Pylon to enhance plants

"It's not every day you can buy a pylon."

Cantabrian Oscar Waghorn is not sure what he will do with an old 30-metre-high power pylon but says it is "not every day you can buy" one.

Tractor not fire cause

13 min ago Flock Hill Station managers are upset by suggestions their tractor caused a wildfire near Arthur’s Pass.

Polluting contractor forks out

13 min ago A contractor has escaped conviction for polluting three Canterbury waterways - by paying $80,000.

Pedestrians dicing with death

13 min ago A third of pedestrians killed on NZ roads in the five years to 2013 were drunk, report says.

Farewell 'emotional' - Sutton

13 min ago An "emotional" Roger Sutton has farewelled his former Cera colleagues.

Changes to housing rules lauded

13 min ago Clear building standards and bypassing resource consents will help central Christchurch housing affordability, earthquake recovery minister says.

Cycleway plan drops into lower gear

Government ignores official advice and opts to spend less than half of what was recommended to improve urban cycleways.

Milk supply dries up

Farmers say South Canterbury's milk production will drop severely without rain in the next few weeks.

Pike walk track wanted

Pylon to enhance plants

Bootcamp classes proving popular

Neighbourhood police and Christchurch fitness enthusiasts are giving anyone and everyone the chance to improve their wellbeing at no cost.

City housing rules finalised

Developers of residential properties within four avenues must plant native tree for every 250sqm.

Rebuild workers under min wage

Construction company punished for paying workers less than minimum wage.

Heritage demolition?

Land for anchor projects reduced

Microhome eyes start-ups

A regeneration group hopes to retain Christchurch entrepreneurs and artists with its central-city microhouse.

Editorial: Our leaders' agendas

John Key fleshed out plans for social housing reform, Andrew Little focused on jobs.

A rebel without a cause

I feel I should care about something enough to want to die for it, but I've got nothing.

Housing affordability needs rethink

The art gallery with no art

Crusaders spat shows tensions

The decision of the Crusaders' board of management to ditch a plan to stage a Super Rugby match in Fiji and play it in Nelson instead will please the team's fans.

Canterbury houses dearer

Canterbury homes are 12 per cent less affordable than a year ago as house price and interest rate rises outstrip wage rises.

Finance company selects AB

Smiths City Finance enlist All Black Kieran Read as a new face for the brand, in an attempt to grow the lending arm of the national retail business.

Heartland pumping as profit lift tipped

Store deal lacks transparency

Lincoln plant to hurry foods to market

A $5.7 million food testing and production plant is planned for Christchurch, which will allow local businesses to experiment and test new food substances.

Fancy a teapot of mixed liquor?

Newcomers to Christchurch's night-life include a Mexican restaurant and the reopening of a late-night pool hall.

Raspberry Cafe now an institution

It's hard to imagine a nicer place to be on a hot summer's day than The Raspberry Cafe at Tai Tapu.

Set some culinary goals

Baking is bigger than ever

fish and chips

The art of the chip buttie

Some of the best summer meals I have eaten did not involve cloth napkins.

Showdown avoided over Fiji game

Messy showdown between team and administrators avoided as Super Rugby game moved to Nelson.

Two big prizes for Canty

Canterbury rugby league starts the year on high, winning NZ club of the year and NZ domestic player of the year.

Tales of a penguin-pincher

Kelly swaps Porsche for Firebird

Fruean and Fonotia formidable

Imposing figures should give Crusaders some momentum towards targets over the gain line in Eketahuna tomorrow.

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.

Introducing Tom & Danielle

They tied the knot in a beautiful flower-filled private garden. However it wasn't love at first sight ...

Fancy a teapot of mixed liquor?

Newcomers to Christchurch's night-life include a Mexican restaurant and the reopening of a late-night pool hall.

Raspberry Cafe now an institution

It's hard to imagine a nicer place to be on a hot summer's day than The Raspberry Cafe at Tai Tapu.

All the world's a stage

A lack of performance venues and career prospects has prompted a group of Christchurch theatre graduates to start their own artistic collective.

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