'One hell of a writer'

Short Story Awards winner Frazer Rangihuna is, says Witi Ihimaera, "one hell of a writer".

5:00 AM  After winning the 2017 Sunday Star-Times Short Story Awards, Frazer Rangihuna had one of NZ's most lauded authors email him some invaluable feedback:

Batsman cops nasty head blow video

Canterbury's Ken McClure retired after being struck on the helmet by a bouncer from Neil Wagner. (FILE PHOTO)

Canterbury's Ken McClure retired hurt after being struck by Neil Wagner's bouncer, but his replacement saved the day.

Canty's Cocksedge stars in FPC final video

Kendra Cocksedge scores one of her two tries in the Farah Palmer Cup final.

Welcome to the Kendra show. Black Ferns halfback stars for Canterbury in Farah Palmer Cup final.

Procession for slain gang member

Luke Riddell, 28, was shot dead in Charing Cross, Selwyn, last Saturday.

Patched gang members are taking part in a procession in memory of slain King Cobras member Luke Riddell.

Fire alarm fail at new $92m library

Fire fighters had to crow bar open the control panel as it had been painted shut.

Firefighters had to crowbar open a panel that had been painted shut.

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Reefton reimagined

For West Coast travel feature - Reefton.

Artists and business leaders are breathing new life into a West Coast town hit hard by the closure of its mine.

New mood dawns in Christchurch

Louis Yeki at Rauora Park.

The city has a new slogan and shining new amenities. Now it is trying to attract what it needs most.

'It's OK to keep living' video

Just two months after losing her husband and son in the space of a couple weeks, Julie Zarifeh used her grief to make a ...

After losing her husband and son 16 days apart, Julie Zarifeh is getting through with "active grieving".

Catholic bishop delays cathedral decision

Christchurch's Catholic bishop Paul Martin says plans  for the city's cathedral are a "work in progress".

A decision on Christchurch's quake-damaged Catholic cathedral was due by the end of this year.

Aviation dynasty lays grief bare video

DOC ranger Scott Theobald has been named as the third person on board a helicopter that crashed in Wanaka on Thursday.

Brother of Wanaka helicopter crash victim says it "could have been any of us".

Christchurch chasing events

The structural steel for the Christchurch convention centre's exhibition hall is en route from Thailand, due to arrive ...

Christchurch's economic development agency is taking a more "proactive" approach in chasing bigger events for the city.

City's optimism on the rise video

Kylie Allin has moved back to Christchurch from Australia and loves bringing her daughter, Georgia Dabinette, to the ...

Christchurch's mood is changing as its residents begin to feel more positive about their city, new research reveals.  

Party marks end of year video

Students celebrated the end of the university year.

It was the biggest party of the university year, with nearly 3000 celebrating the end of study for 2018 at Lincoln University.

Truckies face safety hit

The trucking industry has welcomed stricter safety enforcement but it is leading to casualties as more vehicles are ...

Trucking companies eye Christmas deadlines as NZTA review concerns mount.

Funds needed for observatory restoration

The Arts Centre of Christchurch's historic Observatory Tower and Biological Laboratory building could be restored next year.

Christchurch Arts Centre has launched a $5 million fundraising campaign to help restore their earthquake-damaged observatory building.

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The Rebuild

'I breathe a sigh of relief'

Jan Kupec and Yaso Kathiravel at home, with daughters Mira (5) left, and Anya (10), and their live-in nanny from ...

"We have sheep behind the house. The kids can jump over the fence and run up the hill."

New mood dawns in Christchurch

Louis Yeki at Rauora Park.

The city has a new slogan and shining new amenities. Now it is trying to attract what it needs most.

Christchurch chasing events

The structural steel for the Christchurch convention centre's exhibition hall is en route from Thailand, due to arrive ...

Christchurch's economic development agency is taking a more "proactive" approach in chasing bigger events for the city.

City's optimism on the rise video

Kylie Allin has moved back to Christchurch from Australia and loves bringing her daughter, Georgia Dabinette, to the ...

Christchurch's mood is changing as its residents begin to feel more positive about their city, new research reveals.  

