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Christchurch

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

Sunday, 21 August, 2011, 12:00am

Ex-All Black delighted at quake fund donation

Former All Black Justin Marshall did a lot of distributing as a world-class scrumhalf but he was delighted to see someone else doing the giving in the form of a surprising donation this week.

In town to play for the BGC Barbarians in the Tens, Marshall was exhilarated to see the US$100,000 contribution from BGC to the New Zealand quake relief.

26 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

NZ's first stop is tribute to quake victims

New Zealand began their bid to win the Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens on a soul-searching note when they attended the Australian International School's remembrance day for the recent earthquake victims just hours after arriving yesterday morning.

22 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Rapid response deserves praise

China has joined the international rescue effort in Christchurch, where last week's deadly earthquake killed more than 200 people. I felt very sad because so many families lost their loved ones suddenly. I hope people can donate money, food and clothes to the survivors of this tragedy and look after them properly.

2 Mar 2011 - 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

Goodbye and good luck

I am taking a break from writing this column for Young Post, but hope to return one day. As our famous Maori song Now is the Hour says, 'soon I'll return from far across the sea'.

Thank you for all your e- mails. During our on-line communications, we compared our two societies, and realised that people all over the world have similar hopes and aspirations.

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

Meals on wheels

MOST of us have done it. The nod and smile of approval after the waiter has put us through our wine-tasting ceremony, and we've made the wrong choice. After all, he has already opened the bottle. And we have to pretend we are experts, don't we? Or the white lies we tell the guesthouse owner who wonders why we haven't eaten the breakfast which is swimming in cooking oil.

17 Jun 1995 - 12:00am