Andy Dickerson says he's "very lucky" an eye exam revealed he had glaucoma - before he went blind.

Going blind with no warning

Andy Dickerson had no symptoms, no family history, and good eyesight – but he was going blind.

Rebuilds years late

Construction continues at Waltham School. The school's redevelopment was meant to be completed last year.

Education Ministry says all on schedule to finish in 2022, but just 12 of the 115 rebuilds are complete so far.

Assault ends career

Teacher grabbed 12-year-old's backpack for a word, but the strap broke and the boy fell.

Sheep to the rescue

A small colony of rabbits rode a flock of sheep to safety from the floodwaters in Otago.

New flood warning for Canterbury

Incoming heavy rain could bring more flooding to saturated Christchurch.

Case dismissed after botch-up

A police error resulted in a case against a member of a prominent family to be thrown out.

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Ranfurly Shield challengers named

Isireli Masiwini scores a late try between the posts  for Mid Canterbury against Ellesmere earlier this season.

The Mid Canterbury squad which will battle Canterbury for the Ranfurly Shield in Ashburton on August 4 has been named.

Southern secures Watters win

After having to share it for the past year, Mid Canterbury Rugby's Watters Cup is now all Southern's for the next year.

Wanted: Espresso machine

Coroner reminds hunters of gun safety after death

The Rebuild

School rebuilds years late

Construction continues at Waltham School. The school's redevelopment was meant to be completed last year.

Education Ministry officials say everything's on schedule to finish in 2022, but just 12 of the 115 wider Christchurch schools are complete.

Local architecture lacks artistic inspiration

Sudi Dargipour design, St George Hospital, 249 Papanui Road, Trengrove Architects.

Why our city's architects and artists need to reaquaint themselves with one another.

Ballantynes gears up for new build

Ballantynes was one of the first central city retailers to reopen after the February 2011 earthquake.

Ballantynes department store is about to reopen some departments in new premises while it rebuilds part of its main store.

Residents blame council for flooding

Southshore's estuary frontage at the weekend.

Southshore residents are angry that a lack of flood protection allowed homes in their seaside suburb to flood in last week's storm.

Fletcher woes a warning?

Analysts say the exit of former chief executive Mark Adamson gives Fletcher Buildling a chance to rethink its direction.

Are Fletcher Building's problems its own or a warning for the industry?

Opinion

Auckland not the only game in town

Kaitangata District Promotions member Evan Dick was behind the scheme to offer affordable house packages to encourage ...

EDITORIAL: Initiatives designed to help Auckland don't do much to help businesses, growth and people in the regions.

When a fair go means breaking the law

Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei speaks during the 2017 Green Party Conference at AUT Auckland on July 16, 2017 in ...

OPINION: Giving people a "fair go" has not always meant blind obedience to the law.

Fibre installation crawls

An Enable crew laying UFB cables in Hillmorton.

OPINION: I've felt like an unsuspecting passenger who boarded a wonky train for an off-the-rails ride through the funny farm of ultra-fast fibre.

Striving to be our eco best

After months of fundraising, meticulous planning and old fashioned hard work, the Christchurch Community Bike Share ...

OPINION: Christchurch can follow in Melbourne's environmental footsteps.

Year of the flood?

21072017 News. Photo: Mytchall Bransgrove/Timaru Herald. Wet weather rain storm cold water town wind flood. Flooding ...

OPINION: No-one can afford to be complacent, because the weather is going to get more extreme.

business

Wellness theme for new Auckland hotel

An artist's rendition of a new EVEN Hotel planned for central Auckland.

EVEN Hotels offer travelers the exercise choice of 'wellness warrior' videos or the sociability of athletic studios, in between gluten-free organic food and wine.

'Have-not' airports in crisis

Regional airports help in transporting patients to base hospitals and medical specialists to isolated communities.

A campaign is underway to get more money for 12 of our smallest airports to help cover critical maintenance and passenger services.

School rebuilds years late

Construction continues at Waltham School. The school's redevelopment was meant to be completed last year.

Education Ministry officials say everything's on schedule to finish in 2022, but just 12 of the 115 wider Christchurch schools are complete.

Insurers face expensive year

The Plains Irrigators business in Washdyke was flooded on Friday. Technician Theo Joubert looks at the mud.

Flooding expected to generate about 2000 claims nationwide, adding to expensive year for insurers after two cyclones and the "Tasman Tempest".

MedRecruit grows into new office

After starting his doctor recruitment agency 11 years ago Sam Hazledine, based in Queenstown, now employs more than 70 ...

Australasian doctor recruitment company grows out of its old Queenstown office with 45 staff on board.

sport

Ranfurly Shield challengers named

Isireli Masiwini scores a late try between the posts  for Mid Canterbury against Ellesmere earlier this season.

The Mid Canterbury squad which will battle Canterbury for the Ranfurly Shield in Ashburton on August 4 has been named.

Chiefs racking up air points video

Brodie Retallick and the Chiefs could travel more than 40,000km if they have to go to Johannesburg for a potential Super ...

Chiefs could cover more than 40,000km in the air during Super Rugby playoffs if they make the final.

Mo'unga wary of playoff shanks

Crusaders first-five eighth Richie Mo'unga missed three penalties against the Highlanders last weekend.

It didn't cost them against the Highlanders, but Richie Mo'unga knows missed kicks could end the Crusaders' season.

Recovery after two concussions

Kerry Manahi is raising awareness around concussions after suffering two concussions within six months.

The Iron Maidens raised over $500 to buy ice hockey helmets and avoid concussion.

Mushers and sled dogs heading to Wanaka in August

Sarah Campbell of Dunedin competes at a Snow Farm Sled Dog Festival.

Up to 120 dogs and their mushers will descend on the Snow Farm for their annual race on snow.

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Wanted: Espresso machine

Christchurch City Mission, which runs several community-focused programmes, cannot kick start its planned barista course ...

Are you trying to get rid of a commercial espresso machine? The Christchurch City Mission would like to take it off your hands.

Cycle trail will happen - advocate

A cycleway will run along the edge of this damaged stretch of SH1, just south of Ohau Point, as part of $231 million of ...

Government chips in to build stretch around Ohau Point, deemed the most difficult section.

Local architecture lacks artistic inspiration

Sudi Dargipour design, St George Hospital, 249 Papanui Road, Trengrove Architects.

Why our city's architects and artists need to reaquaint themselves with one another.

Meet urban artist Joel Hart

It's creative chaos in Hart's studio.

Born and raised in Christchurch, this urban artist is on the rise and giving back to the community through art.

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