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Standoff with inmates at Christchurch prison resolved  RNZ

A standoff with three inmates that shut down Christchurch Men's Prison for several hours has just been resolved.

Survivor of Christchurch mosque attacks meets President Trump at White House  TVNZ

Farid Ahmed, who lost his wife of 24 years on March 15, was invited to Washington DC so the President could meet victims of religious prosecution.

Christchurch Men's Prison standoff over after prisoners surrender  New Zealand Herald

An hours-long standoff at Christchurch Men's Prison is over after the final three prisoners surrendered to Corrections officers. Seven prisoners were originally ...

Hunt on for fleeing driver after police car damaged in Christchurch

A driver in a stolen car is on the run after hitting a police car during a pursuit.

Christchurch craft store accused of racial profiling - 'I barely touched anything'  TVNZ

River Jayden says Lincraft accused her of stealing cross-stitch when she left the store for a phonecall.

Incoming Christchurch City council chief executive's salary divides councillors

A quarter of Christchurch's city councillors objected to the salary offered to their new chief executive – and three voted against her appointment.

Christchurch mayor considers wading in to save art bridge designs

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel has criticised plans for a new Avon River bridge and believes one of the scrapped competition designs could be ...

No powers to prevent Gun City opening new mega store in Christchurch

Gun City owner David Tipple is defending his new Christchurch mega store against community backlash, saying the business is a "legitimate activity". The new ...

 17 Jul 2019 
Saudi king funding Christchurch terror attack victims' trip to Mecca

Saudi Arabia's king is paying for 200 people affected by the Christchurch mosque shootings to fly to Mecca. Salman bin Abdulaziz​ issued a directive this week ...

 17 Jul 2019 

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