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Mother charged with stabbing

Sonja Russell

Christchurch mother, 24, remanded in custody after allegedly stabbing a man in the stomach last night.

Four-star hotel for Christchurch

Ramada hotel Chch

The $12.5m central city Ramada will boost post-quake accommodation with 44 extra apartments.

City could become 'food forest'

Christchurch food forest

Christchurch could be the best edible city in the world by filling parks with food-growing spaces.

Arts Centre gym back on feet

Christchurch Arts Centre gym

The second building in centre to be fully restored will soon house theatre and circus groups.

Nowhere for cricket fans to park

hagley oval

Fans crowding into Hagley Oval for Cricket World Cup matches will struggle to find car parks nearby.

City art branching out

New sculpture made from quake-salvaged wood

Wood from the Trees sculpture

Artist Regan Gentry today craned in the final pieces for his Wood from the Trees sculpture being installed in central Christchurch.

The CBD now and then


Photographs of Christchurch from 1914 show how the quakes have knocked the city back in time.

Park-and-ride trial ahead

But hospital parking woes to continue 'for years'

Christchurch Hospital car park

CDHB boss says Christchurch Hospital car parking problems will continue for next six to seven years.

New hope for homeless

Amy Burke

The city council will convert the old City Mission building into units for the homeless.

On the edge of their seats

About 500 fans crowd pub for World Cup final

Pegasus Arms World Cup final

Coffee cups were thrown and fists pumped at a crowded Christchurch pub when Germany scored in the World Cup final this morning.

Avon site for memorial

'A special place for all New Zealanders'

avon river

Christchurch's quake memorial will have a river setting, it has been confirmed today.

$110k to fix Botanic Gardens kiosk

Botanic Gardens' tea kiosk

A quake-prone tea kiosk looks may be strengthened and re-opened in time for summer.

Quake memorial plans

avon river

Christchurch's earthquake memorial is tipped to be on the Avon River in the central city.

Memorial nearly gone

Building was dedicated to 71 WWI victims

Memorial hall protest

Demolition of an historic building dedicated to 71 students who died in WWI is near completion.

Reality check on town hall cost

Christchurch Town Hall

Decision makers need to be "smart, not sentimental" about the Christchurch Town Hall.

Gone by Christmas


The Lichfield St car-park building will be demolished before the pre-Christmas retail rush, the Christchurch City Council says.

'I was a pain in the arse'


Man admits bizarre behaviour, but says he has been judged and treated badly for being English.

Protest unlikely to save memorial hall

Memorial hall protest

A heartfelt protest is unlikely to save an historic building dedicated to 71 students who died in WWI.

From 'donut city' to golden triangle

WANTING ANSWERS: Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee.

Property developers eye deals backed by Crown leases for office space. | 'This isn't Wellington'

Japan's PM visits CTV site

japan strap

Shinzo Abe, who knows something about earthquake tragedy, lays a wreath at the CTV site. | Whaling looms large

Burst pipe causes a fright

Water main

Broken pipe on Gloucester St causes water to shoot as high as six floors of The Press building.

End of CBD doughnut?

Gerry Brownlee

The Government will spend $170m on three central city buildings for hundreds of civil servants.

Family funds aid Gough project

The Terrace construction site

Property developer Antony Gough has raided his big brother's piggy bank to help fund The Terrace development in central Christchurch.

Implode police tower?


Christchurch's former police station may be brought down with explosives.

Mixed use for old Press site

Old Press House

A mix of apartments, offices, shops and hospitality looks likely for the old Press building site.

Flood fears alter river plans

Avon River

Design plans for new Avon River precinct altered amid concerns they could increase city's flooding.

Two-car crash in central city


Three people taken to Christchurch Hospital with "minor to serious injuries".

Tale of two streets

Johnny Moore

OPINION: Why Christchurch's Victoria St is on the up, and High St is struggling.

Govt moving staff to Christchurch

Christchurch CBD

Govt will unveil plans to move 18 departments into four new buildings in Christchurch CBD.

Man robbed in Countdown carpark

Countdown carpark police clampdown

A man was robbed and "roughed up" by two strangers in a central city supermarket carpark.

Paint delays bar openings

Strange’s Building

Cantabrians will have to wait to get three new restaurant bars after contractors used the wrong paint.

Antigua bridge off for repairs

Antigua footbridge

The Antigua footbridge will be removed for restoration and will not be seen again until October.

Halls decked for Xmas after all

Christmas decoration in Chch

City Care offers to cover $55k cost of installing Christmas decorations if fundraising efforts fall short.

Central road 'particularly busy'

Durham St traffic jam

City commuters are up against a backed-up Durham St this morning.

Asbestos safety on council's worry list


Council looking at what action is being taken to reduce dangers posed by asbestos amid concern not enough being done.

Mosque 'part of the community'

christchurch mosque

More than 2600 people identify as Muslim in Christchurch, yet most of the city's residents have never visited the mosque.

Police probe possible hit and run

Red ute in possible hit and run

CCTV photo released after man hit by a red ute and "moderately injured" in central Christchurch.

Sculptures moved to new gnome

Christchurch Art Gallery gnomes

A pair of shiny gnomes took to the sky yesterday in the Christchurch Art Gallery's next phase of proposed repairs.

Owner takes insurer to court

Nigel Ross

Nigel Ross' building has sat broken and empty at the corner of High and Hereford streets for three years.

Tram expansion 'major step forward'


Council dedicates $1.7m to second loop linking heritage tramway through to High St.

Triangle Centre 'a fantastic asset'

ANZ Centre

Multimillion-dollar Triangle Centre will house bars, restaurants, a bank and return hundreds of workers to the central city.

Developers urged to join energy plan

Light bulb

The developers of Christchurch's first district energy system are calling for private developers to get on board.

New eatery for New Regent

Akaroa's Little Bistro owners move into Chch

Posh Porridge

The couple behind Akaroa's popular Little Bistro are opening a new venture in New Regent St.

Complex rises from rubble

ANZ Centre

Construction will start within weeks on a multimillion-dollar shopping and office complex on the Triangle Centre site.

The 'doughnut city'

Where is Christchurch's inner city vibrancy?

Christchurch CBD

Christchurch risks becoming a city with an empty hole in the middle and suburban sprawl, a visiting architect says.

Insurers are 'fudging'

Repairs to heritage apartments at a standstill

Peterborough Apartments

Rebuild firm Ceres moves from demolition work to spending millions on repairing and selling quake-damaged apartments.

$53m bus project a step closer

Chch bus interchange

Contractors move into bus interchange site as plans for airport-style lounges, shops and cafe revealed.

$30m for playground

Centennial Pool demolition

A potential $30m price-tag on a new playground has been labelled a "smack in the face".

Pool protesters' statement


Swimsuits have been hung on the fence around the Centennial Pool by those against the complex's demolition.

Gap Filler 'should go'

'Shanty style' site should be turned into a park

David Lynch at Gap Filler site

Gap Filler is a 'backward' organisation and its 'messy' central city project should go, says a PR expert.

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