Christchurch is to get its first custom-built cruise ship berth with this image of the proposed $56m facility released ...

Cruise ships to return video

5:42 PM  Lyttelton could see some of the world's largest cruise liners when a new $56 million cruise ship berth opens.

Akaroa says cruise ships will keep coming

'Secret' mining claim

An open cast mine on Denniston Plateau.

6:20 PM  Highest value conservation land on West Coast faces mining threat, conservation group says.

Claimants could get paid twice

6:23 PM  Insurance companies say they might not recover millions paid out for liquefaction damage.

Man waved fake gun

5:36 PM  Man holding imitation pistol stood in front of a car and demanded the driver get out.

Marlborough man found in car

Dog to be rehomed after Buller River crash that killed 40-year-old Marlborough man.

'Baby' shark attacked tourist

Shark that attacked a French woman was less Jaws and more an oversized Dory.

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Bike given away in 'revenge'

Waimaria Katarina Paul admitted theft and assault at the Blenheim District Court on Monday.

6:34 PM  She thought her boyfriend was cheating, so left his bike out with a 'free' sign.

Akaroa aims to be boutique port

6:33 PM  Akaroa has no intention of giving up its cruise business when Lyttelton builds its new $56 million berth.

'Coasters want closure' video

Drone users warned after heli incident

The Rebuild

Akaroa aims to be boutique port

A busy day in Akaroa in December as cruise passengers hit the town.

Akaroa has no intention of giving up its cruise business when Lyttelton builds its new $56 million berth.

Claimants could get paid twice

Many properties suffered liquefaction damage or increased liquefaction vulnerability during the Canterbury earthquakes.

Insurance companies say they might not recover millions paid out for liquefaction damage.

Heritage rescue for convent video

The historic chapel which is part of the old Anglican convent on St Asaph St in central Christchurch.

Work to rescue a threatened 120-year-old Christchurch convent and chapel is about to start.

Sold: Chch temporary village

Linwood temporary accommodation village.

Christchurch ratepayers have bought the Linwood housing village, but the price is being kept secret.

Migrant worker firm broke law

Five Filipino glaziers were pressured to sign a "bond document" requiring them to pay their employer if they left the ...

One World Resourcing made Filipino employees sign a "bond" to pay $5000 if they quit.

Opinion

Restore our cenotaph access

Returned servicemen Craig Cormack, left, and David Rarere were part of a small group that were allowed through the ...

OPINION: Council and cathedral authorities should be pressured to clean up the overgrowth, rein in the barricades and consider creating public access to our war memorial.

NZ's population booms

National's new finance minister Steven Joyce delivering his first speech to an audience in Auckland in February.

OPINION: Could New Zealand's population hit 5 million by late next year?

Paying chicken cooks chicken feed

"Eleven chips is in fact a massive increase over and above the union's demands".

SATIRE: Restaurant Brands to counter union demand for KFC staff with an hourly offer of 11 individual chips.

When Grandpa was a WWII POW

Beck Eleven's grandfather, Alfred Rawlings, spent most of his WWII service as a prisoner of war.

OPINION: I'd rather war wasn't something to be had at all but since history is potted with it, Anzac Day is the one during which New Zealanders and Australians, for the most part, take time to respect and remember fallen soldiers.

Southland tales and racist lows

The beach at Curio Bay, Southland, where a shark attacked a French woman.

It was a week of southern horror and racist politics.

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Akaroa aims to be boutique port

A busy day in Akaroa in December as cruise passengers hit the town.

Akaroa has no intention of giving up its cruise business when Lyttelton builds its new $56 million berth.

Claimants could get paid twice

Many properties suffered liquefaction damage or increased liquefaction vulnerability during the Canterbury earthquakes.

Insurance companies say they might not recover millions paid out for liquefaction damage.

'Secret' coal mining claim

An open cast mine on Denniston Plateau.

Highest value conservation land faces mining threat, conservation group says.

Port celebrates cruise berth plan video

Christchurch is to get its first custom-built cruise ship berth with this image of the proposed $56m facility released ...

The Port of Lyttelton will be able to handle some of the world's largest cruise liners when a new $56 million cruise ship berth opens. 

$1.6 million building project for Wanaka Yacht Club

Wanaka Yacht Club Commodore Jeff Mercer, outside the existing yacht club.

Wanaka Yacht Club members have signed off plans for a big new building and cafe.

sport

Whetu to return for Crusaders?

Whetu Douglas made six appearances for the Crusaders before leaving the team to prepare for a move to Italian club ...

Crusaders fans would love to see Whetu Douglas back. And he is open to the idea of returning to help them.

Winter Game changer

Winter Games NZ chief exacutive Arthur Klap smiles following the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup Slopestyle Finals during ...

Change of dates to September a game changer for Winter Games 2017 in Queenstown.

Read thumbs up post-up

Kieran Read posted a photo on Facebook of himself recovering from an operation to repair the thumb he fractured during ...

All Blacks captain faces a race against the clock to be fit in time for the Lions tour.

Tactix remain winless

Tactix wing defence Hayley Saunders controls possession from Stars' wing attack Emma Iversen.

 Mainland Tactix stay bottom after loss to fellow ANZ Premiership battlers.

Bays top of MPL after rival loses points

Cashmere Technical's Cory Mitchell and Nelson Suburbs' Omar Guardiola dispute possession in a Mainland Premier League ...

A points deduction has helped Ferrymead Bays return to the top of the Mainland Premier League football championship.

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Art to explore in Christchurch

Detail from a Bill Hammond artwork, on display as part of an exhibition of his new work at PGgallery 192 in Christchurch ...

Expect to have your perceptions of the world altered when you visit Christchurch art galleries this month.

Review: Broadway to West End

Cameron Barclay.

Review: Christchurch Symphony's show tunes night was pure magic

Designer blooms in UK

Packing for the trip was an arduous task for Gillies, who took 15 of her costumes to display.

Christchurch designer's UK flower show exhibition hailed as "visually stunning".

Sam Neill backs theatre rebuild

Sam Neill in the Ngaio Marsh Theatre at the University of Canterbury after its refurbishment in 2002.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople actor hunting funds for quake-damaged theatre replacement.

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