Teen carver goes pro

Eight of Josh Hose's pounamu pieces have been displayed and sold at the Greenstone Shop, under the guidance of Jon Jeet, ...

1 min ago  At just 14, Josh Hose's greenstone carving is so good his creations are being sold in stores.

Return to the good life video

Each flower has three stigma, making harvesting saffron very time-consuming.

16 min ago  When Jude Slater suffered a massive stroke at the start of 2013 it was to be the start of a whole new life for her and husband Geoff.

Wellbeing hub opens in Christchurch

The Welder is a health and wellbeing complex on Welles St.

16 min ago  Popular outlets like Grizzly Baked Goods, Two Raw Sisters and GoodFor Refillery are at the new complex.

Dispute over local hero award 'ban'

Medicinal advocate Rose Renton claims she was told she cannot receive a local hero medal at a presentation ceremony ...

Dispute erupts after medicinal cannabis advocate known for smearing MP with rat poison complains.

Praise for Cup Day crowd

Rolleston's Kay Tennant celebrates her horse's 3rd placing during race six.

Cup Day 2019 rated a "stellar year", with a first-time winner and well-behaved crowd.

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Inquiry into Swiggs' ousting video

Central ward councillor Deon Swiggs lost his seat after allegations of misbehaviour towards young people came to light.

Prominent Christchurch figures are demanding a legal inquiry into claims of election "sabotage".

School reform removes property power

Christchurch Boys' High School headmaster Nic Hill thinks the new schools reform ignores the major issue of teacher ...

Canterbury schools worry about losing post-quake property powers through education reforms.

People-watching at Cup Day

A passionate punter in celebration mode.

Sun, fashion, celebrities – and the odd person following a horse race.

Recap: NZ Trotting Cup

Orange drives Cruz Bromac to victory in the New Zealand Trotting Cup.

Cruz Bromac has won the 2019 New Zealand Trotting Cup, giving trainers Natalie Rasmussen and Mark Purdon their their fourth consecutive Cup win.

Democrat in-fighting makes Trump favourite

Those worried about a Donald Trump re-election can take comfort from Kanye West signalling he'll run for the presidency ...

OPINION: This time next year, as things stand, Donald Trump will have been re-elected as US President.

Star witness 'attacked teen' video

Amber-Rose Rush, 16, was found dead in her Dunedin home in February 2018.

A star witness accused of attacking Amber-Rose Rush denies being obsessed with her.

Fashion fan stuns in fascinator

Michael Stanton and Susi Meares arrive before the 2019 Christchurch Casino NZ Trotting Cup Day held at Addington Raceway.

Two years ago he was crowned Best Dressed Man. This year he "pushed the boundaries" with the help of a couture milliner.

Fashion choices full of flair

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Best Dressed Lady is Nikki Pagen reacts after being announced the winner of the ...

Carefully considering the details, right down to the buttons and threads, is what made Cup Day's most fashion-forward man a cut above the rest.

Staff assaulted in locked unit

The health board's Barbara Wilson said many hospital facilities were "completely inadequate for the volume and ...

Two staff members have been assaulted in a locked mental health unit in Canterbury.

Australian couple killed in crash

Fox, 58, left, and Joan McCrossin, 56, died when their rental car collided head-on with a truck on State Highway 1 at ...

Fox and Joan McCrossin were killed when their car veered into the path of a freight truck south of Christchurch.

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Woman accused after stabbing

Peraki St in Kaiapoi, where a person was allegedly stabbed on Tuesday. (File photo)

A person was taken to hospital with critical injuries. Now a woman's been charged.

Dead goat, octopus on beach

GRAPHIC WARNING: Dead petrels, weka, octopus, starfish, a goat, crabs, and fish lie amongst rat carcasses on a West Coast beach.

Inquiry into Swiggs' ousting video

School reform removes property power

The Rebuild

Homes not agent's to sell

Sonia Tafilipepe with Arnold Schwarzenegger at a real estate industry conference.

Real estate agent suspended and fined after she tried to sell properties without homeowners' permission.

River upgrade wins award

A section of the Avon River promenade, which has won a top award.

Christchurch's Avon River precinct has been honoured at NZ's top landscape architecture awards.

Developers' new plans for south frame land video

An artist's impression of the Laneway Apartments advertised for sale on Tuam St.

A hotel, apartment building and childcare centre are among projects planned for a central Christchurch block.

Mill to come alive to the sound of music

Vee returned to Christchurch about three years ago after international success.

