Robbery accused stays in custody

Police reportedly told the managers of Christchurch cafe Arbo that a man who stole money from their till had done so ...

2:38 PM  A 42-year-old homeless man charged with a central Christchurch robbery has been remanded in custody – which police said was what he wanted.

Meth dealer 'blew it'

Nive Aiono, 26, for 19 months for breaching her home detention.

2:38 PM  A 26-year-old woman who was spared prison and sent to rehab has landed herself a new sentence after running away.

Extra jail time for gang member

Adam Moore will serve another eight months on top of his current four years, four months' jail term after he admitted ...

2:33 PM  A heavily tattooed Killer Beez gang member who admitted a prison yard assault has had eight months added to the jail term he is already serving for a dairy robbery.

Pharmacists to strike

Hospital pharmacy workers in Canterbury will strike for four days from Thursday.

Hospital pharmacy workers in Canterbury will walk off the job for four days from Thursday.

Plan to fix 'failing cities'

Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford at the Kenepuru Landing development in Porirua on Wednesday.

Proposal would force local councils to ease restrictions on building heights and intensive housing in city centres.

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Let's mock Fonterra's 'velocity leadership'

Fonterra's former CEO Theo Spierings got a "velocity leadership incentive payment schedule".  Meaningless but worth millions.

OPINION: Fonterra paid millions and still got Spierings as its CEO.

Recipe: Pasta with mussels

Chef-owner of Christchurch's Casa Nostra restaurant Felice Mannucci moved to New Zealand from Tuscany in the 1970s.

The dish Christchurch restaurateur Felice Mannucci cooks to remember his Tuscan childhood.

$2m for Chch commuter plan video

The NZTA will provide more than $2 million funding for Christchurch mass transit and bus service planning. (file photo)

Light rail, fast buses, or other mass rapid commuter service into Christchurch to be explored in two-year project.

Puppacino? Dog-friendly cafes on the rise video

Scout the terrier enjoys nothing more than a quick stop at his local cafe for a puppaccino at Crumb in Auckland.

Anyone for a bone broth pupsicle or a Bloodhound Mary?

Vices and Virtues opens at new Sudima

It's a good idea to book at Under the Red Verandah.

Eat sustainably at this central Christchurch restaurant.

Fire damages Dunsandel home

Firefighters battled a house fire in Dunsandel on Tuesday afternoon (file photo).

Firefighters battled for more than an hour to douse a blaze that badly damaged a Canterbury house.

Petrol profits anger Chch motorists

Prices at Mobil at Ferry Rd in Woolston are more than 20 cents higher than cheaper outlets in Christchurch.

Canterbury drivers are feeling pain at the pump while fuel companies make "excess returns".

Robber wanted to be arrested video

Arbo cafe co-owners Michelle Walker and Katie Duncan say staff had been shocked after a man threatened them before ...

A man threatened cafe staff, raided the till and dished cash out to the homeless as he fled.

Jobs on the line in Fairton

Silver Fern Farms says pelt processing is unsustainable at Fairton.  (File photo)

Forty-eight staff are facing redundancy as meat company reviews its pelt processing operation.

Principals back lockdown report

Armed police run to a police van at the railway line cordon by Papanui High on Langdons Rd at 3.20pm.

Teachers praised for terror attack reaction despite report finding need for improvement.

News

Woman killed in high-speed crash

The crash happened at the intersection of Worcester and Tancred streets in Linwood, Christchurch.

Police say a car was being driven at nearly 100kmh when it crashed into another car that had gone through a stop sign in suburban Christchurch, killing one person and injuring three.

Buying 'worst' restaurant in town

Diners at the Thai restaurant behind a petrol station in Queenstown inhaled diesel fumes every time the door opened.

$2m for Chch commuter plan video

Fire damages Dunsandel home

The Rebuild

On-solds 'test case' still on

EQC is still expected to end up in court over the on-solds issue as plaintiffs aim to show the quake insurer had a duty ...

$300m to sort "on sold" earthquake home repair issues hasn't swayed a group from taking EQC to court.

Options to fix damage disappoint

A new continuous walkway/cycleway will be constructed along the estuary from Evans Ave to the south end of the ...

Residents are upset plans to address earthquake damage in two Christchurch coastal suburbs have once again fallen short of expectations.

Southern Response told to be 'fair'

Southern Response has 20 days to decide if it will appeal the judgment about the Dodds' case.

The former Canterbury earthquake recovery minister says he was not aware Southern Response was holding back some rebuild cost information from its customers.

