Cloaked icon returns as Father Christmas
The Wizard took up another persona yesterday at a day of Christmas celebrations on New Regent St.
A bunch of flower baskets hanging from scaffolding in a bid to brighten up a Christchurch building site have been taken.
Chch council may ban smoking inside its units
Smokers living in Christchurch City Council housing units may soon have to step outside if they want to light up.
Two new council-owned car parks in central Christchurch and Addington will open to the public in time for the Christmas shopping season.
Council wants memorial at CTV building site despite earthquake recovery minister already ruling it out.
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Shop owners on New Regent St are ''thrilled'' and embracing Christmas after the final hurdle has been lifted from the lane.
City council wants to save the historic theatre, which sits inside the eastern frame.
Shop owners are positive about the area's long-term future despite two recent shop closures.
A widower is calling for a temporary memorial at the CTV site to allow families of deceased to pay tribute.
Anglican Bishop commits to having a new cathedral in Cathedral Square within 10 years.
Two businesses have quit historic New Regent St less than nine months since it reopened.
The Christ Church Cathedral is free to be demolished after a final court bid by opponents to preserve the landmark was rejected.
Actors, artists and architects will move into in the Arts Centre and a building in Waltham.
Harlequin Pub pulls spit roast off the menu after vegetarian neighbour complains about smell.
Shops and residents need incentives to return to central city, consultants say.
Gang member says sorry for stealing gear from a neo-natal unit, but swore at the judge when he did not get the sentence he wanted.
Council is 'not listening to the arts community'
The 1000-seat theatre in the Town Hall is unlikely to be re-sized despite calls from the performing arts community for a smaller venue.
A safety fence, which has been a blight on New Zealand's prettiest street, will be pulled down within days to the delight of shopkeepers.
The Government has hired architects to work on redevelopments around Christchurch's City Mall.
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The shabby state of New Regent Street threatens to spoil the Christmas season, shopkeepers say.
District health board and Goleman Ltd plead not guilty to two asbestos-related charges.
Christchurch Hospital will tonight host a 300-tonne crane in the biggest mobile crane lift the South Island has ever seen.
A tongue-in-cheek version of the Twelve Days of Christmas carol highlights the uncertain future of a historic central city building.
Bars and restaurants in Christchurch's newest hospitality destination should be open in just over two months.
Re-development is at a stand-still due to financial and legal wrangles left behind by David Henderson.
The notice issued to Victoria St's Harlequin Public House is the only one handed down in the area.
A Christchurch chef is bemused by a "ridiculous" city council noise complaint notice over a live music session.
Staff and customers were shocked when a car crashed into The Home Theatre Store in Moorhouse Ave on Saturday.
By the time the first patrons step inside the Isaac Theatre Royal, a glamorous skin will cover the concrete and steel bones of a daring rebuild.
You might have thought The Wizard gone and forgotten in post-quake Christchurch. But at 80, he is raring for his comeback.
Ballantynes has unveiled its traditional Christmas window displays.
New cathedral dean Lynda Patterson wants to bridge divisions among Canterbury's Anglicans
New Zealand's private healthcare system is set to be shaken up by a new Christchurch hospital.
Thousands of square metres of shops, bars and housing will connect the new bus interchange to SOL Square.
A Speights Ale House manager admits fiddling the loyalty card scheme to the tune of $17,000.
One of the last high-rises in the central city is being sold 'as is, where is' if the price is right.
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A voluntary accord regulated by Christchurch sex workers could be developed following a "positive and promising" meeting with disgruntled residents.
Two-year-old stays up all night waiting for ride
The trams are running on a shortened track from New Regent St, through the Square, to the museum and back.
He probably won't want to sit on it, but a bench on High St has been dedicated to Gerry Brownlee.
Artists will have new digs in central Christchurch after a funding boost of nearly $500,000.
Asbestos will be removed from the former council offices in Tuam St and dampened on a neighbouring site.
From tomorrow, the tram will run on a shortened track from New Regent St through the Square to the museum and back.
Artists get new digs in central city following a funding boost of nearly half a million dollars.
Sex workers and residents on Manchester St will be urged to broker their own peace when they meet this week.
A fire which caused 'major' damage to a dermatology clinic in Bealey Ave may be suspicious.
It spans 3.2km, will cost upwards of $85 million and will change the shape of central Christchurch.
Proposed new RSA building waits for go-ahead
A decision on whether to approve plans for the new RSA headquarters in central Christchurch should be made next week.
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