Blue-sky dreams for a big-city arena

The proposal for a multi-purpose arena could include  apartments, hotels, retail, restaurants, cafes, and bars, making ...

OPINION: A new multi-purpose arena in Christchurch would be a long-term win for the city and region.

Tech Startup mania

The Startup Weekend participants at the end of their 54-hour coffee-fueled event.

About 120 enthusiasts gathered last weekend at the Epic innovation centre in central Christchurch to conceptualise, test, and build foundations for new businesses in just 54 hours. 

Wanaka school could have 800 pupils

A new primary school will be built in Wanaka, the Government has announced.

Government announces a new primary school for Wanaka and more classrooms for the growing town's only secondary school.

Global flavours come to High St

Eight Grains at Little High Eatery.

A new international food emporium has put a permanent roof over eight family-run eateries in central Christchurch.

Cathedral: Restore or replace?

The Christ Church Cathedral as it is today - more than six years after it was damaged in the February 2011 earthquake.

We asked the public what should happen to the Christ Church Cathedral and if authorities should intervene.

Your cathedral questions answered

The Christ Church Cathedral is home to rats and pigeons and has been sitting derelict in the city centre for over six years.

Confused by the cathedral saga? Get right up-to-date on with our Q&A.

Southern Response gets $1.5b

The Government set up Southern Response to settle earthquake claims against failed insurer AMI.

The Government has pledged a further $250 million to Southern Response in its Budget.

Mona Vale Gatehouse restored gallery

Both chimneys had to be replaced after they collapsed in the earthquake.

The scaffolding is being pulled away, revealing the restored building underneath.

Stadium with a monorail? video

A multi-use arena will include facilities such as exhibition and conference spaces, cafes, bars and a transport hub.

Christchurch has its first glimpse of what its new stadium could look like.

Homes left to rot

Boarded up and vacant in Linwood.

Almost every neighbourhood has one – a damaged and dilapidated eyesore. Who will crack down on them?

Separate group to 'steer development' after hall delays

The Cromwell Memorial Hall as it stands today.

Community board slammed over handling of town hall delays: 'It's not too late for you to accept the reality of the consequences of the process.'

Independent economic report sought

Central Otago District Council economic development manager Warwick Hawker.

The public need 'robust data' to make understand the impact of proposed water changes in Central Otago.

Three Wanaka developments in the system

Northlake village centre as it might look when completed.

Developers continue to fill in bare urban land as Wanaka's population booms.

Lodge beckons history lovers

Hulmes Court Bed and Breakfast operates out of a historic Dunedin mansion.

Built by a Dunedin surgeon, this B&B harks back to a bygone era.

Cathedral bogged down in bulls...t

Bishop Victoria Matthews in 2012 blessing the site where the Cardboard Cathedral was to sit.

OPINION: Let's bulldoze the pussy footing on the cathedral issue.

Qtown backpackers forced to leave

Bungi Backpackers manager Aoife Sheehan, 23, says it's hard to find accommodation in Queenstown in winter, but not ...

Long-term Queenstown backpacker residents "forced to leave home" as their hostel gets demolished to make way for a $60m hotel.

Budget 2017 - spreading it around

We can be comfortable but not complacent, chief executive of the Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce Peter ...

This budget was all about pleasing as many people as possible in an election year.

'Dirty 30' warned gallery

The heritage Peterborough Centre is mired in an insurance dispute.

Owners of derelict properties on a list of "dirty 30" in Christchurch could lose them if they do not take action.

Building boom boosts glass maker

MetroGlass opened a $21.5m new factory in 2015.

Metro Glass made a record volume of glass last year.

Canterbury's post quake architecture boom

This building at 18 Butler St won an enduring architecture award.

OPINION: Johnny gets to judge awards with a carful of snazzy architects.

Whale of a tale coming from Natural History NZ

An NHNZ diver filming seals in Southland.

Overseas-owned, Dunedin-based Kiwi film maker Natural History NZ looks to a bigger future under new owner.

$7.3 million for pipes

The Kawarau Falls Bridge under construction in Queenstown.

The Queenstown Lakes District Council will spend $7.3 million on a new waste water and water main pipelines that were projected to cost $1m.

Budget cut for Canty recovery

The Government sold the Linwood temporary earthquake accommodation village to the Christchurch City Council in April.

Canterbury residents waiting for their homes to be rebuilt or repaired may find services decreasing.

Sanford profit higher but competion bites

The new Sanford vessel San Granit that recently arrived in Timaru.

Sanford has highlighted its shift to value added branding but its interim report also reveals headwinds affected the value of the catch.

Earl Hagaman dies

Hagaman with wife Lani after receiving his CNZM award in 2014.

The multi-millionaire businessman, who recently sued Labour leader Andrew Little, has died aged 92.

The $30 million tragedy

The present Otago Regional Council office building in Stafford St, Dunedin.

Multi-million dollar rebuild of Otago Regional Council headquarters about prestige not practicality, say opponents

'We can wait on Cathedral'

Bishop Victoria Matthews in front of the Christchurch Cathedral in 2015.

OPINION: The decision about the Cathedral in the Square is very important. But there's other issues facing the city, writes the Bishop of Christchurch.

Adventure park wins design gong

Christchurch Adventure Park cafe, pictured here before the February fires, won a commercial architecture award.

The Christchurch Adventure Park buildings saved from February's fires have won a design award.

14,000 power poles replaced

08042015 News John Bisset /FairfaxNZ.  Power lines are being upgraded on Springfield Road Temuka. Thicker wires are ...

Beleaguered Otago lines company will spend millions on new power poles, cables and overhead lines in the next 10 years.

Door open for Q'town to seek funds

Tourism Minister Paula Bennett and Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult discuss government funding to help deal with the ...

Special roading projects, a town centre face-lift and public transport to be considered for additional funding.

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