A car rolled on Salisbury St, near the intersection with Durham St in Christchurch, early Thursday.

Car rolls in central Christchurch

7:05 AM  Christchurch's Salisbury St has been closed after a person crashed and rolled their vehicle.

'A role-model family' video

Verity and Ben McLean.

7:01 AM  Hours before her death, Verity McLean seemed "good as gold". Now, friends are trying to figure out what happened.

'She was a caring, happy mum'

Town in shock after mother of three was allegedly shot dead by her police officer husband.

CDHB committee member quits

The managing director of a property firm that leases a building to the CDHB has quit her role on the board's facilities committee.

Teacher slapped student's face

Woman lashed out after her grandson giggled as she talked about a parent's funeral

Property hunters turn to 'P houses'

As this "cosy" contaminated flat shows, people know a bargain when they see one.

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Extension to park considered

DOC is looking to expand the Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park boundaries to include Godley and Tasman braided riverbeds.

6:31 AM  Discussions are under way to consider expanding the Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park boundary.

Chch rail fundraiser flops

A Christchurch commuter rail scheme fundraising campaign fell well short of its target, but its champion is still committed to the cause.

Brownlee calls for judicial review

Approval likely for divisive fence

The Rebuild

Christchurch bar casualties video

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High rents, road works, competition and lack of patrons hurt the city's restaurants and bars.

'It's going to take a while'

A large piece of land on the corner of Selwyn St and Rosewarne St is yet to be redeveloped, however a resource consent ...

For lease signs and graffiti occupy the windows of new shopfronts along Selwyn St.

Central city fights budget cut

This year is seeing a boost big in central Christchurch's business population.

Central Christchurch business group desperate to keep $100,000 council grant.

Residents want Linwood action

Residents "don't particularly like the visible signs of homelessness and some of the substance abuse".

Residents eager to see the declining Linwood Village redeveloped are fed up with "visible signs" of homelessness and substance abuse in the area.

Another big hotel for CBD

Part of the old Press site will be used for a hotel.

A major Japanese hotel group has bought land in Cathedral Square for about $7m to build a big hotel.

Opinion

Migration debate triggers a logic bypass

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse imposed a "remuneration test" as a proxy for skills.

OPINION: Recent boom in work and student visas suggests room for cuts.

Stop hedging us in

The cars parked along the front of the Osbornes'  Waikanae Beach hedge to stop an arborist from getting their clippers ...

OPINION: Some people have nothing better to do than imagine imminent tragedies.

Now or never for rental quality

Rental homes are twice as likely to have poorly-maintained features than owner-occupied buildings, according to a survey.

The market is hot, the incentives are there. If the standard of rental properties doesn't improve now, it never will.

Steady as she goes for govt video

The new Minister of Foreign Affairs, Gerry Brownlee.

OPINION: Bill English's Cabinet reshuffle is deeply unexciting, but that's become his hallmark. If slow and steady wins the race, English's Government is a shoo-in for the elections.

Any luck with the water, mate?

The days of fly-fishing with nary a thought for the future health of our waterways has caught up with us.

OPINION: We didn't know how lucky we were. Now we can't swim in our rivers, let alone drink from them.

business

Nappy disposal service canned - for now

EnviroComp founder and director Karen Ashby.

Unhappy nappy customers of recycling company EnviroComp are being offered refunds.

Christchurch's food flood continues

Bink Bowler of the Black and White Coffee Cartel says some cafes are losing their way by failing to focus on good coffee.

Fierce competition has failed to deter new entrants to Christchurch's already crowded hospitality scene.

Henderson cannot run businesses

Embattled Christchurch businessman Dave Henderson.

A High Court says Dave Henderson "may be in denial" about his past conduct.

New migration record

Gains from net migration hit another record high in the year to March.

The number of people arriving in New Zealand intending to call it home continues to rise.

BMW somersaults into a ditch

Antony Gough crashed his car into a ditch on Tuesday afternoon.

"The car nose dived....it felt like we were in a washing machine," developer Antony Gough says.

sport

Leydon all set for World Champs

Bradley Leydon with Prime Minister Bill English following his win at the Maadi Cup in March.

Former Arrowtown School pupil Bradley Leydon has only been rowing for just over three year's but is already a national champ and heading to the World's.

Highlanders bracing for backlash

Highlanders coach Tony Brown is bracing for a backlash on Friday night.

Highlanders coach Tony Brown believes a 33-point loss to the Crusaders makes the Stormers more dangerous.

Losing 'stigma' huge barrier for Tactix

Former Silver Ferns captain Belinda Colling says the Tactix losing 'stigma' is a major issue for the franchise.

 Former Silver Ferns captain concerned about constant losing and lack of Canterbury netballers in Tactix.

Jones stars as Rams rebound

Marcel Jones scored 39 points for the Canterbury Rams in their 17-point win over the Bay Hawks.

Thirty-nine points from Marcel Jones led the Canterbury Rams back to the winner's circle.

Bays beaten in Nelson

Goal mouth action as Nelson Suburbs goalkeeper Corey Wilson stretches to clutch a cross with a Ferrymead Bays forward ...

No change at top of Mainland Premier Football League after Ferrymead Bays stumble in Nelson.

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Review: Mexico, Christchurch

Mexico is decorated exactly how you'd expect a Mexican restaurant to be decorated.

The exciting Friday night vibe comes at a cost.

What makes a great cafe? video

Offering something different can be a cafe's saviour, but there is a risk in becoming gimmicky.

Coffee connoisseurs share their secrets to surviving the fiercely competitive bean scene.

The comic absurdity of David Shrigley

A head made from a vacuum cleaner and with crayons up its nose turns out another creation for Lose Your Mind.

An exhibition by a wildly popular British artist is something art lovers should be losing their minds over.

Christchurch's food flood continues

Bink Bowler of the Black and White Coffee Cartel says some cafes are losing their way by failing to focus on good coffee.

Fierce competition has failed to deter new entrants to Christchurch's already crowded hospitality scene.

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