Quake tribunal settles first case

Paul Busby and Margaret Letitia are in disagreement with IAG over whether certain quake damage is covered by their ...

There have been 21 applications to the new quake insurance claim resolution service since it started up two months ago.

230 High in limbo

230 High St (multi-storey building with blue-tinted glass) is caught up in an engineering wrangle.

A nearly finished, seven-level building said to be unsafe due to poor engineering remains in limbo 18 months after concerns were first raised.

Awkward comedy wins 48Hours video

Hamish Parkinson at a man from a Negroni family in A Familiar Feeling.

A Familiar Feeling puts a the concept of a rom-com meet cute to the tests in this year's weekend long film making competition.

Man injured in avalanche

A person has suffered moderate injuries from an avalanche on Aoraki/Mt Cook on the Sunday - the second avalanche to ...

One person has been flown to Christchurch Hospital with moderate injuries following another avalanche on Aoraki/Mt Cook.

Plans to increase matches

Hagley Oval is allowed up to 13 days of major matches a season, but moves are afoot to increase that to 25.

City planners are opposing moves to use earthquake recovery laws to relax strict rules governing Christchurch's Hagley Oval.

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Dairy robbed by armed men

The trio were all wearing dark clothing and left on foot after taking cash and cigarettes.

Three men armed with hammers and wearing masks have robbed a Christchurch dairy.

Man stabbed at petrol station

Police want to identify the man pictured in relation to a stabbing at a service station in Edgeware, Christchurch, on ...

A 27-year-old man has been taken to hospital after a stranger stabbed him twice at a petrol station in Christchurch.

Frontline police return to New Brighton

The New Brighton police station is now the workplace for another 23 frontline police staff.

Residents in the seaside community are "delighted" police will now be faster at responding to incidents in east Christchurch.

Pair stabbed during fight

Two men were stabbed and another had a bottle thrown at him during a fight between two groups on Camp St, Queenstown, ...

Two men have been injured – one critically – during a fight between up to 15 people in central Queenstown.

$54m to tackle homelessness

The Government has announced a $54 million housing accessibility package to prevent and reduce homelessness.

It will fund initiatives to support at-risk individuals and whānau to stay in their homes.

Rakaia bridge closed for four hours

Rakaia bridge (State Highway 1) has reopened after a crash earlier on Sunday. (File photo)

State Highway 1 south of Christchurch has reopened after a crash closed Canterbury's Rakaia bridge.

October for parking sites

A lack of parking near Christchurch Hospital has been a long-running source of frustration for patients, visitors and staff.

The Ministry of Health is not ruling out the possibility of opening a new car park building for Christchurch Hospital in 2020.

Man stabbed in Timaru fight

Police in Timaru attended two altercations in the early hours of Sunday. (File photo)

A man has been stabbed and another run over by a vehicle in separate incidents in Timaru early Sunday.

Timaru Boys' High bows out

Timaru Boys' High's James Davidson is crunched in a tackle by Shirley Boys' High's Brodie Barsby.

Timaru Boys' High School's First XV campaign in the UC Championship finished tamely at the hands of Shirley Boys' High.

The Arsonists fails to light fire

The writer of The Arsonists has described the play as a love letter to her father.

Review: For 80 interminable minutes the dialogue is interrupted by redolent silences. Long, long, very long pauses.

News

Illness closure over

Haeata Community Campus will reopen as planned on Monday after a gastro outbreak forced the school to close on Friday.

Christchurch's Haeata Community Campus will reopen on Monday after a suspected gastro outbreak forced the school to close last week.

New fire station for Spencerville

Christchurch's first purpose-built station uniting rural and urban fire brigades will be operating in a year's time.

Dairy robbed by armed men

Man stabbed at petrol station

The Rebuild

Quake tribunal settles first case

Paul Busby and Margaret Letitia are in disagreement with IAG over whether certain quake damage is covered by their ...

There have been 21 applications to the new quake insurance claim resolution service since it started up two months ago.

New fire station for Spencerville

The new Spencerville Fire Station is scheduled to open in August 2020.

Christchurch's first purpose-built station uniting rural and urban fire brigades will be operating in a year's time.

The ghost of demolitions past

Cera demolition general manager Warwick Isaacs in a scene of destruction in 2011.

Four Christchurch heritage treasures are still affected by an old emergency power that demolished 718 buildings.

