Ami Muir, owner of Pepa Stationery, said changing the contract was easy and encouraged other Kiwi businesses to allow ...

No more sickies at this company

Christchurch shop owner wants staff to take mental health days when they need them.

Victim's belt snapped

Jaimey Leigh Fellows was one of five Labour Weekend road deaths.

Car that crashed, killing a passenger who was thrown out as it barrel-rolled, was being driven 'about 200kmh'.

Home a 'cannabis warehouse' video

A three-bedroom home in a middle-class Christchurch suburb was really a pot warehouse.

Spy inquiry covers all of Govt

Evidence of "serious staff misconduct" at public agencies dealing with a private eye firm.

Grey city skies could be a record video

It's a wet and grey June in Christchurch, with less than 14 hours of sunshine so far.

Fine for exploiting freebie labour

Christchurch farm that exploited volunteer workers has been slapped with a $46,000 fine.

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Potholed, puddled car park axed

Deans Ave car park operator Alan Edge's arrangement with the Canterbury District Health Board to provide hospital ...

9:14 PM  The operator of a much-slated car park for Christchurch Hospital staff, patients and visitors has lost the gig. He blames "bad press".

E coli concern for Avon video

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria has been found in Christchurch's Avon River, leading scientists to push for tighter water quality standards.

City's new $30m (car)park

Chch to host world's best bikers

The Rebuild

City's new $30m (car)park

Rauora Park has become just another place for car parking in central Christchurch.

The public is enjoying a new inner city park - as a source of free car parking.

Laws could tie up square for 15 years

The cathedral is deteriorating after being severely damaged in the 2011 earthquakes.

Cathedral Square businesses and property owners fear the drawn-out cathedral rebuild saga will make a mess of all other plans for the area.

Symposium could cost $250k

Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister Megan Woods says the planned earthquake symposium is expected to cost the ...

Costs for the revived Christchurch earthquake symposium are expected to be up to $250,000, to be split between the taxpayer and ratepayer. 

Further arts precinct delays

An artist's impression of how a new Court Theatre, one of the projects vying to be the first built in Christchurch's ...

A decision on the future of Christchurch's performing arts precinct has been delayed yet again.

A street in limbo

Property investor Glen Stapley, who is part of a group buying the old Spagalimi's site on Victoria St, is calling on the ...

Roadworks were due to start last July. Nearly a year later, Christchurch businesses are still in the dark over what will happen to their street.

Opinion

Euthanasia bill fatally flawed

End of Life Choice Bill sponsor David Seymour helping to launch the Euthanasia public campaign on Parliament steps last ...

OPINION: David Seymour is open to amending his bill but even the safest version of this bill would be dangerous.

Time for a national tourism taskforce

Tourists photographing the view in the Eglinton Valley on the Milford road.

OPINION: A genuinely sustainable tourism industry would ensure international visitors' enjoyment and New Zealanders' goodwill.

Nice soundbite or sound offer?

National leader Simon Bridges at Fieldays, where he told the audience that his party was ready to step up on tackling ...

OPINION: National leader has offered the hand of partnership on climate change, but has he got enough skin in the game?

Cruise ships set to return to Lyttelton

A revised plan for a new cruise ship berth at Lyttelton means the project is back on track, says Lyttelton Port Company ...

OPINION: Pile driving for a new berth will begin in August, helping to return big cruise ships to Lyttelton after seven years in the wilderness.

Who maintains our field of dreams?

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Freedom camper at the Koromiko freedom camping site

OPINION: Plans to charge visitors a $35 tourist tax seem a sensible approach.

business

City's new $30m (car)park

Rauora Park has become just another place for car parking in central Christchurch.

The public is enjoying a new inner city park - as a source of free car parking.

Fine for exploiting freebie labour

A run down Tai Tapu property that accommodated thousands of young travellers has to pay a record fine for illegal use of ...

A Christchurch farm that exploited volunteer workers has been slapped with a $45,900 penalty by the Employment Relations Authority.

Clearwater Mussels ordered out of Port Gore

Clearwater Mussels owners Lyn Godsiff, left, and John Young were judged South Island Farmer of the Year 2015.

Arguments over the endangered king shag have won out over Clearwater Mussels' resource consent application to continue farming there.

Man admits $402k tax offences

A Christchurch man has admitted $402,000 worth of tax offending. (File photo)

A Christchurch professional has 10 days to tell his clients about his tax offences totalling $402,000 before his name suppression lapses.

Laws could tie up square for 15 years

The cathedral is deteriorating after being severely damaged in the 2011 earthquakes.

Cathedral Square businesses and property owners fear the drawn-out cathedral rebuild saga will make a mess of all other plans for the area.

sport

Chch to host world's best bikers

New venues, including the Christchurch Adventure Park, have been announced for the Asia-Pacific Enduro Series.

Hundreds of the world's most hardcore mountain bikers will descend on the Christchurch Adventure Park at a world class event next year.

Stars finally get a win

Brooke Leaver of the Tactix competes against Fa'amu Ioane of the Stars.

It was more nerve-wracking than they would have liked, but the Northern Stars finally have an ANZ Premiership win.

Teen mixes with Tall Blacks heroes video

Max Darling warms up prior to the Canterbury Rams' match against Wellington Saints.

A breakout season with the Rams has earned 17-year-old Max Darling a spot in the wider Tall Blacks squad.

Sports clubs out of space

Eastern Community Sport and Recreation Incorporated wants to lease a section of Rāwhiti Domain in New Brighton to build ...

Christchurch sports administrators are urging the city council to allow a $1.2m all-weather outdoor sports facility to be built at Rāwhiti Domain.

Contract snub miffs top bowler

Canterbury offspinner Tim Johnston is prepared to leave Christchurch for opportunities elsewhere after missing out on a ...

Canterbury bowler of the year Tim Johnston hits out after being left off association's contract list.

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Barnett selects his DWTS favourite

Simon Barnett says his former dance partner Vanessa Cole is an "amazing choreographer".

"Vanessa is actually an amazing choreographer. She's just got this incredible attention to detail," 2015 winner says of his former dance partner.

Jodi Barnett 'doing really well'

Simon Barnett says his wife Jodi is responding really well to radiation therapy for a malignant brain tumour.

As his wife is treated for a brain tumour, Simon Barnett will appear daily on his breakfast show via an in-home studio.

Lunch: BYO or buy out? video

Budget services say taking your own lunch could spell big savings.

Laziness drives some to spend up large on lunch, but budget services say savings may be taking the hit.

New sculpture arriving October

Then Christchurch Art Gallery senior curator Justin Paton with a Ron Mueck artwork in 2010.

A new sculpture by celebrated artist Ron Mueck will arrive in Christchurch in October, a few months later than the original June delivery date.

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