Friday, January 19, 2018

Road blocked after car hits pole

A road in Shirley is blocked after a car hit a power pole on Thursday.

Olympic swimmer calls it quits at 23

Christchurch swimmer Matt Hutchins has announced his retirement from the sport just five months after representing New Zealand and the Olympics.

Get ready to laugh as the World Buskers Festival returns

The 25th World Buskers Festival begins today, bringing comedians, daredevils, dancers, singers and acrobats to the city for 10 days.

Witness describes Bryndwr shooting

Witnesses have spoken about the shooting of a woman in Christchurch on Wednesday, saying it was "crazy".

Lengthy surgery for Maddie’s kidney transplant

Maddie Collins had to be rushed back into theatre after she received a potentially life-saving kidney transplant yesterday, because the new organ was not working properly.

Watch: End in sight for Christchurch’s inner city roadworks

Work to future-proof Christchurch's inner city roads is due for completion by mid 2018.

CORRECTION: Hornby Working Men’s Club picnic

The annual event for is members and their families only.

Power outage affects over 900 homes in Addington

901 homes have lost power in the outage.

$100m in rates: Is the nor’west of the city getting its...

The Fendalton, Waimairi and Harewood wards are putting $100 million into the city’s rates fund. But a community board deputy chairman said that figure doesn't always match the level of service rate payers are receiving from the city council.

Charity’s heartbreak after vandalism

Household goods, books and clothing destined for the needy have gone up in smoke.

Rehoming unwanted and lost pets

Pascal the cat is looking for a new home.

Drone footage shows scale of work on combined QEII school campus

Drone footage shows the progress of a new combined school campus on the east side of Christchurch.

Bus-ted: Nismo the dog catches a free ride

It costs $2.80 for a child and $5.50 for an adult to catch the bus in Rangiora. But there was no charge for Nismo the dog who got on a Metro bus on Southbrook Rd.

Watch: Alleged kale thief, Snapchat recorded pursuit and police dog bites...

An alleged kale thief, a person running a Snapchat commentary while chasing after alleged thief, a police dog and a pair of ripped shorts. Just another typical night on Blenheim Rd.

The Groynes Boat Hire back in business

Phil Hanrahan has a good reason to celebrate.

Public nab alleged car thief

A man was arrested after being grabbed by onlookers after allegedly breaking into cars in Cashmere.

Most popular books at Christchurch libraries revealed

The city council has crunched the numbers and found out what are the most popular books are in their library collection, for adults, young people and children.

‘Be prepared to spend $150k’: Councillor’s advice to residents fighting quarry...

A district councillor says the residents opposed to Fulton Hogan's quarry plans should be prepared to spend $150k to get 'reasonable conditions' on the consent.

Another suburban bank closes

New Brighton residents have been dealt another blow as a second bank announces it will be permanently closing its doors.

Roundabout rabbits given their sentence

The popular rabbits living on busy red zone roundabouts that caused safety concerns have been given their sentence.