Friday, November 16, 2018

CTV News


VIDEO: Alan Peart, NZ’s ‘unsung hero’

He fought 12 German fighters on his own and then, later in the war, evaded 20 Japanese fighters for 40mins as they swooped at him three at a time. Alan Peart has been called one of the 'greatest unsung heroes of WWII. His family tells the story of the man behind the legend.

Watch: Koru Games take over Selwyn

Close to 2500 year seven and eight student competed at the recent Koru Games. Now in it's fifth year the sports tournament continues to grow and this year consisted of 13 sports played across four venues in Selwyn.

Watch: Christchurch hosting top international indoor cricket stars

The world's top junior indoor cricket players are competing in Christchurch this week, with New Zealand represented by 80 players across eight teams, including local young gun Ryan James. Gordon Findlater reports.

Watch: ‘Being Māori is cool’ North Canterbury embraces kapa haka festival

Twelve years ago there were just four schools in this kapa haka competition. Now, this district and its schools have embraced Te Ao Māori and are taking it to the stage.

The Quake Kids: ‘These children are biologically different’

About 70 per cent of Christchurch children have PTSD symptoms. Assaults on school staff has more than doubled. Schools are under immense pressure as they struggle to help and cope with The Quake Kids.

WATCH: Top Gun, Yoda, Star Trek used by school caretaker to...

A quirky initiative to keep traffic moving outside Mt Pleasant School has made a huge difference.

‘We’re finally getting the recognition we deserve’; women’s football competition doubles

Women's football is finally gaining the recognition it deserves. Not only has Canterbury United Pride had three players head over to Europe to play professionally, but the competition it plays in has doubled in size. Gordon Findlater chats to new coach Alana Gunn.

Football coordinator still kicking it at 90

One man has been a constant since the inception of Papanui Redwood AFC. At 90-years-old, age is no barrier for Wally Mills who is still actively involved with the club coordinating their first kicks programme.

Survivor of Leeston triple fatality crash: ‘What have we done?’

Alex Brown was one of two survivors in the horror Boxing Day Leeston crash that claimed the lives of Lily Moore, Sam Drost, and Cole Christensen-Hull. He and his mum, Theresa, talk about the day for the first time.

Watch: Barnes’ timely return helping CBHS sprint for NZ title

Christchurch Boys' High School winger Ryan Barnes thought his days playing for school were over after a hamstring tear in May. However, four tries in two games since returning have helped CBHS reach the national top four tournament. With a background in athletics, what he lacks in size he makes up for in speed.