Pavlina Pizova was rescued after being stranded in a Fiordland hut for about a month.

Finally rescued from lonely vigil 

4 min ago  Pavlina Pizova heard her partner gasping for breath after falling on the Routeburn track.

Assault admitted

Marcus Luke Tucker, 36, was found dead near Lake Ellesmere, south of Christchurch, on Anzac Day.

10:21 AM  A woman has admitted assaulting a man whose body was found near Lake Ellesmere on Anzac Day.

Released from grotty flat video

11:06 AM  Goodbye mould, mice and a trap-stealing rat, as students are freed from tenancy for grotty flat.

Don't mention the quake

9:49 AM  Is it possible to write a travel story about Christchurch without mentioning the earthquake?

Hoyts coming to CBD

Cinema chain returning to Christchurch central city for the first time since the earthquakes.

Wanted man tasered

10:55 AM  A wanted man was tasered before being taken into custody.

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Busking: Life on the street

Queenstown busker AJ Hickling plays classical music on a piano he salvaged from a dump and he's amazing.

4 min ago  Queenstown's "other" piano man unplugged and "zoned in''.

Lost Christchurch trampers rescued

10:12 AM  Another Land SAR rescue was undertaken near Queenstown on Thursday following the discovery of a tramper on the Routeburn Track a day before.

Uni needs creative thinking

New World Buskers Festival director appointed

The Rebuild

City risks becoming 'beige dystopia'

Christchurch's city centre risks becoming a "beige dystopia", Johnny Moore writes.

OPINION: Are we rebuilding the city centre we dreamed of?

'The decline of small-town NZ'

Westpac reported a record $916 million profit - up 6 per cent on the previous year.

Small-town New Zealand suffering "death by a thousand cuts", economist says.

Fendalton owners cashed in

Gerry Brownlee: "The question simply was what is the fastest way forward for people on that particular stretch of river ...

A group of Fendalton landowners received hundreds of thousands of dollars for their damaged properties after the September 2010 Christchurch earthquake.

Uninsured Quake Outcasts' appeal denied

A High Court judgment has found Gerry Brownlee was entitled to consider red-zoners' insurance status when making ...

A group of uninsured Christchurch homeowners has lost an appeal for more compensation after claiming a Government offer was unlawful.

Rebuilding a city's heart video

Urban designer James Lunday Lunday says the large-scale new builds in the city don't allow for the independent shops and ...

"We're still building a 20th century city – built for the car, wide streets and no activity."


Quake a reminder of our own vulnerability

A man walks through rubble in Amatrice following the earthquake in central Italy. Images like this are particularly ...

The tragedy of quake-hit central Italy brings back awful reminders to the people of Christchurch.

City risks becoming 'beige dystopia'

Christchurch's city centre risks becoming a "beige dystopia", Johnny Moore writes.

OPINION: Are we rebuilding the city centre we dreamed of?

Bring NZ Wars into view

A ceremony marking the handover of Rangiriri, site of one of the major battles in the New Zealand Wars.

OPINION: The New Zealand Wars are a foundational part of this country's history, and every person should have at least a passing knowledge of them.

Paying for a perfect smile

This little boy is unafraid to smile. But some people are, if it reveals teeth neglected because they could not afford a ...

OPINION: Rosemary McLeod is grateful, for limited reasons, that her mother was vain.

Get science right then put it on LIMs

Christchurch's coastline is at high risk of erosion, as shown in this 2001 picture of New Brighton beach.

Land reports need to be comprehensive but they also need to be accurate and not overstate risks.


NZ Post profit up, letters drop

AUCKLAND, AUCKLAND - APRIL 06:  New Lynn Kiwibank and Postshop on April 6, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. New Zealand ...

Postal service reports a $141m profit and parcel growth, but posties are delivering fewer letters.

No progress for CMT investors

SOL Square in Christchurch is one of the properties at the heart of legal disputes involving Canterbury Mortgage Trust.

Legal and management fees are eroding returns to Canterbury Mortgage Trust investors

Fancy a rickshaw tour around Queenstown?

Sam Clark, 22, imported rickshaws from Denmark for guided tours around Queenstown.

Young businessman starts up tours on "Rolls-Royce of rickshaws" around Queenstown.

Johnny Barr's to shut - 'heartbreaking'

Queenstown Johnny Barr's workers Christina Mclaughlin, 23, and Jack O'Hara, 25, have found new jobs. The popular ...

Milkshakes and soups will be replaced by donuts as Johnny Barr's closes.

New brooms turning SLI around

US-based SLI chief executive Chris Brennan who was appointed last year.

SLI remains confident after making sweeping management changes


Cricket pay rise hailed

White Ferns international Amy Satterthwaite has hailed New Zealand Cricket's pay rise for top women players.

100 per cent pay rise welcomed, but White Ferns cash still lag behind Australian and English counterparts, and Black Caps.

Smith finds his feet in MPL

Former James Hargest College football player Callum Smith at the ILT Turf.

Former Southland footballer Callum Smith has found his feet and the back of the net in the Mainland Premier League.

Trainers thankful for support

Kezia Murphy and training partner Danny Champion are grateful for the support they have received from the racing ...

Horse trainers credit racing community for getting them through strangles.

Irish prop graduates to provincial rugby

Irish prop Oliver Jager's investment in furthering his rugby education in Christchurch has paid off with promotion to ...

Irish prop debuts for Canterbury against Auckland last weekend, three years after starting his OE in Christchurch

Ryan in line up for Crusaders scrum job

Canterbury assistant coach Jason Ryan is in contention to continue his association with Scott Robertson at Super Rugby ...

Canterbury assistant coach Jason Ryan is in contention to join the Crusaders as forwards coach.

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New World Buskers Festival director appointed

The World Buskers Festival's new director, Melissa Haberfield, was appointed in July.

A new director has been appointed to lead the World Buskers Festival as it recovers from a financial loss and prepares to return to the streets.

Mainland inspiration

Charles Blomfield  Head of the Waimakariri 7/2/91 Oil on card Purchased 2013.

The story of one painting is also one of what happened when two artists met

Landscapes that lure you in

Chris Corson-Scott, Last Light, Tokomaru Bay Wharf, 2016.

Auckland artist believes good photography is grounded in the principles of documentary and concerned with confronting realities

New survey show captures wide range of contemporary Chch art

Physics Room director Jamie Hanton checks out a piece by Pauline Rhodes in the Contemporary Christchurch exhibition at ...

What does Coca's new show Contemporary Christchurch say about the city's art scene?

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