Saturday, July 21, 2018

Hunt for phone scammer reaches dead end

An investigation into a con man who falsely said gangs would hurt victims' families if they did not pay up has come to a "screaming halt".

Councils calls for register to prevent legionnaires’

Local councils will lobby for annual testing of water cooling towers to prevent the spread of legionnaires' disease.

Board makes ‘rare move’ to stop liquor store opening

A community board has made a rare move in a bid to keep a controversial liquor store from opening in Philipstown.

Guide to your sporting weekend

All you need to know about senior club sport this weekend.

Watch: Experts back the push for East Lake’s inclusion into Red...

The East Lake Trust isn't taking rejection from Regenerate Christchurch lying down.

Identity of teen accused of killing Oliver Johnston remains secret

The identity of a teenager charged with murdering a 20-year-old man, whose body was found on a Canterbury lifestyle block after a two-day police hunt, will remain a secret for at least two more months.

The battle to extend kitchen in a high flood zone are

It has been a lengthy process to get a building consent granted by the city council for a small extension.

STAC pays tribute to murder victim Oliver Johnston

A tribute has been posted online by the St Andrew’s College music department to 20-year-old murder victim Oliver Johnston.

Northwood residents continue battle to upgrade “dangerous” intersection

The Northwood Residents' Association has indicated the intersections of Main North Rd, Northwood Blvd and Radcliffe Rd is not safe enough for pedestrians.

Future of Transitional Cathedral decided, after parishioners leave over same sex...

It is unknown where parishioners from four of the city’s churches will be based when they cut ties with the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch over its stance on same sex marriage.

Street sex workers: Christchurch’s ‘disposable population’

Gang-raped in a work van and abused. Report finds "much worse violence in Christchurch against sex workers than the rest of the country.”

Opinion: Fierce rivalry led to great newspapers

Long-time Press reporter reminisces on the "happy memories of an era when there was fierce rivalry between daily morning and afternoon newspapers in Christchurch."

Watch: The big job behind removing Lancaster Park’s roof

VIDEO: Geoff Sloan Bit by bit Lancaster Park Stadium is coming down. The Tui stand has been demolished and now contractors are ready to tackle the...

Team named after former All Black Tane Norton off NZ rugby...

Don't expect the Linwood Norton's under-11 rugby team to take a backwards step.

Wheel Blacks coach teaches kids

The coach of the NZ wheelchair rugby team popped into Ilam School to teach kids how to play the sport.

Musician makes national choir

A Christchurch student has taken her musical success international, travelling to Asia with the New Zealand Secondary Students’ Choir.

Genitalia, ‘pedo van free candy’ tagged on residents’ vehicles

A vehicle was tagged with the phrase, 'drugs?' while another had 'pedo van free candy?'

Christchurch’s third Ice Cream Charlie dies, aged 94

Christchurch's third Ice Cream Charlie has passed away aged 94.

Bid to transform woodland into natural playground

An ambitious plan has been developed to enhance a woodland area in a domain.

Road-markings fail to address excessive speed on residential street

Putting on a lick of paint on the road has failed to stop vehicles speeding.