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'Slap on wrist' for sucker punch

1:07 PM  Victim blasts weak punishment for the son of one of Christchurch's wealthiest men.

St Bede's resignations

ST BEDE'S ROWERS: Jordan Kennedy and Jack Bell

A St Bede's board trustee and two rowing coaches have quit after Maadi Cup row.

Health precinct kicks off

Christchurch's new health precinct is to get its first new building.

Cyclist hit by car on Dyers Pass Rd

A cyclist has been hospitalised with a broken leg after being hit by a car. 

Inmate charged over prison attack

Police charged man over latest violent incident at Christchurch Men's Prison.

Armed police in Linwood

12:45 PM  Armed police have executed a search warrant at an address in eastern Christchurch. 

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Knee injury puts Sarah Walker's return in doubt

A knee injury may prevent Kiwi BMX star Sarah Walker from competing at the national championships in Christchurch this weekend.

1:09 PM  Kiwi BMX star Sarah Walker's mooted comeback on Friday is in doubt due to a knee complaint.

Fendalton burglar denies assault

A 35-year-old burglar denies assault and ramming a car in a Fendalton driveway during his getaway.

Victoria St traffic a 'nightmare'

Rowing row resignations

The Rebuild

EQC claims manager starts own firm

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EQC claims manager forms own assessment company but has a process to avoid conflicts.

Queue for urgent housing grows

Christchurch's social housing sector is struggling to cope as another winter approaches.

IRD building in Wellington.

IRD gets tough on rebuild firms

Inland Revenue's lenient approach to quake-hit firms appears to be over as it moves to recover millions of dollars in debt.

Opinion

Parents should pay St Bede's costs

The decision by St Bede's rector Justin Boyle to send two rowers home from the Maadi Cup sparked High Court action from the pupils' parents.

OPINION: High Court action by the parents of two misbehaving Maadi Cup rowers was a bare-faced 'gaming' of the justice system, says Mike Yardley.

Redcliffs School must stay open

OPINION: Redcliffs' trustee Mark Robberds says the school has an exciting future and must remain open.

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Christchurch International Airport control tower, terminal and car park. Photo taken from new car park building looking in a Northerly direction

Fix the city and they will come

OPINION: The sooner Christchurch is repaired, the sooner airlines are likely to provide more flights for tourists to come here.

business

New homes on historic site

An artist's impressions of St Martins Green planned for hte former maltworks site in Waltham.

Plans for affordable apartments and townhouses have been hatched for a site near Waltham Park.

Christchurch homes more affordable

That first home has come a little closer for Christchurch buyers.

Auckland has been overtaken by Queenstown as the most optimistic commercial property sector.

Christchurch confidence has peaked

Queenstown has overtaken Auckland as the most optimistic commercial property scene in the country.

sport

Knee injury puts Sarah Walker's return in doubt

A knee injury may prevent Kiwi BMX star Sarah Walker from competing at the national championships in Christchurch this weekend.

1:09 PM  Kiwi BMX star Sarah Walker's mooted comeback on Friday is in doubt due to a knee complaint.

Sarah Walker back on BMX

BMX star Sarah Walker has recovered from serious injuries and will be back in competition this weekend.

The decision by St Bede's rector Justin Boyle to send two rowers home from the Maadi Cup sparked High Court action from the pupils' parents.

Parents should pay St Bede's costs

OPINION: High Court action by the parents of two misbehaving Maadi Cup rowers was a bare-faced 'gaming' of the justice system, says Mike Yardley.

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Artist 'a perfect fit'

British sculptor Antony Gormley is creating a new artwork in Christchurch. His Event Horizon artwork in New York City in 2010 featured 31 statues installed across the city.

Renowned British sculptor Antony Gormley is creating a new public artwork for Christchurch.

Cool hand Luke

Luke Di Somma.

Music man and conductor Luke Di Somma brought his talents home to Christchurch after studying in New York. He tells BECK ELEVEN why he’s off to London and what he thinks of the X Factor kerfuffle.

The Beer Library opens

Supreme Supreme opens in Welles St, Christchurch.

Tasty new openings in Christchurch include a third New York Deli, a Beer Library and a new Coffee Supreme

Old-fashioned charm

A rabbit, chicken and bacon roulade at The Oaks Mid, Darfield.

REVIEW: Dinner at The Oaks in Darfield is like snuggling up with a warm blanket - familiar and reassuring.

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