Sunday, April 30, 2017

Inmate spends a month in hospital after brutal Christchurch attack

An inmate who suffered life-threatening injuries in a brutal attack at Christchurch Men's Prison is still in hospital a month on from the incident.

Small fire in Sumner school grounds

A small fire was lit in a Sumner school grounds on Saturday afternoon.

Diesel tank on fire in Wigram

Firefighters were called to a 200L tank of diesel on fire in the middle of Vickerys Rd in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Scott Guy murder accused Ewen Macdonald out of prison, playing rugby...

The man accused then acquitted by a jury of murdering Feilding farmer Scott Guy is enjoying his freedom by playing club rugby in Christchurch.

Readers photo competition: Pink flamingos

The winner of The Star's weekly photo competition.

Mt John Observatory’s new partnership

Canterbury University's Mt John Observatory has teamed up with the country's third largest airline to fund the research facility.

Watch: Progress on Sydenham church rubble

Some progress has been made to clear the remains of the demolished Sydenham Heritage Church.

Victoria Square: what you need to know

Work is well underway to restore Victoria Square - but what is actually happening?

New Ramada hotel for Christchurch

"This will be a significant development for Christchurch."

Watch: fine weekend ahead

Now's the time to hang out your washing - the weather over the weekend is looking fine.

Watch: Signage after Canterbury memorial confusion

Tourists were struggling to not only find the Canterbury earthquake memorial but what the pounamu meant.

ECan ‘rubbished’ rail plan

The organiser of a commuter train crowdfunding campaign says Environment Canterbury staff "rubbished" his plan. But they say he was treated with 'respect'.

Signage after confusion at earthquake memorial

Signage will be installed to point people to the Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial, and explain what the pounamu there represents.

GRIT needed at holiday programme

St Anne's Catholic School pupils sprinted, climbed and crawled their way through an assortment of obstacles for the school's second GRIT Challenge. The GRIT Challenge...

Watch: Kid karters to take on world’s best

Two Christchurch youngsters won national titles at the NZ Kart Champs this month. Nine-year-old Louis Sharp and eleven-year-old Jacob Douglas are going flat out in their dream of making it to Formula One.

Laser beam pointed at airplane

Police are looking for a person who shone a laser into a cockpit of a Mt Cook Airline flight on Thursday night.

Berlin Wall in Christchurch

Christchurch has added two segments of the Berlin Wall to its public art, including one painted with the police box Doctor Who travelled in.

Lyttelton artist to sculpt Richie McCaw

A Lyttelton sculptor is taking a break from crafted war heroes and instead has been commissioned to create a bronze statue of former All Black captain Richie McCaw.

Peninsula speeds tested in pilot

A small township could be used as a trial for lowering speed limits around Banks Peninsula.

Phillipstown firing up earth oven

The Phillisptown community are just waiting for their new earth oven to dry before they fire it up and start cooking.