Southern Response 'misleading, deceptive'

The High Court has found Crown-owned earthquake claims company Southern Response engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct.

A Canterbury quake insurance claims court ruling could cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.

Countdown on for Riverside Market opening video

These bulls will feature at one of three restaurants inside Riverside Market.

An $80 million development in Christchurch's central city will open next month.

Opinion

Election 2020 will be messy

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at a beach cleanup in Wellington. It's unlikely to be the last cleanup she'll tackle.

OPINION: Drama is par for the course in election year, but 2020 may just set a new bar.

Inmates' voting a non-issue

If you need barbed wire around your housing, then maybe you shouldn't vote either.

OPINION: Voting rights for prisoners should be the least of our worries.

F for fail for Corrections

Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis' response to the prison letters was not good enough, says Duncan Garner.

OPINION: The letters from prison debacle is an embarrassment for those at the top of the food chain at Corrections.

We need productive land

The spread of urban development puts pressure on the ability of New Zealand to feed itself.

OPINION: The Government is right to ring-fence our productive, food-growing land from the grasp of property developers.

The week in good news

A helpful comparison showed us what a monster the giant penguin would have been.

OPINION: There is good news among the week's gloomy headlines.

business

Quake tribunal settles first case

Paul Busby and Margaret Letitia are in disagreement with IAG over whether certain quake damage is covered by their ...

There have been 21 applications to the new quake insurance claim resolution service since it started up two months ago.

230 High in limbo

230 High St (multi-storey building with blue-tinted glass) is caught up in an engineering wrangle.

A nearly finished, seven-level building said to be unsafe due to poor engineering remains in limbo 18 months after concerns were first raised.

New fire station for Spencerville

The new Spencerville Fire Station is scheduled to open in August 2020.

Christchurch's first purpose-built station uniting rural and urban fire brigades will be operating in a year's time.

Warnings about lifestyle blocks

It takes longer to sell a lifestyle block.

Sagging demand for lifestyle blocks offers opportunities for buyers, but there's a warning.

'Women should be in the kitchen'

Apprentice builder Jo Stirling working at the Hanley's Farm subdivision, Queenstown.

Single mum Jo Stirling was always good at DIY, but when she first entered the building trade she was ridiculed.

sport

Waikato win wheelchair rugby champs video

Barney Koneferenisi of Waikato gathers the ball as two players put him under pressure.

Some of the country's best wheelchair rugby players went head-to-head this weekend for the 2019 NZ Wheelchair Rugby National Championship.

Tasman roll Canterbury

Tasman wing Leicester Fainga'anuku scored a superb individual try against Canterbury in Christchurch on Sunday.

Canterbury drop first two games to start a new season for the first time since 1996.

Recap: Canterbury v Tasman

Luke Whitelock dives over for a try during Canterbury's Mitre 10 Cup loss to Waikato in Hamilton.

Tasman punish Canterbury in a one-sided contest in Christchurch.

Timaru Boys' High bows out

Timaru Boys' High's James Davidson is crunched in a tackle by Shirley Boys' High's Brodie Barsby.

Timaru Boys' High School's First XV campaign in the UC Championship finished tamely at the hands of Shirley Boys' High.

Should horse have name change?

Graham Court with harness racing great Terror to Love, who has sired three horses with Terror or Terrorist in their name.

Horse owner has sympathy for the victims of the March 15 attacks, but won't change its name.

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Awkward comedy wins 48Hours video

Hamish Parkinson at a man from a Negroni family in A Familiar Feeling.

A Familiar Feeling puts a the concept of a rom-com meet cute to the tests in this year's weekend long film making competition.

The Arsonists fails to light fire

The writer of The Arsonists has described the play as a love letter to her father.

Review: For 80 interminable minutes the dialogue is interrupted by redolent silences. Long, long, very long pauses.

A stroke of outrageous fortune

A poster promoting the opening of the new Canterbury University student association building and Ngaio Marsh Theatre ...

Serendipity had a hand in the re-creation of Ngaio Marsh's abbreviated 1943 version of Hamlet.

The tiny thing setting your EV free video

West Coast here we come: two new charging stations will make Arthur's Pass accessible for most modern EVs.

OPINION: In the latest green-vehicle Contestable Fund, there's a tiny detail that represents a landmark for those Kiwis who want to truly roam free in their EVs.

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