This party's on the house

Celebration thrown for home's 150th birthday

Dave Mitchell

An Addington street has hosted a unique party for a 150-year-old historic villa.

Collision creates oil spill


Firefighters tasked with containing large oil spill following crash between bus and car.

Person dies in rural fire


Person found dead at Central Otago property after reports of injury during burn-off.

Bomb shell sparks evacuation


Police declare Christchurch worksite safe after dug-up shell caused several buildings to clear.

Spreydon house on fire

spreydon fire

A dozen firefighters have been called to a house on fire in Bewdley St.

$6m fix for South library

South Christchurch library

Wide cracks and uneven floors make fixing the South library cost more than the original build.

Halswell hub work to begin

Halswell hub

Construction of Halswell's long-awaited new library and community facility will begin next week.

Man climbs rig in protest

Pile driver protest

Frustrated by drilling work next to his home, Ian McDonnell makes a point at construction site.

Man flees house fire

Woolston fire

Woolston man escapes burning home, collapses on neighbour's doorstep.

School has consent for two stages

Air New Zealand generic

Consent has been granted for a trust to build a Christian school in Rolleston up to year 8, but application to double its roll within 10 years is declined.

Ink drum releases toxic fumes

Fire Service firefighters generic

Three workers treated after inhaling fumes from a chemical reaction at a liquid recycling plant.

Firefighters at risk

Crews decontaminated after Templeton blaze

Firefighter being decontaminated

Firefighters are battling a 'well-involved' blaze at an old petrol station site near Christchurch.

Man trapped in power pole smash


Firefighters working to free a driver with serious injuries after car crash near Christchurch.

Traffic delays as water main floods Dyers Rd

Flooding on Dyers Rd

Contractors hit a water main, causing significant flooding on a road in Woolston this morning.

Serious injury fears for driver

St John's Ambulance

One person has been rescued from a vehicle after crashing into a pole near Prebbleton.

Man sought after dairy robbery

hei hei

Disguised man threatens dairy owner with a knife before stealing and fleeing with cash.

Petrol tanker collides with van

St John's Ambulance

A petrol tanker and a van full of elderly people collided this morning near Yaldhurst.

Victim's family 'pity' driver

'Sprightly' retiree died after being hit by van

Donald Rutherford Wilson

The brother of a "sprightly" elderly pedestrian who died after being struck by a van in Phillipstown says he pities the driver.

Raw sewage on the lawn 'distressing'

Heathcote River in flood April 29

Residents living near the Heathcote River want more flood risk information from the city council.

Hillyer's Lincoln home to be auctioned

Hillyer's Bakery

The home of Hillyers pies is for sale in the town of Lincoln.

Crash driver 'encased' in car

car crash splash

Driver cut from vehicle after colliding with another car near Christchurch this afternoon.

Elderly man killed by van named


An 83-year-old who died after being hit by a van has been named as Donald Rutherford Wilson.

House of the week: Hidden gem


This stunning Christchurch home is both glamorous and opulent, yet remains undeniably classy.

Spreydon social units open

Alfred Roberts

The first new social housing to be rebuilt by the council since the quakes has been officially opened.

New 'accessible' flats ready

Lianne Dalziel

The first new ratepayer-owned social housing units to be built since the Canterbury earthquakes will officially open tomorrow.

Temporary business hub up for sale

Westpac business hub

Westpac Bank is preparing to sell the Westpac Business and Community Hub in Addington.

New units touted for Brougham St

Brougham Village

The Brougham Village "eyesore" could be demolished to make way for a new housing development.

Lower speeds on semi-rural roads

Speed limit sign

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

Trio ram-raid petrol station


Investigators hunt for three men after a smash-and-grab at a Christchurch service station.

'We've been forgotten'

Heathcote residents demand flooding solutions

Palatine Terrace flooding

Flooded Heathcote River residents feel forgotten, with no solutions being offered. l No quick fix for flood hit

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

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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.

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