The concerns were raised following an assault at the skate park on a South New Brighton woman in February.
The Lincoln Pantry has switched to using reusable cups only - and is challenging other businesses to do the same.
Aidanfield Christian School have taken the top spot in the Canterbury heats of this year's Kids' Lit Quiz championships.
A winemaking society which was originally formed in New Brighton has won the Toner Shield for the second year in a row.
The search for missing Fernside woman Emma Beattie will be used as a major training event for authorities this weekend.
A fifth generation Akaroa farmer has criticised the city council, saying they are failing to complete preventative road maintenance.
American quarter horse rider Sally McPherson is preparing for the biggest competition of her life.
Wealthy Christchurch businessman Alasdair Cassels and convicted fraudster Mike Swann have been accused by family members of being involved in the disappearance of a missing Marlborough Sounds charter skipper.
A group of about 10-12 youths have vandalised a part of Aranui, causing damage to businesses and homes and driving up insurance costs.
Traffic lights could be installed earlier than planned at a busy roundabout.