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'Can't wrap kids in cotton wool'

People 'quick to judge'

Parents of a child who fell more than 7m off a rock near Blenheim, say their son was just being a boy.

MH370: Bereaved wife 'appalled'

Paul Weeks' wife says she doesn't want "accident" compensation from Malaysia Airlines over the disappearance of MH370.

Historic convent's new era

A 19th century convent, mostly still in original condition, is set to change hands for the first time.

7000 new homes in '14

2014 was Canterbury's busiest year for house construction, with 20 consents approved a day.

Fire contained to garage

Two fire tankers have been sent away from a fire on a rural property after it was contained.

'It's hard to argue with'

Amuri school gates Initial fears about National Standards have eased and they've started to become useful, a principal says.

Standards surviving

The controversial National Standards are turning five. Do they belong in our schools?

Quakes affect ratings

Schools rob Peter to pay Paul

Code crackers at leading edge

Pupils at Selwyn House have created NZ's first all-girl code club, learning the basics of creating computer software.

Hail and thunder

hail methven Hail and thunderstorms have pounded parts of Christchurch as thousands of punters enjoy the first day of the A&P Show.

Racegoers to mostly escape rain

Fine 20C expected to give way to showers - but not until Cup Day events are ending. l Traffic warnings

Rain and gales may spoil 22C

Summery 23C in store today

Weather: Summer drawing near

Christchurch is in store for a couple of fine days as summer draws closer. 

Interchange to reshape road-map

More traffic changes are in the pipeline for central Christchurch as authorities prepare for the opening of the city's new bus interchange.

Urgent repairs force closure

Urgent wastewater repairs have forced the closure of a stretch of Dyers Pass Rd for the next three weeks.

Crash near A&P grounds slows traffic

Delays expected as Cup Day heats up

Tick for controversial bus lounge

Controversial plans for a new bus-passenger waiting lounge in Riccarton have been approved despite community concerns it will become a "day-time doss house for the homeless".

Flying high for stadium views

Drone over AMI stadium Jimmy Ryan used his drone to get a new perspective on Christchurch's old AMI stadium.

New hope for homeowner

Ken Keir is resigned to a fourth winter in his ruined home but takes comfort in feeling he has had the last laugh.

Quake ruins in new light

Drone's eye view of red zone

Breach of rights claim accepted

The first earthquake claim alleging an insurance company breached an OECD instrument on human rights has been accepted.

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