Chch city grows; Selwyn booms

Wigram Skies, one of many new Christchurch subdivisions

8:04 PM  Christchurch's population is rebounding from the earthquake.

Global settlement deal done

The global settlement will see Christchurch's red zoned land transferred to council ownership, paving the way for ...

7:26 PM  A square-up between Crown and council paves the way for rebuild progress in Christchurch.

Dying man pushed to take case - judge

Bryan Staples and his company Claims Resolution Services have been criticised for encouraging Ricky Bligh to pursue a ...

7:18 PM   An insurance resolution service encouraged a dying man to pursue a weak case, the High Court says

Councillor made teen feel 'unsafe'

Deon Swiggs revealed he was the councillor under investigation on Monday afternoon

A 13-year-old alleges Deon Swiggs gave him unwanted hugs and called him a "very attractive lad".

'Mysterious' fire at vacant home

A fire at a vacant property on Hakatere Dr, near the mouth of the Ashburton River is being treated as suspicious.

A fire that ripped through the top storey of a house near the Ashburton River mouth is being treated as suspicious.

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Snow and thunder on the way

Heavy rain is predicted for many parts of the country this week due to the arrival of two fronts.

Well, the sunshine was nice while it lasted. But you should prepare for 0 degree temps this week.

Generosity stuns grieving dad

Harley Kahukura says he is stunned and overwhelmed at the support through a Givealittle page his aunt set up to help ...

Donors have chipped in $130k so a widowed father-of-six can to cover his partner's funeral costs.

Do candidates know about the red zone?

Developing the red zone is expected to take 30 years.

A community group thinks Christchurch's local body candidates need to take a "red zone 101" course.

More beds at five prisons

Rolleston Prison will be the first to have 244 new prison beds completed at the end of the year.

Corrections is building eight new prison cell units that each sleep 122 people, at a cost of $406m.

Growth focus in Qtown race

Queenstown Lakes mayoral candidates Al Angus, left, incumbent Jim Boult and Nik Kiddle.

Growing pains for an area that has become the face of NZ tourism are the focus of the Queenstown mayoral race.

Rents drop as offices sit empty

For Lease signs are up all over Christchurch suburbs.

Suburban offices are sitting empty as more businesses shift into the newly rebuilt central Christchurch.

Queenstown scrub fire extinguished

A fire that threatened homes near Queenstown has been put out. (file photo)

A scrub fire that threatened homes near Queenstown is out.

'Babies' lives could be at risk'

Neonatal intensive care units across the country have been under sustained pressure for years.

It got it six months ago, but the Ministry of Health has yet to release a review into neonatal intensive care units.

Obstacles overcome to get sculpture to city

Ka mua Ka muri talks of walking backwards into the future. The artwork will be installed at the Christchurch Arts Centre ...

A Waiheke Island artist has a big gift for the people of Christchurch.

Stories needed to make history

Kaumatua Ruakere Hond in 2013 in the Jailhouse Backpackers, formerly the Addington Gaol, where Tohu Kakahi and Te Whiti ...

OPINION: Writing our history stories into the new national curriculum should involve differing perspectives.

local body elections

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

Residents reluctant to recommend Christchurch

8:33 PM  Locals love their city but not enough to recommend it to others, a new survey finds.

Corrections in breach over prisoner care

A prisoner who injured his shoulder falling off a bunk bed had to wait nine weeks before seeing a doctor despite multiple requests.

Ski crash victim a 'gem'

Crime scene info 'significant'

The Rebuild

Dying man pushed to take case - judge

Bryan Staples and his company Claims Resolution Services have been criticised for encouraging Ricky Bligh to pursue a ...

 An insurance resolution service encouraged a dying man to pursue a weak case, High Court says.

Do candidates know about the red zone?

Developing the red zone is expected to take 30 years.

A community group thinks Christchurch's local body candidates need to take a "red zone 101" course.

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.

Opinion

Geothermal critical to carbon-zero video

I love driving by Wairakei and seeing the network of snaking pipes and the clouds of steam they produce, writes Griffin.

OPINION: $10.7m given to GNS for next-generation geothermal power welcome.

A more workable work visa system

Iain Lees-Galloway:  a more streamlined, less complex system.

OPINION: Sorely needed improvements show up at last.

Stories needed to make history

Kaumatua Ruakere Hond in 2013 in the Jailhouse Backpackers, formerly the Addington Gaol, where Tohu Kakahi and Te Whiti ...

OPINION: Writing our history stories into the new national curriculum should involve differing perspectives.

World Cup brings Dad back

For hours my father would park up in the red brocade throne, till my mother launched an assault, digging him out of it ...

OPINION: It feels like Dad is back in his favourite armchair, just in time for the World Cup.

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.

business

Dying man pushed to take case - judge

Bryan Staples and his company Claims Resolution Services have been criticised for encouraging Ricky Bligh to pursue a ...

 An insurance resolution service encouraged a dying man to pursue a weak case, High Court says.

Do candidates know about the red zone?

Developing the red zone is expected to take 30 years.

A community group thinks Christchurch's local body candidates need to take a "red zone 101" course.

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.

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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