Burnham house fire

Bedroom and roof engulfed in flames

Bedroom and roof cavity of a rural Canterbury home have been "completely" gutted by fire.
Burnham fire

Roundabout may go?

The Riccarton Rd roundabout may be replaced with traffic lights as part of a council plan to improve bus travel times.

Mayors' plea to Air NZ

The axing of direct flights from Christchurch to Tokyo is a 'major blow' that will cost the economy millions.

Extra Christchurch tsunami sirens

The number of tsunami warning sirens along Christchurch's coastline is being doubled.

Crash at busy junction

A two-car crash which caused traffic chaos at a busy Christchurch intersection has been cleared.

Ute plunges down riverbank

Driver escaped injury after missing a sharp bend, sending his ute down a West Coast river bank.

Inmate dies after assault

Police launch homicide probe after prisoner with a history of violence is assaulted and dies.

No charges over smoky burnoff

Managers of Trade Me founder's high country station have escaped prosecution over a smoky burnoff.

Burnham house fire

Air NZ ends Chch-Tokyo flights

Ute plunges down riverbank

Driver escaped injury after missing a sharp bend, sending his ute down a West Coast river bank.

Fraud, theft on rise

Police are seeing a spike in financial crime in Canterbury since the quakes.

'Risky rebuild phase'

SFO boss Julie Read has signalled that the Christchurch rebuild is entering a dangerous phase.

Rebuild a big opportunity

Leader slates 'neglect'

Migrant workers at risk

Some Filipino migrants who paid thousands in fees to come to Christchurch are being left without jobs as rebuild firms go bust.

Peters' by-election victory raises host of new concerns

It was Winston's finest hour. The sheer scale of his Northland by-election victory had the commentariat scrabbling for superlatives.

Cheated of even a glorious loss

I don't even really care about cricket yet I find myself a little despondent, sullen and moody, maybe even surly, about the Aussies winning the World Cup.

Govt needs to suck up e-cigarette stance

Demolition simply not an option

Parents must make their case

Communities develop deep emotional attachment to their schools, as the wrenching outcry over the closing of the Phillipstown School last year vividly demonstrated.

Gravel-diggers 'land-banking'

Construction firms are "land-banking" the region's best gravel supply to block competitors, an industry representative on an Environment Canterbury panel says.

Stop spending on marketing

You need to stop spending on marketing, and instead look at how you can invest in acquiring new customers.

Canterbury businesses take strategic view

Tourism firm pictures global reach

Air NZ ends Chch-Tokyo flights

The airline is pulling its last remaining long haul flights from the mainland city.

Fun food at Yamagen

Getting food flicked at you is all part of the fun at teppanyaki restaurant Yamagen.

Are you a true beer lover?

Think low alcohol means low flavour? Think again, says beer expert Phil Cook.

Big flavours at Bootleg BBQ

The Cup cafe closed for repairs


Would you give up meat?

Our lack of interest in Meat Free Week shows Kiwis aren't keen on giving up their lamb and pies. But why not?

Mistakes ruin Crusaders' bid to end hoodoo

The Crusaders' most deadly enemy lies within and unless eradicated, they will struggle.

Sydenham avenge final loss

Sydenham could not have asked for a better start to the club rugby season.

Canterbury nab intercentre crown

Ferrymead Bays remain unbeaten

Crockett gets rocket from referee

Referee Angus Gardner couldn't resist flicking a firecracker into Crockett-gate.

Did this taco truck set the trend?

Before Mexican food trucks were found on most Christchurch corners, two guys called Tom quit their full-time jobs, bought a truck on Trade Me and learned to whip up some Mexican favourites.

Art classes with a twist

Picasso and pinot noir go hand in hand at Christchurch's only Paint 'n' Sip studio, started last August by fun-loving American Amanda Anthony.

Luxury tramping in Southland

Proteas on the peninsula

Review: Mexico

The North Island restaurant chain finally comes to Christchurch, and while the food is not strictly authentic, it's just the spot for a party atmosphere.

Memorial bench

Quake-munted memorial bench

A memorial bench is now isolated and overgrown to the dismay of the family which put it there.

The baroness of beer

Ava Wilson talks to Beck Eleven about brewing beer, falling in love over a tasting glass, and being a new mum in the alcohol industry.

Gary Clark Jr: Saviour of the blues

The 'new Hendrix' Gary Clark Jr and supermodel Nicole Trunfio are in NZ for Clark's three-date tour.

Mowing a lawn

Thanks for great neighbours

We hardly saw each other but felt our neighbours were always there in caring and thoughtful spirit.

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