Canterbury, New Zealand

On the market

16A South Bay Road

Wednesday, 18 April, 2012, 12:00am

Fewer foreign students in post-quake Christchurch

Fewer international students are staying in the New Zealand city of Christchurch after the 6.3-magnitude quake in February that killed 181 people and caused billions of dollars' damage, says Karen Sewell, the country's education secretary.

15 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Union city blues

Paul Croucher had stepped out of his bus for a breath of fresh air when the earth began to buckle. The next thing he knew, he was being pulled up from the gutter. Small faces creased with fear filled his vision.

4 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Quake-hit city not left out of the party

Christchurch's World Cup dreams might have been lost in the rubble and tragedy of the three major earthquakes that have ripped through the city over the past 12 months but both the city's leaders and organisers of the event have worked overtime to ensure people there can still come to the party.

21 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Destination: South Island New Zealand

Quick Notes

Population: 991,100

Language: English and Te Reo Maori

Temperature: cool temperate weather with temperatures around 17 degrees Celsius in January and a chilly -10 degrees Celsius in July.

Currency: The New Zealand dollar is made up of 100 cents. NZ$1 is worth about HK$5.60.

4 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Whales and ales

Homesick British explorers frequently named foreign outposts after the lush green pastures of home, even if they bore little or no resemblance. North Canterbury in New Zealand's South Island may well be the exception. Among the rolling hills speckled with sheep and deer there are wild rivers, bubbling brooks and a food scene that revolves around hearty meals of game and crisp, fresh ales.

14 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Carol Mansion

36-42 Lyttelton Road

Age: 46 years

Size: 1,200 sq ft

Layout: two bedrooms

To rent: $38,000 a month

Agent: Landmark Asia Realty

26 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Hutchison shelves bid for control of NZ port operator

The international port investment arm of the Li Ka-shing flagship, Hutchison Whampoa, yesterday abandoned a $559 million bid for a controlling interest in Lyttelton Port Co, after a deal with the New Zealand firm's majority shareholder unravelled.

30 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Hutchison enters NZ with $558m Lyttelton port bid

The international port investment arm of Hutchison Whampoa yesterday bid for its first stake in New Zealand's container market by offering $558.8 million for a minority stake in the managing company at the port of Lyttelton on the country's South Island.

14 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Woman, 67, drowns in pool

A woman drowned in the private pool of a Mid-Levels residential block. To Sau-chun, 67, had lost consciousness when she was pulled out of the water by a lifeguard at Lyttelton Garden, Lyttelton Road, at 8am.

11 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

New award takes root

At end-of-year school prize-giving assemblies, a new award is being presented that almost has the same value as the traditional academic, cultural, and sporting prizes.

I coined the term Greenager to describe young people who think globally, and act locally.

4 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Youth gives write stuff

Some of the finest literature in the English language is based on childhood memories.

27 Nov 1998 - 12:00am