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Precious pug returned

Precious pug returned

A five-day hunt for her missing pug was the worst week of Bree Broad's life, and while the search brought out the best in our community, it also showcased the worst.

Alcohol policy slated

Student drinking culture will not be changed by restrictive hours, which will only dishearten those "struggling to find reasons to stay in the city as it is", a Christchurch student leader says.

Crafty for charity

Crafty for charity

Crafty Cantabrians have stepped up this year and knitted more than 1000 pairs of slippers and 1300 scarves for children who need them most.

Ferrymead Countdown back

The Countdown Ferrymead supermarket will re- open next Easter, more than three years after the earthquakes.

Emergency centre ready to go

A Red Cross emergency operation centre has been set up in Christchurch but is on standby for now as the city waits for the weather to turn.

Canterbury lifeguards top dogs

Everest Base Camp: no walk in the park

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Dental clinic relief for students

The University of Canterbury Students' Association is hoping its heavily subsidised UCSA Dental programme will make a huge improvement to the state of student teeth.

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Refugee in youth parliament

Even as Afghani refugee Gul Agha Alizadah flew into Auckland at the tender age of eight, he "knew" he had a future and a hope.

A break from rollercoaster life

For 12-year-old Rosa Edge, one of the high spots of a recent trip to Australia's Gold Coast with Ticket to Hope was being upside down.

'Glasshouse' not popular

Shops want to stay

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Raincoats, food, huge improvement

One look at the warm, dry and full children at Sockburn School should be enough to convince anyone of the value of food and clothing programmes in low decile schools.

Doing it for Brydie

When Anna Lauder's four-year-old daughter passed away, she dug herself deeper and deeper into her grief, now she's digging herself out.

Washing windscreens an art

Baking soda beauty