Students set for carnival

Good weather expected for Festa

Hundreds of architecture students faced unpredictable winds as they prepared their Festival of Transitional Architecture installations today.
Festa Carnival

Fatal roundabout crash

Ex-Alexandra man Ben Gibbons died in a Christchurch motorcycle crash last night.

Revamp to cost $7m

Victoria Square aims to be 'an oasis' in the city with more lawn and river access.

No parking for patients

The public car park at Chch hospital will close from Tuesday as construction work begins.

Keys to success

Black Keys Heartache and Sid Vicious' guitar play a part in The Black Keys' latest album, Turn Blue.

Pair accused of defrauding elderly

Two people have been arrested over an alleged Meridian scam of elderly residents in Christchurch.

Marryatt's $800,000 payout

Tony Marryatt Former Christchurch City Council boss Tony Marryatt left his job with an $800,000 payout.

Low cost housing 'too pricey'

Almost 90 new homes in Chch will be priced under $400,000, but is that really affordable?

Struggling to rise to challenge

Christ's College restoration honoured

Paulette Barr

Progress after confronting PM

An end to a woman's quake-damaged home woes is in sight after she approached the prime minister.

Watch a demolition from the grandstand

 An artist’s impression of Gap Filler’s new project – Grandstandium. A mini and relocatable grandstand has been designed so people can among other things observe "crowd-worthy" demolitions in comfort.

Asbestos probe 'meaningless'

Homeowners angry that EQC and EQR can "walk away" after investigation into asbestos handling.

Rebuild boom expected to slow

Asbestos management 'deficient'

Drone and Peter Perrim

Port Hills trail from the air

A new video shows the ambitious Christchurch Perimeter Trail, which supporters say could open in six months.

Welcome dose of realism

rebuild generic The rebuild has lifted the growth of Canterbury's regional gdp at a rate of 5 per cent for at least two years, well ahead of most other regions.

'Never let a serious crisis go to waste'

The earthquakes gave Christchurch a chance to do things 'you think you could not do', says mayor Lianne Dalziel.

How to write a column

Pistorius shown great mercy

waikato westpac rescue chopper

Information can save lives

Overseas tourists need to know that tramping in New Zealand is not like trail-hiking, rambling or walking in their home countries.

Finding the right fit

shoes Linwood College pupils of all ages and shoe sizes fitted with free running shoes from Shoe Clinic.

Fitness industry fails many

A fitness guru, who was once a 'dropkick drunk', says the fitness industry is failing many who need it most.

Neighbours key to wellbeing

Sutton: Running reduces stress

Lucy Powell

Walking to get fit for summer

A keen tramper plans to walk the 10k Summer Starter to help prepare for the Abel Tasman walk next year.

New crane gives port extra lift

Crane at Lyttelton Port $12m ship-to-shore gantry crane starts operating at Lyttelton Port of Christchurch, supporting faster container transfers.

Home loan hikes further off

In good news for borrowers, short-term interest rates are likely to say on hold for another year, with the inflation genie well corked for now.

Wool farmers to buy yarn mill

Court clarifies lenders' fees

Marina firm has $1.3m in debts

A Queenstown marina company connected with a prominent Christchurch lawyer owes about $1.3m.

Coconut oil 'a health hazard'

Coconut oil shouldn't be used as regular cooking oil despite being trendy, says the heart foundation.

How to cater for vegetarians

Don't make them mushroom risotto, but you can make tofu taste good.

Best bar in Christchurch?

What's shameful about eating alone?


Cafe chat: Markets and more

Get into the summer groove with the Sunday Sumner Market, a Sauvingon Blanc and Seafood Trail.

Hunt relishes Cup memories

Alistair Hunt NZ's Davis Cup tennis captain is a firm believer the international team event is still as relevant as ever.

Pearce leads Harewood

The wind won day one of golf's Harewood Open today, though a handful of players did manage respectability at a windswept Woodlands course. 

Bateman favoured to grab cash

Statham ready for big test

Greg Dawson

Dawson wins rookies' race

Southlander Greg Dawson has won the race to become Canterbury's newest first-class batsman.

The city debate

City 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

Rebecca Kain, co-founder of home and giftware store Redcurrent, reflects on the art of giving and her vision for the new Christchurch.

Down by the bay

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panna cotta

Recipe: Rosemary panna cotta

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

Heavenly Creatures

Cinema returns to the Square

There will be a free open air screening of Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures in the Square tonight.

Abacus Bhangra

Secret pyrotechnics at Diwali

Christchurch's Diwali festival promises a glimpse into another culture, along with delicious food and serious pyrotechnic displays.

Adam McGrath and Jeanne Ayers

Grandma 'doing it tough'

Unsuspecting Cantabrians in need of a boost get a musical visit from local band The Eastern.


Christchurch, you must see this

Empire, a production by United States company Spiegelworld, is unlike anything else you've seen. | 'I had to wear a false penis'

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