The Waimakariri River surged after extreme rainfall in the Southern Alps.

'Bomb low' sees rivers surge

Canterbury's alpine rivers surged to their highest flows in years, causing traffic problems as people slowed to watch.

Class action mail drop

Adina Thorn says not everyone receiving one of her firm's letters will own a house built with defective steel.

Auckland law firm mails thousands of Canterbury homeowners for potential steel mesh class action case.

Christchurch's great escape

Why was Christchurch spared the 'bomb low' that hit New Zealand today?

Arthur's Pass closed til Saturday video

Lewis Pass reopens but Arthur's Pass still closed and locals told to boil drinking water.

Two babies born in ten months video

"Never in a million years did I think that is was something that could actually happen."

Cyclist robs Christchurch bank

A man wearing a helmet and cycling gear and holding a gun hits Kiwibank in Riccarton.

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News

School costs keep rising

Tisa Malaulau, left, is starting year 12 at Tawa College, this year. Mum Dinah says it's costing the family hundreds to ...

5:00 AM  Price of putting a child through school till year 13 is now more than $38,000.

Strongman mine victims remembered

19 miners who died at the Strongman mine in 1967 remembered at 50th anniversary of the disaster.

Dunedin's celebrity seal dies

Toxic bloom shrouds lake gallery

The Rebuild

Post-quake steel homes at risk

Adina Thorn says not everyone receiving one of her firm's letters will own a house built with defective steel.

Thousands of Canterbury homeowners warned properties built since earthquake may contain shoddy steel mesh.

Crown tight-lipped on frame issues

A new gathering space in the innovation precinct, which comprises part of the wider south frame.

Acquisition problems plaguing Christchurch's $20 million south frame project will increase the development's cost.

Rebuild 'plateau' knocks confidence

The Christchurch rebuild has reached a "plateau", so low business confidence is unsurprising, the  Employers' Chamber of ...

Business confidence in Canterbury has "unsurprisingly" plummeted to its lowest level in four years, says the chamber of commerce.

QEII centre construction begins

An artist's impression of the completed QEII Recreation and Sport Centre.

A man who began working at the old QEII sports facility in 1974 has witnessed construction starting on its replacement.

Library partnership announcement expected

An artist's impression of the new central library in Gloucester St.

There will be an "exciting announcement" about a new central library funding partnership next month, the mayor says.

Opinion

Was Obama's promise realised?

US President Barack Obama holds his final news conference at the White House on January 18.

OPINION: It may seem the promise embodied in the iconic 2008 poster, showing Obama's face above the word "hope", has not been realised.

'Why is ACC so mean to motorcyclists?'

Accident-prone children and their parents are the real threat to the pockets of taxpayers, Johnny Moore says.

OPINION: Ease off motorcyclists ACC and focus on the real accident threat - parents.

The obscenity of super wealth

The super wealthy love to own superyachts.

NZ's super rich are not an inspiration to the bottom 30%, who just want a job and a home, writes Rosemary McLeod.

Doctors' standoff needs solutions, not strikes

Junior doctors strike outside Christchurch Hospital on Tuesday. All DHBs except Taranaki and West Coast were affected by ...

It's time junior doctors and their employers stopped finger-pointing and found a solution to their labour dispute.

Super-rich pay miserly tax

Just two men, Graeme Hart and Richard Chandler, are worth the same as the poorest 30 per cent of the adult Kiwi ...

OPINION: The super-rich are not paying their fair share of tax as wealthiest NZers declare incomes less than $70,000.

business

Post-quake steel homes at risk

Adina Thorn says not everyone receiving one of her firm's letters will own a house built with defective steel.

Thousands of Canterbury homeowners warned properties built since earthquake may contain shoddy steel mesh.

Trojan ushers in new Coast to Coast era

Richard Ussher when he was competing - now he's the Coast to Coast race organiser.

The Coast to Coast has lost none of its aspirational hardcore spirit but it is more inclusive.

$85m Wanaka apartments approved

An artist's impression of the pool area of the Marina Terrace Apartments.

Restaurant binned but 50 Wanaka apartments approved for construction on the lakefront in February.

Wanaka development properties on market

The four Lakeside Road properties are directly opposite the Wanaka marina.

Hope springs forth again for prime lakefront Wanaka sections within two minute's walk from town.

Crown tight-lipped on frame issues

A new gathering space in the innovation precinct, which comprises part of the wider south frame.

Acquisition problems plaguing Christchurch's $20 million south frame project will increase the development's cost.

sport

Black Caps seek clean sweep video

Trent Boult says the current bowling unit cannot be complacent with Matt Henry and Lockie Ferguson applying pressure.

Black Caps to maintain short-pitched bowling strategy, depleted Bangladesh unfazed.

Triple setback for Bangladesh

Mushfiqur Rahim fractured his thumb during a superb innings of 159 in the first test at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.

Captain Mushfiqur Rahim, opener Imrul Kayes and key batsman Mominul Haque all out.

Klap upbeat despite cut

New Zealand's top women's triathlete Andrea Hewitt wasn't happy with the way the HP programme ran under former boss ...

Triathlon New Zealand will employ a chief executive, despite having $1m less to spend over the next two years.

Chairman: Tasman looking local long-term

Matt Tod-Smith, left, is one of eight Nelson players to have made their premiership debut this season.

Tasman United chairman responds to criticism around the lack of locals in premiership squad.

NZ swimming legend dies

New Zealand swimming legend Pic Parkhouse.

Vincent Temple Parkhouse, better known as Pic, coached all of New Zealand's 1974 Commonwealth Games swimming medallists.

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What's on in Christchurch this weekend

British comedian Nina Conti is here in Christchurch for the World Buskers Festival.

From Buskers to Black Caps - it's an exciting weekend ahead in the Garden City

Rescue penguins' luxury life video

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Avon the little penguin at his new temporary home in Halswell

It's the luxury Christchurch hotel where fish is always on the menu for guests.

New Chch theatre company has big plans

Tom Eason and Holly Chappell-Eason of theatre company Two Productions at the door of their new premises.

"There is not a lot of different work, or really risky work happening here," says new theatre company director.

Two babies born in ten months video

Kimberley and Jason Smylie have just had two babies within the space of ten months.

"Never in a million years did I think that is was something that could actually happen."

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