Temporary Christchurch car parks may be shut down video

A 2020 city council survey found that nearly 20 hectares of vacant central Christchurch land was used for car parking. ...

8:42 PM  95 central city car parks did not have a resource consent in December. Operators have just over a week to comply or face closure.

Canterbury Chamber of Commerce victim of cyberattack

Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce chief executive Leeann Watson.

7:38 PM  The group is warning members to be on the lookout for suspicious emails from a staff member.

Woman hit by car in rural Canterbury

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7:32 PM  A female pedestrian has suffered moderate injuries in a crash near Darfield.

Canterbury cricketing icon and community stalwart Mike Dormer dies

Mike Dormer, centre, founded The Willows Cricket Club in North Canterbury and helped raise funds for various charities.

7:29 PM  The 83-year-old was best known for founding The Willows Cricket Club in North Canterbury and for his dedication to cricket and the community.

Mega-polytech deputy chief executive resigns from 'dream job' after eight months video

Merran Davies will stand down from her role at Te Pūkenga at the end of the month.

Eight months after she was appointed to her “dream job”, one of Te Pūkenga's deputy chief executives has resigned and will finish at the end of the month.

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Christchurch council looks to Kāinga Ora as it explores 'alternative housing' in CBD video

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Alternative housing is needed in central Christchurch to ensure the area hits its population goal of 20,000 residents by 2028, city councillors say.

Pair ordered to remove offensive material 'dead-naming' Hokitika businesswoman video

Jacquie Grant at the Wellington High Court when she was on the human rights review tribunal.

A West Coast businesswoman was subjected to an online campaign of harassment from two people with a "signficant grudge" against her and their local council, a judge says.

Christchurch teen becomes youngest Kiwi to enter Billboard charts

Flynn Cranston, 15, has become the youngest Kiwi to enter the Billboard music charts, after co-writing and co-producing ...

The 15-year-old has gone from making beats in his bedroom to courting lucrative music publishing deals, after striking gold with the hip hop track Richer.

Ban on DHB members making political comment may prevent criticism of health reforms video

New Zealand's health system is in line for a massive shake-up – but there are concerns that health board members are ...

A new code of conduct banning DHB members from making “political comment” may have been timed to dull criticism of imminent changes to the health system, an expert says.

Bill a chance to protect NZ's high country

Cleared circles of land at Bendrose Farm, formerly a crown pastoral lease near Twizel, show the greening of the ...

OPINION: There is no doubt tenure review, as well as being a dreadful deal for taxpayers, has been very bad for nature.

Mrs P shouldn't be revictimised

‘Mrs P’ lost her job as a teacher and was reduced to living on a benefit in a garage with no hot water.

OPINION: Two key pillars of our justice system are fairness and independence. If either is compromised, the judicial edifice is weakened.

1972: The 'magnificent' Town Hall video

A crowd queues to tour the Christchurch Town Hall in September 1972.

The city celebrated a glorious civic occasion.

Bold strokes from health's fresh broom

A proposed drop of more than 95 per cent in the level of nicotine in cigarettes will “arguably making it easier for ...

OPINION: A one-pack-a-day smoker spends roughly $12,000 a year.

The 93-year-old Christchurch craftsman and his thriving pen business video

Keith Partridge, a 93-year-old craftsman, has been forced to adapt his pen business because of Covid-19, but his cottage ...

Keith Partridge started making handcrafted pens from native timber sourced from red-zoned Christchurch homes. He now has a thriving garage business.

Alpine Fault quake risk higher than experts thought

The probability the South Island’s Alpine Fault generating a damaging earthquake before 2068 is about 75 per cent, new ...

It's about 75 per cent likely the South Island’s Alpine Fault will produce a damaging earthquake - about magnitude-8 - in the next 50 years, new research has found.

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Heavy rain, thunderstorms loom over North Island

Rain is on the way for much of the North Island on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. (File photo)

Downpours have started in Northland, with dozens of lightning strikes recorded offshore as a low arrives from the Tasman Sea.

Higher risk of Alpine Fault quake highlights need for preparation on West Coast video

The West Coast is one of the regions most at risk if a massive earthquake is generated by the Alpine Fault, but local leadership say the region is prepared.

Otago house destroyed in early morning fire

Christchurch council looks to Kāinga Ora as it explores 'alternative housing' in CBD video

The Rebuild

Consortium building Christchurch's new stadium starts on-site works video

Work is progressing on the site of Christchurch’s new stadium.

It is the first on-site work undertaken by the consortium behind the design and build of the central city stadium.

Covid-19 pandemic providing new business opportunities in Christchurch video

The Covid-19 pandemic has created new jobs and business opportunities for Christchurch.

The Covid-19 pandemic may result in more manufacturing businesses and remote workers moving to Christchurch, experts say.

Restoration of Edmonds band rotunda in the 'final phases'

The Edmonds band rotunda is nearly restored.

Ten years after being written off in Christchurch's February earthquake, the heritaged-listed bandstand is within two months of reopening.

New riverside artwork will form ceremonial entrance to Te Pae convention centre video

Te Aika 2021 will be installed on the Avon riverbank in front of Te Pae convention centre in Christchurch. (Artist's ...

