Christchurch Scoop

Archive for August, 2018

Metro Sports Facility groundworks underway

Press Release – Otakaro Limited

Work to prepare the Metro Sports Facility site for construction is now underway.

March Menard Joint Venture has today begun installing the first of around 8000 in-ground stone columns to prepare the site for main construction work to begin in 2019. Read more »

Official Opening of Wigram Station

Press Release – Fire and Emergency NZ

Today, the Internal Affairs Minister, Tracey Martin officially opened a new $7.4 million fire station in Wigram, Christchurch. Read more »

SMC Bulletin – Stabilising methane not enough

Press Release – Science Media Centre

Stabilising methane not enough

New research released by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton highlights the impact methane from New Zealand’s livestock has on global warming. Read more »

Water Shortage Direction for Opihi River and tributaries

Press Release – Environment Canterbury

Water Shortage Direction for Opihi River and tributaries

31 August 2018

A Water Shortage Direction for the Opihi River and its tributaries – which includes the Opuha River and Lake Opuha – is in effect from Saturday 1 September for 14 days. Read more »

Arrest following Christchurch service station robbery

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Please attribute to Detective Sergeant Daniel Isherwood:

Christchurch Police have arrested a 27-year-old man following the aggravated robbery of the Challenge service station on Blighs Road, Christchurch at around 8.20pm on Friday 24 August. Read more »

Navy Man to Command New Zealand’s Joint Forces

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

31 August 2018
In 1984, Marlborough Boys’ College student Jim Gilmour had two months to go before finishing school, and no idea what to do after that. Read more »

Sky Tower lights up for Blue September

Press Release – SKYCITY


31 August 2018
The Sky Tower will be one of many iconic New Zealand landmarks to glow blue for Blue September, the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s national awareness campaign. Read more »

Electric scooters set to zip into city

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

Electric scooters may soon hit Christchurch streets.

Lime Technology has applied to the Christchurch City Council for a permit to run a user pays, app-based e-scooter share service from mid-September, initially for a three-month pilot period. Read more »

Back-to-back wins for Christchurch conductor

Press Release – Dame Malvina Major Foundation

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Record transport investment to get NZ moving and save lives

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Phil Twyford

Minister for Transport
31 August 2018

Record transport investment to get New Zealand moving and save lives Read more »

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