McLean's Mansion, seen in all its glory before the earthquakes.

Breakthrough on mansion

A stalemate delaying the rescue of a threatened Christchurch mansion has finally been resolved.

Driver critically hurt

Emergency services attended a serious single-car-crash in Leeston early Friday. (File photo)

6:51 AM  A person was trapped in their car after a crash in Canterbury, then flown to hospital with critical injuries.

Metro sports future revealed

The future of Christchurch's long-awaited metro sports facility is to be revealed today.

Serious head injury in assault

6:58 AM  A man has sustained a serious head injury during an assault in west Christchurch.

Police sting boy racers

Dozens of cars have been ordered off Chch roads in a crackdown on boy racers.

'Burglar visited home three times' 

A man has been arrested following a spate of burglaries in Christchurch – including some while the residents were at home.

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Running out of bee space

Beehive numbers have increased about 18 per cent in the past year.

7:18 AM  "Greedy" beekeepers chasing the mānuka dream are putting the industry at risk.

Killer: 'He got what he deserved'

6:56 AM  Murderer Martin Price unleashed a foul-mouthed tirade at the judge as he was sentenced to 17 years in jail.

Winter festival ski site stoush

Choice v the Church

The Rebuild

Breakthrough on McLean's Mansion

McLean's Mansion, seen in all its glory before the earthquakes.

A stalemate delaying the rescue of a threatened Christchurch mansion has finally been resolved.

Metro sports fate to be sealed

The metro sports facility has been on hold since the contractor was axed over a $75 million budget blowout.

The future of Christchurch's metro sports facility will finally be known on Friday, ending years of uncertainty. 

Convention centre looking for operator

The $475 million Christchurch Convention Centre is due to open in early 2020.

The hunt is on for someone to run the Christchurch Convention Centre, which is due to open in 2020.

Red zone exhibit announced

An 11-kilometre green spine, wetlands, and walking and biking trails are expected to feature in the exhibit, as well as ...

 The much-delayed "summer" public exhibition of options for Christchurch's red zone will be ready just in time for winter.

Comeback bid has 'timeless grandeur'

92 Lichfield St as seen in January 2018. Developer Dave Henderson hopes to open offices and hospitality venues in the ...

OPINION: Love him or loath him, Dave Henderson has an abiding passion for character buildings.

Opinion

A sticky mess for Shane Jones

Regional Development Minister Shane Jones has suggested politicians be given the power to appoint the chief executives ...

OPINION: For all its frustrations, we need a fully independent public service.

Can we eradicate cervical cancer in New Zealand?

Reading a cervical smear test to interpret visual changes in cervical cells is not as easy as it sounds.

OPINION: About 55 women a year die from cervical cancer in New Zealand but better screening can cut that number.

My U-turn on Anzac Day

Jeff Roy places a poppy at Christchurch's dawn Anzac Day service in Cranmer Square.

OPINION: I've always struggled with Anzac Day. I worry that it feels like a jingoistic celebration of war and doesn't allow for critical commentary.

Shane Jones has a $1b problem

NZ First MP Shane Jones has been hearing about the many risks that come from trying to spend a billion dollars a year in ...

OPINION: If anyone can spend it, it's him, but doing it without a major slip-up won't be easy.

Will chlorination be forced upon us?

24042018 Photo: JOHN KIRK-ANDERSON/STUFF

Meeting at CCC about chlorination.

Lianne Dalziel.

OPINION: We must ensure our city's stubbornness over chlorination is based on sound science and not just emotion and civic pride.

business

Breakthrough on McLean's Mansion

McLean's Mansion, seen in all its glory before the earthquakes.

A stalemate delaying the rescue of a threatened Christchurch mansion has finally been resolved.

Metro sports fate to be sealed

The metro sports facility has been on hold since the contractor was axed over a $75 million budget blowout.

The future of Christchurch's metro sports facility will finally be known on Friday, ending years of uncertainty. 

UberEats spawns ghost restaurants

UberEats.

Food delivery services lead to demise of restaurateurs' "fool-proof safeguard", forcing them to re-think their space.

Bias cited in formal complaint

The Hurunui District Council's proposal to buy dry shares in the Hurunui Water Project has left the community deeply divided.

Residents concerned over what they say is clear bias over Hurunui District Council's proposal to purchase shares in Hurunui Water Project.

Driverless shuttles for smart city

Christchurch Airport held a demonstration of its fully autonomous electric vehicle, the first to be trialed in New ...

A Kiwi company manufacturing self-driving electric vehicles in Christchurch has struck success in Korea.

sport

Smith moved to wing

Ben Smith  will play on the right-wing against the Bulls on Sunday morning.

Surprise move to the wing for Highlanders co-captain as a regular first-five pulls on the No 15 in Pretoria.

Hayward retires from test duty

Pippa Hayward, right, embraces teammate Olivia Merry after the Black Sticks beat England in a penalty shootout at the ...

Midfielder Pippa Hayward retires after helping Black Sticks to gold at the Comm Games.

Frizell the next man up

Shannon Frizell's offloading game caused the Blues all sorts of trouble last week.

No Liam Squire no doubt means more Shannon Frizell for the Highlanders.

ABs to soften blow for Cantabs

Reigning NPC premiership champions Canterbury will face the All Blacks, along with Otago, in a game of three halves in ...

Canterbury and Otago NPC players will tackle the All Blacks in a game of three halves on August 10.

Saints, Sharks loom large in NBL

The Wellington Saints are gunning for a third consecutive NBL title and their fourth crown in five years.

Wellington Saints, Southland Sharks shape as heavyweights again for New Zealand NBL title.

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What's on in Christchurch this week

The Christchurch Free Theatre's season of Alice runs from May 3 until 19 at The Arts Centre's Gym.

Animals - real and imagined - are taking over the city during the next seven days.

Fiona Farrell has a change of scene

Five years ago, Fiona Farrell worked from a secluded hut at Otanerito on Banks Peninsula.

 A move to Otago has brought a sea change for award-winning New Zealand writer Fiona Farrell.

Calendar queen Nancy Tichborne's new garden

Watercolourist Nancy Tichborne has been busy creating a new garden and work space at her Akaroa property.

 Nancy Tichborne is creating a home and garden with fresh eyes after moving to the French-inspired township of Akaroa.

An easy alpine escape

Visitors can watch the mountain biking action from the patio at the lodge or walk the uphill portion of the track.

 A little over an hour’s drive from Christchurch, this offers a comfortable base from which to explore tracks through lush forest and golden tussocks.

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