'A spectacle of light'

Festival puts life back into Chch's heart

Next generation of NZ architects transform Christchurch's quake-damaged heart into a "spectacle of light".
Festa 2014

'Dodgy' taxis shut down

11:39am Facebook page offering unofficial $20 taxi rides in Christchurch is closed over safety concerns.

Drivers put my life 'at risk'

Cycling is my sport. It is my passion. It is my pastime and obsession. But is it safe?

First home stuffs our finances

8 min ago OPINION: Rates, $890, mortgage, $870, new fence, $500. It's tough to make ends meet even on two incomes.

The 'gender mender'

After operating on pilots, commandos and pastors, NZ's only sex change surgeon retires his scalpel.

Car crash knocks out power

About 24 Christchurch homes wake up to no power after vehicle slams into a pole.

New central-city hotel

Hotel Montreal The opening of five-star Hotel Montreal helps brings some life back to historic Cranmer Square.

Christchurch to escape downpour

Heavy rain warning issued for parts of the West Coast, but Christchurch should stay a dry 19C.

Enable aims for early finish

This week's top news stories

Lance Morrison

New baby but no home

Lance Morrison is among 80 to 100 customers of insolvent Christchurch construction company which owes creditors $2m.

New centre a 'decorated box'

Christchurch convention centre Doubts over the location of Christchurch's convention centre could result in a "huge disaster", designer says.

Retirees homeless as builder folds

Elderly couple living in a borrowed caravan after Canterbury company goes under owing $500k.

Bringing life back to Arts Centre

Revamp to cost $7m

Drone and Peter Perrim

Port Hills trail from the air

A new video shows the ambitious Christchurch Perimeter Trail, which supporters say could open in six months.

Struggling to rise to challenge

With summer coming my excuses to avoid a morning run were growing thin, while my waistline was just growing.

Welcome dose of realism

The rebuild has lifted the growth of Canterbury's regional gdp at a rate of 5 per cent for at least two years, well ahead of most other regions.

Endless comfort wearing thin

Let's use Tasers on scumbags

waikato westpac rescue chopper

Information can save lives

Overseas tourists need to know that tramping in New Zealand is not like trail-hiking, rambling or walking in their home countries.

Walking to get fit for summer

Lucy Powell A keen tramper plans to walk the 10k Summer Starter to help prepare for the Abel Tasman walk next year.

Finding the right fit

Linwood College pupils of all ages and shoe sizes fitted with free running shoes from Shoe Clinic.

Fitness industry fails many

Neighbours key to wellbeing


Hip-hop star comes home

Kiwi hip-hop queen to "give back" to her hometown by singing Cantabrians across the finish line.

Apartments John? Really?

John Key John Key is giving dangerous advice suggesting first home buyers look at apartments.

Powercos beat the jinx

October is a dangerous month. In May you can sell and go away. October is just slippery.

Sharing the final send-off

Smooth food operators

Kiwisaver's comeback kings

Thousands of "second-chancers" who fell off the property ladder have climbed back on using KiwiSaver.

Coconut oil 'a health hazard'

Coconut oil shouldn't be used as regular cooking oil despite being trendy, says the heart foundation.

How to cater for vegetarians

Don't make them mushroom risotto, but you can make tofu taste good.

Best bar in Christchurch?

What's shameful about eating alone?


Cafe chat: Markets and more

Get into the summer groove with the Sunday Sumner Market, a Sauvingon Blanc and Seafood Trail.

NZ wrap up Davis Cup tie

Marcus Daniell New Zealand clinch victory in Davis Cup tie against Chinese Taipei in Christchurch with a day to spare after doubles win.

Old Broom with a new view

He's over 30 but Neil Broom still feels like the wide-eyed 19-year-old he was when he made his first-class debut.

Statham on fire for Kiwis

Dirt to fly at Amberley

Tai Ratu

Buller fall at final hurdle

Buller's fairytale run in the Heartland Championship was ended by Mid Canterbury in the final at Westport today.

The city debate

City 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

Rebecca Kain, co-founder of home and giftware store Redcurrent, reflects on the art of giving and her vision for the new Christchurch.

Down by the bay

Top five takeaways

panna cotta

Recipe: Rosemary panna cotta

With the berry season upon us, pair this traditional Italian dessert with a mixed berry compote.


Hip-hop star comes home

Kiwi hip-hop queen to "give back" to her hometown by singing Cantabrians across the finish line.

Festa 2014

'A spectacle of light'

Next generation of NZ architects transform Christchurch's quake-damaged heart into a "spectacle of light".

Gary McCormick

How does Gary do it all?

The notion of a holiday gives Gary McCormick the heebie-geebies so perish the thought of retirement.

Siouxsie Wiles

TedX's new science focus

Many speakers at the Christchurch conference will be modern-day scientists bringing the topic to a new generation.

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