New search database for EQC claims

Canterbury home buyers can search a property online to see if it has had a claim for earthquake damage and whether it ...

Canterbury home buyers can search a property online to see if it has had a claim for earthquake damage and whether it has been fixed.

Quake tribunal settles first case

Paul Busby and Margaret Letitia are in disagreement with IAG over whether certain quake damage is covered by their ...

There have been 21 applications to the new quake insurance claim resolution service since it started up two months ago.

Opinion

We're in a froth over alcohol social harm

Research shows Kiwis are drinking less alcohol than we used to but spending more on food and other entertainment.

OPINION: Let's raise a glass to common sense in the ongoing war embroiling the hospitality industry.

Long journey to prison reform

The success of Hōkai Rangi will rely on two basic things: the development of a "best practice" Crown-Māori relationship, ...

OPINION: Kelvin Davis' latest plan is courageous. But it will fail if Corrections does not embrace it.

Let's mock Fonterra's 'velocity leadership'

Fonterra's former CEO Theo Spierings got a "velocity leadership incentive payment schedule".  Meaningless but worth millions.

OPINION: Fonterra paid millions and still got Spierings as its CEO.

Why doesn't NZ spend on policing banks? video

The scandal over David Hisco's expenses shows the banking sector in New Zealand is not as clean as we would like it to be.

OPINION: The Government spent as much on banking regulation as ANZ spent on David Hisco's house.

Let's put fun back in our nightlife

A report by the New Zealand Initiative says recent restrictions on the night-time economy have made nights out "overly ...

OPINION: We should look for positives in a vibrant night-time economy, instead of endless restrictions.

business

Fletcher posts $164m profit

Fletcher Building.

Fletcher Building has turned its fortunes around, and is taking a back seat on Ihumātao.

$45k after sack for early finish

David Craig was unfairly dismissed by Lyttelton Port for leaving work early on six occasions last year.

David Craig was unfairly dismissed by Lyttelton Port for leaving work early.

Are Kiwi houses expensive to build?

Building a house can be fraught with problems.

Like many building a house, Liz Campbell was taken aback by how far over budget it went.

Jobs on the line in Fairton

Silver Fern Farms says pelt processing is unsustainable at Fairton.  (File photo)

Forty-eight staff are facing redundancy as meat company reviews its pelt processing operation.

On-solds 'test case' still on

EQC is still expected to end up in court over the on-solds issue as plaintiffs aim to show the quake insurer had a duty ...

$300m to sort "on sold" earthquake home repair issues hasn't swayed a group from taking EQC to court.

sport

RJ Hampton heading to Christchurch

New Breakers signing RJ Hampton will play two games in Christchurch.

For the first time in 15 years, the ANBL returns and Breakers' star recruit will be there.

Waikato win wheelchair rugby champs video

Barney Koneferenisi of Waikato gathers the ball as two players put him under pressure.

Some of the country's best wheelchair rugby players went head-to-head this weekend for the 2019 NZ Wheelchair Rugby National Championship.

Tasman roll Canterbury

Tasman wing Leicester Fainga'anuku scored a superb individual try against Canterbury in Christchurch on Sunday.

Canterbury drop first two games to start a new season for the first time since 1996.

Recap: Canterbury v Tasman

Luke Whitelock dives over for a try during Canterbury's Mitre 10 Cup loss to Waikato in Hamilton.

Tasman punish Canterbury in a one-sided contest in Christchurch.

Timaru Boys' High bows out

Timaru Boys' High's James Davidson is crunched in a tackle by Shirley Boys' High's Brodie Barsby.

Timaru Boys' High School's First XV campaign in the UC Championship finished tamely at the hands of Shirley Boys' High.

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Recipe: Pasta with mussels

Chef-owner of Christchurch's Casa Nostra restaurant Felice Mannucci moved to New Zealand from Tuscany in the 1970s.

The dish Christchurch restaurateur Felice Mannucci cooks to remember his Tuscan childhood.

Puppacino? Dog-friendly cafes on the rise video

Scout the terrier enjoys nothing more than a quick stop at his local cafe for a puppaccino at Crumb in Auckland.

Anyone for a bone broth pupsicle or a Bloodhound Mary?

Vices and Virtues opens at new Sudima

It's a good idea to book at Under the Red Verandah.

Eat sustainably at this central Christchurch restaurant.

News snippets from Christchurch

Missed damage is still biting EQC, the New Brighton pools have a name, and the film festival has extra screenings.

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