Teen's stance against rugby racism

Kate McMillan says there's no place for racism on the rugby field.

5 min ago  While Kate McMillan's classmates made speeches about hobbies and celebrities, she went for a topic closer to home – racism.

Boy, 5, dies from head injuries video

A homicide investigation has been launched following the death of Christchurch 5-year-old Leon Michael leFleming Jayet-Cole.

9 min ago  Leon Jayet-Cole, 5, was a "kind-hearted, happy and cheeky kid", says a friend of his grieving family.

Family loses everything in blaze

The results of a fire which ripped through an Oxford house on Wednesday night

1:56 PM  Community rallies around one of its own after a devastating house fire – "It's just the Oxford way".

Second boy tells of spoon burning

Christchurch Court House

Witness claims woman burned his tongue with a spoon but defence accuses him of "making it all up".

What is that giant sculpture?

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Fanfare sculpture at the Main North Road, State Highway one off-ramp intersection. View looking south from Tram Road overpass.

One of the biggest public sculptures in New Zealand is starting to take shape on the edge of Christchurch.

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Catholic Cathedral revamp video

The Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament was extensively damaged in the Canterbury earthquakes.

Christchurch's quake-damaged Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament will be revamped to the tune of $45 million over four years.

Memorial sculpture 'leading rebuild'

Christchurch developer places memorial to those killed in the CTV building at the centre of his rebuilt business.

Delivering winter warmth to Christchruch: Red Cross  Christchurch Recovery Team members Anna Brooke, left, and Simon Makker.

Winter warmth for Cantabs in need

Christchurch red zone dwellers and low income families have received care packages to help them through the cold snap.

North Canterbury

Canterbury club rugby players 'racially abused'

Freelance sports reporter Lindsay Kerr says Hampstead's behaviour throughout a match where allegations of racial abuse were made was "disgusting".

Match-sealing penalty try sparks a confrontation between players, fans and referee.

Sheep bring high spirits

A North Canterbury farmer arranges his sheep into roadside billboards - for laughs.

Alastair and Elaine Rutherford are astonished at the stupidity of whoever set the wooden screen on their property alight

Attempted arson at equestrian centre

A wilful act of damage has left a North Canterbury couple unsettled and concerned for their home and business.

Mid Canterbury Selwyn

Teen's stance against rugby racism

Kate McMillan says there's no place for racism on the rugby field.

4 min ago  While Kate McMillan's classmates made speeches about hobbies and celebrities, she went for a topic closer to home – racism.

Canterbury club rugby players 'racially abused'

Match-sealing penalty try sparks a confrontation between players, fans and referee.

Southbridge manager Chris McMillan says the club would not have been able to survive without recruiting players like Peni Manumanuniliwa, pictured with ball, from overseas.

Stand up to racism, Devoy urges

Claiming racial abuse in sport happens "in the heat of the moment" is not good enough, says Race Relations Commissioner.

West Coast

Pike River widow wants Whittall in court

A judge has reserved his decision on a judicial review into the dropping of 12 health and safety charges against former Pike River boss Peter Whittall.

"Stick the money" is what I would have said, says Pike River widow

'Chequebook justice' for ex Pike boss - lawyer

Two women whose relatives were killed in the Pike River Mine disaster are arguing their case in the High Court at Wellington.

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Stockton job losses confirmed

Solid Energy has confirmed it will cut 151 jobs from the West Coast's Stockton coal mine.

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