Southbridge manager Chris McMillan says the club would not have been able to survive without recruiting players like Peni Manumanuniliwa, pictured with ball, from overseas.

Rugby players recially abused

Foreign club rugby players in Canterbury reduced to tears over racial taunts, officials say.

'It's sad, very sad' video

Police investigate in Papanui after a boy suffered critical head injuries.

11:02 AM  Shocked neighbours watch as a critically hurt autistic child is put into ambulance with an oxygen mask on his face.

People don't want new cathedral

OPINION: Christchurch needs "warm, compassionate support not stony indifference" from the Anglican church, Wizard writes.

Public flag change meeting a fizzer

A meeting in Christchurch on whether to change the flag attracted just 14 people.

Cathedral to be partly retained video

Part of the Catholic Cathedral is expected to be retained in plans announced today.

Crappy effect of dog ownership

OPINION: Messy dog owners are creating a stink, Johnny Moore says.

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5000 may attend Dunedin party

Students party in Hyde St, Dunedin, in 2014..

10:50 AM  Dunedin police hope to stop a planned street party named after a student drinking critic.

Farmers face 'brutal' times

Federated Farmers predict brutal six months ahead for dairy farmers as Fonterra cuts milk price forecast for this season.

Long term road plans to get under way

'Wild west' duck hunters flout rules

The Rebuild

Investor loses family dispute

Lilly Cooper has lost a bitter court dispute with her sister and brother-in-law over a central Christchurch building.

Christchurch property investor Lilly Cooper been ordered to pay over $500,000 to her sister and brother in-law.

Builder goes bust but it gets worse

Christchurch building company True Green Homes goes bust, leaving couple nearly $100,000 out of pocket.

Cera has delayed a plan for compensation of residential red zone property owners for another two months.

Red zone compensation plan delayed

A revised buyout offer for the owners of vacant, commercial and uninsured properties in Christchurch's residential red zones has been delayed two months.

Opinion

Review: San Andreas film a sea of cliches

Carla Gugino and Dwayne Johnson race to rescue their daughter in San Andreas.

REVIEW: An absolutely atrocious film, that just happens to have some world-class stunts and special effects.

Men's fury at 'feminist' Max video

OPINION: Calls for men to boycott the "feminist" Mad Max movie are laughable, writes Michele A'Court.

Karleen Edwards

Council results expected soon

Christchurch City Council chief executive Karleen Edwards has a programme for transformation at the council. It must deliver soon.

business

Pacific Edge reports $10.58m loss in full year, plans to raise $35.3m

Pacific Edge chief exec David Darling talking to then health minister Tony Ryall in 2011

10:16 AM  Pacific Edge has posts a $10.58 million loss for the year to March, further invests in the United States. Rights issue announced.

Chairman resigns from loss-making Energy Mad

Energy Mad's chairman has resigned, as the company announces a loss of $3.2 million for the 2015 financial year. 

Summerset Group chief executive Julian Cook, left, and site manager Steve Trenberth at the new retirement village in Wigram, Christchurch.

Summerset adds to South Island villages

Retirement  village and aged-care operator Summerset Group Holdings will consider building in the satelite towns around Christchurch and regional South Island centres in the next few years.

sport

McCaw plays it straight over refs

Richie McCaw, pictured talking to South African referee Marius van der Westhuizen in Sydney last weekend, says "I just hate looking at blame''.

10:11 AM  Richie McCaw doesn't want to poison his reputation by having a crack at the officials.

Two new teams to test top tier

Halswell and Lincoln University B gain promotion to top tier of Christchurch netball.

Trainer Dolan keen to stay with Group I company

Steve Dolan is back in Group I company and hungry to make sure it's where he stays.

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Review: San Andreas film a sea of cliches

Carla Gugino and Dwayne Johnson race to rescue their daughter in San Andreas.

REVIEW: An absolutely atrocious film, that just happens to have some world-class stunts and special effects.

Photographer captures mum-daughter beauty

Jane Bates and daughters Ashley, 10 and Olivia, 12, have been captured on camera for Kate Christie's photographic book for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.

Photographer Kate Christie is photographing women for her breast cancer fundraiser book.

House build "a long journey, but worth it"

Craig and Rowena Douglas's home sits on a 2500-square-metre block in a semi-rural subdivision in Lincoln.

What do you do if several companies behind the house you are planning go belly up? Take on the project yourself.

New home for student radio

A new studio means James Meharry and Rachel Morton will no longer produce radio out of the old RDUnit truck.

A new studio means student radio station RDU will no longer produce radio out an old truck.

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