Saturday, August 19, 2017

Hospital car parking: Pregnant woman, sick child wait in the rain

At about 10am on Monday, almost 30 people were lined up in the rain and biting south-westerly wind, waiting for a hospital Park and Ride shuttle. They spoke to Gabrielle Stuart about the service.

Hospital car parking: Why are these people waiting in the rain?

Christchurch Hospital's park and ride service was set up to take pressure off the lack of parking near the hospital. But as reporter Gabrielle Stuart found out, it is not suited for wet weather.

Truck driver sentenced over fatal crash that killed dad

Four-year-old Troy Campilan kisses a photograph of his daddy Noel Campilan every night before he goes to bed.

Watch: $1m yacht development at threat from erosion

In the next year or so, this spot by the estuary will house a brand new yacht club. But there are growing concerns over the continuous erosion of the estuary edge as the tide eats away at it.

Watch: ‘It’s the ham lady!’

After reading a Facebook post Countdown worker Lorna McLaughlin cried - but not because of any trolls - quite the opposite.

Watch: Cultural fest – ‘It’s their chance to be stars’

From Maori and Pacifica to Indian and Irish, this year's Cultural Festival had it all.

Woman buys lotto tickets after serious crash

A woman's Hilux rolled five times and ended up on a railway line after a crash - and she walked away unscathed.

Knee injury rules captain out of semi-final

Christ's College's captain will miss tomorrow's do or die UC Championship semi-final against Timaru Boys' High School. Now on crutches he now holds the role of being the team's number one supporter.

More charges laid in serial arson case

The Burnside man accused of a spate of arson attacks on wheelie bins has had further charges laid against him.

Police target ski field roads

Police plan to hit the slopes next week – but not for the powder.

A year wait for speed signs

Governors Bay is to get new, improved speed signage, one year after a working group was formed to lobby on the issue.

Top league talent picked for trans-Tasman match

Five promising rugby league players have been given a shot at making the New Zealand under 18 side to take on Australia's best.

Coastal Spirit bring home the silverware

Coastal Spirit captured their seventh women’s premier league title and the Hurley Shield all in the space of a matter of hours in what was a memorable weekend for the club.

A new supermarket experience: Chandeliers, piano, electronic product finder

Black chandeliers, an antique Chinese cabinet to show off wine - this is a supermarket with all the trimmings.

No sea organ for Scarborough

A former Sumner local wants to incorporate a sea organ into new steps at Scarborough Beach - but the idea has so far fallen on deaf ears.

Merivale designed bathroom supreme winner

For the second year in a row, a Merivale interior designer has won a top national prize.

Cashmere footballer eyes overseas scholarship

Cashmere High footballer Max Chretian ​is hoping to follow in his brother's footsteps overseas to play the sport he loves.

Douglas Roake jailed for armed holdups of Canterbury pubs and shooting...

A masked gunman who shot two women and robbed six Canterbury pubs and bars has been jailed for 13 years, eight months with a minimum non-parole period of six-and-a-half years.

Four month trial for free parking

A plan to provide some form of free car parking in the central city has jumped its first hurdle - but it still needs the approval of city councillors.

Dairy robbed at knife point for three packets of tobacco

A dairy owner was robbed at knife point on Thursday morning for a small amount of tobacco.