Bad roads pay off for some

Mechanics thrive in post-quake road conditions

Business is booming for Christchurch's mechanics as pothole-ridden roads take their toll on the city's cars.
Steve Welford

Green light for rail

ECan have agreed to investigate commuter trains from the Waimakariri to help alleviate traffic congestion.

Boy-racer was already out on bail

Driver in a high-speed run from police in a stolen car had only been out of prison for a few weeks.

Images show quake impact

Crowne Plaza Google Maps users will now be able to turn back time to see what Christchurch landmarks used to look like.

Rebuild 'hampered by Govt'

Key rebuild firms are blaming the Government for the city's "painstakingly slow" recovery.

Cyclone flattens ancient forests

The scale of damage wreaked on West Coast's native bush and trees may not be known for weeks.

Commuter rail may be too costly

Christchurch City Council A multimillion-dollar upgrade to the commuter rail system may be too costly for the cash-strapped Christchurch City Council, the deputy mayor warns.

Devil in detail for arts precinct

Land purchases for the performing arts precinct are on hold until the city council provides more financial detail on how the central-city anchor project will work.

Madonna yacht heads to Lyttelton

Pair arrested after police pursuit

Christchurch singer Rebecca Nelson

From busking to Gallipoli

A Christchurch singer will go from busking on the streets to one of the biggest performances of her career when she sings the national anthem in Gallipoli.

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.

Hot yoga a mix of love and hate

Hot yoga Every part of my body screamed at me "run out of this freaking hot room", but I didn't.

Less than stellar political career

Of all the people in the Labour caucus, Shane Jones appeared to be one of the least likely to quit just five months before the general election.

Fury over Flockton hoons

Storm hit 'like flung nails'

easter bun

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.

Ross banned by accountants

David Ross "Difficult to imagine more serious professional misconduct," accountants' institute says.

79 mill jobs to go

A worker laid off as part of the Southern Cross Forest Product mill closure says more than just low log prices are to blame.

Bad roads pay off for some

Macraes gold production continues

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.

'Benji needed more time'

Steve Hansen All Blacks coach Steve Hansen refuses to lunge the boot into Benji Marshall for quitting New Zealand rugby.

Canty not ready for tests

NZ Hockey boss says there is an urgent need for an international-class hockey facility in Christchurch.

Stars in Nicholson's eyes

Lauren Boyle can get quicker

Jane Nicholas

Rio the goal for sisters

Christchurch's lack of top quality white water kayaking training venues isn't holding back sisters Ella and Jane Nicholas.

Russia dismisses sanctions

Russian flag Russia tells the US that its Ukraine-related sanctions on a Russian bank and Russian citizens are illegal and must be scrapped.

Royals to mark Gallipoli centenary

Prince William, his wife and Prince Harry will take part in Anzac centenary events.

Afghan guard shoots dead 3 foreigners

Ferry boy's body found

Base jumpers

Base jumpers break world record

French base jumpers have set a new record after jumping off the world's tallest building.

Google's stake in trial revealed

Apple says that Samsung hasn't been forthcoming about Google's behind-the-scenes role in its US patent case.

Add a second layer of protection

If the Heartbleed security threat teaches us anything, it's that passwords don't offer total protection.

Time travel on Google Maps

World's first payWave suit

Literally all this widget does

If you're a cranky language bully, it figuratively bugs the hell out of you; people who use 'literally' wrong.

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.

David McPhail and Jon Gadsby

Gadsby-McPhail play 'weak, cheesy'

I wanted Suite 16, by local comedic duo Jon Gadsby and David McPhail, to impress me. It didn't.

Christchurch singer Rebecca Nelson

From busking to Gallipoli

A Christchurch singer will go from busking on the streets to one of the biggest performances of her career when she sings the national anthem in Gallipoli.

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.

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