Wide cracks and uneven floors make fixing the South library cost more than the original build.
Construction of Halswell's long-awaited new library and community facility will begin next week.
Frustrated by drilling work next to his home, Ian McDonnell makes a point at construction site.
Woolston man escapes burning home, collapses on neighbour's doorstep.
Consent has been granted for a trust to build a Christian school in Rolleston up to year 8, but application to double its roll within 10 years is declined.
Three workers treated after inhaling fumes from a chemical reaction at a liquid recycling plant.
Crews decontaminated after Templeton blaze
Firefighters are battling a 'well-involved' blaze at an old petrol station site near Christchurch.
Firefighters working to free a driver with serious injuries after car crash near Christchurch.
Contractors hit a water main, causing significant flooding on a road in Woolston this morning.
One person has been rescued from a vehicle after crashing into a pole near Prebbleton.
Disguised man threatens dairy owner with a knife before stealing and fleeing with cash.
A petrol tanker and a van full of elderly people collided this morning near Yaldhurst.
'Sprightly' retiree died after being hit by van
The brother of a "sprightly" elderly pedestrian who died after being struck by a van in Phillipstown says he pities the driver.
Residents living near the Heathcote River want more flood risk information from the city council.
The home of Hillyers pies is for sale in the town of Lincoln.
Driver cut from vehicle after colliding with another car near Christchurch this afternoon.
An 83-year-old who died after being hit by a van has been named as Donald Rutherford Wilson.
This stunning Christchurch home is both glamorous and opulent, yet remains undeniably classy.
The first new social housing to be rebuilt by the council since the quakes has been officially opened.
The first new ratepayer-owned social housing units to be built since the Canterbury earthquakes will officially open tomorrow.
Westpac Bank is preparing to sell the Westpac Business and Community Hub in Addington.
The Brougham Village "eyesore" could be demolished to make way for a new housing development.
New housing may see speed limits reduced on roads in west Christchurch.
Investigators hunt for three men after a smash-and-grab at a Christchurch service station.
Heathcote residents demand flooding solutions
Flooded Heathcote River residents feel forgotten, with no solutions being offered. l No quick fix for flood hit
Sydenham school site to house two villages containing 180 affordable homes.
One person has been taken to hospital after a crash closed a busy Christchurch road this evening.
Shoppers have gone bananas at the opening of Ferrymead's new Countdown.
Police say bars must be careful when closing after a Christchurch pub was robbed by gunpoint yesterday. l Woman charged with aiding bar robber
Police name cyclist killed on Lincoln Rd today as 22-year-old nursing student Sharla Haerewa.
More than 300 people poured through the door in the first 10 minutes of the annual Big Bargain Book Sale today.
A cyclist who tried to speed through a rail crossing after the barriers were down was clipped by a train and flung into the air.
Foodstuffs is continuing with plans to force a Christchurch dairy out of a suburban shopping centre.
Tenants of a Hands Rd house agree to move out after another rowdy party was broken up by police.
Police called to party house four times last month despite tenants' promises.
A man charged with stabbing another man in the throat in Spreydon last week has been named.
Christchurch's special needs library has installed security gates after being used as a dumping ground.
A crash between a car and a truck in southern Christchurch has caused delays but no injuries.
Fire service responds to 30 litre sulphuric acid spill at a commercial property on Foremans Rd.
Attackers "yahooed" and said victim "got what he deserved" as they fled the scene of a stabbing.
A resident heard a man shout 'I'm Satan' moments before a stabbing in Spreydon last night.
Thieves stole a digger and tools from a Christchurch construction yard in a likely "stealing-to-order" heist.
Police hunt for "sweet-toothed burglars" who stole bags of party mix lollies from a warehouse.
Pleas to end stalemate over Colombo St future
Failed plans, proposed height restrictions and small land titles continue to hold up the redevelopment of Sydenham's main street despite pleas for action.
Police have released images of a man who allegedly stole a security camera from a Christchurch business.
Armed police have raided a Woolston home after a man allegedly assaulted his girlfriend then claimed he had a gun.
A Christchurch woman has been arrested after approaching two young children on scooters.
A woman charged with getting overly amorous in a Hornby park has been fined $750.
Calder Stewart Industries is selling three buildings in its Hazeldean Business Park in Addington.
Three Christchurch high schools are welcoming intermediate-aged pupils to their roll for the first time.