The horses were on high ground earlier in the day, but got caught in the middle of the river while they tried to cross it.
Dunedin remains under a state of emergency, but the focus is now on recovery. Latest info: bit.ly/2prIRk1
An organised boxing fight aimed at keeping gang violence off the streets has been labelled a success by police and gang members alike.
The Crusaders have rediscovered their winning touch in emphatic style, overwhelming the Highlanders 17-0 in a drenched Super Rugby quarter-final.
Torrential rain saw rivers burst their banks, flooding farmland, roads, homes and businesses.