Flockton Basin's nadir

Flockton street flooded

Parts of the Flockton Basin - abandoned by flood-weary homeowners - have attracted unwanted visitors in recent months.

Car smash, house fires keep firefighters busy

Te Anau fire

A driver had to be cut from a car after crashing into a tree while house fires in Ilam and Aranui kept emergency services busy.

Two flee fiery car crash

Fire Service firefighters generic

Two people thought to have run after car bursts into flames during multiple-vehicle crash.

Jellie Park plan 'arrogant'

Jellie Park

Ilam residents up in arms over council plans to sacrifice park land for car spaces at Jellie Park.

Forest could muffle racetrack

Ruapuna Raceway

Residents near Ruapuna Raceway want council to reduce noise pollution by planting forest.

Driver suffers chest pains after crash


One person taken to hospital with chest pains after two cars collided in Papanui this morning.

Busy bridge to close

10,000 cars a day will have to find new route

Kahu Rd bridge

Two months of repairs to a bridge between Christchurch Boys High and Riccarton Bush will cause significant pain and inconvenience.

Elderly woman injured in crash


Paramedics treating woman for chest injuries after a collision in Hornby.

Explosion in Prebbleton shed


A fire in a Prebbleton shed, reportedly caused by an explosion, has been put out.

Serious injury from crash

Trapped after crash in Awatea Rd, Hornby

hornby crash

Man seriously injured after early morning crash into a power pole in Hornby.

Delays likely on Johns Rd


Significant traffic delays expected after crash between van and 4WD in Christchurch.

Closing time for 'problem' bar

Richey Bar

Christchurch bar shut down after woman who smuggled in tequila vomited in front of police officer.

Truck jackknifes in crash


Busy Christchurch roundabout back in action after collision between truck and another vehicle.

Cycle path to go ahead


Christchurch Girls' High has lost its bid to delay construction of new cycle path along Matai St East.

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


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'


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


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

Man critical after black ice crash


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


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


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 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


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

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