Antarctica New Zealand CEO Peter Beggs has resigned suddenly.

Antarctica high-fliers quit suddenly

Antarctica NZ chief executive Peter Beggs and high-powered board member Sharon Hunter have resigned from the government agency unexpectedly.

Home D for director

Duncan  Clarke was warned by phone and letter but continued non-payment of PAYE for another 21 months.

11:05 AM  Home detention for a concrete firm director who failed to pay $100,000 tax, blaming the earthquakes.

Pike River boss has 'no guilt'

Peter Whittall horrifies dead men's families by dismissing a potential manslaughter prosecution: "Do I feel guilt? No."

Engineering the Thai rescue

Christchurch firm's software used to create 3D model of caves in Thai rescue.

Petrol station drive-offs daily

Drive-offs, sob stories and abusive customers are a daily occurrence for petrol station workers.

Motueka v the Mongrel Mob

Premium prices for meth is a draw card for gangs in the Tasman - but Motueka is fighting back against the patches.

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Dumpster diving, bears, and nudity

Matheson Brown's weight dropped to just 53kgs after completing the 3600km trail.

A young Kiwi adventurer has completed a 3600km hike across America complete with tales of nudity, wildlife and dumpster diving.

Change in the pipeline

New Zealand's water services face a multi-billion overhaul. Could creating "super-regions" or a special tax could help fix the creaking infrastructure?

Getting under the ocean's skin

An ice cream farewell

The Rebuild

New view of convention centre video

An artist's impression of the Christchurch convention centre from Victoria Square.

Te Pae is still a construction site - but the tours have already started.

Low-speed CBD may expand

Team Hutchinson Ford service manager Greg Barnard says a speed limit reduction on St Asaph St would have no affect on ...

Christchurch CBD's 30kmh speed limit might travel south.

Quake stress forces sale video

The Walkers say many other elderly homeowners have been left in a similar situation to themselves.

It took years to fix an elderly couple's quake-hit home, but stress caused by delays means they'll never live there again.

EQC tribunal offers little help, Nats say

Around 3600 earthquake claims are outstanding from the Canterbury earthquakes.

Outstanding Canterbury earthquake claims could take as long, or longer, to be resolved by a new government tribunal, ministerial advice says.

Better ways to support the homeless

Birthday cake was served at the Reformed Church's Monday night meal in Latimer Sq in 2017.

All manner of newcomers has supersized the "outreach industry" in Christchurch.

Opinion

Damn dung, terrible turds and the rule of stool

Note the ridiculous smile and full make-up. All ready to plunge a toilet.

Lady dung is equal to man dung.

Teachers on the march

Note the correct use of an apostrophe and the right form of "your" on these signs carried by teachers in Christchurch.

OPINION: A week of strikes, leaks and deplorable racism.

Getting to the bottom of Bridges' expenses

Simon Bridges putting in the hard yards on his listening tour of real New Zealand.

A private investigator has been looking into political expenses.

The cloak of respectability

Don Brash has become a free speech martyr. Could he be New Zealander of the Year next?

OPINION: Has Don Brash contributed to our well being?

Shut down Viagogo now

German tourist Stephanie Heinemann was turned away from an All Black test with an invalid ticket from Viagogo.

OPINION: If Viagogo was a retail shop on the main street, we would have fireballed the place by now.

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Quakes blamed for tax defaults

Duncan  Clarke was warned by phone and letter but continued non-payment of PAYE for another 21 months.

Home detention for a Christchurch concrete firm director who blamed quakes for his failure to pay $100,000 tax.

Drive-offs force drastic action

Petrol station owners throughout New Zealand have daily petrol thefts.

Drive-offs, sob stories and abusive customers are a daily occurrence for petrol station workers.

How to avoid construction disputes

Polly Pope, partner with Russell McVeagh, says the single biggest factor in construction disputes was a lack of ...

Law firm Russell McVeagh has published a report on how to avoid construction disputes which nearly all contractors think will rise.

New life for quake-damaged tower

"As is where is" 12-level building at 66 Oxford Tce, Christchurch. The white wall overlooking the Avon River is the ...

Developer Patrick Fontein has taken on another redevelopment project in Christchurch - a 12-level quake-damaged apartment tower.

The spectre of risk-based insurance

Paul Newberry-Johnson stacks bricks from his severely damaged brick house after the Waiau-Kaikoura Earthquake in 2016.

Risk-based home insurance is becoming a reality, and the implications for New Zealand communities could be severe.

sport

Speedway mourns Ronnie Moore

Speedway legend Ronnie Moore with a wall of memories at his Christchurch home.

Kiwi rider once hailed as the best in the world was New Zealand's 'answer to Elvis'.

Stead's road to Black Caps video

Gary Stead was unveiled as the new Black Caps coach on Wednesday.

Using a bulky video camera to give feedback in the 90s, new Black Caps coach has always been a sharp thinker.

Recap: Tasman v Canterbury

Mako player Jack Grooby during their Mitre 10 Cup game Tasman v Canterbury. Lansdowne Park, Blenheim, New Zealand. ...

Tasman hold off late Canterbury fightback to win 25-17 and avenge defeat in last year's Mitre 10 Cup final.

Twins hit 15 years of rugby

Taylor (left) and Sam Curtis have been playing for the Canterbury women's team since 2015 together.

Canterbury women's rugby twins Taylor and Sam Curtis reach 15-year rugby anniversary.

Will Barrett thrive in Bledisloe? video

Beauden Barrett has a chance to silence the calls for Richie Mo'unga to be top dog.

OPINION: Will Beauden Barrett silence the doubters? Is Michael Cheika ready to explode? Five Bledisloe burning questions.

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Myths and Legends

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra's emeritus conductor Tom Woods returns (file photo).

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra's latest show offers a work rarely heard in live performances.

Damn dung, terrible turds and the rule of stool

Note the ridiculous smile and full make-up. All ready to plunge a toilet.

Lady dung is equal to man dung.

An ice cream farewell

Ken married Joan Wilkinson in 1948.

He built wooden toys at Santa's Workshop and served sundaes dripping with lashings of homemade raspberry toppings with ice cream.

Men talk to men about being men

Alistair Blair, pictured with child and dog, will present men talking about men in Christchurch.

What does being a man mean in 2018?

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