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Stuff.co.nz
Christchurch reinstated as refugee settlement location
Stuff.co.nz
Prativa (second from left) and Bishnu Pokhrel, with their daughters, Biplata, 15, Babita, 8, and son Bipul, 3. Bishnu, who arrived in New Zealand as a refugee in 2006, has welcomed news Christchurch will be a resettlement area for the first time since ...

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 18 Aug 2018 

The Press
Pollution blamed as Christchurch waterways fall short of quality standards
The Press
Christchurch's waterways are failing to meet quality standards and urban pollution is to blame, scientists say. The Heathcote River is of most concern, with one small tributary stream having the unhealthiest water in the city, monitoring of five river ...

 17 Aug 2018 

The Press
Rangiora High School First XV to take on Christchurch Boys' High in first ever UC Championship semi final
The Press
Rangiora High School 1st XV is calling on all its supporters to turn out in full force wearing green and gold as they once again take on Christchurch Boys' High School in the UC Championship semi-final on Saturday. This will be the first time Rangiora ...

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 17 Aug 2018 

Newstalk ZB
Christchurch homeowner calls on Council to investigate water cylinder damage
Newstalk ZB
There has been a massive hike in water cylinder replacements in recent months in Christchurch, with the finger being pointed at the level of chlorine in the city's water as the cause. Kelly Sheppard noticed her water cylinder was leaking yesterday ...

 17 Aug 2018 

Stuff.co.nz
Helen Clark to feature at upcoming Word Christchurch festival
Stuff.co.nz
Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark is a last minute addition to a writers and readers festival in Christchurch. Clark will join the line-up of local and international speakers at the biennial WORD Christchurch festival, which will run from ...

 17 Aug 2018 

The Press
Christchurch Botanic Gardens to be lit up all year round
The Press
Christchurch city councillor Vicki Buck has defended spending nearly $1 million of ratepayers' money to light up part of the Botanic Gardens year round. The Christchurch City Council is spending $900,000 on "creative lighting" in the Armstrong Lawn ...

 16 Aug 2018 

The Press
New 'thinker in residence' announced for Christchurch
The Press
Tel Aviv Foundation chief executive Hila Oren will be the city's first thinker in residence, an initiative just announced by the Christchurch Foundation. The entrepreneur has been part of the ongoing project elevating Tel Aviv's standing as a global ...

 16 Aug 2018 

The Press
Christchurch's Quarryman's Trail cycleway finished
The Press
A student crosses at the Barrington Rd cycle crossing, part of the now-complete Quarryman's Trail cycleway. It took a little longer than expected, but Christchurch's latest cycleway has fully opened. Stage one of the Quarryman's Trail, which runs ...

 16 Aug 2018 

The Press
Shakeup planned for Christchurch's public transport network
The Press
The plan was developed by the Greater Christchurch Public Transport Joint Committee, made up of representatives from ECan, local councils, the NZ Transport Agency and the Christchurch DHB. Previous versions of the plan were written by ECan alone.

 16 Aug 2018 

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