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'We are the underdogs' video

Intellectually disabled students challenge prejudice in rap music video.

Major EQC changes?

The Earthquake Commission Act is getting a shake up.

4:53 PM  Insurers are backing a proposal for big changes to the Earthquake Commission Act.

8000 recalled washers unserviced

8 min ago  Up to 8000 unserviced washing machines similar to the one that caused a West Coast fire are still to be recovered.

Schools to get more legal support

5:29 PM  Schools taken to court by angry parents will soon get more legal support.

Men praised for harbour rescue

Two local men helped rescue a man stranded in the middle of Lyttelton Harbour.

Baby death probe continues

Police show neighbours photos of young pair as they investigate the death of a baby.

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News

Meat workers dispute heading to court

Workers at Silver Fern Farms' Belfast meat plant are disputing changes to their collective contract.

18 min ago  A group of meat plant workers are heading to an employment hearing to dispute contractual changes they claim could cost them up to $50 a day.

Big response to brown paper bag appeal

4:47 PM  The Christchurch City Mission has received what it thinks is the quickest ever reaction to its Brown Paper Bag Appeal.

Fix-it messages coming through thick and fast

Man rescued from Waimakariri River

The Rebuild

The optimistic Mr Smit

Sir Tim Smit says a New Zealand Eden Project could act as "a fantastic symbol" for Christchurch.

Sir Tim Smit has a "rock and roll" approach and a big vision for Christchurch.

Council claws back rebuild power

The Christchurch City Council clawed back some power from the Government days before a new quake rebuild plan was released.

Opinion

Dalai Lama could learn a lot from Pope Francis

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama turns 80 in July.

OPINION: Kiwi singer Lorde has been recorded on a celebrity medley album for the Dalai Lama to help raise his profile with a younger audience.

Any advance on 10 bridges?

Northland's bridges, both of them, weren't just hollow election bribes, you know.

Brighton beach damage after a storm in 2001.

Sensible plans for future risk

OPINION: The Christchurch City Council's proposals to limit development in coastal areas at risk of a rise in the sea-level are moderate and should go ahead.

business

Livestock division investigated

PGG Wrightson chief executive Mark Dewdney addressing the company's annual meeting in 2013.

2 min ago  Rural services firm PGG Wrightson has been investigated by the Commerce Commission for breach of the Commerce Act.

Tot's Toggery still going strong

Ninety-year-old June Cox has been running Tot's Toggery on Opawa for 45 years.

Workers at Silver Fern Farms' Belfast meat plant are disputing changes to their collective contract.

Meat workers dispute heading to court

15 min ago  A group of meat plant workers are heading to an employment hearing to dispute contractual changes they claim could cost them up to $50 a day.

sport

Tintinara runs blistering time in Winter Cup win

Steve Dolan swims Tintinara in the lead up to the Timaru Winter Cup win.

Steve Dolan has put his neck on the chopping board and come up with fillet steak.

Highlanders Super Rugby champions

The Highlanders' heroes have heaped heartbreak on the Hurricanes with a 21-14 win in Wellington.

Napier's Ruby Muir was 28sec off the women's course record in winning the Wellington marathon today.

First-time winners in Wellington marathon

Two runners secured their first marathon wins in Wellington on Sunday morning.

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'We are the underdogs. So what?' video

If you can do it, so can we: intellectually disabled students at Halswell Residential College produced this rap video to challenge the stereotypes they face.

Intellectually disabled students challenge prejudice in rap music video.

Kids take to their tractors for All Blacks tickets video

Daria Gallery and Samuel Hadfield join the school celebration day with their song Green Tractor.

A small Canterbury school has embraced its country roots in its bid for free All Blacks test match tickets.

'Hated because of how I look'

Jackel, a Kiwi rapper who lives in Australia, is holding a release party for her new video Put In Fitness at Winnie Bagoes City on Saturday. She has previously received online abuse over her appearance.

Because of her tattooed appearance, online commentators once told Jackel Aitchison to kill herself.

The optimistic Mr Smit

Sir Tim Smit says a New Zealand Eden Project could act as "a fantastic symbol" for Christchurch.

Sir Tim Smit has a "rock and roll" approach and a big vision for Christchurch.

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