Amy Jones and her horse Nelson along with her sister's dog Lottie were attacked by a dog while on a ride last week.

Horse injured by dog attack

5 min ago   Amy Jones will never return to a popular Christchurch riverside after a dog attack left her traumatised and her horse injured.

Christchurch flat fire video

Firefighters extinguished a fire at this flat in Addington.

8:16 PM  Firefighters have rushed to the scene of a flat fire in Addington, Christchurch, on Thursday night.

Dams 'significant risk'

Heavy rainfall a danger to Kaikoura due to shattered stopbanks and dams threatening to breach.

Sound archives leave Chch, at risk

"To think they could be lost on our watch is really a worry."

'Uneconomic to repair'

The Lancaster Park repair bill of up to $275m is "uneconomic", mayor Lianne Dalziel has revealed.

N-word names wiped 

North Canterbury landmarks containing the word "n*****" not acceptable - MP.

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When is 'compelling' evidence unclear?

Minister of health Jonathan Coleman came under fire from the Greens over evidence for a sugary drinks tax.

Health Minister accused of ignoring "compelling" evidence for a sugar tax.

Big step forward for mansion gallery plan

Public support and a Christchurch City Council grant have saved McLean's Mansion, says the man behind plans to open it as an art gallery.

Prison fitness instructor wins award

Keep state homes local, say Christchurch housing providers

The Rebuild

Big step forward for mansion gallery plan

An artist's impression of the mansion restored as an art gallery.

Public support and a Christchurch City Council grant have saved McLean's Mansion, says the man behind plans to open it as an art gallery.

Gloucester St bridge to reopen

The historically significant Gloucester St Bridge is due to reopen to vehicles before Christmas.

It will be the last Christchurch bridge repaired from the 2011 quakes.

Carlton Courts to reopen with new businesses

The corner of Bealey Ave and Papanui Rd in Christchurch will again be a hospitality hub with the reopening of Carlton Courts.

The Carlton Courts building on one of Christchurch's busiest corners has been repaired and will become a food and drink hub again.

The politics of the glass box rebuild

"To rebuild a broken city in glass might seem like giving the rolling ground a middle finger, but glass is a practical ...

OPINION: To rebuild a broken city in glass might seem like giving the rolling ground a middle finger, but glass is hard, durable and lets in light.

Road blocks hamper trade video

Laneway Espresso on Durham St is one of the affected businesses.

Road cones, fences and closed exits greet those brave enough to drive central Christchurch.

Opinion

Does the Govt care about our mental health?

Earthquake-damaged Princess Margaret Hospital is better than nothing but new facilities are desperately needed for vital ...

Hands up those in the Government who care about the mental health of Cantabrians?

Lyttelton Port supports construction of cruise ship terminal

Back in the boom times: The Seabourn Sojourn at Lyttelton in 2011.

OPINION: Lyttelton Port of Christchurch chief executive Peter Davie responds to speculation about the return of cruise ships to the port.

Time for Govt to steady itself

Bill English is the highest polling candidate in the contest  to become prime minister. But will he bring the stability ...

Who is most likely to steady the National Government ship rocked by Key's sudden resignation?

Good poems don't date

William Shakespeare: aware of the passage of time, as are many poets.

OPINION:  The poetry of the ancients and the comparatively moderns muses on many of the same feelings and themes.

John Key inspired confidence

John Key appears equally at home in a factory, a meeting of the faithful or in parliament itself.

OPINION: Many National Party people have a born-to-rule attitude. John Key never had it. He appeared equally at home in a factory as in parliament.

business

Big step forward for mansion gallery plan

An artist's impression of the mansion restored as an art gallery.

Public support and a Christchurch City Council grant have saved McLean's Mansion, says the man behind plans to open it as an art gallery.

Airport's shock Wanaka land buy

The Queenstown Airport Corporation has bought land near Wanaka Airport. Boundaries indicative only.

Head-scratching as Queenstown Airport buys 106 hectares of critical, strategic land next to Wanaka Airport.

Swim coach's business sinks

Jane Hughes is closing Wakatipu Swim School after 22 years of teaching kids to swim in Queenstown.

She was consulted in the design of the Queenstown pool. But the council shut her out, killing off her swim school.

Cheaper car regos on the way

Electric car ACC levies have been significantly reduced.

Reduced ACC levies on cars welcomed by AA but rubbished by Labour as political move.

Cutting truck traffic

Fewer trucks through Christchurch and more rail freight is the aim of Rolleston hub operator Coda.

Coda Group says its Rolleston inland port operation will help reduce trucks traffic through Christchurch.

sport

Defending champion scratched

Defending champion Lennytheshark has been scratched from the Inter Dominion Final at Gloucester Park in Perth on Friday ...

Lennytheshark scratched from Inter Dominion Final but still tough for Kiwis.

Kiwis guaranteed three more medals

Jo Edwards is on track to win her third gold medal in the women's pair.

New Zealand is guaranteed to add three more medals to their world bowls championship's medal haul.

Temporary split for harness dream team

Christen Me will face a race day start without the services of Dexter Dunn for the first time since 2011.

Top harness racing partnership faces temporary split.

Bam Bam Aussie bound

Chris Bamford made a strong impression in his limited opportunities for the Canterbury Bulls this year.

Bulls prop Chris Bamford is heading back to Australia with his family.

Bond joins Canterbury Cricket board

Former Canterbury and Black Caps bowler Shane Bond has joined the Canterbury Cricket board.

Former Black Caps bowler Shane Bond gets the call up, Mike Satterthwaite gets a reprieve.

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Separated siblings overcome the odds

Foster children Nada Simmonds, 17, and brother Troy Simmonds, 18, at the William Wallace Awards held in Te Marae at Te ...

Scholarships for brother and sister separated as toddlers and raised in foster care.

Lure of the console did it for Harry

Christ Church Cathedral's new organist Harry Meehan is a catholic working in an anglican church.

Organ music is breaking down religious boundaries in Christchurch.

Last family Christmas marred by theft

Michelle McCormick (35) and Philip Broderick (35) had their Christmas lights and decorations stolen from the outside of ...

It could be his last Christmas, so she wanted to make it special.

Review: The Laboratory, Lincoln

Lincoln's quirky The Laboratory is a wonderful place to drink and eat.

Hot wings, cold broccoli and a great venue.

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