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Labour steal back Chch seat from quake minister
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The Labour Party have seized back the Christchurch Central electorate in possibly the city's most exciting contest. Labour candidate Duncan Webb won the seat by just over 2200 votes from incumbent Nicky Wagner, who is Minister for Greater Christchurch ...
Will another National Government mean anything different for Christchurch?The Press

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Future perfect: Christchurch can pioneer autonomous vehicles and ...
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Can Christchurch reinvent itself as an international testbed for green innovation? The council thinks it has made a good start.

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 23 Sep 2017 

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Christchurch wedding party comes to aid of woman trapped in burning car
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Members of a Christchurch wedding party smashed a window to help console a woman who was trapped in her crashed, burning car. Johnny Parkins said the car crashed into a traffic light pole and flipped upside down at the intersection of Main South Rd and ...

 23 Sep 2017 

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Two Christchurch shops robbed within 15 minutes, police say
The Press
A knife-weilding man threatened a Christchurch dairy attendant before fleeing with cash, police say. Officers were called to a dairy on Woodham Rd in Linwood at 8.20pm on Saturday, a police spokeswoman said. A man had threatened staff with a knife and ...


The Press
Car thief hostage drama ends in arrests in Christchurch
The Press
A 30-year-old man faces serious charges after allegedly stealing a car and threatening the driver with a gun in Christchurch. Police said the man threatened the driver of a blue Holden commodore in Hawdon St, Sydenham with a pistol on Saturday morning.
Alleged gunman in custody after Christchurch car-jacking and police ...New Zealand Herald

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 23 Sep 2017 

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The Changeover: How post-earthquake Christchurch's spirit was channelled into a YA classic
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Monday night will mark the realisation of a long-held dream for Miranda Harcourt and Stuart McKenzie. The Kiwi film-makers will join a packed house at Christchurch's Isaac Theatre Royal for the world premiere of their adaptation of Margaret Mahy's ...

 23 Sep 2017 

The Press
Noisy basketball court turning Christchurch woman into a wreck
The Press
A Christchurch woman claims the thumping of basketballs from a nearby half-court is turning her into a wreck – and she wants it gone before she's driven from her home. Linda Callaghan has made "three or four" submissions on the Fairway Reserve court to ...

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 22 Sep 2017 

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Lack of communication during Christchurch's Port Hills fires angers resident who lost home
The Press
In an email sent on February 15 at 5.11pm, a staffer from Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel's office wrote: "Lianne notes that we haven't had an update from the Selwyn EOC [emergency operations centre] since about 10 this morning. Need more regular ...

 22 Sep 2017 

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Faster repopulation needed in central Christchurch for business survival
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Christchurch has been warned it must speed up its central city population growth if new enterprises are to survive. Post-earthquake, authorities set a target of 20,000 inner city residents by the year 2024. Statistics New Zealand estimates the ...

 22 Sep 2017 

The Press
Revitalised Christchurch central city still seen as fragile
The Press
Dwarfing any of the Crown or council anchor projects in cost, it is central Christchurch's retail precinct. New shopping complexes are open on three of its four blocks, and public enthusiasm has led to winding first-day queues and renewed tenant interest.

 22 Sep 2017 

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