Glen Bo Duggan, 10, died after a severe beating from his mother's boyfriend, Peter Wayne Ryder.

'I sent him to his death'

Glen Bo Duggan was beaten and killed by his mother's boyfriend over a missing $5.

Crash near Rolleston

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12:38 PM  Woman injured and road closed after crash on Main South Rd, near Christchurch.

Armed dairy hold-up

12:31 PM  Police arrest suspect in car after an attempted robbery at an Opawa dairy.

Awards for Canty's top homes

Two very different styles of home named supreme winners in house of the year contest.

Toxic smoke fills house

11 min ago  Christchurch family treated for smoke inhalation after baby bottles left boiling on stove.

Surgery a 'matter of time' video

11:39 AM  Cyril Edwards sleeps with legs bent at 90 degrees, back against the floor. It's the only way to keep the pain at bay.

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$30m overbridge opens

The Wigram Magdala Link was finished ahead of time and under budget.

11:54 AM  Christchurch's Wigram Magdala Link has opened to traffic, connecting either side of Curletts Rd.

Watching the city wake

It's 6am, and bus driver Barry Hobbs is donning a high-vis vest before a long day on the roads. He's done this for 50 years.

CBD shopping for Christmas

Station's standoff with DoC

The Rebuild

CBD shopping for Christmas

The facade of the ANZ Centre is almost complete.

Christchurch residents should be Christmas shopping in Cashel Street's new buildings.

'Horrific' wait for review

After a five year fight, EQC will review Bridget Biss' claim. Biss, left, is pictured with daughter Imogen, 7, and ...

Bridget Biss' earthquake story is a tale of woe.

CBD street to close

The latest artist's impression of Christchurch's convention centre.

A section of a central Christchurch street will be permanently closed next week to make way for the convention centre.

A munted home is breaking them

Nikki Ross home before and after

Nikki Ross used to love her tidy family home. Now she never wants to live there again.

Hospital car park demolished

The Christchurch Hospital carpark building, on the corner of Tuam St and Antigua St, is being demolished.

Breakable objects in adjoining labs is making the demolition of Christchurch Hospital's car park building complex.

Opinion

Where the women are tough and the rats are scared

Three old lizards attend the launch of a conservation strategy with Steven Joyce, left, John Key and Maggie Barry.

It was a week of declaring war on predators.

New children's ministry has to get it right

Michael Cole, centre, the father of murdered Christchurch child Leon Jayet-Cole, was one of those protesting outside the ...

Will Government changes to look after vulnerable children make a big enough difference?

A city with opportunity

Christchurch's new city centre has been perfectly designed to appeal to visitors – intimate laneways and courtyards, ...

OPINION: We are witnessing a modern, dynamic, boutique urban hub as it comes to fruition and our visitors love it already.

ECan has to keep its water promises

A harder line promised by Environment Canterbury on those who take too much water is a welcome step. But the council ...

Actions speak louder than words - ECan needs to ensure it fulfils promises to get tough on water

Hillary, it's been a while

Hillary's hands do the talking during her Town Hall meeting in Christchurch in 2010.

OPINION: I know Hillary Clinton has small freckly hands, loves scarves and Oscar de la Renta suits and speed walks for exercise.

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CBD shopping for Christmas

The facade of the ANZ Centre is almost complete.

Christchurch residents should be Christmas shopping in Cashel Street's new buildings.

'Horrific' wait for review

After a five year fight, EQC will review Bridget Biss' claim. Biss, left, is pictured with daughter Imogen, 7, and ...

Bridget Biss' earthquake story is a tale of woe.

Adventure tourism education gap filled with new course

Otago Polytechnic's Central Campus Adventure Tourism Management programme leader John Cossens.

A new adventure tourism programme will be the only degree of its type in the Southern Hemisphere.

Awards for Canty's top homes

Poolside views at the Scarborough home.

Two very different styles of home have been named supreme winners in this year's Canterbury Master Builders house of the year contest.

Why radio sounds a bit blurry

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News and current affairs presenter John Campbell. Photographed for the ...

OPINION: RNZ has binned its walkshorts and is embracing a digital future.

sport

Captains prepare for rugby finals

New Brighton captain Billy Harmon (L) with Lincoln University skipper Nick Werahiko with the Hawkins Trophy before the ...

The captains have gathered on the eve of Canterbury's major rugby championships finals.

The joke that led to a ban

Marist Albion skipper Ross Kennedy has been suspended for the Canterbury Metro plate final.

Former 'Canes lock Ross Kennedy made a jibe over a mouthguard. Someone wasn't amused.

Johnson looking for magic touch on return

Chris Johnson returns from a two month suspension at Ashburton on Saturday.

One top jockey returns from suspension as another record breaker heads overseas.

Jordie Barrett star on the rise

Jordie Barrett has been one of the standout performers in Canterbury club rugby this season.

Youngest in talented Barrett family making his mark.

Perenara done enough for ABs?

TJ Perenara, pictured in action for the Hurricanes during the Super Rugby quarterfinal match against the Sharks last ...

Sonny Bill Williams is guaranteed to be included in the Rugby Championship squad, but TJ Perenara should be nervous.

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Review: Leinster Rd Bistro, Christchurch

The lamb comes two ways and is a tasty bistro style meal for a winter's night.

Leinster Rd Bistro is an oasis on a week night.

Catholic pilgrimage ends in Christchurch

Students from St Bede's College carried a four metre cross down Barbadoes St on Friday afternoon, taking park in World ...

A group of students carried a four-metre crucifix through central Christchurch on Friday, marking the end of a South Island pilgrimage.

Exploring Kiwi erotica

Cover art of Aotearotica, Volume 1.

It's not porn, honest. Of course it's about sex but there's more going on here too.

Passionate Sivan connects with crowd

Singer Troye Sivan brought plenty of passion and joy to Christchurch's Horncastle Arena on Thursday night.

REVIEW: Troye Sivan's Blue Neighbourhood show in Christchurch was "dreamy, hopeful, emotional and genuine".

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