Ex-rebuild boss 'more self-aware'

Roger Sutton, left, with former Prime Minister John Key.

16 min ago  Former Christchurch rebuild boss back helping city strugglers after harassment scandal downfall.

Ex-prison officer sexually abused girls

Former peacekeeper and prison officer Jeremy Lyons has been jailed for at least six years for sexually abusing two girls ...

19 min ago  A former prison officer has been jailed for 12 years for sexual offending against two young girls that was "as serious as it gets".

Council outlaws fatty foods

The Christchurch City Council is phasing out fatty foods and sugary drinks from being sold at its events and through its ...

2:07 PM  Hot chips, battered hot dogs and sugar-ladened drinks will soon be outlawed at council-run events and facilities.

Mayor's husband has cancer video

Lianne Dalziel with husband Rob, whose prostate cancer diagnosis delayed her decision on whether to stand for a third ...

1:16 PM  Lianne Dalziel says the "shock" diagnosis delayed her decision to run for the Christchurch mayoralty again.

Council considers water bottling challenge video

Cloud Ocean Water already has consent to extract water from a shallow bore at its Belfast site. It now wants to take ...

1:01 PM  Council may challenge a controversial Christchurch water bottling call that "utterly dismayed" the mayor.

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Get real on porn

Johnny Moore: Looking back – and this isn't so long ago – the pornography was positively genteel. These days all you ...

OPINION: We need to be telling kids that porn represents real sex about as much as video games represent real-life combat.

Tomorrow's Schools radical reforms

Chisnallwood Intermediate School principal Justin Fields talks to students after an end-of-year prizegiving. The school ...

Principals could spend only five years at a school before they're moved on, under a new proposal.

Chch mayor up for re-election

Lianne Dalziel won a second term as mayor in 2016 after a convincing win against rival John Minto.

Former Labour politician Lianne Dalziel wants to remain Christchurch mayor for three more years.

Critical injuries in highway crash

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A motorist suffering a medical event has crashed into a barrier in Christchurch.

Chch e-scooter trips top 200k video

More than 60,000 people in Christchurch have taken at least one ride on a Lime scooter since they were launched in the ...

Lime e-scooter users in Christchurch have taken more than 200,000 trips in two months.

Heart problem not followed up

Bryan Edmonds, Alana Tait and their two sons, Rawiri and Tipene, at hospital after Tipene's birth.

A coroner has criticised the Canterbury DHB for its care of 28-year-old man before he died of a heart attack.

Bottling call 'massive kick in the face' video

Cloud Ocean Water can use deep-bore water for its operation, an Environment Canterbury-appointed independent ...

No say for the public in a controversial deep-bore water bottling plan near Christchurch.

Repairs for new courts building

Fletcher Construction, which built the precinct, will make the repairs at its own cost.

It was late, way over budget and now it already needs fixing.

Family's 'life sentence of loss'

Franchesca Kororia Borell has been found guilty of the murder of 25-year-old Hardeep Singh.

Franchesca Borell will spend at least 10 years in jail for killing her boyfriend during a Christmas Day row.

QC's 'poetic licence'

Jonathan Eaton, QC, told the Blenheim District Court that if Marlborough Lines had known about the activity at Yealands ...

Wine company owners refute statement made in court by lawyer that they would not have bought it if they knew of illegal activity.

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Speed limits made permanent along SH1

Emergency speed limits were put in place on sections of SH1 around Kaikoura when the road reopened in December 2017.

 Speed reductions in place along the coastal highway near Kaikōura are being made permanent.

Quake death highlights dangers

Albert Louis Edgar tried to escape through his bedroom door as a massive earthquake shook his historic homestead.

Tomorrow's Schools radical reforms

Chch mayor up for re-election

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EQC unprepared for disaster video

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 Wide spread earthquake, tsunami alert on South Island coasts after major ...

EQC has no agreement with insurers ready if another major disaster strikes.

Speed reduction going forward

A hearings panel has supported reducing St Asaph St's speed limit to 30kmh, despite largely negative feedback from the ...

Almost two-thirds of submissions to council did not support reducing the speed limit along sections of St Asaph St.

A lesson from 'Textbook of the Bleeding Obvious'

Was the rebuild too tightly controlled by central government? Then earthquake recovery minister Gerry Brownlee and Cera ...

The earthquake recovery should have put people at the centre of decision-making, say experts.

Eyesore demolished by February

The abandoned hotel has been described as a "festering cesspit for squatters".

