'Immediate' demolition

Richmond Hill house teeters on cliff-edge

A house teetering on the edge of Richmond Hill above Sumner is in danger of collapsing and will be demolished today.
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180 'affordable' homes

Sydenham school site to house two villages containing 180 affordable homes.

Quake-hit bridge back in action

Colombo Street bridge will reopen tomorrow for the first time since the February 22 quake.

Truck crash causes serious injury

logging truck crash One person may be seriously injured after a crash involving a log truck and a car near Nelson.

Man rescued after boat capsizes

5:38pm A man has been rescued off the coast of Motueka this afternoon after his boat overturned.

Easter is going to be a washout

Prepare for another bout of heavy rain as cloudy conditions look set to stay all week.

Killer had history of violence

Ethel kyte Aaron McDonald's taste for crime started long before he murdered Amy Farrall and attacked two hitchhikers.

Band aid discovered in food

More than 80 complaints have led to action against Christchurch food outlets, including the closure of five.

Low-smell plan for gelatine factory

Woman allowed to use late dad's Airpoints

Nicky Arts High St

High St 'paralysed' by Cera

A fed-up central-city business owner says that Cera has 'paralysed progress' in High St.

Original designs sorely needed

Friedensreich Hundertwasser's public toilets in Kawakawa Christchurch needs fun, quirky architecture to relieve our cityscape from monotony.

Council may chip in for complex restoration

The city council may contribute $800k towards strengthening a landmark art deco apartment building in the central city.

Retaining look of cathedral favoured

New Brighton to get 'power back'

Cashel Square

1700 workers to return to CBD

Public servants could be back in central Christchurch next spring with Govt to sign on for four new buildings.

Joe Bennett gets apology over cupcake

Z Last week's column about a cupcake led to the petrol station's CEO calling me up to apologise.

Editorial: Business must lift its game

A new rule requiring companies listed on the NZX to report on gender diversity reveals an unsurprising but dismal picture.

Ditch South Africa from Super Rugby

Risk strategy based on outdated data

michele a'court

The royals are not leaders

We're not interested in the royals' policies - mostly, we're interested in what they wear.

Prices follow rising building demand

Builder, new house, generic Demand for commercial property is pushing up prices, but only where the product is right.

Iwi still seeking partner for dam

Ngai Tahu yet to fully commit to investment in giant Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme that yesterday gained consents.

Money not all for small business owners

Market challenging for Opus


Helicopter row flies to court

A dispute between Queenstown-based helicopter operator and Airwork subsidiary over unpaid leasing fees will go to High Court.

Hagley Oval set for busy summer

Hagley Oval Test cricket returns to Christchurch in summer for the first time in eight years while the city will also host an ODI in October.

Mental endurance key for Crusaders

History won't allow the Crusaders to blame jet lag if they flop against the Chiefs on Saturday night.

McGregor vaults into contention

Easter Cup stuggles for numbers

Kieron Fonotia

Fonotia in doubt after injury

Kieron Fonotia's tender hamstring is threatening to disrupt the Crusaders' new-look midfield.

'It was shaking, then it started to tilt'

ferry strap Over 300 are missing, feared trapped, after ferry carrying mostly students sinks off South Korea.

Bomb scare on blast anniversary

Man with rice cooker in his backpack sparks bomb scare, evacuations. | Boston remembers

Sunshine greets royal trio

Ukraine fights in the east

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Dozens of schoolgirls abducted

An al Qaeda affiliate in Nigeria abducts between 100 to 200 schoolgirls, possibly to use as sex slaves.

Windows advances with 8.1 update

If you already have a Windows Phone or are thinking of getting one, 8.1's new features should please you.

Mt Gox founder won't appear

Mark Karpeles says he will not travel to the US to answer questions about the Japanese bitcoin exchange's bankruptcy case.

Guilty pleas in fake apps case

Apple can't escape e-book antitrust

Something smells off

Dead Nation returns with flashy explosions and some nifty features, but it's not going to be for everyone.

Not your average garage: The mini cave

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

Shaun Maloney has built an old English pub complete with a 'snug' for the ladies, in his backyard in North Canterbury.

Canterbury's rural playground

Beauty: Special extras

Heritage Watch

Heritage update: Saving our city's soul

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

Sarah Donovan at She Chocolat

Easter treats all across city

Christchurch goes all out for the chocolate celebration of the year.

Lake Wanaka

Review: Bistro Gentil

It's an intimate restaurant, without being intimidating, and n daylight you can see across the golf course to Lake Wanaka.

Caroline Peckham cider

Firming up cider rules

In the last couple of years cider has gone from zero to hero in New Zealand, but are we drinking the proper stuff?

Wild in Art

Wild art has charity appeal

A flock of multi-coloured giraffes will be coming to Christchurch this summer to raise money for charities.

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