Tunnel's 50 years

25,000 at Tunnel walk through

Around 25,000 people visited Lyttelton Tunnel today to celebrate its 50th anniversary by foot and by pedal power.
Tunnel cyclists

5 burnt in house blast

Fire Partygoers whose clothes were set alight by an explosion jumped into a pond to douse the flames.

Pair escape sleepout fire

Two people escaped from a sleepout moments before it was engulfed in flames.

Essays reflect on rebuild

A new book of essays looks at the city rebuild through contemplative eyes.

Land swap row stalls superstop

Bus superstop in Riccarton Road under question as negotiations over land swap break down.

Free luxury holidays no Shaw thing

Couple who started exclusive Queenstown lodge furious they're not allowed free holidays there.

Man escapes house blaze

House fire mex A man who apparently fell asleep with candles burning woke to find his house ablaze.

Refugees snatched?

Humans rights groups call for investigation into sudden departures of Saudi Arabian refugees, including a Christchurch man.

Pedestrians' rights tested

Thousands devalued

Brad Fletcher

Safety review after worker's death

Lyttelton Port CEO defends his position as union boss questions his ability to do the job after recent deaths.

Town Hall repairs in limbo

Christchurch Town Hall The council wants to hear from firms keen to rebuild the Town Hall although the project may not go ahead.

Land key to housing crisis

The high price of Christchurch land is 'crazy' given it is not a densely populated city, says World Bank planner.

'Food hub' for central city site

Council making money out of thin air

Terrace bars

Bars shift from SOL to Terrace

Terrace hospitality strip will get two new bars after plans to revive Sol Square were abandoned.

Dead men don't count

martin van beynen In violent conflicts there's an acceptance that men will be killed and that's just life.

Uncomfortable beds and early chats

Holidays are great but there is something to be said for being back in your own bed.

More deaths despite 'zero-harm' policy

Voters seeking solace on Right?

Christchurch CBD

Vibrancy starts to return to city

The phrase "busy inner-city nightspot" is a bit of a novelty to Christchurch residents after the CBD was laid waste by the earthquakes.

Consents a 'nightmare'

paperwork A year after Christchurch's building consent scandal blew up, the property industry says commercial consents remain "a nightmare".

Death overshadows results

Lyttelton Port of Christchurch's annual financial results release yesterday afternoon was overshadowed by the death of a port worker just 24 hours earlier.

Farmers milking technology

Milk is the go for firm

Stefan Cook's tiny home

Tiny home at a tiny price

Stefan Cook is revelling in the fact his new home cost $438,000 less than the average Christchurch house price.

Bennett a brew believer

Martin Bennett. Martin Bennett doesn't look like a brewer, but when he's talking about beer his eyes light up.

Review: The Institution

This cute wee bar, tucked away in New Regent St, excels with its service and drinks and food offerings.

New wine bar opening

Canty beer fails to brew a win

Soft poached egg

Chch's food vs the capital

After a few days in Wellington, I'm feeling pretty positive about the Christchurch food scene.

Quick goals see Canterbury home

A hat-trick to Cam Hayde helped Canterbury tip over Capital and start the National Hockey League on a winning note.

Fremaux hat-trick seals win

A Sian Fremaux hat-trick helped a scratchy Canterbury win their opening match of the National Hockey League.

Matt Todd set to return

Grateful he's in my corner

Adam Whitelock

Leading the Canterbury charge

Adam Whitelock has played like a man with a point to prove and is seeing plenty of ball so far in this year's NPC.

Review: Hachi Hachi

Hachi Hachi Hachi Hachi, Victoria St, is reminiscent of pre-quake Japanese eatery Wagamamas, with communal tables, served-when-ready dishes and wallet-friendly prices.

Your guide to eating out

With an eye to dining around the world, the Avenues team scopes the best places in Christchurch to satiate a craving for international cuisine.

Recipe: Bee-sting cake

How important is good service?

The Institution

Review: The Institution

This petite New Regent St bar brings together some of the best things local vendors have to offer.

Nicky Hager

Hager's relationship with hacker

The hacker who helped Nicky Hager did it because he thought Whale Oil blogger "was a p****".

Eleanor Catton

Talking books

Book lovers and political junkies were out in force at Word Christchurch events last night.

Christchurch CBD

Passage of time bypasses city lane

A laneway in central Christchurch is still "owned" by a man who died in 1865.


Finding a lost continent

New science shows New Zealand is part of a continent that's 94 per cent underwater.

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