Did age slow diagnosis?

Young mum battling cancer after late detection

Young mum, who had been suffering bleeding for five years, believes doctors 'glanced over bowel cancer' due to her youth.
Natalie Reynolds

All square in debate

Leaders change their performances from first debate, and spark up over poverty, housing and tax. | The debate | Your verdict

Birthday wishes for lost son

christian prehn Family notice posted for 20th birthday of German tourist presumed dead after going missing in NZ six months ago.

Haggling over Hagley lease

Millions in funding for park's new cricket pavilion could be in jeopardy unless council reassign lease.

Buskers eye return to streets

World Buskers Festival could be fully reintegrated back into central-city streets by 2017.

Name a kakapo, aid a charity

Naming rights of a critically endangered parrot chick being auctioned off as a fundraiser.

Church's rise warms hearts

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee at Knox Church The $5.5m repair of Christchurch's Knox Presbyterian Church is a "vision of hope for the city", parishioners say.

New home for memorial bench

Bench made out of material from damaged cathedral being moved to Firefighters Reserve in time for the 9/11 service.

Key v Cunliffe: Your verdict

Did age slow diagnosis?

Shihad’s Jon Toogood

Singer dishes out school advice

Shihad frontman Jon Toogood will impart his music industry wisdom at three Christchurch schools.

SOL Square set to return

Poplar Lane After years in limbo, precinct will be redeveloped to add more office and hospitality space to city centre.

Business tourism on the up

Christchurch convention organisers are upbeat that business tourism will remain on the front foot.

Essays reflect on rebuild

Thousands devalued

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee at Knox Church

Church's rise warms hearts

The $5.5m repair of Christchurch's Knox Presbyterian Church is a "vision of hope for the city", parishioners say.

Train days not here yet

KiwiRail The idea of rail transport to help ease traffic congestion of Christchurch has been around since before the quakes.

Jolly doctors help reduce stress

There is a real need for Clown Doctors in Christchurch, with many still trying to find reasons to laugh.

Let's party, but responsibly

Dark day for public service

michele a'court

Candidates take note

What gets some politicans out of bed is not the drive to make the world a better place, but to score points, bully, smear, divert, and inflict pain.

Fonterra's big leap of faith

Chalkie The $700m investment in China's Beingmate relies on some heroic assumptions, writes Chalkie.

CCHL defends cost for port shares

Christchurch City Holdings likely had to pay a "significant premium" to Port Otago for shares it held in Lyttelton Port Company, an independent report says.

Tourists boost room rates

Jetstar over bumpy NZ start


Eight southern pubs on market

One of the South Island's biggest hospitality and gambling groups has put its entire portfolio of eight bars and restaurants up for sale.

Bennett a brew believer

Martin Bennett. Martin Bennett doesn't look like a brewer, but when he's talking about beer his eyes light up.

Bars shift from SOL to Terrace

Terrace hospitality strip will get two new bars after plans to revive Sol Square were abandoned.

Chch's food vs the capital

Review: The Institution

Stranges Lane, bar, friends, nightlife

'We're not banning under-20s'

The new bars in Stranges Lane are an island of newness amid an urban wasteland.

Mo’unga on the hunt

Richie Mo'unga If 20-year-old Canterbury backline utility keeps going the way he is, expect Super Rugby interest to intensify.

ABs focus on waterproofing

Dealing with Hawke's Bay's big wet becomes an unavoidable factor ahead of the test against Argentina.

Unity crucial to success

Two titles in two days

Jonelle Price

High stakes at Burghley

Poor showing at world champs has raised the stakes for New Zealand's three-day eventing team at Burghley.

Review: The Institution

The Institution This petite New Regent St bar brings together some of the best things local vendors have to offer.

Review: Hachi Hachi

Hachi Hachi, Victoria St, is reminiscent of pre-quake Japanese eatery Wagamamas, with communal tables, served-when-ready dishes and wallet-friendly prices.

Your guide to eating out

Recipe: Bee-sting cake


Best chicken dinners

A generous smoked chicken salad at The Carlton was the dish to beat.

Mike Unger

Skiing addict sells after 38 years

Mike Unger is shutting Victoria Ski Sport after nearly four decades in the ski business.


Festival offers new views on city

People from outside Christchurch can help Cantabrians to see their strange, ruined and hopeful city in new ways.

Nicky Hager

Most successful WORD festival yet

Sold-out shows and thousands of attendees have made this year's Christchurch writers festival one of the most successful yet, its organiser says.

Stranges Lane, bar, friends, nightlife

'We're not banning under-20s'

The new bars in Stranges Lane are an island of newness amid an urban wasteland.

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