A stretch of road along Howard Narrows has been widened by 1.5 metres.

The straight and not-so narrow

South Island road deemed "not fit-for-purpose" post-quake gets major upgrade.

Live: Gita nears NZ

Winds gusting over 150kmh in some parts of the country and widespread heavy rain picked when storm crosses NZ.

2:52 PM  West Coast schools will be closed and in Marlborough campers, trampers and boaties warned to leave. Need to know

Two counts of murder video

3:29 PM  Police charge a man with murdering a Dunedin couple found dead after blaze.

'Can fire destroy DNA' search

Murder-accused allegedly read about sex workers' deaths before Renee Duckmanton's killing.

Gita to bring huge seas video

4:06 PM  Gita will hit the country hard and fast - with waves of over 6m, gales and heavy rain.

Ecstasy couriers plead ignorance

Ex-couple "unwitting drug couriers" when they flew into Chch with 5kg of ecstasy in bags.

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Cromwell car crash victim named

File pic.

4:08 PM  Isaiah Peter Talaifiti Garr, 20, was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Cromwell on Saturday.

Preparing for Cyclone Gita

3:54 PM  Cyclone Gita could bring power cuts, water outages, road closures: Here's what you need to know.

Albatross kills webcam star chick

Build a wall(aby) barrier

The Rebuild

Google slammed for allowing piracy

Mad Max: Fury Road has been illegally downloaded hundreds of thousands of times.

"If piracy isn't nailed ... the Australian film industry will be over," says Village Roadshow executive.

Still waiting for square plans

Seven years after the February 2011 earthquake, there is still no solid plan to redevelop Cathedral Square.

Regenerate Christchurch is yet to brief the city council and Crown on its recommendations for Cathedral Square.

'No power to intervene' video

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told CTV families the government did not have the power to intervene in the police ...

Jacinda Ardern offered sympathy - and reality - to CTV victims' families over the lack of criminal charges.

Cathedral fundraising under way video

The Christ Church Cathedral has been sitting derelict in the city centre for nearly seven years.

Fundraising campaign to rebuild Christ Church Cathedral launched with a $1 million donation.

New start for Chch video

Construction of the project's first stage was due to finish by the end of next week – seven years on from the ...

Construction of the first stage of Christchurch's $140m Terrace hospitality development due to finish by the end of next week.

Opinion

Help at hand for overwhelmed home buyers and sellers

The real estate industry doesn't have a great image, with only two out of five people surveyed being confident of its ...

OPINION: The lack of trustworthy information for home buyers and seller has prompted regulator Real Estate Authority to launch an advice website.

'Zip it, sweetie', unless you're Crusher

Imagine the entertainment if "Crusher" Collins won the National leadership race, writes Jane Bowron.

OPINION: Imagine the entertainment if "Crusher" Collins won the National leadership race.

National race could get messy

Judith Collins, Simon Bridges and Amy Adams have all put their hands up for the National Party's top job.

OPINION: The wheeling and dealing has a long way to go before National picks its next leader.

Jacinda goes electric in Christchurch

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Christchurch Art Gallery director Jenny Harper share a laugh while looking at feminist ...

OPINION: Jacinda's popularity sky rockets while National reconsiders.

Confessions of a cicada saviour

Beck boasts of her ability to hold "spiders of a certain size". This tarantula is beyond that certain size.

OPINION: Beck Eleven makes her bid to be declared The Christchurch Saviour of Animals. But there's a grisly impediment.

business

Google slammed for allowing piracy

Mad Max: Fury Road has been illegally downloaded hundreds of thousands of times.

"If piracy isn't nailed ... the Australian film industry will be over," says Village Roadshow executive.

Powerhouse's legal fight

SolarBright managing director Nicola Martin is happier times demonstrating a solar charge table in Christchurch, the ...

Technology incubators' roller coaster ride is leaving behind some disappointed entrepreneurs, but its chief executive says the company is now ready for strong growth

Chinese tourists leap into unknown

Some skydive companies have introduced age limits as more Chinese families seek to include their children on tandem jumps.

Chinese travellers here to celebrate their New Year are getting increasingly adventurous.

Urban village project sunk

An artist's impression of the 2012 winning Breathe Urban Village planned for the corner of Madras and Gloucester St next ...

Breathe urban village was one of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority's pet projects. It was never going to work without Government support.

New meth laws create social battleground

Methamphetamine clean up expert Sean Johnson gears up for the job.

New laws aimed at wiping out the meth scourge may just create new social problems according to advocacy groups.

sport

Latham: Big score around corner

Canterbury's Tom Latham is expected to keep his spot in New Zealand's ODI side for the five-match series against ...

Under pressure Black Cap seeing the ball well in nets. Now, it's a matter of translating it into the middle.

Top four locked in

George King scored the game's only goal as Canterbury United beat Hamilton Wanderers 1-0.

Canterbury United didn't need a win to book fourth semifinal spot - but they did anyway.

Nicholls shows his class

Henry Nicholls notched 122 as Canterbury thumped Northern Districts in the Ford Trophy minor semifinal in Whangarei on ...

Henry Nicholls warms up for England ODI series with century against ND in Ford Trophy semifinal.

Bauer on board video

Jack Bauer will lead New Zealand's road cycling medal hopes at the Commonwealth Games.

Cycling NZ delighted as Michelton-Scott agree to release Jack Bauer for Commonwealth Games.

Canterbury thump Northern Districts

Henry Nicholls scored 122 as Canterbury thumped Northern Districts.

Canterbury are into the Ford Trophy elimination final, where they will face the Central Stags.

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Kiwi debut for Marvel-inspired show

Gary Tro and Javier Jarquin are bringing their stage show MarvelUs to Christchurch on Saturday night.

Christchurch's Javier Jarquin one-half of The Just Us League, who will make their NZ-debut in the city on Saturday night.

Corner Store provides place, space for artists

Kyla K's works on display at Welles Street

"I am passionate about running exhibitions because I know how life-changing that can be for an artist. Knowing that someone values and loves their art enough to buy it can encourage an artist, help them believe that they have something to offer the world," says Kyla Kuzinarski.

Court delivers epic, bloody Shakespeare

In a mesmerising portrayal, Owen Black sustained a towering presence as Titus Andronicus, overwhelming everything in his ...

REVIEW: Dan Bain and his cast distil Shakespeare's earliest tragedy into something timeless, potent and unsettling.

Inaugural Grace Butler grant awarded

Swanson says she is "humbled" to be the first to receive the award, which includes a three-month residency at Ara School ...

Judges said artist Zina Swanson "echoed" the work of the late Christchurch landscape painter.

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