'Sporty kid' claims gold

Dedication pays off for Anton Cooper

The parents of mountain biker Anton Cooper screamed at the TV as they watched their son take gold.
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School's microchip plan

7 min ago School's plan to fit students with microchip bracelets prompts concern from parents.

Father-to-be dies in crash

7 min ago A dairy farmer killed in a crash in Southland was about to become a father.

No-one is too good for fries

7 min ago OPINION: The people, I am told, want fancy bar snacks, not boring old fries. This is where 'the people' and I part ways.

Wards go up at new campus

7 min ago The first structure of the multi-million dollar Burwood Health Campus redevelopment is going up.

Truckloads of hazardous waste

7 min ago 5kg of needles were among more than 320,000kg of waste recovered from Chch red zone.

Community shocked by death

Police Northern Irish community in "absolute shock" after learning a young expatriate was killed in a crash near his Mid-Canterbury home.

Kayakers want red zone rapids

Kayakers are lobbying to build a whitewater centre in Chch red zone, which could also provide emergency flood protection.

Paedophile: Being named 'unfair'

'Up housing benefits'

Sam Fisher and Jordan Jones

Brushing up for a new fringe

Except to see some quirky and original acts at Christchurch's first fringe festival.

Special event for builders

builder generic Architects, designers and builders will be flocking to a "first of its kind" trade-only event in Christchurch.

Chch is not the only city rebuilding

We could learn a thing or two from other cities' award-winning urban design projects.

Opinions split on blueprint

Four-star hotel for Christchurch

Building consents

House building 'bounces back'

Canterbury now consents capital of NZ, with more than 16,000 new homes approved since 2010.

Netball courts exude an unlikely pull

netball On a sunny Saturday in winter, there is really nothing better than being a spectator at my daughter's netball game

Cricket the yang to a winter of discontent

The first cover on the Hagley Oval grandstand looked majestic and boy what a cracking wee ground we're going to have.

'Crash Culture'

Editorial: Voters now have clearer choices

airport security

Ah, the romance of air travel

Our illogical obsession with aircraft safety is an insult to autonomous adult society.

MTF shareholders concerned

Car yard Unhappy shareholders in car finance provider Motor Trade Finance have called a special meeting of shareholders for this month.

Metro debut seen as promising

Investors have given a cautious welcome to the positive NZX debut of Metro Performance Glass after its shares rose 6 cents on their first day of trading.

Sexually harassed worker paid $20K

'Society-changing' firm wins big


Wigram town centre takes off

Construction begins on The Landing, which will to cater for Wigram's growing population.

Giving tea a break

Dilmah mixologists The time-honoured cuppa is making a new appearance in cocktails and canapes.

Brick Farm opens

Johnny Moore's latest venture promises something a little different with its local produce and bistro-style menu.

NZ expands into skinny wine

Whole new world for doughnuts

The Beach Bar, Sumner

Review: The Beach Bar

The menu is definitely extensive but the cafe is so busy it is possible to see the kitchen really does produce the many options.

Canterbury stars strike gold

Anton Cooper Two young Canterbury sporting champions have celebrated Commonwealth Games glory on a golden day in Glasgow.

Blackadder miffed by shift

The Crusaders coach cannot believe the Waratahs have ditched their fortress to chase the almighty dollar.

Boagni bows out for Wildcats

Crotty calm and ready

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Christchurch lad wins gold

Former Christchurch Boys' High student Anton Cooper takes Commonwealth mountainbike title.

Bar review: Mashina Lounge

Mashina Christchurch Casino's basement bar is vodka themed, with bacon-infused, wasabi and bubblegum flavours on the menu.

Restaurant review: Town Tonic

Dinner gets a perfect score at Addington's newest restaurant, where an open kitchen reveals the kitchen's secrets.

Meet the creator of Tin Man

Britomart boys are back in town

Tony Astle

Tony Astle expands his Victoria St empire

The owner of King of Snake, Mexicano's and The Dirty Land will soon reopen Chinwag Eathai.

Luke Harding

Not in Putin's good books

Despite being kicked out of the country, journalist Luke Harding remains fascinated with Russia.


Luxury in Heathcote Valley

Sprawling across 840 square metres, there's plenty of room for guests - the problem is they'll never want to leave.


Let's live in ... Avonhead

Dotted with the wellsprings of the mighty Avon River, it's a middle-class oasis in Christchurch's northwest.

Jeff Steel

Who is the Hottest Tradie?

Hearts are fluttering and the votes are flowing in as competition heats up for Canterbury's hottest tradie.

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