Thursday, March 2, 2017

Givealittle recipient in court

A woman who was given more than $10,000 in a public Givealittle campaign has told the courts this week she is unable to pay compensation to victims of her crime
More than $28,000 has been donated for a barbecue for the area, but the local community board says it is not appropriate to have it across the road from a cemetery.
City council staff are currently investigating the amount of work needed to repair the hall in Spreydon, which was used by community groups before it was damaged by a fire.
A Somalian refugee "possessed by the devil" during a frenzied knife-wielding rampage across Christchurch has been denied parole for a third time.

Selwyn softball teens on NZ squad

Lincoln's Josh Brown and Rolleston's Caleb Stewart have made the New Zealand under 17 softball squad after playing well for their Canterbury team.

Freedom campers make contribution

Selwyn district councillor Craig Watson writes on freedom camping.

Olympian hands out medal

A primary school pupil got his canoe medal awarded to him by two-time Olympic champion Lisa Carrington.

New pupils at St Anne’s Catholic

St Anne's Catholic School in Woolston had 10 new entrants last week.

School holds ‘fire hero’ day

A primary school has recognised the efforts of those still battling the Port Hills fire, by having "fire hero" dress up day.

United overseas recruits

Christchurch United Football Club has scored a major coup by recruiting Canterbury United imports Juan Chang and Colin van Gool.

Rangiora set for international hockey

Waimakariri Hockey Stadium in Rangiora will be the first arena in North Canterbury to host an senior international team when the Black Sticks take on the USA next month.

Another Boyle on the horizon

The Boyle name is synonymous with cricket in Canterbury – now Matt Boyle looks set to be the latest cab off the rank after a blistering summer to date.

Young musician already a master

Fifteen-year-old Alexandra Watson plays five instruments, is studying music courses at university in her spare time, and dreams of working for NASA. In July, she will be the only musician outside of the United Kingdom to perform at the National Schools Symphony Orchestra of Great Britain.

Delightful romp of mayhem

Ropable, by Ross Gumbley and Allison Horsley, directed by Ross Gumbley, The Court Theatre. Reviewed by Barry Southam

Shapely Citroen covers all bases

Ross Kiddie discovers French flair and panache in DS5.

New style of show business

National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art graduates Sophie Petersen and Keeneth Love have taken a risk, setting up their own theatre company.