Father loses second daughter

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

9:12 PM  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?

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Police searching for wanted man

Dylan James Brett is on the run from police.

Dylan Brett, 29, who has links across North Canterbury, is on the run from police.

Man jailed after motel rape

Christopher Alan Quinn was jailed for five years for the rape of a sex worker in July 2018. (File photo)

The victim has changed her occupation and has trouble sleeping after being raped in a motel room.

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.

Secure care for man after assault

A 43-year-old man appeared in the Christchurch District Court on a charge of assault with intent to cause grievous ...

An intellectually disabled man will be looked after in a secure care facility after seriously assaulting an acquaintance.

Woman admits more mail thefts

Anna Leigh Hunter, 37, has pleaded guilty to stealing more mail from letterboxes around Canterbury.

A Canterbury woman with a history of mail thefts has admitted taking more items from mailboxes and using credit cards and vouchers she found.  

Graduating two years after death

Former University of Otago chaplain Mike Wright will graduate posthumously this weekend with a Doctorate of Education.

Mike Wright died suddenly in 2017 while studying a PhD. On Saturday, his wife will accept his degree.

School ball gastro confirmed

Gastroenteritis is an intestinal infection marked by diarrhoea, cramps, nausea, vomiting and fever. People usually ...

More than 100 guests at a Christchurch school leavers' ball contracted gastroenteritis.

Weekend event highlights in Christchurch

Bill Nighy, Love Actually, is playing at the Outdoor Cinema at the Arts Centre.

There are good times to be had this weekend and beyond starting on this beautiful black Friday.

Mosque shooting image charge admitted

A 42-year-old man has admitted charges of possessing an objectionable publication and making an objectionable ...

A 42-year-old man shared an image he called "Call of Duty Black Mosque NZ Edition" after the March 15 terror attack in Christchurch.

Young Hillary's Antarctic photos

This photo features in the exhibition by Alexander Hillary.

Alexander Hillary, 23, reckons Sir Ed would be proud of what the team achieved on the ice.

News

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

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

Skifield to buy neighbour

Police searching for wanted man

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

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?

Sanctimoniousness threatens the message

Verity Johnson was surprised there was no negative reaction when a popular song by R Kelly, seen here leaving a Chicago ...

OPINION: Sometimes you just know things are about to go badly wrong ...

Sources of solace

Rosemary McLeod just wishes Jacinda Ardern would stop the hugs. ''There's just something a bit uncomfortable about ...

OPINION: We have to tighten up adventure tourism so it's still got something for thrill-seekers, but they get to go home intact.

The cost of being adventurous?

A destroyed tourist helicopter will become a lasting image of the Whakaari/White Island tragedy.

OPINION: In 2012 a US vulcanologist asked: "Will it take a half dozen deaths at White Island to change the culture?"

business

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.

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.

M bovis compensation claim video

A restricted place notice on the roadside of a Mycoplasma bovis infected farm.(File photo)

Dairying giant says it wants clarity for itself, but also for other farmers.

Safety changes since death

Kamila Mun, 51, died after being hit by a forklift while working at a poultry farm near Christchurch on June 12, 2017.

A poultry transport company says it will keep supporting the family of a worker fatally struck by a forklift on a farm near Christchurch.

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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Weekend event highlights in Christchurch

Bill Nighy, Love Actually, is playing at the Outdoor Cinema at the Arts Centre.

There are good times to be had this weekend and beyond starting on this beautiful black Friday.

Street art captures city's history

The mural reads SALT DISTRICT 8011, the postal code in Christchurch.

Yet another epic mural has turned a blank Christchurch wall into an interactive work of art.

All aboard for the Rail Land tour

Musician Anthonie Tonnon is touring New Zealand and taking a journey with audiences by travelling to community venues ...

To see Anthonie Tonnon's show, audiences must use public transport.

First listen: Harry Styles' new album

Harry Styles showing off his crucifix necklace, while he toured in 2018.

REVIEW: Harry Styles' soon to be released album is diverse and surprising, as he pushed the boundaries of pop.

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