and the seven-year itch.

Kiwi comics win Iron Chicken

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Weather: Dry, hot spell to end

Today may be the only chance to get those outdoor chores done as Canterbury shapes up for an wet working week.

263-room hotel coming

Christchurch will get its biggest hotel yet when an office-building-turned-hotel reopens in April.

City faces glut of office space

Christchurch's commercial rebuild is hitting its straps. But is a glut of top end city office space looming already?

SOL Square squabble stalls work

New RSA base only weeks away

Library a symbol of Kaiapoi's recovery

The opening of a bold new library is a symbol of Kaiapoi's recovery, writes PHILIP MATTHEWS .

The real oil on what's healthy

One week fish oil is in, then it's out. What do you believe?

Drones keep droning on

2014 saw a record high in self-appointed opinion-shapers droning on about their pet gripes and it's only going to get worse.

Garner: Issue is safer roads, not foreigners

No one can predict the future

Review should let innovation thrive

A review of the regulations governing taxi and hire car services is a plainly sensible response to the arrival of the new Uber hire-car service to this country.

The secret of beautiful brocante

A Banks Peninsula couple are about to let New Zealanders loose on guided tours of France's brocante second-hand markets.

Cheap oil not a win for carpet-buyers

The correlation between the cost of oil by-products and the carpet supply-chain isn't especially strong.

Lamb prices weaker as dry weather bites

Kiwi slides on euro news

Getting a fairer insurance deal

Consumer watchdogs want to make it harder for insurers to avoid paying out when customers fail to disclose information.

Baking is bigger than ever

When it comes to baking, you can't just wing it and see what happens, says Jo Seagar.

Kiwis don't want sugar tax

Few Kiwis want to see sugar taxed despite most seeing it as a health vice, a survey shows.

Yorkshireman dreamed of a soaring Eagle

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Set some culinary goals

Better eating habits? More well-rounded cook? It's time for some food-related resolutions.

Pair superb in Presidents' XI win over Pakistan

Hundreds to Canterbury's Henry Nicholls and ND's Tim Seifert helped a bunch of young NZ first-class cricketers upset a World Cup hopeful.

Canterbury Utd leap to third after derby win

Canterbury United move up to third place in ASB Premiership with a 3-1 win over Southern United in Dunedin.

Golden weekend for Canterbury's Flanagan

Tough debut for Kaiapoi women

Veteran All Black Ellis could return to Crusaders

Losing Willi Heinz with a broken leg has left the Crusaders preparing for Super Rugby without an experienced halfback.

House of the month

Sumner house When the Canterbury earthquakes tipped the Joneses from their hilltop haven, they found life is perfectly good on the flat.

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.

2014 in pictures

The dream job?


Summer's best scents

Looking for a new fragrance? We review the latest perfumes to treat yourself to this season.

Ready to roll in Rangiora

More than a thousand vehicles will feature at this weekend's Muscle Car Madness event, which is marking its 25th year.

A boost for buskers

Prize money from the Press Critics Choice award helps performers bring their shows to the world.

Comedy meets burlesque

Aussie duo The English Gents go back to their acrobatic roots at the buskers festival.

From the West End to Chch

Sam Wills is back at the buskers festival with the original version of his hit show, Boy with Tape on his Face.

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