Grieving boy's tourist driver petition

Sean Roberts

Govt to look at driving tests for tourists after a petition from Geraldine boy who lost his dad in a crash.

Coast councils back highway proposal

Haast Hollyford rd

The West Coast's four councils have pledged support for the proposed $230m Haast to Hollyford Highway.

Quake-hit bridge back in action

Colombo Street bridge

Colombo Street bridge will reopen tomorrow for the first time since the February 22 quake.

ECan considers bus wi-fi


Environment Canterbury is considering free wi-fi on buses for people using traffic clogged routes.

Royal visit may hit commuters

Traffic lights

Delays expected in Christchurch today with more road works beginning and road closures due to the royal visit.

An expedition through city traffic

Andrew Gunns

OPINION: We inched forward, all around us the sounds of appointments breaking and grown adults weeping into their steering wheels.

Road reopened after collision


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

Car commuting 'ugly, inefficient'

Cyclist speeds through traffic

I live in Burnside and cycle about 3km to a set of shops, just a few metres away from a bus stop.

Road safety battle costs millions

Colin Stokes

Yaldhurst subdivision developers say fight over the safety of a spine road has cost them millions.

Avoiding commuter stress

Cycling chick

Jan Russ says her commute is quicker and less stressful since she ditched the car for a bike.

SPCA investigated horses


The horse killed on a road this week was previously inspected after calls from concerned locals.

'Urgent action' needed on Lincoln Rd

Alexa Kidd

OPINION: A cycling doctor was 'sickened' after a truck cut in front of her on the same road a student nurse was killed on her bike last week.

Horse hit by car was 'on the loose'

Vaughn Bennet’s car looks the worse for wear after hitting a horse that was running loose in Brougham St

Witnesses say a horse killed by a car on Monday was "loose and terrified" on Brougham St.

Commuting from Kaiapoi 'sucks'

Northern Motorway traffic jam

OPINION: The quakes were a bad dream, but the recovery is a nightmare.

Three years to finish Western Corridor

Auckland traffic

The last three sections of the Western Corridor will not be finished until at least 2017.

Commuting: Tell us about your trip to work

Moorhouse Ave overbridge traffic jam

Is your journey to work a misery of road works, traffic jams, and potholes, or a chance to exercise and unwind?

Death prompts changes

Mahuri Hemi Bettjeman-Manawatu

A West Coast boy's death has prompted changes to New Zealand's largest school-bus fleet.

Congestion expected to ease

Moorhouse Ave overbridge traffic jam

Traffic jams around central Christchurch expected to reduce today. | Right-turn ban for Normans Rd

Unique turning ban may help

Traffic holdups caused by motorists trying to turn right into Papanui Rd from Normans Rd could lead to a peak-time turning ban being introduced in New Zealand for the first time.

Driver took 'angel's life'

Sharla Phyllis Haerewa

The truck driver who hit Sharla Haerewa should be held to account, a close friend says.

Rain adds to traffic misery

Moorhouse Ave overbridge traffic jam

New routes are not working say motorists struggling with city road works as 'detours turn into detours'.

Rush hour hell begins

Durham St traffic jam

The evening rush has begun with congestion bringing some central city streets to a standstill.

Hundreds farewell student cyclist

Sharla Phyllis Haerewa

About 800 people attended the funeral of ''treasure'' Sharla Phyllis Haerewa, who was killed while cycling on Lincoln Rd.

Car and van collide on SH1

St John's Ambulance

A two-vehicle crash at an intersection has blocked State Highway 1 north of Dunsandel.

Road woes to worsen on Victoria St

Victoria St roadworks

New Victoria St closures are adding to increased traffic congestion in the central city this morning.

Cyclists spooked into using footpath

Teen Parents Unit

Worried Christchurch cyclists are using footpaths after the death of a student nurse.

Urgent cycleways meeting sought

Cycleway, cycling, lane

Cycling lobby group confronts city council and warns of 'direct action' over cycleways delay.

Father killed on Lindis

Chinese driver in NZ one day before fatal crash

Kejia Zheng

Student had only been in NZ a day and had less than a month's driving experience when she caused the deaths of two men.

Urgent need for cycle lanes


A city councillor says he is too afraid to bike to work and attitudes must change. l Let's make Chch a 'cycle city'

Choked roads stretch forever

Queenstown Primary School traffic jam

OPINION: THE RANT: Welcome to the Waimakariri District, land of traffic snarl-ups. And it's going to get much worse.

Student's death 'so bloody sad'

Sharla Phyllis Haerewa

Sharla Haerewa was a 'bubbly' young woman, who took friends jet boating last weekend.

One cyclist injured a week

cyclists busy road

Figures show 16 cyclists, including Sharla Haerewa, have been injured in road crashes this year.

Police name cyclist

Fatal bike scene

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

Car dealers fume over dust

Moorhouse Ave dust

Traffic belting along an unsealed section of Moorhouse Ave are engulfing businesses in clouds of dust.

$60 levy to cover Selwyn roads

NZ money, cash

Selwyn ratepayers will be asked to pay a one-off $60 fee to help keep the fast-growing district's roads in good order.

Design, signage crucial to safety

Cycleway, cycling, lane

Consistent cycleway design and signage is crucial for making cyclists feel safer on Christchurch roads.

Tradie apologises for email rant


A contractor has apologised to a cyclist for an abusive email, sent after she swerved to avoid being hit.

Bus Interchange a world-class facility

bus interchange

OPINION: Rebuild director responds to criticism of the proposed design for the new bus interchange.

Contractor's 'foul' reply to cyclist


A tradesman responds to a cyclist's complaint about his driving with a rude, abusive email.

Editorial: Cycleway delay undesirable


OPINION: Christchurch was once renowned as a bicycle-riding city but the culture has faded.

10 dangerous intersections

russley memorial intersection

The Russley Rd-Memorial Ave intersection near the airport is Christchurch's most dangerous.

$230m Haast-Hollyford road mooted

Haast Hollyford rd

The controversial $230 million Haast-Hollyford toll road is gaining momentum.

Chch's worst junctions

intersection of Russley Rd and Memorial Ave

Twenty of the 100 most high-risk intersections in the country are in Canterbury according to new data.

Cycle lanes three-year delay 'gutting'

Cycling chick

The city council's back-pedalling on the cycleways network 'disgusts' cycling proponents.

8 years for cycleways

Cyclist, bus, traffic

New $69m network of 13 cycleways may take eight years to build - three longer than planned.

Rush hour crash in city centre

Kilmore-Manchester St crash

Motorists heading north out of central Christchurch could face delays after a two-car crash.

Sumner's 30kmh speed limit lifted

Sumner Rd containers

The post-quake 30kmh speed limit on Main Rd, Sumner, will be lifted to 50kmh.

Transport model is 'flawed'

Red Bus

Environment Canterbury's (ECan) boss believes Christchurch's public transport model is "flawed" and is lobbying the Government for change.

Bus detours cost ratepayers $300k

Bus on Tuam St

Buses negotiating post-quake roadworks will land ratepayers with an unexpected $300,000 cost.

Cyclists battle heavy traffic

Alps 2 Ocean

Two sections of the popular Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail are dangerous for cyclists due to heavy vehicle traffic.

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