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Ten exhibitions to see right now

11:31 AM  Christchurch galleries are currently playing host to a diverse and exciting line-up of exhibitions.

Poky homes shunned

Cramped apartments are putting off potential buyers looking to move to central Christchurch.

10:58 AM  Developers cramming poorly-designed apartments into small spaces are frustrating potential CBD buyers.

Children raised in house of horror

Two young children were living amid faeces, maggots, filth and drugs in a rental home.

Grandmother's legacy lives on

12:17 PM  Te Iwi's grandmother left her a special gift in music when she died.

Three cars collide near Christchurch

11:12 AM  One person has suffered minor injuries after three vehicles collided south of Christchurch.

'Best value' alternative meals

Neat Places chooses three restaurants offering the best value alternative meals.

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Trouble in Cowboy Paradise

Arahura Valley beef farmer Mike Milne started his tourist venture 'Cowboy Paradise' in 2000 and hopes to see a boom ...

14 min ago  A West Coast farmer would not sign an easement for a national cycle trail, then the council shut his business down.

Fine days ahead

The sun is set to shine for much of the South Island over the next few days before rain begins to fall mid week.

Canty set for air quality fail

Cash for child abuse tip-offs

The Rebuild

City buyers shun poky homes

Cramped apartments are putting off potential buyers looking to move to central Christchurch.

Christchurch developers cramming poorly-designed apartments into small spaces are frustrating potential buyers wanting central city living.

Making Chch 'edgy' video

Could Christchurch's biennual Festa light festival be used to promote the city as "edgy"?

Christchurch needs to become an "edgy 21st century city" to attract its share of the tourism boom.

$8.5m spat destined for court gallery

This luxury Redcliffs home is at the centre of a pricey High Court wrangle in Christchurch. Its owners claim it will ...

Insurance dispute over a luxury Christchurch mansion owned by Golden Homes director is destined for the courtroom.

Green dreams for the red zone

Exploring the red-zone's possibilities: School children on walking trip through cleared suburbs by the Avon.

After a long wait the serious talk about the future of the Avon residential red zone has begun. But does the broken land have to tell its own story?

Cathedral group costs thousands video

The badly damaged Christ Church Cathedral.

Taxpayers will stump up about $50k for the working party considering the fate of the derelict Christ Church Cathedral.

Opinion

From student farce to American tragedy

Donald Trump voters are driven by a toxic mix of moral indignation and violent desire to punish an American they no ...

OPINION: Trump voters driven by toxic mix of moral indignation and violent desire to punish a US they no longer recognise.

Strategy paints bleak picture

The Christchurch Visitor Strategy uses stale data and alarmist claims to create a bleak picture of the local tourism ...

OPINION: The Christchurch Visitor Strategy uses stale data and alarmist claims to create a bleak picture of the local tourism industry.

More men needed in social work

Men needed: From left, whanau worker Andrea Tan, CYF social worker Jonelle Galbreath talking to Flora Sta.Ana about ...

Social work is a tough job. Why are hardly any men doing it?

The Cleveland show and Baio watch

This is politics in the US in 2016: sitcom star Scott Baio endorses reality TV star Donald Trump at the Republican ...

Nothing happened in New Zealand this week.

Creating a world-class system

A GNS Science technician services a seismograph and GPS station at Thirsty Ridge above Jackson Bay in South Westland. ...

New Zealand's geohazard monitoring system, GeoNet, has much to celebrate as it marks 15 years in existence.

business

City buyers shun poky homes

Cramped apartments are putting off potential buyers looking to move to central Christchurch.

Christchurch developers cramming poorly-designed apartments into small spaces are frustrating potential buyers wanting central city living.

Cut plastic waste in one step

Brianne West is a bio-chemist. She was studying at the University of Canterbury when she got the idea for Ethique's products.

Young Kiwi businesswoman tackles beauty industry's rubbish problem.

Making Chch 'edgy' video

Could Christchurch's biennual Festa light festival be used to promote the city as "edgy"?

Christchurch needs to become an "edgy 21st century city" to attract its share of the tourism boom.

$8.5m spat destined for court gallery

This luxury Redcliffs home is at the centre of a pricey High Court wrangle in Christchurch. Its owners claim it will ...

Insurance dispute over a luxury Christchurch mansion owned by Golden Homes director is destined for the courtroom.

Green dreams for the red zone

Exploring the red-zone's possibilities: School children on walking trip through cleared suburbs by the Avon.

After a long wait the serious talk about the future of the Avon residential red zone has begun. But does the broken land have to tell its own story?

sport

Premiership race over

Franco Cristiano could have a warm up race in Australia before his Breeders Crown semifinal.

Comeback pacer continues to shine ahead of Australian campaign.

'Gutting': Blackadder on loss video

Lock Luke Romano, with Sam Whitelock on the right, eyes a gap in the Lions defence during the Super Rugby quarterfinal ...

Losing to the Lions in the Super Rugby quarterfinal wasn't how Todd Blackadder wanted it to end.

End of era for Blackadder video

Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder will soon relocate to English club Bath where he expected to work as the director of rugby.

Mistakes cost the Crusaders dearly in the loss to the Lions in their Super Rugby quarterfinal match.

Lincoln Uni through to final after huge comeback

New Brighton's Louis Harmon soars high to win the ball.

 Lincoln University stage huge semi-final comeback.

President's Shield clash looms

Harewood hockey player Richard Bain will play in the President's Shield decider against Carlton Redcliffs.

The President's Shield will be contested by holders Harewood and Carlton Redcliffs next weekend.

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Grandmother's legacy lives on

Te Iwi Matthews, 10, plays the piano at the Christchurch Music Academy.

Te Iwi's grandmother left her a special gift in music when she died.

Ten exhibitions to see right now

Julia Holderness, The Group home-wares, 2016

Christchurch galleries are currently playing host to a diverse and exciting line-up of exhibitions.

'Best value' alternative meals

Get yourself a two-course meal from fine dining restaurant Saggio di Vino for $54.

 Neat Places chooses their picks of the restaurants offering the best value alternative meals.

Pokemon Goes to the beach gallery video

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Pokemon hunters in New Brighton.
Jordan Shallcrass reacts to catching a pokemon.

Crowds of virtual hunters descended on New Brighton on Saturday, chasing Pokemon down the pier and along the beach.

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