Friday, August 23, 2019

Former Bays striker on European stage

Not so long ago Greg Draper was finding the back of the net for Cashmere High School and Ferrymead Bays, Now he's scoring UEFA Champions League goals and is even being compared to the biggest names in football.

Master farrier keeps his foot in the industry after 51 years

Brian Wilson is a name anyone in the galloping or trotting industry will recognise. The 85-year-old has worked as a full-time farrier until five years ago

Nearly 900 flu-related admissions in Canterbury

New initiatives are being trialled to help ease pressures of a busy flu season at hospitals.

Potential quarry noise to be discussed

Noise issues raised from Fulton Hogan's controversial application to open a quarry in Templeton will be discussed by experts ahead of the upcoming hearing in November.

Skipper set to run out for his 50th CBHS appearance

Christchurch Boys' High School first XV captain will join an exclusive club he looks to help book his side a semi-final spot on Saturday.

Award for community champions

It’s a dirty job, but someone has to do it.

Christmas spuds pay for new mobility scooter

For fifteen years Helen Ratapu has struggled with back pain and arthritis, which has stopped her from taking her grandchildren swimming and to the park.

Tenants wanted for unused community building

The city council has seen very few expressions of interest and no offerings for a community building available to lease at the old Redcliffs School site. Now, the Redcliffs Residents' Association is stepping in to help.

Library’s future uncertain due to Hornby mega-facility

The city council is planning to dispose of the library, currently operating on Goulding Ave, when the new Hornby Library, Service Centre and South West Pool is completed.

Passionate, committed and chasing medals

Gina Taka-Ardouin, is buzzing, having recently returned from representing New Zealand in the Boccia Asia-Oceania Regional Championships.

Tree planting pays respects to terror attack victims

A planting event was held at Pony Point Reserve, Cass Bay, to remember 14-year-old terror attack victim Sayyad Milne and 50 others who died on March 15.

Bailey O’Donnell wins on the road in Belgium

Bailey O'Donnell's gamble on himself is paying dividends.

Team with ‘chip on their shoulder’ wins

The Dowson Cup has a new home for the first time in two years.

No speed bumps for Avondale in spite of boy racer concerns

Resident's say boy racing is a problem for them. But city council says they haven't complained to them.

‘I’ve got a knife. Do what I say.’

A 49-year-old mother of three was out running. Then suddenly she was in a choke hold.

Board members cleared; East inquiry continues

Elected members embroiled in code of conduct complaints has been resolved. All except for one.

Drunk driver’s apology to victim’s mum

Her daughter was killed by a drunk driver. These are the words the driver said to her in court.

Lonsdale making another bid for council

Former city councillor and mayoral candidate Paul Lonsdale is making another bid for local government.

Mega facility: Where’s the hydroslide?

The survey was 'difficult' to answer and where is the hydroslide option?

Does Christchurch care about the future of it’s water?

'It looks like water isn’t such a high priority in people’s minds.'