OPINION: I've learnt a lot in the last year, like don't make them mushroom risotto and you can make tofu taste good.
A mini, relocatable grandstand has been designed so people can watch "crowd-worthy" demolitions in comfort.
Banning woodburners will put a further 7500 city households into "fuel poverty" and cause health problems, report says.
Christchurch's High Court has a backlog of more than 230 earthquake-related cases.
City gig like homecoming for duo
They have been on a wild, global tour of cabaret, acrobatics and comedy but Christchurch feels like their homecoming gig.
A suspicious fire has burned through about 4000 square metres of scrub on Christchurch’s Southshore spit.
The operation behind Mt Dobson skifield in South Canterbury is being sold by its original owners.
Climbers rescued from Mt Tasman in Aoraki/Mt Cook today return to mountain to retrieve their gear.
Tears as damaged RSA building comes down
Demolition of the Sumner-Redcliffs RSA building ''like a nightmare'' for its president Bev Salter.
Concerns over security put pin in meeting between Southern Response and frustrated claimants.
Woman jailed for stealing from work blamed her offending on post-quake trauma - but a judge doesn't believe her.
Two-thirds of Christchurch residents say they have no sense of pride in their home city.
Man found with his throat slashed in Bali was the director of company behind Kaiteriteri motels.
Young man hospitalised after suffering burns while trying to light fire near Christchurch.
Homeowners angry that EQC and EQR can "walk away" after investigation into asbestos handling.
Christchurch mum warns of group shooting people with paintball or BB guns after her son was targeted.
Driver who killed motorist and spent three weeks in coma sentenced to four months' community detention.
The capital city beats Auckland and Christchurch in the quality of life stakes, making it the best place to live.
Man with gang connections tried to stop police making bail check before he was found with methamphetamine.
Govt watchdog backs ministry decision to not publicly release list of potentially dangerous buildings.
Man admits forgery after being caught trying to use homemade bank notes at supermarket.
Family farewells woman killed in car crash, four years after her brother died in a police chase.
A cyclist is in hospital with moderate injuries after being hit by a car in Christchurch.
Motorists stuck in traffic get a closer look
Motorists stuck in Linwood Ave traffic have had a chance to enjoy a closer look at a massive new mural.
Roadworks in Shirley and Opawa are delaying commuters though Linwood Ave traffic jams have eased.
Morning cloud should make way for another fine day in Christchurch today.
Canterbury's economic growth is predicted to slow to pre-earthquake levels.
A rest-home resident says a voting official cast a vote in her name, but against her wishes.
A West Coast council investing in 1080 was always going to spark debate in a region with many outspoken opponents to the poison.
Maxine Tupe didn't know how to work a computer two years ago, now she's halfway through a bachelor degree.
Bullets and knives missed during security screenings have been carried aboard planes in Christchurch.
Doctors refused to take Vanessa Kaye's complaints of ongoing pain seriously before it was found her cancer had returned and spread.
Christchurch's vermin problem is easing but now residents are being bugged by mosquitoes.
Building a container home can sometimes be more expensive than building a home using traditional materials.
International visionaries will gather to discuss the future of Christchurch's Gapfiller projects from Thursday.
Motorists advised to find alternatives
Traffic is already near gridlock as road works slow eastbound traffic approaching Eastgate Mall.
A Motueka van driver died in a "nasty" collision with car transport truck in the Buller Gorge.
A repeat sex offender sentenced to an open-ended jail term has appealed his conviction and sentence.
Job fairs across the Tasman, tax cuts and helping first home buyers are part of the Government's priorities for its next term.
Wasp densities in South Island beech forests are the highest on earth. Could mites be the solution?
International cricketers fear injury on the Avon
The Irish cricket team's visit to Christchurch almost took a turn for the worst before they had even played a match.
Synthetic cannabis robbery goes wrong as getaway driver leaves one of two armed men behind.
WorkSafe won't lay charges despite finding flaws in EQC and Fletcher EQR's asbestos handling.
A fitness guru, who was once a 'dropkick drunk', says the fitness industry is failing many who need it most.
A West Coast teen, driving drunk at up to 140kmh, was fatally thrown from her car.
The alleged driver of a car involved a fatal crash in South Canterbury last month has been further remanded without plea.
Milford Track bridges to stay a month longer than usual following a tourist's death.
Sex predator denied parole after expressing wish to remain in contact with prison pals.
The Davis family had their passports and thousands of dollars worth of goods stolen, but all they want back is their camera's memory card.
Christchurch motorists are being urged to avoid Linwood Ave this morning.
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