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Lisa's one miracle of a kakapo chick

A kakapo chick hatched from a ‘‘crushed’’ egg has beaten the odds to increase the critically endangered population of the New Zealand parrot. 

Quake stress plea to insurers

Stressed, anxious man Insurers need to better recognise the stress many of their customers are under, psychologist says.

Billboard switched off

Christchurch City Council A 24 hour illuminated billboard in a residential street has been turned off after complaints.

Honorary doctorate for engineering whizz

university of canterbury Alan Gibbs spent the past 15 years developing the world's first high-speed amphibious vehicle technology.

Garden centres snub Easter law

Darryn Odering Rebellious garden centre Oderings will again flout "archaic" trading laws and open this weekend.

School closes in ministry shake-up

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

Waikuku celebrates school move

A large water fight yesterday involving pupils and teachers is one of the ways Waikuku School is marking its last days.

Japanese kindy inspires design

School merger may be delayed

High schools welcome newbies

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

Easter is going to be a washout

Woman with umbrella Prepare for another bout of heavy rain as cloudy conditions look set to stay all week.

Chch in grip of 14 days rain

Grey, drizzly weather clings to Christchurch through to Monday's royal visit and beyond.

New crossing for Deans Ave

High St traffic lights 'a compromise'

Cass Bay 'sunroom exploded'

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

Coast councils back highway proposal

Haast Hollyford rd The West Coast's four councils have pledged support for the proposed $230m Haast to Hollyford Highway.

Quake-hit bridge back in action

Colombo Street bridge will reopen tomorrow for the first time since the February 22 quake.

ECan considers bus wi-fi

Royal visit may hit commuters

Grieving boy's tourist driver petition

Govt to look at driving tests for tourists after a petition from Geraldine boy who lost his dad in a crash.

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

Safety fears over asbestos removal

Waiting for a real home

'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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