Christchurch Scoop

Archive for March, 2012

Atkinson leads Brother International Rally of Whangarei over

Press Release – Rally Whangarei

Australian Chris Atkinson has a lead of nearly one minute over Swedish driver Per-Gunnar Andersson in the 2012 Brother International Rally of Whangarei after a day of lead changes and troubles for top contenders. New Zealander Emma Gilmour holds third place … Read more »

Christchurch young blades take rowing’s top prizes

Press Release – Rowing New Zealand

Junior rowing’s top two prizes – the Aon Maadi Cup for boys and the Levin Jubilee Cup for girls – are heading to Christchurch after major wins for Christ’s College boys and St Margaret’s girls. It was a remarkable result for a rowing region hard … Read more »

NZSAS Soldier’s Bravery to Be Recognised Posthumously

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

During the presentation of the NZ Memorial Cross to the family of Lance Corporal Leon Smith, the Prime Minister today announced that he would also become the latest recipient of the Charles Upham Award for Bravery. Read more »

Man surrenders to AOS

Press Release – New Zealand Police

At around 1pm today a man is alleged to have pointed a rifle at a vehicle outside an address in Woolston, Christchurch. Christchurch police secured the area and the Armed Offender Squad (AOS) was called out. Read more »

2012 Music Managers Awards – Prizes announced

Press Release – MMF

There are a lot of misconceptions about what a music manager does so the Annual Music Managers Awards aims to recognise the reality… along with dispelling a few of the myths along the way. Read more »

Quake Policies Testaments to Overuse of Discretionary Power

Press Release – Quake Outcasts

Christchurch, New Zealand – Recent quake zoning announcement made by the government continues the trail of secretive decision making. Confidence in Cera’s and the government’s policy-making is being eroded by their own actions. Read more »

INZ 2012 Innovation in Irrigation Award finalists announced

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

With less than a week to the IrrigationNZ Conference and Expo in Timaru the three finalists in the IrrigationNZ 2012 Innovation in Irrigation Award in association with Aqualinc have been announced. Read more »

New transport funding tools needed to boost development

Press Release – NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

“Weaknesses in our transport network demonstrated by road and rail closures around Gisborne and the Manawatu Gorge coupled with a multi-billion funding gap in Auckland and an unidentified capital need Canterbury all expose the huge challenge … Read more »

Joyous spirit at CPIT graduation

Press Release – CPIT

Summing up the spirit of CPIT’s autumn graduation, Bachelor of Nursing graduate Faduma Mohammed was enthusiastic about the event. “I feel so good, my heart is going fast, I’m so excited and everyone is here!” she said. Read more »

Christchurch Schools Jump Aboard the Fitness Trail

Press Release – Youthtown

Fitness trails were officially launched Thursday 29 March at Aranui High School and Linwood College. The launches are part of a national fitness trail initiative being rolled out by Youthtown to encourage physical exercise and health for New Zealand … Read more »

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