Duvauchelle utu recalled

Where memories of a massacre dominate

Did you hear about the French settler who escaped an angry Maori chief by floating in a barrel on Akaroa Harbour?

'I'll walk with you'

Those who fear going out on their own can now ask for help from a new Christchurch support group.

Kaiapoi's The Kaik loses licence

Authorities have closed down a north Canterbury pub after indoor motorbike burnouts, chainsaws and lock-ins.

Drunk naked man rescued from surf

Beachgoer left red cheeked after being rescued, without togs, by Christchurch lifeguards.

8000 rebuild workers needed

Canterbury needs 8000 more construction workers for the rebuild's peak in December 2016.

Glass panels, windows smashed

An Addington waiter must pay $13,000 for his part in a smashing spree at the New Brighton.

Ex-All Black sickened by theft of jerseys

Leon MacDonald says he's 'gutted' after 15 rugby jerseys were stolen from his Blenheim home.

'Not the Christmas I hoped for'

Family of missing Hayden Cossey pay tribute to man "taken too early" after tramper finds body.

Beloved paddling pool reopens

Pathway design approved

Demolition to become art

The demolition of the former Christchurch central police station is being recorded in unusual detail and the results will become works of art.

Rebuild reviewer appointed

Independent reviewer to look into rebuild work and costs related to Christchurch's quake-damaged horizontal infrastructure.

Knox Church organ played again

Sound of music rings out from Bealey Ave church's 110-year-old organ for the first time in years.

Desperate in EQC limbo

Scirt 'on top of the world'

$10m incentive fund almost spent

A fund encouraging developers to build residential units within Christchurch's four avenues is almost all gone.

Xmas is here, like it or not

I swore black and blue I wasn't going to have a bar of Christmas this time round.

Hard-won present for council

The Christchurch City Council has got exactly the Christmas gift it was wishing for - accreditation.

Hack a cyber lesson to all

Pollies tweet Christmas cheer

Singles' guide to eating, cleaning

Suddenly single? Follow these unpatented, simple guidelines to get through the next week ... or decade.

Gull entices buyers

Petrol prices may fall to around $1.70 a litre in some parts of the country where Australian player Gull is savagely discounting.

LPC to expand inland cargo

Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) has finalised purchase of a 27-hectare site for the development of an inland cargo hub.

Trades training at a high

Smart money's on using credit

Port seeking injunction

Lyttelton Port is trying to obtain an injunction declaring the withdrawal of labour by port workers unlawful.

Christmas will be all about BBQ

BBQ corn on the cob We have a long, proud history of standing around a grill with a few beers. Christmas Day should be no exception.

Feeling the rush

If you could somehow tap the energy bouncing around the walls inside Chinwag Eathai, you could light the city with it.

Lyttelton Coffee Co reopens

Ham, glorious ham

'Tradie day' booming

Christchurch bars are preparing for an influx of holiday revellers this afternoon when many workers are knocking off for Christmas. 

Dragons into break on high

Canterbury skipper fast developing knack for scoring, but he's more thrilled about his side's defence.

Batsmen let Canterbury down

Even an impressive bowling fightback wasn't enough to make up for a poor day-three batting collapse.

Carter's all-round success

Adds to Dalgety's firepower

Hira's transformation continues

The Canterbury team and coaches knew he could do it and Ronnie Hira knew he could do it.

Around the Bays

Banks pen Banks Peninsula is the ultimate summer playground, with its secluded bays, rolling farmland and starry skies. Explore for a day or, better still, check out these interesting places to stay.

One for the road

"A fun family project" is how Mark and Nicola Wilson describe doing up their 14-foot 1972 Oxford caravan. The end result is enough to tempt anyone on a camping holiday.

At home in the city

Waimate. Why not?

Pork shoulder

Recipe: Braised pork shoulder

Cook the perfect pulled pork this festive season. It's easily prepared in advance and, served with roast potatoes and salad, stretches to cater for unexpected guests.

Want to win a camera?

Just share with us your best summer photo to be in with a chance to win camera and other top prizes.

Scarborough paddling pool to open

The sounds of kids splashing and giggling in the Scarborough Paddling Pool will be heard again tomorrow.

'Tradie day' booming

Christchurch bars are preparing for an influx of holiday revellers this afternoon when many workers are knocking off for Christmas. 

Free bikes for Christchurch

A bike share scheme for the central city will go ahead thanks to the success of an online fundraising campaign.

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