180 'affordable' homes

Lianne Dalziel

Sydenham school site to house two villages containing 180 affordable homes.

Road reopened after collision


One person has been taken to hospital after a crash closed a busy Christchurch road this evening.

Bananas tempt opening-day crowd

Pam Annand

Shoppers have gone bananas at the opening of Ferrymead's new Countdown.

Vigilance urged after armed robbery

Brickworks Restaurant and Bar

Police say bars must be careful when closing after a Christchurch pub was robbed by gunpoint yesterday. l Woman charged with aiding bar robber

Police name cyclist

Fatal bike scene

Police name cyclist killed on Lincoln Rd today as 22-year-old nursing student Sharla Haerewa.

Bargain book sale draws in bookworms

Christchurch City Libraries Big Bargain Book Sale

More than 300 people poured through the door in the first 10 minutes of the annual Big Bargain Book Sale today.

Cyclist clipped by train

Broken bike

A cyclist who tried to speed through a rail crossing after the barriers were down was clipped by a train and flung into the air.

Petition not enough to save dairy

Willy Dairy owner Keun Mook Yook

Foodstuffs is continuing with plans to force a Christchurch dairy out of a suburban shopping centre.

Tenants from hell moving out

Liam Kelly, Craig Hunter

Tenants of a Hands Rd house agree to move out after another rowdy party was broken up by police.

Disorderly, drunk teens are back

Liam Kelly, Craig Hunter

Police called to party house four times last month despite tenants' promises.

Hoon Hay man accused of stabbing


A man charged with stabbing another man in the throat in Spreydon last week has been named.

Library sick of rubbish dumping

Sydenham special needs library

Christchurch's special needs library has installed security gates after being used as a dumping ground.

Delays after truck and car collide


A crash between a car and a truck in southern Christchurch has caused delays but no injuries.

Sulphuric acid spill in Hornby

Fire Service firefighters generic

Fire service responds to 30 litre sulphuric acid spill at a commercial property on Foremans Rd.

Victim asked: 'Am I going to die?'

Somerset Crescent

Attackers "yahooed" and said victim "got what he deserved" as they fled the scene of a stabbing.

Man chased and stabbed in Spreydon

Sreydon stabbing scene

A resident heard a man shout 'I'm Satan' moments before a stabbing in Spreydon last night.

Thieves pilfer $25,000 digger

Takeuchi excavator

Thieves stole a digger and tools from a Christchurch construction yard in a likely "stealing-to-order" heist.

Lolly thieves raid warehouse

Christchurch lolly thieves

Police hunt for "sweet-toothed burglars" who stole bags of party mix lollies from a warehouse.

Stuck at ground zero

Pleas to end stalemate over Colombo St future


Failed plans, proposed height restrictions and small land titles continue to hold up the redevelopment of Sydenham's main street despite pleas for action.

'Dumb and Dumber' camera theft

Lincoln Rd camera theft

Police have released images of a man who allegedly stole a security camera from a Christchurch business.

AOS hunt for alleged gunman

AOS at Cumner Tce

Armed police have raided a Woolston home after a man allegedly assaulted his girlfriend then claimed he had a gun.

Arrest in Cashmere

Margaret Dodds

A Christchurch woman has been arrested after approaching two young children on scooters.

'Frisky' couple end up in court


A woman charged with getting overly amorous in a Hornby park has been fined $750.

Hazeldean Park sites for sale

Hazeldean Business Park

Calder Stewart Industries is selling three buildings in its Hazeldean Business Park in Addington.

High schools welcome newbies

Hillmorton High day one

Three Christchurch high schools are welcoming intermediate-aged pupils to their roll for the first time.

'Affordable' housing plans

Is a $500,000 house an affordable home?

Nick Smith and Gerry Brownlee

Proposals are being sought for the development of about 275 'affordable' homes on an 11.5-hectare site in Hornby.

Facebook fuels chaos

Liam Kelly, Craig Hunter

Police made multiple arrests at three out-of-control parties this weekend. + Horsey business in rental market

The official shiff test

3000 odour complaints tested by nose

Environment Canterbury sniff test

ECan tests for offensive smells, not by machine, but by noses calibrated for sensitivity.

New shops planned for Ferrymead

Ferrymead shopping complexes

Two new shopping complexes are planned for Ferrymead in Christchurch as the neighbourhood gets back on its feet.

Golf club thieves head south

Golf generic strap

'Amateurish' thieves who broke into golf clubs in North Canterbury appear to be heading south.

ECan bungled on smelly factory

Gelatine threads

ECan resource consents manager: 'In hindsight, yes, they stunk 10 years ago and they stink now'

MP wades into smell row

Gelatine threads

Ruth Dyson says residents shouldn't have to endure three more years of smell from gelatine factory.

Plant stinks like 'rotting flesh'

Gelatine factory

Residents plagued by smells from a Woolston gelatine factory face three more years of odours.

Vandals set family's plans back

andy lisa and jackson olivier

Lisa Olivier had just sat down to breast-feed her son when she heard a ruckus outside.

Police search for missing boy

Chinyanta Mfwembe Chinyanta

Police are seeking information on a 14-year-old Sydenham boy who has not contacted family for two weeks.

Wife beater hits baby by mistake

Cody Scott Jarden

A man accidentally punched his infant son in the head while assaulting his partner.

Police limited over parties

frankleigh street party

Police say they are "quite restricted" in shutting down out-of-control house parties.

Party host unrepentant


Teen host of a party that descended into "large-scale disorder" won't apologise to neighbours.

Storage buy-up an option

Storage sheds

Need storage in Christchurch? Ask the Government.

New year party mayhem

Police pelted with glass as revellers trash house


LATEST: Police in full riot gear shut down a Christchurch party involving up to 200 people.

'Birdlings Flat, we have a problem'

Rocket launch site at Kaitorete Spit

Two students trying to break an altitude record appear to have misplaced their rocket.

Warning against Christmas scam

Santa Claus

A duo selling Santa hats and claiming to be hospital staff have sparked fears of a Christmas scam.

Couple in limbo over rebuild

insurance 300x200

An empty lot marks the spot where a Heathcote Valley cottage sat since the 1860s - like a memorial to a Christchurch couple's insurance woes.

Cops may sue chief

Police Commissioner Peter Marshall

Senior Christchurch police are threatening to sue Police Commissioner Peter Marshall for defamation.

Call for a jetty in Woolston

Zak Cassels in Heathcote

A jetty in the Heathcote River at Woolston would be 'a lovely route' for people to visit The Tannery.

Sydenham depot 'like a dump site'

Anne Kennett and Brendan Alcock

Sydenham shops and cafes say plumes of dust and noises are threatening their business.

How is progress on our suburbs?

Linwood Village concept plans

What is happening with the master plans for Lyttelton, Edgeware, Linwood, Sydenham and others?

Toy library could stay

St Martins Opawa Toy Library

The decision to demolish earthquake-damaged toy library has been revoked.

End of an era for Christchurch schools

Manning Intermediate

In the next few days, six of Christchurch's schools will shut up shop for the last time.

Christmas Grotto celebrates 13 years

Linda Hills and Edward Warrington

Christmas is a year-long project for Linda Hills and her brother Edward Warrington.

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