Mayor knew for months about claims

The Christchurch City Council is investigating allegations a councillor sent inappropriate messages to young people.

A Christchurch councillor at the centre of allegations was told to avoid young people.

Tiny display gets close scrutiny

Jewel Lewis's model of a general store at the Garden City Miniaturists' Club open day.

From model shops to canal boats, they had one thing in common - size.

Kiwi a cappella singers placed 7th

Christchurch City Chorus have been placed 7th in the world.

A 130-strong Christchurch choir has again made the top-10 in international competition.

New $9m School of Gymnastics building open

Keisha Byrne, 11, uses the new facilities.

After spending years in a quake damaged building, the popular school finally has a new home.

Queenstown scrub fire nears houses

A scrub fire is near houses in Queenstown.

A scrub fire is burning near homes in the Queenstown suburb of Kelvin Heights.

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Boldness and discovery at CSO concert

Benjamin Northey conducts the LA Percussion Quartet and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra at the Christchurch Town ...

Bold steps and rollicking classic as percussionists star with orchestra.

Passengers stuck in long ferry queues on free bus day

No consideration was made for people  ferry as their primary form of transport, says resident Christine Dann.

A free public transport day backfired as ferry passengers stood in queues for two hours.

61-year-old dies in Mackenzie crash

The crash happened at an intersection on a road running alongside the Pukaki canal.

A 61-year-old Oamaru woman is confirmed as the person who died in a crash near the intersection of Pukaki Canal and Glen Lyon Rd in the Mackenzie District.

Man injured in street fight

The corner of Madras and Tuam St in Christchurch, where a fight broke out early on Sunday.

One man has been taken to hospital with facial injuries.

SI 'ute muster' lost $77K

The Ute Muster came with a prize of $10,000 for the best ute. Activities included time trials, movies, drag races, an ...

One budget had the event making a $245 profit. In reality, it cost Westland ratepayers $77,000.

Mid-Canterbury farm worker not shot, police say video

Police investigate a property on Gardiners Rd, near Rakaia, where a man was found dead in bed. He is no longer thought ...

Police no longer believe a Mid Canterbury farm worker found dead in his bed by a colleague was shot.

Two in hospital after fire

A police officer stands guard outside a Dunedin house which was damaged by fire on Saturday night.

People were moderately injured after an upstairs fire engulfed a North Dunedin home.

Fleetwood Mac under the roof

Fleetwood Mac performing a concert at Spark Arena 
Stevie Nicks

Review: Right from the outset the band shows their chemistry, opening with crowd pleaser The Chain.

Under offer: NZ's 'rudest cafe'

The Springfield Store and Cafe has won accolades for its pies, but it's also attracted dozens of scathing reviews for ...

The business has attracted scathing reviews and a visit from police. Locals are relieved it could be sold.

Fatal crash in Mackenzie

The crash happened at an intersection on a road running alongside the Pukaki canal.

A person has died in a crash along the Lake Pukaki canal road near Twizel.

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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

Fire fighters continue to battle blaze

A tussock fire at Danseys Pass, inland from Oamaru, is out of control.

A tussock fire initially reported as out of control on a 30 hectare block of land at the top of Danseys Pass, inland from Oamaru, has now grown to 70 ha in size.

Dance winner triumphs over redundancy

She was only a "good dancer on a Friday night in town". Within weeks, she won a dance competition.

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The Rebuild

New $9m School of Gymnastics building open

Keisha Byrne, 11, uses the new facilities.

After spending years in a quake damaged building, the popular school finally has a new home.

Canterbury's economy still slowing

ChristchurchNZ's latest economic report has raised warnings of a stalling regeneration in the central city.

New report calls for efforts to increase visitor spending and attract new businesses before Chch regeneration slows.

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.

Opinion

Needing protection in the retail jungle

Total peace of mind, folks ...

OPINION/SATIRE: In this commercial jungle, your means of protection isn't all it's cracked up to be.

No-one else is currently mayor

Electability, experience and continuity ...

SATIRE: I am the only candidate with the experience of currently being mayor.

NZDF's credibility dilemma

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The Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General Tim Keating (pictured), holds a media ...

OPINION: The Defence Force has been corrupt or incompetent. Either is bad news for a public looking for truth and some trust.

One-way trips to oblivion

Canadian Prime Minister and Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau reacts as he makes a statement in regards to a photo ...

OPINION: At least a couple of big political names have stuffed up badly this week.

The week in good news

Former Labour politician and chair of Heritage New Zealand Marian Hobbs helps celebrate the purchase of Kate Sheppard's ...

OPINION: There is good news in the world.

business

New $9m School of Gymnastics building open

Keisha Byrne, 11, uses the new facilities.

After spending years in a quake damaged building, the popular school finally has a new home.

Canterbury's economy still slowing

ChristchurchNZ's latest economic report has raised warnings of a stalling regeneration in the central city.

New report calls for efforts to increase visitor spending and attract new businesses before Chch regeneration slows.

Racist Trade Me ads censored

Trade Me spokeswoman Millie Silvester says racist listings were rare and the vast majority of 'flatmates wanted' ...

Flatmates wanted Trade Me listing said no pets, smokers or Indians.

$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.

sport

Paddon fastest ever in the forest

Hayden Paddon with the second-placed Matt Summerfield.

Record-breaking rally star still has 'unfinished business' at Ashley Forest.

Paddon lured in by the forest

Hayden Paddon will be the favourte for this weekend's Ashley Forest Rallysprint.

After a year of planning, Kiwi rally ace needs just 54 seconds of perfection.

New Highlander wants opportunities

Ngane Punivai in action for Canterbury during this year's Mitre 10 Cup.

Crusader Ngane Punivai didn't need to look far for advice when weighing up a shift south to the Highlanders.

Manawatū shock Canterbury

Manawatū halfback Jamie Booth looks for support against Canterbury in Christchurch on Thursday night.

The Turbos withstood a furious second half rally to upset Canterbury in Christchurch.

Recap: Canterbury v Manawatū

Canterbury prop Owen Franks impressed during last week's 42-12 thrashing of Northland in Whangarei.

The Turbos upset the red-and-blacks in a thrilling encounter in Christchurch.

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Dance winner triumphs over redundancy

First time dancer Hayley Kubiak and professional Rahul Dorugade won the Dance for Home and Family in Christchurch on Saturday

She was only a "good dancer on a Friday night in town". Within weeks, she won a dance competition.

Fleetwood Mac's last NZ show video

Christine McVie nails the keys for Fleetwood Mac.

Fleetwood Mac's five-date New Zealand tour comes to an end on Saturday. Organisers say fans should expect a busy night.

The renegade fighter - now and Zed

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Ben Campbell bassist for Zed is now a restaurateur at Ma Maison Restaurant in ...

Zed guitarist Ben Campbell on going from rock star to restaurateur.

'Hiding from Stevie Nicks'

The Eastern's line-up, pictured in 2010: Jess Shanks (banjo), Adam McGrath (guitar and lead vocals), Jono Hopley (double ...

As the Fleetwood Mac star arrived in 2009, Kiwi musician Adam McGrath had to hide quickly - in a hedge.

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