A 53-year-old man has undergone surgery for head injuries after being assaulted in Christchurch.
St Albans and Mairehau residents want repairs halted until they know if their land is viable.
A man assaulted outside a New Brighton party on the weekend remains in intensive care.
Industrial business is causing a stink in Canterbury, and Woolston is at the centre of it all.
Putting all the insurance proceeds from Queen Elizabeth II park into the new metro sport facility is a "rip-off", a city councillor says.
Money earmarked for a new aquatic facility in the east has already been spent.
A bus driver was attacked and robbed by three people in New Brighton for less than $40.
A 16-year-old has been arrested after a Hornby liquor store was raided this morning.
Education issues in Christchurch East will be at the centre of a meeting organised by the area's new MP tonight.
Kia Ora St residents say goodbye
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The final residents of red-zoned Kia Ora St farewelled their home last week.
Commercial activity in Christchurch's eastern frame has been ruled out by the Government for at least 15 years.
Large packages of cocaine hidden in a shipping container were discovered by chance.
Police have seized a significant haul of cocaine being shipped through Lyttelton Port's Woolston depot.
Police are searching for a man who told officers he had a gun pointed at him in Wainoni.
Instead of hanging up his shovel the third time his garden was ruined by liquefaction, Alan Scott planted flowers in the silt.
New Brighton hosts sand scupltures
A New Brighton sandcastle competition saw families competing alongside world-class professional sand sculptors.
A celebration of all the good things about the suburb.
Police discovered two children living among noxious chemicals in a drugs-lab house.
Children found at a P-lab in Linwood had rashes and methamphetamine residue in their hair.
A cyclist has been taken to Christchurch Hospital with leg injuries after being hit by a car at a busy intersection.
Champion Centre for disabled faces cuts
As Christchurch's Champion Centre looks to cut services in the face of hard financial times, ASHLEIGH STEWART visits a family who have reaped the benefits of the centre and are now giving back.
A school for disengaged youth in Aranui unknowingly signs up to share site with a liquor store.
Poto Williams will be sworn in as the new Christchurch East MP today and deliver her maiden speech tomorrow.
Armed thieves assaulted a patron when he refused to lie down during a robbery at The Brewery.
No one ever told Robert Jemmett to move out, and if they did, he'd tell them to "bugger off".
Bail has been granted to a Linwood teenager accused of ill-treating a dog by cutting its throat.
Horses, stingrays, astronauts and turtles all took to the sky at the annual Streets Kite Day.
Feral goats may soon be wiped from Banks Peninsula after an intensive decade-long hunting programme.
Kites take flight at New Brighton festival
Unicorns, stingrays, astronauts and turtles all took to the sky yesterday, as New Brighton once again played host to a raft of colourful kites at the annual Streets Kite Day.
Seven decorated recycled picnic tables have disappeared from New Brighton.
Squatters could be harmed by deliberately lit fires at abandoned properties, police say.
Welcome to a wrap of what's happening in Christchurch today.
Many are expected to attend a meeting over the opening of Aranui's fourth bottle store.
Five teenage boys have been arrested following an overnight crime spree in Christchurch.
Ryan Fowler will spend the next six weeks on crutches after being run over on a Linwood footpath.
The death of a man, who was found at a vacant Aranui property, is not suspicious, police say.
Two house gardens in the red zone win praise as the area around them crumbles and falls into disrepair.
Charity race on New Brighton beach
Christchurch City Councillor David East is left for dust in the Undy 5 Hundy on New Brighton beach this weekend.
North Beach surf lifeguards hope to nail the last $15,000 in sponsorship needed to land an Aussie surf boat.
Technology and judges are joining forces to combat burglaries in red zone areas.
Two city councillors want to see the popular Re:Start Mall move to New Brighton.
Populating low socio-economic areas with liquor stores will only fuel drug and alcohol dependency issues, an addiction specialist says.
Frequent flooding and land level drops are more concerning than sea rises, homeowners say.
Aranui residents oppose shop on Pages Rd
Liquor store owner never would have opened shop in Aranui had he known it would outrage residents.
Insurance industry warns it could pull cover for Christchurch areas at risk from rising sea levels.
Armed police failed to find a wanted offender after swooping on a Richmond house last night.
Two teenage boys have been arrested after running from Christchurch police in a stolen car.
Stained-glass windows and wood recovered from demolished buildings will be used in a US feature film.
The mother of a woman killed at a Christchurch property hopes the site will be turned into a memorial garden.
The organiser of a small picnic on the banks of the Avon River yesterday hopes 2014 will be the year a public park is developed in the red-zoned land.
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