Collett's Corner apartments for sale

An artist's impressions of Collett's corner development planned for Lyttelton.

6 min ago  One apartment in the ambitious Lyttelton development has already pre-sold off the plans.

Pursuit victim killed heading to work

Owen Fraser, left, and Kenneth McCaul at their wedding in 2014.

6:00 PM  Kenneth McCaul's early-morning work routine put him on a fatal collision course with a driver fleeing police.

Man dies after Rakaia crash

Emergency services were called to the crash about 1pm on Sunday. (file photo).

5:58 PM  A man has died after a crash between a motorbike and a car in rural Canterbury.

Rubbish piles up outside market video

Punters at Christchurch's Riverside Market have left the streets outside overflowing with rubbish, forcing developers to ...

5:42 PM  Visitors to Christchurch's Riverside Market are leaving rubbish piling up on the city's streets, forcing an environmental rethink.

Guilty verdict in dairy robbery trial

A jury has found Joshua James Allan guilty of the attempted robbery of a Christchurch dairy in June last year.

5:20 PM  Joshua James Allan denied he was the masked, black-clad man who tried to rob a Christchurch dairy last year, but a jury disagreed.

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Property battle ends in court

This Crawford St property, the former A.H. Reed building, has been the subject of a court case in the High Court at Dunedin.

Unpaid rent for land occupied by a historic Dunedin property has led to a legal scrap and a new owner.

Family 'devastated' by homicide news

Jess Boyce's family said earlier this month they would remain strong despite the "enduring burden" of not knowing what ...

Police believe the ute Jess Boyce was last seen in was left at the forest park to mislead the investigation.

Tradies make citizen's arrest

A group of tradies made a citizens arrests on a man who was allegedly interfering with a vehicle at a Christchurch ...

Several tradesmen restrained a man allegedly interfering with a vehicle at a Christchurch building site.

Cook painting could be worth $300,000

Captain James Cook, painted by John Webber about 1780. A much smaller portrait of Cook by Webber is up for auction in London.

A little known portrait of Captain James Cook will be auctioned in London next week.

One dead in pursuit crash

A Toyota car, with five people inside, was chased by police for four minutes before it collided with a Hyundai car in ...

A group of teenagers are believed to have been in a car fleeing police when the driver crashed into another car, killing an innocent man.

Dislocated every toe in scooter crash video

Chantal Bothma's left foot injured in a Lime scooter crash.

Giving birth nothing compared to scooter injury pain, says mother-of-three.

How innocents die on our roads

Friends Norm Fitt, 73, and Deidre Jordan, 67, died when the vehicle they were in was hit by a driver fleeing police in ...

In 2010, Norman Fitt, 73, and Deidre Jordan, 67, were killed when a driver fleeing police struck their mini-SUV.

Battle over beach apartments

The former owners of the Cave Rock apartments have been offered $4.8m for the land, but there is no consensus on how the ...

Thirteen owners have died. Weeds have grown on the fenced-off site, and the apartments have fallen into ruin.

Snowy blast coming

Snow is expected to fall to 400m in Central Otago on Tuesday evening and 300m further north to Kaikōura.

MetService warns six major highways could be closed by snow as freezing weather sweeps through the country.

$22k surgery, or months of pain video

While it was a financial hit, Susan Wauchop chose to go private for her hip surgery because she could not tolerate ...

In July, Susan Wauchop could barely walk. She was offered an appointment by November, with treatment likely three months later.

local body elections

Mayor wants help with hair salon

It is a "great privilege" to be the Grey District's first female mayor, Tania Gibson says.

Grey District mayor Tania Gibson will soon be parting ways with life as a hairdresser in Greymouth.

Chch mayor sets out priorities video

Lianne Dalziel discusses her priorities for the next three years.

Buoyed by a renewed mandate to lead Christchurch, mayor Lianne Dalziel is pushing ahead with plans to fix the east and get a stadium built.

New Chch council must juggle demands

Christchurch's new council faces a tricky task in juggling conflicting demands from different sectors in the city.

Tackling climate change, revamping the central city, cutting rates - new councillors face a tricky path in Chch.

ECan stalwarts happy

Megan Hands, one of the two new Environment Canterbury councillors for the Christchurch West/Opuna constituency.

The old hands say they are looking forward to working with the new crop of ECan councillors.

Younger faces on council

Six new councillors have been elected to the Christchurch City Council this term. From left: Phil Mauger, Catherine Chu, ...

Christchurch's council is now a lot younger and little more diverse.

News

Scooter helmets go walkabout

Beam scooters were launched in Christchurch in June and each vehicle came with a helmet.

E-scooter company Beam is working on a new anti-theft locking system to stop its distinctive purple helmets from being stolen.

Judge: 'I'm resetting the clock'

Evan Smith was meant to be sentenced for sexually grooming a teen online, but his plea and conviction have been vacated.

Law to clamp down on prisoner letters

Family 'devastated' by homicide news

The Rebuild

Collett's Corner apartments for sale

An artist's impressions of Collett's corner development planned for Lyttelton.