Christchurch's Woods Mill heritage building will become home to a music academy as its $9 million restoration continues.

How to lose your boat

This boat was dumped in Christchurch's red zone.

Couches, mattresses and desks get dumped in the Christchurch's red zone. But once, bizarrely, someone dumped this old boat.

Opinion

Bill English: 5 reasons to vote No

Sir Bill English says the End of Life Choice Bill does not provide real protection from coercion.

OPINION: Euthanasia bill will make NZ less safe for the old, the vulnerable, the depressed and the disabled.

Comfort on a plate

Therapist Sahera Laing says eating isn't the problem, but the emotional drivers behind it can be if we're eating too much.

OPINION: It's the emotional demands behind the munchies that cause us to over consume.

Politically palatable, but will it work?

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has announced major changes to the education system.

OPINION: Chris Hipkins has pulled back from the most radical aspects of education reform, but the effectiveness of his new plan is up for debate.

Personal training on the brain

Mental fitness takes work just like physical fitness, therapist Sahera Laing says.

OPINION: Can you imagine if we gave mental fitness just as much attention and priority as we do our physical fitness?

Democrat in-fighting makes Trump favourite

Those worried about a Donald Trump re-election can take comfort from Kanye West signalling he'll run for the presidency ...

OPINION: This time next year, as things stand, Donald Trump will have been re-elected as US President.

business

Return to the good life video

Each flower has three stigma, making harvesting saffron very time-consuming.

When Jude Slater suffered a massive stroke at the start of 2013 it was to be the start of a whole new life for her and husband Geoff.

Buildings a threat to public safety

Defective buildings and structures around the country are a very real threat to public safety according to Concrete ...

A firm claiming to have identified over 1200 defective buildings and structures says it's a snapshot of a wider problem.

CBD fortunes turn

Christchurch CBD shops and offices are filling up and vacancies are finally falling.

Christchurch's oversupply of office and retail space declines as suburban tenants are drawn to the rebuilt centre.

Homes not agent's to sell

Sonia Tafilipepe with Arnold Schwarzenegger at a real estate industry conference.

Real estate agent suspended and fined after she tried to sell properties without homeowners' permission.

River upgrade wins award

A section of the Avon River promenade, which has won a top award.

Christchurch's Avon River precinct has been honoured at NZ's top landscape architecture awards.

sport

Former Blues flanker joins Crusaders

Sione Havili was

Sione Havili joins Crusaders as reigning champions search for Matt Todd's replacement.

Barrett to captain Crusaders

Scott Barrett will captain the Crusaders in 2020.

Scott Barrett to lead new-look Crusaders' quest for unprecedented Super Rugby four-peat.

NZ Cup goes to Cruz Bromac

Blair Orange drives Cruz Bromac to win the New Zealand Trotting Cup at Addington on Tuesday.

Ecstatic winning New Zealand Trotting Cup owner lifts up his trainer and gives him a spin.

Recap: NZ Trotting Cup

Orange drives Cruz Bromac to victory in the New Zealand Trotting Cup.

Cruz Bromac has won the 2019 New Zealand Trotting Cup, giving trainers Natalie Rasmussen and Mark Purdon their their fourth consecutive Cup win.

Cup day survival manual

Natalie Rasmussen won the best trainer and best driver trophies after winning The NZ Trotting Cup at Addington Raceway ...

It's time to dig out the fake tan, dust off your shoes and ready your fascinator, the countdown to one of the biggest parties of the year in Canterbury is on.

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Teen carver goes pro

Hose says it makes him feel happy and proud to be able to have his products sold in a store.

At just 14, Josh Hose's greenstone carving is so good his creations are being sold in stores.

Wellbeing hub opens in Christchurch

The Welder is a health and wellbeing complex on Welles St.

Popular outlets like Grizzly Baked Goods, Two Raw Sisters and GoodFor Refillery are at the new complex.

Hāngī with Yo-Yo Ma

A fan meets famous cellist Yo Yo Ma at a hāngī in The Commons beside Christchurch's Town Hall on Tuesday.

It's not often a world renowned musician meets fans for a hāngī.

Fashion fan stuns in fascinator

Michael Stanton and Susi Meares arrive before the 2019 Christchurch Casino NZ Trotting Cup Day held at Addington Raceway.

Two years ago he was crowned Best Dressed Man. This year he "pushed the boundaries" with the help of a couture milliner.

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