Christchurch Scoop

Archive for January, 2020

Kicking the stadium can down the road

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

There was one major project left out of Labour’s hyped up infrastructure announcement this week, a new stadium for Central Christchurch, National’s Greater Christchurch Regeneration spokesperson Nicky Wagner says. Read more »

E-bike trial coming soon

Press Release – New Zealand Police

On 12 February selected officers in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin will take to the roads on e-bikes to trial them as a new tool to help keep our roads safe. Read more »

Waitangi Day marked by community events

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern

Prime Minister
Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage

31 January 2020 PĀNUI PĀPĀHO
New Zealanders will come together at community events across local marae, parks, schools and atop maunga to commemorate Waitangi Day, Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern said today. Read more »

Further screening needed as outbreak ramps up

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Michael Woodhouse – Health

31 January 2020
The World Health Organisation’s decision to declare the coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern reinforces National’s call for the Government to increase its efforts to prevent the spread of the virus to New Zealand, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. Read more »

Parris Goebel looking for singers and dancers for Expo 2020

Press Release – Expo 2020

Parris Goebel is looking for singers and dancers to join her at
Expo 2020 Dubai

‘Voice of Youth’ audition dates announced along with exciting internship opportunities. Read more »

The Guilty Feminist Podcast returns to New Zealand

Press Release – Elephant Publicity

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Government’s Firearm Law Handling Labelled “Disastrous”

Press Release – Council of Outdoor Recreation Associations of NZ

An opinion article on the website of the Council of Outdoor Recreation Associations of NZ (CORANZ) has labelled government handling of a firearm law bill rushed through following the Christchurch mosque terrorist attack allegedly by an Australian gunman as clumsy, disastrous and a cynically undemocratic way by government”. Read more »

Recycling breakthrough set to save environment from acid

Press Release – University of Canterbury

An industrial prototype to recycle acid waste from Christchurch’s galvanised steel industries is just the beginning for researchers at the University of Canterbury who have a global vision for their eco innovation. Called Zincovery, their exciting project is a finalist for Callaghan Innovation’s prestigious C-Prize. Read more »

Missing person, Southshore, Christchurch

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Safer Communities Together

“Missing person, Southshore, Christchurch”

Police are appealing for sightings of 14-year-old Jacob Scott. Read more »

Media Coverage of the Christchurch Mosque Attacks

Press Release – Dr Gavin Ellis


New Zealand and Australian media coverage of the Christchurch mosque attack was poles apart, according to two researchers. Read more »

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