Canterbury businesses 'agile'

Matt Jury from Taska Prosthetics, which has received the Westpac champion supreme award for a medium/large enterprise ...

Canterbury businesses have an edge on others thanks to their experiences during the adversities of the past decade.

Jail for Nomads gang member

Richard John Sim appears for sentencing after the death of Shayne George Heappey, who was dropped off wounded at ...

A patched gang member was jailed after driving Shayne Heappey to a house where he was fatally stabbed 14 times.

Critical after near drowning

The Heathcote River, near Cashmere Rd and Purau Tce, where a person nearly drowned on Wednesday.

A person has been taken to hospital after nearly drowning in the Heathcote River in Christchurch.

Darryll Park: 'I'm going vegan'

Fat Eddies is one of three bars on The Terrace co-owned by Christchurch mayoral hopeful Darryll Park that does not recycle.

The Christchurch mayoral candidate says he's converting to veganism after admitting three of his central city bars don't recycle.

Asbestos found at school after fire

Investigators found the fire was caused by a multi-box.

The fire at the Christchurch school that destroyed four classrooms was caused by a faulty multi-box.

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$4 million - who wants it?

Liquidator Robert Walker has put a spoke in the works in court proceedings over a $4m cash stash.

Leftover money from an insurance payout is up for grabs, and everyone wants a piece of it.

Carpet layer's 11-month crime spree

Jon-Paul Devereux, 35, pleaded guilty to 35 charges in the Christchurch District Court on Wednesday.

His charges included escaping police custody and stealing $14,000 from Christchurch properties, including a church.

Cash-strapped CDHB reviewing services

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Christchurch Hospital re-development.  A sign outside Christchurch Women's ...

Facing a $180m deficit, Canterbury's health board confirms it is reviewing services.

Major cannabis sting on West Coast

The arrests came after months of undercover police work. (file photo)

An underground bunker on a rural property was hiding a "sophisticated" drugs operation and firearms.

Sex offender indecently assaulted girl

Victor Stojanovic, jailed for nine years in March 2007 for rape, indecently assaulted on a girl while on an extended ...

Victor Stojanovic's indecent assault left his teenage victim feeling "low and worthless".

Police 'came down hard'

Tim Aperehama Morrison is taking a claim in the Waitangi Tribunal about how police discretion to prosecute affects Māori.

He's training as a doctor at 52. He wonders what he could have achieved if police had treated him differently in his youth.

Annual revenge of the insulted

As Joe Bennett has found, a knee-buckling cough can strike anyone, anywhere.

OPINION: If a line makes me laugh I keep it in, even when I know it's unjust, even when I know it will bring trouble.

Christchurch's fried chicken Empire

Convinced that there wasn't enough fried chicken in Christchurch, Jayden Smith decided to start Empire Chicken.

This Garden City fried chicken eatery has gone from zero to 100 in just a year.

Kiwi water 55c a bottle in China video

Cloud Ocean Estate bottled water from Christchurch on display at a 7 Fresh supermarket in a shopping mall in the Chinese ...

Bottles of spring water from a controversial water bottling firm are selling for 55c cents in China.

Stadium plan to save Chch $200m

Christchurch should follow Wellington's ownership model for Westpac Stadium by putting it in to the hands of a trust, ...

Christchurch ratepayers could save up to $250m if the rest of the region helps stump up the cash for a new stadium.

local body elections

Council needs to free up $500m

The Hawke's Bay Regional Council's listing of the Port of Napier on the sharemarket to fund its expansion has netted it ...

OPINION: Following the sign-off of last year's Long Term Plan (LTP), Mayor Lianne Dalziel signalled fresh resolve to thrust partial asset sales back onto the agenda.

New ECan council must avoid conflicts

Sir Kerry Burke after his selection as ECan chairman.

OPINION: A recent ruling by the Auditor-General is a first step towards the restoration of accountable regional governance.

Rates a central election issue

Mayor Lianne Dalziel, seen here welcoming new citizens in July, is energised for another tilt at the mayoralty, but has ...

OPINION: Christchurch's mayor's perspective on rates rises seems unlikely to impress voters.

Christchurch council achievements

Christchurch city mayor Lianne Dalziel and councillors the day after they were elected in 2016.

OPINION: After watching the councillors for three years, senior journalist Tina Law gives her view.

Gender pay victory or financial madness?

Dunedin mayor Dave Cull and council chief executive Sue Bidrose at a press conference in 2018.

A big pay rise for the Dunedin City Council's chief executive has been called a victory for gender equality, but opponents say it is "financial madness".

News

Mayoral hopefuls quizzed on green goals

Young activists have become an increasingly powerful voice in the battle against climate change.

Leading candidates for Chch's top political job will be asked to prove their green credentials to the city's youth.

Dunedin's Grocery King dethroned

A grocery store owner told inspectors she had four staff. Turns out she had double that, without contracts.

Toilet spy says police breached privacy

Truck driver dies in Otago fatal

The Rebuild

Stadium plan to save Chch $200m

Christchurch should follow Wellington's ownership model for Westpac Stadium by putting it in to the hands of a trust, ...

Christchurch ratepayers could save up to $250m if the rest of the region helps stump up the cash for a new stadium.