It will stand 8 metres tall by 10m wide by the banks of Christchurch’s Avon River, and has been designed to create the wow factor.

Plan to replace church controversially demolished after Christchurch quake video

The Sydenham Heritage Church was demolished on February 24, 2011 – two days after the devastating earthquake.

For years it was a pile of rubble known as a post-quake eyesore. Now the Sydenham Heritage Church could rise again – if $1 million can be found.

Opinion

Bill a chance to protect NZ's high country

Cleared circles of land at Bendrose Farm, formerly a crown pastoral lease near Twizel, show the greening of the ...

OPINION: There is no doubt tenure review, as well as being a dreadful deal for taxpayers, has been very bad for nature.

Mrs P shouldn't be revictimised

‘Mrs P’ lost her job as a teacher and was reduced to living on a benefit in a garage with no hot water.

OPINION: Two key pillars of our justice system are fairness and independence. If either is compromised, the judicial edifice is weakened.

Body positivity is a bust

“We’re happy to reclaim the word fat. And we’re happy to abstractly celebrate the word fat. We’re just not happy to be ...

OPINION: You end up in surreal scenarios where everyone’s congratulating you for your weight gain, while you silently scream in self-disgust.

Bold strokes from health's fresh broom

A proposed drop of more than 95 per cent in the level of nicotine in cigarettes will “arguably making it easier for ...

OPINION: A one-pack-a-day smoker spends roughly $12,000 a year.

How to pick the right transport projects video

The first running of Te Huia commuter train, from Hamilton to Auckland, on April 6.

OPINION: Well-targeted spending can boost jobs and productivity. But we must choose wisely.

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Temporary Christchurch car parks may be shut down video

A 2020 city council survey found that nearly 20 hectares of vacant central Christchurch land was used for car parking. ...

95 central city car parks did not have a resource consent in December. Operators have just over a week to comply or face closure.

Travel bubble: Hugs and heartbreak as first Australian flight lands in Christchurch video

An emotional Carol Binnie is reunited with her daughter Leanne when the first flights from Australia touched down in ...

There were tears and laughter in Christchurch on the first day of the trans-Tasman bubble. But for one grieving family, the opening of borders came too late.

Castle Hill development site for sale in bid to bring international resort to area video

Castle Hill village in inland Canterbury could be developed into a major resort – if someone is willing to buy the land.

Castle Hill founder John Reid thinks someone should build an international resort near the settlement he established – and for $10m he'll sell them the land to do it.

Consortium building Christchurch's new stadium starts on-site works video

Work is progressing on the site of Christchurch’s new stadium.

It is the first on-site work undertaken by the consortium behind the design and build of the central city stadium.

Driver-less shuttles may be built in Christchurch video

HMI’s Ohmio self-automated shuttle bus looks set to be part of a growing technology and innovation industry in Christchurch.

The manufacture of autonomous shuttles may be moved from China to Christchurch - a $20m boost to the southern city.

sport

Canterbury cricketing icon and community stalwart Mike Dormer dies

Mike Dormer, centre, founded The Willows Cricket Club in North Canterbury and helped raise funds for various charities.

The 83-year-old was best known for founding The Willows Cricket Club in North Canterbury and for his dedication to cricket and the community.

Work begins so sport can return to Christchurch's Lancaster Park video

An artist’s impression of the redeveloped Lancaster Park in Christchurch.

The Christchurch City Council plans to spend $11.6m redeveloping Christchurch’s famed Lancaster Park.

Impressive Steel stun sloppy Tactix in statement win

English international George Fisher starred in the Steel's upset win over the Tactix on Sunday.

Talked up as competition favourites, Tactix make horror start to ANZ Premiership, blown off the court by impressive Southern Steel.

Consortium building Christchurch's new stadium starts on-site works video

Work is progressing on the site of Christchurch’s new stadium.

It is the first on-site work undertaken by the consortium behind the design and build of the central city stadium.

Super Rugby: Possession starved Crusaders seek answers ahead of Blues clash video

The Crusaders have dropped two of their last three games after going 4-0 ahead of their first bye.

Living off scraps and doing a mountain of defending isn’t sustainable if the Crusaders want to win a fifth-straight title.

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Christchurch teen becomes youngest Kiwi to enter Billboard charts

Flynn Cranston, 15, has become the youngest Kiwi to enter the Billboard music charts, after co-writing and co-producing ...

The 15-year-old has gone from making beats in his bedroom to courting lucrative music publishing deals, after striking gold with the hip hop track Richer.

On the piste - European festival Snowboxx announces week-long southern party

European festival Snowboxx will launch in Cardrona this winter in collaboration with Rhythm & Alps. The line-up is “100 ...

Snowboxx – the first southern hemisphere edition of Europe's biggest winter music festival – will be held in September with a ‘’100 per cent Aotearoa’’ line-up.

1972: The 'magnificent' Town Hall video

A crowd queues to tour the Christchurch Town Hall in September 1972.

The city celebrated a glorious civic occasion.

1971: 'Fight US Imperialism' video

An anti-war protest in Cathedral Square on Anzac Day, 1971.

A largely peaceful anti-war protest drew a cross-section of society.

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