Lane setting up a picnic table. Southshore at the estuary can be seen in the background.

Military fort new campground video

8:44 PM  A military fort by a steep, wind-swept cliff is New Zealand's newest campground.

Storm strikes Otago

Metservice rain radar for Friday September 30 at 8:51pm.

9:07 PM  Parts of State Highway 8 are underwater as a thunderstorm batters Otago.

New sculpture ready for reveal video

9:09 PM  An identical twin for the man in the Avon, plus 12 new artworks around central Christchurch.

Christchurch 3-year-old wins $1m

What does a 3-year-old do with a million dollars? A Chch toddler is about to find out.

Who is NZ's top dog? video

Nearly 1700 canines from 126 breeds are vying to be judged New Zealand's top dog.

'Million Dollar Mike' bankrupted

Liquidator to file a claim for $1.6 million on behalf of creditors.

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'Old buggers' keen to get working on new park

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The public will soon be able to traverse Tussock Hill Farm in the Port Hills ...

7:49 PM  Volunteers keen to get working on new Port Hills park for public.

Chase ended by road spikes

A Kaiapoi builder has admitted being the driver in a 50-kilometre police chase through North Canterbury.

Fines for illegal fishing

'Million Dollar Mike' bankrupted

The Rebuild

Council to sell key Riccarton site

The old council service centre and library site, pictured front centre, now up for sale.

City Council is selling the Riccarton site which was the subject of failed land swap negotiations.

Red zone outline on its way

Ivan Iafeta has announced the first steps to deciding what will happen with red zones along the Avon River corridor.

New red zone use details progress, but no completion date or funds.

Convention centre breakdown forecast

The convention centre has cost nearly $85 million for planning and land acquisition.

Exit plans in play months before convention centre partnership breakdown.

Tone deaf exit of EQC boss hits wrong note

Outgoing Earthquake Commission chief executive Ian Simpson was praised for his oustanding leadership by his chairman.

In the news that EQC boss Ian Simpson would be leaving his job at the end of the year, one word shone like a beacon – outstanding.

EQC boss quits

Earthquake Commission chief executive Ian Simpson is leaving to become the chief executive of GNS Science.

Ian Simpson would admit some things "could have been done better" during his tenure, his boss says.

Opinion

Rugby should stand by Filipo video

Rugby is the best hope for redemption for Losi Filipo (right).

OPINION: NZ Rugby should have fought harder to defend its Losi Filipo position.

Steve Tew's nursery rhyme learnings

SATIRE: With Nursery Rhyme Land being mired in scandal, we go straight to the top and speak to CEO Steve Tew.

Another baby step towards red-zone future

Empty red-zoned residential land along the Avon River offers huge opportunities for Christchurch but the wait for ...

When will real progress be made on the future of Christchurch's red-zoned land?

Building a house worthy of the Boss

Bruce Springsteen performs with E Street Band guitarists Stevie Van Zandt, right, and Nils Lofgren on his "The River ...

OPINION: If Christchurch had a big shiny stadium Bruce Springsteen could play for a lot more people.

Tone deaf exit of EQC boss hits wrong note

Outgoing Earthquake Commission chief executive Ian Simpson was praised for his oustanding leadership by his chairman.

In the news that EQC boss Ian Simpson would be leaving his job at the end of the year, one word shone like a beacon – outstanding.

business

Low fares to stay

Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon addresses shareholders.

A flood of new airline services and carriers will keep fares at low levels over the next year.

Met Shop moves online

The Met Shop co-owner Terry McDavitt with Moana the Moa. The Wellington store is closing early next week but an online ...

After 26 year around Cuba St, weather and science instrument retailer shutting its doors.

'Million Dollar Mike' bankrupted

Mike McDonald has been associated with several mining companies on the West Coast..

Liquidator to file a claim for $1.6 million on behalf of creditors.

Walnut Cottage to go, winery moves in

The pond and the bridge at Walnut Cottage cafe have been demolished to make way for a wine tasting area.

A heritage cafe will be turned into a "contemporary" wine restaurant near Queenstown.

Start access road now

Aerial view of Frankton Flats, Queenstown, with Remarkables Park in the foreground and the Frankton industrial area near ...

The stalled Eastern Access Road has added to traffic issues in Queenstown.

sport

Schmidt the next 'Landers coach?

Highlanders boss Roger Clark met with Joe Schmidt (pictured) when he was recently in New Zealand, but speculation ...

Highlanders will keep in touch with Joe Schmidt, but could choose next coach from within.

Sydenham shape as team to beat

Veteran all-rounder Chris Harris is back for yet another season with two-day champions Sydenham.

Former Black Caps veteran Chris Harris shows no sign of slowing down.

Wary Canterbury make changes

Ben Volavola has been named to start at first five-eighth ahead of Richie Mo'unga for Canterbury's match against ...

Key playmaker Richie Mo'unga rested for Taranaki match as Razor puts his trust in Ben Volavola.

Hewett keen to coach Canterbury

Dave Hewett, who worked as an assistant coach with the Crusaders for six years and now wants to coach Canterbury, made ...

Logic suggests Dave Hewett should be at very short odds to be appointed Canterbury's next head coach.

Leo Carter out until early December

Leo Carter, left, touches gloves with Canterbury and East Christchurch Shirley team-mate Ken McClure last summer.

Young opener ruled out for start of Plunket Shield.

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New sculpture ready for reveal video

A matching sculpture by Sir Antony Gormley will be unveiled at the Christchurch Arts Centre on Saturday.

An identical twin for the man in the Avon, plus 12 new artworks around central Christchurch.

Who is NZ's top dog? video

Ranger, a 19-week-old chow chow, is in the running to be crowned the nation's top dog.

Nearly 1700 canines from 126 breeds are vying to be judged New Zealand's top dog.

Methodists send pastor packing

Rob Ferguson walks the streets of Christchurch simply to chat and be friendly to people.

A churchless parish has sent one of its pastors packing.

A legacy of service

She met Bruce Carr on a flight from Auckland, soon married and inseparable for 57 years.

Sometimes one flight can change your life. For Bruce Carr, it was a flight from Auckland to Christchurch, when he sat next to Rosemary McBryde.

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