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Canadian Jay Fry is one of those behind the $25 million proposed Christchurch Adventure Park.

Bike park seeks extra investors

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

'A sad day for Nepal'

Nepalis Selina, Anjuman and Shailesh Karmacharya check for updates on friends and family in Nepal following the 7.9 earthquake on Saturday.

Nepalese community distraught over massive quake wreaking havoc on their homeland.

Time running out on asset sales

Public has one more day to have say on council's plan to raise cash by selling assets.

Quake flashbacks in Nepal

Memories of the Canterbury quakes came flooding back for Dulkara Martig as she ran for safety in Nepal.

Contemporary art thriving

These 10 art galleries are a good example of the quailty on offer in Christchurch.

'We all have nowhere to live'

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

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Mum still grieves daughter killed at Cave Creek

Marilyn, left, and Kevin O'Donnell will be at Cave Creek to mark the 20th anniversary of the tragedy. Marilyn is the mother of Cave Creek victim De-Anne Reid.

0 min ago  A Blenheim mother will revisit the Cave Creek site where her daughter died after a viewing platform collapsed 20 years ago.

USAR team heads to Nepal

A USAR team is flying out from New Zealand to Nepal to help with rescue efforts.

ANZAC archives on public display for the first time

Kiwi woman in Nepal quake

The Rebuild

Rebuild pace 'extremely disappointing'

Property developer and independent hearings panel member, John Sax.

0 min ago  Christchurch's slow rebuild is "extremely disappointing" and the city council should bear much of the blame, a prominent business leader says.

Rebuild programme 'at full capacity'

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

The Christchurch bus exchange construction is in full flight.

Deadline looms for bus interchange

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


A decades-long recovery ahead

A man cries as he walks on the street while passing through a damaged statue of Lord Buddha a day after an earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal April 26, 2015. Rescuers dug with their bare hands and bodies piled up in Nepal on Sunday after the earthquake devastated the heavily crowded Kathmandu valley, killing at least 1,900, and triggered a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest.  REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

1 min ago  Nepal's recovery from the earthquake on Saturday will take decades. It must aim to make a more resilient country.

Untouched vistas have long gone

1 min ago  Two of the early explorers to travel through the South Island were also very articulate and well educated.¬† Their observations were thorough and comprehensive and their descriptions of the environment layered with detail.¬† Dr Edward Shortland and Dr David Monro kept diaries of their southern journeys that were published and made available to the masses.

Jim Bolger

Was pony-tail pulling a political act?

1 min ago  Did the Prime Minister pull Amanda Bailey's pony-tail because her "strong political¬† points of view" conflicted with his own?


'Live Central' a dead duck

The Avon River, central city, is yet to reach world class urban status.

1 min ago  OPINION: Contrary to the impression you might get from the television news, plenty seems to be happening in Christchurch's central city.

Buying an icon

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

The Colombo offers a variety of retail outlets including coffee and design options.

The Colombo to launch stage two retail space

1 min ago  Caroline Cooper-Dixon says demand for space for a second stage of family trust-owned The Colombo mall in Sydenham is already ramping up.


First win of season for Chch Utd

Christchurch United gained their first win of the Mainland Premier League season beating Ferrymead Bays 1-0.

Maz Quinn wins Canty open surf title

Maz Quinn (above) pulls a massive "hack'' on his way to winning the premier open event of the Canterbury men's surfing championships.

Rob Ashton, representing Johnsonville skipped the winning team at the national club fours title in Tauranga last weekend.

Ashton wins national bowls fours

Rob Ashton representing Johnsonvill has combined with Grant Wakefield, Dick Williams and Sy Baker to win the National Club Championship Fours held in Tauranga at the weekend.

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Walking to inspire

Lynda Donnell (right) is helping to inspire others to get active, with the help of Sport Canterbury's Beth Hickland.

Between Zumba classes, badminton, aqua jogging and leading two walking groups, there are few times when Lynda Donnell is not being active.

10 art galleries to see in Christchurch

Rachel Ratten, My Great Uncle's Dog (2015), oil on linen, at Chambers241.

Despite what you may have heard, contemporary art is alive and well in Christchurch.

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.

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