The damaged Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament.

Basilica restoration going ahead

2 min ago  A $45m revamp of the quake-damaged Catholic cathedral has been given the green light.

Man dragged from bus

31082015 News Photo:Supplied. A vehicle of interest to police in relation to a serious assault at a property on Johns Road. Police supplied photo.

A man was stabbed several times in a possible case of mistaken identity.

A farcical little folly

3:21 PM  OPINION: The two black and white finalists scream “corporate logo”. They’re dogs.

Redcliffs closure decision delayed

2:33 PM  Education Minister Hekia Parata won't decide on Redcliffs School closure until term 4.

Burglars bag bucketload of tobacco

3:02 PM  Burglars use crowbar to prize open cabinet to grab a bucketload of cigarettes.

Life in a wasteland stuff nation

After losing too much to the quake, I learned who I am and what I am capable of.

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Two remanded on robbery charges

A Hoon Hay Dairy has been robbed at gunpoint.

11 min ago  Man and woman remanded in custody on charges of robbing dairies in Christchurch at gunpoint.

Final four flag designs gallery video

3:08 PM  Prime Minister John Key has picked his favourites of the final four flag designs.

Consultation opens on proposed ward changes

Shoot 'em up Shakespeare

The Rebuild

Basilica restoration going ahead

Work on the restoration of Christchurch's quake-damage Catholic cathedral will start before the end of the year.

A $45-million revamp of Christchurch's quake-damage Catholic cathedral has been given the green light.

EQC's $68m travel spend

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The Earthquake Commission has spent $68m on staff travel costs in the past five years.

Construction strong in Canterbury

An office building takes shape in central Christchurch.

Construction levels remain high in Canterbury, despite new home building having passed its peak.

Homeowner fights quake repair strategy

Lyndell Turner and Mike Levington are concerned about the foundation repair strategy proposed for their Christchurch home.

Family fighting insurer over quake repair strategy questioned in government investigation.

Migrants to boost southern towns

Canterbury towns may look to bring in more migrant workers for an economic boost.

A new plan aims to rejuvenate South Island towns facing aging populations and economic decline.

Opinion

Clean energy revolution bypassing Christchurch

Monier’s integrated solar roof tile is an ingenious solution for harnessing the free energy of the sun for anyone building a new home. New Zealand is lagging behind other countries in the take-up of solar technology.

OPINION: As it rebuilds, Christchurch is missing out on opportunities to switch to cleaner, sustainable forms of energy, writes David Killick.

A farcical little folly

Final four flag designs have been chosen.

OPINION: The two black and white finalists scream “corporate logo”. They’re dogs.

Fight for equal pay still goes on

Midwives  take their fight for pay parity to the High Court in Wellington.

Obvious pay discrimination no longer exists but the gap between men and women suggests there are less obvious forms still to be fought.

Tourism booms as farming falls

Day one of filming on the Lord of the Rings set of Edoras at Sunday Island on the upper reaches of the Rangitata River in South Canterbury back in 2001.

Tourism is charging ahead while farming falters, writes Mike Yardley.

The effect of a Jeremy Corbyn victory

Labour Party leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn talks to waiting media at an election campaigning event at Ealing in west London.

OPINION: Christ Trotter writes that if Jeremy Corbyn is elected as leader of the British Labour Party, it will reverberate particularly loudly here in New Zealand.

business

Basilica restoration going ahead

Work on the restoration of Christchurch's quake-damage Catholic cathedral will start before the end of the year.

A $45-million revamp of Christchurch's quake-damage Catholic cathedral has been given the green light.

Tourism leaders want visitor growth for Canterbury

Visitors on a whale watching boat near Kaikoura.

Mayors work to keep Christchurch and the Canterbury region a calling point for visitors.

Goldminer lifts production forecasts

Waihi Gold's operations.

OceanaGold expects higher gold production following purchase of Waihi Gold Mine

Low milk price hits Rural Equities

Weaker dairy prices hit Rural Equities result.

Farm-owning group Rural Equities says its annual earnings have been hit by dairy decline.

EQC's $68m travel spend

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The Earthquake Commission has spent $68m on staff travel costs in the past five years.

sport

Young Canterbury amateur boxers chasing world titles

Kaelen Boyce works the pads with trainer Julian Scully before flying out for Russia last weekend.

Canterbury boxers Junior Acero and Kaelen Boyce have earned the right to represent New Zealand at world champs in Russia

Six of seven for Kiwis at Breeders

Our Waikiki Beach wins his race number 12 from as many starts to keep his perfect record intact.

A hat-trick of wins from Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen highlighted one of the great days for NZ harness racing across the Tasman.

Rookie Cats catch Southern napping

Black Sticks squad members Sophie Cocks, left, Olivia Merry and Jordy Grant helped the Canterbury Cats to a 4-0 National Hockey League win over the Southern Storm.

Some of youngest members of the Cats' litter were on target on debut as Canterbury opened the National Hockey League women's competition with a four-goal win.

Dagg 'gutted' at missing RWC cut video

All Blacks fullback Israel Dagg pictured after winning the 2011 Rugby World Cup final at Eden Park. The Crusaders and Hawke's Bay player has missed the cut for the 2015 Rugby World Cup team.

Crusaders fullback tweets his disappointment after missing chance for second shot at RWC winner's medal.

Unbeaten All Stars runners roll

Dream About Me winning the Harness Jewels, she know how a Breeders Crown to match it.

Our Waikiki Beach and Our Dream About Me keep unbeaten records intact to win 2-year-old pacers crowns

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Shoot 'em up Shakespeare

Hamlet: The Videogame opens at The Court Theatre on Thursday as part of the Christchurch Arts Festival.

Hamlet fights zombies, Ophelia is an intelligent computer and there are Angry Birds. Welcome to Hamlet: The Video Game.

Footnote put best foot forward

Footnote celebrates its 30th anniversary with a wide ranging retrospective show.

Footnote celebrate 30th anniversary with wonderful retrospective show.

Kids wow at Cultural Festival

Oceana Olson doesn't let her crutches hinder her performance at the Christchurch Cultural Festival

Thousands of Canterbury school children gather to twirl poi, stamp feet and sing songs at a region-wide cultural festival.

New hot pools for Tekapo

A couple enjoy a warm summers evening in the hot pool at Tekapo Springs.

Tekapo Springs has announced it will open three new hot pools in time for Christmas.

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