Sunday, September 23, 2018

The Heineken king

Next month, Addington bartender Josh Irving will travel to Amsterdam to represent New Zealand while showing off his draught-pouring skills.

Dickel takes up new role leaving Rams in limbo

Canterbury Rams coach Mark Dickel has taken up a team consultant role in the Philippines, putting doubt over who will coach the Rams in 2019.

Questions raised on location for city’s new stadium

It's in the wrong place and looks like a "performing arts centre that will occasionally hold some sport".

Coffins mourn ‘creative city’

Miniature coffins mourning the loss of creativity have been anonymously sent to influential figures around the city.

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.

Rush satisfied with 19th on world stage

Rolleston's triathlete Reece Rush thinks he knows what it's like to be a pile of washing during a cold wash.

SPCA shut-up shop over cat abuse investigation

SPCA Canterbury is refusing to provide any further information on the cat abuse investigation involving teenagers.

The top secret plant in the Botanic Gardens

The location of a plant in the Botanic Gardens is top secret to avoid theft.

Investigation underway into St Bedes rector’s conduct

An investigation is underway into just why a teacher was allowed to continue working at St Bedes College after sexual abuse allegations surfaced against him.

Canterbury Country their own worst enemy

The Farmers Cup is heading south

Douglas out of Mitre 10 Cup

A broken thumb has ruled out Canterbury co-captain Whetu Douglas for the remainder of the Mitre 10 Cup season.

As is, where is: Beached boat for sale

The owner of New Brighton's marooned yacht has put it up for sale on Facebook.

$500k spent on red zone consultation

The organisation spent almost half a million on consultation and got 2000 responses back.

Our People: Controversial councillor’s lifelong passion for the east

Coastal Ward city councillor David East has been in hot water since he held a press conference ek calling for an independent inquiry into an erased clause in the city’s District Plan. He speaks to reporter Sophie Cornish about his life outside of local politics.

Eastgate bus hub one step closer

Eastgate Mall may have the third busiest bus interchange in the city, but it is still without an integrated transport hub.

The Sharing Shack helping those who need a hand

"The whole idea is, if there is anybody out there struggling in any way, you don't have to put a thing in there, just take the food."

Boy racers frustrate Fendalton Rd residents

"They were using Fendalton Rd as a racetrack... the noise was deafening."

From Sheppard to now – 125 years of celebration for women’s...

Today is the 25th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand. reporter Sophie Cornish looks into the events which led to the breakthrough in women’s rights

Petition would be foolish to ignore – councillor

A Selwyn District Councillor says a petition opposing a proposed Fulton Hogan quarry will be foolish to ignore.

Chris Thormley calls time as Waihora president

Chris Thornley believes the time is right for a change at the top of the Waihora Rugby Club.