Peter Beck back home

Christchurch will not be defeated

Despite all the frustrations, I am surrounded by people who will not be defeated, says former cathedral dean.
Peter Beck

Car clocked at 160kmh

Boy racer crackdown nabs driver clocked at 160kmh, drink-drivers and people doing burnouts.

Judge chuckles at chippie burglar

17 min ago A bungling burglar is fined for 'battering' a fish and chip shop extractor vent he got stuck in.

Stockton confirms job losses

stockton  mine 3:27pm Final job losses at Solid Energy's Stockton mine have been confirmed, with 184 being made redundant.

Salon owners heartbroken

Exhausted owners of now-bust hair salon Ginger Meggs say they were let down by their insurers.

Man killed in crash

2:35pm A 24-year-old dairy farmer has died after a crash in Southland in the early hours of this morning.

More residential parking required

Christchurch car parking Lack of car parking requirements for residential developments in the CBD makes no sense, councillor says.

Machinery spark behind blaze

Spark believed to have set off large fire inside Ashburton animal feed factory yesterday.

Broken windows mystery solved

Asset sales on cards to raise cash

Jason Koster and Moira de Villiers

Medals proof of family's mettle

Little Sam Koster likes Commonwealth Games medals but he would rather play trains with his father and stepmother.

Who is the Hottest Tradie?

Jeff Steel Hearts are fluttering and the votes are flowing in as competition heats up for Canterbury's hottest tradie.

Arts Centre gym back on feet

The second building in centre to be fully restored will soon house theatre and circus groups.

Build more dog trails

Rebuild may be 15 years

Christchurch convention centre

Surplus 'too good to be true'

Accountant doubts there would be $372m surplus without clever accounting for costs of rebuild.

Peter Beck back home

Peter Beck Despite all the frustrations, I am surrounded by people who will not be defeated, says former cathedral dean.

When you disagree with repair proposal

If an insurer's expert will not change their view, it is best to obtain your own expert to point out shortcomings.

Right approach with risky land

Funny global anachronism

martin van beynen

The dummy who drove with jet lag

The view when I wake up is not good.

Firm's ticket to ride pre-tax profits

Bus Christchurch's Connexionz says its pre-tax profit has improved after good progress on some of its United States contracts.

Trio see future in Anderson Lloyd

One of the South Island's biggest law firms wants to crack the large Auckland market.

NZ insurer raises $31m before IPO

The best seats in the house

Jason and Val Middleton

Kiwis embrace high-rise living

After years in the doldrums apartments are making a comeback in an otherwise flat property market.

Review: The Monday Room

The Monday Room The Japanese fried chicken is by far the best dish of the night - cooked in crispy spicy batter, it is moist and flavoursome.

The Shroom Room

A new vegetarian eaterie has opened in Lyttelton while former city favourite Sullivans is now in Addington.

Fancy a sushi burger?

Grossest sausage ever?

Donut Boutique

Whole new world for doughnuts

The Donut Boutique sets up new Riccarton store and while the central city gets an Argentinian-style polo bar and hotel.

Loss not forgotten

Todd Blackadder At last the Crusaders have a chance to erase the nightmare of losing the 2011 Super Rugby grand final.

Carter unfazed by yips

Star first five-eighth isn't worried his left boot is proving more rusty than trusty ahead of the Super Rugby grand final.

NSW have inside knowledge

Hornets’ sting Lions

Brendon Diamanti

Diamanti gets chance to shine

Brendon Diamanti goes from being just a hired T20 gun to a fully-fledged Canterbury contracted player.

Restaurant review: Town Tonic

Town Tonic Dinner gets a perfect score at Addington's newest restaurant, where an open kitchen reveals the kitchen's secrets.

Meet the creator of Tin Man

Tony Cribb is back after brain tumour surgery in November last year and on a creative roll, between naps.

Britomart boys are back in town

Living the dream


Bar review: Mashina Lounge

Christchurch Casino's basement bar is vodka themed, with bacon-infused, wasabi and bubblegum flavours on the menu.

Jeff Steel

Who is the Hottest Tradie?

Hearts are fluttering and the votes are flowing in as competition heats up for Canterbury's hottest tradie.

Peter Beck

Peter Beck back home

Despite all the frustrations, I am surrounded by people who will not be defeated, says former cathedral dean.

Amy Bowie

Vocal coach Amy Bowie

A Christchurch-based singer, songwriter, actress and vocal coach, Amy Bowie has a passion for musical theatre and writes and sings in multiple genres.

commonwealth games

Could Games revive Chch?

A city on the rise, a city badly needing sports facilities, is David Lim's choice to host the Commonwealth Games.

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