Hills and Harbour
Richmond Hill house teeters on cliff-edge
A house teetering on the edge of Richmond Hill above Sumner is in danger of collapsing and will be demolished today.
Two Canterbury-based companies have pleaded guilty to illegally discharging sediment into Duvauchelle Bay.
Flood-affected Sumner residents are concerned some flood-prone areas are being ignored.
Lyttelton Port has strengthened its health and safety strategy after two deaths and a serious injury at the port.
The council doubles recommended grant to give Mt Pleasant $200k for a new community centre.
Sumner's The Thirsty Marriner has shut up shop, leaving behind an uninsurable building.
Lyttelton's "big guy in heels" is organising this weekend's Revenge of the Easter Bunny.
Amended plan for multimillion-dollar coastal pathway from Ferrymead to Sumner gets council nod.
Proposed new rules could stop people in some hill areas from extending, subdividing or building.
A paraglider with only three weeks experience was injured in a Port Hills accident.
A "prepared" burglar stole two sports cars from Lyttelton Port while CCTV cameras were off.
A property owner has abandoned plans to build two apartments after being hit by a $72k development fee.
The post-quake 30kmh speed limit on Main Rd, Sumner, will be lifted to 50kmh.
Bomb disposal experts have blown up a WWII artillery shell found in Lyttelton Harbour.
Sumner's "iconic son" Eric Johnson has pushed out his boat for the last time, aged 89.
An 89-year-old suffered serious injuries when his van collided with a truck near Castle Hill yesterday.
A moody photograph of Cave Rock in Sumner has won a photographic competition celebrating the beauty of the area.
One person has been seriously injured after a car and a truck collided near Castle Hill.
Power has been restored to the 1700 homes and businesses affected by yesterday's storm.
Jet fuel that leaked from a damaged Lyttelton fuel tank has now been recovered.
A fuel spill left Lyttelton port workers nauseous and suffering eye and skin irritation.
The smell of fuel still lingers over parts of Lyttelton after a landslide damaged a jet-fuel tank, spilling at least 1500 litres into the harbour.
Residents in Cashmere have experienced a power outage this afternoon.
Houseboat residents in Lyttelton will have to find places to stay for the weekend due to a fuel spill.
Aviation fuel leaks into harbour through drains
Firefighters are still pumping leaked jet fuel off the ground in Lyttelton, but about 1500 litres has already leaked into the harbour.
Labour leader urges officials to stop ''passing the buck'' and find solutions to flooding and land issues.
Some residents remain evacuated from their homes after a fuel leak at Lyttelton Port.
Police evacuated 19 households from three Lyttelton streets after a cliff collapsed causing a fuel spill.
Akaroa is cut-off by road and has lost power for the third time during this week's storm.
Hekmat Sultani found a way to make the most of the flooding in Heathcote this morning.
Banks Peninsula residents face a lengthy cleanup after they bore the brunt of severe gale-force winds sweeping across the region.
New Zealand's first house designed as a "Living Building" will take shape at Taylor's Mistake in Christchurch.
LATEST: Wild weather and power cuts have closed most of the shops on Akaroa's main street and cancelled two cruise ship visits.
Wind and rain is causing havoc in Cass Bay this morning with trees down, windows smashed and roofs lifting.
Engineers working on the Lyttelton tunnel 50 years ago did not consider the earthquake risk.
Engineers behind Lyttelton tunnel paid little attention to quake potential, the project head says.
Cera uses unmanned aircraft to film quake-hit homes as demolition progresses on the Port Hills.
Harmful levels of E. coli at South New Brighton put a stop to a planned family fun day.
A property where a woman was killed by rockfall in the quake was deemed unsuitable for building on.
The Christchurch City Council is being pressured to reopen a popular Banks Peninsula wharf.
School camp ended prematurely for a 5-year-old girl, who hit her head, but at least she got a helicopter ride.
Vandals cutting holes in fences on Summit Rd are putting lives at risk and delaying the reopening.
Jean may be a tolerant wife, but a life-size Spitfire as a permanent fixture in the front yard was a stretch.
Community Board signs off plans for the new water playground to replace the old paddling pool.
A late-night phone call rocked Heather Larson's world more than Christchurch's earthquakes.
Lyttelton tunnel looking 'pretty grotty'
MIKE CREAN - © Fairfax NZ News
Lyttelton folk wonder why their tunnel tiles look so shabby. So do two ex-Temuka brothers.
Lyttelton will be awash with would-be pirates this weekend as the port town celebrates summer.
Dates with construction industry workers looking for love will be auctioned in Lyttelton on February 14.
A fisherman who dived off rocks at Taylor's Mistake landed on rocks below instead of in the water.
'Now officially I can say I'm a Kiwi'. Men and women from 11 countries became NZ citizens in the first such ceremony at Rapaki Marae.