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Old trick relieves pain in old dogs

Dog lover Kathleen Crisley is taking a hands-on approach to relieve aches and pains in old, tired dogs.

Broadband plan fits Christchurch

cable If the Government's $1.5 billion ultrafast broadband investment initiative has a chance of getting off the ground in any of the main centres, its best chance may be in the Garden City.

Woman attacked in Redwood

9:21am Police are appealing for witnesses after a young woman was attacked in a Redwood park.

Joining the aid effort in Samoa

zznorth 9:28am Regular Press feature writer Rosemarie North is working for the Red Cross in Samoa and finds how the Samoans are wanting to give rather than receive.

Return to winter as icy blast hits NZ

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Ice and frosts are likely to be a danger on many inland Canterbury roads this morning.

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Henderson's bankrupty case

Troubled Christchurch property developer David Henderson is hoping his wine stocks will save him from bankruptcy today.

Mining plan earns international rebuke

The world's largest environmental network has taken the rare step of criticising the Government for considering mining on conservation land.

Searchers comb coast for bodies

Greens give back $6000 in housing mistake

Bulls clinch comeback win

Man-of-the-match fullback Johnny Aranga could not believe his luck as he spurted through a gap to win the National Provincial Premiership for the Canterbury Bulls' wounded warriors.

Canterbury women leave their run too late

Canterbury will win the national women's provincial rugby final one day.

Contenders show after two rounds

Season opens with solid wins for top teams

Canterbury Bull Vince Whare

Canty victory eases the pain

Injured Canterbury Bulls trojans Vince Whare and Craig Smith received two accolades to ease the pain.

Samoa seeks closure

Search dogs On the north side of Upolu, men in fluoro vests prettify road verges with weedeaters, while at the southeastern tip the search for bodies continues.

Aid push to quake villages

Rescuers and aid workers are fanning out into the hills of Indonesia's Sumatra island, where hundreds of people were buried in landslides triggered by an earthquake that may have killed 3000.

Fires char wildland in US

Prehistoric site found near Stonehenge

Typhoon Philippines

Landslide fears as typhoon kills 17

A powerful typhoon has moved out to sea after thrashing the remote northeastern Philippines, killing 17 people and may remain there for days, bringing more rain and possible landslides

US healthcare bill could hurt F&P

US healthcare bill could hurt F&P Fisher & Paykel Healthcare could be hit hard by a healthcare reform bill before the US Senate finance committee.

The 'hole' in property tax

The $200 billion rental property sector not only pays no tax, but is actually getting refunds.

Finance victims 'need more time'

Telecom angers Sheppard

Auckland traffic

Business getting more confident

While most small to medium-sized firms are showing signs of growing confidence, more job layoffs are expected, especially in Auckland.

Joe Jackson banned

joe Michael Jackson's father Joe was banned from German beer festival Oktoberfest.

Did Roman Polanski pay victim?

Film director Roman Polanski agreed to pay the victim in his sex crime case at least $500,000 as part of a civil settlement reached years after he fled the United States, the Los Angeles Times has reported.

Cleese furious over new show

Are Katy & Russell dating?

David Letterman

Shows mock Letterman

Saturday Night Live has joined the growing ranks of US shows making sport of David Letterman's difficulties.

Daddy, I want to be a star

Forget about persuading your children to consider life as a doctor, vet or teacher and start training them for the talent shows.

Working mums busy but happy

Working mothers don't have enough time in the day and feel guiltier than stay-at-home mums, but they're just as happy even though they believe their careers often face a glass ceiling.

Military style in Paris

Daddy, I want to be a star

Military style in Paris

Balmain's army-themed Spring/Summer 10 collection was a hit at Paris Fashion Week.

Making the switch

Microsoft's new operating system, Windows 7, is due to hit shops soon.

Broadband levy may require law change

Communications Minister Steven Joyce says new legislation will probably be required before it could impose its proposed Telecommunications Development Levy on telcos.

Treasury fishing for efficiencies

Broadband plan fits Christchurch

Copyright crusader flies in

The Motion Picture Association sent one of its biggest guns to Wellington last week in a last-ditch attempt to influence the Government.

A launch-control freak

hsvs Holden's Special Vehicles division has smart systems to improve your driving, although you'll need a track to get the best out of them, says Dave Moore.

Bigger, smarter Prado

Toyota's second-echelon all-wheel-drive model has grown into more than a junior LandCruiser, writes DAVE MOORE.

Renault stars as Frankfurt goes green

First Land Rover after the takeover


Alto at last

The new Alto model is touted as the least expensive new car on the New Zealand market.

Alto at last

The new Alto model is touted as the least expensive new car on the New Zealand market.

Canterbury Bull Vince Whare
Canty victory eases the pain

Injured Canterbury Bulls trojans Vince Whare and Craig Smith received two accolades to ease the pain.

Men cause most crashes

Most at-fault drivers involved in loss of control or head-on crashes are male.

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