Monday, June 26, 2017

Man in serious condition after falling in concrete

A man is in a serious condition after falling in concrete on Monday.

Man ‘caught on film’ denies burglary

A man allegedly filmed by a Christchurch homeowner leaving her property denies that he was caught in the act of a burglary.

19 healthy trees in Halswell could go

A petition from 23 households calling for the removal of 19 healthy trees has the city council now consulting on the option.

West Melton kids muddy run

West Melton School finished as one of the top teams in the 2017 UC Education Mud Run on Sunday. The school’s team, the D*O*T*S, made...

Airport arches cause more controversy

A city councillor has lashed out over spending on the new airport gateway arches.

120-year-old hall finally getting repaired

The 120-year-old historic community hall is being repaired by a Governors Bay contractor - work is planned to finish early October.

Selwyn House pupils rank top in the world

Selwyn House pupils have won bragging rights and two rather large trophies in an international problem solving competition.

Your views: Red light runners ‘no brains’

Nor West News readers respond to an article on red light runners putting pupils at risk.

Police break up fight at shopping centre

Police broke up a fight involving five people on Monday.

Worry over condition of cliff faces

Residents are concerned with not only with the state of the cliff faces but also the seawall.

Our People: The man behind the 185 chairs

"I can remember in the first few months meeting a young guy, he would have been about 12, and he’d bike to the chairs, and he would sit there and chat to his mum."

Retirees plan garden size of nine rugby fields

A group of retired gardeners are planning to create a public park in Christchurch the size of nine rugby fields

Watch: Fiction in a flash

How many words do you need to tell a story? Not many, according to these writers.

Watch: Club ensures low decile participation

A Christchurch club noticed that some schools were not taking part in their competition. They soon realised it was mainly lower decile schools, where money was scarce. So, they did something about it.

Woods: Health Minister needs to front up

Just when we thought things couldn’t get any more difficult for our underfunded Canterbury District Health Board they have been dealt a proverbial kick in the guts, says MP Megan Woods.

Community Board celebrates volunteers

Volunteers have been celebrated by the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board.

Orchestra celebrates silver jubilee

A special concert to mark 25 years of music with the Risingholme Orchestra was celebrated on Sunday.

Opinion: New Brighton could be the city’s ecotourism jewel

Treaty educator and Green Party candidate for Christchurch east, Cathy Sweet, believes New Brighton has all the ingredients to become a magnet for ecotourism.

Haeata six months on: Bob Marley, big box classrooms

A poster-child for big-box classrooms, Haeata Community College opened its doors six months ago. It's not been without its critics, but principal Andy Kai Fong says it'll take time to educate the community about what they're trying to achieve.

Fans high-five their heroes

St Margaret's College netballer Caitlynne Hill got to meet her favourite Mainland Tactix players on Wednesday night.