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Urgent rescue as river vanishes video

5:57 AM  Waterway dries up around thousands of fish and eels as they try to swim to safety.

Crash charges likely

Leeston crash victims Sam Drost, Lily Moore and Cole Christensen-Hull

Police say it's "very likely" an unlicensed 14-year-old driver will be charged after triple-fatal crash near Southbridge.

Number of homes for sale, rent rises

Christchurch house values have slipped slightly as the number of homes available affects prices.

Fired CAP staff in trail periods

The 32 staff who lost their jobs at the Christchurch Adventure Park were still within their 90-day trial period.

Beer bottles 'all over' crash paddock

Rural rugby game ends in near-tragedy after 4WD crash on way home from celebrations.

Family's never-ending parole cycle

Every year Terry Smith's family fight to keep those who killed him with fire behind bars.

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News

Dilemma over Givealittle funding

Money from a Givealittle page is unlikely to go to the Kaikoura skate park despite promises from the page organisers.

5:00 AM  Kaikoura council faces "ethical dilemma" over distribution of quake recovery funds donated to Givealittle page.

Mutiny forecast over highway

5:00 AM  Kaikoura District Councillors have criticised the speed of work to reopen State Highway 1.

Bounty and the beast

Hopeful of a crime-free life

The Rebuild

Hold fire on red zone lake optimism

The East Lake Trust have released an indicative design for a proposed flat water facility in Christchurch's red zone.

Plans for a flat lake in Christchurch are in the "home straight", apparently. Forgive us a little scepticism.

New multi-million fund announced

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel, right, and Health Minister Jonathan Coleman, left, launched a new Community ...

A $6 million fund to help communities in and around Christchurch recover from the earthquakes has been launched.

Victoria Square closed for a year

Christchurch's Victoria Square will be upgraded over the next year.

Victoria Square in central Christchurch has closed for a year while it is repaired and upgraded.

'No urgency' to refresh agreement

Mayor Lianne Dalziel has taken aim of the cost sharing agreement in the past and says she stands by her comments.

Christchurch City Council says there's "no urgency" to refresh controversial cost sharing agreement.

An inaccessible city

Mike Yardley is sceptical that major changes to Christchurch's Durham St will create "improved traffic flow".

OPINION: Utterly unforgiving lanes, painful parking spots, and more road closures. Welcome to Christchurch.

Opinion

Let's reserve 'racist' for actual racism

Protesters demonstrate outside the London U.S. Embassy against Donald Trump's travel ban in February.

OPINION: In labeling views about multiculturalism as "racist" if they don't agree with them, woolly-headed progressives are cheapening the term.

Bounty and the beast

It's been said the hours spent fishing are not subtracted from the sum of a man's life; that the worst day fishing beats ...

Opinion:

Hold fire on red zone lake optimism

The East Lake Trust have released an indicative design for a proposed flat water facility in Christchurch's red zone.

Plans for a flat lake in Christchurch are in the "home straight", apparently. Forgive us a little scepticism.

Hospital parking must be sorted

Rebuilding at Christchurch Hospital is putting the squeeze on car parking for staff and patients.

OPINION: The squeeze on parking at Christchurch Hospital has gone from mildly inconvenient to disastrous.

Downgrading water standards gives false hope

Muddling the waters: Environment Minister Nick Smith before a 2016 dip in the Manawatu River, which has been described ...

OPINION: Our Government is slowly contaminating our freshwater supplies through a combination of neglect and thoughtless economic strategy.

business

Quakes no threat to this building

The PwC Centre at 80 Cashel St will set a benchmark for new commercial property in Christchurch.

One of Christchurch's strongest new commercial buildings will set values for others.

Hold fire on red zone lake optimism

The East Lake Trust have released an indicative design for a proposed flat water facility in Christchurch's red zone.

Plans for a flat lake in Christchurch are in the "home straight", apparently. Forgive us a little scepticism.

New multi-million fund announced

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel, right, and Health Minister Jonathan Coleman, left, launched a new Community ...

A $6 million fund to help communities in and around Christchurch recover from the earthquakes has been launched.

Fired CAP staff in trail periods

The park was significantly damaged in the fires earlier this month.

The 32 staff who lost their jobs at the Christchurch Adventure Park were still within their 90-day trial period.

Small town NZ to struggle

Small towns may face difficulties supporting infrastructure growth.

Big cities and popular areas will grow but the outlook's grim for some regions, report says.

sport

Dragons' duo link with Chch United

Juan Chang, left, and Colin van Gool, right, pose in their new uniform with Christchurch United coach Fernando Lambert.

Christchurch United bolster side with Dragons' additions.

Fakahokotau eager to rediscover past form

Temalisi Fakahokotau played for the Northern Mystics from 2014-16.

 Defender, who enjoyed meteoric rise and then a quiet lull, wants to regain black dress.

Sefton in the box seat for two-day final

Sefton are in the hunt for a Canterbury Country Premier trophy treble..

 Sefton and Weedons are on track to meet in the Canterbury Country Premier cricket two day final.

Queenstown team wins GODZone video

Team Tiki Tour cross the GODZone finish line at Frankton
Beach near Queenstown on Tuesday morning.

A Queenstown adventure race team has crossed the GODZone finish line first at Frankton Beach, near Queenstown.

New East Lake plans

The East Lake Trust have released an indicative design for a proposed flat water facility in Christchurch's red zone.

The group behind the proposal for a lake in Christchurch's red zone have released new plans.

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Review: Rollickin’ Gelato

Rollickin' Gelato's creamy treats are made in store every morning using organic milk from North Canterbury.

The late night treats are sweet, but the dessert cafe's options are limited.

A new way to dine

Chef Alex Davies has opened plant-based restaurant Gatherings.

Sustainable food restaurant Gatherings and Melbourne-inspired cafe Uncommon open in Christchurch this week.

On the menu at Nostalgia

​Heisenburger will be wrapping up and handing out the goods come festival day.

The Nostalgia Festival offers music and art, and some tasty treats.

Fire couldn't halt swim

Olliver was also the oldest person to complete the English Channel.

The Port Hills fire could not prevent Simon Olliver from cracking an open water swimming feat.

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