The young stars of the Changeover with the film's directors. From left: co-director Miranda Harcourt, actor Nicholas ...

Christchurch rolls out red carpet video

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

$3.4m budget blowout

Christchurch City Council chief executive Karleen Edwards. The council has overspent by $3.4 million on personnel, ...

The council's spend on personnel has blown out by $3.4m – mainly due to hiring consultants to fill vacancies.

Whitebaiter river death 'tragic'

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

Sex worker bylaw faces axe

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

Squatters on P

When his friend went on holiday, he broke into his house and invited friends who smoked meth.

National's 'dead cat' masterstroke

Analysis: Its $11.7b play against Labour was deeply cynical, but may just win it the election.

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Doctor loses citizenship fight

Dr Robert Taylor has twice fought a decision to revoke his citizenship. He won the first time but the second time a ...

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

Cash to restore old Pumphouse

Restoring a historic Christchurch sewerage factory could be a step closer.

Gym school at QEII? video

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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.

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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.

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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"

The fall and rise of Fortex boss Graeme Thompson

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

A book by ex-Fortex boss Graeme Thompson reveals his rise and fall and rise again.

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

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.

Gingernuts hot Livamol favourite

Gingernuts wins the Windsor Park Plate to ensure favouritism for the Livamol Classic.

Punters hit Gingernuts in early Livamol markets.

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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.

Directing duo do 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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