Grand gesture

Elaborate proposal plays out on tram

Flashmob dancers cheered in the tramway as a Christchurch woman said ''yes'' to an unusual marriage proposal.

Over-cap claims soar

A flurry of new over-cap earthquake insurance cases is expected to cost taxpayers close to $100m.

Queues form for Charlie's return

charlies 3:44pm Waiting in line 25 minutes to get ice cream seemed short compared to the long three and a half year wait for the Vanilla Ice Truck's return to Christchurch.

Fraud cases take back seat

Despite warnings of large- scale white-collar crime post-quake, more than a third of all active fraud cases held by Canterbury police are yet to be investigated - the worst ratio in the country.

Live: TEDx Christchurch 2014

Nigel Latta regales TEDxChristchurch audience with tale of how he performed CPR on a dying man - who vomited in Latta's mouth. Watch live.

People 'mucked around' by EQC

Court battle over flood and earthquake land damage described as a "war of acronyms".

Expat dreams of educated homeland

TEDxChristchurch Of all the talks at this morning's first session of TEDxChristchurch, it was University of Canterbury academic Tariq Habibyar keeping hundreds on tenterhooks in the Aurora Centre.

Still competing despite falls

A teen has fought back from yet another traumatic jumping accident.

Koreans flee region, data shows

Online reviews a growing force

timaru attack

Life shattered by 'ghastly attack'

Nine months after dad was beaten by pack of teens, he's struggling to piece his life together.

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.

Why PM really is a star

andrew gunn Child poverty is at a disgraceful level yet the Government moves to decide what should be on a prominent rectangle.

Polarised views on cathedral

The publication of a survey showing a majority want the Christ Church Cathedral restored reveals the divisions in our community.

Let location dictate new flag

Society's sordid underculture

martin van beynen

Should journalists be armed?

Criticism of journalists is becoming more and more vociferous and disrespectful.

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.

Internet maestro on next voyage

Seeby Woodhouse An entrepreneur who founded internet company Orcon and then sold it for $24 million is building another fast-growth internet business.

Carve-up an option for meat co-op

Leading meat processor Silver Fern Farms could be about to bring in multiple investment partners from within NZ or overseas.

Tiny budget yields results

Heartland Bank vision a reality

Ebos chief executive, Patrick Davies.

Ebos looks further afield

Ebos Group has bought Australian-based pet food company Black Hawk Premium Pet Care for $57.8 million, and says further acquisitions are on the horizon.

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.

All Blacks focus won't wane

All Blacks Cruise to a win, enjoy the hype and then get packed for London, boys. That's the attitude Steve Hansen won't want.

Keen to breathe more fire

Canterbury United skipper calling on his side to create more goal-scoring chances and execute better on attack this summer.

Whare fit for determined Kiwis

NZ's role in US rugby odyssey

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.

Powerful lineup at Electric Avenue

The new Electric Avenue Music Festival is expected to attract up 8000 people at Hagley Park on Waitangi Day.


Allergies addressed

Cantabrians can try, buy and learn to bake gluten-free foods at the Gluten Free Food & Allergy Show.

Online reviews a growing force

Online word of mouth is a powerful form of communication the hospitality industry needs to take seriously.

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