Chamberlains Ford on Canterbury's Selwyn River, photographed on Wednesday.

'Swimmable' loses all meaning

ANALYSIS: Chamberlains Ford used to be a swimming hole, but head there today with your togs on and you'll be disappointed.

Plan to open in spring

Building activity is back under way at The Terrace.

Antony Gough is busy building The Terrace precinct again, and says this time there'll be no stopping him.

'It's like a murder scene'

Family mourning loss of much-loved horse after two drunken men allegedly terrorised him.

Trees to be felled

Hundreds of trees to be cut down to make way for a $100m sports hub and flood protection.

Doctor was 'one in a million'

A mental health practitioner, who died while on his way to work, has left a lasting legacy.

Insurance halted by fires

Port Hills fires prompt insurers to temporarily stop writing policies in some areas.

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Penguins shared world with dinos

The ancient penguin was much larger than this Emperor Penguin.

The remains of an ancient, human-sized penguin found in a Canterbury river suggest penguins waddled the earth alongside dinosaurs.

Behind the cordons video

"When the firefighters say 'you're all good and clear', that's when I think I'll relax a little bit more."

Monitoring continued for offender

Southern riders give race a miss

The Rebuild

The Terrace project progressing

Building activity is back under way at The Terrace.

Property investor Antony Gough is busy building The Terrace development again, and says this time there will be no stopping him.

Bishop worried over fundraising

Victoria Matthews, Bishop of Christchurch, and Moka Ritchie, a trustee of Church Property Trustees, photographed on Sunday.

Anglican leaders want taxpayers to foot the bill if the money for the $100m Christ Church Cathedral restoration can't be raised, sources say.

Christchurch from the air gallery

The Hagley Oval cricket ground opened in September 2013.

Christchurch is transforming as anchor projects get under way .

Chch's new central city emerging

The International Market has plans to reopen in Tuam St, Christchurch.

New cafes, shops and markets, along the reopening of old favourites, will mark year seven of the Christchurch rebuild.

Rebuild plans to bear fruit in 2017

An aerial view of the proposed Christchurch convention centre site, bottom left.

The "physical proof" of Christchurch's post-earthquake rebuild will be revealed this year, Otakaro says.

Opinion

'Swimmable' loses all meaning

Chamberlains Ford on Canterbury's Selwyn River, photographed on Wednesday.

ANALYSIS: The Government wants to define the word "swimmable", but many think it means something completely different.

Mourning and joy on anniversary

A hug for super-fan Gill Cross from Bruce Springsteen doubled as a hug for Christchurch.

Six years on from the February 22 earthquake has often been picked as a mid-way mark of the recovery.

Lessons from memorials around the world

Berlin's Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, visited by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last week, is a ...

Memorials are prone to attracting controversy, writes Steve Meacham as Christchurch's earthquake memorial is unveiled today.

New era of quake memory

Christchurch children throw flowers in the Avon River on February 22, 2016. There is still some demand for the "river of ...

OPINION: Christchurch has a new way of remembering the February 22 earthquake.

Inexorable passage of time

When an acquaintance from many years ago gets in touch, Joe Bennett's thoughts turn to how fast time passes.

Opinion: When old acquaintances remeet, it's a sharp reminder of how time hasn't stood still.

business

The Terrace project progressing

Building activity is back under way at The Terrace.

Property investor Antony Gough is busy building The Terrace development again, and says this time there will be no stopping him.

Insurance halt after fires

Fires burn in the Port Hills above Christchurch, looking westward from Sign of the Takahe.

Port Hills fires prompt insurers to temporarily stop writing policies for new business in some areas of Christchurch.

Vbase pulls out of gardens cafe

The Ilex cafe at the Botanic Gardens in Christchurch will soon have a new manager.

A private operator will soon take over the Ilex cafe and function centre at the Christchurch Botanic Gardens.

Minto alarmed at possible asset sale

Talks over ownership of the architecture award-winning bus interchange are still going on between Crown company Otakaro ...

Christchurch's bus interchange could be a blue chip property investment but it seems unikley to happen

Crying over lousy milk season

New Westland Milk Products chief executive is leading a major restructure of the underperforming cooperative.

It's crunch time for Westland Milk as it tries to restore financial fortunes with a sweeping restructure.

sport

OZ debut for Guineas winner

La Diosa, racing as La Bella Diosa across the Tasman, will make her Australian debut on Saturday.

Guineas winning filly set to take on best fillies in Australia.

Crusaders start with 8 ABs

Centre Jack Goodhue's pre-season form has been good enough to convince Crusaders coach Scott Robertson to start him ...

Seta Tamanivalu on the right wing for opening Super Rugby match in Christchurch.

Coll eyeing ultimate challenge

Paul Coll, right, faces another big challenge when he takes to the court at the Windy City Open in Chicago this weekend.

After recently beating the world No 2, top Kiwi squash player Paul Coll will take on the world No 1 at the PSA World Series event in Chicago.

Oaks not out of question

A fully fit Zigwig may yet find herself in the Oaks at Trentham next month.

Things looking much brighter for talented filly.

Racing for his amputee niece

Bob McLachlan and niece Grace Johnstone.

Bob McLachlan and his GODZone team are racing for his 15-year-old amputee niece.

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McCaw flight lifts patient's spirits video

Hailey Crossan, 18, gets a hug from mum Kara after her flight with Richie McCaw.

Sky's the limit for cancer patient with All Blacks great Richie McCaw in support.

Shave for charity, again

Christchurch bloke Ronald Parish will shave off his large beard next month for charity.

A Christchurch man with a large beard is shaving it all off for charity, again.

Kaikoura train groceries for Chch

0800 Hungry's Kerry and Nicky Bensemann at their Woolston warehouse.

Non-perishable groceries from a stranded train after Kaikoura quake donated to City Mission.

Review: Local, Riccarton Bush, Christchurch

Kiwifruit and passionfruit curd with a berry crumble make up of a loaded-up pavlova dish.

A secret spot just right for Sunday lunch.

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