Isaiah Matoe, 6, was hit by a car on the way to school.

Boy hit by car 'went airborne' video

5:00 AM  Six-year-old boy "very lucky" to escape with only bruises after he was hit by a car outside his school.

Farmers warm to All Blacks legend

Sir John Kirwan gave a speech to crowd of more than 400 people at the Amberley Pavilion. He shared his experiences of coping with depression.

Sir John Kirwan told farmers to look after each other during difficult times.

Kids escape van fire

A group of children have escaped a van fire on the Port Hills.

South Islanders on the Rich List

Property developers and well-known Canterbury families feature on the latest Rich List.

BB gun used in handbag snatch

Two women in custody deny any role in an alleged pellet-gun robbery on Thursday morning.

Teaching 'mindfulness' to pre-teens

The mother of Abi Hone is working to help bolster the resilience of her school peers.

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School teaches 'mindfulness' to pre-teens

Lucy Hone is helping to bolster the resilience and wellbeing of the Rangi Ruru Girls' School peers of her daughter Abi, 12, who was killed in a triple fatality in May 2014.

The mother of Christchurch triple-fatality victim Abi Hone is working to help bolster the resilience and coping skills of her school peers.

New info casts doubts over Blakie murder

New information has cast doubt over how the 2000 murder of Lisa Blakie really unfolded, the father of the dead woman says.

Red zoners back to court over compo terms

Two-car crash on State Highway 1

The Rebuild

New home builds slow in Canterbury

House construction peaked late last year in Canterbury.

More than 23,500 new homes have been consented since the start of the earthquakes, but the boom is slowing.

Locally-led recovery support 'huge'

Campaigns to promote a locally-led recovery have generated hundreds of public submissions.

Bars and cafes will face onto an internal courtyard and lanes.

Gough pushes go button on stalled precinct

7 min ago  Property man Antony Gough is delighted to have restarted his development The Terrace  - but admits he has had to learn some tough lessons.

Opinion

Sentence idea worth a look

Tony Robertson, sex offender and murderer.

5:00 AM  A proposal that unrepentant criminals should have their sentences reconsidered if they make no efforts to seek help to reform is worth a look.

Ditching 'dinosaur' views

It's never too late to develop a better understanding of Maori language, writes Johnny Moore.

Jale Moala says no one can explain the feeling of helplessness and loss racism can cause until they themselves have become a victim of racial abuse.

Intentional or unintentional, racism is still wrong

OPINION: In the wake of incidents of abuse at rugby grounds, Jale Moala relates his experience of racism in Christchurch.

business

Hopes for oil prospect

NZOG says in the largest of the three prospective horizons in the Barque prospect, "the best estimate of unrisked prospective resource is 530 million barrels (of oil) equivalent".

NZ Oil and Gas may be on to a huge oil and gas prospect in the Canterbury Basin, but it is still early days.

New home builds slow in Canterbury

More than 23,500 new homes have been consented since the start of the earthquakes, but the boom is slowing.

Tony Sewell, Ngai Tahu Property chief executive, at the Wigram control tower where the iwi has developed a residential subdivision.

Ngai Tahu figure to give up reins

5:00 AM  Ngai Tahu Property boss Tony Sewell will leave the iwi's property arm next year.

sport

Top weight in Winter Cup mix

Kenny Rae thinks Absolut Excelencia can carry his 59kg and still be competitive in Saturday's Group III Winter Cup.

Absolut Excelencia might be carrying 59kg but he's probably lucky to be in the Winter Cup field.

'Take photos of racist spectators'

A Canterbury rugby manager is calling on fans to take photos of racist spectators.

Luke Whitelock on the charge for Canterbury against Northland. He will captain the side in the 2015 season.

Whitelock's his own man

Canterbury coach Scott Robertson reckons new skipper Luke Whitelock has one major difference to brother George.

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Introducing Bronwyn & Daniel gallery

The newlyweds in Mona Vale gardens.

They lived in the same spot for years, yet their paths never crossed until they moved to London. If that isn't fate, we don't know what is ...

HLAH - the hairy heroes of Kiwi rock

Head Like A Hole, aka HLAH are touring this month with 8 Foot Sativa.

HLAH - the hairy heroes of Kiwi rock are back on the road with new album Narcocorrido.

Epic swim makes history video

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Simon Olliver has just returned home from successfully swimming the English channel and has become the oldest New Zealander to do so.

Fifty-one-year old Simon Olliver has become the oldest Kiwi to successfully swim the English Channel.

Pedal power for mental health

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Leisa McNoughton is planning a four-month mountain bike trip down through New Zealand with her best friend, a part Berenise/part border collie, Indy in October.
She will be using the tracks that are part of the Nga Haerenga The New Zealand Cycle trail from Cape Reinga to Bluff. It????????s the culmination of a long road for her that????????s had a lot of personal challenges along the way.

A Christchurch woman will cycle the length of New Zealand in a charity drive.

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