Helen Wood died at Kairaki Beach, in North Canterbury, on Friday night. The beach is popular with fishers and ...

Whitebaiter's river death 'tragic'

Helen Wood reversed her trailer onto the beach before her car went into the river with her inside.

1600 delegates coming

The Piano in the preforming arts precinct is another piece of the venue jigsaw puzzle for the conference.

With no convention centre built, Christchurch's largest post-quake conference required a venue "jigsaw"

Doctor loses citizenship fight

Robert Taylor didn't mention a sex offence arrest when he applied to be a Kiwi.

Christchurch rolls out red carpet video

8:09 AM  The stars were out for the premiere of The Changeover, based on Margaret Mahy's spooky novel.

$3.4m budget blowout

7:58 AM  City council's spend on personnel blows out by $3.4m – mainly due to hiring consultants to fill vacancies.

Sex worker bylaw faces axe video

Residents enraged at council back-down from banning sex work outside their homes.

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Gym school at QEII? video

Christchurch School of Gymnastics wants to build a new $9.8m base at QEII.

Christchurch School of Gymnastics hopes a new multi-million base at QEII will be confirmed this week.

False alarms go off due to thunder

Lightning and thunder storm cuts keep fire brigade volunteers busy in Queenstown.

Truck rolls in Lewis Pass

NC clinch maiden premier title

The Rebuild

1600 delegates coming

The Piano in the preforming arts precinct is another piece of the venue jigsaw puzzle for the conference.

With no convention centre built, Christchurch's largest post-quake conference required a venue "jigsaw"

How Chch's energy scheme works

Roger Sutton, left, recently unveiled the district energy scheme at the Pita Te Hori Centre with Christchurch Mayor ...

It was supposed to a "world-leading" response to the earthquakes and demolitions in Christchurch.

National in Chch: the same but different

The Anglican church voted to restore Christ Church Cathedral at a synod two weeks before election day. The Government ...

How will another National Government change things in Christchurch?

More residents needed in city

The Atlas Quarter apartments under construction in Welles St.

Christchurch has been warned it must speed up its central city population growth if new businesses are to survive.

Road works delayed by funding, winter video

Most work on Christchurch's Manchester St halted at the end of July.

Work to resume soon on the upgrades of Christchurch's Manchester and Durham streets after two months of little action.

Opinion

Economy needs political stability

ANZ chief economist Cameron Bagrie says the economy is "running below trend".

OPINION: If New Zealand has reached peaks in tourism and construction, is it time to worry about the economy?

National's 'dead cat' masterstroke

National finance spokesman Steven Joyce made a calculated play against Labour with his bogus claim of an $11.7b hole in ...

ANALYSIS: National's $11b Labour attack was a move straight out of a smelly, but successful, political playbook.

Labour's 'relentless positivity' naive

Jacinda Ardern's campaign strategy of "relentless positivity" was naive at best, if not deluded, writes Mike Yardley.

OPINION: Jacinda Ardern was extremely nice. But you also need mongrel and a killer instinct.

Bill To Winston: 'Let’s Do This'

Winston Peters will play "the cards that count" with all the skill he indisputably possesses.

OPINION: Bill English, if he is wise, will clasp his newfound ally, Winston Peters, by the hand and say: "Let's do this!"

Peters ready to reel in

Clarke Gayford, partner of Jacinda Ardern, offers sausages to Wendie Petrie, left, and TV3's Samantha Hayes outside Chez ...

OPINION: A state of siege outside the leaders' homes, while inside TV studios some felt besieged.

business

1600 delegates coming

The Piano in the preforming arts precinct is another piece of the venue jigsaw puzzle for the conference.

With no convention centre built, Christchurch's largest post-quake conference required a venue "jigsaw"

Fall and rise of Fortex boss

Blue skies entrepreneur Graeme Thompson is about to reveal secrets to his success - and the dark years after the Fortex ...

It was a major company scandal, but after jail time its former CEO has found success.

Luxury hotel granted consent

Plans for the hotel on Lakeside Drive, in Tekapo.

A planned luxury hotel in Tekapo is a step closer to being built after being granted resource consent, its developer says.

How Chch's energy scheme works

Roger Sutton, left, recently unveiled the district energy scheme at the Pita Te Hori Centre with Christchurch Mayor ...

It was supposed to a "world-leading" response to the earthquakes and demolitions in Christchurch.

National in Chch: the same but different

The Anglican church voted to restore Christ Church Cathedral at a synod two weeks before election day. The Government ...

How will another National Government change things in Christchurch?

sport

Team NZ bringing America's Cup to Central Otago

The Wanaka Yacht Club will get sailing's version of a royal visit on October 16.

Wanaka and Queenstown yachting enthusiasts get to see the Auld Mug on October 16.

Chelsea and Christina to race Aston Martin GT4

Chelsea Herbert and Christina Orr-West will take part in the South Island enduro race in Christchurch.

New Zealand's only all-female championship racing team will team up for the first time this weekend.

Crusaders not hot on Fiji

Sam Whitelock led the Crusaders to their first Super Rugby title since 2008, when they beat the Lions 25-17 in Johannesburg.

Don't bank on the Crusaders playing a "home" Super Rugby game in Fiji next year. They have gone cold on that idea.

Tough clash sees Pioneer men win over Lincoln

North Canterbury's Helen Matthews on the run.

North Canterbury women and Pioneer Pacers have won the Canterbury men and women's premier basketball competitions.

Beach saviour gets tennis gig

Tennis Canterbury's new general manager Adam Gard'ner will begin work on October 18.

From helping save a Golden Bay beach to the South Island's top tennis job.

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Christchurch rolls out red carpet video

The Changeover's two leads. Kiwi Erana James plays Laura Chant, while British actor Nicholas Galitzine plays Sorensen ...

The stars were out for the premiere of The Changeover, a film based on Margaret Mahy's spooky novel.

Changeover movie does Mahy proud

The Changeover offers the rare and welcome sight of a teen fantasy that feels both distinctly Kiwi and contemporary.

REVIEW: While The Changeover eventually drifts into a predictable cross of A Nightmare on Elm Street meets Twilight by way of Labyrinth, there's enough of Mahy's knotty themes and ideas, solid, lovingly-crafted film-making and compelling performances to entertain audiences of all ages.

Bridges packs in laughs

Scottish comedian Kevin Bridges is touring New Zealand for the first time ever this month.

REVIEW: Scottish comedian Kevin Bridges not afraid to stir up locals in New Zealand tour opener.

City's social enterprise 'at forefront'

The Christchurch red zone could become home to an Eden Project like that in the UK, pictured. David Harland, chief ...

"What are the most valuable things in our lives and how do we actually want to spend our time, when push comes to shove?"

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