Coming out of their shells

Endangered baby penguins thrive in Canterbury

A small waddle of endangered baby yellow-eyed penguins are being successfully raised on Canterbury's Banks Peninsula.
Yellow-eyed penguin chicks

Waste dumped in river

Silver Fern Farms forced to dump effluent in Waimakariri River as treatment plant hit by flooding.

Assault on former All Black alleged

justin.thumb Two men are charged with assault with intent to injure former All Black Justin Marshall.

'Traffic mayhem' postponed

Road works which may have brought Bealey Ave to a standstill have been moved to Saturday.

Stabbing accused granted bail

A man charged over alleged stabbing released on bail after judge criticises new checks on bail addresses.

Cashmere nurse inherits $300k

A nurse who inherited $300,000 from Cashmere neighbours she cared for is cleared of wrongdoing.

Jones' loss 'like losing McCaw'

Shane Jones Christchurch MPs are at odds over whether Shane Jones' departure will harm its chances at this year's election. | Labour in disarray

Rolleston needs boutique shops

Two-thirds of Selwyn's $415m a year spend leaves the district with Hornby Pak n Save the main benefactor.

Maruia Springs resort for sale

Coming out of their shells

Nigella Lawson

Kiwis forgive Nigella's drug-taking

We are quite forgiving. We like good people. We like baking. Is this the essence of being Kiwi?

New Moorhouse Ave complex nears finish

Paul Kelly's Moorhouse Ave development The last businesses are about to move into a new block-long redevelopment by car-dealer-turned-investor Paul Kelly.

What do you want in a new library?

A new library is a place for the community to meet. It needs space and good acoustics, but does it need books?

Brits in push for rebuild role

HNZ quake repairs below target


No gold-rush economy

Recruitment firm Tradestaff's advertising message says Christchurch is "desperate" for workers.

Storm hit 'like flung nails'

Lyttelton's Canterbury St floodss Earthquakes have shaken the hills and storms have lashed them. The once-firm foundations of Lyttelton now feel like fingernails dug into the hillside.

Labour Party in 'disarray'

Disarray. There is no other word to describe the mess the Labour Party plunged into last night.

Time to drop Easter trading law

Being Googled by the Mob

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Shop around for new law

NZ's shop trading laws are one of the last bastions of religious tradition, union strong-arming and pork-barrel politics.

Lawyers' firm may face big claim

Gavel A company owned by South Island lawyers may face a claim of millions of dollars over failed property loans.

Ready for $5 coffee?

If the prospect of a price rise has you spluttering into your latte, here is how to keep the cost down.

$1b needed for affordable homes

Arts precinct plans may shrink

HAPPY STAFF: General manager  Jesse Chalmers, right, at the Chalmers Organics factory with worker Siusiu Pusi.

Living wage pays off

Chalmers Organics general manager Jesse Chalmers remembers the moment her factory staff heard the company would pay them the "living wage", giving them an instant 25 per cent pay rise.

Lauren Boyle can get quicker

Lauren Boyle Lauren Boyle's success in the pool over the past two years has come as no surprise to coach Milton Nelms.

California Dreamin' for Sophia

Canterbury's Sophia Batchelor is living the dream, attending one of the United States' top swimming colleges.

Boyd bowls into NZ team

Samuels deserves a spot

Robbie Deans

Deans to coach Japanese club

Robbie Deans' decision to join a Japanese club has killed speculation he will have a crack at the Hurricanes job.

Debris washes ashore

Samuel Archibald Debris has washed up on the coast of Western Australia, raising hopes it may be from the missing flight MH370.

Manning's name change mulled

Judge to consider Chelsea Manning's petition to legally change her name from Bradley, as she serves a 35-year sentence for passing classified information to WikiLeaks.

Prince Charles at Gallipoli?

Veteran NZ guide backs sherpas

Temporary memorial for victims of capsized South Korean passenger ship

City struggles with tragedy

A memorial for the victims of the Sewol ferry disaster so far features 47 photos. But there will be many more.

Kiwi XP use drops

Trade Me says the proportion of its visitors using Windows XP computers has dipped below 10 per cent for the first time.

Apple environmental initiative

Company highlights the ways it is increasing its reliance on alternative power sources and sending less electronic junk to landfills.

Police selfie campaign backfires

Vevo viewership hits six billion

Greens crowdsource internet bill

Website first to allow New Zealand public to shape party policy.

Heritage update: Saving our city's soul

Heritage Watch Christchurch might have lost nearly half of its heritage buildings, but it is what we do with the rest of them that matters most.

Not your average garage: The mini cave

A shrine to the Mini is taking over classic car restorer Paul Costin's garage. This man cave is a nod to the 1960s mod culture, with two full-sized minis sitting among vintage steering wheels, license plates and a khaki parka.

Here's the ultimate man cave

Canterbury's rural playground


A day trip to Cheviot

Kim Newth takes the road north to discover a charming country town with fascinating local history and a tempting lineup of art, antiques and artisan foods.

Anzac Day

Anzac Day services in Canterbury

Dry, warm weather is forecast for Christchurch's dawn service, one of many held in Canterbury.

Cortado Restaurant Bar Cafe

Review: Cortado

The tapas selection ranges far and it would be a fussy woman who didn't find a plate or three she wanted.

Mitchelli's Cafe Rinato

Mitchelli's moves to The Tannery

Family-run Mitchelli's Cafe Rinato has left Poplar Lane and taken on a much bigger space in The Tannery.


Hat and Hair show for Cardboard Cathedral

The Hat and Hair show, which started in Timaru, enters another phase in its history with a new venue - the Cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch.

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