An early first training run at Hagley Park on Tuesday. My palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy.

Trying to run 10km for charity video

7:06 PM  OPINION: I am not built for running. My legs are stumpy, feet pigeon-toed and I hate getting my hair sweaty.

'No idea' of cost video

Tyler Stewart Stokes, 20, and Monique Carlaw, 22, earlier admitted lying to Talley's Fisheries about a car crash they ...

Couple created a bogus tale of a family tragedy to divert fishing trawler - costing Talley's $173k.

Council to take on red zone land

7:01 PM  Christchurch council will takeover ownership of the city playground and the bus interchange under new proposal with Govt.

Easter restriction could remain

7:08 PM  The city council looks unlikely to ease Easter Sunday trading restrictions in Christchurch – a stance labelled "disappointing" by retailers.

No detail on health cuts

CDHB boss refuses to say what services are at risk of "unprecedented" health cuts.

Woman charged with robbery

A woman charged with robbing Ballantynes was allegedly part of an organised theft ring.

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Pregnant woman hit by car

A pregnant woman was hit by a car in Lincoln, south of Christchurch, on Tuesday evening. (File photo)

8 min ago  A pregnant woman was taken to hospital after being hit by a car in Lincoln, south of Christchurch.

Rare kaki released into wild video

19 min ago  New Zealand's last captive juvenile kaki ventured into the wild for the first time in the Mackenzie Basin on Tuesday.

Council expenses 'within budget'

'Conundrum' for Manuherikia River users

The Rebuild

Council to take on red zone land

A refresh of the cost-sharing agreement between the Christchurch City Council and Goverment will transfer ownership of ...

Christchurch council will takeover ownership of the Margaret Mahy Playground and the bus interchange under new proposal with Government.

No full replacement for claimants

The buyers of this earthquake-damaged Wainoni house took IAG to court and lost the right to full replacement value.

The High Court has decided buyers of earthquake-damaged homes aren't eligible for full replacement costs.

Sumner pride in spades video

Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre has opened on Wakefield Ave. Hundreds gathered at the $10m building on Saturday for a ...

Hundreds gathered to mark the opening of Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre on Saturday.

Avon a river, or stormwater drain? video

The Avon River and surrounding wetlands once offered up many delicacies, including eel, flounder, whitebait in season, ...

It once served Maori eel, flounder, whitebait, herring and mullet – but few would eat from it now.

Anger over flooding and erosion

Alastair Burgess, commodore at the South New Brighton yacht club, surveys erosion near where the proposed new club will ...

Every time rain is forecast, Sam Hawkins clears sand and stones from the stormwater outlet behind his holiday park.

Opinion

Labour promise a win for Canty?

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern pledged an extra $30m towards boosting mental health support for Canterby at Christchurch's ...

ANALYSIS: Is Labour's pledge to boost mental health support in Canterbury answering our most pressing need and is it feasible?

Winston holding the reins

Winston Peters dreams of overhauling the Reserve Bank Act, a la Singapore, and pegging the Kiwi dollar to a ...

OPINION: No matter what party leads the next government, some big course corrections in policy direction are surely coming.

Gareth Morgan's generation wars

It's pathetic isn't it? All that matters is policy. Jacinda should be required to show she's more than lipstick on a ...

OPINION: If Morgan is serious about wanting to shake up the political landscape, he needs to start talking to young voters in their language.

Which Winston will show up?

Which Winston will show up? Sunny Winston or scowling Winston?

OPINION: The outcome of the election may now turn on whether or not Winston Peters is able to discern the full strategic significance of Jacinda's Love-Fest.

Who will answer clean water call?

Kiwis have been pushing back on the Government's contention that having swimmable rivers is unrealistic.

OPINION: The public has been calling on the government to take action to protect freshwater, but the emergency call is getting put on hold.

business

Syft on a roll as it seeks expansion capital

Two of Syft's foundation shareholders Stephen Collins, left, and Michael Bushell who was re-elected director the annual ...

Christchurch's Syft Technologies anticipates rising sales and more staff as it seeks more investment money.

Council expenses 'within budget'

Raf Manji, chairman of the Christchurch City Council's finance and performance committee, says the council's debt levels ...

The Christchurch City Council has room to more than double its debt ratio in future, its finance and performance committee head says.

Council to take on red zone land

A refresh of the cost-sharing agreement between the Christchurch City Council and Goverment will transfer ownership of ...

Christchurch council will takeover ownership of the Margaret Mahy Playground and the bus interchange under new proposal with Government.

First female head for chamber

09102014 Bus Photo: John Kirk-Anderson/FairfaxNZ

Leeann Watson, General Manager, speaks during the Canterbury ...

Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce general manager Leeann Watson will take over from Peter Townsend when he steps down after 21 years.

Couple had 'no idea' of trawler cost video

Tyler Stewart Stokes, 20, and Monique Carlaw, 22, earlier admitted lying to Talley's Fisheries about a car crash they ...

The couple created a bogus tale of a family tragedy to divert fishing trawler - costing Talley's $173k. They have to pay back just a fraction of that.

sport

Smith focused before break video

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 15:  Ben Smith of the All Blacks  passes during a New Zealand All Blacks training session at ...

All Blacks vice-captain Ben Smith wants to win the Bledisloe Cup before thinking about his sabbatical.

Yardarm returning for Northern Hurdles

Mark Brooks will have Yardarm back from Australia for a bid at Great Northern honours.

Yardarm returns home as one of Great Northern Hurdles favourites.

Adventure racing for beginners video

Potential adventure racers are taught basic skills at Ashburton's EA Networks Centre's Adventure Day.

Adventure racing can be a daunting challenge to take on for many, but 23 hopefuls are now a lot more confident.

Winter Games NZ opens Friday

US ski racer David Chodounsky will compete in a night dual slalom at the opening of the Winter Games on Friday.

15-year-old Queenstown ski racer Alice Robinson will be one to watch.

AB's backline depth challenge

Ryan Crotty beats Henry Speight to score
in first Bledisloe Cup test in Sydney.

Fixing the holes in their own defence is top priority for the Wallabies, but they're also aware of the All Blacks' threats.

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Trying to run 10km for charity video

An early first training run at Hagley Park on Tuesday. My palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy.

OPINION: I am not built for running. My legs are stumpy, feet pigeon-toed and I hate getting my hair sweaty.

Reckon you can taste wine? video

Phill Hedderman tries out a wine at the New Zealand leg of the Blind Wine Tasting Challenge on Monday.

New Zealand will send a team to compete in the World Wine Blind Tasting Challenge for the first time this year.

CSO brings Keaton classic to life

Buster Keaton was one of the biggest stars of the silent movie era - and his antics can still raise a smile today.

REVIEW: The CSO's accompaniment to a Buster Keaton classic was a rare treat.

Sumner pride in spades video

Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre has opened on Wakefield Ave. Hundreds gathered at the $10m building on Saturday for a ...

Hundreds gathered to mark the opening of Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre on Saturday.

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