Fat Freddy's Drop gig moves

Fat Freddy's Drop have moved their Christchurch show from Horncastle Arena to Hagley Park.

8:00 PM  Fat Freddy's Drop's Christchurch concert is moving outdoors, but new tickets may also have a new price tag.

Veteran axeman still razor sharp

Thain, 79, doesn't plan on retiring anytime soon.

8:00 PM  Roger Thain remains a cut above at 79. "It's a disease ... you don't get tired or any of that business."

Fried chicken shocks poultry comp

Lot 66 at the annual New Zealand Agricultural Show on Wednesday was a bucket of KFC.

6:33 PM  Adam White thought a top poultry event was getting too serious. So he entered a KFC bucket.

Car hits pedestrian

The intersection of Selwyn and Brougham streets in Christchurch, where a person was seriously injured on Wednesday.

A person has been seriously injured after a car hit a pedestrian in Addington, Christchurch.

Yo-Yo Ma treats lunchtime crowd

Ma, who played at the city's Town Hall the previous night, says water has always been "home" in one way or another.

Yo-Yo Ma teamed up with Kiwi musician Marlon Williams and local artists to give a unique free concert.

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'Insulting' freedom camper decision

A pub that came up with an answer to freedom camping pollution problems feels it's been kicked in the teeth by its local ...

A pub that came up with an answer to freedom camping pollution feels its been kicked in the teeth by the local council.

Convicted rapists call unfair trial

Brandon James Roche, of Papanui, left, and Brooke Christie Rolleston, of Cashmere, pictured in 2017.

Pair jailed for raping teen argue their trial was unfair because the jury foreman was bullied at school by one of their brothers.

Sublime cello, ridiculous ringtones

Yo-Yo Ma was the consummate professional in Tuesday night's concert at the Christchurch Town Hall, despite the incessant ...

OPINION: Even in the presence of Yo-Yo Ma's mastery, the lure of the phone is irresistible.

Kiwi in Gold Coast fall named

Cantabrian Liam Kearns moved to the Gold Coast about six weeks before falling from the 15th floor of the Breakers North ...

Christchurch man Liam Kearns, 22, moved to the Gold Coast about six weeks ago before falling 15 storeys to his death.

Is Kaikōura still vulnerable?

Kaikōura was picked as a perfect "case study" four months before a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit.

Four months before the quake hit, researchers thought Kaikōura would be the perfect "case study". They were right.

Woman allegedly stabbed man

A person was allegedly stabbed by a woman on Peraki St, Kaiapoi, on Tuesday. (File photo)

A 38-year-old Christchurch woman has been remanded in custody after her arrest for a stabbing incident in Kaiapoi on Tuesday.

Searching for 2012 interviewees

Did you visit the QuakeBox in 2012? Researchers are asking that you get back in touch.

Did you tell your earthquake story at the Quake Box in 2012? If so, the University of Canterbury needs your help.

Unimog plan on hold

Go Orange Unimogs on the hair-raising Skippers Rd, near Queenstown.

Unimogs are allowed on the historic Skippers Rd near Queenstown, but Go Orange is not yet "fully comfortable" using the vehicles on the treacherous road.

Cold front to hit South Island

Heavy rain and wind are expected in the South Island on Wednesday.

Bursts of heavy rain and wind are expected as a cold front makes its way up the South Island.

Crews on standby for plane landing

Emergency services were alerted to a plane with suspected hydraulic issues while landing at Christchurch Airport on ...

Emergency services were put on standby after a flight from Tauranga to Christchurch Airport had suspected hydraulic issues.

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Fears board will 'reclaim empire'

The Southern District Health Board's last board was sacked in 2013. Governance will be handed to a new board in December.

Southern health board commissioners are preparing to hand power over to a new board in December, but some fear the old mindset will return.

My sister married into the Mob

A remarkable story from author Becky Manawatu about her sister and Mongrel Mob member brother-in-law.

Boil water notice issued

Star witness sexual allegation bombshell video

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

Sublime cello, ridiculous ringtones

Yo-Yo Ma was the consummate professional in Tuesday night's concert at the Christchurch Town Hall, despite the incessant ...

OPINION: Even in the presence of Yo-Yo Ma's mastery, the lure of the phone is irresistible.

Simpler is only sometimes better

Glasses of joy.

OPINION: Today is neither better nor worse than yesterday. It is merely different.

Bill English: 5 reasons to vote No

Sir Bill English says the End of Life Choice Bill does not provide real protection from coercion.

OPINION: Euthanasia bill will make NZ less safe for the old, the vulnerable, the depressed and the disabled.

Comfort on a plate

Therapist Sahera Laing says eating isn't the problem, but the emotional drivers behind it can be if we're eating too much.

OPINION: It's the emotional demands behind the munchies that cause us to over consume.

Politically palatable, but will it work?

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has announced major changes to the education system.

OPINION: Chris Hipkins has pulled back from the most radical aspects of education reform, but the effectiveness of his new plan is up for debate.

business

Unimog plan on hold

Go Orange Unimogs on the hair-raising Skippers Rd, near Queenstown.

Unimogs are allowed on the historic Skippers Rd near Queenstown, but Go Orange is not yet "fully comfortable" using the vehicles on the treacherous road.

From trauma to the good life video

Geoff and Jude Slater established Canterbury Saffron Ltd after Jude had a stroke in 2013.

After Jude Slater suffered a massive stroke, she and her husband took a leap of faith and became saffron growers.

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.

sport

Former Blues flanker joins Crusaders

Sione Havili was

Sione Havili joins Crusaders as reigning champions search for Matt Todd's replacement.

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.

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Fat Freddy's Drop gig moves

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Fat Freddy's Drop perform at Neudorf Vineyards on Friday.

Fat Freddy's Drop's Christchurch concert is moving outdoors, but new tickets may also have a new price tag.

Fried chicken shocks poultry comp

Lot 66 at the annual New Zealand Agricultural Show on Wednesday was a bucket of KFC.

Adam White thought a top poultry event was getting too serious. So he entered a KFC bucket.

Yo-Yo Ma treats lunchtime crowd

Ma, who played at the city's Town Hall the previous night, says water has always been "home" in one way or another.

Yo-Yo Ma teamed up with Kiwi musician Marlon Williams and local artists to give a unique free concert.

A night never to be forgotten

Yo Yo Ma received a rock star's welcome and an instant standing ovation from Christchurch's Town Hall audience.

REVIEW: The Yo Yo Ma concert was one of the most extraordinary events the Town Hall is ever likely to see.

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