Please don't hate me, Chch

Tired of overcrowded bars, nothing to do

One person's patience with Christchurch has run out, prompting a tough but necessary parting.

White powder no threat

powder on plane 1:23pm Bomb disposal unit determines white substance found on aircraft at Christchurch Airport poses no threat.

Three-car crash near Rolleston

1:42pm A crash involving a car, ute and van has resulted in two people being taken to hospital.

EQC test 'unreliable, non-expert'

1:23pm EQC found only 'cosmetic damage' in 5-year-old flat which slumped 380mm, court told.

Severe winds, snow forecast

Winds of 120 kmh could hit inland Canterbury today, while snow expected on alpine passes.

Foetus found in sewage

A foetus, born 20 to 30 weeks through the pregnancy, has been found at Christchurch's wastewater plant. 

Father and son refuse to live together

Mark Anthony Louis and Dean Walter Louis A son who assaulted his father after both were tried for receiving a stolen vehicle needs to find somewhere new to serve his home detention.

Cyclist hit by car on Lincoln Rd

A cyclist was lucky to escape with scratches after being hit by a car at Lyttelton St intersection.

Insurer apologises for initimdation

Another subdivision in the west?

fabian jessie mika

Police accept criticism of chase

Police officer twice failed to hear orders to abandon high-speed chase before fatal crash.

Insurers 'weaselling out'

ameron and Suzanne Kelly Cameron and Suzanne Kelly say EQC and Southern Response are trying to get out of a full rebuild of their house.

$650m hospital revamp starts

Christchurch Hospital redevelopment begins on Monday with a free shuttle to start on October 28.

$2m seating loan will 'buy time'

City Blox waiting for site

Alasdair Cassels

Cassels to clean up Heathcote

The Heathcote 'is a river, not a drain' says Tannery owner Alasdair Cassels.

Let us build an eco-friendly city

Eco friendly home Christchurch can and should be a sustainable, eco-friendly city. Who cares? We all should. Here's why.

Johnny Moore: Wild Irish hot-head

I sometimes wonder if there's much hope for me to grow into a reasonable, right-minded adult.

Cenotaph move down to church

Editorial: RoUndie 500 offensive?

Christchurch Cathedral

Editorial: Cenotaph must stay

The suggestion that the cenotaph be moved from its site next to Christ Church Cathedral is understandable, but it should remain in the city centre.

Festival extols benefits of walking

walk More people should go out walking to reconnect with their communities and improve their wellbeing, advocates say.

Christchurch food banks boosted

Abundance of citrus fruit heads from Auckland charity to Christchurch food banks.

Give fitness a go with Summer Starter

Running 10km with a pram

Edward and Millie Sefton

Are you a Summer Starter?

Edward and Millie Sefton are going to run (and maybe walk a bit) the 4km Summer Starter next month.

House builders buy up TC3 land

Greg and Dianne Sugrue A Christchurch firm is buying TC3 land - the most damage-prone zone in the city - to build new homes on.

City Care clears off unauthorised site

A council-owned company is having to move off a work site after being caught using private property without permission.

Port boss urged to decline pay rise

Late appeals on water annoying


Froth comes off farm spending

Rural firms are already seeing a fall in spending, and a bigger drop is expected after Fonterra cut its forecast payout.

Bring on summer barbecues

grill It's time to put away the crock pot, fire up the barbecue and grab yourself a summer cocktail.

Who makes the best sandwich?

Back in the old days a sandwich was Marmite and lettuce (tossed aside), but thanks to bakers producing better bread than ever, good sandwiches are being built.

Matching wine with music

Cafe chat: Brunch and beer fest

Tequila Mockingbird

Ups and downs of dining

Our reviewers have trawled their notebooks, recalling some "wow" moments as well as the not-so-good.

AB tight-five may need changes

Brodie Retallick Concerns remain for lock Brodie Retallick, who took no part in training yesterday, and prop Wyatt Crockett.

Fekitoa faces moment of truth

With Malakai Fekitoa surpassing expectations at centre, the All Blacks have some selection headaches.

Ferns chase credibility

Christchurch into semis

Dan Carter

Injury puts Carter in doubt

Star All Black suffers setback and isn't certain to play in Canterbury's NPC clash with Tasman on Saturday night.

Review: Chinwag Eathai

Chinwag The pre-quake Victoria and High streets favourite is back. Grab a park where Victoria meets Salisbury St, then follow the garlic, galangal and lemongrass aromas.

A statement spring dish

Town Tonic chef Mark Collings whips up pan-fried salmon, buttermilk-dill dressing and a spring vegetable salad.

Your guide to dining out: Part II

Christchurch's top walks

Strange & Co

Review: Strange & Co

The lane is buzzing with people, ranging from bespectacled hipsters with sardonic facial hair to after-work drinkers in sober suits and tiny women in tinier skirts.

Christchurch Cathedral and post quake CBD in rebuild mode.

Please don't hate me, Chch

One person's patience with Christchurch has run out, prompting a tough but necessary parting.


Random fun for a good cause

Try hula-hooping, pole dancing or yoga as part of Random October and help raise money for autism.

Thai review

Authentic Thai taste in Chch

Who needs an overpriced holiday in Bangkok when you can simply dine at Chinwag Eathai?

Jana Sladka

Antarctic finalists revealed

Eight competitors have made it through to the final stage in a competition to win a trip to Antarctica.

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