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Ex-All Blacks beat Thai ladyboys in elephant polo match

Ex-All Blacks beat Thai ladyboys in elephant polo match

A group of former All Blacks have beaten a team of Thai ladyboys in an elephant polo match.

Pike River families welcome body recovery plan

Pike River families welcome body recovery plan

Families of the 29 men whose bodies are entombed in the Pike River coalmine have welcomed news that a plan to re-enter the tunnel has been approved.

Plan to save Christchurch Town Hall hailed

A restoration plan to save the earthquake-damaged Christchurch Town Hall, to be voted on by city councillors tomorrow, has been hailed as a "masterpiece" by the internationally acclaimed building's architect.

Asbestos find closes Lincoln University building

A Lincoln University building has been shut down after a concerned staff member took a swab of some dust which returned a positive test for asbestos.

Cameras installed in Christchurch bar's toilets

Cameras installed in Christchurch bar's toilets

A Christchurch bar has sparked outrage after it installed cameras in its toilets in a bid to catch vandals and increase security.

Toddler hurt in suspected dog attack

Toddler hurt in suspected dog attack

A 13-month-old baby is in Middlemore Hospital with severe facial injuries after a suspected dog attack.

Govt to appeal red-zone decision

Govt to appeal red-zone decision

The Government has confirmed it will appeal a landmark High Court decision which ordered it to reconsider a 50 per cent payout offer for vacant, uninsured red-zoned Christchurch land.

Toddler in hospital after suspected dog attack

Toddler in hospital after suspected dog attack

A 13-month-old baby is in Middlemore Hospital with severe facial injuries after a suspected dog attack.

Police dog posthumously awarded medal for life-saving act

Police dog posthumously awarded medal for life-saving act

A police dog who saved his handler by leaping into the path of a bullet has been posthumously recognised for his actions.

Student army widens community focus

Student army widens community focus

The Student Volunteer Army which sprang up from the devastation of the Canterbury earthquakes has successfully switched from helping homeowners shovel liquefaction to sustainably serving the community, its president says.