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Armed robber on the run

Held gun to worker before taking cash, tobacco

Mairehau Food Studio robbery

Man who wielded pistol at female dairy worker before making off with cash and tobacco still at large.

Students free to drink on campus

Canterbury University

Canterbury University is likely to be exempted from a bylaw banning alcohol consumption in the area.

Man freed from wreckage

Police

A man has been flown to Christchurch Hospital with moderate chest injuries after he was freed from his vehicle with the jaws of life.

'Extraordinary injuries'

Police

Man refused bail while hospitalised woman in serious condition with back and rib fractures.

Rail 'too costly'

Northern Motorway traffic jam

Commuter trains ruled out as an option to help alleviate crippling Canterbury road congestion.

New shops to be built at Hornby

New Hornby shops

Hornby, already a major shopping hub, is about to get more shops.

$15m boost for school upgrade

Rangiora High School

North Canterbury's over-stretched Rangiora High School is getting a "substantial redevelopment".

University could be fenced off

University of Canterbury

Canterbury University could become the first NZ campus to put up fences and lock the public out if a city council alcohol bylaw is passed.

Drowned after seizure

Martin Weiss

Restaurateur Martin Weiss drowned while drunk and incapacitated by a probable seizure, a coroner found.

Airport shops in demand

Spitfire Square

Work has started on the site of Spitfire Square, a new shopping complex at Christchurch Airport.

Man jumps roof to escape

Baby and caregiver also flee inferno just in time

Avonhead fire

A 20-year-old Christchurch man escaped a fire in his home by climbing out a window and onto the roof.

Wigram's $80m retirement village

Wigram retirement

More than 150 homes will be built on $80m retirement complex in Wigram Skies subdivision.

Sculpture 'coming home'

Northern Motorway traffic jam

Christchurch sculptor Neil Dawson's giant Fanfare sculpture could be installed by the new Northern Motorway.

Culvert culled to ease floods

Culvert over Dudley Stream

Work has begun to remove a culvert over part of Dudley Stream to help reduce Flockton Basin flooding.

Greasy rescue for battered chip thief

Mr Fish and Chips

Fire fighters describe hilarity of wedging out a would-be burglar from a vent in a fish and chips shop.

New home for history buffs 'gem'

Marshland villa

A Canterbury couple have moved a 137-year-old Marshland house to Selwyn to restore it to its original condition.

Fire at Harewood timber yard

Fire

Firefighters are dealing with a blaze at a timber yard in Christchurch.

Man critical after black ice crash

Police

Foreign rebuild worker fighting for his life after black ice causes van to smash into power pole.

Three injured in Avonhead crash

Emergency services vehicles

Three people were hospitalised following a crash in Russley Rd last night.

Burst pipe floods Memorial Ave

Memorial Ave flooded

Drivers in Memorial Ave are experiencing delays due to a burst water main.

Girl 'breaks officer's glasses, nose'

Police at Hansons Ln party

A 14-year-old girl allegedly kneed a police officer in the head repeatedly outside a Riccarton party.

Fast food to step back

McDonald’s

Christchurch City councillors yesterday discussed banning additional takeaway outlets along Memorial Ave, near Russley Rd, but instead opted to have them pushed further back on sites.

Police alerted to fake fundraisers

Greenpeace

An "aggressive" couple have been doorknocking Christchurch homes asking for donations to Greenpeace.

Speeding quad biker in cop chase

Police on Riccarton Rd

A man driving a quad bike without a helmet has led police on a pursuit through Christchurch.

Council urged to back sports hub

athletics

Athletics Canterbury says "demoralising delays" in getting a replacement all-weather athletics track are leading to an exodus of senior athletes.

Cops 'humilate' boy racers

boy racer vid grab

Detention of hundreds of boy racers was 'unlawful, disrespectful and breached human rights'.

Knifeman tries to hold up Henry's

CCTV image of knifeman

Police have released security camera images of a person after a failed liquor store robbery in Shirley.

Widower's home flooded nine times

Lindsay Rushs

A widower has been refused red-zoning despite his home flooding nine times and being declared unsafe.

Car 'screeches' into yard

Neighbours give chase after driver flees scene

Main North Rd car crash

A family will spend today tending to their wrecked yard after a car veered into their property and stopped inches from their house.

Lower speeds on semi-rural roads

Speed limit sign

New housing may see speed limits reduced on roads in west Christchurch.

Govt gets tough on UC's $100m

university of canterbury

The Government may withhold $100m from Canterbury University in a dispute over its Dovedale campus.

Dog bites put child in hospital

Rottweiler generic

A rottweiler was put down after biting a three-year-old child at the Groynes dog park.

Arts precinct in doubt

Chch Arts Centre

The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra may convert a Hornby aircraft hangar into a concert hall.

Red zone houses - Dalziel

Canterbury flooding

Mayor to discuss the possibility of expanding the mandate for red zoning flood-prone homes.

Flockton Basin again fights floods

Alison Naylor

More drama for evacuated Flockton Basin residents after today's storm again submerges homes in water.

Three hurt after car hits pole

Police

Three people were taken to hospital after the car they were in crashed into a power pole.

'Blue corridor' plan for Halswell

Flooding in Hendersons Basin

A new subdivision will manage known flooding risks using open drainage systems.

Burwood birthing unit to close

Melissa Taurima

Despite a 1000-signature petition, CDHB will close Burwood Hospital's birthing unit "when other services are in place".

320 new Halswell homes

meadowlands subdivison

Innovative subdivision offers shared ownership scheme for first-home buyers.

New social housing set for 2015

Glenn Livingstone

The council is moving forward with plans to replace quake-hit units in Mairehau and Waltham.

Pharmacist fights new Telecom tower

Karen Crisp

A one-woman protest has temporarily stopped Telecom from erecting a cell phone tower in Bryndwr.

$50m to stop Flockton flooding

Chch flooding aerial

City council considers two $50m options for protecting Flockton basin homes from flooding.

Police search for missing Richmond man

Police

Canterbury police are searching for a man missing for two weeks.

Shirley man faces manslaughter charge

Utupo Alfred Waterhouse

A 20-year-old charged with manslaughter after an incident outside a New Brighton party has been remanded on bail.

Riccarton mall-council land swap?

Riccarton Rd and Clarence St intersection

Council to consider a combined library, bus interchange and community centre for Riccarton.

Bus interchange 'compromised'

 Christchurch’s new Bus Interchange from the outside.

Changes to Riccarton Rd are needed for $57m bus interchange to be effective, says ECan.

'Serious' crash traps driver in car

Girl trapped in car

A 17-year-old girl has been flown to hospital after crashing her vehicle near Christchurch this morning.

Masked gunman fails to get cash

Robbery Robbie Burns bar Cranford St

A Robbies barman was left shaken after a masked intruder confronted him with a shotgun.

Black Widow appeals murder count

Helen Milner

The woman dubbed the ''Black Widow'' has filed an appeal against her murder conviction.

Tensions rise on busy river

Armin Svoboda

Heavy traffic on the lower Waimakariri River has prompted a warning that a bad accident is inevitable.

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