Christchurch mayor in dark over SFO investigation

Lianne Dalziel would not comment on the Serious Fraud Investigation into her election campaign expenses.

Lianne Dalziel says the learned of the investigation through the media.

A lasting legacy in Lyttelton

Project Lyttelton chairwoman Margaret Jefferies passed away on January 13.

OBITUARY: Margaret Jefferies spearheaded major community projects in Christchurch's port town for two decades.

Death and the maiden

Karen Effie is a death care worker.

Deathcare work is the future ''way to go'' for "psychonaut" and funeral celebrant Karen Effie.

Fatal quake building flaw missed

270212 NEWS photo: STACY SQUIRES/FAIRFAX NZ.  Dick Cusiel, LSC Consulting, structural engineer gives evidence at the ...

Engineer Dick Cusiel won't face charges over Linda Arnold's death despite major criticism of his work.

Tenants fear 'tree of doom'

Council social housing tenant Eoin Howard stands by the "tree of doom", which he and other tenants are worried will fall ...

A tenant put "danger" tape around a tree teetering over a Christchurch social housing complex.

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The week in good news

OPINION: Looking for some good news in a dark world.

March's top 10 exhibitions

Llew Summers Follow Me, 1995, concrete, (Tai Tapu Sculpture Garden)

March's 10 exhibitions to look out for in Canterbury are notable for their wide variety.

Shut-eye in the eye of the storm

A chance to "just lie down and go nye-nyes for a few hours" is what many New Zealanders are looking for.

OPINION/SATIRE: With the world quickly heading down the gurgler, peaceful sleep is at a premium.

Fallen power pole's narrow miss

A power pole toppled in St James Ave in Chrtistchurch, just after 8am on Friday, narrowly missing a car and cutting power.

Residents says it's an "absolute fluke" no-one was hurt when a live power line toppled in suburban Christchurch.

Motunau grass fire contained

Motunau is a small coastal settlement about 36km northeast of Waipara in North Canterbury. (File photo).

Fire crews have contained the blaze in rural north Canterbury, allowing residents to return home.

Ratepayer loan sought for cricket lights

An impression of how the proposed lights at Hagley Oval would look.

After getting the controversial Hagley Oval lighting towers approved, cricketers are seeking a council loan.

MP's fake door-knock post

National's health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse and Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker on the side of the road, about ...

Hamish Walker claimed he was collecting petition signatures. But he didn't knock on a single door.

Winter coronavirus cases could 'overwhelm' hospitals

Some parts of Christchurch Hospital recorded their busiest ever days last winter. Authorities are worried if novel ...

Christchurch Hospital may struggle to cope if cases of the disease coincide with flu season.

Angling for a winning salmon

The sun rises over the Rakaia River.

Top anglers trying to catch the largest salmon in the Rakaia River had an early start.

Who is justice really about?

Hannah Clarke's parents, Lloyd and Suzanne, at a vigil to remember their murdered daughter and grandchildren in Brisbane.

OPINION: Who should the main focus of the judicial process be?

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Sewage plan down the dunny

Lake Wakatipu, framed by the Remarkables mountain range, is renowned for its beauty.

A plan to get permission to pollute Queenstown's pristine waters has been flushed away, so what's next?

The school of hard knocks video

One in 10 prisoners has suffered a brain injury growing up, four times the average rate.

Murderer's dark secret

Fallen power pole's narrow miss

The Rebuild

Avon Loop kayak launch opens

New paths and a kayak launch in part of Christchurch's Avon Loop, near Fitzgerald Ave.

A canoe and kayak ramp has opened in Christchurch's Avon Loop, along with new paths.

Sol Sq building gets ratepayer money

The former State Insurance building was built in the 1930s and is deemed "highly significant" by the city council.

Two earthquake-damaged heritage buildings will get $1.2 million from Christchurch ratepayers. 

Over 550 'on-solds' claims lodged

More than 550 claims have been lodged for 'on-sold' houses so far. (File photo of a quake-damaged house)

Hundreds of homeowners who bought houses with earthquake damage have filed for compensation from the Government.

'Hidden gem' walkway still closed

Burwood resident Kerri Narbey on a fallen tree on the walkway at Horseshoe Lake reserve.

It was once a "hidden gem" for walkers, runners and cyclists. Now it's a boggy, overgrown, broken mess.

Beachfront land for sale after quake dispute

The Cave Rock apartments site (sprayed green) is for sale as five sections.

Luxury houses could be built where beachfront apartments were wrecked.

Opinion

It's time to end the secrecy

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel's election expenses are being investigated.

OPINION: We need greater transparency over public donations.

The week in good news

OPINION: Looking for some good news in a dark world.

Shut-eye in the eye of the storm

A chance to "just lie down and go nye-nyes for a few hours" is what many New Zealanders are looking for.

OPINION/SATIRE: With the world quickly heading down the gurgler, peaceful sleep is at a premium.

Who is justice really about?

Hannah Clarke's parents, Lloyd and Suzanne, at a vigil to remember their murdered daughter and grandchildren in Brisbane.

OPINION: Who should the main focus of the judicial process be?

My friend is frustratingly woke

Verity Johnson: "If you want people to look at their own flaws, you need to be smart in the way you ask them."

OPINION: Yes, my annoying friend is right. But couldn't they find a better way of saying so?

sport

Jamieson destroys India video

Indian captain Virat Kohli looks dejected after being dismissed for three in Christchurch on Saturday.

Lanky seamer repays selection with five-for as New Zealand take control.

Black Caps' selection headache video

The coin toss will again be pivotal in Christchurch for New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson, left, and Indian opposite ...

Toss was pivotal in Wellington and it will again be vital in second test.

Boult excited by Hagley wicket

Black Caps' fast bowling leader Trent Boult has a stellar record at Hagley Oval, taking 37 wickets from six tests there.

Leading wicket taker at Hagley Oval looks to pile more misery on India.

Crusaders to play curtainraiser in Oz

Braydon Ennor of the Crusaders makes a break against the Highlanders.

Super Rugby champions Crusaders as a curtainraiser, say what?

The man who moulded Jamieson

Kyle Jamieson had a dream debut at the Basin Reserve, capturing four wickets in the first innings and scoring 44 with ...

Kyle Jamieson arrived in Christchurch as a batsman. Seven years on, he's a bowler going places.

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Death and the maiden

Karen Effie is a death care worker.

Deathcare work is the future ''way to go'' for "psychonaut" and funeral celebrant Karen Effie.

March's top 10 exhibitions

Llew Summers Follow Me, 1995, concrete, (Tai Tapu Sculpture Garden)

March's 10 exhibitions to look out for in Canterbury are notable for their wide variety.

Avon Loop kayak launch opens

New paths and a kayak launch in part of Christchurch's Avon Loop, near Fitzgerald Ave.

A canoe and kayak ramp has opened in Christchurch's Avon Loop, along with new paths.

Rod Stewart announces Dunedin concert

Rod Stewart is coming to New Zealand in November.

Good news for South Island fans as the rocker adds a third date to his New Zealand tour.

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