A fresh look at Chch

TV presenter shocked at homelessness

Gerard Smyth, the award-winning director of When a City Falls, reveal Christchurch through the lives of everyday people living in extraordinary times.
Christchurch: From the Streets

Boatie's body found

Police recover the body of 21-year-old man suspected to have drowned in Lake Lyndon yesterday.

School friends 'going through hell'

Corey Mclean Grieving mum says students at Christchurch Academy are stuggling to cope with deaths of two friends one month apart.

Erratic driving on night of killing

Murder accused drove erratically and abandoned car on the night of killing, trial hears.

Parents fail to buckle up kids

More than half of Canterbury drivers stopped in police crackdown had not safely secured children.

Car plunges 20m, driver unhurt

The driver of a car that rolled 20 metres down a bank off Dyers Pass Rd is "very lucky".

Bottle opener gift 'inappropriate'

Christ's College Is Christ's College perpetuating NZ's heavy drinking culture by gifting students a bottle opener?

Kiwi firms suspended

Philippine authorities suspend two NZ firms from recruiting workers over claims of exploitation.

Deaths highlight need for beacons

Housing seen as critical factor

Tasman

Scenic drive made safer

Tasman Valley Road upgrade at Aoraki/Mount Cook is meant to improve accessibility of the area.

The Aussie angle

Aussie rebuild Australians are arriving in larger numbers wanting to "avago" in the Christchurch rebuild.

Town Hall rebuild pushing forward

Council asking potential contractors to look for innovative ways to reduce cost of restoration.

How rebuilt cathedral could look

$3k scheme lures in workers

Knox Church

Knox rises from the rubble

A rebuilt copper-clad central-city church will be reopen in time for Christmas.

Government set-up could get hairy

Mateparae Putting a government together after Saturday may prove to be a more than usually difficult task.

Editorial: Sensible council change

Since the last election, mayors have, by virtue of changes to the Local Government Act, been given more power and responsibilities.

Rebirth still on paper

Most important quake book so far?

David Cunliffe

One egg in Labour basket

Labour has run a campaign focused on a single leadership personality - and it simply hasn't worked.

Energy sales boost Infratil

Infratil logo Infrastructure investor Infratil sells Lumo Energy and Direct Connect Australia to Snowy Hydro Ltd for NZ$742m, pushing up Infratil shares.

Remarkables skifield a priority

Despite a tough year at its Mt Hutt field, NZSki is going ahead with further investment at its southern skifields.

Company fined $70k for death

Fulton Hogan botches sacking

retirement

Retirement villages may join forces

Nineteen retirement villages and aged-care facilities across NZ consider a plan to amalgamate.

Restaurant runners stopped in tracks

Mexicano's Dine-and-dash customers at a Victoria St restaurant mean every group must now supply a credit card.

Host of eateries sprout up

It's tricky to keep track of all the new bars and restaurants opening in Christchurch.

Review: Pescatore

Compost a fun way to recycle

Generic photographing food

Selfies at the dinner table

Customers were spending so much time on their phones at a US restaurant recently, the average dining time went from one to two hours.

Crotty’s next outing uncertain

Ryan Crotty Canterbury midfielder anticipates he will be fit to play rugby next week, and he hopes it's for the All Blacks.

Positive news for new venue

Boxing Day test won't become a Christchurch tradition, but city set for plenty of international cricket over next few years.

Springboks a real threat

Adams to sort shoulder

Tom Hubbard

Hubbard tastes more success

Previous experience on the Moutere course played an important role in Tom Hubbard's winning effort in the elite race of the Benchmark Homes cycling series.

Christchurch's top five walks

Lyttelton The Port Hills offer a bird's eye view across the expansive Canterbury Plains to the Southern Alps. Most tracks are now open and ready to explore.

The big cat lady

Every morning, Orana Wildlife Park's carnivore keeper is greeted with hugs and loud purring by Boo and Lion, the playful cheetah cubs.

Mackenzie mini-break

Garden City in bloom

Costas Taverna

Your guide to dining out: Part II

Take a culinary journey through The Americas and Europe without leaving Christchurch city limits.

Gerard Smyth

A fresh look at Chch

Gerard Smyth, the award-winning director of When a City Falls, reveal Christchurch through the lives of everyday people living in extraordinary times.

Ubu Nights

Free Theatre books gym time

Unique theme nights are breathing new life into the Arts Centre's Gymnasium.

Peter Gutteridge

The Chills star dies

Record label pays tribute to "great talent" of Peter Gutteridge, a pioneer of the Dunedin sound.

Lynn Anderson

Bars bring vibrancy back

Orana Park's CEO says post-quake hospitality revival has turned around her "boring, stay-at-home" lifestyle.

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