Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Ratepayer money spent on meth testing

The bill for ratepayers cleaning up meth contamination has been revealed.

Council eases fears over aquifers

The city council has moved to ease fears that a groundwater aquifer has been damaged in Avonhead.

Walking into museum through nebula

Chritschurch artist Hannah Beehre is hard at work creating a nebula from velvet, crystals and LED lights.

Our People: Karen Ponsonby, Selwyn’s champion coach

Selwyn netball's champion Greenpark A netball coach Karen Ponsonby has devoted her life to her sport and shows no sign of slowing down.

City mapped for driverless cars

Christchurch streets are being recorded as part of a mapping system to be used in driverless cars.

A lot of bite left in Langrell

Six weeks ago Dave Langrell's only basketball playing commitments were a social team with a group of dads. On Saturday he nearly led the Wharenui Gators to an unlikely Canterbury Basketball Association men's title.

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.

Coffins mourn ‘creative city’

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

Elected representatives pay for trip out of own pocket

A mayor and elected representatives have paid out of their own pocket to travel overseas as part of a district council Sister Cities Trip.

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.

Darfield sports club supportive of a district wide charge

A Darfield sports club is supporting a potential district-wide charge for clubs using recreational reserves.

Beanies knitted by prisoners keep newborns warm

Inmates are doing their bit to keep newborn babies cosy this month.

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.

Technology on the trail of rare fish

Radio-tracking of a rare native fish is under way to try and solve the mystery of where they are spawning near Marshland.

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.