Port boss' $829k pay package

Lyttelton Port's new chief Roger Gray is a top executive at Air New Zealand.

The incoming CEO will receive up to $30,000 to relocate from Auckland to Christchurch.

NZ's first 'opt out' class action lawsuit

An "opt out" group lawsuit, the first of its kind in New Zealand, has been allowed against Southern Response. (file photo)

A landmark ruling making it easier to join a group lawsuit could cost the Government hundreds of millions of dollars.

Mansion 'back to bare bones'

McLean's Mansion on Manchester St Christchurch was built between April 1899 and September 1900.

Key heritage features and 45,000 bricks have been rescued from the historic Christchurch mansion.

Southern Response appeals

Karl and Alison Dodds were misled by Southern Response over a quote for rebuilding their Christchurch home, the High ...

State-owned quake claims firm will appeal a court ruling that found it misled customers Karl and Alison Dodds .

Opinion

Annual revenge of the insulted

As Joe Bennett has found, a knee-buckling cough can strike anyone, anywhere.

OPINION: If a line makes me laugh I keep it in, even when I know it's unjust, even when I know it will bring trouble.

NZ's hypocritical stance on Amazon fires video

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is quite right to view the consternation expressed by countries like New Zealand over ...

OPINION: Does New Zealand have a leg to stand on when it comes to condemning Brazil's forest fires?

The revolution is coming - slowly

New Zealand, like many other countries, is finally realising that time is running out to avert sustained temperature ...

OPINION: NZ is finally making progress towards zero carbon. But it's not all plain sailing.

History on the line in World Cup

Springbok wing James Small (left) and the legendary Jonah Lomu, seen here in a test in Christchurch, face each other in ...

OPINION: Here's hoping for a successful Rugby World Cup presided over by camaraderie and mutual respect.

Candidates need to be clearer

It's time Christchurch's mayoral candidates put "real meat on the bones" of their policy platforms with voting papers ...

OPINION: We're at the pointy end of election season and it's game on.

business

$4 million - who wants it?

Liquidator Robert Walker has put a spoke in the works in court proceedings over a $4m cash stash.

Leftover money from an insurance payout is up for grabs, and everyone wants a piece of it.

Kiwi water 55c a bottle in China video

Cloud Ocean Estate bottled water from Christchurch on display at a 7 Fresh supermarket in a shopping mall in the Chinese ...

Bottles of spring water from a controversial water bottling firm are selling for 55c cents in China.

Stadium plan to save Chch $200m

Christchurch should follow Wellington's ownership model for Westpac Stadium by putting it in to the hands of a trust, ...

Christchurch ratepayers could save up to $250m if the rest of the region helps stump up the cash for a new stadium.

Port boss' $829k pay package

Lyttelton Port's new chief Roger Gray is a top executive at Air New Zealand.

The incoming CEO will receive up to $30,000 to relocate from Auckland to Christchurch.

NZ's first 'opt out' class action lawsuit

An "opt out" group lawsuit, the first of its kind in New Zealand, has been allowed against Southern Response. (file photo)

A landmark ruling making it easier to join a group lawsuit could cost the Government hundreds of millions of dollars.

sport

Romano: you blame yourself

Canterbury lock Luke Romano makes a break during his team's round one loss to Waikato in Hamilton.

Just five losses in three years with the Crusaders made Canterbury's worst start since 1992 a shock to Luke Romano's system.

Crunch time for Hagley Oval lights

Regenerate Christchurch will decide whether to advance a proposal for lights at Hagley Oval on Wednesday.

Christchurch won't get any games of significance if lights at Hagley Oval are not approved by the end of November.

Young prospect stars in Bulls win

Young Canterbury Bulls forward Caius Fa'atili (L) made a big impression in the 28-18 win over the Akarana Falcons.

Young Bulls to the fore as Canterbury conquer rugby league's three-time titleholders.

Franks returns in Canty win

Owen Franks carries the ball forward strongly during his return to rugby for Canterbury against Northland.

Not wanted for World Cup, veteran All Blacks enjoys win for provincial side.

Live: Northland v Canterbury

Northland's Kane Jacobson, left, takes a breather after scoring a try during last week's loss to Manawatū.

Northland host Canterbury in a Mitre10 Cup clash at Whangarei's Semenoff Stadium.

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Recipe: Capers, chilli and garlic mini loaf

Allpress Cafe's Capers, chilli and garlic mini loaf.

It's a dish described by one reader as "really delicious".

Christchurch's fried chicken Empire

Convinced that there wasn't enough fried chicken in Christchurch, Jayden Smith decided to start Empire Chicken.

This Garden City fried chicken eatery has gone from zero to 100 in just a year.

Learning te reo through sport

Hillmorton High School student Ihaia Cox-Winiata, says it's good to see others who weren't very familiar with Ki o Rahi ...

Ki-o-rahi, a traditional Māori ball game, is derived from the legend Rahi, whose wife was kidnapped by fairy people.

Canterbury's Roan expands milk deliveries

Chloe and James Davidson and their two children, Angus and Margot, raise happy cows at Roan Farm.

Chloe and James Davidson of the Canterbury plains are expanding their milk delivery service.

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