The ancient penguin was much larger than Happy Feet, the emperor penguin who came ashore in New Zealand.

Penguins waddled with dinos

The remains of an ancient, human-sized penguin found in a Canterbury river suggest penguins waddled the earth alongside dinosaurs.

Behind the cordons video

Although the trees look green from afar, the fire was burning trees within metres of Suzanne Millar's Hoon Hay Valley Rd ...

"When the firefighters say 'you're all good and clear', that's when I'll relax a little bit more."

Going to war with Wilson Parking

OPINION: The most level-headed people can be reduced to a hot ranting mess by parking tickets.

Plan to open in spring

Antony Gough is busy building The Terrace again, and says there'll be no stopping him.

Arthur's Pass quake swarm

7:09 AM  A flurry of quakes in Arthur's Pass started with a magnitude 4.9 shake at 2.35am.

Trees to be felled for sports field

Hundreds of trees to be cut down to make way for a $100m sports hub and flood protection.

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Cloudy but warm

Car parking and cloudy conditions over the Christchurch CBD. Shot from Tuam St. (File photo)

16 min ago  Sun will peak through clouds in most centres on Friday, as we usher in the last weekend of February.

'Swimmable' loses all meaning

6:50 AM  Chamberlains Ford is all but withered into a puddle, filled with slime. But its swimming quality is marked as ''good''.

'It's like a murder scene'

Kiwi imported 6kg of cocaine

The Rebuild

The Terrace project progressing

Building activity is back under way at The Terrace.

Property investor Antony Gough is busy building The Terrace development again, and says this time there will be no stopping him.

Bishop worried over fundraising

Victoria Matthews, Bishop of Christchurch, and Moka Ritchie, a trustee of Church Property Trustees, photographed on Sunday.

Anglican leaders want taxpayers to foot the bill if the money for the $100m Christ Church Cathedral restoration can't be raised, sources say.

Christchurch from the air gallery

The Hagley Oval cricket ground opened in September 2013.

Christchurch is transforming as anchor projects get under way .

Chch's new central city emerging

The International Market has plans to reopen in Tuam St, Christchurch.

New cafes, shops and markets, along the reopening of old favourites, will mark year seven of the Christchurch rebuild.

Rebuild plans to bear fruit in 2017

An aerial view of the proposed Christchurch convention centre site, bottom left.

The "physical proof" of Christchurch's post-earthquake rebuild will be revealed this year, Otakaro says.

Opinion

'Swimmable' loses all meaning

Chamberlains Ford on Canterbury's Selwyn River, photographed on Wednesday.

Chamberlains Ford is all but withered into a puddle, filled with slime. But its swimming quality is marked as ''good''.

My mum goes to war with Wilson Parking

Wilson Parking has taken over many empty lots in Christchurch's central city.

OPINION: Even the most reasonable, level-headed people can be reduced to a hot ranting mess by parking tickets.

Saving access to sport TV

Sky TV's proposed merger with Vodafone NZ has been torpedoed by the country's competition watchdog.

NZers' all-consuming love of sport is at the heart of the Commerce Commission's decision to reject a merger between Sky and Vodafone.

Making sure we get the regreening of the Port Hills right

A seeding trial site at Mt Cook station just after fire in 2008.

OPINION: Before too many spades slice the soil or seed is sown, we need forethought and planning to get replanting the Port Hills right.

Mourning and joy on anniversary

A hug for super-fan Gill Cross from Bruce Springsteen doubled as a hug for Christchurch.

Six years on from the February 22 earthquake has often been picked as a mid-way mark of the recovery.

business

The Terrace project progressing

Building activity is back under way at The Terrace.

Property investor Antony Gough is busy building The Terrace development again, and says this time there will be no stopping him.

Insurance halt after fires

Fires burn in the Port Hills above Christchurch, looking westward from Sign of the Takahe.

Port Hills fires prompt insurers to temporarily stop writing policies for new business in some areas of Christchurch.

Vbase pulls out of gardens cafe

The Ilex cafe at the Botanic Gardens in Christchurch will soon have a new manager.

A private operator will soon take over the Ilex cafe and function centre at the Christchurch Botanic Gardens.

Minto alarmed at possible asset sale

Talks over ownership of the architecture award-winning bus interchange are still going on between Crown company Otakaro ...

Christchurch's bus interchange could be a blue chip property investment but it seems unikley to happen

Crying over lousy milk season

New Westland Milk Products chief executive is leading a major restructure of the underperforming cooperative.

It's crunch time for Westland Milk as it tries to restore financial fortunes with a sweeping restructure.

sport

Hammett to replace Brown?

Assistant coach Mark Hammett is entering the first year of his three-year contract with the Highlanders.

Mark Hammett would consider Highlanders head coach job, but insists he is happy as assistant.

OZ debut for Guineas winner

La Diosa, racing as La Bella Diosa across the Tasman, will make her Australian debut on Saturday.

Guineas winning filly set to take on best fillies in Australia.

Crusaders start with 8 ABs

Centre Jack Goodhue's pre-season form has been good enough to convince Crusaders coach Scott Robertson to start him ...

Seta Tamanivalu on the right wing for opening Super Rugby match in Christchurch.

Coll eyeing ultimate challenge

Paul Coll, right, faces another big challenge when he takes to the court at the Windy City Open in Chicago this weekend.

After recently beating the world No 2, top Kiwi squash player Paul Coll will take on the world No 1 at the PSA World Series event in Chicago.

Oaks not out of question

A fully fit Zigwig may yet find herself in the Oaks at Trentham next month.

Things looking much brighter for talented filly.

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Cloudy but warm

Car parking and cloudy conditions over the Christchurch CBD. Shot from Tuam St. (File photo)

Sun will peak through clouds in most centres on Friday, as we usher in the last weekend of February.

'Cute' harbour with a dramatic history

Mum and baby Hector's dolphins swim up to a Black Cat catamaran to check out the tourists.

However you arrive at Akaroa - it's a grand sight.

What's on in Christchurch this week

Pitch Black are just one of the many artists who will be performing at Hagley Park as part of Saturday's Electric Avenue ...

The coming week offers plenty of musical and theatrical highlights for those in Christchurch.

Fancy making a footstool?

Picking the right fabric is key to getting a great footstool.

With the right class, even non-crafty types can learn how to do upholstery.

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