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A spectacular display of the Southern Lights over parts of the South Island last night signals the imminent arrival of winter. Christchurch couple Graham and Amanda Fisher were among a small group of enthusiasts who captured the aurora on video at Lake Ellesmere, just south of Christchurch. They said it ...
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Today Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister Megan Woods announced that Bill Sutton's home would be restored and opened up for members of the public to visit and learn more about the late artist. "I'm thrilled this important piece of New Zealand's history has been protected and will be available for ...
Tenant evicted from Christchurch property blamed for $48,000 in damage ... The damage caused at the Christchurch home lived in by Alysha Hannaka Lyn Howe included ripped-out kitchen appliances and flooding, according to ... House of stench: Property manager lifts lid on NZ's most disgusting homes.
The chlorination of Christchurch's drinking water is almost complete. Water Photo: 123RF. In December last year, the council revealed that some below ground wellheads could become contaminated, especially during heavy flooding. It voted earlier this year to install temporary chlorinating equipment at all ...
A woman found dead in a Christchurch house did not die in suspicious circumstances, police say. ... Detective Senior Sergeant Mark Worner, Christchurch CIB, tonight said police had conducted a scene examination and determined there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death. The post ...

A top judge hopes the concept of Christchurch's "magnificent" new Justice and Emergency Services Precinct will not be repeated. President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Stephen Kos, made his comments after seeing the new complex of buildings stretching between Lichfield and Tuam streets, which ...
This event is followed by an international "space hackathon" initiated by the French Space Agency and supported by the European Space Agency. Christchurch is one of 70 cities across five continents participating with the Centre for Space Science Technology and New Zealand Space Agency choosing to ...
A fully leased new office building anchored by strong national tenants is for sale on the corner of Peterborough and Victoria Streets in Christchurch. Buddle Findlay House sits diagonally opposite Christchurch Casino and is just 260m to Hagley Park. Tenants including full service law firm Buddle Findlay ...
The beautiful nine-metre-tall stained glass window from ChristChurch Cathedral, depicting the saints, is in tiny pieces. It is painstaking work for Graham Stewart, who restores stained glass windows from churches the quakes took. "Some of these projects we've spent a year just assimilating these parts that ...
Watling, CDG dig NZ out of hole video. Who's a good boy? video. CDG's hard work pays off · Fleeing motorcyclist charged · Military display feature of Warbirds Over Wanaka · Warbirds Over Wanaka practice goes smoothly · The risk of a 3rd industrial revolution · Project out of comfort zone · Is there room for ...
Follow CIO New Zealand on Twitter:@cio_nzJoin us on Facebook. Send news tips and comments to divina_paredes@idg.co.nz. Read more Securing the results that matter. Read more: 6 effective strategies for improving employee retention. Join the CIO New Zealand group on LinkedIn. The group is open ...
Ardern said encouraging the use of electric vehicles was an important part of the Government's plan for New Zealand to become carbon neutral by 2050. "It's great we could help Christchurch lead the way with this innovative car sharing scheme," she said. Yoogo Share general manager Kirsten Corson ...
A Christchurch rheumatologist has won New Zealand's top prize for research into how increasing dosages of gout medicines can dramatically improve patients' lives. ... Stamp, from the University of Otago, Christchurch, was this month awarded the Medicines New Zealand's Value of Medicines Award.
A freehold property that formerly housed Spagalimis Pizza, in Victoria Street, Christchurch, will go under the hammer next month. The owner, Aveley Company Ltd, has decided to sell it 'as is where is' now that insurance has been settled, says Philip Cooper of Colliers International who, with fellow ...
The free event, organised by the Christchurch City Council in association with Coastal Spirit Football Club, promises to offer an afternoon filled with football, ... Acclaimed New Zealand saxophonist Hayden Chisholm will be joined by fellow Kiwis Norm Meehan and Paul Dyne for a concert at Ferrymead's ...
A large boulder has smashed into a building in Christchurch after contractors dislodged it from a nearby hill. The rock took out a fence and left vegetation strewn across a driveway before smashing a large hole into the Avoca Valley Rd garage about 4.45pm yesterday. "It appears that contractors were up on the hill moving ...

Two British tourists have died after a car and a truck crash in Christchurch. Police were called to the crash, at the intersection of Blakes Rd and Shands Rd near Prebbleton, about 5.45pm yesterday. Fairfax reported the victims were a couple in their 60s from the United Kingdom. DO YOU KNOW MORE? Canterbury rural ...
