Christchurch Scoop

Accord Says Strong Pipeline Forecast Shows Industry Can Prepare For Future

Press Release – Construction Sector Accord

The Construction Sector Accord says that forecasts of a strong construction industry pipeline show that the sector can and must prepare for a different future. Read more »

NZ Agricultural Show – After Physical Event Cancelled For Second Year, Television Show Made Instead!

Press Release – The New Zealand Agricultural Show


Celebrating the backbone of our country

The New Zealand Agricultural Show has been resurrected into an uplifting one hour television special celebrating our great rural characters. The television special was created after the on the ground event in Christchurch was cancelled for the second consecutive year. Read more »

Timaru Port Workers Issue Seventh Strike Notice

Press Release – Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Members of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) working at the Port of Timaru have this afternoon issued a seventh strike notice following on from the six issued to date. Read more »

The Performance Arcade 2022 – Come Join The Magic Of Performance Art, 17-27 February!

Press Release – The Performance Arcade

The Performance Arcade is a beloved free, award-winning summer festival of live art, music and performance that delights art enthusiasts and passers-by and visitors to Te Whanganui-a-Tara every year. Read more »

Making A Difference Awards Winners Announced At General Insurance Breakfast

Press Release – ANZIIF

The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) is delighted to announce the winners of the Making a Difference Awards for General Insurance, Claims and New Zealand categories. Read more »

88% Of Eligible New Zealanders Fully Vaccinated; 135 Community Cases; 76 People In Hospital, 7 In ICU

Press Release – Ministry of Health

There have now been more than 3.7 million My Vaccine Passes issued, including more than 82,000 on Sunday. The first weekend with My Vaccine Passes in use went smoothly, with no major issues reported. Read more »

Porirua Prefect And Rugby Player Named Skills Active 2021 Māori Sports Scholar

Press Release – Skills Active

Talented high school athlete and aspiring engineering student Cody Lokotui has been awarded the Skills Active Māori Sports Scholarship for 2021. Read more »

New Funding To Assess Impact Of On-farm Plantings On Beneficial Insects

Press Release – Plant and Food Research

Plant & Food Research and co-investment partners welcome the $2.2 million of Government funding for a new project ‘Beneficial Biodiversity for the Greater Good’, just announced by Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor. Read more »

Unique Partnership To Enhance Soil Health And Test Regen Ag Practices

Press Release – Synlait

New research on farms across New Zealand will measure and provide farmers tools to enhance soil health, including identifying where regenerative agriculture practices can make a difference. Read more »

Arrest Made Following Christchurch Homicide

Press Release – New Zealand Police

An arrest has been made today in relation to the alleged murder of an 18-year-old man in Christchurch.

A 16-year-old youth has been charged with murder. Read more »