Olympian Nick Willis is joined by children on his warm-down lap after winning the street mile race during an athletics event held in central Christchurch.

Nick Willis wins street mile

For just a few minutes, a group of Christchurch kids kept up with Olympian Nick Willis.

School fire contained video

Firefighters battle a large blaze inside the administration block at Westland High School, Hokitika.

Firefighters battle several hours to bring blaze at Hokitika high school under control.

Former owner supports campaign

Abel Tasman National Park wasn't always known as a place of accessible beauty.

Dairy owner nabs robber video

A Christchurch dairy owner chased down a man trying to steal his cash register. 

Young women help feed homeless

Efforts to help homeless in Christchurch give confidence to young Muslim women.

More retail developments for CBD

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

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Kiwi mountainbike legend farewelled

Friends, family and fans are farewelling New Zealand mountainbiking legend Kelly McGarry in Wakefield today.

Family and friends have gathered to farewell mountainbiker Kelly McGarry.

Plan to bring whitebait back

Scientists are hoping to bring whitebait back to Christchurch's rivers, following years of apparent decline.

Young women help feed homeless

Teacher resigns in sex scandal

The Rebuild

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.

'You don't give up paradise'

A panel found sea level rise "significantly limits" potential for long term land use in the red-zoned areas of Pines Beach and Kairaki, pictured.

Two Canterbury red-zone stayer strongholds have been deemed "not feasible" for future development.

Opinion

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.

Red zone gift a wise investment

Imagine of the benefits if this type of experience, walking through native bush at Hinewai Reserve, Banks Peninsula, was possible in central Christchurch.

Don't be too quick to dismiss ambitious ideas for Christchurch's Red Zone.

Signs of the times

Thursday's anti-TPPA protests were not limited to Auckland but were held nationwide. A small group of protesters took to the streets of Timaru.

It was a week of protests, policy and political primaries.

Frothing over Trimgate video

The sign that got the internet over-caffeinated.

JOHNNY MOORE: I’m surprised more people don’t demand cafes serve breast milk lattes with the amount of crying I see online.

business

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.

Air NZ's $25m tech spend

A technology upgrade to Air New Zealand's ATR fleet will provide a more consistent service for customers, especially over winter.

Air New Zealand is spending large on advanced flight technology for its ATR fleet.

90-day trial basics

According to MYOB's 2015 Business Monitor, 63 per cent of small business owners surveyed employed new staff on a 90-day trial period in the 12 months to August 2015.

The 90-day trial is a great way for employers to test out an employee's fit but there are finer legal details that many people miss.

What to know about Australian GST

They are one of our closest neighbours but there are key differences between GST in New Zealand and GST in Australia.

Tax is a very real concern for everyone doing business in another country and it is no different when heading to Australia.

sport

Saints got marching to T20 title

English import Dylan Budge scored a run-a-ball 25 before Tom Meyrick's damaging 39 gave St Albans an impregnable total to defend in the Christchurch club cricket T20 final with Rioccarton on Monday

St Albans defy Ben Rapson double to secure Christchurch premier club cricket T20 title

Seel The Deal is Addington bound

A large field of trotters begin race four at the Amberley Trotting Club’s annual meeting on the grass at Rangiora.

Promising pacer heading back to Addingtion

Canterbury beat champs but miss final

Amy Satterthwaite led Canterbury to a massive victory over Auckland but it was not enough to set up a rematch in next weekend's one-day final

Canterbury beat reigning champions Auckland but cannot make one-day final as Wellington squeeze into decider

Auckland dent Canterbury's title defence

Colin de Grandhomme guided Auckland to a five-wicket victory Plunket Shield victory over Canterbury at Hagley Oval on Monday with an unbeaten 106

Wellington, Auckland and the Northern Knights stroll to emphatic Plunket Shield victories

Riccarton ready to race

Racing will return to Riccarton on Saturday following recent work on the course proper.

Racing is headed back to Riccarton, after its newly sown surface takes hold.

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Nick Willis wins street mile

Olympian Nick Willis is joined by children on his warm-down lap after winning the street mile race during an athletics event held in central Christchurch.

For just a few minutes, a group of Christchurch kids kept up with Olympian Nick Willis.

Young women help feed homeless

Muslim girls Addeana Husaini, 19 (third from right), Asayal Almutairi, 17, and Rabia Mofassir, 18, help serve a meal to people in Latimer Square.

An effort to help feed the homeless has given confidence to young Muslim women in Christchurch.

Things to do on Waitangi Day

The Black Caps will play Australia in Hamilton today.

Scratching around for ways to use up those last few hours of the public holiday? Here's five ideas.

Day to inspire cyclists

Make Collective director Tim Chesney, with his son Franklin, 3, says Christchurch is a good cycling city, but there is "always room for improvement".

A nationwide initiative to get people pedalling kicks off this week.

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