A screen that gives and takes

Unlike the screens we already knew, today's screens give but they also take, Joe Bennett writes.

5:45 AM  OPINION: George Orwell imagined something horrific. What we have may be worse.

Changing face of community service

Our volunteer organisations - like local fire brigades - are struggling to fill their ranks.

5:00 AM  OPINION: A huge percentage of what we as a nation take for granted relies on volunteers, but groups like St John and Plunket are struggling to fill their ranks.

Christchurch startup goes global

Komodo Monitr's three founders: Matt Goodson, left, Jack Wood, and Chris Bacon.

5:00 AM  A young Christchurch sport startup has earned the opportunity to work alongside executives from Nike, Adidas, FIFA and the NBA.

Tourist 'not watching road'

Kai Yuan Seow, of Singapore, was travelling with his partner on the West Coast when he took his eyes off the road and ...

5:00 AM  The 29-year-old man died in 2017 when his car crossed the centreline on a West Coast road after "some type of distraction".

Ratepayers' costs for stadium

About $80 of a Christchurch homeowner's annual rates bill will go towards stadium running costs, though most of this is ...

5:00 AM  The average Christchurch ratepayer would chip in about $80 a year to cover the stadium's shortfall.

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Gastro bug from leavers' function

A stomach bug spread through a Christchurch secondary school leavers' function. (Stock image)

At least 130 people who attended the Canterbury secondary school event have been hit with a stomach bug.

Road reopens after serious crash

Queen Elizabeth II Drive is closed between Main North Rd and the Innes Rd roundabout following a crash on Wednesday ...

One person has been seriously injured after a car and a truck collided in Christchurch.

Avocados selling for 18c

Avocados are a healthy source of monounsaturated fats and contains nearly 20 vitamins and nutrients.

If you thought avocado prices hit rock bottom at 29 cents, they just got lower.

Pay rise for Chch councillors

Deputy Mayor Andrew Turner is in line for a pay increase from  $118,220 to $131,250 - an 11 per cent increase.

Christchurch councillors can choose to boost their pay to $114k. One says that's "grossly inappropriate".

Mapping West Coast's wetlands

DOC argues that more wetlands like the Shearer Swamp, near Ross, should be protected in a West Coast Regional Council plan.

It's taken 15 years to map the region's wetlands, but proposed Government changes could mean the council has to start again.

Study reveals slice of life

The Dunedin Study has followed 1037 people since they were born in 1972 or 1973.

A groundbreaking study following the lives of 1037 babies born in Dunedin in the early 1970s is on display in an exhibition at Canterbury Museum.

Pair jailed for prison Mob attack

Two prison inmates have had their jail sentences extended for taking part in a Mongrel Mob attack that left another ...

Seven Mongrel Mob members left another inmate needing surgery for a broken jaw after bashing him in a prison yard.

Hero cops who arrested terror suspect named

Police Commissioner Mike Bush, Senior Constable Jim Manning, His Royal Highness Prince William, Senior Constable Scott ...

The country cops rammed the suspect's car off the road and arrested him as he sped to his next target.

Canterbury's plan to return to the top

Reuben Thorne captained the All Blacks and Crusaders in his playing days.

How new Canterbury co-coaches Reuben Thorne and Mark Brown plan to return the red and blacks to the top.

Attempts to fill in census not enough

Richard Allister Small says he tried to fill out an individual census form online, but couldn't work out how to do it.

Having two tries at filling out the forms for Census 2018 online was not enough, a judge has ruled at a short Christchurch District Court trial.

News

More parking proposed for Mandeville Village

The popularity of the Mandeville Village shopping complex means more parking is needed.

5:00 AM  A popular North Canterbury retail complex already needs more parking space after being open for just a year.

New plan for Lime

The possible Queenstown trial will include strict rules including having all e-scooters removed from streets by 11pm every day.

Rangitata flood risk ongoing gallery video

Councillor censured over $12 ticket video

The Rebuild

Ratepayers' costs for stadium

About $80 of a Christchurch homeowner's annual rates bill will go towards stadium running costs, though most of this is ...

The average Christchurch ratepayer would chip in about $80 a year to cover the stadium's shortfall.

$500m for new church precinct

An artist's impression of a completed Te Pae Christchurch convention centre.

Developer joins forces with Catholic Church for huge "North of Square" project in central Christchurch.

Site for new Catholic cathedral unveiled

Bishop Paul Martin, left, and developer Philip Carter at the site of Christchurch's new catholic cathedral and precinct.

A half-billion dollar plan including a new cathedral, five-star hotel and carpark will be a game changer for Christchurch.

