Urban Downhill Race next weekend
Extreme cyclists will be launching themselves off garage roofs and screaming down stairways all over Lyttelton next weekend - but strictly professionals only.
Have Your Say
HAVE YOUR SAY: Are you confident with the new give way rules which will come into effect next weekend? We asked 10 drivers to complete the NZTA quiz to see if they were ready....
Six ton concrete sculpture
A NEW and improved - and most importantly, flame- resistant - Springfield Doughnut could soon be gracing the town's main street.
Quake prone buildings no barrier
SHOPPERS IN Leeston and Southbridge are not going to let the naming of buildings in the Selwyn towns as earthquake- prone stop them going into their favourite stores.
Tai Tapu tennis bouncing back
The courts were wrecked in the September 4 earthquake and are now going to be reinstated alongside an overdue development of Rhodes Domain.
Avonside Girls High School 70 years on
It was 1942 and New Zealand was at war when a group of excited 13 and 14 year old girls joined class 3A at Avonside Girls' High School for the first time.
Have your say: Christ Church Cathedral
The Christ Church Cathedral has been deemed unsalvageable by the Anglican church but some are calling for engineering reports to be released to justify the decision. HAVE YOUR SAY
March: Child Cancer Month
Kaden Archbold may be only 14 months old, but he has already fought more battles than most people face in a lifetime. Reporter Abbie Napier tells his story.
Show begins un-interupted
The judges have cast their votes - now it's your turn. The Ellerslie International Flower Show opened to the public today, after Christchurch's floral designers took most of the gold medals.
Cotswald kids take duathlon by the horns
The duathlon was organised by teacher David Guthrie, who said it was great to see many parents and supporters come to cheer on their kids.
Recipes to make it tasty
Season kicks off this weekend
"We have a 30-page rule book about contact you can't elbow or fight or punch people in the face. You want to knock them out but you have to use your body to do it fairly."
Hundreds of students leave town
"You don't know if children who are in your class this week are going to be there next week. So it's trying to carry on and not let that affect you."
Upshot coffee back in business
The orange container cafe with its collection of plastic chairs and rustic tables is very "back to basics".
"The whole area around here is close now. Every quake now you walk around the neighbourhood and check on everyone."
USAR dogs everything they should be
"We've trained for this for so long it was like automatic pilot. It wasn't until we looked back on it we realised how intense it was.''
Jo Gallagher was in Latimer Square
"There were people being pulled out of buildings. I saw the lines of family members just standing, waiting, staring at the CTV building and it was heart-wrenching.''
John Haynes helped his colleagues escape
"I was thinking escape was our best chance of survival, maybe our only chance. The building never stopped shaking. There was a huge crash and the building lurched sideways. When I saw the stairways were gone, that put a whole new perspective on it."
Halswell football fest
The Fun Day saw kids getting free pony rides, face painting, and mini jeep experiences.
It's time to show it!
I Love New Brighton community day blossomed out of the February quake and is now entering its second year on the calendar.
Selwyn residents want to know
An earthquake prone building is one that is less than 33 per cent of the building code, and is likely to collapse in a "moderate" earthquake. Building owners have up to 30 years to get the building brought up to code.
First of its kind in Christchurch
The Great Kiwi Beer Festival is making its debut in Christchurch this year bringing hops and yeast to all for tasting.
Seven-year-old Callum Lockhart is not letting the prospect of chilly water put him off the challenge of his first open water swim alongside sister Holly, 9, on Sunday.
THE IDEA of a container mall or something similar in North Canterbury has met a positive response from residents and shoppers.
Andrew Aldridge was almost paralysed in a speedway crash
"Being paralysed doesn't scare me - from the neck down would be pretty disheartening but waist down, life goes on," he said.
Appointment of commissioners almost inevitable, expert says
Christchurch residents, "in our shared tiredness, collective grief and common frustration" were in danger of being manipulated by the Government into accepting the dissolution of their elected council.
Who should foot the bill?
But Christchurch residents spoken to yesterday said they expected to have to dig deep for their city, even as much of the population moved elsewhere.
Canterbury University invents language first
Like other language developments (texting, abbreviating, adoption of foreign words) there is every chance Roila words could leak into our daily vocabulary.
Class starts full rolls
School rolls in Selwyn are booming as more families move into the area from quake-hit Christchurch.
Community split over noise
New Zealand Army spokesman Colonel Phil McKee replied the range had been in use for nearly 70 years and this would not change.
Christchurch Mail reporter takes on the challenge
OPINION: "Backing out is not an option. I know the real challenge will come every day between 5pm and 7pm: wine o'clock."
Driver crashes through Tower Junction window
One Tower Junction shopper took window shopping to a whole new level on Wednesday.
Rolleston township gets new police hub
Selwyn district is the one of the fastest growing territorial authorities in New Zealand. The population of the Rolleston area was projected to reach 14,000 within the next eight years.
High academic achiever
Lincoln High School principal Linda Tame said Hadleigh Frost was one of the the most talented students she had come across.
Lucky escape for 15 passengers
Fire crews with cutting gear forced the front passenger door open to free the 15 shaken Asian tourists bound for Christchurch from Queenstown.
Rolleston's Jym Findlay
He started as a parent on the sidelines 15 years ago watching his son play, then gradually moved into coaching and has organised the youngsters for the 20-week season for the last six years.
Closure of buildings in Waimakariri
One of Rangiora's most popular hotels became the latest victim yesterday of the Waimakariri District Council's drive to close earthquake-prone buildings.
Deb Smalley, community cop
Constable shares memories of job
Recipes this week
Worried about turning up to the neighbour's barbecue with a few bits of lettuce and hard boiled egg?
"No adult has the right to endanger the life of a minor."
Farm accidents highlighted
The death of a Canterbury farm manager, electrocuted while inspecting stock on Saturday morning, has prompted a warning of the dangers posed by electricity in rural operations.
Art gallery closed until 2013
Gallery director Jenny Harper said engineering reports indicated that the gallery's primary structure performed exceptionally well during the earthquakes since September 2010.
Knife pulled on local man
''He jumped out of the car with a knife and starting walking toward me, rubbing his hand down its holder.''
International student interest impacts on bottom line
Mr Carr said the university may have cause for concern if eventual enrolment figures fell below government funding levels.
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The Palms to host competition
Heats open to all ages with cash prizes to be won
Open Day Loons a success
Pascal Ackerman has extinguished 89 torches in one minute - in his mouth!
Support from quake city for buskers
The 19th festival closed its doors last night after a wild finish from the Best Bits comedy line up.
Apply to be married at Ellerslie
A garden dseigner slash marriage celebrant has designed a garden with the hope it will host the first marriage ceremony held at the Ellerslie Flower Show.
Christchurch city council CEO Tony Marryatt has instructed the payroll office to stop paying him his $68,000 pay rise effective today.