Seasoned professionals Hoy Pinoy was a popular choice for barbecue.

Opening night noodle challenges video

11 min ago  Large crowds overwhelm Christchurch Night Noodle Markets on opening night.

High-price CBD living

The Millbrook Apartments on Carlton Mill Rd will be rebuilt, but the homes will be larger.

8:16 PM  Two new apartment towers offering million-dollar homes are to be built in Christchurch.

Tekapo tourists 'bloody lucky'

8:28 PM  Trio of Argentinian tourists on child-sized raft blown into the middle of Lake Tekapo by strong winds.

Chinese firm buys Waitaki 'castle'

8:43 PM  Campbell Park Estate, near Oamaru, purchased by foreign investors.

Arts precinct vision revealed

The city council has released its vision for the performing arts precinct.

Protected tree proposal trimmed

7:40 PM  Proposal to remove the protected status of hundreds trees drastically scaled back.

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Retired teachers plugging skill shortage

Secondary Principals' Association president Sandy Pasley is concerned about specialist skill shortages in teaching.

8:49 PM  Maths and science teachers are being pulled out of retirement as schools experience ''critical'' staff shortages.

Rumbling tummies at noodle market

7:56 PM  Christchurch's first evening noodle market attracts huge crowds – and huge queues.

Student mastering One Direction

Could dildo throw cost her job? video

The Rebuild

More million-dollar apartments for city

The Millbrook Apartments on Carlton Mill Rd will be rebuilt, but the homes will be larger.

Two new apartment towers offering million-dollar homes are to be built in Christchurch.

Smaller developers follow big guys' lead

Landlord Craig Nicholas visited Australia for design ideas for his Colombo St development.

 It is not just the big guys planning to build in Christchurch's emerging retail precinct.

EQC delays 'outrageous'

EQC's ongoing delays in determining whether properties are over-cap - five years after Canterbury's quakes - are "simply outrageous", Mike Yardley says.

OPINION: EQC's ongoing delays - five years after Canterbury's quakes - are "simply outrageous", Mike Yardley says.

New hotel for central city

The new hotel will have nearly 50 tourist apartments, plus private apartments for sale.

A collapsed scheme to build plush $2 million apartments in central Christchurch has been rescued.

Metro Sport Facility tenders considered

A concept drawing of the Metro Sports Facility.

Six companies express interest in project managing construction of Christchurch's $300 million Metro Sports Facility.

Opinion

Gondola must improve service

Passengers were trapped on Christchurch's gondola for almost two hours.

EDITORIAL: Gondola incident has tarnished its reputation and hurt Christchurch's image as a welcoming place for tourists.

Finding Walt's wisdom amid the jakes

A daguerreotype of Walt Whitman is displayed at the New York Public Library.

OPINION: Auden last week, Whitman this. Sorry. It must be the time of year.

EQC delays 'outrageous'

EQC's ongoing delays in determining whether properties are over-cap - five years after Canterbury's quakes - are "simply outrageous", Mike Yardley says.

OPINION: EQC's ongoing delays - five years after Canterbury's quakes - are "simply outrageous", Mike Yardley says.

New Lincoln boss's deception a bad start

The latest controversy at Lincoln University has tainted the beginning of new vice-chancellor Professor Robin Pollard's term.

Shenanigans regarding Lincoln University's new vice-chancellor are yet another troubling incident on campus.

River of Flowers a reminder of quake loss

A waka huia carved by  Dallas Matoe depicting a vision of networking, collaboration, dialogue and communication.

OPINION: River of Flowers and Bloom are events to cherish, writes Peter Beck.

business

More million-dollar apartments for city

The Millbrook Apartments on Carlton Mill Rd will be rebuilt, but the homes will be larger.

Two new apartment towers offering million-dollar homes are to be built in Christchurch.

Bell Tea humming with Hummingbird

Bell Tea and Coffee Company boss Mark Hamilton says Bell and Hummingbird have complimentary expansion ambitions.

Bell Tea and Hummingbird coffee look to expand together.

Grand 1930s lodge for sale

Wedding and function centre Newbery Lodge, 15 Newbery St, Opawa Christchurch.

Owners of Christchurch's Newbery Lodge put the property on the market for the first time in 30 years.

For sale: Rare view of Aoraki Mt Cook

Aoraki Mt Cook Village is growing in popularity with tourists.

Couple fought for 20 years for consent to build hotel, now the property is for sale.

Trapped in a rural 'dead man's land' video

Christchurch rural blockholder David Wilson says it's unfair to allow more housing in places like Rangiora and West Melton, but limit it in Avonhead.

Christchurch landowners say a highway makeover and land zoning change has marooned them.

sport

Ko show a slick operation video

World No 1 Lydia Ko has returned to Christchurch to defend her title at the New Zealand Women's Open at Clearwater.

Travel, management meetings, press conferences, practice - and psychology study. A day in the life of NZ's golfing rock star.

Farmer says paddock ready for stars video

Brendan Eathorne, of Dunedin's Forsyth Barr stadium, marks out the Fred Booth Park field for Thursday's night's preseason Super Rugby game between the Highlanders and Crusaders at Waimumu.

Nothing beats having the Highlanders and Crusaders play at your paddock.

Whitelock: welfare has improved

Sam Whitelock (left) says the welfare of current and former players has improved greatly in recent years.

George Leaupepe criticised NZ Rugby for not doing enough for ex-players. Sam Whitelock can't fault the current set-up.

North Otago's unexpected challenge

Buller celebrate their Hawke Cup win. They insist their makeshift venue will be suitable for the defence of their crown.

Buller insist venue for historic Hawke Cup cricket defence in Westport will be ready for North Otago's challenge.

No favourite for men's longest day

Three-time defending Coast to Coast champion Braden Currie is tipping a wide open men's longest day race on Saturday.

The King of the Coast to Coast, Braden Currie, can't pick a winner in grueling multi-discipline, 243km race.

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Noodle markets face opening night challenges video

Seasoned professionals Hoy Pinoy was a popular choice for barbecue.

Large crowds overwhelm Christchurch Night Noodle Markets on opening night.

Rumbling tummies at noodle market

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel waits in line to order food at Christchurch's Night Noodle Market.

Christchurch's first evening noodle market attracts huge crowds – and huge queues.

Arts precinct vision released

The proposed $14 million Piano Centre for Music and Arts, which will be the first new building in the performing arts precinct.

The city council has released its vision for the performing arts precinct.

CoCA gallery returns

Austrian artist Erwin Wurm’s Organisation of Love is a ‘‘living sculpture’’, which invites participants to pair up and attempt to hold an assortment of plastic bottles filled with liquid in place in the space between their bodies.

Christchurch's Centre of Contemporary Art (CoCA) will reopen on Saturday after a five-year absence.

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