Oxford teen charged

Teens in court over Leon MacDonald burglary

A Canterbury teenager has appeared in court over the burglary of rugby jerseys from ex-All Black Leon MacDonald's home.
Blake Pelham

Hero teen battles blaze

13 min ago A teen came to the rescue of a woman screaming as she battled to save her fish and chip shop from fiery ruin.

Menacing cat-killer dogs released

Two dogs that terrorised street and attacked two cats in Christchurch will walk free.

Christmas ruined for driver

Every breath causes pain for mother sandwiched between car and truck on Waimakariri Bridge.

Unrepaired section of road reopens

Part of Summit Rd reopens in time for cyclists and walkers to enjoy during the holidays.

Feeling justified by court decision

A ruling has vindicated a Christchurch man's decision to hold out for a better deal from his insurer.

Shipley to lead Cera change

Canterbury politicians, business and community leaders will oversee Cera's transition of power.

Father can take son's body home

Hayden Cossey's father is thankful he can return his son to Auckland for Christmas after tramper found body.

Council building housing units

Red-light running a disease

Feedback sought on Groynes

One of Christchurch's favourite summer haunts, The Groynes, is in line to get a new children's playground.

8000 rebuild workers needed

Canterbury needs 8000 more construction workers for the rebuild's peak in December 2016.

$10m incentive fund almost spent

A fund encouraging developers to build residential units within Christchurch's four avenues is almost all gone.

Rebuild reviewer appointed

Knox Church organ played again

'Not enough homes'

The extra 8000 workers needed for the rebuild will add to Christchurch's already tight housing market.

Singles' guide to eating, cleaning

Suddenly single? Follow these unpatented, simple guidelines to get through the next week ... or decade.

Xmas is here, like it or not

I swore black and blue I wasn't going to have a bar of Christmas this time round.

Hard-won present for council

Hack a cyber lesson to all

Sober thought on drink-driving

The new limit needs an attitudinal change on the part of all drivers, especially during this Christmas and New Year party season.

Frivolity could result in problems

Employers warned to take an "arm's length" approach with staff this Christmas.

Smiths City's profit dips

National home appliance and furnishings chain Smiths City has announced a slight drop in trading profits for the first six months of the financial year.

Port seeking injunction

Chrisco contracts under fire

Port injunction dismissed

Lyttelton Port of Christchurch's bid to stop port workers withdrawing labour dismissed by Employment Court.

Christmas will be all about BBQ

BBQ corn on the cob We have a long, proud history of standing around a grill with a few beers. Christmas Day should be no exception.

Feeling the rush

If you could somehow tap the energy bouncing around the walls inside Chinwag Eathai, you could light the city with it.

Lyttelton Coffee Co reopens

Ham, glorious ham

'Tradie day' booming

Christchurch bars are preparing for an influx of holiday revellers this afternoon when many workers are knocking off for Christmas. 

Ko to play New Zealand Open

Kiwi golf sensation Lydia Ko will play next year's New Zealand Women's Open in Christchurch.

Hagley heads for test sellout

Hagley Oval staff prepare for a sellout crowd to welcome international test cricket back to Christchurch.

Prices are rising up for Rio

Lawson through to final

Ko makes right choice for fans

Lydia Ko continues to do right by New Zealand sports fans by choosing to play the 2015 NZ Open.

Around the Bays

Banks pen Banks Peninsula is the ultimate summer playground, with its secluded bays, rolling farmland and starry skies. Explore for a day or, better still, check out these interesting places to stay.

One for the road

"A fun family project" is how Mark and Nicola Wilson describe doing up their 14-foot 1972 Oxford caravan. The end result is enough to tempt anyone on a camping holiday.

At home in the city

Waimate. Why not?

Pork shoulder

Recipe: Braised pork shoulder

Cook the perfect pulled pork this festive season. It's easily prepared in advance and, served with roast potatoes and salad, stretches to cater for unexpected guests.

'I'll walk with you'

Those who fear going out on their own can now ask for help from a new Christchurch support group.

Want to win a camera?

Just share with us your best summer photo to be in with a chance to win camera and other top prizes.

Scarborough paddling pool to open

The sounds of kids splashing and giggling in the Scarborough Paddling Pool will be heard again tomorrow.

'Tradie day' booming

Christchurch bars are preparing for an influx of holiday revellers this afternoon when many workers are knocking off for Christmas. 

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