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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Photos: Top looks at Trotting Cup

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Stacey Roe, Elsa Varayeva and Ashleigh Tawhara arrives before the 2019 ...

In pictures: Fashion and horses shine at the New Zealand Trotting Cup in Christchurch.

Car and motorcyclist collide

Traffic builds up following a crash between a car and a motorcyclist in Marshland, Christchurch, on Tuesday afternoon.

A motorcyclist has serious injuries after being hit by a car at a busy Christchurch intersection.

ECan rules out EV-only bids

Red Bus already uses electric buses to service the bus route from central Christchurch to the airport. (File photo)

A regional council lauded for declaring a climate emergency is not accepting proposals from bus operators who only want to bid with electric vehicles (EVs).

News

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

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

People-watching at Cup Day

Recap: NZ Trotting Cup

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

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.

From effluent to electricity

The best way to charge an electric vehicle is slowly, Simon Kemp writes. "Overnight charging is good. A private garage ...

OPINION: We have found another good ecological reason for our traditional quarter-acre sections.

Flailing in the darkness

Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton

OPINION: It's hard to fix a problem you haven't adequately measured.

Four reasons Trump could win again

The Trump re-election effort is awash in money.  His campaign and related entities have raised $300 million this year, ...

OPINION: If he can win in the right places, Trump could get across the line again in 2020.

Immunity 'forgotten' after measles

The MMR vaccine preserves our ability to fight off all sorts of infectious diseases.

OPINION: More reasons to get vaccinated.

business

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.

Bid to deal with recycling locally video

Canterbury produces about 1000 tonnes of residential recycling every week.

Experts want to see if we can fight the war on waste on New Zealand's shores.

sport

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.

Top athlete pleads for shoes

Lexi Maples had four pairs of specialist athletics shoes stolen at the weekend.

Promising teenager's big athletics meet is in jeopardy after thieves stole four pairs of specialist shoes.

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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.

Fashion choices full of flair

121119 NEWS Photo: JOSEPH JOHNSON/STUFF
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.

No body art at Cup Day

NZ Trotting Cup body art competitors say they are in the dark about why the event has been dropped from Cup Day festivities.

Cup Day's fashion festivities will be a tad bare after a popular event was stripped.

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