Facing public opinion is hard for Loren. "Some days I ask myself, 'do I really want to go out today?'

Mum ridiculed for having kids video

9:50 AM  People call Loren Harris selfish for having kids when she's blind. It is hard she says - but parenting's hard for everyone.

EQC boss quits

Earthquake Commission chief executive Ian Simpson is leaving to become the chief executive of GNS Science.

2 min ago  Ian Simpson has quit the Earthquake Commission to become boss of GNS Science.

Man denies injuring 14-week-old

11:16 AM  North Canterbury man pleads not guilty to causing grievous bodily harm to a baby.

Last months at Re:Start

10:40 AM  New tenants set up in Re:Start, but the mall's unlikely to still be open next winter.

What to wear this spring

10:24 AM  As a fashion buyer for Ballantynes, Megan McKee has the inside scoop on the best clothes coming our way this season.

Hoping for stadium certainty

Editorial: Will Christchurch build a new stadium or restore the old?

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Drama and courage mark North Beach lifeguards history

Roger Smith, North Beach Surf Life Saving Club centenary organiser  over Labour Weekend which includes a gal

1 min ago  Familiar names and strong family connections litter the honours board of the┬áNorth Beach Surf Life Saving Club.

Plane evacuated on landing video

10:04 AM  A haze filled the cabin, leaving passengers coughing and forcing an emergency evacuation at Nelson Airport.

Boy assaulted in Greymouth

Cloudy day ahead for most

The Rebuild

EQC boss quits

Earthquake Commission chief executive Ian Simpson is leaving to become the chief executive of GNS Science.

Ian Simpson has quit the Earthquake Commission to become boss of GNS Science.

Last months at Re:Start

Christchurch's Re:Start mall is unlikely to still be trading by next winter, the trust's chairman says.

New tenants ahead of Christmas trading, but Christchurch container mall's unlikely to be open next winter.

Rent cut for 'labour of love'

The historic Gough Chambers in Worcester Boulevard remains vacant.

Owners slash rent and offer rent-free period in bid to attract tenants to Christchurch heritage building.

Stadium plans up in the air

An early artist's impression of the proposed covered stadium to be built in Christchurch's city centre.

Cold water continues to be poured on Christchurch's stadium anchor project.

Hospital parking woes worsen

Temporary car parking around near Christchurch Hospital on the site of the planned metro sports facility.

Battle for hospital car parking about to worsen as city rebuild intensifies.

Opinion

Hoping for stadium certainty

Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium was widely disliked but has become a valuable feature of the city.

Will Christchurch build a new stadium or restore the old?

We're all prisoners of time

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks on stage during the Facebook F8 conference in San Francisco, California, this year.

Opinion: We need death for our own psychological wellbeing.

Could Christchurch host a Winter Olympics?

Switzerland's Virginie Faivre performs a jump during the women's freestyle skiing halfpipe finals at the 2014 Sochi ...

OPINION: Economist Dr Greg Clydesdale says we need more information to decide if hosting a Winter Olympics would be feasible.

Tune in for the biggest show on Earth

Stage hands install part of the stage for the first U.S. presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.

OPINION: Today's US presidential debate is set to be edge of the armchair viewing.

The election of the deplorables

Never before in living memory have two US presidential candidates been saddled with so much toxic baggage as Donald ...

OPINION: Never before in living memory have two presidential candidates been saddled with so much toxic baggage, Mike Yardley writes.

business

EQC boss quits

Earthquake Commission chief executive Ian Simpson is leaving to become the chief executive of GNS Science.

Ian Simpson has quit the Earthquake Commission to become boss of GNS Science.

Last months at Re:Start

Christchurch's Re:Start mall is unlikely to still be trading by next winter, the trust's chairman says.

New tenants ahead of Christmas trading, but Christchurch container mall's unlikely to be open next winter.

Rent cut for 'labour of love'

The historic Gough Chambers in Worcester Boulevard remains vacant.

Owners slash rent and offer rent-free period in bid to attract tenants to Christchurch heritage building.

Big lift for NZCU

NZCU has built a relationship with Filipinos  who make up a large part of the workers rebuilding Christchurch.

A South Island credit union is targeting younger people in a marketing push into northern centres

Shabby carpark conundrum

The area of proposed redevelopment in Queenstown looking from Stanley St towards Shotover St.

 There's a lack of space in central Queenstown, which makes the Stanley St car park very valuable, fueling fierce debate.

sport

Life after an Olympic medal video

Winning an Olympic silver medal has been a life-changing experience for Natalie Rooney.

Does it change someone? Or does life just go on with you get back home with a silver medal?

Canterbury get Shield rev-up

Canterbury's most recent successful Ranfurly Shield raid was against Southland in Invercargill in 2010. Andy Ellis ...

OPINION: Frenzy won't await Canterbury if they bring home Ranfurly Shield. That doesn't mean they're off the hook.

One 'hell of a game' forecast

Hame Faiva and Jordan Manihera celebrate with the famous Log o' Wood.

Waikato's dogged defence of the Ranfurly Shield faces the ultimate test, as Canterbury come to Hamilton.

Linwood team wins Coast to Coast help

Coast to Coast Ranger Ben Isherwood watches his footing on the rocks.

Linwood College students have had a welcome boost as they prepare for the Coast to Coast race.

Bruce back for Burnside title defence

Tayla Bruce defends her Burnside Under 26 bowls title on Friday.

Two Blackjacks head the field for the Burnside Under 26 elite youth bowls tournament.

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What to wear this spring

These spring dresses will be a breath of fresh air in your wardrobe.

As a fashion buyer, Megan McKee has the inside scoop on the best clothes coming our way this season.

Culture Club announce NZ tour

Boy George performs in 2003. Culture Club has been together on and off for 35 years.

Karma Chameleon hitmakers, with flamboyant frontman Boy George, will play their first ever NZ shows.

120km run for CanTeen gallery

Max Christian is supported by Mitch van der Plas, left, and Corbin Haitana as they reach the finish line of CanTeen's ...

No man left behind the motto for students who supported each other across the finish line after a gruelling charity run.

Alternative milk users in Christchurch

Coffee drinkers notice the change.

The proof really is in the pudding when it comes to the resurgence of concerns over where our food comes from and how it is produced.

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