Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Public nab alleged car thief

A man was arrested after being grabbed by onlookers after allegedly breaking into cars in Cashmere.

Most popular books at Christchurch libraries revealed

The city council has crunched the numbers and found out what are the most popular books are in their library collection, for adults, young people and children.

‘Be prepared to spend $150k’: Councillor’s advice to residents fighting quarry...

A district councillor says the residents opposed to Fulton Hogan's quarry plans should be prepared to spend $150k to get 'reasonable conditions' on the consent.

Another suburban bank closes

New Brighton residents have been dealt another blow as a second bank announces it will be permanently closing its doors.

Roundabout rabbits given their sentence

The popular rabbits living on busy red zone roundabouts that caused safety concerns have been given their sentence.

Coastal pathway and roading top priorities

The Coastal Pathway and peninsula roading are both key priorities this year.

Person killed in crash

A person is dead after a crash between a car and motorbike on Monday.

CBHS, Rangi Ruru stand out at Canterbury champs

It was a successful outing for Christchurch Boys' and Rangi Ruru Girls' rowers this weekend with more than 10 golds won between them at the Canterbury Championships.

Watch: Forgotten WWI Ngai Tahu soldiers

"He did things for his country, he gave up things but he also suffered until he died. To me he's a hero.' The whakapapa unit at Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu has spent two years tracing the stories of the men in the Maori Battalion, including a village of 13, who had to chose which seven had to go to war, and a family that lost four sons.

Rain eases fire risk – temporarily

Recent rain has eased the fire risk across Christchurch and Banks Peninsula. But authorities say it will only take a few hot nor’west days to push it up again.

Players to keep your eye at ICC U19 World Cup

With the U19 Cricket World Cup on reporter Gordon Findlater has made his picks for the players to watch.

Risingholme ready to rise from the ashes

Contractors will begin work to repair the historic Risingholme Community Centre later this month.

Disney Frozen star to fly into Christchurch

Frozen, Glee and Mindhunter star Jonathan Groff will travel into Christchurch later this month to teach at the Christchurch International Music Theatre Summer School.

Cancer survivor celebrates by cycling with the pros

At 73, cancer survivor and keen cyclist Rob Dally is looking forward to riding with top New Zealand cycling talent like Jack Bauer and George Bennett in Adelaide next Friday.

Art News

Style magazine looks at the art scene.

Armstrong eyes Wigram Trophy in homecoming

Marcus Armstrong is a young man well and truly entrenched in the pursuit of the dream racing in formula one. To date he’s on track to make it a reality.

Young cricket stars take centre stage in Canterbury

Canterbury will host more games than any other region when the Under-19 Cricket World Cup starts on Saturday. Sports reporter Gordon Findlater previews the...

Safety concerns on narrow road

It's only a matter of time before someone is killed on narrow road between Northlands Shopping Centre and Papanui High School, says a community board member.

From casual cyclist to national champion in 12 months

Two years ago the only time Ian Talbot jumped on a bike was to get to university, his part-time job, and the odd weekend ride with friends. But now he is on one of the most promising young riders in the country.

The intersection where trucks can’t turn without cutting lanes

A residents’ association commissioned report to prove trucks could not make it around a Christchurch intersection.