Thursday, January 18, 2018


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.

Watch: Labour leader Jacinda Adern pledges $30m for child mental health

Ten million a year will be put towards funding child mental health services for Christchurch schools, should Labour be elected into power.

Township ‘shafted’ over chlorination of drinking water

A Hurunui District councillor says Hanmer Springs has been “shafted” over the council’s decision to chlorinate the town’s water supply.

Watch: Pacific youths lobby for better housing standards

The city's housing standards and poverty levels were discussed with politicians during at a Pasifika youth forum.

VIDEO: Shoppers’ donations help kids breathe easier

Ever donated at Countdown as part of their Kids Hospital Appeal? Well, you may have just helped Tyler and many other children who receive treatment at Christchurch Hospital.

Blow for QEII fitness trail

An appeal to save the community-built QE II Park fitness trail has failed, but campaigners are vowing not to give up.

Distraction and interruptions a problem for nurses

Hospital designers and medical staff are working together to improve the hospital design and systems, in an effort to avoid medication problems and mistakes

Toby’s trunk load of memories

Toby is deaf and learned last year he is also going blind, because of an incurable genetic condition. But due to readers he has been on a trip to realise one of his dreams.

Old firefighter’s helmet found under CDHB building

An old fireman's helmet was discovered encased in mud below one of the CDHB's buildings on St Asaph St.

Probe into hospital work reveals fire safety issues

Potential issues with fire protection walls and floors have been found in Canterbury hospitals