Christchurch fire station demolished

Demolition of the old Christchurch City Fire Station on Kilmore St started last week.

3:08 PM  The roller doors will be saved, and some of the red bricks may be used in the new building.

Pilgrimage trail by mosque victim's brother

Christchurch student Abdallah Alayan won NZ's top competition for architecture students for his design Faith in Fiordland.

A pathway of tolerance and respect designed for a popular national park has won an architecture award.

They suspected foul play

Nadine Haag died a decade ago, and her death, initially ruled as a suicide by police but overturned by the coroner, ...

A decade after her mysterious death, Kiwi mum's family meet with police in continuing quest for answers.

Two dead in SI crashes

Emergency services are attending a two car-crash in Canterbury.

Two people have died after crashes in Canterbury and Southland.

Boy's 2km walk to save mum

After a five hour search, the woman was found washed ashore north of the Arahura River mouth, on the West Coast.

The 6-year-old walked 2km along a highway in the pitch black to get help after his mother was swept out to sea.

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Vbase $15m in debt

Insurance at the Town Hall costs more than $800,000 a year - $200,000 more than expected, while electricity costs are ...

Christchurch's Town Hall is pushing Vbase into the red with power bills at $50k a month and $808k a year for insurance.

Paradise under threat

The flood subsides at the Mueller hotel in Franz Josef after the Waiho River broke its banks

Tourism is supposed to be the saviour of the West Coast. But extreme weather is hitting the industry hard.

Father loses second daughter

Jason Alexander lost both his teenage daughters Tayla, 17, (left) and Sunmara Alexander, 15, following a crash on Summit ...

Ashburton teenager Sunmara Alexander has died on her 16th birthday after a fiery late-night crash that killed her sister.

Councillor approached by Nats in April

Recently elected Christchurch City Councillor Catherine Chu has been selected as the National Party candidate for the ...

Christchurch's youngest councillor and recently selected National candidate says her political aspirations were never secret.

Two mass trauma events in a year

CDHB plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr Terry Creagh is one of 10 plastic surgeons who have been treating ...

 Earlier this year, Christchurch Hospital staff were treating patients with gunshot wounds. This week, it was critical burns.

West Coast gold mine to reopen

Gold mining could resume at the abandoned mining town of Waiuta, near Reefton.

Privately-owned gold company Tasman Mining Limited has received a $15 million loan from the Government.

Disillusionment with democracy

Would we fight for democracy like these protesters in Hong Kong?

OPINION: People died for democracy. Would anybody fight for it any more?

Central Otago beach smoking ban

Vaping is smelly and offensive, a Queenstown councillor and GP says.

Playgrounds, pools and sportsfields are all smokefree. Beaches are next - and vaping is out too.

Stadium funding decision looms

Cabinet will consider the Christchurch stadium's investment case next week.

Cabinet to decide Christchurch stadium funding, new Ngāi Tahu Holdings boss and fire restrictions for Selwyn.

Trans-Tasman Cup bid confirmed

NZF president Johanna Wood, FFA chairman Chris Nikou, and internationals Stephanie Catley and Rebekah Stott at the ...

New Zealand could host the opening match and a semifinal if bid for 2023 Women's World Cup is successful.

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Possible storms, hail on way

Storms and hail could be on the way for Northland, Auckland, Canterbury and Otago (file photo).

Rain and thunder in store for parts of the country, with "major weather feature" hitting this week.

Family 'blessed' to be alive

Steven Byrne was driving with his wife and two kids in the car when he crashed at 127kmh, rolling six times.

Citycare optimistic despite losses

Vbase $15m in debt

The Rebuild

Trapdoor hydroslide for Chch

The planned metro sports facility hydroslides are designed to look like silver bellied eels in an eel pot.

When NZ's first trapdoor hydro opens, thrillseekers will hit 40kmh as they plunge 12.6 metres.

Christchurch stadium plan approved

The investment case recommends a 25,000 seat facility with a clear roof, costing $473 million.

Councillors have approved plans for a $473m stadium with 25,000 seats and a clear roof.

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.

Opinion

'Ambassador Trump keeps bugging me'

'The polls show I'll sweep all before me like Scipio sacking Carthage ...'

OPINION/SATIRE: "... the whole Brexit thing has turned out to be vastly more complicated than I was led to believe ..."

The week in review

HMNZS Wellington is off the coast of Whakatane on Friday morning, with Whakaari/White Island in the background.

OPINION: A quick recap of the week's events

Aussies bowling underarm again

Justice Minister Andrew Little and other politicians have long protested Australia's deportation of New Zealanders.

OPINION: Australia's dumping of its problems on our soil is wrong, and undermines a vital partnership.

Why I'm a little over Christmas

A nativity scene outside the Claremont United Methodist Church in California shows baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph in ...

OPINION: Christmas can be a time when our differences are emphasised. It shouldn't be like that.

Disillusionment with democracy

Would we fight for democracy like these protesters in Hong Kong?

OPINION: People died for democracy. Would anybody fight for it any more?

business

Citycare optimistic despite losses

Citycare has posted the biggest financial loss in its history, marking two years of falling profits.

The council-owned maintenance firm blames a challenging construction market for yet again losing money.

Vbase $15m in debt

Insurance at the Town Hall costs more than $800,000 a year - $200,000 more than expected, while electricity costs are ...

Christchurch's Town Hall is pushing Vbase into the red with power bills at $50k a month and $808k a year for insurance.

Sun shines on commercial property

Bayleys Real Estate managing director Mike Bayley says many investors in their 40s and 50s don't want to cash up their ...

Property deals worth about $10 billion were done in 2019 as investors hunt for good returns.

West Coast gold mine to reopen

Gold mining could resume at the abandoned mining town of Waiuta, near Reefton.

Privately-owned gold company Tasman Mining Limited has received a $15 million loan from the Government.

Trapdoor hydroslide for Chch

The planned metro sports facility hydroslides are designed to look like silver bellied eels in an eel pot.

When NZ's first trapdoor hydro opens, thrillseekers will hit 40kmh as they plunge 12.6 metres.

sport

Trans-Tasman Cup bid confirmed

NZF president Johanna Wood, FFA chairman Chris Nikou, and internationals Stephanie Catley and Rebekah Stott at the ...

New Zealand could host the opening match and a semifinal if bid for 2023 Women's World Cup is successful.

Pride have built a dynasty

Lauren Dabner has returned to the Canterbury United Pride after four years in the United States.

Lauren Dabner was there when the Pride won their first national title. Now they're after a fifth in seven years.

Silver lining for Crusaders

Scott Robertson has a remarkable 48-3-5 record with the Crusaders in three years.

Fresh from missing out on the All Blacks coaching job, 'resilient' Scott Robertson was hard at work with the Crusaders on Wednesday.

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?

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Christchurch fire station demolished

Demolition of the old Christchurch City Fire Station on Kilmore St started last week.

The roller doors will be saved, and some of the red bricks may be used in the new building.

Pilgrimage trail by mosque victim's brother

Christchurch student Abdallah Alayan won NZ's top competition for architecture students for his design Faith in Fiordland.

A pathway of tolerance and respect designed for a popular national park has won an architecture award.

At home raising kids and selling recipes

Former chef Jen Pomeroy lives in Christchurch with husband Keeley and their daughters Toren (5) and Flynn (3). She runs ...

Jen Pomeroy dreams up fresh, local recipes to sell from her Christchurch kitchen while raising two kids.

Europe in a Fiat

Rob and Jules Capaldi. Jules says: "If you can survive travelling, it's amazing."

Juliette Capaldi, 45, and husband, Robert Capaldi, 48, have been together for 11 years.

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