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Tick for controversial bus lounge

Controversial plans for a new bus-passenger waiting lounge in Riccarton have been approved despite community concerns it will become a "day-time doss house for the homeless".

Interchange to reshape road-map

More traffic changes are in the pipeline for central Christchurch as authorities prepare for the opening of the city's new bus interchange.

Urgent repairs force closure

Urgent wastewater repairs have forced the closure of a stretch of Dyers Pass Rd for the next three weeks.

Crash near A&P grounds slows traffic

Christchurch traffic

Two-car crash near entrance to Canterbury A&P Showgrounds creates delays, while Linwood Ave restrictions lift.

Delays expected as Cup Day heats up

Linwood Ave traffic

Congestion mounting along Linwood Ave, while authorities warn of delays around Cup Day venues.

Riccarton Rd bus plan hits barrier

Go Bus Christchurch

Businesses and residents oppose plans to build two new bus superstops and waiting lounge.

Groups call for safer cycling plan


Plans to make pedestrians and cyclists share a path in Hagley Park are being labelled dangerous.

Trams get back on track

Christchurch icon re-opens full loop tomorrow

Christchurch tram

Christchurch trams are finally going full circle, with the full original loop to reopen tomorrow.

The buzz of true luxury

Flash cars on the rise since rebuild started


Sales of luxury brands are doing especially well but it appears we are not buying cars like we used to.

Delays likely on State Highway 1


Drivers can expect delays on SH1 to the west of Chch this weekend as 400 mature trees felled.

Groups oppose shared cycle-walk

Cycling generic

Disability groups frustrated the council is ignoring concerns about putting pedestrians and cyclists on the same path.

Traffic: More delays east of city


It's the same story again for eastern commuters with roading restrictions causing major traffic delays.

Traffic at a crawl east of city


Road works around Linwood Ave and Humphreys Dr curb the flow of traffic this morning.

Traffic: Delays and law breakers

road cone

Some motorists are flouting a prohibited right-hand turn off Fitzgerald Ave into St Asaph St.

Traffic: Delays in eastern suburbs


Road works are expected to cause delays for commuters from eastern suburbs this morning.

New flaw found with Metrocards

Christchurch Metrocard

Some cards on previously hacked system mistakenly showing as expired on Christchurch buses.

New park-and-ride scheme 'brilliant'

Christchurch Hospital park and ride

Bar a few small teething problems, a free shuttle service to Christchurch Hospital has impressed its first users.

Truck topples in Sockburn

Rush hour traffic disrupted by crash

truck tips in sockburn

A truck has toppled on the Blenheim Rd-Main South Rd roundabout at the peak of rush hour traffic.

'Shocking' drivers shamed

bad drivers

Crazy overtaking, illegal parking and more feature on Facebook page of Canterbury's worst drivers.

Afternoon traffic jams in the city


Rejig your plans if you are using Moorhouse Ave or Barbadoes St to get home today.

Cabbie defends taxi industry

taxi sign

A taxi driver says critics of the industry do not understand how many standards drivers must meet.

'Dodgy' taxis shut down

taxi sign

Facebook page offering unofficial $20 taxi rides in Christchurch is closed over safety concerns.

Crashes still biggest teen killer

learner driver

But reduction in the number of young drivers killed or injured in crashes has saved the country $451m.

Slow start to long weekend

Christchurch traffic

Heading out of town this long weekend? Be prepared for roadworks delays on key routes. | Wacky weather forecast

Expect more traffic delays

Northern Motorway traffic jam

Urgent repairs mean Innes Rd closed to eastbound traffic and more delays likely on motorway.

Nightmare on Linwood Ave


OPINION: My iPod has died, the radio is broken and the guy in the next car is picking his nose.

Traffic: Delays in Shirley and Opawa


Roadworks in Shirley and Opawa are delaying commuters though Linwood Ave traffic jams have eased.

Apology for roadworks

Motorists advised to find alternatives


Traffic is already near gridlock as road works slow eastbound traffic approaching Eastgate Mall.

Traffic: Avoid Linwood Ave

Northern Motorway traffic jam

Christchurch motorists are being urged to avoid Linwood Ave this morning.

Spike in parking fines


The number of tickets issued to motorists parking illegally in Christchurch is up 12 per cent.

Father's anguish at loss of daughter

Mereanna Tirri Dobson

The father of a young woman killed in a car crash has described the moment he realised his daughter was not coming home.

Cows slow motorway traffic

Dairy cows

Cows saw traffic reduced to a crawl this morning with a typical 40-minute journey taking 2.5 hours.

Truck crash on Yaldhurst Rd


A truck and car have collided, partially blocking Christchurch's Yaldhurst Rd.

Cycle rage caught on camera

Violent cyclist encounter

Driver complains to police after capturing video of spat with cyclist who allegedly turned violent.

Ferrymead bridge budget blowout

Credit control

The cost of rebuilding Ferrymead bridge has blown out beyond expected cost of $34.87m.

More traffic woes to come


Roads were busy this week with back-to-school traffic and they're likely to get busier over summer.

Wof fees may double

Warrant of Fitness inspection

Drivers are likely to be paying more for a warrant of fitness from next month.

Super stop on hold

Go Bus Christchurch

Transport super stop near Hagley Park may be several years away after district health board opposition.

Want to avoid traffic jams?

Then sleep in an extra 10 minutes, report says

Northern Motorway traffic jam

Congestion on the northern corridor would be greatly reduced if 100 motorists slept in by 10 minutes each morning

Motorway threatens livelihood

trents Estate wedding venue.

John and Sue Shanks of Trents Estate are determined to protect their tranquil site from motorway noise.

Retailers oppose bus lanes

Shoppers Riccarton Rd

The council may have a fight on its hands if it introduces bus-priority lanes along Riccarton Rd.

New home for bus lounge

Generic Chch bus

Council finds new location for proposed bus super stop and waiting lounge in Riccarton.

'Don't go, they kill you'

Biff Frederikson

A Christchurch cyclist says NZ is getting an international reputation for being unsafe for cyclists.

One killed in Westport crash


One person is dead and two others injured after a crash on a West Coast bridge.

Two cars flip in separate incidents

Sockburn crash

Two cars have flipped in separate accidents leaving one person seriously injured.

Road repair plans 'a joke'


Patchwork road repairs is concerning community leaders in the city's western suburbs.

Scirt is running out of money

Earthquake damage on roads

Streets in west Christchurch may go without repairs for decades because money is running out.

Train breaks down on crossing

Railway tracks

Commuters suffer significant traffic delays after train blocks Hornby crossing.

$380 seatbelts saved lives

Andrew Robertson

Decision to fit extra seatbelts just days before smash probably saved lives of wife and baby.

$650m hospital revamp starts

Christchurch Hospital's acute services building.

Christchurch Hospital redevelopment begins on Monday with a free shuttle to start on October 28.

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