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Court grinds to a halt

Christchurch’s main police court came to a halt this morning after a judge was told the restorative justice service was overloaded

Anti-cyclist FB group no 'hate page'

Administrators of an anti-cyclist Facebook page deny it is a "hate page" despite vile comments.

So drunk he 'would have drowned'

Man killed in car crash en route to beach for swim was so drunk he likely would have drowned if he had made it there, coroner finds.

Youths rob wheelchair-bound woman

A wheelchair-bound woman was subjected to a "traumatic" robbery by two youths outside a Christchurch mall, police say.

Left hospital, then set herself on fire

Investigation launched into how a mental health patient left hospital and set herself on fire nearby.

'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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