Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Home buyer ‘heartbreak’: Struggle for finance as banks tighten belts

Tighter lending restrictions means more "heartbreak" for home buyers who are seeing sale and purchase agreements on a new house fall over at the last minute when they are unable to get finance.
A giant mouse wheel and a 'dancing snake' rope swing could be on the cards as Scarborough Park gets a makeover.
Team Emirates NZ helped boost a fundraiser for the Pleasant Point Yacht Club, by bringing down the Auld Mug.
Two Halswell men have been recognised at the Apprenticeship Training Trust graduation and awards.

SBHS student heads to Poland

Ethan De Rose will travel to Poland to represent New Zealand at the Junior World Championships for short track speed skating.

Burnside High contingent in national ice hockey team

Burnside High's Phoebe Thompson, Alyssa Murphy and Katelyn Heyrick and St Andrew's Ellie Dugdale have been selected in the under-18 womens national ice hockey team.

From second-five to hooker, Shilo Klein makes most of move

St Andrew's first XV captain Shilo Klein has found success moving from the backline into the forward pack.

Class Disruption win national title

Chisnallwood student band Class Disruption have won the national Rockshop Bandquest competition

International food feast at Rangi

Pretzels, Thai jelly, tapas, Japanese curry, rice balls, sushi, waffles and lolly cake. Rangi Ruru Girls' School travelled around the world, trying dishes from different countries.

Matthysen awarded top striker and youth player of the year

Cashmere High’s Lyle Matthysen scored two accolades at the Mainland Football awards.

Opinion: Duncan Webb’s first days at the Beehive

Fresh Christchurch Central MP Duncan Webb may be busy finding his way around his new office in Wellington but the former lawyer has big plans for his electorate. He shares them with Nor'West News.

Sculptures from rock

Anne Hudson explores the relationship between sculptures and the raw materials they derive from through the work of the talented Doug Neil.

Flying high with Cirkopolis

When Style touches base with Auckland-born circus artist Rosita Hendry she is performing Cirkopolis in Brazil, but from November 14-19, it is Christchurch’s turn to see this unique blend of circus, theatre and dance on stage at the Isaac Theatre Royal.

Men’s Grooming: A close shave

With spring upon us and summer waiting in line, the time has come to shed the winter woollies – and we’re talking about what's on your face.