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Christchurch Earthquake 2011

Quake theft case appeal dismissed

The Court of Appeal has ruled the jail term handed down to Joanne Christine McGregor for stealing $472,000 from her employer was fair.

Woman who stole nearly $500,000 from her employer has had an appeal dismissed.

Court throws out $6.5m insurance offer

92 Lichfield St housed Mu Premium Steakhouse before the earthquakes.

The bankrupt developer's attempt to revive a quake-damaged central Christchurch building has helped scupper its insurance payout.

Reay inquiry 'not in public interest'

Dr Alan Reay giving evidence at the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission.

A full investigation into one of the CTV building's engineers would not be in the public interest, a judge has heard.

Gap Filler celebrates five years

The Pallet Pavilion by night, the lighting of which made it a wonder of the city.

Filling empty spaces in Christchurch following the earthquake became an art with Gap Filler.

$4m legal budget for quake insurer

Southern Response chief executive Peter Rose says the insurer should have enough funding to cover earthquake claims "barring any blow-outs".

Government-owned insurer sets aside $4m for legal costs over earthquake repairs.

North Canterbury

Kaiapoi business on fire

Firefighters were called to a fire at Evacut, Kaiapoi, about 10.55am.

Firefighters are responding to reports of a fire at a business in Kaiapoi, north of Christchurch.

Ground control to St Joseph's video

Pupils at St Joseph's School in Rangiora are glued to the big screen for a Skype call from NASA astronaut John Creighton.

Rangiora's St Joseph's School go where no Kiwi school has gone before and receive a call from an astronaut.

Axeman still cuts it

Woodchopper Mark Gillman has been a regular at the Canterbury A&P Show.

Slinging an axe was is in Mark Gillman's blood.

Whistling at the show for 35 years

Omihi's Neil Evans has been contesting the dog trials at the Canterbury A & P Show for 35 consecutive years. PHOTO JONATHAN LEASK/FAIRFAXNZ

Omihi farmer Neil Evans has been competing in the Dog Trials at the Canterbury A & P Show for 35 years.

Fletcher to represent electorate

Waimakariri Youth MP Holly Fletcher and Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey. Photo Supplied

Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey backed the selection of of 16-year-old Holly Fletcher from a the list of high calibre of applicants.

Mid Canterbury Selwyn

Police raid Ashburton house

Police raided an Ashburton property as part of a crackdown on methamphetamine.

Police have raided an Ashburton property as part of a crackdown on methamphetamine.

Car crashes into shop window

A woman's foot slipped from the brake onto the accelerator, smashing up Warehouse Stationery's window.

A slip of the foot caused a car to ram into s shop window.

Health warning for Coes Ford

People and animals - especially dogs - should avoid the Selwyn River at Coes Ford until further notice.

A health warning has been issued for a popular camping and swimming spot near Christchurch.

Fire restriction for Selwyn district

A fire restriction is now in place for Selwyn district.

Dry weather has prompted a fire restriction in the Selwyn District.

Ashburton fire flares up again

10082012 News Photo: John Kirk-Anderson / The Press / Fairfax NZ

Volunteer fire fighters train on fighting a blaze at the Woolston Training Centre. generic blaze

Ashburton fire flares up for second time in one day.

West Coast

Recovery attempt possible gallery video

Fox glacier on Monday.

Three women and one man recovered from Fox Glacier helicopter crash, but three bodies yet to be recovered.

Fire damages lawnmower shop

Fire truck.

West Coast lawnmower shop damaged in suspicious fire.

Anger at more tourist deaths

British graduate Emily Jordan, 21, drowned while on holiday in New Zealand.

Parents of killed backpackers angry, upset at news of latest Kiwi adventure tourism deaths.

Warm and windy week ahead

The sun rises in Christchurch.

It will be warm and windy for Canterbury on Monday - and it appears that will be the mantra for the rest of the working week.

Body recovery postponed video

Nigel and Cynthia Charlton.

Bodies of four tourists still on Fox Glacier unlikely to be recovered until at least Wednesday, police say.

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