Amber Arkell was diagnosed last December with breast cancer.

Young cancer battler honoured

Not many would see a breast cancer diagnosis as an opportunity, but Amber Arkell did.

Lights and gifts stolen

Michelle McCormick (35) and Philip Broderick (35) had their Christmas lights and decorations stolen from the outside of ...

It could be his last Christmas, so she wanted to make it special.

Oz buyers for state houses?

Residents vow to fight sale of Christchurch social housing as Government seeks overseas buyers.

Pike River families lobby new PM

Pike River family members will be going to Parliament on Tuesday to take a new plan for reentering the mine to the new Prime Minister.

Wait for SH1 access

 Kaikoura residents will have to wait a little longer for SH1 access to Christchurch.

Gloucester St bridge to reopen before Christmas

It will be the last Christchurch bridge repaired from the 2011 quakes.

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Paraglider flown to hospital

A man was injured during a paragliding accident near Christchurch's Summit Rd, pictured, on Wednesday night.

A man was airlifted to hospital in a moderate condition following a paragliding accident in Christchurch on Wednesday night.

Schools struggle to go water-only

Policing water bottles "a step too far"

Hydro scheme for West Coast river?

Alt-education programme faces closure

The Rebuild

Gloucester St bridge to reopen before Christmas

The historically significant Gloucester St Bridge is due to reopen to vehicles before Christmas.

It will be the last Christchurch bridge repaired from the 2011 quakes.

Carlton Courts to reopen with new businesses

The corner of Bealey Ave and Papanui Rd in Christchurch will again be a hospitality hub with the reopening of Carlton Courts.

The Carlton Courts building on one of Christchurch's busiest corners has been repaired and will become a food and drink hub again.

The politics of the glass box rebuild

"To rebuild a broken city in glass might seem like giving the rolling ground a middle finger, but glass is a practical ...

OPINION: To rebuild a broken city in glass might seem like giving the rolling ground a middle finger, but glass is hard, durable and lets in light.

Road blocks hamper trade video

Laneway Espresso on Durham St is one of the affected businesses.

Road cones, fences and closed exits greet those brave enough to drive central Christchurch.

Anger at Christchurch chaos

This is the scene outside Stuart Winter's Laneway Espresso. He says he has lost all of his morning commuter business.

The almost non-stop road works, and persistent alterations are driving away customers and hurting businesses. This is Christchurch's CBD almost six years after the February quake.

Opinion

Lyttelton Port supports construction of cruise ship terminal

Back in the boom times: The Seabourn Sojourn at Lyttelton in 2011.

OPINION: Lyttelton Port of Christchurch chief executive Peter Davie responds to speculation about the return of cruise ships to the port.

Time for Govt to steady itself

Bill English is the highest polling candidate in the contest  to become prime minister. But will he bring the stability ...

Who is most likely to steady the National Government ship rocked by Key's sudden resignation?

Good poems don't date

William Shakespeare: aware of the passage of time, as are many poets.

OPINION:  The poetry of the ancients and the comparatively moderns muses on many of the same feelings and themes.

John Key inspired confidence

John Key appears equally at home in a factory, a meeting of the faithful or in parliament itself.

OPINION: Many National Party people have a born-to-rule attitude. John Key never had it. He appeared equally at home in a factory as in parliament.

John Key: The boy from Bryndwr video

John Key on the campaign trail in Christchurch in 2014. Even when politics got weird, the public liked him.

OPINION: 10 years ago, John Key promised to improve New Zealand for all New Zealanders. But what is his legacy?

business

Freebie labour blatant in NZ

Accommodation businesses  are in the gun for expoiting travellers by "paying" them with beds and Wi-Fi instead of wages.

Investigation finds paying of workers with beds, food and Wi-Fi is rife in NZ, particularly in accommodation industry.

Gloucester St bridge to reopen before Christmas

The historically significant Gloucester St Bridge is due to reopen to vehicles before Christmas.

It will be the last Christchurch bridge repaired from the 2011 quakes.

Noel Leeming ready to open

Queenstown's Noel Leeming will open on December 16.

The doors of Queenstown's Noel Leeming are set to open in a week

Poll shows public don't expect crash

More than half the survey picked house prices to continue rising for the next few months.

Housing bubble? What housing bubble? Public concern low, says poll.

Chinese marketers after pine oil

Two of Wilding & Co's partners, Michael Sly (left) and Mathurin Molgat, at the company's test still in Queenstown.

Three Queenstown pine oil entrepreneurs will host a 60-strong delegation of Chinese marketing experts later this week.

sport

Smith loses in 500th match for NZ

Val Smith and the New Zealand women's triple lost all three matches on Wednesday.

Tough day for NZ women's triple.

Races get green light

Large slips closing State Highway One between Christchurch and Blenheim will not stop Marlborough Harness Racing Club's ...

Racing to go ahead at Waterlea despite likelihood route between Christchurch and Blenheim will still be closed.

CBHS remain unbeaten

Christchurch Boys' are the only unbeaten team remaining in the First XI Cup.

It wasn't pretty, but Christchurch Boys' is still unbeaten and on track to win the First XI Cup for the fourth time in five years.

Time for Dragons to start delivering

Canterbury United need to get Andre de Jong firing to snap their losing run.

Opinion: Crunch game for Canterbury United looms.

Nati to play in Queensland Cup next year

Phil Nati in action for the NZ Residents against NZ Maori in Huntly in October.

Phil Nati will be one of six Canterbury products playing in the Queensland Cup next year.

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Last family Christmas marred by theft

Michelle McCormick (35) and Philip Broderick (35) had their Christmas lights and decorations stolen from the outside of ...

It could be his last Christmas, so she wanted to make it special.

Pasifika engagement awarded

Josiah Tualamali'i was awarded last week for his leadership in youth advocacy.

A Christchurch man has been awarded for his work with Pasifika youth.

The love of clay

Canterbury Potters' Association tutor Jane McCulla says potting has spiked in popularity.

People have been tuning in for reality television show The Great Pottery Throwdown, and now they're wanting to learn.

Bringing bacon to the city

The location of the new Bacon Brothers restaurant bar at 181 High St off Tuam St in Christchurch.

Bacon lovers rejoice: The Bacon Brothers' Burger Bar is coming to the city centre.

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