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Kick up your heels and race into the holiday weekend action as you enjoy a heady mix of all things Irish, exciting racing and country delights at the Show.


An engineer with more than 30 years experience has been appointed as the Project Director for the reinstatement of Christ Church Cathedral.


We’ve had lots of feedback about why we are asking people to conserve water at the same time as a bottling company is being allowed to bottle it. Here we dispel some of the myths around this issue.


Joanne Tippett has a friendly smile and listening ear for the city’s most vulnerable when they come to the new central library.


The draft regeneration plan for the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor is now open for public comment.


A wave of fun days is planned for Christchurch’s outdoor public pools as thousands of people prepare to splash into summer across the city.


Check here for the latest information on the work that is being done to return Christchurch's water to an unchlorinated state.


Christchurch residents have turned up in their droves for the opening day of the New Zealand Agricultural Show 2018 at a sun drenched Canterbury Agricultural Park.

Christchurch’s streetwise urban sheep will mix with their real-life country cousins when they go up for auction at the Show.

The roads around Addington will be busy today as thousands take time off work to head to the track for Cup Day fun, fashion and frivolity.

Tūranga has attracted more than 95,000 visitors in its first month and its early popularity is meeting high expectations.

A proposal to introduce a 30 km/h speed limit on St Asaph Street and sections of Hagley Avenue and Riccarton Avenue at Hospital Corner has attracted more than 700 public submissions.

The three pop-up garden designs that proved most popular with the public will be brought to life in Cathedral Square.

Get your gumboots and sunblock at the ready Christchurch – it’s almost Show time.

The public is being given a final chance to comment on plans for regenerating the red zoned land along the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor.

Christchurch’s Cup and Show Week is under starter’s orders as Addington Raceway and Riccarton Park gear up for the country’s biggest week in horse racing.

Christchurch City Council is challenging a water bottling company’s resource consent application to take water from a second bore.

Christchurch City Council has agreed to lend up to $30 million to the Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust (OCHT) so it can develop at least 130 new social housing units.

An action plan aimed at unlocking the potential of Christchurch’s regenerating city centre has been endorsed by Christchurch City Council.

Freedom campers will be banned from camping overnight in all but one area of the township of Akaroa this summer.

White crosses in the Field of Remembrance in Cranmer Square bear the names of four of the six Christchurch City Council staff killed in World War I.

Christchurch’s shared electric scooters are proving a hit, with 107,000 kilometres being clocked up on them in their first two weeks of operation.

People are being invited to gather at the Bridge of Remembrance at 11am on Sunday to mark the centenary of the end of World War I.

One year on from the first concrete being poured for Te Pae, Christchurch’s new convention and exhibition centre is taking shape.

Christchurch motorists, cyclists and pedestrians are starting to feel safer when travelling around the city.

More than 40 skilled craftspeople will be demonstrating how they’re keeping old traditions alive at this weekend's inaugural Necessary Traditions Festival at the Arts Centre.

More events to attract people into town and create a year-round buzz form part of an action plan to build confidence in Christchurch’s city centre.

Christchurch City Council’s 2018 Annual Report shows it invested more than $500 million on improving city services and facilities.