It was once described as a "festering cesspit for squatters". By the end of January, it will finally be gone.

Ōtākaro expects benefits for Chch soon

The convention centre progress one year into the build. The building is due to be completed in late 2020.

It spends more than $10m a year on salaries, but promises money is about to start flowing back to Christchurch.

Opinion

Get real on porn

Johnny Moore: Looking back – and this isn't so long ago – the pornography was positively genteel. These days all you ...

OPINION: We need to be telling kids that porn represents real sex about as much as video games represent real-life combat.

Character not just achievement

Stephen Donald kicks the winning penalty in the 2011 Rugby World Cup final at Eden Park. John Quinn writes that it's ...

OPINION: There's been a lot of chat about Christchurch's identity.

Value of early intervention

Vic Tamati speaking speaking as part of the Family Violence: It's Not OK campaign last year

OPINION: A new discussion document says children exposed to family violence are most at risk of becoming perpetrators as adults.

Restructuring impedes progress

Not only has the Ministry of Health got new headquarters in the past year, but the department itself had five new ...

OPINION: Incessant restructuring of government agencies is getting in the way of better public services.

Bad climate policy fuels protests

Protesters blocs the Champs Elysees avenue to protest fuel taxes in Paris, France, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. France is ...

OPINION: The Paris riots show why NZ needs to get its environmental taxes right.

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EQC unprepared for disaster video

14112016. NewsPhoto. Stacy Squires/Fairfax NZ.
 Wide spread earthquake, tsunami alert on South Island coasts after major ...

EQC has no agreement with insurers ready if another major disaster strikes.

Kaiteriteri holiday mecca for sale

Well known landmark Split Apple Rock near Kaiteriteri.

Well patronised motels are on the market at the Kaiteriteri holiday mecca at the top of the South Island.

Waitomo petrol in South Island

Hamilton-based self service petrol supplier Waitomo is expanding into the South Island after moving into Wellington.

Cost cutting self service petrol supplier Waitomo is extending its reach.

QC's 'poetic licence'

Jonathan Eaton, QC, told the Blenheim District Court that if Marlborough Lines had known about the activity at Yealands ...

Wine company owners refute statement made in court by lawyer that they would not have bought it if they knew of illegal activity.

Qtown hotel plan concerns

An artist's impression of a 380-room hotel built in four blocks, proposed for Waterfall Park, near Arrowtown.

Neighbours aren't happy, but a controversial hotel plan near Queenstown has council support.

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Junior tennis teams find success

The North Canterbury 12s in mixed-doubles action over the weekend.

North Canterbury turned on a beautiful day for tennis when it hosted Ellesmere on Sunday for its annual rep fixture.  

Cheviot shows cricketing class again

Cheviot's Scott Burnett created a solid run partnership with Ted Whelan to help their side get the win over ...

Reigning country cricket T20 champions Cheviot again showed it will be hard to beat after two classy wins at the weekend.

Maitland bags brace in Europe

Kiwi wing Sean Maitland, pictured with ball in hand for Saracens during the 2018 English Premiership rugby grand final, ...

Ex-All Blacks rake in the big bucks, but Sean Maitland has been one of NZ's more successful rugby exports to Europe.

World-class BMX track for Rangiora video

Jones at work on the Rangoira BMX track.

An Olympic BMX rider is helping create one of the "best tracks in the country" in the North Canterbury town of Rangiora.

Canterbury clinch semifinal berth

Olive Tapu gets congratulations from Canterbury manager Kate Turner after their 3-2 win over Wellington in Christchurch.

Canterbury trailed in four matches at halfway but recovered to beat Wellington 3-2 in the feature clash.

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Budget tree for Chch Christmas video

Christchurch's Christmas tree doesn't have a star or an angel on top, but it does have lights.

Christchurch's budget-conscious Christmas tree hack? Just decorate one planted years ago.

Topp Twin Dame stars as cafe cook video

Keeping it humble, The locals just know me as Lynda, says the cafe cook.

Cafe cooking is like showbiz - it's all about timing, says Dame Lynda Topp.

Riot expected at Christchurch theatre video

The Australian show premiered at the Sydney Opera House two years ago. Shows in Auckland and Christchurch will be its ...

Christchurch theatre-goers can find controlled chaos at the Mat Hatter's Tea Party after Christmas.

New European eatery for Christchurch

Moment's vegan benedict.

The owner of Welles Street and a new rooftop bar in Manchester St will open a restaurant this week.

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