What's on this weekend?

Your guide to what's happening around town

Go naughty with a burlesque show, get conscious at the climate summit, or just go rock out this weekend.

Key still backs Brownlee

Gerry Brownlee Labour calls for transport minister to stand down while authorities investigate his security breach. | 'Zero tolerance'

Hopes for attitude adjustment

6:07pm Even before he gets to his sentencing, Norton Lindsay Adams has earned a month in custody.

Father, son get reprieve

Teen and his father given final chances when they appear separately before the same judge today.

Trapped man 'turned blue'

A man who fell from a cherry picker today is in critical condition.

Jail for bashing driver

Teen been jailed for her part in an incident in which a Christchurch bus driver was beaten unconscious.

Good news for Redcliffs commuters

Chch road cones Redcliffs commuters rushing home to kick off the weekend will be met with a welcome surprise this afternoon when the three-week closure of Main Rd is lifted.

Cantabrians want sports lake

Proposals for a flat-water sports lake in Christchurch's residential red zone are proving popular.

Two injured in Memorial Ave crash

No review of religious teaching

Sharon Cleverley

Permission to step aboard in style

Sharon Cleverley remembers clearly the day she felt like royalty.

Aussies joining rebuild 'cold'

Construction, contractors, rebuild Australian firms setting up in post-quake Christchurch need local partners, says business rep.

Quake workers paid?

Winston Peters tells Parliament that Earthquake Services boss told his staff not to pay tax.

Capital, Christchurch 'disappoint'

Taits targets techie tenants

Construction, contractors, rebuild

Mission on for rebuild

A new initiative has been launched to grow involvement by Nelson businesses on the post-quake Canterbury rebuild.

Editorial: Two institutions waning away

opening ceremony The 20th Commonwealth Games began in Glasgow yesterday with a triumphantly exuberant opening ceremony.

Marathon relies on rules of the bush

'I could hear people's breathing growing shallower around me - I was unsure if it was the altitude or fear.'

Bulletproof Brownlee

Editorial: Bible class complaint 'silly'

MH17 wreckage in Ukraine

Comparing MH17 to Erebus

NZ mountaineers controlled the Erebus crash site; Armed militia run the MH17 site.

US just the ticket for Connexionz

Connexionz Electronic bus-information company says good progress on US contracts helped boost pre-tax profit.

Wagner won't get her money

Christchurch MP Nicky Wagner will not get the $340k she says an Auckland businessman owes her.

Consumers under the pump

When floating ends in sinking

Simon Bridges

South Island primed for platinum

Canadian company given go-ahead to search for precious metal in Tasman and Southland.

Whole new world for doughnuts

Donut Boutique The Donut Boutique sets up new Riccarton store and while the central city gets an Argentinian-style polo bar and hotel.

The Shroom Room

A new vegetarian eaterie has opened in Lyttelton while former city favourite Sullivans is now in Addington.

Fancy a sushi burger?

Grossest sausage ever?

The Monday Room

Review: The Monday Room

The Japanese fried chicken is by far the best dish of the night - cooked in crispy spicy batter, it is moist and flavoursome.

Fractured rib was agony

Richie McCaw Richie McCaw says a broken foot in the World Cup was a doddle compared to playing with a fractured rib.

Flynn gets nod for Sharks clash

Crusaders coach denies veteran hooker Corey Flynn will start against the Sharks for sentimental reasons.

Seymour saddened by snub

Slyfield back from 'hell'

Jake White

Sharks have confidence in attack

Far from home, but Sharks coach Jake White thinks conditions could play into his side's hands.

Britomart boys are back in town

Stranges Lane Britomart Hospitality Group has spent the last few years developing bars and restaurants in Auckland. Now, its returning to its roots, with three new ventures in the Strange's Building.

Living the dream

With the New Zealand altitude record in sight, University of Canterbury engineering students George Buchanan and David Wright spend their days building rockets and launching them.

Technology helps avoid traffic

Travel: Celebrate history and nature in North Otago

Tin Man

Meet the creator of Tin Man

Tony Cribb is back after brain tumour surgery in November last year and on a creative roll, between naps.


What's on this weekend?

Go naughty with a burlesque show, get conscious at the climate summit, or just go rock out this weekend.

Wedding of the week

Introducing Leighton & Stacey

A stunning dress, vintage cars and a picturesque venue - this wedding really had it all.

Harry Marquet

'I've worn out five hips'

Keep active to have a healthy life, they say. But can you be too active? Christchurch man Harry Marquet sails close to that edge.


Mesmerising Lake Tekapo

One thing never changes, Lake Tekapo is always that same striking colour.

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