South frame three-quarters finished

Large murals of native birds, insects and plants brighten up Kahikatea Common.

A central Christchurch rebuild project is nearing completion, with three sites needed to finish the job.

Opinion

Happy to tackle tough questions

National leader Simon Bridges arrives at the Hawke's Bay A&P Show on Thursday.

OPINION: My position in relation to the new royal baby is goo-goo ga-ga and itchy-kitchy-koo.

More say for Māori on health

Former cabinet minister John Tamihere is among many at the Waitangi Tribunal with concerns about Māori interaction with ...

OPINION: The health statistics for Maori are disturbing and lamentable. It's time for them to have a greater say and more resources.

The cesspit of NZ politics

Jami-Lee Ross is the centre of attention outside the Wellington Police Station this week.

OPINION: Political parties run on money. We just don't like to admit it.

The week in good news

New Zealand's fat, drunk, loveable new ambassador.

OPINION: Try looking on the bright side.

A hurt that's never forgotten

Lanterns are released into a pond in Palmerston North on Monday in honour of International Pregnancy and Infant Loss ...

OPINION: I felt my eyes misting up behind my sunglasses as I drove.

business

The city with too many houses

Builder Dayle Jones downsized after the construction bonanza. He may have to cut more workers as business dries up.

After the quakes there was a building boom, then quiet. Did Christchurch overcompensate?

'I breathe a sigh of relief'

Jan Kupec and Yaso Kathiravel at home, with daughters Mira (5) left, and Anya (10), and their live-in nanny from ...

"We have sheep behind the house. The kids can jump over the fence and run up the hill."

New mood dawns in Christchurch

Louis Yeki at Rauora Park.

The city has a new slogan and shining new amenities. Now it is trying to attract what it needs most.

Egg business makes bank

Dunedin businessman Michael Guthrie.

NZ's biggest egg business sold for $285 million, and created a new rich lister.

Christchurch chasing events

The structural steel for the Christchurch convention centre's exhibition hall is en route from Thailand, due to arrive ...

Christchurch's economic development agency is taking a more "proactive" approach in chasing bigger events for the city.

sport

Batsman cops nasty head blow video

Canterbury's Ken McClure retired after being struck on the helmet by a bouncer from Neil Wagner. (FILE PHOTO)

Canterbury's Ken McClure retired hurt after being struck by Neil Wagner's bouncer, but his replacement saved the day.

Five holes in Ferns

Five spots look to be up for grabs in Noeline Taurua's Silver Ferns squad for next year's Netball World Cup.

Battle for places in Silver Ferns World Cup squad gets interesting as countdown to Liverpool looms.

Clinical finish puts Cantabs in final video

Tasman wing Solomon Alaimalo tackles Canterbury fullback George Bridge in Nelson on Friday night.

A late Mitchell Drummond try keeps Canterbury on track to win a 10th title in the past 11 years.

Games bring man back to army

Grant Philip is part of the New Zealand Defence Force Invictus Games Team competing in Sydney this month.

A Canterbury man is thrilled to be back with the Defence Force nearly 30 years after a freak accident robbed him of his planned career – and the use of his limbs.

Several Ferns under threat video

Jane Watson was the best performed Silver Fern in the Quad Series and Constellation Cup.

Maria Folau and Jane Watson impress under new Silver Ferns coach, but others will be worried about their spots for 2019.

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An ace in flight and business

Guy Newton excelled as an ace fighter pilot and as a senior international businessman with General Motors Corporation.

OBITUARY: Ace fighter pilot and businessman Guy Newton lived a life that was anything but ordinary.

How to live with death

Deathwalker Melanie Mayell: 'Death does remind us that we don't have forever in this body. Do what you love, do what's ...

Coping with death, one coffee at a time.

Review: Little India Merivale

We ordered a feast with all the trimmings.

Amid all Christchurch's restaurant comings and goings, this restaurant has endured.

30 years of Kiwi rock

Shihad are marking their 30th anniversary with a tour, still performing as energetically as ever.

OPINION: Shihad have been creating the rock soundtrack to Kiwi life for three decades.

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