Christchurch Scoop

Super Saturday COVID-19 Vaccination Data Update

Press Release – Ministry of Health

Yesterday was Super Saturday, and what a success it was! A huge number of people across the country went out and got their COVID-19 vaccination.

  • 85% of New Zealanders have now had their first dose, up 2% on Super Saturday.
  • 65% of the population are fully vaccinated, up 3% on Super Saturday.

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Super Māori Turnout For Super Saturday

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Peeni Henare
Associate Minister of Health (Māori Health)

Māori have put a superb effort into mobilising to get vaccinated over Super Saturday, with thousands rolling up their sleeves to protect themselves, their whānau and communities from COVID-19, Associate Health Minister Peeni Henare says. Read more »

Concerns Raised Over Council 2016 Decision Approving Townhouse Or Apartment On Chateau On The Park Land

Press Release – Helen Broughton and Barbara Stew


As two former Christchurch City Councillors we were devastated to learn that the Christchurch City Council had approved a non-notified resource consent in 2016 for a 52-unit townhouse or apartment complex to be built on two pieces of theChateau on the Park grounds on the north side of the hotel. Read more »

Researchers Produce Stunning Images – NIWA

Press Release – NIWA

A break in the clouds in a remote Fiordland valley and a chance encounter with a jellyfish under the Antarctic ice provide just some of the highlights from this year’s NIWA Staff Photography competition. Read more »

41 Community Cases Of COVID-19; Two New Cases In Managed Isolation

Press Release – Ministry of Health

41 community cases of COVID-19; two new cases in managed isolation; 69,582 doses of vaccine delivered so far during Super Saturday Read more »

Man charged in relation to shooting north of Dunedin

Press Release – New Zealand Police

15 October

Detective Inspector Stu Harvey:

A 24-year-old man has been charged in relation to a shooting at a Coast Road,
Karitane property this afternoon. Read more »

Squash NZ Sign With New Local Apparel Supplier Featuring Paul Coll And Squash Specific Designs

Press Release – Squash New Zealand

Squash New Zealand is getting behind a local brand which truly gives back to the sport.

Iwi Athletica is the new official apparel supplier to Squash NZ with squash specific designs and worn by New Zealand’s own British Open champion Paul Coll who assisted in the development of the clothing. Read more »

New Zealand Ambassador To France Announced

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta today announced the appointment of Caroline Bilkey as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to France and the OECD. Read more »

Pop-up Vaccination Centre A ‘shot In The Arm’ For Lincoln University Campus Community

Press Release – Lincoln University

Lincoln University is pitching in to take the Canterbury region’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout to the next level by hosting a drop-in vaccination event for students, staff and their families and friends on Monday 18 October. Read more »

Terror-Fi Film Festival To Celebrate Its Fifth Anniversary With ‘in Cinema’ And ‘online’ Screenings

Press Release – Terror-Fi Film Festival

The Terror-Fi Film Festival turns five this year and launched its 2021 line-up this week; with Wellington tickets on sale now. Read more »