Jackel, a Kiwi rapper who lives in Australia, is holding a release party for her new video Put In Fitness at Winnie Bagoes City on Saturday. She has previously received online abuse over her appearance.

'Hated because of how I look'

Because of her tattooed appearance, online commentators once told Jackel Aitchison to kill herself.

Baby's sudden death

Investigation teams move into the scene.

The forensic examination is expected to take up to four days.

Aoraki/Mt Cook rescue

A climber has been airlifted from Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park after slipping on ice.

'A special family' lost video

Ashburton's Mormon community is rallying to organise funerals for family found dead on Thursday.

Power claw-back

The CCC clawed back some power from the Government days before a new quake rebuild plan was released.

First friends, now foes video

Lane Montgomerie and Jon Sharpe are mates at work, but will be enemies on Saturday.

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Dead Dunedin woman named

Police working at the Waldronville house were a woman was found dead in what was believed to be a stabbing.

Vicki Lee Warington, 48, was found dead at a Dunedin house on Friday.

No surprises in quake recovery plan

The announcement of new legislation and a new entity managing the central city rebuild is unlikely to have a big effect on Waimakariri, the mayor says.

Residents confident in face of sea rise risk

'A tragic, terrible accident' video

The Rebuild

The optimistic Mr Smit

Sir Tim Smit says a New Zealand Eden Project could act as "a fantastic symbol" for Christchurch.

Sir Tim Smit has a "rock and roll" approach and a big vision for Christchurch.

'It never should have started'

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee slates eco-friendly urban village project.

Opinion

Any advance on 10 bridges?

You've already bid ten bridges sir,  er,  John,  you can't now bid seven bridges.

Northland's bridges, both of them, weren't just hollow election bribes, you know.

Dustin Brown: 'An alien force' video

OPINION: He looks like a Rastafarian rap star, but played like an alien force to defeat Rafael Nadal.

An aerial view of the Eden Project proposed for Christchurch.

Eden-type project for Canterbury

OPINION: Christchurch desperately needs a major tourism attraction. People need a reason to visit.

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Sir Tim Smit says a New Zealand Eden Project could act as "a fantastic symbol" for Christchurch.

The optimistic Mr Smit

Sir Tim Smit has a "rock and roll" approach and a big vision for Christchurch.

sport

Brave Highlanders prove unstoppable video

The Highlanders celebrate after beating the Hurricanes to win the Super Rugby title in Wellington on Saturday night.

OPINION: Tough southern men have plenty of reasons to cry after hanging tough in thrilling final.

Electronic Motion back from the brink

Aaron Taylor is labelling Electronic Motion back to his best and he could not be more proud.

Sam Smolenski is over the moon with Sunny Ruby's season that finished with a national record on Friday night.

Sunny Ruby shines bright at Addington

Harness Jewels winner has put an exclamation mark on her bid for three-year-old trotting filly of the year.

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'Hated because of how I look'

Jackel, a Kiwi rapper who lives in Australia, is holding a release party for her new video Put In Fitness at Winnie Bagoes City on Saturday. She has previously received online abuse over her appearance.

Because of her tattooed appearance, online commentators once told Jackel Aitchison to kill herself.

The optimistic Mr Smit

Sir Tim Smit says a New Zealand Eden Project could act as "a fantastic symbol" for Christchurch.

Sir Tim Smit has a "rock and roll" approach and a big vision for Christchurch.

Mosh and Mozart for revamped theatre

The James Hay Theatre, pictured in 2005, will become a venue for chamber music and rock gigs.

The revamped James Hay Theatre in the Town Hall will be able to switch between chamber music and a mosh pit.

How do you rebuild the Court Theatre?

Everyman Theatre, Liverpool, England, is the inspiration for a rebuilt Court Theatre in central Christchurch.

A good theatre is as hard to build as a nuclear facility and your company could be destroyed if you get it wrong.

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