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Kiwis forgive Nigella's drug-taking

We are quite forgiving. We like good people. We like baking. Is this the essence of being Kiwi?

Jones' loss 'like losing McCaw'

Shane Jones Christchurch MPs are at odds over whether Shane Jones' departure will harm its chances at this year's election. | Labour in disarray

Rolleston needs boutique shops

Anna Stringer Two-thirds of Selwyn's $415m a year spend leaves the district with Hornby Pak n Save the main benefactor.

Maruia Springs resort for sale

Rock pool at Maruia Springs The Maruia Springs Thermal Resort on the Lewis Pass has been put up for sale.

Coming out of their shells

Endangered baby penguins thrive in Canterbury

Yellow-eyed penguin chicks A small waddle of endangered baby yellow-eyed penguins are being successfully raised on Canterbury's Banks Peninsula.

Phillipstown fight must continue

Phillipstown School protest Phillipstown people finally have pride in where they live - and the anchor through it all has been the school.

Lyttelton school has last day

Lyttelton Main School yesterday shut its doors before it merges with Lyttelton West next term.

Waikuku celebrates school move

Japanese kindy inspires design

High schools welcome newbies

Three Christchurch high schools are welcoming intermediate-aged pupils to their roll for the first time.

Sunny end to holiday

kids weather Mostly clear week for Christchurch, although the storm-battered West Coast is unfortunately forecast more rain.

The wild, wild West Coast

Dramatic rescue in Otago after a major storm which tears through the West Coast and causes flooding in Canterbury. l Storm closes roads

Storms closes roads, cancels youth camp

West Coast takes battering

Cass Bay 'sunroom exploded'

Wind and rain is causing havoc in Cass Bay this morning with trees down, windows smashed and roofs lifting.

Traffic mayhem is here

traffic, road works Commuters may be hit by more traffic chaos tomorrow with Bealey Ave reduced to one lane.

Commuter rail service proposed

A $20,000 probe into commuter rail services between Christchurch and North Canterbury called for.

Two killed in Canterbury crashes

Grieving boy's tourist driver petition

'Traffic mayhem' postponed

Road works which may have brought Bealey Ave to a standstill have been moved to Saturday.

Hands grasped on holy ground

John Abraham and Josh Anderson Amid the dust and the rock and the grit, all John Abraham could see was a single, gloved hand.

Christchurch: A tale of two cities

The 2011 earthquake left a city divided, but who sits at either end of the spectrum? | Boom streets | Red zone hopes | Boost for outer areas

'Reduced to rubble'

HNZ quake repairs below target

'Special symbols of hope'

It was pure luck that brought them into the world during the region's two big earthquakes. But their mothers believe it was a stroke of fate that brought them together.

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