A teenager appeared in Christchurch District Court on Thursday after he planned to ram a car into a group of people. Photo credit: Getty. A radicalised teenage boy planned to ram a car into a group of people and stab them in Christchurch. Crown prosecutor Chris Lange told the Christchurch District Court at ...
The Muslim community is applauding a judge's decision not to send a radicalised teenage boy to prison for a violent attack in Christchurch last July. Police said he terrified a large number of people, but all details of the attack have been suppressed. The teenager was sentenced in the Christchurch District ...
A man has died in a suspected suicide after an hour-long stand-off with police in Yaldhurst, west Christchurch. (File photo). A man ... Officers were called to Guys Rd in Yaldhurst, west of Christchurch, following reports that a "highly-distressed man" was in a vehicle on Thursday morning. Armed police were ...
A 58-year-old Christchurch dental assistant has appeared in court this morning charged with attempted murder. Virginia Maria Beerens is accused of stabbing a man at a Picton Ave house in the Christchurch suburb of Riccarton around 1pm yesterday. The man was taken to hospital with critical injuries. Fire and Emergency ...
"My advice is, in conjunction with the engineering staff at Christchurch City Council, that they should temporarily chlorinate the water for the safety of our community until such time as the engineers once again guarantee the secure groundwater status." Councillors were made aware of the issue during a ...
A Christchurch man who had a lightbulb explode in his face when he turned his lamp on feels lucky he didn't suffer an eye injury. John Stringer, of Casebrook, was sitting at his work desk at home and turned on his desk light lamp beside a computer. "It went boof and exploded right in front of my face and it ...
Serious crash doesn't keep Christchurch rider down ... Following his accident, he moved back to New Zealand, where he continues to rehabilitate. Giving up cycling was never an option ... The day after last week's NZ Cycle Classic ended, Girdlestone said he was feeling better than ever. "I haven't really ...
British comedian Jimmy Carr has caused offence in New Zealand by suggesting the country's oldest city – Dunedin – could be improved by an earthquake. ... claimed 256 lives, and in 2011 the Christchurch earthquake claimed 185 lives, and has so far cost the government an estimated NZ$40bn to rebuild, ...
Christchurch City Councillors will consider temporarily chlorinating the city's water when they meet this week. The latest engineering assessments show some of the city's wells are vulnerable to contamination, particularly in heavy rainfall events. This is because they're not sufficiently sealed to prevent ...
The attack happened after the victim discovered a man in his Cuffs Rd home about 7pm. Photo / Google Maps. Other. By: Andrew King. Share via email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Show more Bookmark this article. Share on Facebook facebook. Share on Twitter twitter. Share via email email. Share on LinkedIn ...
The cause is being investigated but the power is not expected to be restored until 3pm today. In the suburb of Hornby, the power outage has caused 14 intersections with traffic signals to be out in the area. The ares affected are Broadfield, Halswell, Hei Hei, Hornby, Islington, Ladbrooks, Lansdowne, Lincoln ...
The World Buskers Festival being staged in Christchurch over the next week could be the last one unless ticket sales pick up after the street event lost more than a quarter of a million ... It's now under review by council-run Christchurch NZ who will meet at the end of the month to decide the festival's future.
Christchurch has endured a shaky start to the weekend after a magnitude-4.0 earthquake in the early hours of Saturday morning. GeoNet said the 12.32am quake was centred 5km south of the city, at a depth of 20km. Within minutes, more than 3500 people had reported feeling the shake. Well, hello ...
A Christchurch woman has been awarded a $28,000 refund after purchasing a car with safety faults not picked up when the vehicle entered New Zealand. A Motor Vehicles Disputes Tribunal ruling states safety defects in Joanna Fisher's Audi A6 were deliberately covered up. The defects were discovered ...
Seven years after the earthquakes, where Christchurch residents live, work and how they get around has changed drastically. This shift of residential development and employment locations has impacted how people travel around the city, said Christchurch City Council transport manager of operations ...
A colourful Catholic priest who also worked as a flying instructor has died in a crash after his motorcycle collided with a car in Christchurch. ... He grew up in Auckland and told the NZ Catholic magazine in August last year that when he moved to Christchurch, thoughts of a vocation began. "When I was 23 or ...
