Cathedral wars

Traditionalists launch PR offensive

Campaigners opposing the demolition of Christ Church Cathedral have launched a public relations offensive.
Christ Church Catherdral

Quake effects on babies

A baby 5:00am Post-quake babies could be more prone to crime, abuse and gambling as adults.

Rentals register backed

5:00am National government should step in to create a rentals register, says councillor.

Developer pursued by second creditor

5:00am Failed developer Robin Schulz has settled tax debt but a finance group is now pursuing him.

Waltham precinct work starts

5:00am An old maltworks complex in Christchurch is making way for up to 130 new homes.

Warning to travellers on car thefts

5:00am Holidaymakers are being warned not leave their vehicles in streets near the airport.

Migration gains close to record

House construction A much better job market in New Zealand because of the vast Canterbury rebuild and more Asians coming to study here has rocketed the migration boom close to the record peaks of a decade ago, and it could go even higher.

6000 vulnerable claimants wait

Thousands of vulnerable EQC and insurance customers are still waiting for a resolution.

New arrivals yakking away

Saved from blaze by passer-by

beer awards

Canterbury beer comes up trumps

Christchurch's strong craft beer roots have been recognised, with two local brewers picking up national awards.

Innovative move for Kathmandu

kathmandu Retail giant Kathmandu announces $20m new headquarters in central Christchurch's innovation precinct.

Art Gallery's ambitious plans

Maintaining the cultural heartbeat of Christchurch is a key a part of our rebuild.

$36 million Belfast business park

Lawyer critical of Collins

Victoria Clock Tower

Slotting back into place

The final piece of Christchurch's historic Victoria Clock Tower has been restored three-and-a-half years after it was damaged in the 2011 quake.

The horrors of hangriness

scone There are several reasons for fuelling up before a big run. One of them is to avoid getting hangry.

Editorial: Where to now for Collins?

Nicky Hager's book Dirty Politics has transformed the election campaign.

Girl Scout on a motorbike

Rebuilding stronger, safer, smarter

Taylors Mistake walkway

Trekking to Taylors Mistake

In summer, it was the only exercise I wasn't violently opposed to after a day at work.

Top performer suffers share drop

blue lines on Bridge St Shares in Ryman Healthcare drop about 12 per cent, a reflection of weakness in the retirement-village sector.

Firmer figures reduce repair total

The number of houses to be repaired by the Earthquake Commission has dropped because original numbers were estimates, it says.

Lesson No 4: Don't hug a corpse

Quake payout doubles profits

Mark Adamson

Keeping staff a challenge

Fletcher Building is using bonuses to stop the bleeding of staff as under-$100,000 quake home repair programme enters home straight.

The cutest comfort food

Abbie Napier's cupcakes No-one wants a frugally iced cupcake, so try this amazing chocolate and orange recipe this rainy weekend.

Wine and design experience

Unlocking your creative potential in a painting studio over a glass of wine started after Hurricane Katrina.

What we're eating

Fondant fears busted


Review: Riccarton House Bistro

Featuring an atmospheric venue and local products, this place has plenty of potential.

An ABs camp full of resolve

Steve Hansen On edge, frustrated with their Sydney failings and seemingly primed to deliver the required response at Eden Park tomorrow.

Rugby nomad's sacrifces

With his wife and young son in Dunedin, Canterbury wing Patrick Osborne is getting used to silences during his evening meals.

Keen to get the job done

Crusaders sign Ged Robinson

Shayne Anderson

Anderson liking up north

Shayne Anderson was as surprised as anybody that he was playing in Waikato's first game of the NPC season.

How important is good service?

Coffee Forget chefs and business owners. Meet some of Christchurch's hospitality stars - the ones going the extra mile to get our orders just right.

From burgers to bars

Chef Andrew Brown, of Burgers & Beers Inc and The George fame, is about to open The Dragon's Den Social Lounge in Colombo St.

Our dining habits

Call of the mountains


Recipe: Bee-sting cake

Opawa Bakery and Cafe's baker, Detlev Stukenbrok, uses a versatile sweet dough to make his signature bee-sting cake. He tops it with honey and almonds, and fills with vanilla custard.


Brooding over success

Caleb Nott, of Kiwi music sensation Broods, is not sure he could deal with the same level of fame as compatriot Lorde.


Climbing your own Everest

Riding your bike the height of Mt Everest is a bit extreme, but there is value in taking on big adventures.


Go hard or go home?

It can lead to pain, overheating, vomiting or dehydration. So why are so many of us drawn to extreme exercise?

Abbie Napier's cupcakes

The cutest comfort food

No-one wants a frugally iced cupcake, so try this amazing chocolate and orange recipe this rainy weekend.

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