Tuesday, November 13, 2018
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Indepth: Canterbury, we need to talk

Last year in Canterbury, 87 people died by suicide.  It is the highest number in the region for the past 10 years. Canterbury, we need to talk.

Churchgoers left dumfounded after bell stolen

St Mary’s churchgoers in Springston were left dumbfounded after they found their bell had been stolen.

Tough weekend for Selwyn cricket teams

A weekend to forget for Selwyn premier cricket teams.

Call for greater police presence in Sumner

An expected increase in people in the village over summer and a number of crimes have made residents look to police for more support.

Neighbour wakes teen from blaze

Nineteen-year-old Brodie Ablett will always be grateful to his neighbours who saved him from a fire at the weekend.

Our People: Pavlovas to politics and fixing fiats

Aaron Campbell has gone from Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board member, to deputy chairman and back. He talks to Julia Evans about the road to local body politics and the host of jobs he's had

Plans to house growing population

The population of Christchurch, Selwyn and Waimakariri is expected to increase by 150,000 in the next 30 years, so plans are being set to cater for growing housing and business demands.

Concern over fire risk

Hot weather and strong wind at the weekend sees chief fire officer pleading with residents to maintain their properties to prevent major fires over summer.

Sunstrike likely factor in three vehicle crash

Sunstrike was likely of a three-way car crash in Rolleston.

Keeping the old traditions alive

While machines serve us at supermarkets and make almost all of the products we use every day, the traditions of old are still being kept alive by a select few craftspeople. Julia Evans reports