One apartment in the ambitious Lyttelton development has already pre-sold off the plans.

News bites from Christchurch

Work has started on the upgrade of the Avon Loop in central Christchurch.

Another section of the $120m Avon River precinct is under way.

Sluggish home sales cause concern video

Bedford apartments for sale in One Central, in Christchurch's east frame development.

Slow sales of Christchurch's 900-home development have aroused concern from Treasury.

Cathedral Sq repairs to start

Upgrades to an area south of Cathedral Square will begin next week.

Multimillion-dollar spruce up of Christchurch's Cathedral Square to begin next week, but final development still at least a decade away.

130-year-old grocery store restored

Tim and Anna Chesney renovated the old grocery store on the corner of Kilmore and Barbadoes streets.

A Christchurch couple painstakingly restore a huge heritage-listed building.

Opinion

South Africa is gradually changing

All Black first-five Beauden Barrett, supported by Sonny Bill Williams, faces up to Springboks Eben Etzebeth (left) and ...

OPINION: I viewed Saturday's night's commanding quarterfinal victory for the All Blacks over the Irish embedded deep in enemy territory.

MPs paid to make these calls

David Seymour at a debate about his End of Life Choice Bill in Wellington.

OPINION: Talk of a referendum on the End of Life Choice Bill is just MPs passing the buck

Media need to focus on quality

Jeremy Corbett and Jesse Mulligan on The Project. It is one of the shows thrown into doubt by MediaWorks' woes.

OPINION: It's unfair of MediaWorks to blame the Government for its ills, but the state can do more to protect access to democracy.

Who knows how I'll feel then?

"... the life and death of Lecretia Seales - pictured here with husband Matt Vickers in 2004 - was the dealmaker for ...

OPINION: Death, like luck, travels in waves. Death's waves seem to be peaking around me at the moment.

Adrenaline yields to pleasure of dominance

The fact the Irish had twice beaten the All Blacks in recent encounters heightened the sense of anticipation ahead of ...

OPINION: Impressive, All Blacks. Now bring on a close game.

business

Collett's Corner apartments for sale

An artist's impressions of Collett's corner development planned for Lyttelton.

One apartment in the ambitious Lyttelton development has already pre-sold off the plans.

Property battle ends in court

This Crawford St property, the former A.H. Reed building, has been the subject of a court case in the High Court at Dunedin.

Unpaid rent for land occupied by a historic Dunedin property has led to a legal scrap and a new owner.

News bites from Christchurch

Work has started on the upgrade of the Avon Loop in central Christchurch.

Another section of the $120m Avon River precinct is under way.

Are ewe kidding? video

A Dunedin company is working on technology that can tell individual sheep apart from each other.

Think all sheep look the same? New technology developed by a Dunedin pair is proving that belief wrong.

Kiwi took $70m in bribes

$3.1 billion in loans from Credit Suisse were sold to investors worldwide.

Christchurch-born Andrew Pearse allegedly helped organise $3 billion in corrupt loans.

sport

Rugby ribbing awaits English cricketers

New England cricket coach Chris Silverwood will guide the side for the first time on their tour of New Zealand.

English cricketers expect stick ahead of Rugby World Cup semifinal showdown.

Morgan defends WBU title

Bowyn Morgan landed some heavy left hands to the body before the fight was stopped.

'Bent pretty quickly.' Kiwi boxer defends his title in quick time.

Recap: Wellington v Canterbury

Wellington forward Teariki Ben-Nicholas is tackled by Canterbury centre Braydon Ennor at Westpac Stadium.

Lions books spot in Mitre 10 Cup Premiership final against Tasman with 30-19 win at Westpac Stadium.

The other Kiwi coach driving Japan

Scott Hansen was in charge of the Sunwolves for their shock upset of the Chiefs in Hamilton in March.

Jamie Joseph and Tony Brown have hogged the headlines during Japan's remarkable run, but there's another Kiwi driving a key aspect of their game.

Canterbury wary of Lions

Canterbury coach Joe Maddock and his side are determined to produce a stronger effort than they served up last time ...

Canterbury put outstanding semifinal record on line against longtime foe.

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Cook painting could be worth $300,000

Captain James Cook, painted by John Webber about 1780. A much smaller portrait of Cook by Webber is up for auction in London.

A little known portrait of Captain James Cook will be auctioned in London next week.

CSO wows with 'ebullient' energy

Conductor Christian Lindberg dealt with challenges during the performance with ease. (File photo)

REVIEW: Once in a while a performer comes along who presents something so fresh the audience is immediately drawn into what feels like the artist's playground.

Drax Project's summer tour

Drax Project will headline five holiday hot spot shows this summer.

Wellington jazz-pop band Drax Project will headline five holiday hot spot shows this summer.

Chch classic returns to the stage with mixed results

The Court Theatre's production of Fresh off the Boat stars Jake Arona as Uncle Charles.

Pacific Underground classic returns to Christchurch 26 years after its debut.

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