Cantabrians jolted awake as early morning magnitude 4.0 quake rattles Christchurch. now. share ... The quake was centred five kilometres south of Christchurch at a depth of 20km. ... Regenerate Christchurch tweeted shortly after the jolt saying “cannot recall the last time I heard a quake coming but certainly did that time.” ...
A trip to North America by Christchurch's mayor and her top aide cost ratepayers nearly $16,500. Mayor Lianne Dalziel has approval to visit six countries between financial years 2016-17 and 2019-20, costing about $22,000. City councillors unanimously approved the destinations in May last year, although ...
... their highly anticipated second album – Hard Work Hard Money – at Woolston's Blue Smoke on Saturday evening. A nine-piece Wellington-based band, the Rebels' style is billed as "a modern take on traditional New Orleans second line". Tickets for the 8.30pm concert are available from eventfinda.co.nz.
"It can be problematic if left to spread outside your garden. "If you are growing in an area of high environmental value, it would be prudent to remove it," Smith said. Agapanthus was not an unwanted organism nor on the National Plant Pest Accord list though. "It is sold extensively throughout New Zealand.
Man arrested two days after woman shot in Christchurch shooting incident. 19 Jan, 2018 6:54pm. Quick Read. Stephen Bruce Angus was arrested on Friday at a Riccarton address, police said. Photo / NZ Police. Other. By: Andrew King. Share via email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Show more ...
Three cars collided at the busy intersection of Gloucester St and Woodham Rd, in Christchurch, on Thursday evening. One person has been taken to hospital following a collision between four cars on the outskirts of Christchurch. Emergency services were called to the intersection of John Paterson Drive ...
The funeral of former Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand Jim Anderton will be held in Christchurch today. ... Mr Anderton died peacefully overnight in Christchurch, aged 79. Source: ... Auckland-born Mr Anderton entered parliament as the Labour MP for the Christchurch electorate of Sydenham in 1984.
A fire broke out in a shed on an abandoned property next to Christchurch's historic Girl Guide headquarters on Armagh St about 11.10pm on Tuesday. ... A Fire and Emergency New Zealand investigative team visited the site on Wednesday morning and found the house suffered serious structural damage.
The winning ticket was sold at the Fresh Choice City Market, Lotto New Zealand advised. Anyone who bought their ticket from the Fresh Choice store should write their name on the back of the ticket and check it immediately at any Lotto outlet, or online at MyLotto.co.nz. Powerball was not struck and has ...
Last year, 380 died on New Zealand roads – the highest toll since 2009 when 384 people died. Collins said the projects were all prioritised to improve safety and travel times, better connect the regions and boost regional economic growth. Falloon said demand on State Highway 1 south of Christchurch ...
It's a big job handling that number of people and everyone from the airlines, ground operators, government agencies, rental car operators and airport staff have done a fantastic job making sure everything runs smoothly. Christchurch airport was the gateway for 74 per cent of tourists vising the South Island.
Christchurch shopping malls are undergoing a wave of hyper-expansion with a third new development on the cards in Upper Riccarton. The Bush Inn Centre will replace its Countdown supermarket for a permanent farmers' market, expected to open in early 2019. The Provedore will be a range of grocery ...
Nothing beats a day on the beach slurping on a scoop of ice cream. If you're heading to Sumner then stop by Utopia Ice, a short walk from the beach at 15 Wakefield Ave. Mandy and Sebastian Klapschuweit of Sumner's Utopia ice-cream shop, specialising in cones with. GEORGE HEARD/STUFF.
Several people were milling around the car park and traffic was heavy, making it difficult to navigate away from pedestrians, he said. Krehic pleaded guilty to a charge of careless driving causing injury at an appearance before Judge Emma Smith in the Christchurch District Court on Tuesday. The judge said ...
"While there are likely to be considerable modern items discarded in waterways, Heritage New Zealand urges people to err on the side of caution. Modification or destruction of a pre-1900 site requires a consent under the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014." But the lure of magnet fishing is ...
Michael Tyrone Harding-Reriti, 29, appeared via audio-video link in the Christchurch District Court on Wednesday on charges of aggravated robbery, reckless driving, aggravated assault, resisting police and failure to stop. The Leithfield man was granted bail under conditions to January 23. Police said they ...


 

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