Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Worsleys Rd cordon to lift at 9am

Residents on Worsleys Rd will be able to return to their homes after 9am.
A crossing costing more than half a million dollars is going to be installed on a busy Bishopdale road.
Cathay Pacific could announce a seasonal service between Hong Kong and Christchurch.
Bruce Springsteen dedicated My City Of Ruins to those who suffered the recent earthquakes as well as emergency services personnel fighting the Port Hills fires.

Sharon at cutting edge of hair research

Sharon the sheep is not just another woolly face in the flock, there is something unusual about her fleece that sets her apart from almost every other of her kind.

Darfield, Kirwee sewers considered

Darfield and Kirwee residents will be asked whether the towns should get a reticulated sewerage scheme. The scheme would support development in the area.

From Addington to the United Nations

Addington teenager Tei Driver spent a month visiting six countries, finishing up at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

Students in esteemed orchestra

Four St Margaret’s College students have been accepted into the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Symphony Orchestra.

New Diamond Harbour principal is “absolutely loving it”

The new Diamond Harbour principal Jill Pears is loving the people and the busy work as her first few weeks as principal.

Thrilling final day likely

Halswell is hoping for crucial first innings points against Heathcote, with their two-day match and a chance of winning the competition hanging in the balance.

Paralympics open day draws crowd

Port Hills Athletics Club sprint sensation William Stedman joined several hundred people at the Paralympics New Zealand open day at Cowles Stadium recently.

Walsh settles for second in Olympic rematch

Kiwi Tom Walsh and Olympic champion Ryan Crouser traded records at the Big Shot in Christchurch on Sunday.

Charity hospital extends to free dental care

A new oral surgery with two clinics offering free care to patients who can't afford it will be New Zealand's first.

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.

Mi-Sex enjoy positive fan reaction

Mi-Sex will co-headline next month's star-studded Selwyn Sounds concert line up with Dragon. Keyboardist Murray Burns spoke to ahead of the performance.

Bull-breed rescue fundraising for vehicle

An organisation that rescues and re-homes bull-breed dogs is fundraising to buy its own vehicle, with a car company offering to lend it a free station wagon for six months in the mean time.