Advocate for disability sport

Among Muschamp's athletes has been Holly Robinson, here competing in the javelin in Sydney in April.

Former Wheel Black Justin Muschamp has helped improve the lives of uncounted people.

Hagley cricket lights win favour

An artist's impression of how the proposed lights for Hagley Oval will look, if they are given the go ahead.

Eyesore or asset? More than 2000 have their say on controversial plan to light up Hagley Oval.

Opinion

A screen that gives and takes

Unlike the screens we already knew, today's screens give but they also take, Joe Bennett writes.

OPINION: George Orwell imagined something horrific. What we have may be worse.

Changing face of community service

Our volunteer organisations - like local fire brigades - are struggling to fill their ranks.

OPINION: A huge percentage of what we as a nation take for granted relies on volunteers, but groups like St John and Plunket are struggling to fill their ranks.

Fatal flaws in our tourism thinking

A women grieves after placing flowers on a fence at the Whakatane Wharf on Tuesday, following the eruption of White ...

OPINION: Another tragedy will likely bring a new review of adventure tourism and its risks. We have been here before. Too many times.

Pot referendum risks becoming our Brexit

Justice Minister Andrew. Cannabis reform is Labour's legislation and Labour's referendum. They should have the courage ...

OPINION: Labour not credible when proclaiming neutrality on cannabis vote.

The convenience bulge

The future is here and it's meat on chips delivered to your door.

A sugar or fat tax is often mooted as a way to improve the food decisions. A tax on technology would be more effective.

business

Christchurch startup goes global

Komodo Monitr's three founders: Matt Goodson, left, Jack Wood, and Chris Bacon.

A young Christchurch sport startup has earned the opportunity to work alongside executives from Nike, Adidas, FIFA and the NBA.

Ratepayers' costs for stadium

About $80 of a Christchurch homeowner's annual rates bill will go towards stadium running costs, though most of this is ...

The average Christchurch ratepayer would chip in about $80 a year to cover the stadium's shortfall.

Avocados selling for 18c

Avocados are a healthy source of monounsaturated fats and contains nearly 20 vitamins and nutrients.

If you thought avocado prices hit rock bottom at 29 cents, they just got lower.

ECan 'made up' legal process

Cloud Ocean Estate's water production plant at Belfast has permission to take the equivalent of more than 24 million ...

Unlawful amalgamation of consents could have allowed controversial water bottlers to 'jump the queue'

Big tourist airlift video

Hong Kong tourists airlifted from Tekapo by the Helicopter Line celebrate their arrival in Christchurch on Monday ...

Aircraft operators have swooped in to evacuate hundreds of tourists stranded by the weekend floods and slips.

sport

Canterbury's plan to return to the top

Reuben Thorne captained the All Blacks and Crusaders in his playing days.

How new Canterbury co-coaches Reuben Thorne and Mark Brown plan to return the red and blacks to the top.

Chch stadium's final plan revealed

The investment case going before the city council is for a stadium costing $473 million, with a mostly clear roof.

It will bring events and vitality to Christchurch, but will cost millions more than it brings in. Will the council sign it off?

Crusaders player sorry for 'Jew' slur

Crusader's halfback Bryn Hall is said to have apologised to the Jewish Council for making the slur.

The Jewish Council received a "sincere and thoughtful" apology from Bryn Hall about the comment.

Hagley cricket lights win favour

An artist's impression of how the proposed lights for Hagley Oval will look, if they are given the go ahead.

Eyesore or asset? More than 2000 have their say on controversial plan to light up Hagley Oval.

Construction starts on stadium

Images of the proposed multi-use sports facility, which has been approved by the Waimakariri District Council.

Work is under way to build Waimakariri's long-awaited multi-use sports facility.

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New cafe opens in Christchurch

Ally and Sid is now open at the former Park Ranger central city location on Walker St.

On sunny days, Ally & Sid opens its big garage door lets the outside in. Dogs are welcome too.

Take a moment to listen to Silence!!!

Tim Moore, a former Christchurch musician now based in Melbourne, has made an album called Famous For God under the ...

Former Christchurch musician Tim Moore is back - as Uncle Quentin.

Boy & Bear announce New Zealand tour

Australian indie-folk band Boy & Bear will tour their latest album in 2020.

The Australian indie-folk band will make the trip across the ditch off the back of their latest album.

Why artist Louise Henderson is back in fashion

Painter Louise Henderson, originally from Paris, in her Auckland studio in the 1950s.

Louise Henderson is finally having her moment.

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