Council sells car park land for $3m

The Christchurch City Council contributed $28 million to The Crossing Carpark building.

Christchurch City Council pays Carter Group $28m in exchange for The Crossing car park building to remain for at least 50 years.

Keep the 185 white chairs

The 185 white chairs pay tribute to the victims of the February 22, 2011, earthquake.

The artist behind Christchurch's most recognisable quake memorial wants it to be permanent.

Two new schools ready

Rolleston College will be the Canterbury town's first secondary school.

Final preparations are wrapping up ahead of the opening of two schools in Rolleston next week.

Our State Highways are vulnerable video

NZTA contractors have removed about 37,000 cubic metres of debris from a large slip on State Highway 73 near Otira, 15 ...

Highways north of Christchurch are "fragile" in stormy weather, but what can we do?

Uni plans to create $2b 'little city'

An artist's impression of the University of Canterbury's river area to be created by 2023.

University of Canterbury unveils grandiose 30-year plan to create a "little city inside a larger city".

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Christchurch Earthquake 2011

Disasters challenge people with disabilities video

Lynne Smith says those with disabilities can feel very isolated and urges them to get to know their neighbours.

Disasters pose challenges for everybody, but what happens when your hearing, independence, sight, language or mobility is compromised?

Look at the state of Sumner Rd video

Up to 130,000 cubic metres of rock will be removed in the project, equivalent to 52 olympic-sized swimming pools.

A flyover shows just how far this road, closed since February 2011, still has to go.

CTV collapse report complete

The CTV building following the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake.

Police are yet to decide whether to prosecute over the CTV building collapse in 2011.

Welcome to A-town video

Ripena Ma Reserve, White Ribbon Reserve, now sits where the house that was nicknamed the ''house of horrors" used to ...

In Aranui, where the median income per year is $18,000, there was much early promise of earthquake recovery. Has it been delivered?

Meet the unapologetic scientist

GeoNet boss Ken Gledhill at the offices in Avalon, Wellington.

Earthquakes are geophysics in action and an endless source of fascination to GeoNet boss Dr Ken Gledhill.

North Canterbury

Kaiapoi to welcome back golf legend

Mike Cross (left) and Bob Bradley are looking forward to welcoming back kiwi golf legend Sir Bob Charles to the Kaiapoi ...

The Kaiapoi Golf Club is excited to welcome back one of New Zealand's biggest names in the sport, 60 years after the first time.

Canterbury Country claim convincing win over Marlborough

Canterbury Country's Shanan Stewart led his side to a convincing win over Marlborough with four wickets and a century at ...

Canterbury Country claim a first innings win in rain-affected Hawke Cup match in Rangiora.

A taste of Paris in Kaiapoi

Owners of Kaiapoi cafe,  Paris for the Weekend, Sheryl Johnson and her daughter, Charlotte.

The old Railway Station building has been repurposed into a new cafe in Kaiapoi, 'Paris for the weekend'.

Smooth southern style BMX

Jono Varty, plate number 284, leads  Connor Mahan and Daniel Bowers-Wilson in the Suck It Up Male Superclass.

Despite fierce competition from theĀ North IslandĀ and Australia, South Island's best BMX riders had a good weekend at the South Island BMX Champs.

Man banned from schools

A North Canterbury man appeared in the Christchurch District Court charged with indecently assaulting a girl at an ...

A North Canterbury man charged with indecently assaulting a girl at an Alexandra holiday programme is banned from entering schools.

Mid Canterbury Selwyn

Two new schools ready

Rolleston College will be the Canterbury town's first secondary school.

Final preparations are wrapping up ahead of the opening of two schools in Rolleston next week.

Stonewood franchise owes thousands

Stonewood Ashburton is the latest in a string of the building company's franchises to go into receivership.

Ashburton franchise, which went bust following a spat with the Christchurch master franchise, owes creditors more than $700,000.

Crash victim's mother wants driver held to account

Todd Jackson, 48, died after he was hit by a car on Newtons Rd, West Melton, about 6.50am August 25.

The mother of a pedestrian who was struck and killed by a 18-year-old motorist doesn't understand why no charges were laid.

'I have no absolutely no anger'

Leeston crash victims Sam Drost, Lily Moore and Cole Christensen-Hull

Tracey Drost's son died in a triple fatal crash months after she lost her husband to cancer. But she has no ill-will.

Mt Horrible wildfire burning overnight video

The bush fire near Cass off SH73, a route to the West Coast.

Five helicopters are working to control the large blaze which has sent rocks falling onto a nearby highway.

West Coast

Our State Highways are vulnerable video

NZTA contractors have removed about 37,000 cubic metres of debris from a large slip on State Highway 73 near Otira, 15 ...

Highways north of Christchurch are "fragile" in stormy weather, but what can we do?

Work continues on massive slip video

NZTA contractors have removed about 37,000 cubic metres of debris from a large slip on State Highway 73 near Otira, 15 ...

Road through South Island's Arthur's Pass to re-open soon as work to clear large slip continues.

Remembering Strongman

The scene at the entrance to the Strongman State Coal Mine, Greymouth, after the disastrous explosion in which nineteen ...

Terry Crowley, was 26 when the coal mine exploded 50 years ago killing 19 men.

Strongman mine victims remembered

About 200 people gathered at the Karoro Cemetery near Greymouth to remember the 19 men killed at the Strongman coal mine ...

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

South Island hit hard video

Photos taken on Thursday morning of SH7 going into Stillwater, near Greymouth.

Arthur's Pass will not reopen until at least Saturday as contractors struggle to clear 'monstrous' slips on the highway.

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