Monday, September 24, 2018



Watch: The debate over Christchurch’s proposed red-zone East Lake

A flat water facility has been ditched from the short list of options to include in Christchurch's earthquake abandoned residential red zone. While its supporters say the city desperately needs a 2.2km recreational lake, but opponents say other options should be fully explored including cleaning up the Avon River to provide a water sports option and therefore avoiding the effects of having the lake.

Watch: Holiday programme combats isolation for older people

This Christchurch community organisation is tackling the issue of isolation among older people, by having a holiday programme. It even has a watered down version of 'beer pong' on the activities list.

Watch: Christchurch’s pole vaulting teen soaring to glory

Christchurch teen Eliza Meekings shares not only the same first name as New Zealand's best pole vaulter, Eliza McCartney, but also the same impressive path of achievement.

Watch: Young Japanese players chasing rugby dream in Christchurch

Christchurch has become the training base for the next wave of Japanese rugby stars. Japanese high school students are learning at the power houses of Christchurch school boy rugby in order to return home with the honed skills to take Japan's rugby team to the next level.

All Voices: The indigenous voice in Christchurch’s rebuild ‘we are not...

'It will look how it should have looked way back in the past. But it didn't. While our ancestors were left out, we are not left out anymore.' Christchurch's rebuild has seen the incorporation of mana whenua narratives. It means the next generation, unlike those who grew up here, will feel 'part of the city' to see their ancestors stories etched into buildings and on pavements

Calling the rugby final: ‘You do your job, I’ll do mine’

On his last game, the New Brighton vs Lincoln University final, ref Kane McBride gave us a behind the scenes glimpse into the world of being a ref.

Watch: Pre schoolers learn sign language alongside deaf teacher

Children at a Christchurch pre-school are learning sign language along their teacher, who is deaf and had never signed.

Christchurch’s working class suburb: ‘Wayward’ women, jail and floggings

It was known as Christchurch's working class suburb, with 'wayward women', a jail and public floggings, and it has all be recorded in a new book by historian John Wilson.

Throwback Thursday: Jo Kane and Lianne Dalziel discuss the earthquake insurance...

Throwback to June 30,2011 when Jo Kane discussed the government package to those in what became known as the residential red zone area, with then Christchurch East MP Lianne Dalziel.