Abbey Meiritz-Reid, 15, says she never used to like smiling because she was embarrassed about her teeth.

Brace yourself for a big bill

''I didn't smile a lot because I didn't really feel comfortable with it.''

Fashion show fail

Brooke Bath (second from left) believed she had  booked a VIP table at the Canterbury Fashion Week show, only to find ...

Friends unimpressed by $1500 VIP experience and goodie bag full of "spam".

Ngai Tahu's clash of cultures

What was happening within New Zealand's most successful tribe that triggered Sir Mark Solomon to exit?

Touring NZ for sex work

A Christchurch mother took up sex work because she didn't want to go on a solo parent's benefit.

Ex-Kaizuka bar bowled

Tenants quit after a stoush over car parks and liquidation. Now the bar's gone.

Chopper in fatal crash Robinson R22

8:54 PM  Police and Civil Aviation Authority launch investigation after crash near Lindis Pass.

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'I'll believe it when I see it'

EQC have closed Mandy Fraser's claim, but have not repaired up to a 'when new' standard as they are legally required to do.

Homeowners expect a fight to have earthquake repairs reviewed and fixed to "when new" standard. Mandy Fraser is one of them.

Sir Mark goes after CEO spat

Sir Mark Solomon's decision to stand down followed a clash with his chief executive.

No trailer needed

Home searched after body dumped

The Rebuild

'I'll believe it when I see it'

EQC have closed Mandy Fraser's claim, but have not repaired up to a 'when new' standard as they are legally required to do.

Homeowners expect a fight to have earthquake repairs reviewed and fixed to "when new" standard. Mandy Fraser is one of them.

We want a clean, green garden city

The Botanic Gardens remain a gem in Christchurch's image as a Garden City.

With filthy rivers and a CBD of rubble, will Christchurch ever be a clean, green Garden City?

EQC agreement has major implications video

Alistair Cree is among those who have won an ongoing battle with EQC regarding earthquake repairs.

OPINION: The biggest issue facing EQC is the general feeling of mistrust over anything it says.

Cathedral plans out soon

The future of Christ Church Cathedral is yet to be revealed.

Long-awaited announcement expected soon on how the deadlock over Christ Church Cathedral will be broken.

Settlement 'sets the rules' video

Alistair Cree has been in dispute with EQC over repairing earthquake damage to 'when new' standard. His dispute is over ...

Homeowners hail "milestone" settlement that confirms EQC must pay for repairs to a "when new" standard.

Opinion

Revamp of Chch school zones needed

Christchurch's changing geography post-quake is having major impacts on school zones. Burnside High School has already ...

It's time to revise our school zones, clearly out of sync with the reality of post-quake Christchurch.

Mayor stands as others fall

Happier times on New Regent St, before the safety barriers put up following the Valentines Day earthquake stopped the ...

OPINION: From fallen soldiers to fallen leaders, it was a week of reversals and loss.

EQC agreement has major implications video

Alistair Cree is among those who have won an ongoing battle with EQC regarding earthquake repairs.

OPINION: The biggest issue facing EQC is the general feeling of mistrust over anything it says.

Land of cows and tourists

Tourists enjoying the view from Mount John, Lake Tekapo.

OPINION: Are we sure we want herds of tourists trampling all over our clean, green attractions?

Mixed media: The politics of water

Bottled and sold

Water fights:

business

May Wang guilty of fraud

May Wang, the businesswoman at the centre of a failed bid to buy the Crafar farms, has been found guilty of fraud ...

The failed bidders of Crafar farms convicted of fraud and money laundering.

'I'll believe it when I see it'

EQC have closed Mandy Fraser's claim, but have not repaired up to a 'when new' standard as they are legally required to do.

Homeowners expect a fight to have earthquake repairs reviewed and fixed to "when new" standard. Mandy Fraser is one of them.

Weldon's day in court looms

Mark Weldon in his days leading NZX.

Former NZX boss Mark Weldon faces days in the witness boss as long running battle finally heads to court.

Lakeside station sold for $16.5m

The Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail runs along Lake Pukaki through the bottom edge of Guide Hill Station .

Hong Kong-based investors plan $5.6m tourism development on Guide Hill Station in Mackenzie country.

We want a clean, green garden city

The Botanic Gardens remain a gem in Christchurch's image as a Garden City.

With filthy rivers and a CBD of rubble, will Christchurch ever be a clean, green Garden City?

sport

Giants snap four game losing streak

Nelson Giants guard Raymond Cowles III drives to the basket during Saturday night's NBL clash against the Canterbury Rams.

Nelson Giants beat Canterbury Rams by 10 to keep themselves in the playoff picture.

Ben Sigmund bares all

Ben Sigmund (left) and Ricki Herbert in happier times at the Wellington Phoenix in 2010.

Extract from Phoenix retiree's upcoming book exposes some of the secrets of Ricki Herbert's resignation.

Monbet victorious in Rowe Cup

Monbet and reinsman Ricky May won the Group I Rowe Cup at Alexandra Park on Friday night.

High class trotter Monbet was far too good for his opposition in the Rowe Cup on Friday night.

Dickel to remain in Rams' pen

Mark Dickel is staying on as Canterbury Rams' coach beyond this season.

Former Tall Black Mark Dickel extends contract with Canterbury Rams and Mainland academy.

Mental resolve crucial to Tactix turnaround

The Tactix are all smiles after upsetting the Mystics on Monday night.

Top two inches pivotal in Mainland Tactix start to trans-Tasman netball league

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Alley artefacts now available to all

This Han dynasty pot was carried in 1947 from Shandan, Gansu to Canterbury Museum by John Johnson of Christchurch, who ...

How did Australasia's most comprehensive collection of Chinese artefacts end up at the Canterbury Museum?

Maiden bowl Christchurch over

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson wears an All Blacks jersey while performing at Christchurch's Horncastle Arena on ...

Iron Maiden throw out the charm - and theatrics - for an eager Christchurch crowd.

Dr David Bowie and his magnificent 'everyday miracles'

The New Zealand Flying Doctor Service operates out of a "rustic hangar" at Christchurch Airport.

 Every day David Bowie's team saves lives. Sometimes this happens in mid-air while they're flying past the stars.

Modelling at age 79

Mary Clarke, 79, gets her hair done ahead of a special catwalk session as part of Canterbury Fashion Week.

She is 79, survived two types of cancer and has 11 great-grandchildren. Tonight she will walk the catwalk - in heels.

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