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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

More questions to be sent to port company

Elected members are seeking more information from the Lyttelton Port Company on the effects on Hector’s dolphins from pile driving.

Our People: Award winning designs for film and stage

The wonderful, thematic and colourful garments worn on stage and screen are the bread and butter of Mt Pleasant's Tina Hutchison-Thomas. Reporter Matt Salmons caught up with the award-winning costume artist.

Ratepayer funded catering to be discussed in secret

Board chairman says discussing the future of nibbles at meetings, a ratepayer funded service, is an "internal matter".

Deputy chairman dumped and replaced

In a likely first for the city council, Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board deputy chairman Aaron Campbell has been sacked from his role. But his board is remaining tight-lipped on why.