Storm hits Port Hills

Lightning splits tree, strikes cell tower

Lightning has split a tree in half at Princess Margaret Hospital, while lightning and hail sweep the hills.
Lightning and tree combo splash

Apology for death

Stephen and Irene Cleary Corrections has apologised and made a confidential payout to the family of a man who died in custody.

South Is net cut still

More than a thousand customers without broadband access tonight after digger cuts fibre-optic cable.

Police raid Head Hunters home

Armed police cordoned off a Christchurch road while they raided the home of a senior gang member.

Youth comes forward

A young man sought following a series of fires in Rolleston has come forward to police.

Father's actions 'dangerous'

The man who rammed a car to protect his son has been disqualified from driving.

No housing on red zone wish-list

Cycling Cycleway and walkway connecting east Christchurch with the city tops community hopes for residential red zone land.

Hunt for man continues

Armed offenders squad is stood down in Invercargill, but police still hunting for gunman.

Do you know these people?

Storm hits Port Hills

Liam Reid

Killer to appeal again

Convicted murderer and rapist Liam Reid gets legal aid for the appeal his lawyer says he "deserves".

Heritage champions rewarded

Christ's College Awards for Knox Church, Christ's College and Strange's Building help ease the sting of losing many of the city's icons.

A place of tranquility

Greening the Rubble has opened its largest garden so far.

Artists gloomy over city plans

Family feel to new central-city hotel

Heathcote River in flood April 29

Compo no fix for flooding woes

"Throwing a few bob" to homeowners does not fix Christchurch's post-quake flooding, court hears.

What happened to idle moments?

Cecile Meier With multiple screens competing for our attention, every spare minute is an occasion to check emails or Facebook.

Time to rethink alcohol attitude

Binge drinking may not be widespread but the notion that it is socially acceptable to get leglessly drunk is still too prevalent.

Let location dictate new flag

Quakes up fear of flying

Roast Busters

Society's sordid underculture

The ending, at least for the time being, of the Roast Busters case can bring no-one any satisfaction.

The struggle to 'switch off'

sleep Most people do not know the basics about how to get a good night's sleep, an expert says.

Asthma no barrier to exercise

Physical activity does not cause asthma, says an expert in respiratory health.

The value of exercise

Hip-hop star comes home

Hagley parkrun

Parkrun ticks all the right boxes

It's social, outdoors, well-organised, positively focused and free - this new weekly 5km is on to a winner.

OceanaGold profit slides 61pc

Gold bars Goldminer's third-quarter profit is well under last year's, but the company says it will meet full-year guidance.

Building consents dip 12 per cent

Election jitters may have contributed to a 12 per cent slump in building consent numbers in September, economists say.

Efficient homes pricier say architects

Pero calls foul over Buddle Findlay


ANZ $1.7b profit 'not that exciting'

ANZ boss hits back at critics of the bank's record profit, saying its returns are "only middle of the range".

Beloved dessert truck is back

Raewyn Taylor of the Vanilla Ice truck The much-loved Vanilla Ice truck is returning to Victoria Square on Saturday for the first time since the quakes.

How to make homegrown veges

Cooking with your own produce is awesome - you know where it comes from plus you get to be totally smug.

Coffee with a healthy kick

Fair Go: He's not authorised

Tony Astle

Which is our best restaurant?

Ten restaurants vied for the title of 2014 Zest restaurant of the year. Today we reveal the winner.

Papuni tops fight bill

Reece Papuni Reece Papuni will headline next month's Fight for Christchurch and hopes to use the event to build his burgeoning career.

Tour rivalry something special

It will be a race within a race when father and son Lee and Ben Johnstone ride in the same Tour of Southland.

Swift rise for Drgaon

See a serious bit of kit

Robbie Fruean

Fruean glad for second chance

Robbie Fruean will jettison any mental baggage before he arrives at the Crusaders.

Recipe: Rosemary panna cotta

panna cotta With the berry season upon us, pair this traditional Italian dessert with a mixed berry compote.

The city debate

There's no shortage of opinion about how we really want Christchurch to look. What do the city's leading lights think?

Redcurrent celebrates 15 years

Down by the bay

Spice Paragon

Restaurant review: Spice Paragon

Spice Paragon has branched out from its popular Bush Inn base to extend owners Bundit and Bo's upmarket Asian cuisine empire to the city centre.


The struggle to 'switch off'

Most people do not know the basics about how to get a good night's sleep, an expert says.

NIgel latta

Live: TEDx Christchurch 2014

Psychologist Nigel Latta will join scientists and a champion problem solver at the sold-out TEDx event in Christchurch on Saturday. Watch them live online here.

Hamish Thompson photos

Do you know these people?

Photographer seeking help to identify Chch shops and workers from the '70s is getting some answers.

The Eastern

Album inspired by Chch

Christchurch band The Eastern's latest release is an ode to "this flat and bruised city".

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