Hills and Harbour

Port Hills proposition

Hill stability needs 16 green zone demolitions

Port Hills house

Work to stabilise hillside slopes in Sumner and Redcliffs could begin this summer if 16 property owners can be persuaded to part with their homes.

Crane collapses at Lyttelton Port

Lyttelton Port

Investigation launched after scrap metal ship crane collapses as ship is loaded at port.

Cosy coalition at Port Hills meeting


After weeks of political meetings in cold church halls, it was time for a debate in a pub.

New life for stricken bach

Governors Bay bach

Red-zoned Port Hills bach will find a new life as sheep shearers' living quarters on far-flung Pitt Island.

Calls to regularly open up tunnel

Tunnel cyclists

Council keen to make pedestrian access to Lyttelton tunnel annual, but fears raised over port impact.

Super moon brings flooding threat

Super moon over Timaru

A large moon has sparked flooding fears for low-lying parts of Christchurch tonight.

No spill prosecution

Jet fuel leak Lyttelton

Mobil will not be prosecuted after 1.2 million litres of jet fuel spilled from its tank in Lyttelton.

Calls for change

Jason Hammond

Truck driver who worked at Lyttelton Port the night before a man was killed believes more workers will die without major changes.

'One of the good buggers'

Anita Fletcher

The wife of a firefighter killed at Lyttelton Port said words could not explain 'the pain that has ripped through my heart'.

Port safety denounced

Brad Fletcher

Lyttelton Port workers were reportedly jump-starting machinery when colleague fell to death.

25,000 people walk through Lyttelton tunnel

Tunnel cyclists

Fifty years ago Tony Treleaven walked through Lyttelton Tunnel with his parents and today he did it again with his children.

Cliff-top properties judged risk to life

Port Hills home

The fate of Port Hills properties in limbo since the 2011 earthquake has finally been revealed.

New way to navigate tunnel

Lyttelton tunnel

Lyttelton tunnel will be taken over by walkers, cyclists and skateboarders as it marks 50 years on Sunday.

Tile and trouble behind creation of tunnel

Jack Smith

Cantabrians will get a chance to see the Lyttelton Tunnel up close as the landmark celebrates a milestone.

Man killed at port

Worker death at Lyttelton Port

A worker at Lyttelton port has been killed - the third on the waterfront in 12 months.

Sumner's plea for money

Sumner librarys

Sumner residents are impatient for a new $10m hub to 'help the village prosper'.

Port Hills homes to be dozed

Bob Boland

Sixteen homes on the Port Hills are to be bulldozed because they are deemed dangerous.

$17m to buy Port Hill homes

Diane and Wayne Jamieson

Council and Govt will buy 16 Port Hills properties, compulsorily if needed, to allow protection work for another 21.

PM backs coastal path

John Key

Endorsement from Prime Minister John Key has the backers of the Christchurch Coastal Walkway more hopeful than ever they can fund the $20m project.

Runaway lorry plunges into yard

Runaway lorry

Shingle-filled lorry takes out ute, letterboxes and several bushes before plunging over a bank after handbrake fails.

Up, up and away

Demolition waste being moved in helicopter


More than 100 tonnes of building waste are being airlifted off the Port Hills as part of Christchurch's first helicopter-assisted demolition.

Taming Port Hills 'beast'

Worsleys Track makeover would be welcomed

Worsleys Track

If a proposed development goes ahead, cyclists and walkers may in the future have a very different experience on Henry Worsley's once peaceful spur.

Sumner home is Canterbury's best

Canterbury House of the Year

A hillside house built on shaky ground has been named Canterbury's House of the Year.

Snow for Port Hills?

Summit Rd snow

Snow down to 100m is possible on Banks Peninsula today.

Rockfall protection plan canned

Phil Elmey

Council finally decides area-wide rockfall mitigation on the Port Hills is not financially viable.

First trip to beach opens eyes


A special memory of driving out to Sumner for the first time is fondly recalled by lifelong Christchurch resident Alan Clark.

Widower in 'black hole'

Abi Hone and Ella Summerfield

Man whose "soulmate" wife and daughter were killed in a horror crash says the "pain is unbearable". | Driver to pay

Driver to pay for deaths

Abi Hone and Ella Summerfield

The driver who ran a stop sign, killing a Sumner mum and two girls, will pay reparation to both families. | Widower shattered

Kunekune piglet missing in Sumner

Peppa the kunekune pig

A popular member of the Sumner community has gone AWOL - Peppa the kunekune pig.

Obese man taken to hospital

Fire Service firefighters generic

A 220kg man rescued last night after becoming stuck in his shower was taken to hospital today.

Lyttelton Tunnel traffic warning

Lyttelton road tunnel

Traffic will be restricted to a single lane through Lyttelton Tunnel between 8pm and 6am tonight.

Sumner: Remember not to flush tonight


Sumner and Redcliffs residents should not flush the loo for six hours tonight.

Passing trucks 'feel like quakes'

Celia St traffic

Residents say passing trucks and buses feel "like an earthquake" as Sumner traffic is diverted.

Leaders hit the Port Hills

City leaders try tandem mountain biking

Roger Sutton and Karleen Edwards

Cyclists and runners urged to get out on to reopened stretch of Summit Rd after rockfall work completed.

King pledges Rangiora health funds


Rangiora and Akaroa will get $12.5m of direct health funding under a Labour government.

Why are port workers still dying?

Helen Dungey

Why, when there are less people working on New Zealand ports and more modern technologies in place, are workers still being hurt and killed?

Wharfies in battle

Lyttelton Port

A spate of port deaths is being attributed to inexperienced workers, back-to-back shifts and a lax safety culture. | Why are port workers still dying?

Akaroa Museum to re-open in 2015

Cruise ship in Akaroa

A $500,000 government grant will allow quake repairs and strengthening for the Akaroa Museum.

Motorcyclist dies in cop chase

Fatal police chase crash in Chch

Police who chased a fleeing motorcyclist worked frantically in vain to save Darren Wilson's life.

Sumner Rd plan put on hold

Sumner Rd closed

Council delays project to reopen road by up to two months, during which it may reconsider route.

Lyttelton Port plan promising

Liz Mangan

Residents optimistic about development but want traffic fears addressed. l Bold vision for $1b project

Lyttelton's $1b project

Simeon Quay

Lyttelton Port unveils plan for vibrant waterfront with cafes, bars, a commercial marina and a fish market.

Summit Rd to reopen


Hazardous rocks blasted to enable reopening of parts of Summit Rd to walkers and bikers.

Growing old at Sumner beach

Swimmers at Sumner beach

OPINION: Pup is a purebred border terrier, and one of the first places she'll get to know is Sumner beach.

Demolished house billed for energy

Power, electricity, power lines, power pole

Port Hills couple plagued with Contact Energy payments after calling to disconnect months before.

Barry, the King of Sumner

barry the cat

Maine coon cat Barry causes a stir in Sumner when he hits the beach in his harness and leash.

'Lack of detail' in port fast-track

lyttelton port

Govt's move to shave years off Lyttelton Port's $1b redevelopment wins support but consultation with residents wanted.

Port repairs sped up

Lyttelton Port

The Government has evoked its extraordinary quake powers to fast-track the recovery of quake-hit Lyttelton Port.

Mighty crane takes shape in Lyttelton

Lyttelton Port crane

A 23-storey-high crane is being built piece by piece at the Lyttelton Port.

Sumner jams to worsen

Causeway traffic

A key route for seaside commuters will be closed for up to six weeks while wastewater pipes are installed.

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