Spray paint cans are the first part of a new initiative for Christchurch's East Frame next to Manchester Street.

What's with the giant spray cans?

1:56 PM  The 4.5 metre-high cans are part of a new space coming to central Christchurch.

Disappearance baffles

Amber-Lee Cruickshank, pictured age one, went missing on October 17, 1992.

12:54 PM  Police travelled to Aussie outback for answers about what happened to toddler Amber-Lee Cruickshank.

Ram raid car theft video

2:13 PM  Thieves smashed way into a panel beater's and took a Nissan Skyline GTR.

Victim forced to tie up family

Kidnapping victim forced to tie up family members while gun pointed at his head.

Six figure golden handshake

2:15 PM  Lines company boss' "excessive" exit package means he'll make nearly $1m this year.

Miners dig up stream

Gold mining firm illegally excavated 290 metres of a stream bed, blaming lack of understanding.

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Road works delayed by funding, winter

Most work on Christchurch's Manchester St halted at the end of July.

9 min ago  Work to resume soon on the upgrades of Christchurch's Manchester and Durham streets after two months of little action.

Farming fast 5: Cam Booker

2:20 PM  Proud to be a Farmer showcases farming identities with five quick questions

Cannabis smuggled under stamps

Waterfall search for man

The Rebuild

Road works delayed by funding, winter

Most work on Christchurch's Manchester St halted at the end of July.

Work to resume soon on the upgrades of Christchurch's Manchester and Durham streets after two months of little action.

What's with the giant spray cans?

Some of the cans will be used for workshops and for young street artists to practise.

The 4.5 metre-high cans are part of a new space coming to central Christchurch.

People missing from rebuild

Images of residential apartments Fletcher Residential will build on East Framer superlot 11, as seen from the corner of ...

OPINION: Good cities need residents in the centre, but there's no room in the new Christchurch for them.

Quake insurance complaints 'complex'

Insurance and Financial Services Ombudsman Karen Stevens.

Canterbury claims feature in climbing insurance ombudsman complaints.

Compo claim 'doomed to fail'

Associate Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister Nicky Wagner is confident the Crown has met its obligations in ...

Property owner seeking more cash after being forced to give up land hits legal roadblock.

Opinion

A new male era upon us

07112014 Business Photo: David White/Fairfax NZ.
Spark CEO Simon Moutter at the Spark Annual meeting.

OPINION: Looking back on a week in which the new man came to the fore.

People missing from rebuild

Images of residential apartments Fletcher Residential will build on East Framer superlot 11, as seen from the corner of ...

OPINION: Good cities need residents in the centre, but there's no room in the new Christchurch for them.

A farmer's son's letter to his father

Fears of an inheritance tax and water taxes have dominated farmers' election discussions.

OPINION: The urban/rural flame war is being stoked by a cynical Government and is not as deep as farmers believe, writes a farmer's son.

Fake names deny justice

Chief executive Brendan Boyle s approved of the use of false names by MSD staff.

OPINION: The MSD's use of fake names disadvantages their clients.

Kissing social justice goodbye

Bill English, right, campaigning in Lower Hutt with Simon Bridges, left, and local candidate Chris Bishop. No animals ...

OPINION: What is that grotesque practice of politicians kissing kids about, who started it, and why isn't there a law against it?

business

Road works delayed by funding, winter

Most work on Christchurch's Manchester St halted at the end of July.

Work to resume soon on the upgrades of Christchurch's Manchester and Durham streets after two months of little action.

Six-figure golden handshake

Aurora Energy boss Grady Cameron's exit package means he will make nearly $1 million in a year.

Otago lines company boss's 'excessive' exit package means he'll make nearly $1m this year.

What's with the giant spray cans?

Some of the cans will be used for workshops and for young street artists to practise.

The 4.5 metre-high cans are part of a new space coming to central Christchurch.

China's NZ space launch

An artist's impression of the balloon Shanghai Pengxin and KuangChi Science launched into "near space" from New Zealand.

NZ is proving useful to China's space exploration research, a specialist in Chinese affairs says.

Martin Jetpack bleeds red ink

Recent manned flight of the latest Series 1 Martin Jetpack.

Space exploration is not on Jetpack's agenda, but more development costing $50 million is.

sport

Family ties for Signify

Kate Cowan is congratulated by her father Snookie following Nashville's Winter Cup victory.

Mum owns, Dad trains and their daughter rides, it's a family day out with Group I sprinter.

Ferns set for Chch sellout

Silver Ferns defender Katrina Grant tussles with Australian shooter Natalie Medhurst for possession the last time New ...

 Interest high in Silver Ferns' Constellation Cup test in Chch with just 500 tickets remaining.

Canterbury's defining moment

Canterbury coach Glenn Delaney.

 Canterbury coach Glenn Delaney seeking bounce-back win after season defining loss.

Future looking bright for Southbridge tennis

Life members Simon McCormick and John Christey are excited for the future of the Southbridge Tennis Club with the new ...

Southbridge Tennis Club (STC) has been firing shots over the net for more than 135 years, a new lick of court will allow the facility to pave the way for community sport in the years to come.

Storm call in McCaw

Melbourne Storm stalwart Cameron Smith meets All Black legend Richie McCaw.

Melbourne Storm enlist former All Blacks captain Richie McCaw ahead of grand final qualifier.

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What's with the giant spray cans?

Some of the cans will be used for workshops and for young street artists to practise.

The 4.5 metre-high cans are part of a new space coming to central Christchurch.

Op shop show

Home and Family's Re:purpose Runway organisers Eve Wingerath, sisters Claire and Emma Quinn and executive director Val ...

Vintage clothing lovers unite: a secondhand fashion event is coming to Christchurch.

Embracing the walk-run video

Having coffee with friends has become an acceptable activity to do in activewear.

As election week heats up, I decided to slow things down – to a Bill English inspired walk-run.

106yo still political

Nina Brown, 106, said Bill English and Jacinda Ardern were both "lovely", but would not be giving them her vote.

Nina Brown was a Greenie long before the word existed.

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