Sunday, November 18, 2018

Littlejohn earns national title

Darfield bowler Hazel Littlejohn earned the confidence boost she needed ahead of the world championships in January.

Bright sparks shining out of Christchurch schools

Thomas James saw that his elderly neighbour was in a predicament. So he designed something to help.

Positive steps on Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill residents say positive steps had been made towards resolving safety concerns in their area.

City choir to sing at iconic music venue in New York...

A choir formed to bring joy to the city post-earthquakes has been scouted to perform at one of the most iconic music venues in the world. 

Sophie Pascoe the latest sports star to help Megan’s cause

Sophie Pascoe is the latest celebrity to help Megan Hore tick Disneyland Paris off her bucket list.

New coaches for Lincoln Uni

New head coach Alex Robertson and assistant Craig Dunlea will look to guide Lincoln University to a fifth straight metro rugby title next year.

WATCH: Goat man mystery, the great school ‘escape’ and other app...

The mysterious haunting of a Lyttelton cemetery by the "goat man" and the time school pupils secretly started digging under the floorboards as part of great 'escape' are some of the tales being told by a new app.

Councils invest in te reo Maori classes

Greater Christchurch councils have offered staff te reo Maori lesson and hundreds have taken up the offer.

Our People: Cup Day, pies and racing

Husband and wife horse ownership combo Philip and Glenys Kennard are going for their third straight New Zealand Trotting Cup title at Addington.

Armistic billboard saved

When retired Fendalton wool merchant Keith Whitfield was at a rubbish burn-off in the 1940s, he saw a distinct piece of paper.

City council’s new policy – no surprises

There should not be any more unexpected revelations from the city council.

Investigation continues into death of electrician

An investigation continues into the death of 30-year-old electrician Tuainekore Uri-ke.

Concerns over exposure to wind at Nga Puna Wai

Canterbury Athletics have concerns about Nga Puna Wai’s exposure to wind following the incompletion of a number of field events at an athletics meeting.

Watch: Son helps dad get ready for Over-50s Cricket World Cup

Former Canterbury left-arm spinner Andrew Nuttall will be the oldest player in the New Zealand squad to contest the inaugural Over-50s Cricket World Cup in Sydney this month. Cricket is in the genes - his son Ed is a current pace bowler for Canterbury. Ed gave dads bowling a test before he heads away for the tournament.

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.