'I used to hate wrestling'

But Rangiora champ now medallist in the sport

Last year wrestler Tayla Ford trained in a Rangiora park with her dad. Now she's a Commonwealth bronze medallist.
Tayla Ford

Criminal privacy breach

city council documents Council blames 'criminal act' after personal documents found in city streets were let loose from locked room in car park.

Balmy streak to come to snowy end

7:38am Canterbury set for another fine day but skifields may get dumping when temperatures drop on Sunday.

Teen girl grabbed, threatened

6:47am Police search for man who grabbed girl from behind and forced her to walk with him.

Up to 3000 EQC claims to wait

Some claims will not be settled until 2015 but 85 per cent completed with $6.8b of payouts, EQC boss says.

Rebuild helps boost family riches

Property continues to be solid investment for high-profile Stewart, Carter and Gough families.

Victim: 'Name me'

Court The victim of an indecent act is at the centre of a legal battle to name a well-known Otago man.

Night on town for fake French hens

Herds of hysterical women dressed in pink roaming the streets made me cringe - but my friends did not see it that way.

Southland sign deaf player

Microchip bracelets plan on hold


Dreamliner puts others in shade

If public spooning and toilet art work make your flight more comfortable, the Air NZ Dreamliner is the plane for you.

Builders told to keep quality high

Builder House builders warned against shoddy work as Canterbury becomes construction capital.

Wards going up at new campus

Multi-million dollar revdevelopment of Burwood Campus will showcase 'latest in health design'.

Special event for builders

Chch is not the only city rebuilding

Building consents

House building 'bounces back'

Canterbury now consents capital of NZ, with more than 16,000 new homes approved since 2010.

Chip bracelets a step too far

In our increasingly online and digitised world, little things can have unforseen consequences.

Housing issues more critical

Even if the Govt had the inclination to intervene in the market, the reality is that it has few immediate options to do so.

'Majestic' Oval sign of our future

Gaza craziness

airport security

Ah, the romance of air travel

Our illogical obsession with aircraft safety is an insult to autonomous adult society.

Property market cooling

Generic house for sale Residential land developer CDL Investments New Zealand says its first half-year sales and profit were "satisfactory", but believes the property market is showing signs of softening.

Profit extends life of Reefton mine

The life of the Reefton gold mine will be "slightly" extended, OceanaGold says, as it reports a NZ$66.7m profit.

Health insurance twist

Hotel chain's profit drops


Wigram town centre takes off

Construction begins on The Landing, which will to cater for Wigram's growing population.

No-one is too good for fries

fries The people, I am told, want fancy bar snacks, not boring old fries. This is where "the people" and I part ways.

Giving tea a break

The time-honoured cuppa is making a new appearance in cocktails and canapes.

Brick Farm opens

NZ expands into skinny wine

The Beach Bar, Sumner

Review: The Beach Bar

The menu is definitely extensive but the cafe is so busy it is possible to see the kitchen really does produce the many options.

Defend or be crucified

Kieran Read The defensive sirens have been wailing inside the Crusaders camp ahead of the Super Rugby final.

Keep it away from Folau

Crusaders fullback Israel Dagg admits it could go ''really wrong'' if his dangerous Waratahs counterpart gets plenty of ball to run with.

Whitelock on lineout watch

Kiwis have medal fever

Anton Cooper

Christchurch lad wins gold

Former Christchurch Boys' High student Anton Cooper takes Commonwealth mountainbike title.

Bar review: Mashina Lounge

Mashina Christchurch Casino's basement bar is vodka themed, with bacon-infused, wasabi and bubblegum flavours on the menu.

Restaurant review: Town Tonic

Dinner gets a perfect score at Addington's newest restaurant, where an open kitchen reveals the kitchen's secrets.

Meet the creator of Tin Man

Britomart boys are back in town

Tony Astle

Tony Astle expands his Victoria St empire

The owner of King of Snake, Mexicano's and The Dirty Land will soon reopen Chinwag Eathai.

Maya Payne

Fragile beauty

Christchurch teenager Maya Payne is attracting international attention with her music.

Maya Payne

Chch teen's remix on the BBC

Maya Payne is attracting international attention with her music.


Get serious about sleep

We all do it, but bedtime procrastination is one bad habit you really need to break.

martial arts

Confidence the best defence

Vulnerable young people can get a much-needed confidence boost from martial arts.

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