quake squat

'We have nowhere to live'

Young people squatting in quake abandoned buildings as homelessness hits "crisis point".

Surgery rates down

Canterbury District Health Board general manager, older person, orthopaedics and rehabilitation Dan Coward

Up to 550 patients are missing elective orthopedic surgery in Canterbury each year.

Replacement war medals offered

Replacement medals offered to serviceman's widow who had her home ransacked by thieves.

Era of peace and love over

OPINION: The release of the alternate budget has brought an end to council peace and love.

Stuff-up has teams celebrating

Liam Scanlon knew something was up when Shirley and Belfast celebrated his final whistle.

Five injured in crash

Five people have been injured in a crash on Rangiora Woodend Rd, in North Canterbury.

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St Margaret's pupils okay

The death toll in Nepal following a devastating 7.8 magnitude quake has topped 1900.

Canterbury students in Nepal used their earthquake experiences to offer guidance and support to others.

Kiwi USAR mobilised for Nepal

Forty-five urban search and rescue personnel from NZ have mobilised in response to Nepal's quake.

Nepalese staff of Kiwi business killed

Marlborough's maverick earthquake

The Rebuild

Deadline looms for bus interchange

The Christchurch bus exchange construction is in full flight.

The company building the Christchurch Bus Interchange is boosting its workforce as the deadline to complete stage one looms.

Fletcher cuts contractors

Major downsizing of the Fletcher-managed earthquake home repair programme will not slow progress in its final phase, the company says.

Tower Insurance appears to be closing its rebuild programme

Rebuild programme 'at full capacity'

Tower Insurance appears to be cash-settling its remaining customers after closing its rebuild programme.

Opinion

Alcohol locking should be better

Breathalyse 250701 DAd Geert Herder with one of the Alcohol Interlock devices used to stop drink driving repeat offenders.

Alcohol interlocks look like a good idea but the system must be made to work properly.

Elements of first Anzac Day are still with us

OPINION: Elements of the first Anzac Day commemoration in Christchurch match those being held today.

Photo: Ella Brockelsby. Linda Burges and Jane Bowron at We Love TV - Tuesday 19th March 2013. Ponsonby Central, Auckland, New Zealand. Photo: Ella Brockelsby

When sought after public opinion is ignored

OPINION: Why bother asking citizens to buy into a feel-good share idea scheme and then disregard their suggestions?

business

Buying an icon

The site where the bulk of the Christchurch railway station used to stand is now up for sale.

The former site of Christchurch's landmark railway station is on the market.

Deadline looms for bus interchange

The company building the Christchurch Bus Interchange is boosting its workforce as the deadline to complete stage one looms.

Canada-based Jay Fry is one of those behind a $25 million proposed Christchurch Adventure Park.

Chch mountainbike park seeks extra investors

A multimillion-dollar Port Hills mountainbike park is expected to open in October 2016

sport

Super sire Sundon's legacy to live on

Sundon  was euthanized on Saturday because he was starting to lose his battle with arthritis and laminitis.

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Sundon might be gone but the sire who revolutionised the breeding of trotters in New Zealand is tipped to have a legacy that will last for many decades to come.

MacDonald to replace Mauger at Crusaders

Former All Blacks and Crusaders fullback Leon MacDonald to join Crusaders coaching team.

Racing on: Right Royal Rose and Kylie Williams return to scale after winning the Marlborough Cup.

Marlborough Cup win keeps Right Royal Rose's career going

Right Royal Rose and Kylie Williams return to scale after winning the Marlborough Cup.

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Christchurch singer tipped for stardom

Lyttelton singer Marlon Williams is tipped for international success.

Former Lyttelton choirboy Marlon Williams has released a debut solo album that it already been described as a masterpiece.

Catwalk event showcases real beauty

Shannon Whitehouse, right, graced the catwalk as part of the Beauty Has No Limits fashion event showcasing real beauty.

There were high fives, waves to proud parents, and cheeky grins as children and young adults made their way down the catwalk.

Review: Khao San Road

Khao San Rd is the corner bar attached to Spice Paragon in Victoria St.

The drinks are poured at the bar, but the bar snacks come fresh from the Spice Paragon kitchen.

The Eastern's last gig

Christchurch band The Eastern play their final show "for some time'' on Friday night.

Christchurch treasures The Eastern to play their final show for some time on Friday.

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