The Hoyts' EntX cinema complex is under construction in Colombo St.

Christchurch into 'Goldilocks years'

City leaders say conditions are "just right" for big progress in the CBD in the next three years.

School defends ban

A school says kids can stay warm over winter without trousers. (File photo)

Chch primary school says pupils can wear long socks and a jacket if their shorts aren't warm enough.

Icy chaos in the south

Southland's roads are icy challenge for hapless drivers with five crashes in 12 hours.

Murky politics in the deep south video

The mysterious machinations of murky Southland politics revealed.

Overdue apology for school closures

OPINION: The rarest of birds has popped up to see daylight. A government apology.

Steve Gurney in cycle crash

Kiwi multisport great Steve Gurney breaks five ribs crashing into a post on a cycle trail.

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High tides cause flooding

Aynsley Tce in Opawa flooded on Saturday due to king tide.

9:14 PM  Minor road flooding seen in Christchurch due to king tide which could affect water levels until Wednesday.

Tragedy was 'very, very wrong'

8:36 PM  There were tears and anger as Mary-Elizabeth McKee, who died in a boating tragedy in Bermuda, was laid to rest.

Carnival and carnage at festival

Suicide: a silent killer

The Rebuild

Christchurch into 'Goldilocks years'

The Hoyts' EntX cinema complex is under construction in Colombo St.

City leaders say conditions are "just right" for big progress in the CBD in the next three years.

Rebuild steaming ahead

Ash St in Christchurch's innovation precinct.

There's plenty of life in central Christchurch's retail and innovation precincts.

Communal living in the red zone?

Ecological economist Marjan van den Belt says the red zone could house the world's biggest "eco village".

The "world's largest" eco village could be established in Christchurch's residential red zone, academic says.

Labour wants commuter rail

Labour has pledged a commuter-rail service between Rolleston to Addington, should it win September's election.

Labour pledges $100m for Christchurch's public transport, including commuter rail between Rolleston and the city.

'Significant issues' with justice precinct

A Ministry of Justice sopkeswoman says Christchurch's justice and emergency services precinct should be finished by July 14.

Treasury report indicates "significant issues" with Christchurch's justice and emergency services precinct development.

Opinion

Beware the Straw Man virus that infects columnists

OPINION: This rampant virus fatally cripples an argument by inserting a series of non-sequiturs.

Overdue apology for 'wrecking ball' school closures

Students leave Avonside Girls at the end of a school day in September 2012 after learning their school was slated for ...

OPINION: Today, the rarest of birds has popped up to see daylight. A government apology.

The tape worm turns and other news

Photo opportunities, such as this appearance in Queenstown in February with Prime Minister Bill English, left, will soon ...

OPINION: All of the week's best news came from the South.

The cost of school closure

Communities in Christchurch, including this group in Hagley Park in 2012, were aware of the likely cost of closing and ...

OPINION: An official report addresses the pain inflicted by Christchurch school closures.

Garner: It was Winston's week

There's only winner this week – the smiling travelling salesman, Winston Peters, writes Duncan Garner.

OPINION: There's only one winner this week – the smiling travelling salesman, Winston Peters.

business

Christchurch into 'Goldilocks years'

The Hoyts' EntX cinema complex is under construction in Colombo St.

City leaders say conditions are "just right" for big progress in the CBD in the next three years.

Rebuild steaming ahead

Ash St in Christchurch's innovation precinct.

There's plenty of life in central Christchurch's retail and innovation precincts.

Vulnerable elderly 'at risk' from immigration changes

Immigrant workers offer essential labour for many New Zealand businesses such as Compass Fruit which provides workers ...

Retirement sector businesses are worried about National's immigration changes and even more worried about Labour's plans.

Tourism's recruitment crisis video

Dylan Bryant got his big break by completing a five week hospitality course run by Accor Hotels and now works  at ...

Migrant labour is propping up our tourism industry which needs thousands of new workers to service the international visitor boom.

Victims in short supply

Christchurch company Acute Finance Ltd has been fined $22,000 for overcharging its customers.

Finance firm overcharged customers, but Commerce Commission can't find anyone to speak out.

sport

Thunder beat Red Devils in overtime

Anton Purver, left, of the Red Devils fights for the puck with the Thunder's Kevin Jaqau.

The Dunedin Thunder outclassed the Canterbury Red Devils in a physical encounter on Saturday night.

Defending champ looking strong

Miss Three Stars has been impressive in a Winter Cup dress rehearsal at Riccarton in the hands of Sam Wynne.

She's a star alright. Southern mare gets another big scalp at Riccarton.

NZ netball comp: hit or miss?

Steel shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid has been among the best players in the national netball premiership.

 New competition unearths some exciting young talent, but too many one-sided games a concern.

Wildcats lose Gayle

Wildcats centre Ashley Gayle.

Concussion has knocked Canterbury Wildcats centre Ashley Gayle out of Saturday's southern derby.

Savea axing raises questions video

Julian Savea has scored 46 tries in 53 tests. He is second-equal on the all-time All Blacks tryscorers list with ...

OPINION: 'The Bus' could be left stranded on 53 tests after being replaced by 20-year-old Rieko Ioane, writes Richard Knowler.

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Movie creates new Pecking Order video

Brian Glassey, Pecking Order star and national show competitor, with one of the roosters he's entering in the National ...

Visitors to NZ's premiere poultry show in Chch more interested in club members than feathered competitors.

Festival of lights brightens sky

The Lyttelton Port of Christchurch fireworks display as part of the Festival of Lights Street Party in Lyttelton.

The Lyttelton Festival of Lights lit up the night sky despite the rain on Friday.

Cancer 'shaped me as person'

23062017 Photo: John Kirk-Anderson/FAIRFAX NZ

Jonny Schwass, Christchurch chef and restaurateur and cancer survivor.

The Cancer Society Ball is personal for prominent Christchurch chef Jonny Schwass.

Goodall not giving up hope on humanity

Dr Jane Goodall's studies of chimpanzees were revolutionary.

The 83-year-old chimpanzee expert is visiting New Zealand for a speaking tour over the next week.

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